is Varun Reddy and Murali Krishna from EEE, JNTU,
. We are glad to share the experiences of our selection in Cognizant.
Selected for interview----175.
Aptitude------70 questions---------1 hour 10 min---------no negative
Verbal ability-------25 marks-------20 minutes
Quant----------------25 marks-------30 minutes
Logical Reasoning--------------20 marks-------20 minutes
Logical Reasoning---Pick the odd one/analogy/series/direction sense
test, 2-3 puzzles etc.
Quant---Venn diagrams (very
important), Binary numbers problems, inference problems speed /time
The aptitude was conducted by a
based company, MERIT TRAC.
If you are a CAT aspirant, you will get through easily. But if you are not a
cat aspirant, you can get through easily too with a bit of reference from
previous CAT papers or from little preparation from CAT material.
NOT FORGET: (ALWAYS READ THE INSTRUCTIONS GIVEN BY THEM AND FOLLOW THEM
STRICTLY, BECAUSE IF YOU DONíT FOLLOW THEIR RULES, THEY WILL DISQUALIFY YOU
answer sheet has a personal data sheet where in you have to fill the all your
personal information, along with your semester-wise percentage, arrears
(backlogs) (if any) along with other questions like:
do you expect from cognizant?
can Cognizant expect from you?
are your short-term and long-term plans with Cognizant?
personal qualities do you have which will make you successful in
Cognizant?(Ans. Personal strengths)
these questions perfectly and correctly as the interviewer will have your
answer sheet with him and heíll observe your answers for these questions in
the interview. (Actually you may call this as the written HR interview.)
is only one interview round (Both Technical and HR).
good knowledge in C, mainly sorting, searching, data structures, and simple
programs dealing with prime numbers, palindrome numbers and other different
types of numbers.
dealing with technical questions, try to read at least one subject perfectly
and overview of another subject is recommended. The interview will definitely
ask about the technical papers you have presented. Prepare well and be
perfectly acquainted with the paper you have presented. The interviewer will
also ask you about your favorite subject. Be ready for any questions from the
subject you say as your favorite subject and also be ready to say why itís
your favorite subject. We being EEE students recommend other EEE students to
have either Power Systems or Power Electronics as your favorite subject. If
you learn both, it will be well and good.
Be Confidant in your trying to answer, even though you do not know the
right answer. The main criteria for selection in cognizant is your confidence
level. That is what matters the most. At the end of the day it will be your
confidence which will win you the job in Cognizant.