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Cognizant Technology Solutions, Pune 12/01/2013
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Hi every one,
I want to share my interview experience @cogni pune yesterday.
Before that I wanna tell you that before we were sent to cognizant 4 d rounds. our extempo round was held by a consultancy through we got mails. nearly 1500 or more people were there and out of them 600 or so people were shortlisted and hall ticket and doc verification were done.

Talking about the experience in cognizant...Still 700 or more people were there(from other consultancies). There were 5 rounds.

1) GD/Extempo.
2)Aptitude.
3)Technical interview.
4)Voice interview.
5)HR round.

The rounds went all he day 4m 8am..We were not sure whether GD was going on or Extempo..finally @11am my name was called...nearly 15 students in group were called inside..the person taking GD was very cool n calm.he told us to choose any topic by ourselves.the topic should not contain current issues,my role model,about yourself,my mom-dad,about politics,country..he told the topic must be something unique & interesting.& he would ask everyone to speak 4 abt 30sec on it.I chose the topic"Euthanasia".He was very impressed,n carefully listened 2 it. finally after everyone's turn results were announced n I was selected.

Tip4GD/Extempo:-Please have knowledge of current issues,go through unique gd topics..Discuss some few topics with your friend just 4 practicing purpose..speaking improves by it.

Now aptitude round, that was very very easy...it had 55 questions in 1hr comprising of 2 sections-analytical & verbal. Analytical 30 que & verbal 25 verbal..no negative marking , but sectional cut-off of course.

Analytical contained logical statements,coding-decoding,number series,odd man out,figure series,puzzles,DI 5 questions...
verbal contained-2 big passages of 10 que-correct sentences,rearrange sentences,meanings..
Was selected through aptitude again...

Now was the most lively part-interview..my 1st interview ever...I went in
I: "May I come in?"

Interviewer: "please dear"..come come have your seat.
I: thank u sir..

Interviewer: Hey shruti, pls give me some time(he was doing some work).
I: Sure Sir.

Interviewer: OK shruti,how was your gd n apti..
I: said.

Interviewer: OK dear,tell me something about yourself..
I: spoke bla bla....

Interviewer: OK tell me about your project
I:said

Interviewer: he asked were i am 4m,general questions 2 make me comfortable..he was very calm n cool..till den his tea n biscuits came..he offered dem 2 me 3 times..
I: I said no sir...u have it..

Interviewer: OK tell me your hobbies...
I: I said bla bla n drawing...

Interviewer: so u like drawing...wot kind of drawing do u draw??can u draw something 4 me in 5mins...
I: sure sir...drew..till den he was having a look at my resume...done with it

Interviewer: very good and very nice..
I: Thank you sir

Interviewer: OK shruti,actually the project 4 which vr hiring is mainly concerned with travelling 4m places 2 places n night shifts....are you comfortable for relocation and night shifts?(they check whether you are confident or not)..
I: I said yes for relocation but no for night shifts..

Interviewer: anything u wanna ask me or say something about yourself..???
I: no sir.. nothing....

got rejected...the reason when I thought and came 2 know 4m my friend was I should have told yes 4 night shifts...they just check confidence n if at all we have security concern n say no 2 night shifts, then try 2 convince them in other manner how your best suitable 4 that job(I cud speak all dis in the time when he told me at last " anything u wanna ask me or say something about yourself..???")..dis he gave bcos he was expecting some words regarding job confirmation which i didnt understand n got rejected.Of course it was my 1st interview exp,n wud try it wud never happen again...so be confident...if at all u have any concerns or boundaries,say it clearly but convince him how suitable ur 4 dat job...4dis u need 2 speak up...

Would tell shortly wot after tech interview in short...
4th was voice round in which they just check your communication skills..its for ITIS post...
5th round hr round..casual round...document verification and have to speak about yourself...
n den conditional offer letter...2 months training, den directly joining...

Please do read dis article n try not to make the mistakes I have done.I don't anybody to get rejected how I got ,but I got a very good exp... So prepare well,give 100%, be confident...

Indiabix papers helped me a lot to learn..keep referring...:-).

Best luck.

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