Cognizant Technology Solutions Interview Experience - Pune, January 4, 2014
I am sunny Demlani, and want to share my selection at cognizant.
I registered online for cognizant through AMCAT, and after 2 weeks I got a Hall ticket in my email ID by aspiringminds..
My online written was scheduled on 26 dec,2013 at Balaji inst. of modern management, Pune.
There was around 1200 students were present for written test which consist of 55 question(25-english, 14-res, 16-quant) . After the test they told us, "we will mail you your results if you cleared the test".
After 4 days(on 30 DEC, 2013) I received an email from aspiring minds that "you have cleared the written and your interview will be on 4 Jan 2014 at cognizant, SB road, Pune.
I reached at the venue at 9 AM sharp.(around 220 students were present there for interview)
My number came around 3 O' clock.
My tech interviewer was very jolly nature person and I was feeling very comfortable with him during the interview.
Me: May I come in Sir?
Sir: yes, come in .
Me: I shook hand with intrviewer and wished him.
Sir: have a seat.
Me: Thank you sir.
Sir: How are you doing?
Me: I am doing well, thank you.
Sir: What are you hobbies?
Me: playing Chess and meditation.(I thought its tech or HR)
Sir: recently which tournament held at India and who won(for chess).
Me: told(and gossip started aoubt chess mainly about magnus karlsen(chess player))
sir: introduce yourself?
Sir: oh! are you from haridwar. What about weather over there? is it in negative?
Sir: tell me about your final year poject and program used in that?
Me: told and explained( anyone going for intrvw, prepare this part and explain properly).
Sir: rate Yourself in programming.
Me : 8 out of 10 (in c/C++).
Sir: write a prog of pointer. take a value in it and print the value using pointer as well as the address of that location.
Sir: a prog on swaping?
Sir: can you make a Query in SQL?
Me: I studied SQL but have to recollect.
Sir: then try for this query(he had given me a query of joining of two tables in which there were two departments in each table and I have to print both table(by joining) and max salary of each department)
Me: I couldn't write that query.
Sir: its OK, so do you kw about Gates and can you draw a truth table of NAND Gate?
Me: I explained truth table of all the Gates. Started with basic OR gate.(I smiled internally bcoz digital electronics is my favorite subject)
Sir: Ok i have done. Any ques for me?
Me: since how long you are working for cts, and designation?
Sir: 6 years and before that i had worked at cummins, and I am a project manager in cts.(he smiled).
(I also smiled).
Sir: OK sunny thank you and wait outside.
Me: Thank you sir, and it was nice meeting you.
while I set at outside, a guy came to me and told me that you have cleared Tech round now go for the HR round.
HR round: (approx 120 students were qualified for HR round out of approx 220(I don't kw exact number of students its just guess))
The HR was sweet and nice young lady. I was feeling nervous before getting into the interview room but after looking at HR's smiley face my nervousness vanished away.
I just opened the door!
Me: good eve mam.
HR: g eve. have a seat.
Me: thank you mam.
HR: Introduce yourself.
HR: oh! are you from haridwar? I am from xyz. so tell me something about haridwar?
HR: when did you come in Pune and what are you doing here?
HR: what is your strength and explain?
Me: told and explained with an example.(i thought she is not satisfied with my example)
HR: any other example.
Me: I thought and couldn't give her any other example(guys practice for that)
HR: OK, tell me about your family, business and source of income?
HR: (Meanwhile she was checking my mark-sheets of B-Tech, 12th,10th and calculating the percentage by her mobile phone and asked)- you did your schooling from Hindi medium(state board) so what do you do to improve English and how did you manage English in engineering college?
HR: do you have any relocation problem?
Me: no mam, You can relocate me any where.
HR: Chennai and Coimbatore?
Me: OK mam, no prob.
HR: in which technology you want to work.
Me: I can work in any tech which you assign to me.
HR: In Support.
Me: yes mam.
HR: Are you sure! in this we have to talk with our foreign clients.
Me: Yes mam (whatever she was telling to me my answer was always yes)
HR: OK, do you have any ques for me.
Me:(I asked same ques what I asked in tech round) i.e. Since how long you are working for cts and your designation?
HR: 3.5 years and I am Assistant Executive HR.
(then we both stopped a while and then she said)"I think you wont's ask me my name by the way I am xyz."(at that moment we exchanged our smile)
HR: Ok, thank you sunny.
Me: thank you mam and it was nice meeting you.
After both of the rounds(tech/HR) i asked about the results to the coordinators of aspiring minds.
He replied-"we will mail you within a week if you got selected".
And in the evening of 7 Jan, 2014 , I got a mail from cts that you have got selected.(that is the precious new year gift for me.)
Thank you AMCAT/aspiring minds, cts and Thank you guys and all the best for your future.
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