Cognizant Technology Solutions - Hyderabad, DLF building 22 feb 2014.
My name is Madhu, here is my Tech+Hr experience in CTS hyderabad.
I wrote aptitude test through amcat aspiring minds.
Which consists 3 section.
1. English (25 qsns and 25 min time). (comprehension passage 8M, it is easy and 6-8 on vocabulary, 3-4 on grammar, 1 jumbled sentence).
2. Aptitude (16 qsns and 16min). Basic aptitude knowledge is enough.
3. Reasoning (14 qsns and 14min) very easy (2-3 on directions).
Total given time is 55min for 55 questions. (1:1).
After that they mailed the interview date and location (mailed admit card) on 20th. And interview is scheduled on 22feb 2014.
I reached venue by 10:50AM and my reporting time was 11AM. (some people has 8am).
Mine is 2nd batch.
They told us to wait in the conference hall and there were total 550 candidates attended on that day.
They are calling one by one candidate by the name and admit card number to register, they are taking 1 copy of resume and 2 photos and told us to wait for Tech round.
Finally after waiting 4 hrs (i. E around 3PM) they called me for Tech round.
My panel number is 2, and there are more than 15 panels I guess. (I don't know exactly. ).
My Tech Interviewer was middle aged person. (I guess he would have 7+ years experience).
He interviewed me for 40min.
It went like this:
ME: May I come in sir. (with smile).
INTERVIEWER: yes, come in. Take the seat.
ME: Thank you sir.
INTERVIEWER: So madhu you are from MCA.
ME: Yes sir.
INTERVIEWER: describe yourself and your project.
While I am explaining my project, he interrupted me and raised some questions. And I explained him clearly.
INTERVIEWER: what is seed url here?
ME: I said. (it is from my main project).
INTERVIEWER: what is WSDL? (web services).
INTERVIEWER: how can you differentiate WSDL file and HTML file.
(above qsns are related to my project).
INTERVIEWER: what is webserver?
ME: told. (because it is my second project).
INTERVIEWER: OK madhu why don't you make it opensource or sell it to others?
ME: (I laughed politely and said) sir no one will buy this project, because it not fully matured project, I developed it for my self satisfaction.
INTERVIEWER: ok, can we add plugins to it to support server side programming?
ME: no sir, It only works for only static HTML files and text files. We cannot extend it.
INTERVIEWER: on which protocol you developed it TCP or UDP?
INTERVIEWER: what is the diff b/w TCP/IP, and UDP?
ME: TCP and UDP are N/w protocols added (to datapacket) in transport layer. And TCP is connection oriented, where UDP is Not.
INTERVIEWER: what is connection oriented and connection less?
ME: explained it with example.
INTERVIEWER: are you sure?
ME: yes sir, I am 100% sure (confidently).
INTERVIEWER: what does a datapacket contain?
ME: header + data. (and some explanation).
INTERVIEWER: Ok, did you know about all these, C, java/j2ee, shell scripting, linux. ?
ME: yes sir. (because they all are in my resume).
(started from linux).
INTERVIEWER: which command is used to print top of a text file?
ME: Told (before he completed asking the question).
We both smiled (because it is a simple question).
INTERVIEWER: can we change the number of lines to be printed by this command?
ME: yes sir, we can give it as parameter.
INTERVIEWER: which command is used to print bottom of a text file?
ME: same repeated again. (I gave answer before he completed asking).
INTERVIEWER: which command is used to print processes running on linux?
INTERVIEWER: how can you find whether a java process is running in your system or not?
ME: we can use ps command and to find all processes running on linux and we can pipe the data returned from it to a filter like grep or awk etc.
Like : $ ps -aux | grep -i "java".
INTERVIEWER: what is awk, and what is difference between grep and awk.
(as am answering this questions, he keep going dept into Linux).
INTERVIEWER: when your linux system is booting, which commands will be executed.
ME: (I said) I don't know sir. I know about the process which starts first while loading Linux but not command.
INTERVIEWER: when one logged into Linux, how Linux loads user data, because every user would have his own profile and his own processes right?
And he again checked my profile and asked.
INTERVIEWER: How can you validate a WSDL file?
ME: I said, first I'll check the extension.
INTERVIEWER: thats ok, but there is another way?
ME: I said, we can validate it against its schema, specified in w3c website.
Again checked my project and asked.
INTERVIEWER: what is a thread?
INTERVIEWER: did you implemented threads in your application. (in my main project).
ME: yes (and explained).
INTERVIEWER: Ok, how did you overcome synchronization issue?
ME: explained, (locking technique).
And asked some questions APIs like Lucene and Jsoup, because I used them in my main project.
Finally, he asked me.
INTERVIEWER: madhu can give your project to me?
ME: oh sure sir, I will.
(we both exchanged a smile).
INTERVIEWER: ok, madhu I am done with you please wait outside.
ME: Thankyou sir.
After 15 min, amcat co-originator called my name to HR round.
There are 5HR panels.
Again waited for 2hrs.
But my HR round was 2 min only. (you may not believe that).
ME: May I come in sir.
HR: yes, come in. Fast, fast.
(I think he is fried by taking interviews since morning).
HR: Your are from which college?
(I didn't even sat).
ME: from xxx college. (I said it while sitting on chair).
HR: what is your project?
ME: told, that I did two projects.
HR: explain them.
(His intention is to check my comm skills and confident).
HR: do you have any relocation constraints?
ME: No, I am ok with relocation.
HR: I am done with you. (and called "NEXT. " loudly).
(He is repeating only these 3 questions for all candidates).
And amcat coordinator said that result will be mailed in a week.
Thats it guys,
I think it might helps you.
And My suggestion to you is: make your resume as simple as possible. Because they'll ask from your resume only.
If you are confident about a technology then only write it in your resume. Otherwise don't.
I completed it on yesterday, and waiting for their reply. (I hope it''ll +ve).
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