Cognizant Technology Solutions (CTS) - Shri RamSwaroop Memorial Group of Professional Colleges, Lucknow, 29-March-2014
The entire selection procedure was divided into 3 rounds,
A. Online test.
B. Technical interview.
C. HR interview.
A. The online test was just like a piece of cake, full of easy to medium level questions of logical reasoning, number series, and encoding-decoding. The English part was also very easy and did not require any special preparation.
The entire test had 2 parts:
A) Analytical section-30 questions in 30 minutes.
B) English section - 25 questions in 30 minutes.
The only thing you have to be careful about is time. Try to attempt all the questions, as there is no negative marking in the test.
B. The next round which you will have to face after clearing the online aptitude test will the technical round.
In the technical round, be prepared with all the core subjects if you're a CSE student. Apart from C and basic Java, (which is asked from students of all eligible branches) , a CSE student is expected to answer basic questions from DBMS, Data Structures, Operating Systems, Computer Networks and Software Engineering.
In my technical round, I was asked the following questions:
1. Hello, please introduce yourself.
2. Explain the logic of Bubble sort and write a pseudo code for the algorithm.
3. Write a program to swap any given number. The interviewer swapped two statements that I wrote, and then asked the effect of swapping on the output thereafter.
4. Write a program to check if a given number/string is a palindrome or not.
5. Concept of keys in DBMS.
6. What is a function ?
You just need to be confident with what you say, and be clear with the logic of all the programs. Within 5 minutes, you will be told whether you have cleared the TR or not. If you are through, be 95% assured that you're going to get CTS now. :).
C. I got through the TR and my HR round went as follows :
1. Hello, what is the meaning of your name ? Do you think you justify it ?
2. Tell me something about your family and academic life.
3. You have been in north India since your birth, what if we locate you to south ?
4. What are your hobbies ? How have they benefited you ?
5. Why CTS ?
6. Any questions from your side ? (Be prepared to face this question in both the TR and HR rounds, better be prepared with a good question beforehand. I asked him about a Cognizant approach, the "Two-in-a-box" idea. ).
That is it. Answer all the questions confidently, you will definitely make through.
A total of 107 students were selected after the online test for interview process, out of which 54 were finally shortlisted, and I was one of them. The selected candidates got a mail of their offer-letter just 2 days after the interview.
Thank you, and good luck!
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