Cognizant Interview Experience - kochi, March 17 2014
I am a B-Tech pass out of 2013 batch in AEI. I have entered a reputed bank coaching centre as soon as I finished my graduation. Because I had no intention of getting into the software field. Unfortunately, the banks didn't call for a massive recruitment which was widely expected by the bank job seekers like me. And followed by this, I got to know about the upcoming CTS recruitment. I registered through shredskerala. Com and attended the aptitude test on march 17, 2014 at Kochi.
CTS - recruitment process consists of three rounds:
1. Online Test.
2. Technical Interview.
3. HR Interview.
In written test there were 3 sections (55 questions- 55 marks- 55 mins).
Guys, I am extremely sorry that I don't remember the duration and no.of questions in each section. Total time was 55 mins (I guess the pattern was somewhat like 20 min-19 min-16 min. I am not sure). The only drawback of the test was that we can't skip to the next question without answering the current one. That means we can't keep the questions which we feel confused, to the end thinking to answer them at last. ANSWER THIS 1, GO TO NXT1. That's it.
Since I had attended bank coaching, the aptitude was quite easy. An added advantage was that there wasn't any negative mark. I could finish each section in the allotted time successfully and I owe this to my bank coaching. Try to give each question AT MOST 45 minutes. Whatever happens, don't take more than 1 min for a question. If you are too much confused about the question, don't just hang around that particular one. At that time, you just try for a random answer along with seeking help from the GOD almighty. He will guide you (Telling from my own experience).
The result was announced 3 days later and I was really excited to see my name on the list. Around 500 candidates were selected for the interview which was held 1 week later, on April 1. Yeah, that's right. I was destined to attend the 1st interview in my life on the APRIL FOOL day.
I prepared for the technical interview, recollecting my basic lessons on C and C++, My favourite subject, My projects, seminar reports and certain things about the internship attended.
My guide to the HR interview was IndiaBix. I went through the most asked HR questions given along with its answers on IndiaBix. It proved to be very helpful @ the time of HR.
In the TECH interview, I was asked the following:
1. About me (Sure question in both rounds).
2. About my projects and my role (I was a bit nervous since this was my 1st interview. Somehow I managed to pretend confidence. I was told by my experienced friends, to maintain an eye contact with the interviewer. But I always felt difficulty in assimilating my ideas together while maintaining an eye contact with the other person. So I looked away from his face while gathering the answers for about 30 seconds and so and then said my answers looking at him. I felt comfortable in doing so.
3. He asked if I knew about data base concepts. I told him that I knew only the basic concepts of C and C++. He said that would do.
4. He then asked me to write 2 simple programs: 1) to find sum of 2 nos 2) to find factorial of a no. I did them confidently.
5. He asked whether I could relocate anywhere. I said am ok with any place.
6. About my ambition.
That was my tech. By gods grace it was fine.
In the HR,
1. About me.
2. About my family.
3. About my single child status.
4. About my hobbies.
5. Why I haven't been working this long? (I told:" I made a decision not to jump into the 1st opportunities that come along. I took time to think about what I want to do and where I want to do it and then looked for companies that provided good opportunities").
6. About relocation?
That was it.
Results were announced 4 days later and I was selected.
Thank god, grandparents, parents, friends, siblings and IndiaBix.
All the best guys. God bless.
Don't be nervous. Be confident.
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