CTS (Cognizant Technology Solutions) Interview Experience - Bhopal, September 18, 2014
So here is my placement experience.
60% and above through out the academics with 5 % relaxation in either 10th or 12th.
2 current backlogs are allowed.
This is the best part of this company giving you a chance by providing relaxation, this was the only company for which I was eligible (there were around 10 companies in DAY 1).
1. Written test.
2. Technical Interview.
WRITTEN TEST :
There were 3 sections:
3. Logical Reasoning.
In English there were 2 passage, around 6 antonym synonyms, sentence improvement, sentence correction. English section was easy.
In Aptitude there were questions from train problems, finding square root etc. Aptitude section was quite tough (I don't remember the tough questions : P).
Reasoning was very easy there were around 4 questions from data sufficiency.
So in all I did brilliantly in Reasoning, good in English but messed up with Aptitude.
And since there was sectional cut-off I accepted the fact that I am not going to get selected because of Aptitude (that was the 1st and the only chance in DAY 1) so I slept for 12 long hours : P.
On the very next day (19th September) I came to know that I cleared my written, was in shock for a while, after result announcement there was an interactive presentation from CTS, I thought I shouldn't waste my time in that time I can prepare for my interview which was scheduled for the next day, but don't know why I attended it and it proved very helpful.
20 September day for TR and HR. I reached the venue around 8: 30 AM and finally called for TR at 4: 30.
(I reached the cabin and saw a 35+ man, got scared how difficult questions he is gonna ask me :().
Me : Good Afternoon Sir.
He : Hello (he smiled for about 5 seconds, that took me away from nervousness).
He: How are you doing ?
Me : I am doing very well sir, thanks.
He : Had your lunch?
Me : No.
He : Breakfast ?
Me : No ?
He smiled why ?
Me : I will eat once I am done with this.
He : Smiled.
He : So tell me something about yourself.
Me : Started with my current stream marks, and told him 10th 12th marks too.
About my achievement.
Short term goal.
Long term goal, I want to share something here,
I said - I saw a presentation yesterday of CTS and there was only one lady pictured in the slide I want to be the next one).
He : (suddenly got interested) Oh ya ya, good good good, can you tell me the name of that lady.
Me : (ohhh teri, : P) sorry sir I forget her name.
He : You forgot ?
Me : Yes sir after I saw that lady I immediately got busy in thinking of my picture on that presentation.
He : Laughed out loudly. But only if you are going to get selected.
Me : Sir this is supposed to me my question when interviewer asks "do you have anything to ask".
He : Laughed you are very interesting.
(at this time I said tata byebye to all my hesitation, he was such a friendly person).
He : (he looked my resume for about 30 seconds) then asked only C, C++?
Me: Sir I know basic concepts of java.
He: Its okhe I will judge you from c++. (he was frequently smiling : ) : ) ).
He : So do you like pointers?
Me : Yea I like them but they are quite dangerous.
He : Why ? always demanding special attention (we both broke out into laugh).
He : Interesting, can you tell me the problems with pointer ?
Me : Give some memory related answer.
He : Ok, what is core dump?
Me : Sir I am 1st time hearing this word.
He : Ok lets make a deal, I will ask you another question if you will answer that one I ll forget that you haven't answered core dump, deal?
Me: Done (both smiled).
He : What is memory leak ?
Me : Answered.
He : He wrote a code and asked me to detect the error. (again concerning pointer).
Me : Did.
He : Declaration of pointer to a function.
Me : Did.
He : Declaration of function returning pointer.
Me : Did.
He : Declaration of array of pointers to function (at this moment all what in my mind was pointer function pointer function. , and got confused).
Me : Please give me few seconds, (he said okhe).
Then I wrote the declaration.
He : Different types of DBMS.
Me : Done.
(suddenly I realized I am fiddling with, donnow since when, I immediately kept the pen aside, he said : Good : P).
He : Linked list and its implementation.
Me : Answered the importance of linked list and was about the write the code when he stopped me.
He : Okhe skip the coding.
He : Know tree?
Me : Yes but I can write the program of binary search tree only no other tree.
He : Okhe.
(there were few more questions very very easy. My technical round was extremely easy).
He : So I am done with my technical section.
Me : (I smiled suddenly and went to a relaxed position which he noticed clearly).
He : He smiled and said relaxing haaa?
We both shared a laughter.
He : So any questions ?
Me : The thing you like most about cts ?
He : Good question, he told me about 2 minutes, in short he liked the opportunities cts provides to its employees.
Me : Okhe sir.
He : So I am done with my interview.
Me : Can I say one things sir.
He : sure.
Me : This is my very first interview and I really enjoyed it.
He : (this time he suddenly got cheerful) ohhh thank you so much.
Me : Thank you sir.
(that was my technical it was for me just a simple conversation : P).
After 10 mins a man told me that you selected go for HR.
After waiting around 1/2 hours I got call for HR.
(here I did mistake after mistake : P).
(mistake 1) I was about to open the door and I slipped : P : P but somehow I took the support of door.
I opened the door and saw a big lady.
Me : Good afternoon mam.
She : Good eveng.
Me : Loooo, I looked my watch it was 5: 30 (here knocks mistake 2 : P).
Me : Smiled.
She : Sit.
Me : , I am sorry mam, Good evening.
She : Smiled again oh its okhee.
She : Tell me the meaning of your name ?
Me : Told her 2 line long meaning of my name : P.
She : Smiled.
She : What qualities do you feel a IT person should posses.
Me : Done.
She : Please read this form and sign if you agree (it was about flexibility and relocation).
Me : Did.
She : Okhe best of luck for you results, thank you.
Me: thank you.
My HR lasted for only 2-3 minutes (that was too short as compared to other).
Results were announced and got selected.
For me technical was very easy, : ).
Best wishes to every one : ).
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