Cognizant(CTS) Interview Process - Sinhgad Institute, Pune 6th Sept 2016
* Round 1: Aptitude
This round was conducted by AMCAT consisting 3 Main sections.
1) Quantitative (Simple questions But Speed and accuracy matters in this section.)
2) Logical (Easiest Section. Practice from IndiaBix is more than enough.)
3) Verbal (Read Eng. Newspapers lot, Increase your vocabulary and reading speed)
* Round 2: Technical interview
Int: Tell me about yourself.
Me: Told. (Mentioned my Goals and achievements)
Int: Tell me about your project.
Me: Told. (also answered all cross questions till interviewers satisfaction)
Int: Which is your favorite subject?
Me: Told. (One must be prepared for this question and at least one subject)
As I am from E&TC background he asked me some questions from that domain like diff. in (AM and FM), Amplifiers, Resistor color code identification and also asked me What is Centrifugal Force? :) to check switching speed of my mind.
Int: Can you write a program?
Me: Yes, sir. (Little nervous!)
Int: (Given me page With program statement)
Me: (After 1-2 minute scratching on paper), Sir right now I am now able to write whole code, but I can tell you perfect logic for this program.
Int: Okay, tell me logic.
Int: (Moved to Data structures as I was mentioned it in my resume) Do you know Linked List, Types and difference between them?
Int: Do you know SQL and Database (DBMS)?
Me: Sir as I am from E&TC background I am not familiar with these languages right now but Going to learn these in upcoming 2-3 months as We are going to use in our BE project;)
Int: What is 3G and 4G?
Me: Told..(With the current topic of Reliance Jio)
Int: Do you know about Types of testing?
Me: Ummm. I have heard about Black box testing, White box testing But I really don't know any details about it. (Be Honest, If you stuck in the cross questions it makes bad impression)
Int: You stood first in Paper Presentation Competition right? (From my resume)
Int: What was your topic?
Result: Selected :)
* Round 3: HR interview
Int: Good afternoon. How was your day?
Me: (With tired expression) It was full of waiting. But I met many new people today.
Int: (Going through my resume) After 10th your score is Decreased consistently. Why? (To check our expressions and body language.)
Me: Told. (Justified how knowledge of current affairs and technology is important with academic studies. Also told I am Good Guitarist.)
Int: You are from E&TC background, Why Software industry?
Me: Told. (Field of interest)
Int: Ready to relocate? why?
Int: Any Questions from your side?
Int: (Given me one sheet of terms and conditions and asked me to sign if I agreed.)
Me : (Took 15-20 Sec to read all conditions) And said Fine sir No problem.
Int: Good, then sign it.
Me: Signed. (With feeling that am I selling myself)
Int: So Kausubh, See you at Cognizant.
Me: Surprised with big smile on my face and stood up to go.
Int: If you are get selected.
Me: (Shocked for 2-3 sec) with little confidence said, sir I think I will be get selected:).
Int: Let see.
Me: Nice to meet you.
Int: Me too.
Result: Selected and Placed:).
Moral: Interviewer has so many things to ask you. You can not prepare 100% for interview. Just be confident, Honest and show you are open to learning new things. What will ask is the external factor which is not in our hand But We have an opportunity to prove yourself and show them how Important are we for their organisation. (Just think this before entering the Interviewers cabin).
All the Best..!!
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