CTS PATTERN & INTERVIEW - 11 MAY 2007 - AHMEDABAD
For all those aspirants wanting to go in Cognizant or CTS whatever b d name.. here I share wid u my experience of d whole journey of getting thru d selection process.
The Written test was conducted on 11th May @ 8.30 pm in our college followed by a very nice PPT. The PPT itself was very dynamic n interesting. The written test had d following format. The paper was from Merit Trac
SECTION - I English (20 mins)
- 2 Reading Comprehension
- Find the incorrect sentences
- Find the correct sentences
- Jumbled sentences which u have to arrange in an order
SECTION - II (30 mins)
-5 ques on Binary nos
(if 1 is replaced by $ and 0 by * so how is lcm of 56,45 represented as ?)
-Problem on Cubes
-3 sums on maths
-Statement and Assumptions
-a problem on Venn Diagram
-Puzzle (arrangements problems)
SECTION - III (20 mins)
-Statement - Conclusion
-find the decision sentence from d given sentence much like statement conclusion but u got to read n interpret instead of drawing venn diagrams
-Pick the odd one out
-Fig coming next in d series
-one puzzle again
The written test was preceeded by filling up d ans sheet wid some details. v ver told der was no negative marking and der was sectional cutoff. The time is very less for each section esp for English so pls speed up n attempt ques first u knew n leave d ques u dnt know for some last min wild guesses. in Eng do RC @ d end only else u vl lose a lot of time in dat. I cleared d written test among 146 ppl clearing from my college.....
The interview was scheduled on d next day on 12th May from 9.am onwards n my turn came @ 11.10. My intervw lasted for around 20 mins. here r some conversations I remember from d intervw.
Interviewer : So u have written here @ ssc n hsc percentage rite? u have done BCA?
Me : yes sir
Interviewer : So purvi, Tell me something @ urself
Me : I spoke academics, family background, strength weakness, hobbies
Interviewr: Have u done any proj in bca ?
Me: yes a minor proj
Interviewr: tell me @ data proj.explain
Me : I explained d whole thing... blah blah
Interviewr:whose idea was there behind d proj?
Me : mine initially
Interviewr:Have u done any proj in MCA?
Me : yes n explained d whole thing
he was not much convinced so asked me more @ d proj n a ill bit technical details @ d proj. I explained well again.
Interviewr:Are u ready to travel in ne part of India?
Me : initially yes sir. I don't have new problem in wherever ur company sends u
Me: It has been my dream co since d first day of my college. whn my senrs told data dey r placed in cogni on orientation day I was inclined to knew more @ d co n got to knew from its website. I also explained a lil bit @ my fav subject on compilers n all. He also asked me @ having A.Cs in classrooms n all n appreciated d environment of our college
Interviewr:What d u knew @ cognizant
Me : I have heard a lot of positive feedbacks from my sends n work satisfaction n all....
Interviewr:How d u keep urself updated wid latest technology
Me : I said I read technology magazines in my college library n get newsletters on technology. dnt rely much on internet for it. magazines r a good medium for me I spoke a lot @ d company as it being my dream co.
Interviewr:Do u have ne questions to ask?
Me : Yes sir, I wud like to knew @ training prog in ur co.. n if our duration of training can b shortened based on our performance evaluation.
He explained me why its not posb in their co. n also told me dat v get to learn from employees of their co who have 5-11 yrs of work exp.
Me : May I knw ur name sir?
He told me his name
Interviewr:All the best Purvi!
Me : Thank u sir
After a prolonged wait from 11.30 till 5.00 the results ver finally announced @ 5.15. They selected 60 students out of 146 n phew.... my name was announced n I got selected!!!!!!!!!
It was a very nice exp. going thru d whole process. Folks I wud say data don't b disheartened by ne prev or current rejections from d co. these ppl r only looking for a good combi of lil technical skills n a good communication skills. they c d confidence n positive attitude in u. also how much u r presentable. So have a confident outlook n a cheering face.even i was rejected in technical round of TCS on prev day but dnt let such failures obstruct u. try hard to clear d written n have a good approach to giving d intervw.Good communication skills matter a lot. have a tension free mind n u can crack it. BEST OF LUCK to all aspirants....
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