Cognizant Syllabus 2018

Cognizant uses both AMCAT for both on campus and Off campus drives. Earlier it used MeritTrac for oncampus but this has been discontinued from september 01, 2018.

Below you this page you will find CTS syllabus 2018 and cognizant Online Test Pattern 2018 for the CTS Written Test Pattern.

Most syllabus website pages on Internet have given incorrect pattern and their syllabus page is same since 2014’s so, we advice you to trust this page completely, if there is any confusion please ask that in comments section and we will answer.

We update our Cognizant Online Test Pattern page as soon as there is any change in syllabus or process within a day, which is why PrepInsta is No.1 placement preparation website in India. Below, you will find all different types for CTS Placement Pattern 2018.

Name of the PaperMarks
Written Test300
Group Discussion0
Technical Interview500
HR Interview200
Total100

CTS Online Test Pattern for Written Exam for Aptitude

All the questions asked in test are available on CTS Preparation Dashboard on our website.

Scroll down below to find syllabus for each of them.

Cognizant test pattern and syllabus 2018 for on campus and off campus recruitments are given below. Based on the role Cognizant is hiring for, the test pattern and syllabus changes accordingly. Cognizant majorly hire for these roles –

  • Programmer Analyst Trainee (CTC: 3.38 LPA)
  • Associate (CTC: 6.5 LPA)
  • Apart from that there is one more role for Analyst Trainee for which the CTS is 2.53 LPA.

Cognizant recruits in large number for this role each year from various colleges. The CTS test pattern for the Cognizant online test (first round) is as below.

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CTS Syllabus On Campus

  • Logical Reasoning
    • Questions – 14
    • Time – 14 mins
  • Quantitative Aptitude
    • Questions – 16
    • Time – 16 mins
  • Verbal Ability
    • Questions – 25
    • Time – 25 mins
  • Automata Fix
    • Questions – 7
    • Time – 20 mins

The next round will a Face to Face Technical interview round and followed by HR round.

Cognizant Syllabus 2018No. of QuestionsTimeDifficultyCut OffCorrect Questions by 75th Percentile
Logical Reasoning1414High70%ile11
Quants1616Medium70%ile12
Verbal English2525Medium75%ile19
Automata Fix720High70%ile4

CTS Placement Pattern 2018 – Section wise Syllabus

Reasoning Syllabus for CTS
  • Deductive Reasoning
    • Coding deductive logic
    • Blood Relation
    • Directional Sense
    • Objective Reasoning
    • Selection decision tables
  • Inductive reasoning
    • Analogy and Classification pattern recognition
    • Coding pattern and Number series pattern recognition
  • Abductive Reasoning
    • Logical word sequence
    • Data sufficiency
  1. Max Score in CTS Question Papers – 15
  2. Questions – 15 Ques
  3. Time – 15 mins(approx that must be used)
Quants Syllabus CTS MeritTrac
  • Basic Mathematics
    • LCM & HCF
    • Divisibility
    • Numbers, decimal fractions and power
  • Applied Mathematics
    • Profit and Loss
    • Simple and Compound Interest
    • Time, Speed and Distance
    • Inverse
  • Engineering Mathematics
    • Logarithms
    • Permutation and Combinations
    • Probability
  1. Max Score CTS Question Papers – 16
  2. Questions – 16 Ques
  3. Time – 16 mins
Cognizant Syllabus 2018 Verbal
  • Vocabulary
    • Synonyms
    • Antonyms
    • Contextual Vocabulary
  • Grammar
    • Error Identification
    • Sentence Improvement & Construction
    • Subject-Verb Agreement
    • Tenses & Articles
    • Preposition & Conjunctions
    • Speech & Voices
  • Reading Comprehension
    • Inferential and Literal Comprehension
    • Contextual Vocabulary
    • Comprehension ordering
  1. Max Score – 25
  2. Questions – 25 Ques
  3. Time – 25 mins

Automata Pro: Simulated coding platform on Data structures, recursion, Arrays and Matrices, Sorting and searching, String manipulation etc.

Cognizant Syllabus for 2018 Off Campus

Direct Off Campus

This is for both 3.38 LPA and 2.53 LPA package.

  • Aptitude
    • Questions – 16
    • Time – 16 mins
  • Logical
    • Questions – 14
    • Time – 14 mins
  • English
    • Questions – 25
    • Time – 25 mins
  • Coding
    • Questions – 2
    • Time – 60 mins
Cognizant Syllabus 2018 Off CampusNo. of QuestionsTimeDifficultyCut OffCorrect Questions by 75th Percentile
Logical Reasoning1414High70%ile10
Quants1616Medium70%ile12
Verbal English2525Medium75%ile20
Coding260Medium70%ile1 Full Ouput

There is one more way via which you can apply to Cognizant Off Campus, which is by giving AMCAT Employability test by paying 1000Rs. on website myamcat.com. The details of this process is given below –

Indirect AMCAT Employability Test Off Campus

Here you will find the Syllabus for CTS test based on AMCAT Employability Test –

Compulsory Modules

  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Logical Reasoning
  • English
  • Aspiring Minds Personality Test

Optional Modules

  • Computer Programming
  • Domain Test
Cognizant Online Exam Pattern for AMCAT Employability Test
CTS Online Test Paper Pattern 2018No Of QuestionsTime (mins)DifficultyImportance
Logical Reasoning Cognizant1416HighMedium
Quants1618MediumMedium
Verbal1816MediumMedium
Aspiring Minds Personality Test9020LowMedium
Coding Test260HighVery High

Eligibility Criteria for Programmer Analyst Trainee (off campus)

  1. Minimum 10+2+4 years of education (All in full time).
  2. 2018 batch of BE/B.tech belonging to CSE / IT / ECE / EEE / EIE / E&E / Applied Electronics / Computer and Technology / Electrical / ETE / ICE / Software Engineering (Full time only / Regular courses only).
  3. First class (60%) in 10th , 12th & UG (Full time/Regular courses).
  4. No standing arrears in current education.
  5. Maxiumum 2 years gap in education.
  6. Willing to work in 24/7 Shifts & any Cognizant location.
  7. Should be an Indian Citizen.

Document needed for CTS placement pattern

Students must carry the following documents for the Cognizant recruitment process 

  • 4 recent Passport size color photograph (both ears visible in light background),
  • 2 Resumes (maximum of 2 pages)
  • Students must carry 1 photocopy of their PAN Card, Aadhaar Card & passport (front & back page)
  • Original and 2 photocopies of
    • 10th & 12th mark sheets
    • Diploma all semester mark sheets & degree certificate (if applicable)
    • UG all semester wise mark sheets
    • UG Degree Certificate / Provisional Degree Certificate (if available)
    • PG all semester wise mark sheets
    • PG Degree Certificate / Provisional Degree Certificate (if available)

For On Campus

  1. Batch of BE / B Tech / ME / M Tech / MS[5yrs] degree students  belonging to CSE / IT / ECE / EEE / EIE / E&E / Applied Electronics / Computer & Technology / Electrical / ETE / ICE / Software Engineering/Mechanical only.
  2. Consistent academic record of a minimum of 60% in X, XII, Diploma, UG & PG (all subjects taken into consideration) calculated as below
    Aggregate% = sum of all subjects marks scored / total no. of subjects (as of last semester result declared)
  3. No standing arrears in current education.
  4. Max 2 years gap in education.
  5. Any students who have applied and waiting for re-evaluation would be considered only with the initial results declared.
  6. Appropriate CGPA to % conversion to be considered as per University norms.
  7. Strong written and oral communication skills
  8. Open only to Indian nationals
  9. Flexible to relocate to anywhere in India, work in any shift/domain.
CTS Written Test Syllabus for 2018 Batch
Cognizant Written Test Pattern 2018Cut offAvg. time per QuestionMost difficult SectionCorrect Questions by 90th percentile
Aptitude1250 secsProfit and Loss15
Logical101 minCoding Decoding12
English1545 secsPara Jumbles17
Coding Test1 Full or 2 Partial Output20 minsString basedFull Output in both
CTS Updated Syllabus for 2018
CTS Quants Syllabus Aspiring Minds
  • Basic Mathematics
    • LCM & HCF
    • Divisibility
    • Numbers, decimal fractions and power
  • Applied Mathematics
    • Profit and Loss
    • Simple and Compound Interest
    • Time, Speed and Distance
    • Inverse
  • Engineering Mathematics
    • Logarithms
    • Permutation and Combinations
    • Probability
  1. Max Score – 900
  2. Questions – 16 Ques
  3. Time – 18 mins
Cognizant Syllabus 2018 – Logical Syllabus
  • Deductive Reasoning
    • Coding deductive logic
    • Blood Relation
    • Directional Sense
    • Objective Reasoning
    • Selection decision tables
  • Inductive reasoning
    • Analogy and Classification pattern recognition
    • Coding pattern and Number series pattern recognition
  • Abductive Reasoning
    • Logical word sequence
    • Data sufficiency
  1. Max Score – 900
  2. Questions – 14 Ques
  3. Time – 16 mins
English Syllabus Aspiring Minds
  • Vocabulary
    • Synonyms
    • Antonyms
    • Contextual Vocabulary
  • Grammar
    • Error Identification
    • Sentence Improvement & Construction
    • Subject-Verb Agreement
    • Tenses & Articles
    • Preposition & Conjunctions
    • Speech & Voices
  • Reading Comprehension
    • Inferential and Literal Comprehension
    • Contextual Vocabulary
    • Comprehension ordering

Max Score – 900
Questions – 18 Ques
Time – 16 mins

Aspiring Minds Personality Test Syllabus

Well, there is no syllabus and you don’t actually need to prepare for this test. It’s just there to judge your personality there are no right or wrong answers.

They evaluate on the following parameters – 

Aspiring Minds Personality Inventory is based on the five-factor model of Personality. AMPI measures five broadbased traits:

  1. Extraversion
  2. Conscientiousness
  3. Neuroticism
  4. Openness to Experience
  5. Agreeableness.
Computer Programming Syllabus
  • Basic Programming
    • Data Types
    • Iteration, Recursion, Decision
    • Procedure, functions and scope
  • Data Structures
    • Arrays, Linked Lists, Trees,
    • Graphs
    • Stacks, Queues
    • Hash Tables
    • Heaps
    • Searching and Sorting
  • OOPs
    • Polymorphism
    • Abstraction
    • Encapsulation
    • Complexity Theory
  • Miscellaneous
    • Searching and Sorting
    • Complexity Theory
  1. Max Score – 800
  2. Questions – 25 Ques
  3. Time – 35 mins

Cognizant 6.5 Lakhs PAT Position Syllabus

Now, CTS introduced a new hiring process for On campus Graduates, the new role has a package for 6.5Lakhs and the test is more difficult than the usual on Campus test conducted for position for 3.38Lakhs package.

First section is Online test which has 52 questions, rather than 55 Questions. 

Sections in the test are –

  • Online Test
  • Coding Test based on HackerRank
  • Online Test based on AMCAT
    • English
    • Critical Reasoning
    • Data Interpretation
    • Coding(In second Round)
  • Technical Interview
  • HR Round

After this there are two more round the first one is Technical Questions for testing candidates on debugging and basic programming skills and after this a coding test. Now, depending on the complexity of questions and how you performed in previous rounds there may be 2 questions or 4 and time will be 60-90 mins.

Note: Coding Proficiency test of Cognizant is the first level of screening if the number of applicants for this role is high. This online coding test is conducted on the Hacker rank platform. The questions asked in this round are normally of medium/difficult range. So a lot of students might not be able to clear this round without good programming knowledge. Cognizant might as well exclude this round based on the number of applicants.

The second online coding test is much easier when compared to this. The level of questions asked would range from easy to difficult.

Test Pattern for 6.5 LPA PositionQuestionsTime (mins)Difficulty
Coding Proficiency test (on Hacker Rank Platform)2-3 questions60-90High
Critical reasoning1515High
Data Interpretation1515Medium
English2222Medium
Coding Test 2260Medium

Questions asked in Technical round will be related to basic input output questions, and OOPS concepts like public private etc type MCQ Questions.

The Video below explains all the Placement Process for CTS Quickly – 

Detailed Syllabus

SectionTopics
Quantitative AptitudeDivisibility
HCF and LCM
Numbers, decimal fractions and power
Profit and Loss
Simple and Compound Interest
Time, Speed and Distance
Inverse
Logarithms
Permutation and Combinations
Probability
Logical ReasoningCoding deductive logic
Data Sufficiency, Directional Sense, Logical Word Sequence
Objective Reasoning
Selection decision tables
Puzzles
Coding pattern and Number series pattern recognition
Analogy and Classification pattern recognition
Logical word sequence
Data sufficiency
Verbal AbilitySynonyms
Antonyms
Contextual Vocabulary
Error Identification
Sentence Improvement and Construction
Reading Comprehension
ProgrammingData Types
Iteration, Recursion, Decision
Procedure, functions and scope
Data Structures & Algorithms:
Arrays, Linked Lists, Trees, Graphs
Stacks, Queues
Hash Tables
Heaps
Searching and Sorting
Searching and Sorting
Complexity Theory
Oops:
Polymorphism
Abstraction
Encapsulation
Complexity Theory

Cognizant Syllabus for Cognizant Test pattern

The syllabus for CTS online test for the Associate role is shown below.

SectionsTopics
English ComprehensionVocabulary, Grammar, Comprehension
Cognitive

(Critical Reasoning &

Data Interpretation)
Ability to analyze logical arguments, Ability to interpret data & draw conclusions
TechnicalAutomata Pro: Simulated coding platform on Data structures, recursion, Arrays and Matrices, Sorting and searching, String manipulation etc.

Important: Test Evaluation will include coding modules from C, C++ and data structures predominantly with medium and high complexity questions. It may also have few basic coding or MCQs on SQL, Database, Java and .Net and algorithms.

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