Cognizant Syllabus 2018

Cognizant uses both AM CAT and Merit Trac as tests, in on campus they use Merit Trac and in off campus they is Aspiring Minds CAT exam. Below you this page you will find CTS Syllabus 2018 for both of them 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

CTS Online Test Pattern for Written Exam for Aptitude

All the questions asked in test are available on CTS Preparation Dashboard on our website, questions are also repeated in the exam by 60%+ percentage.

  • If On Campus then CTS used MeritTrac – Visit here.
  • If Off Campus then CTS using Aspiring Minds CAT – Visit here
  • Cognizant introduced new position for A+ colleges where the offer package of  > 6.5 Lakhs, for Syllabus and pattern of this Visit here.

Scroll down below to find syllabus for each of them.

Cognizant Syllabus for 2018 Aspiring Minds(AM-CAT) Exam

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

Compulsory Modules

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

Optional Modules

  • Computer Programming
  • Domain Test

Note – These are not Necessary for CTS but Wipro may call based on the above module’s scores

Once you clear the above round, if you are shortlisted by Cognizant, then within a week you will get email from CTS to give AMCAT Coding Test from home.

Note – You need to have a working Camera in the laptop you’re using. As the test will be proctored online.

Very Imp – Many websites say these is PPT test etc, don’t trust them. There is no PPT test, their syllabus page for CTS is same for the last 6 years, after this there are only 1 interview round that covers both technical and HR, this is the correct CTS Placement Pattern 2018.

Cognizant Online Exam Pattern
CTS Online Test Paper Pattern 2018No Of QuestionsTime (mins)DifficultyImportance
Logical Reasoning Cognizant1416HighMedium
Aspiring Minds Personality Test9020LowMedium
Coding Test260HighVery High
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 – 800
  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 – 800
  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 – 800
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

CTS Syllabus for Written Exam – MeritTrac Based

  • Logical Reasoning
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Verbal Ability
Cognizant Syllabus 2018No. of QuestionsTimeDifficultyImportance
Logical Reasoning14No Sectional TimingHighMedium
Quants16Time for whole test – 60 minsMediumMedium
Verbal English25No Sectional TimingMediumHigh

CTS Placement Pattern 2018 – Section wise Syllabus

Reasoning Syllabus for CTS
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Linear Arrangement
  • Odd Man Out
  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
  • Numbers
  • Time, speed and distance
  • Pipes and Cisterns
  • Profit & Loss
  • HCF and LCM
  1. Max Score CTS Question Papers – 15
  2. Questions – 15 Ques
  3. Time – 15 mins(approx time that must be used)
Cognizant Syllabus 2018 Verbal
  • Reading Comprehension Questions
  • Para-jumbles
  • Synonyms & Antonyms
  • Critical Reasoning Questions
  • Sentence Correction
  1. Max Score – 25
  2. Questions – 25 Ques
  3. Time – 25 mins

Cognizant Written Test Pattern FAQ’s

Ques. How do I know if my test will be AMCAT or MeritTrac?

Ans. Very simple, if you are appearing off campus then its AMCAT and if you’re appearring on Campus then its MeritTrac.

Ques. Should I give Programming and Domain test also in AMCAT?

Ans. Well, its upto you. If you don’t give those and just give quants, logical, English and personality test then also CTS will call you, but, companies like ZS or Deloitte may not as they want to see your programming MCQ section scores also.

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
    • English
    • Critical Reasoning
    • Data Interpretation
    • Debugging Round
    • 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.

Test Pattern for 6.5 LPA PositionQuestionsTime (mins)Difficulty
Critical Reasoning1520High
Data Interpretation1015Medium
Programming2 – 460 – 90Medium

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 – 

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