Cognizant Recruitment Process for 2018
Are you looking for Cognizant Recruitment Process 2018. You will find everything that you need to know on this page about Cognizant Recruitment Process for Freshers. Before going further we should tell you that, Cognizant Recruitment Process through AMCAT is different and with AMCAT its different and for a higher package of 6.5LPA its difererent.
We will divide this post into two Categories –
Read both of them to know which one is applicable for you. As we have seen that Cognizant has a very weird recruitment Process –
Cognizant Recruitment Process through AMCAT
- For 3.35 LPA Package – Generally Off Campus
- For 6.5 LPA Package both on campus and off campus
For 3.35 LPA –
- Written Round
- Interview (Technical – 20 mins)
- Interview (HR – 10 mins)
|Cognizant Quantitative Recruitment Paper Process AMCAT||Number of Questions||Difficulty||Importance||Correct Question by 90th %ile||Suggested Avg time per Question|
– LCM & HCF
– Numbers, decimal fractions and power
|Total – 5 Question|
-Profit and Loss
– Simple and Compound Interest
– Time, Speed and Distance
|Total – 6 Question|
– Permutation and –
|Total – 5 Question|
|Cognizant Verbal Recruitment Process AMCAT||Questions||Difficulty||Importance||No of Correct Question by 90th %ile||Suggested Avg time per Question|
|Reading Comprehension||8||Medium||High||7||1 min|
|Topic||No. of Questions||Difficulty||Importance||No of Correct Question by 90th %ile||Suggested Avg time per Question|
|Deductive Reasoning||5||Medium||Medium||4||1 Min|
|Inductive Reasoning||5||High||Medium||4||1 Min|
|Abductive Reasoning||6||High||High||5||1 Min|
Cognizant Recruitment Process for Freshers
For 6.5 LPA –
- Pre – Screening Written Round AMCAT
- Critical Reasoning
- Data Interpretation
- Coding Automata
- Level 2 Coding on HackerRank
- Interview Technical(45 mins)
- Interview HR(15 mins)
Coginizant Recruitment Process through MeritTrac
For On Campus Recruitment Cognizant generally uses MeritTrac –
- Written Round
- Technical Interview – 20 mins
- HR Interview – 10 mins
|Cognizant Aptitude Recruitment Test Process MeritTrac||No. of Questions||Suggested Avg Time to Solve|
|LCM and HCF||2||45 secs|
|Pipes and Cisters||2 – 3||55 secs|
|Speed Time and Distance||2 – 3||50 secs|
|Profit and Loss||4 – 5||1 mins|
|Cognizant Verbal Recruitment Process MeritTrac||Questions||Difficulty||Average Time to Solve|
|Reading Comprehension||8||Medium||1 min 10 secs|
|Para-Jumbles||4||High||1 min 10 secs|
|Sentence Correction||4||Medium||1 min|
|Synonyms and Antonyms||3||Medium||40 secs|
|Critical Reasoning||5||High||1 min 20 secs|
Interview Experience for AMCAT 6.5 lakhs position
First there was a preliminary test which was held on the platform of AMCAT. Approx 2500 students applied for it. It Consisted of Quants, Verbal, Logical, Coding and computer programming. From this test 96 were shortlisted.
- Round1 : AMCAT Test
- Round2 : LEVEL2 Coding
- Round3 : Technical HR1
- Round4 : Technical HR2
- Round5 : Final Round
Round 1: AMCAT Test
This was similar to the preliminary test conducted in the first round and on the same platform. Coding question were mostly from PREPINSTA, practice that and you can clear this round. Cutoff was to solve at least one code completely. There were 4 sections, Critical Reasoning, Data Interpretation, Verbal and 2 Coding questions. 46 got shortlisted after this round.
Round 2: LEVEL 2 Coding
This test was conducted on the platform of Hackerrank, test duration was 1.5hr. They asked 4 question which included Knapsack Problem, Strings, Arrays. I solved 3. Students solved 2 full code or 3 partially got shortlisted. 27 got shortlisted after this round.
Round 3:Technical HR 1
Interviewer asked lots of questions from different domain. For me he asked me two solve two codes , codes were easy. One was to count the frequency of character in a given string, other was to check whether the given IP address is valid or not. Then he switched to Web Services, then asked about DBMS, then some web development related questions, asked about software development lifecycle. This interview went for approx. 1 hour.
Round 4:Technical HR 2
This was easy, based on the interview 1, whatever is your strong domain, they will ask questions from your strong domain only. This interview went for 20min.
Round 5: Final HR
HR was very friendly, tell him everything frankly and do not lie.
5 out of 27 made till final Round.
CTS On Campus Student Experience
- Name: Meenakshi Pillai
- Branch: ECE
- College: BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore
- Type of Interview: On-Campus (3.38 LPA)
Two months back the placement cell of our college notified all the final year students that Cognizant will be conducting a recruitment drive in our college soon. Immediately, everyone applied for it. But due to the eligibility criteria of minimum 60% in 10th, 12th, and graduation and no existing backlogs only a few students were eligible for the drive. Fortunately, I was one of those few students. The CTS selection process had 3rounds;
- Written Test
- Technical Interview
- HR Interview
Round 1- Written Test
MeritTrac conducted the written test. The test contained 3 sections.
Number of Questions
Synonyms, antonyms, Para-jumbles, comprehension, sentence correction, grammar etc.
Number system, Profit, and loss, percentage, time and work, speed and distance, etc.
Coding and decoding, arrangements, blood relations, data sufficiency, syllogism, etc.
Overall the difficulty level of the test was moderate, and since I already practiced such questions on PrepInsta, so, I was able to solve most of the problems. Luckily, I cleared the cut-off and was shortlisted for technical interview.
Round 2-Technical Interview
As soon as I entered the room, the interviewer asked me to sit and immediately started asking technical questions. I got nervous, but still, I tried to be calm and composed. Mainly, he was testing my confidence level. And luckily, I was able to maintain that confidence. Then he asked me to introduce myself and eventually we had a friendly conversation.
- Which was your favorite subject in engineering?
- You are an ECE student why do you want to work in IT domain?
- What do you know about Cognizant?
- Tell me something about your Project.
- What is a pointer?
- Distinguish between C++ and JAVA.
- What are objects?
The technical interview was straightforward as fundamental questions were only asked. I was able to answer all the questions and so was shortlisted for the HR round.
Round 3-HR Interview
The HR primarily evaluated my communication skills and confidence by asking some general question related to my personal life.
- Tell me something about yourself.
- Why do you want to join Cognizant?
- Do you want to pursue higher education?
- What are your hobbies?
- Suppose you win a lottery of Rs. 10 Lakh, how are you going to spend it?
- What are your expectations from this job?
At last, the HR informed me about night shifts, relocation, and other conditions to which I agreed. He asked me if I had any questions. I asked him to give me a feedback about my interview. He said you need work on your communication skills and rest all is great. I thanked him and left.
CTS Off Campus Interview Experience
- ame: Karthik Shennoy
- Branch: Computer Science
- College: Hindustan College of Engineering
- Type of Interview: Off-Campus (3.38 LPA)
I attended my Cognizant interview through the off-campus mode. The total off-campus interview took place in two steps majorly, AMCAT written test and the Interview. The AMCAT test involved a written test at its test centre and a coding test from home through AMCAT Automata. On the other hand, the interview was further divided into two rounds:
The entire process takes quite a long time of two weeks if you cross through all the milestones.
Round 1: AMCAT Online Test
This round played a vital role in the selection process. There were total four sections namely, Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Reasoning, Verbal Ability, and Coding.
|PART A||Quantitative Ability||16 Questions||18 Minutes|
|PART B||Logical Ability||18 Questions||16 Minutes|
|PART C||Verbal Ability||14 Questions||16 Minutes|
The last section, “Programming” was not of much importance. It was essential to score 75% aggregate and 60% in each section to clear the AMCAT Online Test. For passing the test, it was sufficient to walk-through PrepInsta practice questions. There was no negative marking across all the sections. I was shortlisted in the first level, i.e., AMCAT off-campus drive. It was after a week when I received the mail of getting selected.
Round 2: Coding
The best part about Automata AMCAT coding round was that one can appear for the test while sitting at home, college premises, or any cybercafé. But, while giving the test, it was mandatory to switch on the webcam audio and video for the authorities to assure that there is no cheat or invalid means adopted for clearing the round. The round combats two questions that need to be answered within a time frame of 60 minutes.
The first questions were about creating a star pattern and second questions asked for forming a harder pattern. Therefore, the difficulty level of both the problems was different; one was easy while other was tough to solve. I could quickly answer both the problems as I practiced them before. Again, thanks to PrepInsta.
A week later, I got and email saying that I got selected for the interview rounds, i.e., Technical and HR Round.
Round 3: Technical
I was a little nervous before getting into the question-answer round. But, as soon as it started, it was just about the questions that came from the other side of the table and answer rolling through my end. The interviewer asked 6-7 questions, out of which I could answer only five. Let me put them in front of you:
- Tell me something about yourself
- Tell me about your project? How many team members were there? What was your role in the completion of the project?
- Did you face any difficulty while doing the project? And how did you resolve it?
- What programming languages do you know?
- Write a program to print first 10 Fibonacci series.
Overall, the interview was good. I was expecting a positive response and thereby, looking forward to the next round of HR. After I was done answering all the questions, the interview smiled and said, “All the best for the HR round.” Smiles allover.
Round 5: HR
Well, I took hardly 15 minutes in one-on-one conversation with company HR. He kept a few questions, such as why should we hire you, what are your strengths and weaknesses, etc. Despite checking the accuracy and appropriateness, the questions were merely to test the confidence level and communication skills.
In the end, he gave me a sheet of paper and asked me to read the last line and if I agree then sign on it. I was delighted and signed on it. He told me to wait for the orientation session. It was after a week that I received my joining letter. I think that it is essential to have a good command of technical concepts and communication to clear the interview.