Cognizant Interview Questions 2022

CTS Interview Questions for Freshers 2022

Cognizant uses AMCAT for Off Campus and MeritTrac of On Campus Written Round. If they are hiring for a package of 6.5LPA then they use AMCAT but syllabus is different.

Once, you have cleared the written round. The interview process will start, on this page you will find everything about Cognizant Interview Questions for all the different interview Round conducted by them.

Cognizant Interview Questions for Freshers 2018 round

Cognizant Interview Questions Set 1

How To Solve Quickly PrepInsta

Ques. What is Assembler, Linker, Loader and Compiler?

  • Assembler – Assembler is a program which converts assembly language into machine code
  • Compiler – Compiler is a program that converts a number of statement of program into binary language, but it is more intelligent than interpreter because it goes through the entire code at once and can tell the possible errors and limits and ranges
  • Interpretor – An interpreter is also a program like a compiler that converts assembly language into binary but an interpreter goes through one line of code at a time
  • Linker – Linker is a program that holds one or more object files which is created by compiler, combines them into one executable file
  • Loader – Loader is a program that loads machine codes of a program into the system memory.It is part of the OS of the computer that is responsible for loading the program. It is the bare beginning of the execution of a program.

You can read more about it here – Assembler Compiler Interpreter Linker Loader

Cognizant Interview Pattern 2021

Cognizant has two different interview processes, based on the reputation of the college

Interview Process for Grade A colleges like – VIT, NITs, Manipal etc

  • Written Round
  • HR Interview Round

Interview Process for Grade B and C colleges most state colleges

  • Written Round
  • Technical Interview Round (Technical + Coding)
  • HR Interview Round

If applying for off Campus drive then doesn’t matter which Grade college yours is, Technical Interview Round will be there.

Cognizant Interview Round Questions – Technical

This round is only conducted in Grade B colleges, Cognizant doesn’t conduct this round for grade A colleges, instead they directly conduct HR round in such colleges.

You should check with your placements department of the email that CTS sent to your college describing the placement process.

On our Technical Interview Dashboard you will find all the most asked questions and tips and tricks to clear this round.

Along with this technical questions the interviewer will also ask some basic Coding Questions that you can find on our TCS Coding Interview Dashboard

For CS/IT – Deep questions on C/ C++ or Java / OOPS/ DBMS / OS / Software Engineering / Project

For Non CS/IT – C/OOPS/ branch specific basic questions/ Project specific questions

CTS Interview Round Questions – Coding

Along with the technical questions on our Technical Interview Dashboard, some basic to moderate in difficulty coding questions are also asked even if you’re from CS/IT or non CS/IT branch.

Visit our CTS Coding Dashboard to study.

Cognizant Interview Questions – HR

This section is asked in both Grade A colleges and Grade B/C colleges.

There are just 50 questions(given on our Dashboard) that will cover 95% of all questions asked in the interview by the HR.

Cognizant Interview Experience Dashboard

Find the latest Interview Experiences submitted by students who attended the CTS Interviews.

You can also find AMCAT Written test post Interview Questions here.

Cognizant Interview Questions for Freshers Facts

Cognizant InterviewCoding QuestionsProgramming BasicsTotal Time for TechnicalHR InterviewTime of HR
CS/ITModerate DifficultyModerate Difficulty20 – 30 minsEasy10 – 15 mins
Non CS/ITEasy DifficultyModerate Difficulty20 – 30 minsEasy10 – 15 mins

  • Name: Karthik Shennoy
  • Branch: Computer Science
  • College: Hindustan College of Engineering
  • Type of Interview: Off-Campus

Student Interview

Our campus started with Infosys, I couldn’t even clear the aptitude and got to know about PrepInsta from one of my friends from another college who insisted me to check their website and subscribe to any one program that I would like to.

I enrolled for a CTS Prime Video subscription and was placed in CTS(GenC Profile)  which was held just a few days after Infosys. I want to share my interview experience with you all.

Roles that CTS was offering to graduates of 2022 are :

  • GenC [Programmer Analyst Trainee]
  • GenC Next [Associate Engineer]
Round 1General AptitudeAbout 1.5 hours.
Round 2InterviewDepends on the interviewer (mine was around 40 mins)

Round 1(General Aptitude, Platform – Amcat):

  • Arithmetic Ability ( 24 questions, 35 minutes)
  • Was mainly from speed,time distance, ratio & proportions, probability, ages.
  • Logical Reasoning ( 25 questions, 35 minutes)
  • Mainly from the alphabet and numerical series, one qs from seating arrangement.
  • Automata Fix ( 7 questions, 20 minutes)
  •  Languages available: C,C++,Java,Python.
  • 3 types of questions can be there: {Logical, Compilation, and code reuse.}

[Tip:  Attempt the qs with logical and compilation error, and run the code at first and spot the errors and do it accordingly.]

  • Qs 1:

int main()


int i,n,j;










return 0;


  • Qs 2:

void main()


long int fact =1,n,i;




fact = fact * i;




  • Qs 3:

void main()


int n;


unsigned int i=n;







Qs 4: Code snippet to write HCF using recursion.

  • Essay Writing (newly introduced) (1 question, 20 minutes) :
  • Qs: What are the childhood habits that you miss after growing old?

Out of 300 students, around 170+ cleared the aptitude.

[ Aptitude :

  • For Genc Profile ( good aptitude score, 2-3 automata fix)
  • For Genc Next profile ( good aptitude score, minimum 6 automata fix) ]

The interview was held after a week or so after aptitude results. They will send a mail 24 hours before the interview with the link and the slot for the interview.

Round 3 (Technical & HR Interview) :

  • Introduce yourself.
  • Explain OOPs concept.
  • What are ethod overloading and method overriding?
  • Difference between having and group by clause.
  • Explain BCNF with an example.
  • Basic 2-3 queries.
  • A recent technology that you have learned. ( In my case, it was angular)
  • Tell me briefly about the final year project.
  • Basics of SaaS and Paas. ( As I did a workshop on the cloud with CTS, and it was mentioned on the CV)
  • Why CTS?
  • According to you, what are the pros and cons of this virtual model of education?
  • Asked me about my hometown.
  • Any problem with relocation?

It was my 1st interview, went pretty well. Within a month they mailed the name of the selected students to the college placement cell, and my name was there in the list. Kudos to the whole team of Prepinsta for helping me to bag my 1st job.

Tips to get selected in CTS :

  • Prepare well in aptitude part, can refer to
  • For a technical interview, clear the basic concepts of C, anyone OOPs language, final year project, and DBMS(for CS & IT students).
  • Be confident and frank when you are answering any question.

Hope my interview experience will be helpful to you. Prepare well for the campus drives. Will meet you in Cognizant !!

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