Cognizant Recruitment Pattern for Freshers 2018

CTS Recruitment Pattern 2018

Cognizant has a different process for its on campus droves and off campus drive. Also, even for it’s on campus drive it has a different packages that it offers one packages ranges in between 3 to 3.5 LPA Annum, which differs from college to college. The Other package which is offered for only better colleges in India ranges more than 6.5 LPA Annum.

Cognizant Recruitment Pattern for Freshers 2018 CTS

CTS Recruitment Pattern for Freshers 2018

On this page we will come everyday about Cognizant different on campus drives and off campus drive recruitment pattern and this would cover all the information that you need to know for getting placed in copper.

Cognizant Recruitment Pattern On Campus

First there is Online Test on MeritTrac.

  1. Online Test
    1. Logical
    2. Quants
    3. English
  2. Technical Interview
  3. HR Interview

Detailed Pattern


  • Numbers
  • Time, speed and distance
  • Pipes and Cisterns
  • Profit & Loss
  • HCF and LCM
  • Misc
  • Max Score CTS Question Papers – 16
  • Questions – 16 Ques
  • Time – 15 mins(approx time that must be used)


  • Critical Reasoning
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Linear Arrangement
  • Odd Man Out
  • Max Score in CTS Question Papers – 14
  • Questions – 14 Ques
  • Time – 15 mins(approx that must be used)


  • Reading Comprehension
  • Para-jumble
  • Synonyms & Antonyms
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Sentence Correction
  • Max Score – 25
  • Questions – 25 Ques
  • Time – 25 mins

Generally if number of people applying are more then there is a Coding Test on HackerRank first.

Once student clears the HackerRank test then there is online Test on AMCAT

  • Coding Test on HackerRank
  • Online Test on AMCAT (Different Syllabus)
    •  English
    • Critical Reasoning
    • Data Interpretation
    • Debugging Round
    • Coding(In second Round)
  • Technical Interview(1 hour)
  • HR Interview(15 mins)

Cognizant Recruitment Pattern for Freshers Off Campus

Cognizant generally doesn’t  conduct its off campus drive but it recruits via AMCAT Employability Test.

First you have to register for the test on AMCAT website and give the test, based on the scores many different companies like CTS, Wipro, NTT Data, Microsoft etc will try send emails after shortlisting on basis of your AMCAT Score for Interview at their offices.

For 6.5 LPA profile there is no Off Campus Drive at all.


  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Verbal English
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Aspiring Minds Test.

Optional sections(Can choose any two 2 out of these, CTS doesn’t consider the marks in the optional sections) –

For Engineering –

List – 

  1. Computer Programming
  2. Computer Science
  3. Electronics and Semiconductors
  4. Telecommunication
  5. Electrical Engineering, 
  6. Mechanical Engineering
  7. Civil Engineering
  8. Instrumentation Engineering
  9. Industrial Engineering
  10. Production Engineering
  11. Metallurgical Engineering
  12. Chemical Engineering
  13. Automotive Engineering
  14. Paint Technology
  15. Polymer Technology
  16. Chemistry.

While you can choose any but we suggest these for the following branches –

We suggest for Engineering Branches that students must choose computer programming(If they want to apply for IT jobs in companies like Accenture, Zs Associates, mPhasis etc.

  • For CSE and IT – Computer Programming and Computer Science.
  • For ECE – Telecommunication, Electronics and Semiconductors + Computer Programming
  • For EEE – Electrical Engineering + Computer Programming. Can also give Electronics and Semiconductors if confident.
  • For Mech – Mechanical Engineering + Computer Programming. Can also give Metallurgical Engineering if confident.
  • For Chemical – Chemical Engineering + Computer Programming. Can also give any one of paint, polymer, chemistry if confident.
  • Civil Engineering – Civil Engineering + Computer Programming.

For Management – Electrical Engineering and if you want can also give Electronics and Semiconductors 

List – Banking & Financial Services, Marketing, Human Resources (HR), Operations, Basic Statistics

For Management choose any 2 subjects from above.

There is also a Aspiring Minds Personality Inventory (AMPI) test which is also mandatory.

Once, Cognizant Shortlists you basis on the scores in Logical, English Verbal and Quants.

They will send you email about the Coding test.

This coding test you can give from home. But, the audio, screen video and web cam video of your face and hands will be recorded.

If you clear this round, they will call you for the interview round at one of their campuses.

  • 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
  • Max Score – 900
  • Questions – 14 Ques
  • Time – 16 mins
  • 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
  • Max Score – 900
  • Questions – 16 Ques
  • Time – 18 mins 
  • 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

Number of Questions: 90
Module Duration: 20 min

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

  • Extraversion
  • Conscientiousness
  • Neuroticism
  • Openness to Experience
  • Agreeableness

Coding Test syllabus you can find on our Cognizant Coding Dashboard.