Cognizant Recruitment Process

  • Last Updated : 15 Feb, 2023

About Company :

Cognizant is an American multinational corporation that provides IT services, including digital, technology, consulting, and operations services. It is headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey, United States. Cognizant is listed in the NASDAQ-100 and the S&P 500 indices. It was founded as an in-house technology unit of Dun & Bradstreet in 1994, and started serving external clients in 1996. [Source : Wikipedia]

Cognizant is listed for the ninth consecutive years among Fortune’s Most Admired Companies. Cognizant is also listed on Forbes FastTech 25 companies at 18th positions. With over 50 delivery centers worldwide and approximately 244,300 employees as of June 30, 2016, Cognizant is a member of the NASDAQ-100, the S&P 500, the Forbes Global 2000 and the Fortune 500 and is ranked among the top performing and fastest growing companies in the world.

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Recruitment Process :

Cognizant conducts 3 rounds to select freshers as Assistant System Engineer in their organisation.

  • Written Round
  • Technical Round
  • HR Round

Academic Criteria :

  • 70 percent or above in B.Tech, Class X and XII.
  • No backlogs at the time of interview

Written Round :
The Written round consists of two major sections namely General Aptitude Test and Verbal Ability Test. General Aptitude Test, has mathematical reasoning part and logical reasoning part and verbal ability Test.

Technical Round and HR Round :
The students who clear the written round are called for Technical Interview. There is no hard & fast rule for which questions will be asked in this round, you can expect questions on any topic depending on the panel. To clear this round you should be clear with your basics. You should be prepared with Data structures and Algorithms, DBMS, Operating systems, Networking, OOPs concepts and a programming language of your choice. Students from branches other than CS should prepare for the other two subjects related to their branch. CS students will be expected to write codes in the interview. They also ask questions from resumes. You may be asked puzzles in this round. To be prepared for puzzles you can practice from our Puzzles section.

Sometimes they only ask HR questions like :
1. Tell me about Yourself
2. Why Cognizant?
3. How do you see yourself after five years from now?
4. What are your strengths and weaknesses?
5. Questions form resume

Questions Asked in Cognizant :

  1. crack the series
  2. reverse a linked list
  3. Binary Search
  4. explain jaxm messaging models
  5. can you modify the constant variable in c
  6. explain jax rpc
  7. what is dlm
  8. how can a vfs layer allow multiple file systems support
  9. what is graceful degradation
  10. what are loosely coupled systems
  11. more >>

Interview Experiences

It is always beneficial if you know what it is to be there at that moment. So, to give you an advantage, we provide you Interview Experiences of candidates who have been in your situation earlier. Make the most of it.

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