Cognizant is an American multinational information technology services and consulting company. It is headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey, United States. 

Recruitment Process:

The Cognizant Recruitment Process generally consists of three rounds of selection:

  • Online assessment test
  • Technical interview round
  • MR/HR interview round

Academic Criteria:

  • Candidates must have a 60% or higher in Diploma, Graduation, and MCA/ ME / MTech.
  • For SSC and HSC scores, there are no percentage criteria.
  • The interview process is open for all branches for both BE and BTech.
  • ME / MTech students must be only from Information Technology, Information Science, and Computer Science.
  • Candidates should not have any outstanding backlogs when they come for the process.
  • Only those candidates who have been shortlisted for the further rounds will be eligible for further rounds.

These interview questions were collected from the students who have recently attended cognizant interviews.

Cognizant Interview Experience #1:

  1. My introduction
  2. About Project
  3. Some basic questions on C and Python
  4. Asked to write a program
  5. Technology-related questions
  6. situation based questions
  7. TR round took almost 1hour.
  8. HR round: Document verification.

Cognizant Interview Experience #2:

  1. self-introduction
  2. about projects and questions on it like what is your role in it?
  3. questions on DBMS like normalization and its different forms, types of keys
  4. what is DBMS
  5. He asked me to print”My name is Animal” in reverse like ” Karthik pavan is named my”
  6. difference between c and python
  7. questions on activities
  8. about hobbies
  9. questions on internships
  10. one question on logical reasoning

Cognizant Interview Experience #3:

  1. 1st round was telephonic Tell me about yourself
  2. Your highest qualification
  3. Are you comfortable with night shifts
  4. Then after 5-6 days, HR email me about my second and last round of interviews it was through video call that I have to download their cognizant live interview app
  5.  tell me about yourself
  6. family background
  7. willingness to relocate
  8. about my project experience
  9. tell me one such incident in your life which inspired you the most
  10. how good you are at SQL as I mentioned SQL in my resume.
  11. Night shift salary expectation Basically And on the next day of my interview, I got an email for my documents.

Cognizant Interview Experience #4:

  1. Introduction
  2. Why Choose IT sector
  3. What is Mysql
  4. Polymorphism
  5. Inheritance
  6. Any certification has been done..?
  7. Aptitude questions
  8. Program a sum of 2 numbers
  9. Project
  10. Any question….?

Cognizant Interview Experience #5:

  1. Time distance interview questions
  2. About my projects
  3. Any program like factorial or Fibonacci.
  4. Basic CPP questions like CPP built-in functions
  5. Diff between static and auto After two days they called for document verification (HR round)

Cognizant Interview Experience #5:

  1.  The interview level is not that much difficult.
  2. Questions based on our projects.
  3. Basic questions in c programming like
  4. Diff b/w call by value and call by reference
  5. What is static Recursion
  6. Will ask to write one simple program? For me SWAPPING NUMBERS WITHOUT USING THIRD VARIABLE.
  7. Mysql
  8. Any Question?

Cognizant Interview Experience #6:

  1.  Time distance interview questions, 
  2. About ‘my projects,
  3. Any program like factorial or Fibonacci,
  4. Basic CPP questions like CPP built-in functions
  5. diff between static and auto After two days they called for document verification (HR round)

Cognizant Interview Experience #6:

  1. Self-introduction
  2. One coding question-
  3. find the number positive or negative 
  4. Ready to relocate
  5. What’s your current location
  6. I was lucky don’t ask me more questions.
  7. My Interview was of total 20 minutes But he was asked more questions in the hr round Like NumPy, data structure, resistor, sampling, why we use python, and other hr questions And thanks so much sir for ur help.

Cognizant Interview Experience #7:

  1. I m from a civil branch so they didn’t ask me many questions
  2. Tell me about yourself
  3. Why civil to IT sector?
  4. favorite subject in civil?
  5. Explain oops concepts and give a real-world example?
  6. Pointer variables 1 aptitude question 1 program.

Cognizant Interview Experience #8:

  1.  Introduction yourself 
  2. Explain final year project
  3. Few questions of java like interface, inheritance, and oops (unique key, foreign key).
  4. Create an object.
  5.  Make an array of 5 elements and show it with the help of for loop. 
  6. One aptitude question.

Cognizant Interview Experience #9:

  1. Introduce yourself
  2. Final year project
  3. Why shift to IT
  4. The strong language I chose c++)
  5. Diff between c & C++
  6. Define class and object 
  7. Define polymorphism 
  8. Write a code to find out odd and even no.

Cognizant Interview Experience #10:

  1. The interviewer asked me a Self-intro
  2. About my project
  3. As I am from Mechanical why IT sector
  4. Software skills u know
  5. What are joins in SQL 2 questions on oops
  6. Where do you see yourself after 5 years?

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