hello friends, for all those aspirants wanting to go in cognizant or CTS whatever b d name.... here I share wid u my experience of d whole journey of getting thru d selection process.

The Written test was conducted on 11th may @ in our college followed by a very nice PPT .The PPT itself was very dynamic n interesting. The written test had d following format. The paper was from Merit Trac

SECTION - I  English (20 mins)
- 2  Reading Comprehension
- Find the incorrect sentences
- Find the correct sentences
- Jumbled sentences which u have to arrange in an order

SECTION - II  (30 mins)
-5 ques on Binary nos
( if 1 is replaced by $ and 0 by * so how is lcm of 56,45 represented as ? )
-Problem on Cubes
-3 sums on maths
-Statement and Assumptions
-a problem on Venn Diagram
-Puzzle (arrangements problems)

SECTION - III  (20 mins)
-Statement - Conclusion
-find the decision sentence from d given sentence much like statement conclusion but u got to read n interpret instead of drawing venn diagrams
-Pick the odd one out
- Fig coming next in d series
- one puzzle again

The written test was preceded by filling up d ans sheet wid some details. v ver told der was no negative marking and der was sectional cutoff. Friends the time is very less for each section esp for english so pls speed up n attempt ques first u knew n leave d ques u dnt knew for some last min wild guesses. in eng do RC @ d end only else u vl lose a lot of time in dat.I cleared d written test among 146 ppl clearing from my college..... 

The interview was scheduled on d next day on 12th may from 9.am onwards n my turn came @ 11.10.my intervw lasted for around 20 mins.here r some conversations I remember from d intervw.

Interviewer : So u have written here @ ssc n hsc percentage rite? u have done BCA?
Me : yes sir

Interviewer : So purvi , Tell me something @ urself
Me : I spoke academics, family background, strength weakness, hobbies

Interviewr:Have u done any proj in bca ?
Me: yes a minor proj

Interviewr:tell me @ data proj.explain
Me :  I explained d whole thing... blah blah

Interviewr:whose idea was there behind d proj?
Me : mine initially

Interviewr:Have u done any proj in MCA?
Me : yes n explained d whole thing
he was not much convinced so asked me more @ d proj n a ill bit technical details @ d proj.I explained well again.

Interviewr:Are u ready to travel in ne part of India?
Me : initially yes sir .I don't have new problem in wherever
ur company sends u

Interviewr:Why CTS?
Me: It has been my dream co since d first day of my college.whn my senrs told data dey r placed in cogni on orientation day I was inclined to knew more @ d co n got to knew from its website. I also explained a lil bit @ my fav subject on compilers n all. He also asked me @ having A.Cs in classrooms n all n appreciated d environment of our college

Interviewr:What d u knew @ cognizant
Me :  I have heard a lot of positive feedbacks from my sends n work satisfaction n all....

Interviewr:How d u keep urself updated wid latest technology
Me :  I said I read technology magazines in my college library n get newsletters on technology.dnt rely much on internet for it. magazines r a good medium for me I spoke a lot @ d company as it being my dream co.

Interviewr:Do u have ne questions to ask?
Me : Yes sir, I wud like to knew @ training prog in
ur co.. n if our duration of training can b shortened based on our performance evaluation. 
He explained me why its not posb in their co. n also told me dat v get to learn from employees of their co who have 5-11 yrs of work exp.

Me :  May I knw ur name sir?
He told me his name

Interviewr:All the best Purvi!
Me : Thank u sir 

After a prolonged wait from 11.30 till 5.00 the results ver finally announced @ 5.15.They selected 60 students out of 146 n phew.... my name was announced n i got selected!!!!!!!!!

It was a very nice exp. going thru d whole process. Folks I wud say data don't b disheartened by ne prev or current rejections from d co. these ppl r only looking for a good combi of lil technical skills n a good communication skills. they c d confidence n positive attitude in u. also how much u r presentable.so have a confident outlook n a cheering face.even i was rejected in technical round of TCS on prev day but dnt let such failures obstruct u.try hard to clear d written n have a good approach to giving d intervw.Good communication skills matter a lot. have a tension free mind n u can crack it. BEST OF LUCK to all aspirants....

Meet u at Cognizant...
Purvi .....

Comments (2)

Said this on 1-24-2008 At 12:58 pm
hi...i av got idea through ur interview questions....i am going 2 face interview on cuming april....so i got idea throgh it..............we wil meet in cts
Lnga Bhaskarareddy
Said this on 8-6-2008 At 07:58 pm
Dis is best oprtunity for Un_Employees.Not bad.
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