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Cognizant GenC Interview Experience 2021

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Round 1: Round 1 is an Aptitude round that is on the AMCAT Platform. This round consists of four sections namely.

  • Quantitative Aptitude (24 questions: 35 minutes)
  • Logical Reasoning (25 questions: 35 minutes)
  • Code debugging/Automata Fix (7 questions: 20 minutes)
  • Essay question (1 question: 15 minutes) Essay Topic was regarding which qualities you would prefer in a person while establishing a long-term friendship/Relationship.

Round 2: Based on your performance you are eligible for GenC Next Interview or GenC Interview, I am selected for GenC. Mostly if you can solve 6 questions correctly from the Automata Fix section out of 7 you are 90% sure to get selected for GenC Interview as this section is of utmost weightage.

The interview was scheduled on the AMCAT platform. In an interview, there are also divided into the section. These rounds are combined into one interview for about 40 minutes.

Whole Interview Process:

  1. Tell me about yourself.

  2. After that he asked me about my projects from my resume as I have done my projects in ML :

    • What is global minima?
    • What is the learning rate?
  3. What is Hadoop?

  4. After that he give me a program to write on Editor (Language allowed : (C or Java)

    • Program to print 100 odd numbers.


    #include <stdio.h>
    int main()
        int k = 1;
        for (int i = 0; i < 100;) {
            if (k % 2 != 0) {
                printf("%d ", k);
            else {
        return 0;
  5. After that he asked me two aptitude questions.

    • The first question from the Series pattern. It was a little difficult, but he gives me a hint from time to time.
    • The second question from Averages.
  6. What quality you would prefer in-person while establishing a long-term friendship.

  7. After that he asked me do you have any questions?

  8. Are you comfortable with relocation?

After one month I get the news that I am selected for the internship with Cognizant from the training and placement department.

Last Updated : 15 Mar, 2021
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