Cognizant GenC Interview Experience (On-Campus)
Cognizant visited our campus in the last week of August. Before going into the actual process, they kept a coding test of 3 questions saying it as a mock test, so most of us took it lightly and haven’t even attempted. But that’s the round where they shortlisted the students to apply for the GenC Next role.
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Now the actual process started,
- Aptitude test lasting for 1hour consisting of all basic questions which you can find most of the exact questions in google itself.
- After a week, they shortlisted the students for the Technical round who got above 60% in the exam. And those who got above 90% were shortlisted for the coding round, consisting of 3 medium ranged questions, need to complete within an hour, for GenC Elevate Role.
- Luckily I was also the one who got into the coding round but was rejected in that round since I did only 1 question.
Round 2: Technical interview
So, they demoted me to the GenC role and scheduled GenC interview the very next day via superset portal. Here again, we can have a chance to get Elevate role based on the performance in Tr.
- Introduce myself- done
- Asked me a simple basic Aptitude question on Profit and losses- done
- Again a basic but logical question( what percentage of unit digits numbers as 2,8 are present in between 1 to 40?)- Firstly I didn’t understood the question, so she explained it with normal words stating( how many ones digit as 2 or 8 are there in between 1- 40, I counted and said 8(2,8,12,18,22,28,32,38). And what’s the percentage of it in 40 she asked, embarrassingly I replied 20% as the answer. At that moment I thought I will get rejected anyway, for not answering a simple question. So, I chilled out with interviewer(I mean being funny and not thinking as an interview).
- Then she asked which programming language you are comfortable at- and I said python. So, she opened the code editor which was inbuilt present in superset portal itself.
- Asked me to add two numbers using python and execute, I just stared at her for a moment as its a very very basic code that even a small kid can do…I think she was thinking that I don’t even know the basics. I just wrote the code in one line and executed it.
- Then she asked me to print Fibonacci series until 20- done
- And then she asked me to tell the whole thing about Oops its features and their uses- Explained
- Then she asked me whether I know cloud computing or not- I said no, I don’t have much idea about that.
- That’s it, finally she said all the best for results.
After 2 days, I got the mail scheduling Hr interview for the GenC role the next day.
Round 3: HR Round
- I think it’s best to say it as a document verification round.
- She just asked me to show the 10th marks sheet, Pan Card, and my collage id through webcam.
- Then after that, Whether I am comfortable with relocation and night shifts Always say yes for this, no matter what.
- Then she asked me, whether I know any foreign languages I said: “No mam, unfortunately I don’t know any but I will learn them definitely in future.”
- And that’s it. At last, She said Thank you charan, and disconnected the call.
- Solid Understanding in Oops Concepts, if possible learn basic SQL queries.
- Basic Programming
- Basic Aptitude
- Last but not the least, Just think of it as a small formal conversation that’s it.