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This article will give you information about the company, its recruitment process, sample questions that have been asked previously, lots of experiences shared by other aspirants, and the portal where you can apply.


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.

Cognizant is listed for the ninth consecutive year among Fortune’s Most Admired Companies. Cognizant is also listed on Forbes FastTech 25 companies at 18th position. 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.

Recruitment Process:

Cognizant conducts 3 rounds to select freshers as Assistant System Engineers in their organization.

  • 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 the view

Written Round:

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

Technical Round and HR Round:

The students who clear the written round are called for a 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, OOP 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 about 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?

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 with the Interview Experiences of candidates who have been in your situation earlier. Make the most of it.

Questions Asked in Cognizant:

  1. reverse a linked list
  2. Binary Search
  3. can you modify the constant variable in c
  4. what is graceful degradation

Where to Apply?

Last Updated : 14 Dec, 2023
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