Test Pattern & Selection Procedure of Cognizant

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation is a multinational information technology, consulting and business process outsourcing company. It is headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey, United States, North America. Cognizant is included in the NASDAQ-100 and the S&P 500 indices.
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Cognizant Selection Process:
In case of job recruitment, selection is the process to choose potential working persons for a company or organization. Cognizant Recruitment process includes a selection stage when decisions are made as to the viability of a particular candidate's job application. It directly affects the overall productivity of an organization. A right selection may increase the overall performance of a company & a wrong one may lead to material and financial loss. A perfect selection process can help to pick the most eligible candidates amongst all applicants. The Process of selecting candidates focuses on abilities, knowledge, skills, experience and various other related factors.
Stages of selection process to get recruited in Cognizant:
  • PPT Test
  • Aptitude Test
  • Cognizant Technical Interview
  • Cognizant HR Interview
Written Exam
Academic Criteria
  • A total of 60 percent in Class X, XII and B.Tech
  • No backlogs
  • Education gap of upto 1 year.
Test Pattern
The Cognizant test pattern features the following sections:
Coding Section for (via Hacker Rank)
  • On- Campus
  • Code Debugging Section: 7 Questions
  • Off Campus
  • Automata fix Section: 7 Questions
Online Test Pattern (Based on AMCAT Pattern)
Section No. of questions Time Allotted(in mins)
Quantatitive Aptitude 16 16
Logical Reasoning 24 24
Verbal Ability 22 22
Coding 7 20
Test Description
  • This test pattern is only for associates role and CTC is 6.5 LPA
  • There is sectional cutoff and sectional time limit for each section
  • There is no negative marking in the paper
  • Programming round carries more weightage than other.
Cognizant Interview Process
Cognizant Interview Process consists of Technical Interview and HR Interview. Following are the details of each phase:
  • Technical interview
    Questions related to specific technical fields are asked in this round. Questions may be based on specific knowledge about the company's technical activities; understanding of the technical work required to be completed as part of the job applied for or may enquire candidates to solve actual technical problems that they would be likely to face if employed.
  • HR Interview
    Final step to select a candidate as an employee is Interview as it helps to determine a candidate's personality. Questions can be of wide range starting from your introduction, Qualification, Experience, Industry specific experience, Courses done, your strengths and weaknesses, salary expectations, friends, family etc.
To check more availability of information, the applicants can visit http://www.cognizant.com/careers and gather information.
*The Company reserves the right to make changes in the written exam.
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