Test Pattern & Selection Procedure of Cognizant

Cognizant Technology Solutions is a US-based multinational information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing company. It is headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey, United States, North America. In India, its headquarters is in Chennai. Cognizant is included in the NASDAQ-100 and the S&P 500 indices, and also is a Fortune 500 company.
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Cognizant Selection Process:
Selection process of every company entails a series of screening rounds, to get the right set of people for certain job profiles. Cognizant recruitment process includes an online written test, followed by interviews. These rounds focus on checking the relevant knowledge, skills, mental abilities, experience and other related factors. Cognizant carries out the following rounds while hiring:
  • Written Test
  • GenC Interview
  • GenC Next Interview
Eligibility Criteria
  • Minimum of 60 percent in Class X, XII and B.Tech
  • No backlogs
  • Education gap of upto 1 year.
Cognizant Exam Pattern
The following table shows a complete breakup of the written test:
Section No. of questions Time Allotted (in minutes)
Quantatitive Aptitude 24 35
Logical Reasoning 25 35
Verbal Ability 1 30
Code Debugging 7 20
Coding Round 1 2 40
Coding Round 2 2 80
Listed below are the key features of Cognizant paper pattern:
  • The total duration of the test is 240 minutes.
  • There are a total of 61 questions to be answered.
  • There may be a particular cutoff for individual sections.
  • There is no negative marking in the paper.
Cognizant Interview Process
The next rounds involve a GenC and a GenC Next Interviews. Following are the details of each phase:
GenC Interview
Candidates who qualify the written test are called for GenC interview. This includes questions based on programming, data structures, and algorithms. GenC is basically a technical interview round, followed by some general questions. The candidate is given some easy and a few difficult questions in this round.
GenC Next Interview
Only those who qualify GenC interview are eligible for this round. However, even if the candidate is not able to clear GenC Next interview but qualifies GenC interview, they are hired for the relevant role. Usually, candidates with some coding experience only are able to ace GenC Next interview round and bag a higher job profile. This interview mainly assesses the candidate's knowledge of programming concepts and algorithms, as well as their personality traits, communication skills, and problem-solving behaviours.
To check more availability of information, the applicants can visit careers.cognizant.com.
*The Company reserves the right to make changes in the written exam.
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