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COGNIZANT Interview Experience - Greater Noida, April 2 2016

Hello, friends! I attended the Cognizant off campus drive at Galgotias College, Greater Noida on 2nd April 2016. 

This time, Cognizant had provided the students with 2 options. Those who have given AMCAT can directly apply & those who don't have an AMCAT score can give test from cyber cafe or home on a webcam based PC. I gave test on 25th March 2016 and test pattern is as follows:

1) Verbal - 25Q, 25min.
2) Quants - 16Q, 16min.
3) Logical - 14Q, 14min.

In all, there were 55 Q, to be answered in 55 min. Guys, this test can be easily cleared without much preparation. Just learn formulas & tricks. You will surely pass through.

Result for the test came on 31st March 2016 in my mail that I have cleared the test. I also got interview hall ticket on the same day.


First, they briefed us about the rounds (technical and HR) and then document verification started. It went for almost 3 hrs. After that, all students were asked to wait in a room and then turn by turn technical round started. My turn came at around 1:30 pm. My interview went like this:

Me:- May I come in Sir?

Int:- Yes please. Have a seat.
Me:- Thank you, sir.

Int:- So where are you from?
Me:- From Delhi sir.

Int:- Oh! From Delhi, not from India?
Me:- Yeah sir India (I got a bit nervous here).

Int:- Ok Alright. Do you know sorting?
Me:- yes sir!

Int:- Ok , solve this using bubble sort as well as insertion sort.
( He gave me an array and asked to solve it).
Me:- Told technique and solved it.

Int:- Fine! Tell me about binary search! 
Me:- Told.

Int:- OK, tell me about your family members and their professions, etc.
Me:- Told.

Int:- What do you know about Cognizant?
Me:- Told. (Guys please do some homework on your part also).

Int:- Good. Can you explain your project?
Me:- Explained well.

Int:- Since you are from EEE background, why IT?
Me:- Explained. (here be careful as it may be a trick question. You have to mould your answer in such a way that it shows you are interested in this opportunity.)

Int:- Ok, I am done on my part. Any questions?
Me:- Asked him about training. (guys even if you don't ask something it's ok but do ask to be on a safer side.)

Int:- Ok any relocation issues?
Me:- No sir.

Int:- Ok then you may leave.
Me:- Thank you, sir.

I waited for 5 min and then aspiring minds coordinator came and told me that I am selected for HR round. I was so happy at that time as I have gone through the previous interview experiences here on IndiaBix itself that if you clear technical round then you are 90% in.
So now, I waited for 30 min & prayed to god to help me clear this final hurdle. Finally my turn came.

HR:- Have a seat, please.
Me:- Thank you, sir.

HR:- Ok tell me about yourself.
Me:- Told. (When I was telling this, he was having a look at the documents).

HR:- Ok fine. Read and sign this.
(He gave a paper consisting that you don't have any issues in relocation and technology offered).
Me:- I signed it.

HR:- Ok you may leave now.
Me:- Ok thank you, sir!

After 2 days i.e., on 4the April 2016, I got a mail that I got selected. 

Friends I would like to tell you that I failed to crack interviews of HCL, Infosys, Accel Frontline, Genpact, CSC and 6-7 more I don't remember now. So failures are just stepping stones to success. Always believe in yourself and be confident. Enjoy life and be cool. You will surely be placed. Big thanks to IndiaBix for posting such interview experiences. One day you will also be sharing your successful experience just like me! Sorry for long post! 

See you @ Cognizant friends ;-).


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