CTS Job Placement Paper
Paper Type : General - Interview
Test Date : 20 September 2006
Test Location : TRICHY
CTS PATTERN & INTERVIEW ON 20th SEPTEMBER 2006 AT TRICHY
Hai, Im Srividhya. R. I got the job in CTS. I got the job through ANNA
UNIVERSITY CAMPUS RECRUITMENT. One important thing you should keep in your
mind is that if got more and maximum marks in the written test conducted by
any company you are facing for the Interview will be like a cakewalk (even
if not answer well and you secured good percentage in your degree
examination too they will obviously select you).
So don't worry, before CTS I faced lot of failures. I attended the Infosys
campus recruitment but I didn't clear the written test even and I attended
the Satyam by off campus as arranged by my college ( I m from ARASU
ENGINEERING COLLEGE. I m a final year student). So failures are the stepping
stones to SUCCESS. If u are getting a lot of failures a very good and the
best one is awaiting you.
In CTS they short listed the candidates based on their ranking in the
written test. I got 7th rank. Generally the interview will not be a barrier
for the people who are within the first 20 ranks. So try score well in the
written test. There will be no negative marking and the paper will be dam
easy for you. THERE WILL BE NO APTITUDE. Just throw out the R.S.AGARWAL
don't give strain to your mind. NO VOCABULARY WILL BE THERE. ONLY VERBAL AND
NON-VERBAL REASONING WITH SOME PUZZLES FROM "Puzzles and teasers- by George
Summers"(but only simple puzzles from that) AND SOME SEATING ARRANGEMENTS
PROBLEM AND SET THEORYAND CUBES PROBLEM. AND TWO PASSAGES AND 5 Q FROM EACH
HAVE TWO CLEAR COPIES OF RESUME. Along with the written test you have to pin
your passport size recent colour photograph and one copy of resume and
application form that they would give.
My Paper consists of three sections and my set no. is 5609
I had some twenty questions on finding the correct and incorrect sentences
And then two passages. After completing all the simple questions u come to
The total marks were 70. I don't know the cutoff.and even my mark. time will
be more than enough I have 10 min remaining. if you have time after
finishing please check your applcation form first, please please. Because
you will be filling it in a hurry of 10 min. so you would have probably
They contain some non verbal reasoning like picking the odd man out.
And one set theory problem like
There is one exhibition in that there is toy for children which can be
bought from three parts of exhibition.(i.e., part A of the toy will be in
one part of the exhiobition and part B will be in second part of the
exhibition...) so the children who got part A ony is 11ans children who got
part B is 7 and students who got part C is 2. children who part A and C are
equal. And children who got part B is 15. and the total no. of children are
And 5 Q from this.
SECTION I VERBAL 25 MARKS 25 MIN
SECTION II ANALTICAL 25 MARKS 30 MIN
SECTION III NON VERBAL20 MARKS 20 MIN
I belong to ECE dept. I know NIL software languages. I was the first member
to my panel. Because they called the candidates based on their ranking in
the written test. there were totally 15 panels my interview lost for only 20
min and our interaction would be for only 15 min. there was only one member
in my panel. He was around 30-35 years I think. He was very cool.
( he thought that I was goint to the panel to the back of him. Actually the
recruitment was arranged in SARANATHAN ENGINEERING COLLEGE-TRICHY AND they
arranged for the interview in the computer laboratory in one lab there was 5
panels. they asked me to go to the center panel)
int: welcome. take your seat
int:give me your marksheets(he looked into that seriously for 2 min)
int: ok srvidhya tell me about yourself
srividhya:bla bla bla
int:wats your field of interest?
(I was shocked and starred for a moment. My goodness at that time some
volunteer of that college came to give my written test paper so he didn't
notice my face)
int: ok tell me what do you know about bio medical instrumentaion
srividhya: it signifies the use of great invention of electronics in bio
(And topics covered in that.though he had also involved with the same field
of interest. i know but his syllabus would be different and it won't cover
the new advanced technologies so..)
srividhya: the advanced technologies are BIO TELEMETRY and CRYOGENICS
(thank god my guess was wright)
int: what is cryogenics
int:wat you know in technical field
srividhya:MICROCONTROLLER(I prepared a lot on that it was my fav. Subject.
but he was not interested in that)
int:then.wat are all the subjects u studied int the last semester
srividhya:communicaton theory and systems
int : don't you know NETWORK THEORY?
Srividhya:sorry sir. I can't recollect that
Int. but you studied in the last semester only
Srividhya. No sir I studied only computer communication networks in tha last
semester(my score in that paper was 96 so he asked-I think.)
Int :ok wat are all topics you studied in that paper
Srividhya:OSI model and protocols and flow control and error controland ...
Int:no. of layers in OSI model
Int:explain the function of each layer
(while explaining physical layer)
int: how the sender knows the packet was received by receiver
srividhya:by some acknowledgement
int:if the packet was lost
srividhya: the sender will resent all the packets again
int:all or only lost packet?
Srividhya: there are two types sir in selective reject all the packets that
were sent after the lost packet has to sent again and in selective reject it
is sufficient to send the lost packet only
Int:which is better>
Int:continue your Osi model( I explaine it with a paperwhich he provided)
Int:wat are the gates you know
Srividhya: NAND, NOR,OR AND, XOR,NOT
Int: explain XOR
Srividhya: I explained it with a truth table (but I forgot to draw the
Int:wat is the other name of XOR
Srividhya:mmmm. Sorry sir
Int: have u attended any other interview
Srividhya: yes sir I attende infisys by on campus and satyam by off campus
in both if it I didn't clear the written testand I didn't attend the WIPRO
Int:ok leave that. give your 10th and 12th marksheets
Srividhya: gave that
(he viewed my certificates)
int:so, you are the topper in your college?
Srividhya: yes sir.
Int: ( he closed my resume) why Cognizant
Srividhya: it's a US based company
Int:WIPRO is also a US based company
Srividhya:but they prefer only technically stron g people. And I lack
software skills but I m eager to learn that.
Int. ok. Any questions
Srividhya:how do you see that our customers are satisfied
Int:by means of surveys......
Srividhya.(nodding my head)
Int ok you can leave
Srividhya:thank you sir
(if they ask "do you have any question?" don't ask any silly question like
"am I selcted or not?" and like that. Be intellectual. atleast you have to
impress them by it. it is a chance)
I attended the interview at 8:30 in the morning and the results were
anounced at 6:00 pm. The in between gap was very very very hard for me to
pass. for the candidates after 20 ranks the interview longed for 30-40 min.
Even for the ECE and EEE students they asked questions from in depth of
TOTAL CANDIDATES APPEARED FOR THE WRITTEN TEST:3500
SHORT LISTED CANDIDATES FOR INTERVIEW:331
SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES TO BECOME A PART OF COGNIZANT:100-110
Actually four candidates cleared the written test from my college. Out of
the three candidates including me were selected.