CTS Job Placement Paper
Paper Type : Candidates Experiences
Test Date : 11 July 2006
Test Location : DURGAPUR
CTS PATTERN & INTERVIEW - 11 JUL 2006 - DURGAPUR
Atlast (though it was 2nd company here) I got thru Cognizant. I am sending
my intv. experience...July 11, 2006
Cognizant came to our campus NIT, Durgapur for campus recruitment. There was
only two round written & intv(techni & hr combined). Aptitude was in this
Verbal non verbal 25 qns 20 mnts
Analytical 25 qns 30 mnts
Questins like figure matching(mental ability) 20 questions 20 mnts
Questions were not esy not hard, I answred (11+21+8). There was no sectional
194 students cleard written of abt 250 students, & finally selected 96
students( 5 m.tech, 6 mca, rests b.tech)
though I was sure, not to cross the written(bcoz verbal sec. was not done
confidently & lower cutoff for the 3rd sec. though there was no sec. cut
off) but I did.
Written test was arranged by merit track & there waz one qustn set.
there was two passages one of them was about air pollution by sashi tharoor
some qstns of rearranging sentences.
Finding the correct/incorrect sentences(5-6 qstns)
colored cube problem
data interpretation problem where $ represents 1 & * represnts 0.
Venn diag. problem
5-6 logic qstns like
1. no X's r Y's; no Y's r Z's ; choose the conclusion from following
i. no X's r Z's ii. All X's r Z's iii. ..
some figure matching questions(10 qstns)..
I: walked thru the intv room.
Intvr: gestured to sit down
I: good afternoon sir.
Intv: good afternun. sit down.
I: thnk u sir.
Intv: where r u from?
I: i am from Barrackpore
intv: then why r u at durgapur?
i: for my m.tech study.
intv: o, u r m. tech! then in the mean time he looked into my filled up book
in prescribed format.
[ the book was filled up roughly not so seriously, bcoz we had to fill up
the same with in few mnts before the written exam.
Just like this way:
Weakness: easily believed other person
Hobbies: Playing crickt, traveling, listening to music, viewing movies
The qualities u have to be a successful IT professional:
Having fixed goal
After viewing the book the intvr. said ok & didn't ask any question frm them
intv: then tell a litl bit abut ur family, parrents, ur hobbies etc.
i: i just told simply abt my family, & hobbies included "playing cricket,
listening to music, hmmmmm & sir keeping track abt current mobile or cellur
growth of india"
intv: hmm, what is the present cellur growth?
i: (i was not sure abt the cellelur growth so i told no of subscriber)
presently it's abt 8(?) crore subscribers sir.
intv: hmm, then what is ur fevrit subjt?
i: I said "can I say C?"
intv: C progrmg ok, what next ?
i: data structr, OS
intvr: hmm, how can I allocate memory in C
i: using malloc fn
intvr: then what is calloc?
I: ansrd. Highlightning the no. of parameter & memory initializn
Intvr: thn what about malloc
I: memory is un initialized, & contains garbage value.
Intvr: what is linkd list?
Intvr: what is doubly linked list?
Intvr: what is doubly circular linked list?
Intvr: do u know OS.
I: yes sir. ( I was getting afraid at this time bcoz I thot he will enter
into semaphore & deadlock for which at that moment I was not well prepared,
but he did not so. Thanks GOD)
Intvr: what is thrashing?
I: I answerd usig virtual memory concept, abt this answr I was not so fluent
but ansrd such a way that he fills I know the answer, told confidently &
putting my eyes onto his eyes.
Intvr: what is virtual memory?
I: I answred like prev. question.
Intvr: I am quite pleased with ur answer, now if u hv any qustns u can ask?
I: I was surprisd bcoz this question is asked at last & my intv was just
started. So I askd "will I ask any question?"
I: sir, if I get joined into ur company then what kind of responsibility or
work I hav to do?
Intver: first 3 months trng will be there, after that..(what he replyed I
didn't listen, bcoz just after that he gestured to leave)
I: thank u sir.
It was a just a journey of only 8 to 10 mnts. Intrvwrs were cool & they were
come to take students. But the levels were varied from panel to panel, some
panels were tough. one panel asked my friend "why r u doing m.tech, for not
getting job in b.tech?", which companies u attened at that time?, why tcs
rejected u?, why satyam rejected u? etc. etc. and that frnd could not cross
the intv. Though I was also not selected initially, but got my name at last
from the bunch of b.tech students(it was a grt mistake!).
(Paper Submitted By : Apurba Mandal, M.Tech, CSE, NIT, Durgapur)