CTS Job Placement Paper
Paper Type : General - Interview
Test Date : 10 April 2007
Test Location : IEM ,Kolkata.
CTS INTERVIEW PATTERN ON 10th APRIL AT KOLKATA
Cognizant Came to my college(Institute of engineering and
Management,kolkata) 10 april for ON campuss . total 112 students appeard
for the apti - 104 cleared .apti was according to the format but the
english was lengthy ,the sentence arrangement took too much time to
solve and almost no students(including me) could even touch RC , I
answered all "C".Verbal and Non-verbal was very easy .Only problem is
the time constraints, so a little bit of practicing before exams help.
After that it was HR+Tech ..
Me - Good afternoon sir,
Hr - good afternoon, please sit.
Me - Thank you, sir.
Hr - so Chiranjib, tell me why do you want to join cognizant?
Me high growth rate, work environment
bla bla bla ..
Hr so your hobbey is listening to music, what kind of music do you
listen to ?
(I gave Music, Movies, Football, Computer Games, blogging and image
editing/wallpaper designing as my hobby, so what ever you give as hobby,
get a decent knowledge about that subject.)
Me mostly Rock and Metal. I am a big Pink Floyd fan.
Hr what other bands you listen to other than pink Floyd ??
Me sir,I also like bob Dylan and The Beatles .Nowadays I am also into
death metal, I love Obituary etc .
Hr ok, what is you favorite Pink Floyd song?
Me (after a few second of pause as if I am trying to find which is my
favorite pink Floyd song among hundreds of songs by them :P )Comfortably
Hr hmmm, so you watch movies too, what kind of movies ??
Me mainly European movies , I dont like masala bolywood movies.
movies like city of God , y tu mama tambien etc
Hr you have seen city of God ( very impressed , at that time I was
almost sure that I have done it ;)) .
Me yes sir. infact I have seen CDD 3 times .. its a revolutionary
After this it was more of a discussion on European and Mexican and
Brazilian movies. I am a movie geek so no problem for me .. Again as I
said get some good knowledge about your hobbies.
Hr do you play football ?
Me yes sir, I play for my class football team in college, though due
to projects and lab woks dont get time to practice too often .
Hr favorite team, favorite footballer ?
Me Arsenal, henry and fabregas.
(I gave over-enthusiasm as my ve point)
Hr why do you think over enthusiasm is a ve aspect for you??
Me said from a personal experience, how I once suffered for too much
Hr - ok , so do you have any problem with relocation ??
Me no sir
and show some reasons why it wont be any problem.
Hr ok, do you have any question?
Me (sadly I forgot to prepare for any question to ask :P ) after a bit
stammering ( acted as if I have too many question to ask :P ) what re we
taught during that 2 months of training.
Hr answered .(please pay attention to what ever he/she says, and ask 1
or 2 question according to his answer to the first question, this will
impress him/her very much as if you really want to join cognizant at any
Atyer 2-3 questions
Hr ok thank you .
Me thank you sir.
So this is it.The interview barely lasted for 10 mintues. not a single
tech question was asked to me . but some of my friend were interviewed
for 30-40 mintues and those were completely tech interview question.
After about an hour the results were announced and i was selected
Apti 112 104.Hr/Tech 103 -50.
Thats about it . remember to be cool , be a bit funny and show real
interest in joining the company ,best Of Luck to you all ..