CTS Job Placement Paper
Cognizant Technology Solutions
(CTS)
The written tests are based on critical reasoning type questions. Word
based problems, verbal ability, pattern recognition and pattern matching,
series type, arithematicbased (including functions and permutations) are
usually asked. This is only a sample paper. We are not providing you with
all the questions  just some questions to give you a general idea of the
test pattern.
SECTION1
Find the next in the sequence:
1. BC CE EG GK ?
a)KN
b)KU
c)KM
d)None
2. AA AB BC CE?
a)EG
b)EH
c)EI
d)None
3. AB EF JK QR ?
a)YZ
b)ZA
c)AB
d)None
4.ACD EGL IKT MOB?
a)QST
b)QSZ
c)QSY
d)None
5.AC CG GO OE?
a)EJ
b)EI
c)EL
d)None
6.AE BH CM DU?
a)EH
b)EZ
c) EB
d)None
7. AD DP PL LV
a)VS
b)VK
c)VI
d)None
8. SE QU EN TI?
a)CN
b)BM
c)AI or AZ
d)None
SECTIONII:
Find the values for the following problem:
f(X)= 2X1 + f(X1) if X is not equal to zeroandiff(X=0)=0
9. Value of f(5)
a)15
b)24
c)22
d)None
10. Value of f(f(2))
11. Value of f(16) f(15)
12. Value of f(16)+f(15)480
13. If f(f(X))=81 then the value of X=?
14. If f(X)=4f(X1) then the value of X=?
15.If f(X)= f(X1)+f(X2) for X>1 then X= ?
16. If f(X)f(X1)=f(X8) for X>5 then X=?
SECTION III:
In the following questions a 'word' is given which may not have any
meaning.Find differnet possible words
or palindromes for the word as per the question.For the following find no of
distinct words that can be
formed.
17. TYGHHTT
a).420
b)1540
c)840
d)None
18. TYGHHTY
19. TYGHHTT
20. TYGHHTT
21. TYGHASD
22. TYGHHTY
Find the number of possible palindromes for following
23. TYGHHTY
24. TYHHHTYH.
SECTIONIV:
25 to 32 are based on the figures. You have to analyse them and find the odd
one out.
Five figures will be given out of which one is not correct.
Refer R.S Agarwal's book on Analytical Reasoning & TMHs Quantitative ability
book by Edgar Thorpe.
SECTION V:
For following first find out the anagram and then note the corresponding
meaning.
33.TABLET
Hint: anagram means first u arrange the letters in correct order like
TABLET===BATTLE . So ans is FIGHT
34.RUGGED
35.GORE.
36.STASSI.
For all above choices are.
a)resentment
b)fight
c)help
d)monster
37. ENFOLD
38. LAMB
39. RECEDE.
40. PLEASE
For all the above 4 choices are same
a) cuddle
b) sleeping
c) proclamination
d) ointment
