Cognizant Technology Solutions Interview Questions

Updated Oct 20, 2014
Updated Oct 20, 2014
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    Entry Level Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Cognizant Technology Solutions in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied via their website, and received an email a couple of days later. Set up an interview via the website, and have yet to have the actual interview. The interview is back to back

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    • Describe the most difficult person you had to work with.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Managing Consultant Interview

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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Cognizant Technology Solutions in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    The HR reached out to me, had one initial interview with them, the 2nd with the practice partner, and the 3rd with a director. The 2nd interview was about my background, prior projects and outcomes. Not too hard. The 3rd interview was more personality and skills specific to the role. The interviewer was kind of rude, not sure if it was a test to see my reaction..

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    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

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    Telephonic (with HR), In person (with technical manager), In Person (with Project Manager). Technical interviewer covered all the depth topics in C++ from memory management till program to implement virtual tables. some questions were on inheritance complexities , OOPS principals etc

    Interview Questions
    • Unexpected questions were about some general math puzzles   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    good. Accepted for the rate I asked for
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Associate - Projects Interview

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    2 Technical rounds followed by manager round, good questions on all the technologies i mentioned in the resume and it was a good experience. architecture and scenario based questions to test your ability

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    Negotiation Details
    Was not able to negociate more as i was looking for Hyderabad position
    Accepted Offer
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    Associate Interview

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    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Cognizant Technology Solutions.

    Interview Details

    It was of 3 rounds. One Technical, Managerial and HR. Managerial was around the processes and the team fitment. This position was for 3 yrs of experience so it was not too tough

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing was difficult as it was for a 3 yrs exp position   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Senior Associate Interview

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    I applied online – interviewed at Cognizant Technology Solutions.

    Interview Details

    I got a intital communication from cognizant HR reg a open position in San Jose CA for Hadoop developer position. I had interview with the Cognizant folks which I cleared. Then I had 3 rounds of technical discussion with clients which went for 1.30 hrs. Clients grilled me more on Java and Hadoop knowledge. Finally I got the offer.

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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Consultant - Business Consulting Interview

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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Cognizant Technology Solutions.

    Interview Details

    The overall process takes 4-6 weeks. I had 4-5 rounds of interviews including 3 rounds of telephonic and a face-to-face interview. It takes some time for background check once the company gives the offer.

    Interview Questions
    • In the Business Consulting, the interviews can be grilling since the interviewers have wide range of experience in a particular business function.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation since the salaries of MBAs is very standard and at par with the market rates.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Associate Projects Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Cognizant Technology Solutions in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was interviewed for .NET C#. Interview process had 2 telephonic interviews. Each for around 1 hour. Good level of technical questions for a 4 years experience candidate. Second Interview was more about my last project and problems faced in it and actions took to fix them

    Interview Questions
    • Singleton Algorithm, Code review techniques, entity framework aprroach   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Associate - Projects Interview

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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Cognizant Technology Solutions.

    Interview Details

    I was hired from Offshore, India, Initially, there was a telephonic round of 1.5 hours. After clearing the initial round, the next step was a VC round. After Clearing the VC round, I was eligible for HR round where I was discussed about py package and finally HR round.

    Interview Questions
    • Faced many technical questions by a panel of 4 members. In the video conference round, I was asked many questions related to technical.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Consultant Interview

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    For experienced Candidates, Resumes are screened and then Technical Discussion takes place. If the Technical Phase is clear, then HR discussions start which include Salary & Designations. For Freshers, it is up to the Management & HR department to decide on what basis they would like to select a candidate.

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