Cognizant Test Pattern

CTS Written Test Pattern for Freshers 2018

Cognizant Online Test Pattern can be found out for the following –

  • On Campus 3.33 to 3.5 LPA Pattern
  • On Campus 6.5 LPA Pattern
  • Off Campus 3.33 LPA Pattern

Cognizant Online Test Pattern 2018 On Campus

For 3.33 to 3.5 LPA (Package varies college by college)

  • Platform used – MeritTrac
  • Written Test
    • Quants
    • Logical
    • Verbal
  • Technical Interview
  • HR Interview
  1. Numbers
  2. Time, speed and distance
  3. Pipes and Cisterns
  4. Profit & Loss
  5. HCF and LCM
  1. Number of Questions – 16
  2. Time – Total time of whole test is 60 mins
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Linear Arrangement
  • Odd Man Out
  1. Number of Questions – 14
  2. Time – Total time of whole test is 60 mins
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Para-jumbles
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Sentence Correction
  1. Number of Questions – 25
  2. Time – Total time of whole test is 60 mins

If the Package is more than 6.5LPA

For this Platform used is AMCAT, but the whole process and Syllabus is different for the exam then General AMCAT Test.

  1. Critical Reasoning –
    1. Number of Questions -15 questions
    2. Time – 20 minutes
  2. Programming –
    1. Number of Questions -2 questions
    2. Time – 60 mins
  3. Data Interpretation –
    1. Number of Questions -10 questions
    2. Time – 15 minutes
  4. English Comprehension –
    1. Number of Questions -22 questions
    2. Time – 18 mins

Cognizant Aptitude Test Pattern for 2018 Batch Off Campus

MANDATORY SECTIONS

  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Verbal English
  • Logical Reasoning

Optional sections(Can choose any two 2 out of these) –

While Cognizant doesn’t consider marks in the sections below but other companies like mPhasis etc may so you must choose

For Engineering –

List – 

  1. Computer Programming
  2. Computer Science
  3. Electronics and Semiconductors
  4. Telecommunication
  5. Electrical Engineering, 
  6. Mechanical Engineering
  7. Civil Engineering
  8. Instrumentation Engineering
  9. Industrial Engineering
  10. Production Engineering
  11. Metallurgical Engineering
  12. Chemical Engineering
  13. Automotive Engineering
  14. Paint Technology
  15. Polymer Technology
  16. Chemistry.

While you can choose any but we suggest these for the following branches –

We suggest for Engineering Branches that students must choose computer programming(If they want to apply for IT jobs in companies like Accenture, Zs Associates, mPhasis etc.

  • For CSE and IT – Computer Programming and Computer Science.
  • For ECE – Telecommunication, Electronics and Semiconductors + Computer Programming
  • For EEE – Electrical Engineering + Computer Programming. Can also give Electronics and Semiconductors if confident.
  • For Mech – Mechanical Engineering + Computer Programming. Can also give Metallurgical Engineering if confident.
  • For Chemical – Chemical Engineering + Computer Programming. Can also give any one of paint, polymer, chemistry if confident.
  • Civil Engineering – Civil Engineering + Computer Programming.

There is additional 2nd round after this

This includes Coding Round which will have two questions one easy and one hard.

  • Basic Mathematics
    • LCM & HCF
    • Divisibility
    • Numbers, decimal fractions and power
  • Applied Mathematics
    • Profit and Loss
    • Simple and Compound Interest
    • Time, Speed and Distance
    • Inverse
  • Engineering Mathematics
    • Logarithms
    • Permutation and Combinations
    • Probability
  • Max Score – 900
  • Questions – 16 Ques
  • Time – 18 mins 
  • Deductive Reasoning
    • Coding deductive logic
    • Blood Relation
    • Directional Sense
    • Objective Reasoning
    • Selection decision tables
  • Inductive reasoning
    • Analogy and Classification pattern recognition
    • Coding pattern and Number series pattern recognition
  • Abductive Reasoning
    • Logical word sequence
    • Data sufficiency
  • Max Score – 900
  • Questions – 14 Ques
  • Time – 16 mins
  • Vocabulary
    • Synonyms
    • Antonyms
    • Contextual Vocabulary
  • Grammar
    • Error Identification
    • Sentence Improvement & Construction
    • Subject-Verb Agreement
    • Tenses & Articles
    • Preposition & Conjunctions
    • Speech & Voices
  • Reading Comprehension
    • Inferential and Literal Comprehension
    • Contextual Vocabulary
    • Comprehension ordering
  • Max Score – 900
  • Questions – 18 Ques
  • Time – 16 mins

Eligibility and other details

NOTE: A few things to keep in mind about working at COGNIZANT

  1. Applicants should be flexible to work in shifts
  2. Applicants should have good communication skills
  3. Applicants should have a flair for mathematics or should be quick in calculations
  4. Applicants should have strong analytical skills
  5. Applicants should have strong project management skills
  6. Applicants should have efficient problem-solving skills

Documents required – These documents should be with you when you appear for the selection process. Carry originals along with their photocopies.

  1. Class X marksheet
  2. Class 12 marksheet/ Diploma marksheet
  3. Consolidated marksheets of graduation or post-graduation. Whichever is applicable. If you haven’t graduated yet, then you can carry along the most recent marksheet.
  4. Photo ID proof (PAN card, passport, college ID, etc)
  5. Passport size photographs
  6. Updated resume