Cognizant is an American multinational corporation that provides IT services such as digital, technology, consulting, ITO, BPO and operations services. These include business and technology consulting, systems integration, application development and maintenance, IT infrastructure services, analytics, business intelligence, data warehousing, customer relationship management, supply chain management, engineering and manufacturing solutions, enterprise resource planning, research and development outsourcing, and testing solutions.

The company has three key practice areas that span its business-

  1. Digital Business
  2. Digital Operations
  3. Digital Systems and Technology.

Eligibility Criteria:

Only full-time courses will be considered (Part Time/Correspondence courses will not be considered).

  1. B.E / B.Tech in any discipline (CSE/ECE/IT/EEE/TELECOM/M.E/CIVIL etc).
  2. Engineering candidates who have passed out are eligible to apply.
  3. M.Sc graduates in Computer Science & Information technology can apply.
  4. MCA graduates are also eligible to apply.
  5. The graduation should be a Full-Time course recognized by Central/State government of India.

Please note that a candidate is expected to have good communication & interpersonal skills, along with a good command on technical subjects.

Placement Paper Pattern:

Time allotted is 89 minutes

SectionNo. of questionsTime
Quantitative Aptitude1616 minutes
English2235 minutes
Logical2418 minutes
Code Debugging720 minutes

*No negative marking


  • Basic Mathematics
    o LCM & HCF
    o Divisibility
    o Numbers, decimal fractions and power
    o Averages
    o Ratio & Proportion
    o Algebra
    o Surds & Indices
  • Applied Mathematics
    o Profit and Loss
    o Simple and Compound Interest
    o Time, Speed and Distance
    o Inverse
    o Time and Work
    o Allegation & Mixtures
    o Percentage
    o Area, shape, and perimeter
  • Engineering Mathematics
    o Logarithms
    o Permutation and Combinations
    o Probability
    o Pipes and Cisterns
    o Geometry, Coordinate Geometry
    o Clocks & Calendar
    o Problem on Ages
Logical Reasoning
  • Deductive Reasoning
    o Coding deductive logic
    o Blood Relation
    o Directional Sense
    o Objective Reasoning
    o Selection decision tables
    o Syllogism
  • Inductive reasoning
    o Analogy and Classification pattern recognition
    o Coding pattern and Number series pattern recognition
    o Statement & Conclusion
    o Seating Arrangements
  • Abductive Reasoning
    o Logical word sequence
    o Data sufficiency
    o Odd Man Out
    o Data Arrangements
    o Mathematical Orders
    o Inferred Meaning
  • Vocabulary
    o Synonyms
    o Antonyms
  • Grammar
    o Error Identification
    o Sentence Improvement & Construction
    o Subject-Verb Agreement
    o Tenses & Articles
    o Preposition & Conjunctions
    o Speech & Voices
  • Reading Comprehension
    o Inferential and Literal Comprehension
    o Contextual Vocabulary
    o Comprehension ordering
    o Sentence Selection
    o Selecting Words
Code Dubbing Basic programming
Control Structures
Conditional statements
Linear data structures
Advanced data structures
Sorting and searching algorithm

Interview Round:

  • Technical Interview
  • HR Interview

Cognizant Mock Placement Paper