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

Cognizant has three key practice areas that span its business — Digital Business, Digital Operations, and Digital Systems & Technology.

Eligibility Criteria:

The eligibility criteria for Cognizant Recruitment Process 2020- 2021:

  • Any individual with Graduates / Post Graduates, BE, B.Tech, MBA, MCA, ME, M.Tech is eligible 
  • Passout year-  2021(Restricted to selective colleges)
  • The individual must have minimum of 60% in both 10th and 12th grade, while must have a score greater than 65%  in B.Tech.
  • Should not have any backlogs at the time of applying for Cognizant Off Campus Drive.
  • The individual must not have any educational gap more than 1 year.
  • The individual must have three to six month of cognizant internship or Cognizant recommended skill certification.

Cognizant Recruitment Process:

The cognizant recruitment process is comprised of 3 rounds: 

ROUND 1: The round 1 includes Aptitude and Code-debugging. The Aptitude comprises of following sections-

  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Verbal


No. of Questions

Allocated time



35 mins



30 mins



35 mins

Code Debugging


20 mins

Coding Round 1


40 mins

Coding Round 2


80 mins


  1. Candidates who clear the cut-off and score good marks will proceed towards Round 2 Test (Gen C)
  2. Candidates who clear the cut-off  but fail to score good marks will proceed towards Round 2 Interview (Gen C)

ROUND 2: The round 2 consists of 2 sections which examines the candidates ability and understanding in coding:

  • Programming
  • Problem Solving Data Structures and Algorithms Capabilities


  1. Candidates who successfully clear this round will be eligible for Round 3
  2. Candidates who fail clear this round 2 will directly head toward the Gen C Interview round which will be based on questions on Technical, Cognitive Abilities and Right attitude ( Package -4.5 LPA).

ROUND 3: Gen C Next Interview 

Candidates who successfully clear this round 2 will be eligible for Round 3 Gen C Next Interview which is based on Problem Articulation, Algorithm Capabilities, Programming Concepts, Cognitive Abilities & the Right Attitude.(Package -6.5 LPA)



Cognizant Previous Year Questions:

Cognizant Sample Questions (These Questions are from the Actual Cognizant drive)


Cognizant Numerical Ability Questions

Q1) log 3600 is equal to ________.


A. 2 log 6 + 1
B. 6 log 2 + 1
C. 2 log 6 + 2
D. 6 log 2 + 2

Answer: C. 2 log 6 + 2


Q2) What is the difference between the LCM and the HCF of the numbers 20, 30, and 40?

A. 100
B. 110
C. 120
D. 130

Answer: B. 110


Q3) Replace the symbols * and # in 9586*4# so that it is divisible by both 8 and 5.

A. 0, 0
B. 1, 0
C. 0, 5
D. 1, 5

Answer: A. 0, 0


Cognizant Logical Reasoning Questions


Q1) Choose the correct Option:
From the given choices select the odd one out.


Answer: D. TUS


Q2) A man has strayed from this path while on his way to the park. He moves 100 km towards south, then another 40km towards west. He then travels 70 km towards north and reaches north and reaches the park. What is the distance of the shortest possible route?

A. 50km
B. 40km
C. 60km
D. 30km

Answer: A. 50km    


Q3) Find the next number in the series.
2, 35, 104, 209

A. 350
B. 308
C. 418
D. 362

Answer: A. 350


 Cognizant Code Debugging Questions

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