About the Company

Cognizant, the American multinational company is being a giant in the IT industry. The company is headquarters in Teaneck, New Jersey has clients world-wide. It has been listed in the NASDAQ 100 and S&P 500 indices besides becoming a Fortune 500 company and being named the world’s fourth most admired company by the fortune magazine. Cognizant always has a craze for the Indian brains and recruits a pretty good number of students both on campus and off campus.

Cognizant Test Pattern

Section NameTime Duration
(55 Minutes)
(55 Questions)
Verbal Ability2525
Quantitative Ability1616
Reasoning Ability1414

Cognizant New Test Pattern - 2018 Batch (Associates Role)

Section NameTime Duration(Mins)Questions
English Comprehension 2222
Critical Reasoning 1515
Data Interpretation 1515
Automata Programming60-902-4
This kind of process is only for associates role and the CTC is 6.5 LPA

Test Description - Associates

In the campus recruitment for the 2018 batch, They have introduced a new role known as associates for freshers with an annual package of 6.5 LPA. This test is slightly difficult than the normal one. The first section includes a cognitive and language assessment online test. This section consists of 52 questions from topics like English Comprehension, Data Interpretation, Critical Reasoning with a time limit of 52 minutes. Sectional time limit is allocated.  The second section consists of two levels, the first level tests candidates on debugging and basic programming skills and the second level is online coding and programming test. This round carries more weightage. You are provided with 2-4 automata/ Dynamic programming questions and have to solve it within 60-90 minutes of time. It is followed by one technical Hr and one personal HR.

Test Description - Software Developers

In the campus recruitments for the 2017 batch, the test pattern has considerably deviated from the previous pattern. The present-day pattern contains just 55 questions and a maximum time limit is 55 minutes unlike the previous pattern that had 70 questions. The test is of adaptive type and the difficulty level automatically examines and adopts itself to the student’s ability.

Verbal Ability

Majority of verbal ability questions cover

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Parajumbles
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Critical Reasoning

• Sentence Correction

Quantitative Ability

Most of questions of this section are from the areas of

  • Numbers
  • HCF and LCM
  • Time, speed and distance
  • Pipes and Cisterns
  • Profit & Loss

Reasoning Ability

This section is easy to crack if you have got some good practices in the following areas :

  • Critical Reasoning
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Linear Arrangement
  • Odd Man Out

The sectional cut off is generally around 65% to 75%. The cut off doesn’t have a fixed value and changes based on the number of employees required every year.

Tips by Our Experts

Comparing with the previous patterns, the current pattern is easier and the sectional cut off is higher.

In the verbal section, 25 Questions are supposed to be answered in 25 minutes. Reading comprehension questions play a significant role here. We recommend you to get a lot of reading practices as you will have to read pretty big paragraphs within a minute.

Relax for a minute and refresh yourself before getting into the logical section as all you need to do here is THINK.

The questions are mostly technical and we recommend you to practice well beforehand. You access the practice-test papers developed by Aspiring Minds for Cognizant from online.placementseason.com

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