Cognizant Careers | Career Opportunitis at Cognizant, Selection Process

Cognizant Careers

Cognizant is a US based company. It is one of the top hirers of fresh talent in India. Dun & Bradstreet was the name of the predecessor company that later came to be called as Cognizant. It started in 1998. This division of the group deals with IT & services. The founding CEO is Kumar Mahadeva.

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CEO: Brian Humphries
Head Quarters: New Jersey
Official Website:

Careers in Cognizant

Cognizant takes in experienced candidates, freshers and executives. One can apply for internships as well. Their hiring process is pretty straight forward.

Experienced, freshers or students interested in doing internships can go to the available jobs page of cognizant website. Find the list of positions available in India here:

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Selection process for Cognizant

The selection process for Cognizant is pretty straight forward. It takes three main steps.

Step 1: Apply/ Appear
Step 2: Evaluation
Step 3: Interview

Let us now discuss in great detail about these three steps. Understand that the three steps will vary for freshers and the experienced.

Step 1: Apply

There is a common portal where both experienced candidates and freshers can search for Job openings at cognizant. Cognizant is a multi- national company; the job requirement is global.

You can find country specific and location specific job openings. Here is the link to find job postings across India:

Once you find a job of your liking, you can either apply for it immediately or save the job to apply later instead searching all over again.

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Resume upload:

If you didn’t readily find the position you are looking for, you can submit your resume at the portal. Cognizant sorts out resumes and selects the right candidates. Both experienced and freshers can apply to jobs and upload resumes.

Link to upload resumes on Cognizant’s portal:

Our team at All India Jobs identified that freshers tend to make many mistakes while preparing their resumes even as they are unaware of it. Read this article on most common problems with resumes here: (Click Here)

The candidates are taken through on- campus and off- campus placements. The eligibility is to maintain 60% marks throughout academics starting from X class. If you are attending an on- campus placement, your placement officer is going to take care of this step.

But if you are looking to attend an off-campus selection/a Cognizant Walkin drive, you can keep checking this Walkins page of Cognizant:

Walkins do not happen all year. If you hate missing a chance to attend Walkins for top companies, keep checking All India Jobs’ Walkins page: Click here.

Step 2: Evaluation

If you are experienced or have applied to a specific job on Cognizant’s job portal, you have to wait to get shortlisted. Experienced candidates need not participate in evaluation. So, they can skip this step.

The selection for On- Campus and Off- campus is done to select candidates for three roles:

1. Analyst Trainee: general AMCAT based test
2. Programming Trainee: general AMCAT based test
3. Specialist Programming Trainee: AMCAT with special syllabus

You can apply for AMCAT’s employability test at

The package of the analyst, programming and specialist programming trainees are in increasing order. The tests for an analyst trainee and a programming trainee are same. If you score better in all rounds, you’ll be qualified to become the programming trainee.

1. Test pattern for Analyst trainee and programming trainee:



On- Campus Off- Campus
No. of questions time No. of questions time
English 25 25 m 25 25 m
Logical Reasoning 14 14 m 14 14 m
Aptitude 16 16 m 16 16 m
Automata fix 7 20 m  
Coding round   1 out of 2 qualifier

Cognizant’s Automata fix assessment round:

This round will have questions about coding. You’ll be asked to fix all errors in a given code, to correct syntax of a given code without changing the logic or to complete a code by reusing existing functions in the code.

All India Jobs compiled a preparation material to crack these Cognizant’s written test rounds. You can prepare Aptitude, Programming, Coding and Technical topics by following the link.

You can easily prepare from here and get one of these 3 jobs, without confusing about where to search.

Technical, Programming or Coding study material: Click here
Aptitude Material: Click here
Reasoning Material: Click here

2. Test Pattern for Special Programming trainee:

Though this test is also AMCAT based, the syllabus and test pattern differ from previous ones. Same test pattern is followed for both on- campus placements and off- campus placements.


No. of questions


Coding proficiency test 2- 3 60- 90 m
Critical Reasoning 15 15 m
Data Interpretation 15 15 m
English 22 22 m
Coding test- 2nd round 2 60 m

These coding assessments are of high standards. You can find a collection of the best sources, trusted sites with free pdfs for programming and coding material from our Technical, Programming or Coding study material. Find the link in the previous table.

Step 3: Interview

Once you have cleared all written evaluations or if your profile has been shortlisted, then you will face the interview rounds. Cognizant has two rounds of interviews and it is mandatory to clear both.

Technical interview
HR interview

Because you have the credibility of passing all the test rounds,it will be easy for you to fare through the interviews. It is assumed that your preparation is sufficient for the technical interview as you cleared the assessment.

Now,all you have to do is to carry yourself with confidence into the interview room and win over the interviewers. We, at All India Jobs have written a good number of smart tips to flawlessly perfect your interview: Click here.

All India Jobs wishes you All the Best! You can read more about the selection processes of other top companies here at All India Jobs page.

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