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Cognizant Recruitment Model and Sample Paper

Company Profile
Cognizant is an information technology services and consulting company with headquarters in Teaneck, New Jersey, United States and with significant operations in Chennai, India. Cognizant has been named to the 2009 Fortune 100 Fastest-Growing Companies List for the seventh consecutive year. Cognizant has also been named to the Fortune 1000 and Forbes Global 2000 lists for 2009. It has consistently ranked among the fastest growing companies including the 2009 Business Week 50 list of the top-performing U.S. companies, the Business Week Hottest Tech Companies 2009, and the Forbes Fast Tech 2009 list of 25 Fastest Growing Technology Companies In America.

The company was started in 1994, as an in-house IT services unit of the Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (D&B) and its operating units. Initially a joint venture between Dun & Bradstreet (76%) and Satyam Computer Services Ltd. (24%), it soon became a 100% subsidiary of D&B Corp. In 1996, the company became a division of the Cognizant Corporation, after the split-up of Dun & Bradstreet Corporation.

In June 1998, Cognizant Corporation was again split into independent companies, and Cognizant Technology Solutions was formed as a division of IMS Health, a provider of information solutions to the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. The same year, the company completed its initial public offering and was listed on the NASDAQ. In November 2002, IMS Health divested its majority interest in Cognizant through a tax-free split-off.
In its early years, Cognizant's clientele primarily comprised the sister companies in the Dun and Bradstreet group of companies and the services were focused on Y2K compliance, Application Support and Maintenance (predominantly in client server and mainframe applications).

Cognizant has aligned its businesses vertically and has clients in
· Banking & Financial Services
· Consumer Goods
· Healthcare
· Travel & Hospitality
· Information, Media & Entertainment
· Insurance
· Life Sciences
· Retail

Recruitment Model:
There are three rounds
1) Aptitude Round: 55 questions in 60 minutes
-> Analytical Ability (30 questions - 30 min)
-> Verbal Ability (25 questions - 30 min)
-> A question will be asked on soft skillswhere you have to write in descriptive manner.
2) Technical Interview: Questions on basic core subjects like C, C++, DBMS etc.
3) HR Interview: Formal questions about yourself.

For CTS Sample Placement Paper: Click here
Published date : 20 Apr 2011 05:53PM

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