Cognizant Technology Solutions
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Interviews at Cognizant Technology Solutions

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at Cognizant Technology Solutions.
Interview experience
Based on 1,511 interviews
Favorable
Interview difficulty
Based on 1,500 interviews
Medium
Interview process length
Based on 1,421 interviews
About a week

Interview process at Cognizant Technology Solutions

Overall experience

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Poor and 10 is Excellent, rating is 7.

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Easy and 10 is Difficult, rating is 6.

Interview process length
About a week
23%
About two weeks
21%
About a month
21%
More than one month
21%
About a day or two
15%
Most reported steps
Written test
55%
Phone call/screening
55%
Background check
43%
Problem solving exercises
32%
Group interview
31%
Least reported steps
Presentation
5%
Take-home/sample work
3%
They have no interview
0%

What candidates say about the interview process at Cognizant Technology Solutions

  • Quite tough
    Shared on July 27, 2018 - Manual Tester - Pune, Maharashtra
  • HR arranges for the interview and looks after the process.
    Shared on January 29, 2018 - Infra. Technology Specialist - Bangalore City, Karnataka
  • You will typically have two rounds of Technical discussion and a HR discussion
    Shared on December 18, 2017 - Sr. Associate - Salesforce EAS-CRM Practice - Hyderabad, Telangana

Interview questions at Cognizant Technology Solutions

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • About my first day at office, Some calculations
    Shared on July 7, 2018 - Process Associate - Kolkata, West Bengal
  • Our Profile.
    Shared on June 27, 2018 - Senior Process Executive (SPE) - Chennai, Tamil Nadu
  • Introduce yourself and ask about the previous company roles and responsibilities
    Shared on March 10, 2018 - Asset co-ordinator - Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Interview tips at Cognizant Technology Solutions

Dress code for the interview
  • Formal (business suit)47%
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)33%
  • They didn’t have a dress code11%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)9%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)0%

What advice do candidates give for interviewing at Cognizant Technology Solutions

  • Be yourself and do your best.
    Shared on April 26, 2021 - SME (Subject Matter Expert) - Pune, Maharashtra
  • Be bold and strong.
    Shared on February 3, 2021 - SENIOR PROCESSOR EXECUTIVE - Tambaram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

The first interview at Cognizant Technology Solutions

How candidates got an interview
  • Walk-In26%
  • Campus placement25%
  • Employee referral16%
  • Recruiter contacted me13%
  • Other online job site10%

How candidates received their first interview at Cognizant Technology Solutions

  • Campus Placement
    Shared on September 19, 2019 - Programmer Analyst - Uttar Pradesh
  • Walk in Interview
    Shared on August 14, 2019 - Process Executive - Hyderabad, Telangana