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Cognizant Recruitment Process 2020 both On-campus and Off-campus

Published on 23 Mar 2020

Cognizant Recruitment process or CTS selection process for on-campus and off-campus drives is given here. Cognizant has updated its pattern for on-campus recruitment. The latest pattern followed by Cognizant is given below.


Cognizant - About the company


Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (CTS) is an American multinational corporation that provides custom information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services.Originally founded as an in-house technology unit of Dun & Bradstreet in 1994, Cognizant started serving external clients in 1996.


Cognizant is the dream company for almost all engineers. Thus, it is a company that hundreds of students apply to all across the world. It is important for you to be aware of the Cognizant recruitment process before you attend the drive. Visit Cognizant's website for more information.


Cognizant Recruitment Process


Important Cognizant has changed its pattern for its on-campus recruitment process. It has introduced the Automata fix section to test candidates programming skill. To know more, read below.


cognizant recruitment process 2018 both on campus and off campus (via Amcat)


Cognizant mostly conducts its exam through the AMCAT platform. Merit trac is another common platform being used by Cognizant. Cognizant recruitment process (on-campus and off-campus) generally happens for two roles.


Designation CTC offered
Programmer Analyst Trainee3.38 LPA
Associate6.5 LPA


Programmer Analyst Trainee - On campus


Cognizant Placement process for Programmer Analyst trainee role (on campus hiring) is as given below. Cognizant hires a good number of candidates for this role each year. The candidates who get selected for this role will be trained at Cognizant Academy for a period of 4 months post which they will join the project teams.


Cognizant has changed its recruitment pattern. Below is the latest Cognizant Recruitment Process.


SectionsNumber of QuestionsTime Duration
Quantitative Aptitude1616 mins
Logical Reasoning2435 mins
Verbal Ability 2218 mins
Automata Fix720 mins
1 Technical Round--
1 HR Round--


What is Automata Fix? What sort of questions can be expected?


  • Candidate needs to fix all errors in a given code.
  • Candidate needs to correct the syntax of the given code without changing its logic.
  • Candidates need to complete the given code by reusing existing functions in the code.


The detailed syllabus and instructions for CTS test process can be checked here - Cognizant Test Pattern & Syllabus.


Practice for CTS Placement process through our free resources. If you practice these, then you can easily answer 70% of the questions, as most of these concepts would repeat in the CTS test process. Click on the below sections and start preparing now.


1) Cognizant Aptitude Questions

2) Cognizant Logical Reasoning Questions

3) Cognizant Verbal Ability Questions

4) Cognizant Automata Fix questions


Programmer Analyst Trainee - Off campus


Cognizant placement process for Programmer Analyst Trainee (Off-campus hiring) is given below. Cognizant mostly conducts its off-campus. Cognizant recruitment process through Amcat. You can check here to apply for Cognizant recruitment through Amcat (off-campus). The detailed procedure to apply for the Cognizant drive via Amcat is mentioned here - Cognizant off-campus hiring.


SectionsNumber of QuestionsTime Duration
Quantitative Aptitude1616 mins
Logical Reasoning1414 mins
Verbal Ability 2525 mins
Coding260 mins
1 Technical Round--
1 HR Round-


Note: Certain times Cognizant excludes the coding test for this role during its recruitment process if it is not via AMCAT. Cognizant has recently excluded coding test for a campus pool drive in April 2018. But there is no guarantee if this would happen in other CTS selection processes. So you need to be prepared for the coding round to crack the CTS selection process.


In the Coding test conducted for CTS recruitment through Amcat, Amcat automata questions are asked. So it is important to study these before the CTS selection process.

Check the following here:



Associate (On-Campus & Off-campus)


Cognizant has been hiring candidates for this role since last year. This role offers a higher package (6.5 LPA) than software engineer role. The recruitment process for this role is as given below.


SectionsNumber of QuestionsTime Duration
Coding2 - 360 - 90 mins
English Comprehension2222 mins
Data Interpretation1515 mins
Critical Reasoning1515 mins
Programming260 mins
1 Technical Round--
1 HR Round--


For more details regarding each of these sections, click here. Also to know the eligibility criteria, syllabus and detailed Exam pattern, click on the below button.

Know Cognizant Test Pattern and Syllabus


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