This is Shaj (ECE III year) from Government College of Engineering, Bargur.
Totally the selection process consists of two rounds
(ii) Interview (HR + Technical)
Before appearing for Written test we have to fill up the below form format. Some Q,s are listed below.
3. Current address:
4. Permanent address.
7. Academic details (10th %, 12th or diploma%)
8. Each Semester percentage and year of passing.
9. Have u cleared all your arrears (backlogs)?
10. Do u have any standing arrears (presently do u have any backlogs)?
11. Software orientation:
12. Extra curricular, Hobbies and Interests.
13. Strengths and weakness.
14. Expectations from cognizant.
15. Your short term plan and long term plan with cts.
16. What are the qualities a software professional need to excel in his field?
(Please prepare for these questions, the answers which you have written for these questions may be asked in the interview, and this will reflect your attitude and your verbal knowledge)
Written test contains three sections
ANALYTICAL section (25 Q,s - 30 mins)
(This section is very easy, but mind the time)
(1-5) Venn diagram
(6-10) Quantitative questions
(11-15) Data sufficiency
(16-20) Binary conversion (Easiest, you can attend these first)
(21-25) Cubes (Easy ones, R.S.Aggarwal is not enough)
VERBAL section (25 Q,s - 20 mins)
(Other than comprehension, this section is quite easy)
(1-10) Comprehension (Please don,t attend these first, these are long passages and difficult to attend) (Best option will be B or C)
(11-15) Find the incorrect sentences
(16-20) Find the correct sentences
(21-25) Arrange the jumbled sentences
REASONING section (20 Q,s - 20 mins)
(Easiest section in the whole paper and you will find yourself enjoying in this section)
(5-6) Logical deduction
(7-15) Find the odd figure out
(16-17) Seating arrangement
(18-20) Logical puzzles
(R.S. Aggarwal Verbal and Non-Verbal reasoning is more than enough)
(Much preparation is not needed for CTS)
(Keep of the R.S. Aggarwal Quantitative aptitude, This doesn,t work for CTS)
I dint even touch Apps.
I secured (57/70). I saw this when I was attending interview.
And I hope I,m the first.
(This is based only on HR,s)
For me it was fully technical, but for my friends it was HR Question,s that played major role.
The HR,s were very friendly
Anyway I,ll explain how my interview went
Me: May I come in sir?
Me: Good morning Sir. (And gave a warm, confident hand shake)
Int: Take your seat
Int: okie Mr.Shaj. Tell me about yourself
Me: Started and went well.
Then I noticed that my voice was less intense.
As I dint have my breakfast and I,m the first one to attend
the interview (First member of first panel) so
for me it was before lunch by 12.00.
I verified him and asked whether I was audible or not?.
Then I asked him water. Water was not there, he gave ma a cup of
(This is to let u people know how friendly they were)
Me: Thank you sir. Im feeling better now.
Me: Shall I continue?
Int: Yes. You can.
Me: Started again and went till 3 mins. (There was a short pause after this)
(I just filled it by saying "Is there anything specific that you would like me to elaborate on?")
Int: okie. What is your Field of Interest?
Me: Microprocessor 8085
Int: Can you draw the Architecture of that?
Me: Yes. And I started drawing. (After few seconds he interrupted)
Int: Can you program using microprocessor?
Me: Yes sir
Int: Then can you write a program for multiplying two numbers?
Me: Finished the program within 1 min as I have prepared for this question.
Int: Asked me to explain the program.
Me: I did.
Int: Microprocessor operates only on Binary right? Which converts Hexa decimal to binary.
Me: I dunno the right answer for that. I said assembler
Int: How many transistor does 8085 have?
Int: Why does frequency of the external clock applied to 8085 get divided by 2 internally?
Me: The frequency is divided to have lesser rise time and fall time
Int: Do you know Dual-core. What it consists of?
Me: A Microprocessor and Digital Signal Processor
Int: What are the differences between them?
Me: Told that it is used for specific signal processing applications and DSP consists of Integrated devices like Multiplier etc which are not present in microprocessor.
Int: okie. Tell me about your project which you have presented.
Me: I explained fully with diagram.
Int: What are the papers you presented?
Me: I explained about it.
Int: Do you know to program in C?
Int: Tell me about pointers/
Me: I told him
Int: Write a program using pointers?
Me: I dint know how to write.. I jus bluffed him. He said Okie.
Int: You are basically an athlete right? Why dint you participate in any competition after joining the college?
Me: I explained.
Int: You are a Chennai guy., If I offer you a job in coimbatore are you ready to shift there? (All the students to whom this question was asked, were placed in CTS)
Me: I said okie.. It doesn,t matter where I work, rather how I work.
Int: Do you have any question?
Me: I,ve heard that CSE & IT students don,t have to undergo training in CTS. Is it true?
Int: He said no.
Me: What are the most you like and dislike in your trainees?
Int: There are lots to tell man. We will talk about this later. Please tell the next person to come in.
(As I was the first person, my interview went for almost 30 mins)
(They don,t see whether your answers are correct or wrong, they only see the way you answer, the way you hold your pen, everything matters. Please wear a smile with you, when you enter the interview hall)
(I was 1000% confident that Im gonna make through in CTS)
To be placed in CTS is very easy.
All the best.. C u in CTS.