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Programmer Analyst Trainee
Cognizant
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3 rounds | 1 Coding problems
Interview preparation journey
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Preparation
Duration: 8 Months
Topics: Data Structures, Algorithms, Oops, OS, JavaScript, networks, PostgreSQL, HTML, CSS
Tip
Tip

Tip 1 : Work on DS and algorithms.
Tip 2 : Solve atleast 100 problems on your prefered competitive website like Leetcode or Hackerrank to get a grasp of interview setup. Will greatly help in whiteboard round.
Tip 3 : Stick to plan and be clear with basics.

Application process
Where: Other
Eligibility: Above 6.5 CGPA
Resume Tip
Resume tip

Tip 1 : Prepare a single page resume. At the most don't exceed by two pages.
Tip 2 : Be prepared with whatever you put on the resume.

Interview rounds
01
Round
Medium
Online Coding Interview
Duration80 Minutes
Interview date19 Jan 2019
Coding problem0

This round comprised of basic aptitude questions and logical reasoning. Verbal and nonverbal also was asked. Final round consisted of Debugging and design questions. Duration was very short with each section having sectional cutoff. It was pretty difficult. Only 3 from our institute made through.

02
Round
Hard
Face to Face
Duration50 Minutes
Interview date8 Feb 2019
Coding problem1

I waited for almost whole day before being called.
Was grilled on all software Engineering topic like DS, Algorithms,DBMS,OS. Answered pretty confidently that made me to clear this round.

1. Alien dictionary
Hard
46m average time
50% success
0/120
Asked in companies
AccentureGoogleSprinklr

You have been given a sorted (lexical order) dictionary of an alien language.


Write a function that returns the ...

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03
Round
Easy
HR Round
Duration20 Minutes
Interview date8 Feb 2019
Coding problem0

Basic HR discussion about self and salary package. Company culture and policies. Why should we hire you? What is your biggest achievement?

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