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Technical and HR Interview faced by different candidate.

Technical Interview:
 Briefly explain the method you will use to execute an array linked list?
 What are character constants in C++?

 Write a program to add two strings without utilizing “+” operator ?

 Define the terms OSI, TCP, and IP.
 What are streams in C++? What are predefined streams in C++?
 Give me a Query to find out the second largest compensation in an organization ?
 What is the implementation of merge ?

HR Interview:
 Are you willing to relocate to a completely different city?
 Tell me something about your family?

 What do you think it takes to be successful in a company like ours?

 What qualities should a successful manager possess?
 Describe your most rewarding college experience.
 Why should we hire you?
 What do you think makes you stand out for a job in Cognizant?
 Tell me about a time when you worked effectively under pressure.

Technical interview:
 Write the connection code to a database?
 How did you create it in your project?

 What are derived data types? Name the user defined data types in C++.
 Whether higher normal forms better than lower forms as far
 Redundancy is concerned ?
 Explain tokens in C++.Also tell about their role and importance.
 How would you input data to your code?
 Can a database table exist without a primary key ?
 What are the similarities and differences between a class and a structure?
 What is the reason behind using “Inner Join” and “Outer Join” ?

HR Interview:
 Introduce yourself.
 Which is the last movie that you saw?

 Which is your dream company

 What do you think are the qualities that a Team Leader should possess?
 What are your future plans?
 What are your strengths? Weakness?
 If you could be any animal, what would it be?
 What were your favorite classes? Why?
 Do you enjoy doing independent research?
 Who were your favorite professors? Why?

Technical interview:
 Suggest a method of joining two tables.
 What is the “top-n analysis” in DBMS?

 Write a function to take an into argument and return 0 if the given number is prime
otherwise return -1.
 What do you mean by “normalisation”?
 Where do we generally create INDEX?
 What is object oriented model?
 Define RDBMS.
 What are reference variables and how is it defined in C++?
 What are the various forms of normalisation?
 Why is DML provided?

HR Interview:
 Working at Cognizant may involve working on different technologies at different places.
Are you ready to do so?
 What is your father’s occupation?
 How was your academic performance in school and during Engineering?
 Why didn’t you think about pursuing higher studies rather than doing a job?
 Tell us about a time when you made a bad decision.

Technical interview:
 What is Operating System?
 What conditions lead to a deadlock situation?

 Explain the concept of flagging a “semaphore”.

 What is difference between rand() and srand()?
 Define subquery.
 What is BCNF?
 What is the difference between a “semaphore” and a “monitor”?
 Explain these terms- Linked List, Stack, Queue
 Define triggers. Give its applications.

HR Interview:
 Which of your qualities do you think will make you a good fit for the IT Industry?
 What opinion do your friends have about you?

 What motivates you to put forth your best effort?

 When do you think you will complete and be able to join? (contextual question)
 How can you assure that you will join by that time? (contextual question)

Technical interview:
 Give me a program to reverse a Linked List.
 Discuss transparent DBMS.

 Define significance of constant arguments

 What is the role undertaken by DBA in databases ?
 What is the difference between primary key, foreign key, candidate key & super key?
 Differentiate exclusive lock and shared lock.

HR Interview:
 What do you think are your strengths and weaknesses?
 Was it your own decision to pursue Computer Science Engineering or were you
influenced by your parents?
 What interests you most about this position?
 If I were to ask one of your professors to describe you, what would he or she say?
 Why did you choose to attend your college?
 What changes would you make at your college?
 How has your education prepared you for your career?
 Describe your Final Year Project. What innovations did you bring into this project ?
 What is the name of the CEO of Cognizant technologies?
 Do you have any questions for us ?

Technical interview:
 Define double linked lists.
 Differentiate RDBMS and DBMS.

 Can you tell us something about scope rules in C++?

 What are the advantages to use stored procedures.
 Give me a SQL Query to find out the second largest compensation in an organization?
 Do you think BCNF is better than 2NF & 3NF? Why?
 Give pros and cons of DBMS.

HR Interview:
 What do you aspire to achieve?
 How have you improved your academic position in the last two years?

 Do you know anyone who works at Cognizant?

 Who do idolize and why?
 Are you a team player?
 What motivates you?
 Why should I hire you?
 Are you a goal oriented person?
 Do you know our organization mottos?