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COGNIZENT Placement Paper : CTS Paper

1. A says " the horse is not black".
B says " the horse is either brown or grey."
C says " the hoese is brown"
At least one is telling truth and atleast one is lying. tell the colour of horse?

2.
A son and father goes for boating in river upstream . After rowing for 1 mile son notices the hat of his fathe falling in the river.After 5 min. he tells his father that his hat has fallen. So they turn round and are able to pick the hat at the point from where they began boating after 5min.
Tell the speed of river?
Ans...6 miles/hr

3. A+B+C+D=D+E+F+G=G+H+I=17 where each letter represent a number from 1 to 9. Find out what does letter D and G represent if letter A=4. (8 marks)
Ans. D=5 G=1

4.

Argentina had football team of 22 player of which captain is from Brazilian team and goalki from European team. For remainig palayer they have picked 6 from argentinan and 14 from european. Now for a team of 11 they must have goalki and captain so out of 9 now they plan to select 3 from rgentinian and 6 from European. Find out no. of methods
avilable for it. (2 marks)
Ans : 160600( check out for right no. 6C3 * 14C6)

5. Three thives were caught stealing sheep, mule and camel.
A says " B had stolen sheep "
C says " B had stolen mule"
B says he had stolen nothing.
The one who had stolen horse is speaking truth. the one who had stolen camel is lying . Tell who had stolen what? (5 marks)
Ans. A- camel ;B- mule ;C- horse

6.
A group of friends goes for dinner and gets bill of Rs 2400 . Two of them says that they have forgotten their purse so remaining make an extra contribution of Rs 100 to pay up the bill. Tell the no. of person in that group. (3 marks)
Ans - 8 person

7. In acolony there are some families. Each of them have children but different in numbers.Following are conditions:
A) No of adult no of sons no of daughters no of families.
B) Each sister must have atleast one brother and should have at the most 1 sister.
C) No of children in one family exceeds the sum of no of children in the rest families.
Tell the no of families.(5 marks)
Ans : 3 families

8.

There are 6 people W,H,M,C,G,F who are murderer , victim , judge , police, witness, hangman. There was no eye witness only circumtancial witness. The murderer was sentenced to death.
Read following statement and determine who is who.

1. M knew both murderer and victim.
2. Judge asked C to discribe murder incident.
3. W was last to see F alive.
4. Police found G at the murder site.
5 H and W never met.
( 8 marks)

The above mentioned questions are of 37 marks rest I don,t rememberas they had no of condition. One which mentions about hundustani music Gazals ect. is tobe solved through venn diagram. Its of 8
marks. and another was grading 5 student which was of 5 marks.

COGNIZENT Placement Paper : Cognizant Placement Papers and Sample Papers

SECTION-1:

Find the next in the sequence:

1. BC CE EG GK ?

a)KN
b)KU
c)KM
d)None

2. AA AB BC CE?

a)EG
b)EH
c)EI
d)None

3. AB EF JK QR ?

a)YZ
b)ZA
c)AB
d)None

4.ACD EGL IKT MOB?

a)QST
b)QSZ
c)QSY
d)None

5.AC CG GO OE?

a)EJ
b)EI
c)EL
d)None

6.AE BH CM DU?

a)EH
b)EZ
c) EB
d)None

a)VS
b)VK
c)VI
d)None

8. SE QU EN TI?

a)CN
b)BM
c)AI or AZ
d)None

SECTION-II :

Find the values for the following problem:
f(X)= 2X-1 + f(X-1) if X is not equal to zero and if f(X=0)=0

9. Value of f(5)

a)15
b)24
c)22
d)None

10. Value of f(f(2))

11. Value of f(16)- f(15)

12. Value of f(16)+f(15)-480

13. If f(f(X))=81 then the value of X=?

14. If f(X)=4f(X-1) then the value of X=?

15.If f(X)= f(X-1)+f(X-2) for X>1 then X= ?

16. If f(X)-f(X-1)=f(X-8) for X>5 then X=

SECTION -III :

In the following questions a ,word, is given which may not have any meaning.Find differnet possible words or palindromes for the word as per the question.

For the following find no of distinct words that can be formed.

17. TYGHHTT

a).420
b)1540
c)840
d)None

18. TYGHHTY

19. TYGHHTT

20. TYGHHTT

21. TYGHASD

22. TYGHHTY

Find the number of possible palindromes for following

23. TYGHHTY

24. TYHHHTYH.

SECTION-IV :

25 to 32 are based on the figures. You have to analyse them and find the odd one out.  Five figures will be given out of which one is not correct.

Refer R.S Agarwal,s book on Analytical Reasoning & TMHs Quantitative ability book by Edgar Thorpe.

SECTION -V :

For following first find out the anagram and then note the corresponding meaning.

33.TABLET
Hint: anagram means first u arrange the letters in correct order like TABLET===BATTLE . So ans is FIGHT

34.RUGGED

35.GORE.

36.STASSI.

For all above choices are.

a)resentment
b)fight
c)help
d)monster

37. ENFOLD

38. LAMB

39. RECEDE.

For all the above 4 choices are same

a)cuddle
b)sleeping
c)proclamination
d)ointment.

COGNIZENT Placement Paper : CTS Interview Question

My interview lasted about 1 hour.they gave me a yellow form.in that form they asked about my skill set.I mentioned "C,C++,OS,Datastructures,Computernetworks".one cool guy interviewed me.He asked questions in all main subjects.but he asked only basics in all subjects.the questions are

C
1. Basic datatypes,how many bytes for each datatype

2. bytes for various datatypes in Ansi C,boroland C.

3. Diff between Calloc and malloc.

4. diff between structures and union.

5. call by value,call by reference

6. Gave some code snippets in pointers and asked outputs.

7. gave one code snippet and asked to optimize it.

C++

1. OOPS concepts

2. Inheritence concepts.

3. Access specifiers particularly about Protected access specifier

4. friend functions.

6. virtual constructor.

7. can we have more than one constructor.

8. how can we call diff constructors.

10. memory leaking.

OS

11. what is OS?

12. memory mangement concepts.

13. Virtual memory concpets.

14. in virtual memory paging concepts.

15. Mutual exclusion concept.

16. Semaphore concepts

Data structures

17. What is linear & non-linear data structures.

20. various sorting algorithms

21. asked to explain quick sort with an example.

22. asked to explain binary search algorithm with example.

Software engineering

23. various process models.

24. asked to explain the waterflow model

25. various testing methods.

Computer networks

26. OSI layer.

28. various topologies.

31. ARP

DBMS

32. difference b/w DBMS and RDBMS

34. particular about the foreign key.

35. asked an example for Where and having clause query.

HR

37. I am ME graduate.so why you studied ME

38. are you ready to work in mainframe

39. Are you willing to relaocate.

COGNIZENT Placement Paper : CTS PAPER IN N.I.T. JAMSHEDPUR

Booklet color: Red
1. Using the digits 1,5,2,8 four digit numbers are formed and the sum of all possible such numbers. 106656

2. Four persons can cross a bridge in 3, 7, 13, 17 minutes. Only two can cross at a time. Find the minimum time taken by the four to cross the bridge.  20

3.  Find   the product of the prime numbers between 1-20 Ans:9699690

4. 2, 3, 6, 7--- using these numbers form the possible four digit numbers that are divisible by 4.  ans----8

5. Two trains are traveling at 18kmph and are 60 km apart. There is flying in the train. It flies at 80kmph. It flies and hits the second train and then it starts to oscillate between the two trains. At one instance when the two trains collide it dies. At what distance travel by the fly.  Ans---12km

6. There are 1000 doors that are of the open-close type. When a person opens the door he closes it and then opens the other. When the first person goes he opens-closes the doors ion the multiples of 1 i.e., he opens and closes all the doors .when the second goes he opens and closes the doors 2, 4 6 8 resly. Similarly when the third one goes he does this for 3 6 9 12 15th doors resly. Find number of doors that are open at last.666

7. There are 9 balls of these one is defective. Find the minimum no. of chances of finding the defective one.2

8. There are coins of Rs.5, 2, 1,50p, 25p, 10p, 5p. each one has got a weight. Rs 5 coin weighs 20gms.find the minimum number of coins to get a total of 196.5gms.

9. A can do a work in 8 days, B can do a work in 7 days, C can do a work in 6 days. A works on the first day, B works on the second day and C on the third day resly.that is         they work on alternate days. When will they finish the work.(which day will they finish the work) (7+7/168)->>8

10. A batsman scores 23 runs and increases his average from 15 to 16. Find the runs to be made if he wants top Inc the average to 18 in the same match. 39

11. A man sells apples. First he gives half of the total apples what he has and a half apple. Then he gives half of the remaining and a half apple. He gives it in the same manner. After 7 times all are over. How many apples did he initially have?Ans:127

1. In a club there are male and female members. If 15 female quit then the number of males will become double the number of males. If 45 males quit no. of female becomes five times the number of males. Find the number of females.Ans: 160/3, 83/3

1. When I was married 10 years back my wife was the sixth member of my family. Now I have a baby. Today my father was dead and I had a new baby. Now the average age of my family is the same as that when I was married. Find the age of my father when he was.  60

1. I and two of my friends were playing a game. For each win I get Rs 3. Totally I had three wins. Player 2 got Rs9 and player 3 got Rs 12. How many games had been played?  10

1. A person gives a secret to two other persons in 5 minutes. How long will he take to tell the secret to 768 people?

1. There are 40 seats in a bus. People agree to share the money for the number of seats. The total money comes to 70.37. How many seats were free?Ans: 31

1.  I had Rs100 and I play. If I win I will hav Rs110 and if I lose I will have Rs90. at the end I have 2 wins and 2 lose. How much do I have? Ans: Rs. 100

1. There were sums related to diagrams. They asked to calculate the areas of the circle, rectangle that were enclosed in other objects. They were simple. There were many questions on logical reasoning.

Eg: There are two identical islands. Same tribe lives in the islands. But their receptiveness
varies.

This is the question. There were four choices and we have to select the most appropriate
one.

For the abov one the answer is ----- because of climatic changes There was a question in
which they

gave a polygon with all the external angles. We have to calculate the asked interior
angle

19       A says " the horse is not black".

B says " the horse is either brown or grey."

C says " the hoese is brown"

At least one is telling truth and atleast one is lying. tell the colour of horse?

20.   A son and father goes for boating in river upstream . After rowing for mile son notices the hat
of his fathefalling in the river.After 5 min. he tells his father that his hat has fallen. So they
turn round and are able topick the hat at the point from where they began boating after 5min.
Tell the speed of river? Ans...6 miles/hr

21.  A+B+C+D=D+E+F+G=G+H+I=17 where each letter represent a number from 1 to 9. Find
out what does letter D and G represent if letter A=4. (8 marks)                  Ans. D=5 G=1

22.   Argentina had football team of 22 player of which captain is from Brazilian team and goalki from
European team. For remainig palayer they have picked 6 from argentinan and 14 from european.
Now for a team of 11 they must have goalki and captain so out of 9 now they plan to select 3
from rgentinian and 6 from European. Find out no of   methods avilable for it. (2 marks)
Ans : 160600  ( check out for right no. 6C3 * 14C6)

23     Three thives were caught stealing sheep, mule and camel.

A says " B had stolen sheep "

C says " B had stolen mule"

B says he had stolen nothing.

The one who had stolen horse is speaking truth. the one who had stolen camel is lying . Tell who
had stolen what?  Ans. A- camel ;B- mule ;C- horse

24     A group of friends goes for dinner and gets bill of Rs 2400 . Two of them says that they have
forgotten their purse so remaining make an extra contribution of Rs 100 to pay up the bill. Tell the
no. of person in that group.   Ans - 8 person

25    In acolony there are some families. Each of them have children but different in numbers.Following
are  conditions:

A)    No of adult no of sons no of daughters no of families.

B) Each sister must have atleast one brother and should have at the most 1 sister.

C) No of children in one family exceeds the sum of no of children in the rest families.

D)    Tell the no of families.(5 marks)

Ans : 3 families

26     There are 6 people W,H,M,C,G,F who are murderer , victim , judge , police, witness, hangman.
There was n eye witness only circumtancial witness. The murderer was sentenced to death.
read following statement and determne who is who.

1. M knew both murderer and victim.
2. Judge asked C to discribe murder incident.
3. W was last to see F alive.
4. Police found G at the murder site.
5 H and W never met.

COGNIZENT Placement Paper : Cognizant Technology Solutions Papers

40 QUESTIONS ---1 HOUR WITH A NEGATIVE MARKING OF 0.25 PER QUESTION

1.  If [x] indicates integral of x i.e is the largest integer less than  x and |x| indicates absolute value of x then what is the maximum value  of [x]/|x|.
A. 1  B. 0  C.-1  D. None of these  Ans: A

2. In the above question what is the minimum value of [x]/|x|.
A.  1  B. 0  C.-1  D. None of these  Ans: D
(3-6) If the clock(Conventional clock with numbers from 1 to 12 in order) is cut into 3 pieces such that the sum of numbers on each piece are in Arithemetic Progression(A.P) with a common difference of 1.

3. What is the sum of even numbers in the group where 5 is present?
A.  4  B. 10  C. 12  D. 14 Ans: B

4. What is the product of all numbers in the group in which 12 is  present
A. 212  B. 252  C. 244  D. None of these

5. What is the count of numbers in each piece.
A. 2,2,5    B. 5,5,2   C. 3,4,5    D. 6,4,2    Ans: C

6. What is the count of numbers in each piece.
A. 2,2,5    B. 5,5,2   C. 3,4,5    D. 6,4,2    Ans: C

7. Avinash takes 15 days to complete a work and Bada takes 12 days to complete the same work. If they work in alternate days, In how many days  they finish the work.
A. 13 days B. 13 1/4 days C. 6 1/4 days D. None Ans:

8. There is a circular track of length 400 mts. If A and B Starts at  the same point but in opposite direction with a speeds of 8 m/sec and 12  m/s respectively.Then at what time after the begining they will meet  for the second time.
A. 1hr 40 sec   B. 20 sec   C. 40sec   D. 3hr 20 sec Ans: C

9. In the above question when will they meet for the first time at the starting point.
A. 1hr 40 sec B. 20 sec C. 40sec D. 3hr 20 sec Ans: A

10. If the vertices of the triangle are A(1,2), B(-2,-3) and C(2,3)  then which is the largest angle?
A. Angle(ABC) B.Angle(BAC) C.Angle(ACB) D.None Ans:B

11. If (-1,0), (0,-1) and (-1,-1) are three vertices of a square then  what is the 4th vertex.

12. If [x] indicates integral of x i.e is the largest integer less than  x and |x| indicates absolute value of x then find the value of
[1.99]+[-2.99]+[1.03]+[2.50]
A. 2 B.1 C.-2 D. -5
Ans: A
Step2: If it is less than 10 STOP, else go to Step1.

13. If X=6724 then what is the end result after applying the above algorithm.
A. 19 B.10 C.1 D. None Ans:C

14. If the 4 numbers are arranged in all possible orders then how  many solutions are possible.
A. ONE B. TWO 3.THREE 4. NONE Ans A

15. A trader frauds by 10% while buying and 10% while selling the same. What is the total gain he obtained during the transaction?
A. 13   B.221/4    C.20    D.None of these Ans.

16. There are three cylinders with same height and surface area. If a  new cylinder is created by melting these three with the same height as before what is the surface area of the new cylinder when compared to that of the previous.
A. 25% more B.50% more C.100% more D.None

17. If x=a then y=b except when x=b and y=a. If x=a, then p,q,r,s but when x not equal to a then p,q,r,s=e,f,g,h. If x=m or n then both charecters preeciding it and following it also equals the same with the precedence to the preceding charecter.
There r 5 questions based on the above.

Technical & HR questions

2. Use of DFT.

3. Whether a DC source can be used to run a computer

4. Storage class in C ?

5. what type of I/O device is required for C.

6. Application of the various bands in Satellite communication

7. Process to convert a transistor to diode

8.  effect of quantisation on the BW of a signal.

HR Questions

9. How wud u like to spend 7 day holiday

10. what u expect from CTS

11. short term & long term goals

12. How u can contribute from ECE to software

13. Physical realization of Phase modulation.

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