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?
Answer : grey
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
7. AD DP PL LV
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
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 :
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.
40. PLEASE.
For all the above 4 choices are same
a)cuddle
b)sleeping
c)proclamination
d)ointment.
COGNIZENT Placement Paper : CTS Interview Question
Basic datatypes,how many bytes for each datatype
bytes for various datatypes in Ansi C,boroland C.
Diff between Calloc and malloc.
diff between structures and union.
call by value,call by reference
Gave some code snippets in pointers and asked outputs.
gave one code snippet and asked to optimize it.
C++
OOPS concepts
Inheritence concepts.
Access specifiers particularly about Protected access specifier
friend functions.
about constructors
virtual constructor.
can we have more than one constructor.
how can we call diff constructors.
About destructors
memory leaking.
OS
what is OS?
memory mangement concepts.
Virtual memory concpets.
in virtual memory paging concepts.
Mutual exclusion concept.
Semaphore concepts
Data structures
What is linear & non-linear data structures.
Asked about linked list basics(no programs)
About stacks and queues.
various sorting algorithms
asked to explain quick sort with an example.
asked to explain binary search algorithm with example.
Software engineering
various process models.
asked to explain the waterflow model
various testing methods.
Computer networks
OSI layer.
Asked about presentation layer
various topologies.
asked to explain about the ring topology
asked about the hardware address.
ARP
DBMS
difference b/w DBMS and RDBMS
asked about the keys
particular about the foreign key.
asked an example for Where and having clause query.
HR
tell about CTS
I am ME graduate.so why you studied ME
are you ready to work in mainframe
Are you willing to relaocate.
COGNIZENT Placement Paper : CTS PAPER IN N.I.T. JAMSHEDPUR
Using the digits 1,5,2,8 four digit numbers are formed and the sum of all possible such numbers. 106656
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
Find the product of the prime numbers between 1-20 Ans:9699690
2, 3, 6, 7--- using these numbers form the possible four digit numbers that are divisible by 4. ans----8
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
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 15^{th} doors resly. Find number of doors that are open at last.666
There are 9 balls of these one is defective. Find the minimum no. of chances of finding the defective one.2
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
A person gives a secret to two other persons in 5 minutes. How long will he take to tell the secret to 768 people?
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
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
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.
one.
For the abov one the answer is ----- because of climatic changes
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?
Answer : grey
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
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
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.
What is the sum of even numbers in the group where 5 is present?
A. 4 B. 10 C. 12 D. 14 Ans: B
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
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
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
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:
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
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
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
If (-1,0), (0,-1) and (-1,-1) are three vertices of a square then what is the 4th vertex.
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
Step1: Add all the numbers
Step2: If it is less than 10 STOP, else go to Step1.
If X=6724 then what is the end result after applying the above algorithm.
A. 19 B.10 C.1 D. None Ans:C
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
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.
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
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
Transistor advantage over FET
Use of DFT.
Whether a DC source can be used to run a computer
Storage class in C ?
what type of I/O device is required for C.
Application of the various bands in Satellite communication
Process to convert a transistor to diode
effect of quantisation on the BW of a signal.
HR Questions
How wud u like to spend 7 day holiday
what u expect from CTS
short term & long term goals
How u can contribute from ECE to software
Physical realization of Phase modulation.