GenC stands for Generation Cognizant. It basically means the fresher hiring that Cognizant does. GenC refers to those candidates who enter Cognizant with no prior experience.
There are 4 types of GenC Profiles for which Cognizant hires.
Candidates with minimal to no coding experience are often hired for this profile.
For this role candidates are trained once they are hired to work with technologies.
Candidates with advanced programming skills are hired for GenC Next.
GenC Elevate is for candidate’s who have basic programming knowledge along with knowledge of DSA and DBMS.
For GenC Pro , candidates who know about technologies like SalesForce, Cybersecurity along with programming are hired.
The working and salary of all these profiles vary accordingly.
Job Title: They offer various job titles like Data Scientists, SDE intern , full stack developer, app developer, backend developer , front end developer, etc.
Job Role: : They offer 3 roles – GenC, GenC elevate, GenC next. In 1st batch GenC elevate and GenC next are offered and in the next batch GenC and GenC elevate are offered.
Primary Rounds (Round 1):
The skill assessment test is the next. It is administered via the software platform MSB, where many companies conduct their online tests. This test is divided into 4 parts, with a time duration of 3 hours. Here each section has its own time constraints and hidden internal cutoffs.
The four sections are primarily a question-and-answer section with quick questions from basic cs theory, a coding section, another coding or programming section with two lengthy codes, and finally a SQL command questions section.
CS Theory part:
It basically contains MCQs. A time period of 20 minutes is given. Questions come from topics like aptitudes, logical reasoning, english, programming and CS subjects (OS, DBMS).
Resources: You can read GFG aptitude series. It will be enough for your aptitude part. Indiabix is also a good beginner but it is very easy, rest of their questions are similar to maximum company aptitude tests.
Coding / Programming (part 1):
This section consists of two short but complicated codes. In the most recent interviews, a question based on the conversion of 24-hour time to 12-hour time was posed to an interviewee.
Resources: Hacker rank problem solving, GFG cognizant company tag coding problems. A time limit of 40 minutes is given to the interviewees.
Some of the coding questions are:
Write a program to perform Binary search on an array of N numbers.
Coding / Programming (part 2):
They give you 2 moderate but lengthy codes questions. A time limit of 60 minutes is given to the interviewees.
SQL Query commands (40 minutes):
Maybe 2 queries are asked in this section. One question is asked of easy level and another one of moderate level. A time limit of 40 minutes is given to the interviewees.
Resources: Hackerrank SQL for beginner, SQLzoo for sharp SQL preparation, for learning prefer any good crash course video on SQL as per your choice
Some of the common SQL and DBMS questions are:
The following are the difference
Here are the different types of the JOINs in SQL:
3. How can you create empty tables with the same structure as another table?
This can be achieved by fetching the records of one table into a new table using the INTO operator while fixing a WHERE clause to be false for all records. In this way, SQL prepares the new table with a duplicate structure to accept the fetched records. However, there are no records that will get fetched due to the WHERE clause in action. Therefore, nothing is inserted into the new table, thus creating an empty table.
The following query is the simplest way to get the third maximum salary of an employee:
Here is the demo example that shows how to get the third maximum salary of an employee.
The following are the alternative way to get the third-highest salary of an employee:
A. Using LIMIT Keyword
B. Using Subquery
C. Using TOP Keyword
Review of an interviewee who sat for the round 1 of the interview:
“The main difficulty of the test was its time duration and length of assessment, which made me exhausted, but it was very adventurous to give the entire test with so many different sections evaluated at once. I believe I did well on the multiple-choice questions. I completed 1 moderate level coding problem and 1 SQL query problem. To be on the safe side, my personal recommendation would be to try to finish at least one question from each segment (code and SQL), and in the MCQ section, try to finish the English component within five minutes, focus on your paragraph reading skills. If you have studied CS, it won't take much time.”
Technical Interview (Round 2):
People who qualify the round 1 get shortlisted for round 2 of the interview or the technical interview. Results are declared almost 1 week after round 1. At this point , they shortlist at a ratio of 1:3 for GenC next and GenC elevate role’s interview respectively, few GenC Next candidates get swapped to GenC Elevate position during technical interview.
Reference: Read about all GFG-aware interview experiences (both on and off campus) to get a sense of the types of questions that might be asked. Review CS subjects' concepts, projects, and tech stack usage. Consider how to present them as introductions and accomplishments. Try to know about the company, visit the company’s website to check their goal and achievements.
Parts of technical interview:
Similar to the previous round, this interview is broken into four sections. The first portion is similar to the first round in that it consists primarily of the interviewee's basic introduction. Then they begin asking questions based on the CS theory sections, followed by giving codes to decipher. Then they ask question from web or app development depending on which one you have worked with.
Basic Introduction: They ask you:
CS theory parts:
Basic questions like from the sections of Java, class, objects, the pillars of OOPs, DBMS , SQL , interfaces and other basic areas. They also ask questions from AIML like from Pandas and Numpy.
Two simple codes will be given in this part. The interviewee will be asked to solve and run the code Infront of the interviewer. Remember low level coding stuff like Fibonacci or maybe basic implementation of linked list patterns etc. One of our close people gave this interview and he was asked two questions which were, multiply 2 numbers without using the multiplication operator and reverse a sentence.
The interviewer initially looks at your resume and the work you have completed thus far during your time in college. Although the majority of the questions come from areas you are familiar with, you may still encounter challenging ones or questions from areas you are unfamiliar with or only have a passing familiarity with. If you're lucky, they'll ask you about your best areas of expertise, but they may also ask about your weakest. They don't care about your track. I personally know a Java track dude who was asked solely in Python. We advise being ready for anything.
HR interview(Round 3):
If you crack this round you are shortlisted for the final or HR interview round. This part lasts only for 10-15 minutes, but is the most important of all.
From the recent experiences of interviewees it was seen that this section mainly consists of:
This is the final part of the interview , and if you crack this you will bag a job.
Some of HR Questions are:
Experience of a close Interviewee who got a job after giving the interview :
Then after he got satisfied with my answers he concluded the session. In a nutshell I found the interview was of moderate level. Confidence is the key. Develop your soft skills, keep your calm and tackle the questions with a cool attitude because they also judge you on your ability to tackle situations under pressure. “
A heartfelt thanks to Mr. Souradeep Dutta for helping by sharing his experience in the interviews. Maybe his help will lead a lot of people in cracking the jobs or at least getting a wonderful experience for future interviews. We are posting his LinkedIn profile link so that you can contact him and ask for help.
LInkedin Profile : https://www.linkedin.com/in/souradeep-dutta-305033203
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