Cognizant Consulting Interview – Business Analyst Final Round Interview

by Mai Le | Jan 8, 2019

Report on CognizantConsultinginterview questions from a candidate’s experience. This is based on  Cognizant United States Business Analystfinal roundinterview in New Jersey on 11-11-2021.  There may be some variations depending on the offices or other new updates to the recruitment practice – so please use this for reference/preparation purposes only.

Cognizant Consulting interview questions

Who’s the lucky company?
For which division?
United States
And for which office?
New Jersey
What’s the formal title of the position you applied for?
Business Analyst
When did you apply?
When was this interview?
How were you informed of this interview?
HR called
Were you able to choose the time slot yourself?
And this interview was therefore…
Lasted the whole day
Was this a … ?
in-person interview
Which stage was this interview?
final roundinterview
How many interviews in total were in this interview?
There were 3 total interviews. First the campus interview, then later you are flown for the final round superday which consists of 2 more interviews.
How many interviewers were in each interview ?
Most interviews just had one, but simple people had two for their case interviews.
How long did this interview process take in total then?
The total interview time was about 3 hours but the entire process was about 3-4 weeks.
Were there any personal / CV-based questions? If yes, what were they?
Yes, the behaviorial interview also included going through your resume and asking more in depth about certain experiences they find interesting. They also asked why you want the job or to work in that field.
Were there any competencies questions? If yes, what were they?
There was a case interview. The case interview subject is random but generally falls in the subjects that you noted you were interested in. Mine was about ManLog (manufacturing and logistics).
Were there any technical questions? If yes, what were they?
There were no technical questions. The first round campus interview was behavioral and the final round consisted of a case and behavioral/fit interviewed. All the interviews were pretty broad.
What was the most difficult / unusual question among these? How did you deal with it?
All of the questions were pretty standard. The behavioral interview in the final round was more of a chat, but it depended on who you were interviewing with.
Any other weird questions we haven’t covered?
There weren’t any weird questions. However, some people received more difficult case questions than others. I believe analysts interested in the banking practice had more difficult cases.
What was the most unexpected thing about this interview or whole process?
The entire interview process was much easier than I expected. The case was pretty simple and there were no technical questions or extremely in depth behavioral questions.
Did you get the offer?
How long roughly did it take for you to hear back about your offer?
2 weeks
Via what means did you hear back about this outcome?
Is there anything you wish you should have known or prepared for prior to applying to this company?
I wish I did more research on the structure of the company and what type of work I would be doing. I may have elected to start in a different business if that had been the case.
Overall, out of 10, how would you evaluate your experience applying to this company?
Finally, before you go, is there anything else you think will help other candidates get the offer here like you did?
I think being really interested in consulting and showing your sincerity and commitment to learning will go a long way. It’s important to show that you are truly passionate about the career.


Cognizant Overview

Headquarters: Teaneck, NJ
Size: 10000+ Employees
Founded: 1994
Type: Company – Public (CTSH)
Industry: Consulting
Revenue: $10+ billion (USD)

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Written By Mai Le

Mai worked for Goldman Sachs in London for many years as an investment banking associate. When she was at LSE, her seniors used to pass her notes of their interviews as well as their cover letters, which helped her tremendously in her job search. This site is a way for her to pay it forward, obtaining qualified materials from her friends and contributors, and building a similar community to pass the resources on to you.

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