Company: Cognizant Technology Solutions
Cognizant Technology Solutions Exam Pattern – March 12th 2010
Following is the Latest CTS Placement Paper 2010:
* Aptitude Test is of 3 parts
(total 70 questions.—20+30+20)
English—(20 min,25 marks)
1) Two very long difficult passages (total 10 questions)
2) Correct sentences. – 5 questions
3) Incorrect sentences. – 5 questions
4) Logical Order. – 5 questions.
Quantitative–(30 min,25 marks)
1) Two Venn diagram – 5 questions each.
2) Logical reasoning. – 4 questions each
3) Coding(replace 1 by $ and 0 by * for decimal to binary conversions) – 5 questions
4) Data Sufficiency- 5 questions
5) Cube problems- 5 questions
(For all these sections prepare thoroughly from R.S. Agarwal—Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning)
Analytical– (20 min,20 marks)
Questions = 70 ; time limit = 70 minutes… Correct answer carry one mark and wrong answer carry 0.25 marks. , Offline (paper & pen) test
ANALYTICAL section (25 Q’s – 30 mins)
Directions for Questions 1-5: Read the following information and answer the questions given below it:
Seven students P, Q, R, S, T, U and v take a series of tests. No two students get similar marks. V always scores more than P. P always scores more than Q. Each time either R scores the highest and T gets the least or alternatively S scores the highest and U or Q scores the least.
1.If S is ranked sixth and Q is ranked fifth, which of the following can be true?
A. V is ranked first or fourth B. R is ranked second or third
C. P is ranked second or fifth D. U is ranked third or fourth
E. T is ranked fourth or fifth.
2. If R gets more, V should be ranked not lower than:
A. second B. third C. fourth D. fifth E. sixth
3. If R is ranked second and Q is ranked fifth, which of the following must be true?
A. S is ranked third B. T is ranked sixth
C. P is ranked sixth D. V is ranked fourth
E. U is ranked sixth
4. If S is ranked second, which of the following can be true?
A. U gets more than V B. V gets more than S
C. P gets more than R D. P gets more than V
E. T gets more than Q
5. If V is ranked fifth, which of the following must be true?
A S scores the highest B. R is ranked second
C. T is ranked third D. Q is ranked fourth
E. U scores the least
Questions 6-10 :
6. You are having 31kg of rice. You are provided with a 1kg stone for weighing. In how many weights the 31kg of rice can be weighed. ?
7. A starts at 11:00AM and travels at a speed of 4km/hr. B starts at 1:00PM and travels at 1km/hr for the first 1hr and 2km/hr for the next hr and so on. At what time they will meet each other ?
Ans: 8:45 pm
8. There are 80 coins, among them one coin weighs less compared to other. You are given a physical balance to weigh. In how many weighing the odd coin can be found.
9. Dia of the circle 4cm. The shaded part is 1/3 of the square area. What is the side of the square.
Ans: root of 3pi
10. A,B,C, can do a work in 8,14,16 days respectively. A does the work for 2 days. B continues from it and finishes till 25% of the remaining work. C finishes the remaining work. How many days would have taken to complete the work?
Directions for Questions 11-15 : Each question given below has a problem and two statements numbered I and II giving certain information. You have to decide if the information given in the statements are sufficient for answering the problem. Indicate your answer as
(a) if the data in statement I alone are sufficient to answer the question;
(b) if the data in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question;
(c) if the data in either in I or II alone are sufficient to answer the question;
(d) if the data even in both the statements together are not sufficient to answer the question;
(e) if the data in both the statements together are needed;
11. A) The report was useless to them because there was no needed information.
B) Since the report lacked needed information it would have not been useful to them.
C) Since the report did not contain the needed information it was not real useful to them
D) Bening that the report lacked the needed information, they could not use it.
E) since the report lacked needed information it was of no use to them.
12. A) Anitha was sitting with her husband on the steps of the temple with her lap full of newspapers, when Bunty
and Bittoo came up.
B) Anitha, with her lap full of newspapers, was sitting with her husband on the steps of the temple when Bunty
and Bittoo came up.
C) With her lap full of newspapers, Anitha was sitting with her husband on the steps of the temple when Bunty
and Bittoo came up.
D) Anitha was sitting with her husband on the steps of the temple when Bunty and Bittoo came up with her
lap full of news papers.
13. A) Since managers can motivate people in the tasks that need to be done by getting them involved.
B) The managers can motivate people in tasks by getting them involved that needs to be done
C) The managers not only do the tasks that need to be done by getting them involved but also can motivate
D) People can be motivated by getting them involved in the tasks that need to be done by the managers
E) The managers can motivate people by getting them involved in the tasks that need to be done.
14. A)I went yesterday to the bank to collect the pass-book.
B) I went to the bank yesterday to collect the pass -book
C) Yesterday to collect the pass-book I went to the bank
D) To collect the pass-book yesterday I went to the bank
15. A) The early age of three or four years, would begin our first recollection of the world, for many of us.
B) Our first recollection of the world, for many of us, would be early age of three or four years.
C) For many of us, our first recollection of the world being the early age of only three or four years.
D) For many of us, our first recollection of the world has been the early age of only three or four years
E) For many of us, our first recollection of the world is from the early age of only three or four years.
Directions(21-25): A cube is coloured orange on one face , pink on the opposite face , brown on one face and silver on a face adjacent to the brown face. The other two faces are left uncoloured. It is then cut into 125 smaller cubes of equal size. Now, answer the following questions based on the above statements:
21. How many cubes have at least one face coloured pink ?
A. 1 B. 9 C. 16 D. 25
22. How many cubes have all the faces uncoloured ?
A. 24 B. 36 C. 48 D. 64
23. How many cubes have at least two faces coloured ?
A. 19 B. 20 C. 21 D. 23
24. How many cubes are coloured orange on one face and have the remaining faces uncoloured ?
A. 19 B. 12 C. 14 D. 16
25. How many cubes one coloured pink ?
A. 8 B. 10 C. 12 D. 16
Directions7-15:In each of the following questions one word is different from the rest. Find out the word which does not belong to the group
7. A) Handle B) Cycle C) Chain D) Break
8. A) Butchers B) Police Station C) Newsagents D) Opticians
9) A) TV B) FG C) KL D) PQ
Ans : (A)
10. A) Gloves B) Sandals C) Socks D) Shoes
11. A) ACEG B) MOQS C) GHJL D) RTVX
Ans : (C)
12. A) Kindergarten B) Office C) College D) University
13. A) Cow B) Pork C) Lamb D) Chicken
14. A) Bus B) Lorry C) Van D) Bicycle
15. A) Grape B) Orange C) Potato D) Lemon
16. There are five different houses. A to E, in a row. A is to the right of B and E is to the left of C and right of A. B is to the right of D. Which of the houses is in the middle.
A) A B) B C) D D) E
17. Five girls are sitting in a row. Rashi is not adjacent to Sulekha or Abha. Anuradha is not adjacent to Sulekha. Rashi is adjacent to Monika. Monika is at the middle in the row. Then, Anuradha is adjacent to whom out of following?
A) Rashi B) Sulekha C) Abha D) Monika E) Cannot determined
18. You drive to the store at 20 mph and return by the same route at 30 mph. Discounting the time spent at the store, what was your average speed?
Ans: 24 mph
19. Two trains travel toward each other on the same track, beginning 100 miles apart. One train travels at 40 miles per hour; the other travels at 60 miles an hour. A bird starts flight at the same location as the faster train,lying at a speed of 90 miles per hour. When it reaches the slower train, it turns around, flying the other direction at the same speed. When it reaches the faster train again, it turns around — and so on When the trains collide?
Ans: in one hour
20. There are several chickens and rabbits in a cage (with no other types of animals). There are 72 heads and 200 feet inside the cage. How many chickens are there, and how many rabbits?
Ans: 44 chickens and 28 rabbits
VERBAL SECTION (25 questions-25min)
Directions for Questions 1-5: Read the passage and answer the questions that follow on the basis of the information provided in the passage.
Few areas of neuron behavioral research seemed more promising is the early sixties than that investigating the relationship between protein synthesis and learning. The conceptual framework for the research was derived directly from molecular biology, which had shown that genetic information is stored in nucleic acids and expressed in proteins why not acquired information as well.
The first step towards establishing a connection between protein synthesis and learning seemed to be to block memory (cause adhesion) by interrupting the production of pro