Cognizant Pharmacovigilance Interview Questions – TCS CTS


Here in this article we provide you Cognizant Pharmacovigilance Interview Questions along with TCS CTS walk in for M.Pharmacy and B pharmacy Freshers. Generally the Pharmacovigilance in TCS & CTS will be conducted in the same office around 10:00 AM to 2.30 PM.


Its really good to know where about of anything you do prior. When you decide to go for an interview it is really good to know the pattern of the interview along with its process. Pharmacovigilance is the trending topic these days. I will let you know here expected rounds of interview.

1) Communication –2 min oral talking on your own topic or Group Discussion
2) Aptitude
3) Narrative writing (may be a case study related to clinical trial)
4) HR Round

These days group discussion is very important part of the interview. This is the deciding factor whether you go forward. You have to talk properly with a ear on others speech. Be alert and talk accordingly.

Aptitude is the most important task you need to practice before. Not only for this position for every job you have to give this task successfullyINTERVIEW Questions FOR PHARAMACOVIGILANCE  IN CONGNIZANT TCS


Now we discuss Competency Areas for Pharmacovigilance Professionals. If you want to be a pharmacovigilance Professionals you have know all these things.

Information management skills
# Knowledge of relevant Pharmacovigilance information sources including: printed publications, unpublished sources, databases, websites, social media sites, market research, patients and healthcare professionals, investigator sponsored research and external bodies.
# Effective understanding and use of the principles of information capture, storage, searching and retrieval.
# Effective use of appropriate IT systems and programs.

Scientific knowledge
# Ability to understand in detail clinical, biomedical and scientific reports about pharmaceutical products at a level to allow appropriate capture, review and processing of safety data.

Analytical skills
# Ability to analyse and appraise safety data as part of the ongoing benefit-risk assessment of the company’s products.
# Ability to make informed decisions after finding the relevant facts.

Communication skills
# Ability to communicate information effectively and clearly in written form to allow sharing of safety data within the company and to regulatory bodies as required.

Understanding the wider context
# Knowledge of the business and of the pharmaceutical industry.
# Understanding of the external environment: the NHS, Government policy, regulatory requirements.

Understanding of relevant legal and related issues
# European and Global PV Regulations
# Medicines Act and Statutory Instruments.
# Data Protection legislation.
# Copyright.

# Understanding of, and compliance with, company policies, legal requirements, the European
# Good Vigilance Practice Modules, ABPI Pharmacovigilance Expert Network guidance and other industry guidelines that are relevant to pharmacovigilance.
# Application of sound professional judgement to ethical issues.

Workload Management
# Ability to prioritise, plan and organise work with the appropriate sense of urgency based on regulatory requirements and business needs.

Personal skills
# Team management and leadership skills (for team leaders and managers).
# Strategic planning (especially for managers).
# Interpersonal skills.
# Understanding of the needs and priorities of regulatory bodies.
# Use of effective questioning to accurately record safety data.
# Ability to actively listen.
# Teamwork.
# Courteous manner and consideration of others’ views.

# Informing management of important issues as they arise which require their attention.
# Ensuring all company employees and contractors are appropriately trained to capture safety data.
# Actively increasing awareness of Pharmacovigilance requirements to colleagues and third parties in appropriate ways.

# Compliance with regulatory requirements.
# Compliance with standard operating procedures and company policies.
# Continuous development
# Developing and improving knowledge and skills.
# Keeping abreast of developments in regulatory requirements.
# Developing the role in line with regulatory requirements and the company’s needs.
# Identifying and implementing improvements in ways of working – for self and for team/department.


The past decade has seen a rise in the numbers of people working in the field of drug safety and pharmacovigilance. This trend is likely to continue and reflects a greater focus on the safety of medicines. This introductory course in Preclinical Safety Assessment and Pharmacovigilance is organized by the Department of Pharmaceutical Biosciences at Uppsala University in collaboration with the Uppsala Monitoring Centre at The World Health Organization.

This is a half-time web-based course during 10 weeks. This corresponds to 20 hours work per week and requires a commitment to engage in all assignments.
This web-based course encompasses safety aspects in all phases of drug development and drug use. We will discuss the safety of drug candidates and new pharmaceuticals based on toxicity studies as well as on clinical trials. We will also review risk / benefit assessment of drugs and the safe use of medicines. There is no need to physically attend the university for any sessions or examination and the language of instruction is English. A web-based teaching platform (the Student Portal) will be used. The course includes video lectures, five mandatory individual assignments, three mandatory group assignments and a final web-based examination.
The course is given twice a year, in the beginning of each semester. Apply online. The April admission round starts in the middle of March and ends 15 April. The October admission round starts in the middle of September and ends 15 October. The next course starts 1 September and finishes 9 November, 2014. For more detailed information about the course click here.


ROUND 1: HR will ask you to speak something about yourself and he will analyze your accent and style of English .
TIP TO FACE THIS ROUND: before attending prepare SD very well without getting struck and with good accent .
ROUND 2: mostly they won’t conduct group discussion but sometimes they may conduct .it’s also bit easy just you need to open mouth and should speak something relavent to topic with good accent
ROUND 3: In this round you need to write online English ,logical Aptitude test time will be 45 mins for each set (Exam will be in the micromax Tabs)
TIP TO FACE THIS ROUND: ENGLISH APTITUDE :Prepare English Grammar ,question will be like jumbling words, passages, prepositions, vocabulary etc..(45mins)
NUMERICAL APTITUDE: coding and decoding its very simple search and find in the google how to prepare coding and decoding , small logical calculations, family relations questions etc..
ROUND 4: (HR AND TECHNICAL) ;Need to perform with good accent in English with confidant in HR round they won’t ask any technical questions ,if you have any experience they will ask about your previous work experience and company.
TECHINICAL: they don’t ask much from our core pharmacy you need to prepare pharmacovigilance topics and basic pharmacology.
NOTE: main matter to get pharmacovigilnce job in congnizant (voice process) is you have to perform with good English accent .

Hope this article provided you the information you need regarding the Cognizant Pharmacovigilance Interview Questions along with TCS CTS walk in for M.Pharmacy and B pharmacy Freshers. Generally the Pharmacovigilance in TCS & CTS will conduct interviews on a regular basis, so you need to be cautious and attentive to their announcements.