FORM 4UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Section 17(a) of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
NARAYANAN LAKSHMI

(Last)(First)(Middle)
C/O COGNIZANT TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS CORP., 500 FRANK W. BURR BLVD

(Street)
TEANECKNJ07666

(City)(State)(Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
COGNIZANT TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS CORP [CTSH]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
XDirector10% Owner
XOfficer (give title below)Other (specify below)
Vice Chairman
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
10/31/2012
4. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
XForm filed by One Reporting Person
Form filed by More than One Reporting Person

Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year)2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year)3. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
CodeVAmount(A) or (D)Price
Class A Common Stock 10/31/2012 M  50,000 A$ 5.06 50,000 D  
Class A Common Stock 10/31/2012 S  50,000 (1) D$ 67.01 (2) 0 D  

Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year)3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year)4. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4, and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(Month/Day/Year)
7. Title and Amount of Underlying Securities
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 4)
10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
CodeV(A)(D)Date ExercisableExpiration DateTitleAmount or Number of Shares
Class A Common Stock Option (Right to Buy) (3) $ 5.06 10/31/2012 M   50,000 02/05/200402/05/2013 Class A Common Stock 50,000 $ 0 170,000 (4) D  
Explanation of Responses:
1. Such shares were sold pursuant to a Rule 10b5-1 Sales Plan.
2. The price reported in Column 4 is a weighted average price. These shares were sold in multiple transactions at prices ranging from $67.00 to $67.07. The reporting person undertakes to provide to Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation, any security holder of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation, or the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission, upon request, full information regarding the number of shares sold at each separate price within the range set forth in this footnote to this Form 4.
3. Such options were granted on February 5, 2003 pursuant to the Company's Amended and Restated 1999 Incentive Compensation Plan. The options were 100% vested on February 5, 2007. The Date Exercisable above reflects the first anniversary date of such option.
4. Excludes previously granted options for an aggregate of 350,000 shares of Class A Common Stock, which have different exercise prices and vesting dates.
/s/ Steven Schwartz, on behalf of Lakshmi Narayanan, by power of attorney11/02/2012
** Signature of Reporting PersonDate
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