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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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Schwartz Steven

(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)
Director10% Owner
XOfficer (give title below)Other (specify below)
Sr VP, General Counsel & Secr.
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
12/01/2012
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 12/01/2012 M  12,000 (1) A$ 0 38,706 D  
Class A Common Stock 12/01/2012 F  5,186 (2) D$ 67.23 33,520 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
Restricted Stock Units $ 0 (3) 12/01/2012 M   12,000 12/01/2012(4)12/01/2012(4) Class A Common Stock 12,000 $ 0 (3) 0 D  
Explanation of Responses:
1. Represents the number of shares of Class A Common Stock received from the vesting of 2/3 of the vested performance-based restricted stock units previously granted to the reporting person under the Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation 2009 Incentive Compensation Plan on December 1, 2009.
2. Represents the portion of shares of Class A Common Stock that the Company determined to settle in cash to pay applicable tax withholding.
3. Each restricted stock unit represents a contingent right to receive one share of the Company's Class A Common Stock.
4. The performance-based restricted stock units were granted on December 1, 2009 under the Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation 2009 Incentive Compensation Plan. In accordance with the performance-based restricted stock unit award, 1/3 of the vested performance-based restricted stock units were issued on the eighteen-month anniversary of the date of grant of such performance-based restricted stock units and 2/3 of the vested performance-based restricted stock units were issued on the thirty-six month anniversary of the date of grant of such performance-based restricted stock units.
/s/ Steven Schwartz12/04/2012
** Signature of Reporting PersonDate
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