Category Archives: General

40 student interview questions from NetApp

Why did you choose your major?
Why did you choose your school?
Describe a recent leadership experience.
Which courses have you enjoyed the most? The least? Why?
What is your GPA?
If you could do so, how would you plan your education differently?

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Programming phone screen questions

kSquared at GameDev community forums posted a list of phone screen questions from Google, with some answers that he attempted. You’ll have to head to GameDev to read the answers, but here’s the list of questions to ponder:

You are shrunk to the height of a nickel and your mass is proportionally reduced so as to [...]

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Basic programming questions

Design a data structure such that given a stream of numbers, you can find the maximum of the numbers at any point and also all the numbers.
Given an array of 1s and 0s arrange the 1s together and 0s together in a single scan of the array. Optimize the boundary conditions.
Find the common ancestor of [...]

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Hiring an IT guy - questions to ask

This is an aggregated list of questions discussed for hiring an IT guy for your organization at SpiceWorks community forum. Check out their discussion, and description of what question are good and which ones are not that good.

What port does telnet use?
What is SMTP?
How would you troubleshoot a printer?
How does traceroute work?
Walk me through everything [...]

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Amazon interview questions

Given a Binary Search Tree, write a program to print the kth smallest element without using any static/global variable. You can’t pass the value k to any function also.
What are the 4 basics of OOP?
Define Data Abstraction. What is its importance?
Given an array of size n. It contains numbers in the range 1 to n. [...]

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Two men running

Adam and Bob have exact speeds for walking and running - neither Adam outwalks Bob, nor Bob outruns Adam.
But for a given distance, Adam runs half the time, then walks another half. Bob runs half the distance, then walks another half.
If they were to compete, which distance would Adam win at, and which distances would [...]

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Search engine marketer questions

Some would say that a position of a search engine marketer or optimizer is not a very technical one. True, compared to Linux kernel hacker, the technical knowledge required for entering SEO field seems simpler, but when the site is built and serving pages, you’re very likely to have SEO go over the site structure [...]

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12 general questions from an international company

A TechInterviews reader sent in the questions he faced at a major global company. The questions are fairly generic:

Tell me about your analytical skills, cite some examples of how you have used your skills in the past.
What are some of your long term goals?
What are your short term goals?
Where do you see yourself five years [...]

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x86 programming interview questions and answers

What is an interrupt?
Which are the hardware and software interrupts in 8086?
Mention the priority of interrupts in8086.
What is int1, int2, int3?
What is NMI interrupt?
What is IVT in 8086?

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Interview questions for a low-level programmer

What is assembler?
What is linker?
What is debugger?
What is compiler?
What is locator?
What is emulator?

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25 SAP ABAP interview questions with no answers

What are the various compoents of SAP XI?
Define Integaration Builder.
What is Software Component Version.
Explain IR and ID.
What is data type, message type, Message Interface, etc.
What is context handling?

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Google interview questions

This is a list of interview puzzles used at Google.

You have to get from point A to point B. You don’t know if you can get there. What would you do?
Imagine you have a closet full of shirts. It’s very hard to find a shirt. So what can you do to organize your shirts for [...]

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