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Interview Questions

Generic interview questions at Indian companies

  1. Which data dictionary view can be queried to see the OPTIMAL value for a rollback segment? A. DBA_ROLLBACK_SEGS B. V$ROLLSTAT C. DBA_SEGMENTS D. V$ROLLNAME
  2. If Log2 x - 5 Log x + 6 = 0, then what would the value / values of x be?
  3. A number of cats got together and decided to kill between them 999919 mice. Every cat killed an equal number of mice. Each cat killed more mice than there were cats. How many cats do you think there were ?
  4. Three cards are drawn at random from an ordinary pack of cards. Find the probability that they will consist of a king, a queen and an ace.
  5. The average age of 10 members of a committee is the same as it was 4 years ago, because an old member has been replaced by a young member. Find how much younger is the new member ?
  6. Mr. Shah decided to walk down the escalator of a tube station. He found that if he walks down 26 steps, he requires 30 seconds to reach the bottom. However, if he steps down 34 stairs he would only require 18 seconds to get to the bottom. If the time is measured fromthe moment the top step begins to descend to the time he steps off the last step at the bottom, find out the height of the stair way in steps?
  7. A boat travels 20 kms upstream in 6 hrs and 18 kms downstream in 4 hrs.Find the speed of the boat in still water and the speed of the water current?
  8. Pipe A can fill in 20 minutes and Pipe B in 30 mins and Pipe C can empty the same in 40mins. If all of them work together, find the time taken to fill the tank
  9. If x=y=2z and xyz=256 then what is the value of x?
  10. What is the angle between the two hands of a clock when time is 8:30
  11. If there are 1024*1280 pixels on a screen and each pixel can have around 16 million colors. Find the memory required for this?
  12. A boy has Rs 2. He wins or loses Re 1 at a time If he wins he gets Re 1 and if he loses the game he loses Re 1. He can loose only 5 times. He is out of the game if he earns Rs 5. Find the number of ways in which this is possible?

Why should we hire you?

  1. Describe your toughest assignment so far.
  2. Share with me a conversation you had with your boss or others in your life where some feedback you heard was tough to take.
  3. What will you do if you donít get this job?
  4. Why should I hire you?
  5. Have you ever had to terminate someone?
  6. Tell me about a problem your company had and how you used technology to solve it.
  7. What are your long-term goals?
  8. What book is currently on your nightstand?
  9. How close are you to the technology, and how important is that to you?

Top interview questions

  1. Difference between goal and ambition?
  2. Do you know your greatest strength?
  3. Do you know your greatest weakness?
  4. Can you name your work activities you do most well and most enjoy?
  5. 5 job skills and abilities you have?
  6. Can you name at least 3 fields of employment into which you may fit?
  7. Name of at least ten software companies.
  8. Salary you expect?
  9. Where would you like to be after five years?
  10. What do you dislike about the college you studied?
  11. How do you feel about the working hours from 9 to 5?
  12. I normally like to ______________ on Sundays (please enter your
  13. Why should we hire you?
  14. What will you do if any other company calls you?
  15. What will you if you donít get the job?
  16. What are the steps that you will take for the development of the company?
  17. What type of job you expect?
  18. When asked about you:Name, graduation, 2 personal and technical strengths.
  19. Lot of companies is recruiting but why did you select this company?
  20. Do you have questions to ask? (Ask a sensible question)
  21. How do you react to a critical situation? (Explain a situation)
  22. What do you think you will bring to this job?
  23. Describe a difficult situation you have to handle?
  24. Why have you chosen to apply for this company?
  25. How would you describe yourself?
  26. How do you think our company competes with is competitor?
  27. What role do you tend to take in a company?
  28. What is the advantage of the team work?
  29. When do you think a team fails?
  30. How do you get on with different kinds of people?
  31. How do you feel about responsibility?
  32. If in a group there is no in charge, what will you do?
  33. Are you a leader?
  34. How do you feel about being told that you are doing something wrong?
  35. How long do you want to stay with us?
  36. How many hours a week you want to work?
  37. How do you feel working under pressure?
  38. E.g. of showing initiative
  39. Time management means planning
  40. How do you feel about your career so far?
  41. What type of books do you read and why?
  42. Do you like taking risks?
  43. TEAM Ė Together Everyone Achieves More
  44. Remember any of your two strengths, weaknesses, happiest and saddest moments.
  45. Say two good and bad qualities about you and your friend.