Agilent Interview Questions

Excerpts from Interview #1:
(CSE student having 10th grade - 84.1%, 12th grade - 85.2%, Graduation score - 81.3%)
Technical Interview:
  • Write the current equation in series RLC circuits.
  • What is the difference between JAVA and C++?
  • Why is C not an OOP language?
  • State your strengths and weaknesses considering the IT domain.
  • What is polymorphism and abstraction?
  • Discuss about garbage collector in Java.
  • Write a program to use switch statement.
HR Interview:
  • Tell me about yourself.
  • What are your strengths?
  • Give an example which describes that you are hard working.
  • What do you regret the most in your life?
  • What are your achievements in life?
  • What challenges are you facing in IT?
  • What would you say is your strongest quality?
  • What interests you most about this position?
  • Do you work well under pressure?
  • If you could change one thing about your personality, what would it be? Why?
Excerpts from Interview #2:
(Engineering student having CGPA 7.0 in Graduation, 85% in 12th and 90% in 10th)
Technical interview:
  • What is the advantage of using #define to declare a constant?
  • Do you know about latest advancements in C++ ?
  • Explain various phases of the SDLC.
  • Is the exit() function same as the return statement? Explain.
  • What is boundary value testing? Give an example.
  • What is meant by entry controlled loop?
HR Interview:
  • Introduce yourself.
  • Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
  • Do you have any questions for us?
  • Why should we hire you?
  • What do you know about our competitors in the market?
  • Do you handle conflict well?
  • How do you plan to achieve these goals?
  • How do you evaluate success?
  • Describe a situation in which you were successful.
Excerpts from Interview #3:
(Engineering student having CGPA 7.27 in Graduation, 83% in 12th and 91% in 10th)
Technical interview:
  • How many levels of indirection in pointers can you have in a single declaration?
  • What is encapsulation and abstraction? How are they implemented in C++?
  • What is the function of this pointer?
  • Tell us the difference between merge and quick sort. Which one would you prefer and why?
  • What you know about structures in C++?
  • Do you know about C++ 11 standard?
  • What is the significance of scope resolution operator?
HR Interview:
  • What would you have been if not a Computer Engineer?
  • What do you know about our organization?
  • Why should we hire you?
  • Do you have any questions for us?
  • What were your favorite classes? Why?
  • Do you enjoy doing independent research?
  • Who were your favorite professors? Why?
  • Why is your GPA not higher?
  • What do you know about our company?
  • Why are you interested in our company?
Excerpts from Interview #4:
(Engineering student having CGPA 7.64 in Graduation, 83% in 12th and 81% in 10th)
Technical interview:
  • In C++ what is a vtable and how does it work?
  • What is a memory leak in C++?
  • Briefly explain the concept of Virtual Memory.
  • Discuss about iteration statements in C++ .
  • Write a syntax and purpose of switch statement.
  • Explain the difference between logical & physical address.
  • Write a program to calculate factorial of an integer.
HR Interview:
  • Introduce yourself.
  • Tell us about your extra-curricular activities.
  • What qualities would you look for in a candidate if you were in our position?
  • Would you like to work in software developing or software testing?
  • Tell us about the failures in your life.
  • What are your favorites subjects in your graduation and why?
  • What do you want to be in the future?
  • Tell any 1 social problem that bothers you the most. Can you suggest any solution to this problem as a technical guy?
  • What is important to you: the money or the work?
Excerpts from Interview #5:
(IIT-G student having CGPA 8.35 in Graduation, 86% in 12th and 76.43% in 10th)
Technical interview:
  • Explain demand paging.
  • Explain the difference between internal and external fragmentation in memory management. Suggest ways to reduce them.
  • What will happen if a pointer is deleted twice?
  • Give an example of call be reference significance.
  • Define paging and deadlock.
  • How will you call C functions from C ++ and vice-versa?
  • In case of inheritance what is the execution order of constructor and destructor?
HR Interview:
  • Are you applying to other companies as well? If so, which are those?
  • Don’t you think you are overqualified for this job?
  • Tell us about an experience where you worked as a team player.
  • Do you have any location preferences?
  • How familiar are you with the community that we're located in?
  • Will you relocate? In the future?
  • Are you willing to travel? How much?
  • Is money important to you?
  • How much money do you need to make to be happy?
Excerpts from Interview #6:
(Engineering student having CGPA 7.2 in Graduation, 79% in 12th and 82% in 10th)
Technical interview:
  • How can you implement polymorphism in Java?
  • Explain inner and outer joins with examples.
  • Define array. Tell me about 2-D array.
  • Given an employee table in a DB, write an SQL query to list the employees who joined in the month of January?
  • Define scheduling in OS.
  • Do you know about Agilent PRECOMPILERS. ?
  • What are Agilent PRECOMPILERS?
  • Explain various types of locks in a transaction? Which is better and why?
  • What is the difference between a vector & an array list?
HR Interview:
  • Introduce yourself.
  • Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
  • What has been your biggest failure & achievement?
  • Why should we hire you?
  • Tell me about a time when you were forced to make an unpopular decision.
  • Do you have any plans for further education?
  • How much training do you think you'll need to become a productive employee?
  • What qualities do you feel a successful manager should have?
  • If I were to ask one of your professors to describe you, what would he or she say?
  • Why did you choose to attend your college?
  • What changes would you make at your college?
  • What you about our organization ?
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