Hewlett-Packard Interview Questions

Excerpts from Interview #1:
(A B.E. ECE student having 10th grade - 92.4%, 12th grade - 86%, Graduation score - 65.4%)
Technical Interview:
  • What do you mean by polymorphism?
  • What is meant by realloc()?
  • Can a class have a static inner class?
  • What do you mean by memory leak?
  • Explain what is meant by CORE DUMPS?
  • Explain virtual inheritance?
HR Interview:
  • Tell me briefly about yourself.
  • Why do you want to join HP?
  • What are your strengths and weaknesses?
  • Why should we hire you?
  • Do you have any questions for us?
Excerpts from Interview #2:
(CCET student having Xth score 89%, XIIth score 75% and graduation score 77.8%)
Technical interview:
  • What is the difference between structure and union?
  • What are the storage classes in C?
  • Write a program for Sorting an Array. Which sorting will you prefer?
  • What is the time complexity of this program?
  • What are the methods available in a class?
  • What is final, finally, finalize?
  • Write a program for Overriding.
  • What is Runtime polymorphism?
HR Interview:
  • Tell me about a time when you have provided good customer service.
  • Please give an example of a situation where you had to make a difficult decision. What was the outcome?
  • Please give an example of a time you worked as part of a team during a difficult period.
Excerpts from Interview #3:
(A CCET student with Xth score 82%, XIIth score 84%, graduation score 72.3%)
Technical interview:
  • Where are the global variables stored?
  • Can you tell me the difference between semaphore and mutex.
  • Why do we need inter process communication?
  • Give a real time example of stack
  • Write a code to achieve inter processor communication (mutual exclusion implementation pseudo code)?
  • Why are local variables stored in stack?
  • List some Advantages of switch-case over if else?
  • Why do we need threads?
  • Questions from students resume specific to their projects and hobbies
HR Interview:
  • Introduce yourself.
  • Questions related to aptitude.
  • Which section did you do well in your written test for HP?
  • Why do you want to join HP?
  • Questions about family background.
Excerpts from Interview #4:
(A CGC landran student having 10th grade- 94% 12th grade-90% and graduation score-79%)
Technical interview:
  • Tell me something about the concept of memory leak?
  • Which process/directory is responsible for the kernel is decompressed during boot up?
  • Given a Pid, how will you distinguish whether it is a process or a thread?
  • An array having 100 elements have numbers from 1 to 99 randomly out of which any number is repeated. Find the repeated number in minimum time and space complexity.
HR Interview:
  • Where you would see 5 years down the lane.
  • Why have you applied for a role at HP?
  • Who are HP’s main competitors?
  • What are HP’s objectives for the coming year?
  • Do you know about the CEO of our company?
Excerpts from Interview #5:
(A CGC landran student having 10th grade- 81.2% 12th grade-76% and graduation score-66.4%)
Technical interview:
  • Questions related to networking models
  • Questions on basic concepts of Java skills
  • Questions on Sorting algorithms and time complexity of various algorithms.
  • Questions on implementation of stack and queues.
HR Interview:
  • Tell me about your native?
  • Are you ready to re locate to an entirely different city?
  • How are you different from your classmates to be appointed in HP?
Excerpts from Interview #6:
(UIET student having Xth score 90%, XIIth 91.8% and graduation score 87.4%)
Technical interview:
  • Give an example of circular linked list in windows system?
  • Why is OOP good?
  • Can you tell me about the concept of ER diagrams?
  • Explain what role entity and relationship play in an ER diagram.
  • Difference between process and thread.
  • What are virtual functions?
HR Interview:
  • Questions were asked about the projects undertaken during trainings?
  • Basic puzzles like 24 horses puzzle.
  • Questions related to the languages that have been mentioned in the resume.
  • How will you react to a certain situation in a company?
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