Motorola Interview Questions

Excerpts from Interview #1:
(A B.Engg – ECE student from Panjab University with 7.34 CGPA and having 87.5 % in 12th and 90 % in 10th standard.)
Technical Interview:
  • Differentiate between Macro and ordinary definition.
  • Differentiate between Class and Structure.
  • What is testing and maintenance?
  • What is a hard real time OS?
  • Give some examples of Linux open source software.
HR Interview:
  • Introduce yourself.
  • How was your day?
  • What are the three things your friends will tell about you?
  • Why Motorola?
Excerpts from Interview #2:
(A B.Engg. – ECE student from Panjab University with profile as 6.18 CGPA and having 71.4 % in 12th and 89.7 % in 10th.)
Technical interview:
  • What is sliding window protocol?
  • Some questions were asked about data structures and its applications.
  • Advanced problems related to Data Structures were asked
  • Questions on technologies, like Data mining, Cloud computing, App Development etc.
  • In depth questions regarding the data structures and the Databases used in the Projects developed.
HR Interview:
  • Do you have any preferences about joining any of the given branches of the organization.
  • Have you had any leadership experience before?
  • Are you interested in any other profile apart from this one?
  • Why do you wish to join Motorola?
Excerpts from Interview #3:
(A B.Engg. – ECE student from Panjab University with profile as 7.3 CGPA and having 89.4 % in 12th and 86 % in 10th.)
Technical interview:
  • Programming problems asked in the programming paper were asked in the interview.
  • What is CDMA?
  • Which technology is used in GSM?
  • Implement boolean equations using NOR gates.
HR Interview:
  • Why do you wish to join our company?
  • State some of you strengths and weaknesses of the candidate
  • Have you had any leadership experience before?
  • Give a brief description about your family background.
Excerpts from Interview #4:
(A B.Engg. – ECE student from Panjab University with profile as 7.64 CGPA and having 71.4 % in 12th and 89.7 % in 10th.)
Technical interview:
  • Describe your summer internship project.
  • I was asked about my experience at GSOC and the project I had undertaken.
  • The technology used in the implementation of the project that I made and any difficulties that I faced in the implementation of the project
  • A lot of data structures related programs related to only trees and graphs, like the diameter of a tree, removing the loops in a graph etc.
  • Programs related to dynamic programming and its concepts, also they asked me to write the code for a problem given in the coding round, which I had not attempted, using only the concepts of dynamic programming.
  • A design problem was given in which I was supposed to make a design for the data base for a given problem.
HR Interview:
  • Give a brief description about your family background.
  • What are expectations for yourself and what do you expect of others?
  • What do you want to achieve in life and how would you do it?
  • Why do you want to join Motorola despite being so good in programming?
  • What all do you know about Motorola?
Excerpts from Interview #5:
(A B.Engg. – ECE student from Panjab University with profile as 7.25 CGPA and having 78.5 % in 12th and 85 % in 10th.)
Technical interview:
  • Write a function that will take in a phone number and output all possible alphabetical combinations
  • Explain the concept of deadlocks? Why they are used?
  • How they can be avoided?
  • What do you understand by scheduling and estimation?
  • Do you know about multiple inheritance?
  • Some queries related to SQL
  • What is outer join and how is it different from inner join?
HR Interview:
  • Why did you decide to pursue this career?
  • What was the most stressful situation you have faced?
  • What are your major strengths?
  • What parts of your education do you see as relevant to this position?
  • Will you be willing to travel if the work demands so?
  • How have you changed in the last five years?
Excerpts from Interview #6:
(A B.Engg. – ECE student from Panjab University with profile as 8.3 CGPA and having 88.5 % in 12th and 93 % in 10th.)
Technical interview:
  • Define C in your own Language.
  • What do you mean by a data complexity?
  • What is Function?
  • Explain serialization and overriding?
  • What is the use of pointers in C?
  • Can you name some types of inheritance?
  • What do you mean by Run time Errors?
  • What is polymorphism?
HR Interview:
  • Introduce Yourself.
  • State your three strengths.
  • Who is the Prime minister of Japan?
  • What has been your biggest regret and achievement till now?
  • What does success means to you?
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