Akamai Interview Questions

Excerpts from Interview #1:
(CGPA 6.77 in Graduation, 84% in 12th and 78.4% in 10th).
Technical Interview:
  • What is SDLC?
  • Is BCNF better than 2NF & 3NF? Why?
  • "A class is a template for an object" explain this statement.
  • Write an SQL query to obtain the 2nd highest salary.
  • Explain your summer project.
  • What is cookies in networking ?
HR Interview:
  • Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
  • Why do you want to work with Akamai?
  • What are the latest developments in the cloud platform?
  • 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.
  • Have you ever had a conflict with a boss or professor? How did you resolve it?
Excerpts from Interview #2:
(CGPA 7.2 in Graduation, 65% in 12th and 82% in 10th.)
Technical interview:
  • What is the difference between quicksort & mergesort? When should they be used? What is their running time?
  • Is linked list a linear or non-linear data structure?
  • How to declare objects of a class ?
  • What do you know about the latest android version Lollipop?
  • What is HttpURL connection ?
HR Interview:
  • Tell us about yourself & your family background?
  • Are you ready to handle a team under pressure? How will you manage them?
  • What are your aspirations?
  • Why do you have such a low score in 12th?
  • What changes would you make at your college?
  • How has your education prepared you for your career?
  • What were your favorite classes? Why?
  • Do you enjoy doing independent research?
  • Who were your favorite professors? Why?
  • Why is your GPA not higher?
Excerpts from Interview #3:
(CGPA 7.54 in Graduation, 75% in 12th and 84% in 10th.)
Technical interview:
  • What data structures are used to perform recursion?
  • How will you reverse a singly-link list?
  • What is a stack class ?
  • Define datagrams in networking.
  • Explain various On-Delete options in a DB table. Which is the default option?
HR Interview:
  • Tell us about yourself.
  • How do you plan to improve upon our product/company?
  • Have you ever had a problem with your peer? Tell us how you handled it.
  • How long can you commit to work with us?
  • Tell me about a time when you were unable to complete a project on time.
  • Tell me about a time when you had to make an important decision with limited facts.
Excerpts from Interview #4:
(CGPA 6.44 in Graduation, 81% in 12th and 89% in 10th.)
Technical interview:
  • What is a B+ tree?
  • State the merge-sort principle and its time complexity.
  • What is constant keyword in C++? Illustrate its various uses.
  • What is method overloading in JAVA? Why is it not present in C ?
  • What will happen if a thrown exception is not handled?
  • Tell me about networking classe and interfaces.
HR Interview:
  • Tell us about yourself.
  • What do you know about our competitors?
  • Walk us through your resume.
  • A lot of companies have visited your campus for recruitments, why haven’t you been placed yet?
  • Tell me about a time when you were creative in solving a problem.
  • 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?
Excerpts from Interview #5:
(CGPA 8.4 in Graduation, 76% in 12th and 86% in 10th.)
Technical interview:
  • Explain an algorithm to find depth of a binary tree.
  • Given a singly linked list, how will you print out its contents in the reverse order? Can you do it with consuming any extra space?
  • Define Multiprogramming and Multiprocessing.
  • What are access specifiers ?
  • Differentiate between pre-emptive and non-pre-emptive scheduling.
  • Differentiate between nested and inner class.
HR Interview:
  • Tell us about yourself.
  • Why do you think you’re a suitable candidate for this job?
  • What do you do daily to improve your knowledge?
  • Can you perform under pressure?
  • What major problem have you had to deal with recently?
  • Do you handle pressure well?
  • What is your greatest strength?
  • What is your greatest weakness?
  • 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?
Excerpts from Interview #6:
(A CGC landran student having 10th grade- 82% 12th grade-70.3% and graduation score-70.56%)
Technical interview and HR Interview:
  • Main functions of Java?
  • What do you mean by data hiding?
  • What do you by Function Overloading?
  • What is JDBC?
  • Explain the key functions of data binding?
  • What is the use of pointers in C?
  • Explain the importance of method overloading?
  • What are compile time Errors?
  • What is Abstraction?
HR Interview:
  • Tell us about projects undertaken by you
  • How can you contribute to the company?
  • Why should we hire you?
  • Would your rather work with information or with people?
  • Are you a team player?
  • What motivates you?
  • Why should I hire you?
  • Are you a goal-oriented person?
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