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Cadence Interview Questions

Excerpts from Interview #1:
(A student from IIT Roorkee with profile as 9.11 CGPA and having 92.34% in 12th and 86.7% in 10th)
Technical Interview:
  • Locate the sum of 2 numbers in a linear array (Unsorted and sorted) and their complexities.
  • A point and a rectangle is present with the given coordinates. How will you determine whether the point is inside or outside the rectangle?
  • Questions related to trees like traversal.
  • There is a scheme which contains 8- bit and 16 bit signed numbers. How many such combinations are possible?
HR Interview:
  • Tell me about yourself.
  • Questions related to summer projects.
  • Do you have offer from any other company?
  • Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?
Excerpts from Interview #2:
(IIT Hyderabad– A student with profile as 8.4 CGPA and having 82.6 % in 12th and 78.7 % in 10th offering job profile as Member Technical Staff position)
Technical Interview:
  • Write code for string reversal.
  • Write code for linked list implementation, push and pop.
  • If a graph DS is given, how will you dump that into memory and retrieve it again?
  • What is linked list, implement using array and linked list (which is better single or doubly)?
HR Interview:
  • Why would you want to do this role?
  • How long can you commit to work with us?
  • What is your expected salary?
  • Tell me something about yourself.
Excerpts from Interview #3:
(A student with profile as 7.4 CGPA and having 72.6 % in 12th and 70.7 % in 10th)
Technical Interview:
  • State a diagram for [POW(n)] b[POW(n)] c.
  • In a directed graph, how can you find a cycle?  Is it possible to find using BFS, why BFS is preferred over DFS?
  • What does exit() do?
  • Difference between static and dynamic bindings.
  • Is a C program faster than a C++ compiled program?
HR Interview:
  • Tell me something about yourself.
  • What subjects did you prefer in the last year of graduation? Why?
  • Why Cadence?
  • What is your dream company?
Excerpts from Interview #4:
(A student with profile as 8.7 CGPA and having 82.4 % in 12th and 78.31 % in 10th)
Technical Interview:
  • What is the difference between C and C++?
  • What is UNION in C?
  • What does the term “object oriented programming” mean?
  • What is the difference between overloading and overriding?
  • Is a C program faster than a C++ compiled program?
  • What all types of sorting algorithms?
HR Interview:
  • What do you want to do with your life?
  • How would you describe your ideal job?
  • Describe a situation where you were successful, how did you achieve your success?
  • Why are you an ideal candidate for this job?
  • Which two achievements of your life are the most important to you? Why?
  • Do you handle conflict well?
  • State two of your weaknesses and strengths.
Excerpts from Interview #5:
(A student with profile as 8.43 CGPA and having 81.5 % in 12th and 79.56 % in 10thfor the job profile of Member Technical Staff position)
Technical Interview:
  • Find the nth smallest element in binary tree?
  • Make a state diagram for a*b*c expression.
  • In a directed graph, how can you find a cycle? Is it possible to find using BFS, why BFS is preferred over DFS?
  • Write code for string reversal?
  • Give me the code of in-order recursive and non- recursive.
  • What is the insertion sort code?
  • What is meant by “bit masking”?
HR Interview:
  • What motivates you at work?
  • Why have you applied for this job?
  • Find the nth smallest element in binary tree?
  • What extra-curricular activities are you involved in?
  • Give me two reasons why you should be hired for this role.
  • Do you mind working long hours?
  • Are you comfortable relocating?
Excerpts from Interview #6:
(A student with profile as 8.72 CGPA and having 81.45 % in 12th and 85.63 % in 10th)
Technical Interview:
  • How to solve non-linear systems of equations.
  • There is a scheme which contains 8- bit and 16- bit signed numbers. How many such combinations are possible?
  • What do you mean by abstract classes?
  • What are library functions?
  • What is the difference between “truncate” and “delete”?
HR Interview:
  • What is more important – Money or Fame?
  • Who is the current CEO of Cadence?
  • Where do you see yourself 7 years from today?
  • Why do you want to join our company?
  • What do you like to do besides studying?
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