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Dell Interview Questions

Excerpts from Interview #1:

(B. Tech background, with academic profile as 8.90 CGPA, 85.2% in 12th and 96.4% in 10th.)

Technical Interview:

  • Give me the code of in-order recursive and non-recursive.
  • A lot of questions were asked on sorting for eg. Best algorithm on the basis of number of swaps, number of comparisons etc.
  • How would you sort words in a large file?
  • Explain the T9 Dictionary.
  • What is the Insertion Sort Code?.
  • Give us a few details on the various projects that you undertook during your course.

HR Interview:

  • Tell me about yourself.
  • What are you strengths and weaknesses
  • Please explain your Final Year Project
  • Give me an example demonstrating that you’re a good team player.
  • Tell us everything you know about Dell.
Excerpts from Interview #2:
(B. Tech background, with academic profile as 7.81 CGPA, 89.2% in 12th and 88.6% in 10th.)
Technical interview:
  • There is a program which inserts and deletes node in a sorted singly linked list. There is a bug in one of the modules, how would you debug it?
  • What are the ways in which fault tolerance can be ensured in systems? (Different redundancy techniques)?
  • A pair of redundant systems are operating, how would you ensure that when one of them goes down, the other one will take over its operation?
  • Explain Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), and what sort of a database is utilised in an ERP application?
  • If you have to store one lakh objects, what will be a better option- a hash map or an array list?
  • Give us a program to reverse a linked list.
  • Write a program to reverse a linked list.
  • What is meant by "bit masking"?
HR Interview:
  • Tell me about yourself.
  • Give me two reasons why you should be hired for this role.
  • Give me a situation where you made a mistake and how did you manage to come out of it.
  • What extra-curricular activities are you involved in?
Excerpts from Interview #3:
(B. Tech background, with academic profile as 9.21 CGPA, 90.8% in 12th and 94.6% in 10th.)
Technical interview:
  • Explain“structure padding”?
  • What is“platform independence”?
  • How would you check if a binary tree is BST or not ? Write a program.
  • How is final different from finally and finalize()?
HR Interview:
  • Give a brief introduction of yourself.
  • What do you expect from the company?
  • Do you mind working long hours?
  • Are you comfortable relocating?
Excerpts from Interview #4:
(B. Tech background, with academic profile as 8.90 CGPA, 93.2% in 12th and 89.8% in 10th.)
Technical interview:
  • Write an algorithm to check if there is a loop in a doubly linked list.
  • Explain process areas in CMMI?
  • What is better – “bit-shift a value” or“multiply by 2”?
  • How would you swap the Kth node from beginning with Kth node from end in a Linked List.
HR Interview:
  • Why do you want to join our company?
  • What are your strengths and weaknesses?
  • What are you doing to overcome your weaknesses?
  • What do you like to do besides studying?
Excerpts from Interview #5:
(B. Tech background, with academic profile as 8.58 CGPA, 90.5% in 12th and 89.8% in 10th.)
Technical interview:
  • Tell me a few examples of final classes defined in Java API?
  • What are the Data link protocols?
  • I want to print "Hello" even before main() is executed. How will you achieve that?
HR Interview:
  • Tell me about your family.
  • Where do you vision yourself in the next 5 years?
  • Are you comfortable shifting your base?
  • Do you have any questions for us?
Excerpts from Interview #6:
(A B.Engg. – Mech. student from Panjab University with profile as 7.89 CGPA and having 79.3 % in 12th and 85 % in 10th.)
Technical interview:
  • What do you mean by abstract classes?
  • What are library functions?
  • State two differences between an object and a class.
  • What is the difference between “truncate” and “delete”?
HR Interview:
  • Give a brief introduction of yourself.
  • Where do you see yourself 7 years from today?
  • What according to you is more important – Money or Fame?
  • Who is the current CEO of DELL?
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