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MindTree Interview Questions

Excerpts from Interview #1:
(A B.E. CSE,CGPA: 9.56,10th Marks: 89.55%,12th Marks: 77.89%)
Technical Interview:
  • What is Computer programming principle?
  • What is Data Type?
  • What do you mean by a data complexity?
  • What is Function?
  • Explain serialization and overriding.
  • What is Gregorian Calendar Class?
  • Can you name some alternatives to inheritance?
  • What do you mean by Run time Errors?
  • What is polymorphism?
HR Interview:
  • Introduce Yourself.
  • State any three of your strengths.
  • Who is the Prime minister of Japan?
  • What has been your biggest regret and achievement till now?
  • What does success mean to you?
Excerpts from Interview #2:
(Profile offered: IT Engineer,CGPA: 7.68,10th Marks: 86.6%,12th Marks: 78.90%)
Technical interview:
  • The first interview is conducted by a panel of experts and it consists of questions based on puzzles, guesstimates, and some basic technical questions regarding C/C++ concepts.
  • Two candles and a match box is given, each burning for 1 hour, how to measure 30 minutes.
  • Nine balls are given. All are equally weighed except one that was less weighed. How would we identify the less weighed in two chances? Etc.
  • Guesstimates the following -:
  • Count the total number of signals in your city
  • What is the total alcohol consumption in your hometown
HR Interview:
  • How was the previous interviews?
  • What is one of your weaknesses which you’d like to improve upon
  • Would you like to change your domain, if yes why?
  • Tell me an experience wherein you were asked to do something which wasn’t as per your liking. How did you handle it?
  • What are you expecting from the company?
  • Are you comfortable shifting base?
Excerpts from Interview #3:
(Profile offered: IT Engineer, CGPA: 7.68, 10th Marks: 86.6%, 12th Marks: 78.90%)
Technical interview:
  • Write the connection code to database?
  • Write a code to input data to your code?
  • Why do we use inner join and outer join?
  • Do you have any questions for us?
  • Puzzle: There is a building of 100 floors If an egg drops from the Nth floor or above it will break. If it’s dropped from any floor below, it will not break. You’re given 2 eggs. Find N, while minimizing the number of drops for the worst case
  • On a circle there are 2014 light bulbs, 2 are ON, and 2012 are OFF. You can choose any bulb and change the neighbor’s state from ON to OFF or from OFF to ON. Doing so, can we get all 2014 light bulbs on? If yes, How?
  • Guesstimates the following:
  • Estimate the amount of tea consumed in your city in a day
  • Estimate the total amount of petrol right now in your college campus.
HR Interview:
  • Tell me something about yourself.
  • What all programming languages do you know?
  • Why should we select you
  • How long will you work in our company?
  • Why do you want to join Mindtree?
  • State some of your strengths and weaknesses?
  • What parameterswould you use for comparing if you had two jobs with similar profiles from two companies?
Excerpts from Interview #4:
(Profile offered: Automation Tester,CGPA: 8.42,10th Marks: 83.45%,12th Marks: 84.00%)
Technical interview:
  • Tell me about yourself.
  • State some of your strengths and weaknesses.
  • They asked me to define some basic OOP principles.
  • Some concepts related to implementation of classes in C++?
  • How can you inherit the basic variables and functions of one class into another class? Explain this concept.
  • Some general puzzles are asked.
  • What makes you stand apart from your other batch mates?
  • Why should we hire you?
HR Interview:
  • What is debugging?
  • What are the various strategies adopted in debugging?
  • What do you know about test cases?
  • Why do you want to join our company?
  • Do you have an offer from any other company? If yes, then why Mindtree and not that company?
  • Are you willing to work for long hours?
  • Some confusing puzzles related to speed and time
Excerpts from Interview #5:
(A CGC landran student having 10th grade- 81.2% 12th grade-76% and graduation score-66.4%)
Technical interview:
  • Tell me about yourself/family background?
  • Why did you take this project?
  • Why did you chose CSE engineering?
  • What are the various steps involved in Life cycle’s Development?
  • What do you know about IPv4 and IPv6? Differentiate between them?
  • What do you understand by the term polymorphism?
  • What would you be if not a CSE engineer?
  • What is the term used for Life cycle development of Software? Explain?
  • What is the term used for changing the significance of operator?
HR Interview:
  • Why are you not pursuing dance or basketball as your career? (I mentioned dance & basketball as my hobbies)
  • Tell me one real time situation where you have evolved as a Leader?
  • Some basic puzzles.
  • Introduce yourself
  • Why a sudden decline in score keeping in view your 10th and 12th score.?
  • Some discussion about my hobbies
  • Tell me about your family.
  • Some questions were asked about the projects that I had undertaken.
  • What would you describe your strength as in terms of knowledge of programming languages like JAVA, C, C++?
  • What is inheritance? What are its different types?
  • Latest trend in IT industry?
  • What is the difference between C++ and Java? Give any two points?
Excerpts from Interview #6:
( Profile offered: Automation Tester, CGPA: 7.58, 10th Marks: 84.56%, 12th Marks: 77.89%)
Technical interview:
  • Would you like to work in software developing or software testing?
  • List out the areas in which data structures are applied extensively?
  • What is the difference between white box, black box, and gray box testing?
  • Describe the three levels of data abstraction? Which layer is at the user end?
  • What are the different types of software model? Which model is best amongst them?
  • Which software model is most efficient?
HR Interview:
  • Tell me about yourself.
  • Why should we hire you?
  • Why do you want to work for our company?
  • Would you like to work in software developing or software testing?
  • List out the areas in which data structures are applied extensively?
  • What is the difference between white box, black box, and gray box testing?
  • Describe the three levels of data abstraction? Which layer is at the user end?
  • What are the different types of software model? Which model is best amongst them?
  • Which software model is most efficient?
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