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Nokia Interview Questions

Excerpts from Interview #1:
(IT student having 10th grade- 85.4% 12th grade-83.7% and graduation score-71.5%)
Technical Interview:
  • State two differences between serializable and externalizable interfaces.
  • What is the best way to handle disturbed databases and to merge their results?
  • Write a function to shuffle a deck of 52 cards.
  • On which layer of OSI model does JVM works?
HR Interview:
  • Why Nokia?
  • Are you nervous?
  • What do you do in your free time?
  • Which is the first personality that comes to your mind when I say corruption and why?
Excerpts from Interview #2:
(B. Tech background, with academic profile as 6.78 CGPA, 88% in 12th and 92.5% in 10th.)
Technical interview:
  • Tell us about the projects you have written about in your resume.
  • What are the S.I. values of inductance, capacitance and resistance?
  • Draw the architecture of 8086 microprocessor?
  • Explain the working of DMA controller 8237.
HR Interview:
  • Introduce yourself.
  • Tell us about your family.
  • If it were to your last day on this planet, how would you spend it?
  • Why did you sit for the interviews for this company?
Excerpts from Interview #3:
(B. Tech background, with academic profile as 7.14 CGPA, 85.7% in 12th and 94.5% in 10th.)
Technical interview:
  • How many registers are there in a 8086 microprocessor?
  • Given a set of numbers find a consecutive subset of numbers whose sum is maximum. What is the complexity of your algorithm?
  • What are the differences between C++ and Java?
HR Interview:
  • Describe yourself in 3 words.
  • Why should we hire you over other candidates?
  • What are your weakness?
  • What do you know about our competitors in the market?
Excerpts from Interview #4:
(B. Tech background, with academic profile as 8 CGPA, 93.8% in 12th and 94.5% in 10th.)
Technical interview:
  • Explain how a mobile browser application works.
  • What is placement syntax?
  • Can a constructor be virtual? Why?
  • Explain 2-phase locking protocol in DBMS.
HR Interview:
  • Tell me something about yourself that is not mentioned in your resume.
  • Have you ever held an important post in this college or your school life?
  • If you were given two tasks, one by your immediate superior and one by his immediate superior, which one would you complete first?
Excerpts from Interview #5:
(B. Tech background, with academic profile as 7.25 CGPA, 92.5% in 12th and 90.6% in 10th.)
Technical interview:
  • What are the various layers of TCP/IP and OS protocols?
  • What is the difference between 80486 and 80386?
  • What open source projects have you worked on?
  • What is ATM and what are its features?
HR Interview:
  • How was your day?
  • Were the interviews difficult?
  • What is your opinion about Nokia phones?
Excerpts from Interview #6:
(ECE student from Panjab University with profile as 7.25 CGPA and having 78.5 % in 12th and 71 % in 10th.)
Technical interview:
  • Explain your project on Visual Basic..
  • Explain the working of a 2-pass assembler.
  • What is the difference between Data Hiding and Data Abstraction?
  • Which is better: Hardwired Control Unit or Software Control Unit in the design of a microprocessor?
HR Interview:
  • Why are your marks low in 10th standard?
  • How has college life changed you?
  • Do you have any difficulty in relocation?
  • Why Nokia ?
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