Sapient Interview Questions

Excerpts from Interview #1:
(CGPA 6.23 in Graduation, 76% in 12th and 85.4% in 10th). 
Technical Interview:
  • Define Join and explain its types.
  • What is a composite primary key?
  • What are null pointers and when are they used?
  • What is the difference between set & lists?
HR Interview:
  • Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
  • Why should we hire you?
  • Tell us about yourself.
  • Why do you want to join SapientNitro?
Excerpts from Interview #2:
(CGPA 6.35 in Graduation, 82% in 12th and 88% in 10th.)
Technical interview:
  • Explain dynamic & static binding.
  • Explain truncate & round functions.
  • What are you understand by meta-dictionary?
  • Explain materialized views.
HR Interview:
  • Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
  • What do you know about our company?
  • Why did you choose this college & why this stream?
  • How do plan to motivate your team if you become a team leader?
Excerpts from Interview #3:
(CGPA 6.62 in Graduation, 80% in 12th and 76% in 10th.)
Technical interview:
  • What are advantages of using cin & cout compared to printf & scanf, respectively?
  • Explain a function template.
  • What are the conditions for a deadlock to occur in OS?
  • What is SQL Data Definition Language (DDL)?
HR Interview:
  • Why do you want to join our company?
  • Are you willing to relocate or travel?
  • What motivates you to do a good job?
  • Describe your ideal company, location & job.
Excerpts from Interview #4:
(CGPA 6.92 in Graduation, 81% in 12th and 85% in 10th.)
Technical interview:
  • What are cursors? Explain its types.
  • Explain the procedure for deleting a singly linked list.
  • Differentiate between a Copy Constructor & Assignment Operator.
  • What is backtracking? Explain 8-Queens problem & brief approach to solve it.
HR Interview:
  • Tell us about yourself.
  • Who is your inspiration in your life & why?
  • What are your goals in life?
  • What is the toughest decision you’ve had to make in your life?
Excerpts from Interview #5:
(CGPA 7.42 in Graduation, 77% in 12th and 86% in 10th.)
Technical interview:
  • Explain the steps to convert ER Diagram to tables.
  • Explain the approaches of flattening the table & decomposing the table in 1NF.
  • Swap two integer variables without using a third temporary variable.
  • What is the difference between malloc() & calloc() function?
HR Interview:
  • Tell us about yourself.
  • How much salary do you expect from us?
  • What are three qualities that your friends will describe you having?
  • How do feel about working according to US timings – 1:00pm to 9pm?
Excerpts from Interview #6:
(CGPA 8.3 in Graduation, 80% in 12th and 90% in 10th.)
Technical interview:
  • What do you mean by Hash Table?
  • What do you mean by polymorphism in C++?
  • What do you mean by Hash Table?
  • State two differences between DBMS and RDBMS.
HR Interview:
  • Introduce Yourself.
  • Do you have problem solving skills?
  • What is your biggest strength?
  • How would you rate your technical interview?
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