Sutherland Interview Questions

Excerpts from Interview #1:
(A B.Engg – ECE student from Panjab University with 7.34 CGPA and having 87.5 % in 12th and 90 % in 10th standard.) 
Technical Interview:
  • DBMS, C, C++ related questions, microprocessors, electronics, etc.
HR Interview:
  • Introduce yourself.
  • Case Study questions (e.g. Count the no. of trees in India).
  • Different things the Government of India will have to consider to if it wants to implement a metro in Chandigarh.
Excerpts from Interview #2:
(A B.Engg. – ECE student from Panjab University with profile as 6.18 CGPA and having 71.4 % in 12th and 89.7 % in 10th.)
Technical interview:
  • What is DBMS?
  • What is SQL SELECT Query?
  • What is the statement terminator in C?
  • What is difference between Java and C?
HR Interview:
  • Tell me something about yourself.
  • Did you find the placement process cumbersome?
  • What are your favorite subjects and why?
  • Mention your biggest achievement.
  • What type of significant problems have you faced and how did you overcome them?
Excerpts from Interview #3:
(A B.Engg. – ECE student from Panjab University with profile as 7.3 CGPA and having 89.4 % in 12th and 86 % in 10th.)
Technical interview:
  • What is an XNOR gate? In which applications is it used?
  • Mention a software for programming an Atmega microcontroller.
  • What is the difference between a compiler and a linker?
HR Interview:
  • Estimate the number of people living in Chandigarh? Explain the assumptions you are making.
  • For a robber, which is easier to rob: a restaurant or a bank? Explain. Assume that the bank owner has insurance but the restaurant owner does not.
  • Estimate the number of ice cream bricks sold each year in India.
Excerpts from Interview #4:
(A B.Engg. – ECE student from Panjab University with profile as 7.64 CGPA and having 71.4 % in 12th and 89.7 % in 10th.)
Technical interview:
  • Which is a better choice DBMS or RDBMS?
  • Why was C++ developed? What were the weak points in C?
  • What do you mean by 'root'?
HR Interview:
  • Estimate the number of children born each year in India.
  • A reputable electronics business wants to develop itself online. What is your advice on this?
  • What do you think BPO is?
Excerpts from Interview #5:
(A B.Engg. – ECE student from Panjab University with profile as 7.25 CGPA and having 78.5 % in 12th and 85 % in 10th.)
Technical interview:
  • What is SQL injection?
  • Mention some disadvantages of using SQL.
  • What is cell capacity in wireless communications? Give its formula.
HR Interview:
  • Why did you leave studies in between?
  • Why did you prepare for Civil Services examination?
  • If you want to work in a challenging position then why didn’t you work as a Civil Service officer?
  • Do you have any questions for me?
Excerpts from Interview #6:
(A B.Engg. – Mech. student from Panjab University with profile as 7.89 CGPA and having 85.7 % in 12th and 92 % in 10th.)
Technical interview:
  • What is the abbreviation of FSM in RAM?
  • What is the difference between null and void pointer?
  • Write a program to add two numbers in C++ using classes.
  • Write a program that takes a 3 digit number n and finds out whether the number 2^n + 1 is prime, or if it is not prime find out its divisors.
  • What is debugger?
HR Interview:
  • Where do you see yourself 5 years down the line?
  • What will you do if you have wings?
  • Do you have any location constraint as such?
  • Who is the current CEO of Sutherland?
  • Are you a quick learner?
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