Thomson-Reuters Interview Questions

Excerpts from Interview #1:
(A B.Engg student with 8.9 CGPA and having 72% in 12th and 76% in 10th standard)
Technical Interview:
  • How many words can be read by cin?
  • What is the use of ‘super’ keyword inside a constructor?
  • Explain the concept of proper inheritance?
  • What are abstract classes and anonymous classes?
  • When should a function throw an exception?
HR Interview:
  • Why do you want to join our company?
  • Are you willing to relocate or travel?
  • What are your strength and weakness?
  • Describe your ideal company, location & job.
Excerpts from Interview #2:
(A B.Engg. – CSE student with profile as 8.4 CGPA and having 86 % in 12th and 93 % in 10th)
Technical interview:
  • How can you insert values in multiple rows using one Insert statement?
  • Explain access specifiers?
  • What are TCP/IP protocols?
  • What are near, far and huge pointers?
  • Explain waterfall model?
HR Interview:
  • Tell us about yourself.
  • How much salary do you expect from us?
  • Tell me something about our company?
  • How do feel about working according to US timings – 1:00pm to 9pm?
  • Do you have any questions for me?
Excerpts from Interview #3:
(Computer Science Engineering student with profile as 7.7 CGPA and having 84.4 % in 12th and 86.2 % in 10th)
Technical interview:
  • How will you call C functions from C ++ and vice-versa?
  • Explain paging, faulting, and deadlock?
  • Define max, min heap and search time of heap.
  • Is it possible to subtract pointers from each other? How?
HR Interview:
  • What motivates you to do your best on the job?
  • Describe your management style.
  • Why do you think you would do well at this job?
  • What would your previous supervisor say your strongest point is?
Excerpts from interview #4:
(A student with a profile of CGPA 7.6 in graduation, 75.41% in 12th and 72.33% in 10th)
Technical and HR interview:
  • What do you mean by amortization and impairment?
  • What is intercompany reconciliation?
  • What is the securities transaction tax?
  • Why do you know about the company?
  • Do you enjoy doing independent research?
  • Why do you want to join this company?
Excerpts from interview #5:
(A student with a profile of CGPA 7.21 in graduation, 72.41% in 12th and 68.23% in 10th)
Technical interview:
  • Suggest a method of joining two tables.
  • What do you mean by “normalization”?
  • What is object oriented model?
  • Define RDBMS.
  • Why is DML provided?
  • Where do we generally create INDEX?
HR interview:
  • What opinion do your friends have about you?
  • When do you think you will complete and be able to join?(contextual question)
  • Do you have any questions for us?
  • What changes would you make at your college?
  • If you were to ask one of your professors to describe you, what would he or she say?
  • What do you think are your strengths and weaknesses?
Excerpts from interview #6:
(A student with a profile of CGPA 7.5 in graduation, 68.21% in 12th and 72.63% in 10th)
Technical interview:
  • Why do you want to work in audit?
  • What are the objectives of internal audit?
  • Explain about cross functional audits?
  • What are audit control procedures?
  • What do you mean by management audit?
HR interview:
  • Do you prefer working in a team?
  • How would a lecturer describe you?
  • Do you keep your promises?
  • What motivates you?
  • Are you a good listener?
  • Have you ever wanted to quit something?
  • Tell me about your groups of friends?
  • Do you believe in talent or hard work?
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