Aricent Interview Questions

Excerpts from Interview #1:
(CSE student having 10th grade - 82.4%, 12th grade - 83.3%, Graduation score - 80.7%)
Technical Interview:
  • Write the code for inserting a node in singly linked list including 3 cases of inserting in first, last, middle?
  • How is it possible to have only a specific Functionality as per the user for an Object i.e. load only user specific functionality (& not all the functionality of the class to be loaded in the object)?
  • What is significance of static keyword in classes in JAVA ?
  • How can we have an Abstract Class without using any virtual Function in it?
  • What is meant by pipelining and how does it work?
  • Compare Raid model with water fall model in SE?
  • Define double end queue.
HR Interview:
  • What have you done to improve your knowledge in the last year?
  • What do you know about this organization?
  • Do you have offers from other IT companies?
  • As an employee, what do you expect from us?
  • Is there anything you wish to ask the Interviewer?
  • What would you say is your strongest quality?
  • What interests you most about this position?
  • Do you work well under pressure?
  • If you could change one thing about your personality, what would it be? Why?
Excerpts from Interview #2:
(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:
  • Explain the difference between router, hub and switch.
  • State three differences between Binary tree & Binary search tree?
  • Write a code for inserting a node in Binary search tree?
  • What are arrays? How are they defined in Java ?
  • What is a Java bean?
  • State the meaning of scheduling and its use in OS? Explain its types.
  • What is tree traversals in binary search tree ?
HR Interview:
  • Introduce yourself.
  • You say that you are self motivated, so can you motivate me too?
  • What has been your toughest decision up to date?
  • Why do you want this job?
  • What qualities do you think will be required for this job?
  • What can you contribute?
  • Why do you want to work for this company?
  • Tell me something negative about our company.
  • How do you feel about the compensation being offered? Don’t you think it’s a bit less?
Excerpts from Interview #3:
(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:
  • Write the syntax for structures.
  • What is polymorphism? What are its types?
  • Differentiate between nested and inner class.
  • Define priority queue.
  • What is the TCP/IP model?
  • Mention the various layers in the OSI model.
HR Interview:
  • Mention a recent movie you have watched.Did it have any message?
  • What do you do in your spare time?
  • What kind of music do you listen to?
  • Do you have any questions for us?
  • How long do you think it would be before you were making a significant contribution to the team/company?
  • You have not done this sort of job before. How will you cope/succeed?
  • Why should we employ you?
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:
  • What data structure will you use in the hierarchical model?
  • A mathematical equation was given, convert it into postfix and prefix notations.
  • Mention the use of sparse matrices.
  • Why isn’t the ‘malloc( )’ used in C++? What do we use in its place?
  • Implement Fibonacci series using ‘main( )’ as the recursive function.
  • Define AVL tree. What do you mean by Tree rotation ?
HR Interview:
  • How did your technical interview go?
  • What is your interest: developing or testing? Why?
  • Do you like to work independently or in a team? Why?
  • Tell us about the highs and lows in your college life.
  • How could you improve yourself?
  • What has been your biggest failure?
  • What was your greatest success? How did you achieve it?
  • Do you consider yourself successful?
  • How would you describe yourself?
  • How would others describe you?
Excerpts from Interview #5:
(Engineering student with profile as 7.25 CGPA and having 78.5 % in 12th and 85 % in 10th)
Technical interview:
  • Why do we use hashing techniques?
  • How are AVL trees different from binary trees?
  • Explain the use of ‘realloc ( )’ function.
  • What is URL and URL connections ?
  • How do you apply inheritance in JAVA ?
  • What is probability searching in data structures and algoritms?
  • What are the anomalies in Network Model in Database?
HR Interview:
  • Tell me something that is unique about yourself.
  • How would you handle a conflict in your office?
  • According to you, what is the definition of success?
  • Are you a leader?
  • How do you handle criticism?
  • What sort of manager are you? / What makes a good manager?
  • Do you work well with others? Or are you a loner?
  • Do you need other people around to stimulate you or are you self-motivated?
  • Are you accepted into a team quickly?
Excerpts from Interview #6:
(Engineering student having CGPA 6.82 in Graduation, 89% in 12th and 87% in 10th)
Technical interview:
  • What are the defining traits of objected-oriented language?
  • What do you know about the latest android version Lollipop?
  • Explain your summer project.
  • Is BCNF better than 2NF & 3NF? Why?
  • What are abstract classes ?
  • Differentiate between bubble sort and merge sort.
  • What is the difference between: Printf(..) and sprint(...) ?
  • What kind of test cases will you suggest for an ATM machine
HR Interview:
  • Introduce yourself.
  • Any positions of responsibility that you have held in the past? What have you learnt from them?
  • If you were hiring for this position, what qualities would you look for in a potential candidate?
  • Do you know anyone who works for us?
  • What is your style of management? How do you plan to motivate your team?
  • Who or what has had the greatest influence on your life?
  • What motivates you to put forth your best effort?
  • How has your education prepared you for a career?
  • What qualifications do you have that make you think that you will be successful in this career?
  • How do you define or evaluate success?
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