Google Interview Questions

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Google Interview Questions

Google is widely recognized as a leader in Internet advertising and apps. It has been featuring as the best place to work in many leading magazines and surveys. It has a splendid work environment and it is also the dream place to work for many programmers and architects. So what makes you stand apart from the competition depends upon the way you prepare yourself for the ultimate. Here are some of the few questions which might help you.

Also there are similar questions which can help you, we could have given you much more information to crack the test but we could not because Google has NDA agreement with Candidates for their second round.

If you believe you are qualified for a job position in Google then drop your resume to them and the best way to do is through their website. Google selects some of the best candidates to work for them and they are known to be the best in that process. Their interview is hard if you don't know the basics and fundamentals.
Be prepared on funny interview questions, unusual interview questions and logical questions. You might be taken by surprise by the questions they ask. They don't test your programming skills or so they test your natural ability in reacting to situations, analyzing a particular problem and finding a solution to it.

Google Interview Questions

Here are such questions which Google asked: -

1)   You are shrunk to the height of a nickel and your mass is proportionally reduced so as to maintain your original density and to your horror you are present in an empty glass blender. You have 60 seconds before the blade starts movement. What will you do in that particular situation? (This question is very famous and there is no definitive answer for it perhaps you can come up with one).

2)   How do you convey the meaning of database in three sentences to a child?

3)   You have a closet full of backs and it is very difficult for you to find or pick the right one? How do you sort or pick the right book?

4)   What does Google do when you enter keywords and hit the return key?

5)   How exactly does garbage collection work? Explain about three processes on three different platforms?

Google tests your natural ability and it is fully technical and asks for out of box thinking. You need not be the best among your class to land a job in Google you just need to think on your feet.

Here are some concepts which you need to study to face Google interview: -

1)   Everything about data structures, algorithms, searching and sorting algorithms, basic info is sufficient rather than brooding on the technical aspects, algorithm functioning, etc

2)   Java development programmers should be able to answer about JVM, GC (Garbage collection pattern or process of various platforms), multi threading concepts, servlets, applets, info about JDBC basics, etc.

3)   Do remember that Google uses cutting edge technology and it is very important for them to hire high end professionals. But general talk is that they train professionals once they are in for high end applications according to their skill.

Common Google Interview Questions

Here are some more questions: -
1)   How do you look up for particular words in dictionary explain the process? (This question has been since ages and it is important).

2)   Which work related to your field of education or experience makes you happy?

3)   Which work can you perform without getting tired for hours?

4)   Approximate how many gas stations are there in United States, any specific logic for arriving at the answer?

5)   Three boys stole some mangoes from a garden. As it was late in the evening they decided to divide the fruit equally among them in the morning, and went to sleep. At night while the other two were sleeping, one boy woke up, tip-toed to the basket of mangoes, counted them and ate one. From the remainder he took a precise third and went back to sleep. After some time a second boy woke up. He counted the mangoes, ate one, took an exact third of the remaining and went back to sleep. A little before sun rise the third boy also woke up, ate one, and like the other two boys took a precise third of the remainder in whole mangoes. In the morning, all the three boys went together to the basket of mangoes, counted them. Amongst them they found a ripe mango and discarded it as it was not good for eating. From the remainder they made an exact division.
Find the total number of mangoes which were stolen from the yard?

6)   The cherry is a round fruit with a round stone. If the flesh of the cherry around the stone is as thick as the stone itself, can you calculate mentally how much more pulp than stone there is in the cherry?

7)   A monument in India is marked as MDCLXVI which year does it represent?
Thanks and Regards
- Nithya Subramanian
Kenvivo Communications
http://nithya-subramanian.blogspot.com/

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