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Citrix Software engineer interview

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Yashika ChawlaFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at NIT Allahabad for Software engineer role at Citrix
Interview Process
Test Problem Statement Other Interview Technical Interview Technical Interview
Round 1

Test

Duration
60 Minutes
No. of Questions
45 or 50 questions
Test Sections
  • Section 1: Multiple Choice questions
Interview Experience
The type of questions mainly comprised of aptitude, dbms, data structures, operating system, object oriented programming, networking and few basic questions on C programming language.
Interview Tips
For Object Oriented programming  the book entitled as THINKING IN C++ volume 1 by BRUCE EKEL proved to be very useful.For C, read Dennis Ritchie thoroughly atleast twice.
Round 2

Problem Statement

Interview Experience
The questions didn't make use of any tough algorithms. The solution too was quite simple but on the contrary there were several test cases which we generally overlook.
Interview Tips
Sometimes practicing tough questions, we stumble across easy ones, so always start learning things from the ground level. Stay calm.
Round 3

Other Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: the usual first question ..tell me about yourself
  • Question 2: What irritates you ?
  • Question 3: My CPI was 8.69, even then was asked why is it so low , why not 9 or above
  • Question 4: Dream company and if you get selected, will you still aspire and study for your dream company
  • Question 5: How many computer languages do you know ?
  • Question 6: Some situation based questions
  • Question 7: Why didn't you get selected in the last company that visited your college ?
Interview Experience
It was managerial interview and i expressed myself in the best way i could . The interviewer tried to trap me in my own answer but somehow i managed to satisfy him by my answers.
Interview Tips
Stay confident and be yourself.
Round 4

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: 3 - 4 data structures based coding questions
Interview Experience
Initially, i gave naive approach to the solution but the interviewer gave me sometime to improvise the solution and i ended up with solution with log n complexity.
Interview Tips
Practice coding questions based on Data Structures as much as possible but look at the solutions only after the exhaustive attempts of self trials.
Round 5

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Questions on project like problems faced or errors encountered
  • Question 2: Memory layout of C programs
  • Question 3: Storage of semaphores and many other questions based on semaphores
  • Question 4: Questions based on operating system
Interview Experience
This round was bit tough . To answer the questions on semaphore, you need to have very basic knowledge of the topic.
Interview Tips
System programming book by Richard Stevens provides deep insight of the concepts.Have strong grip on subject knowledge too.
Skills

Skills Tested

  • programming Skills
  • communication skills
  • Skills to handle the situation.
Skill Tips
Have a command on your domain.
Resources

Preparation materials

Books
  • Thinking in C++ Volume 1 by Bruce Ekel,
  • Dennis Ritchie,
  • Operating System by William Stallings.,
  • Data Communication & Networking by Forouzan,
Videos
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWg7U0OEAoE,
General Tips
1) Once you kick off a start to practicing coding questions and understanding the concepts, you actually enjoy things.2) Group Study plays a very crucial role. Discuss questions with your friends and your seniors.3) If initially you get bulk of errors in programming questions , don't get disheartened .Try to run the program by compiling each and every line thoroughly and eventually you will end up with successful compilation and that happiness is priceless.
Motivation for applying
A software company with software engineer profile  and a good package too and both of them defines my field of interest :P
Funny Moments
when the result was declared with me and my friend both got selected, we both started jumping and crying aloud infront of everyone out there.And at the end when we were given chocolates , there was another box containing t-shirts ..and i was constantly looking there in the hope that soon, we would be given t-shirts too but to the dismay the handed all of them over to the third party :(
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Citrix Software test engineer interview

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Akshat BordiaFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Guwahati for Software test engineer role at Citrix
Interview Process
Test Interview Interview
Round 1

Test

Duration
90 Minutes
No. of Questions
30 questions
Test Sections
  • Section 1: Programming
  • Section 2: Multiple Choice Questions
Interview Experience
There were two coding problems of moderate level difficulty and many multiple choice questions from various subjects of computer science (Operating Systems, Networks, Data structure and Algorithms). Also there were some good puzzles and aptitude questions.
Interview Tips
1. For coding : Practice on LeetCode (oj.leetcode.com/problems/)
2. For MCQs : Knowledge of operating system and other courses is required
3. Puzzles : Practice puzzles and some tricky aptitude questions
Round 2

Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: C++/C/Data Structure/Algorithm Related Questions
  • Question 2: Difference b/w char *str=
  • Question 3: Efficient Algorithm for checking prime number
  • Question 4: Puzzles :http://www.abc.net.au/science/surfingscientist/pdf/conundrum16.pdf
  • Question 5: Questions on Linked List/Stack
  • Question 6: Operator Overloading
  • Question 7: Object Oriented Programming : Describe everything you know about OOP? (Encapsulation, Polymorphism, Inheritance etc.)
  • Question 8: What do you understand by Software Testing?
  • Question 9: No. of zeros in 100!
  • Question 10: How to swap two numbers without using auxiliary storage? (Explained using XOR logic)
  • Question 11: Given a pen, how would you test it? (Around 20 points were discussed)
  • Question 12: http://www.geeksforgeeks.org/merge-one-array-of-size-n-into-another-one-of-size-mn/
Interview Experience
I had total 4 technical interviews and I have added questions for all of them above. Mainly the interviewers were friendly and were helping me thinking through problems. They really wanted to check the confidence of the candidate and were grilling me on some questions.
Interview Tips
1. Study Data Structure and Algorithms (Cormen, GeeksforGeeks)
2. Study OOP and concepts of CPP (Schildt)
3. Solve good no. of puzzles
4. Have a look at typical HR questions
Round 3

Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Why do you want to work for Citrix?
  • Question 2: Which other companies did you apply for and which interview did you have today?
  • Question 3: Why should we hire you?
  • Question 4: Were you expecting a better JEE rank?
  • Question 5: Are you okay with relocating to other cities?
  • Question 6: Are you aware of salaries and other benefits we are offering? Are you okay with it?
Interview Experience
This was a quick discussion with company HR.
Interview Tips
Have a look at typical HR questions and be confident
Skills

Skills Tested

  • Programming
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Mathematics
  • Computer Science Fundamentals
Skill Tips
Study important computer science courses from relevant sources and websites. Practice programming questions for coding test. Also get yourself comfortable with writing code on paper.
Resources

Preparation materials

Books
  • Cormen,
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Citrix Software engineer interview

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Pranav Bhat ThirthahalliFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at NIT Surathkal for Software engineer role at Citrix
Interview Process
Test Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Test

Test Sections
    Interview Experience
    Round 1: Online coding and aptitude test Section
    Total time : 60 minutes
    Questions{Marks} = 50(+1,-0.5)
    Comments : * A few questions on Permutations and Combination and general aptitude * A few questions on Computer Networks and Operating Systems * Many C++ output questions, mainly on OOP * Questions are quite stimulating and these need proper time management, the idea of the concepts need to be at the tip of the tongue ("literaly")
    Section 2:
    Total Marks : 150
    Total questions : 2 ( 100 + 50 )
    Programming Languages allowed : All common PLs
    Platform : HackerEarth Questions are easy but may require long codes. The output should be properly formatted.Not much algorithms Some 30 people get shortlisted for the interviews, consisting of maximum 4 rounds ( 3 tech + 1 HR).All interviews are elimination rounds
    Round 2

    Technical Interview

    Interview Experience
    ( Tech interview-1):
    * Mainly questions on the knowledge of C
    * Trust me, one must be really an expert in C syntax, and you must know in and out of C
    * Questions on pointers and bit wise arithmetic asked
    * Some questions on Operating systems also asked( and these were really thought worthy, like how are interrupt handlers stored )
    * Some resume based questions
    (Tech interview-2) : Some 15 were shortlisted
    *Mainly questions on algorithms
    *Really tough questions , on trees and arrays, almost in the Microsoft level
    *Should be optimized as possible.
    *They describe one of their product, and then ask questions on how to solve some problems.
    (Tech interview-3) Some 6 were shortlisted
    Selection Procedure
    * Interview by the Citrix India R&D Vice-President of Tech division
    * Involves mainly resume based questions
    * Most questions on Networks and TCP/IP
    * Puzzles are also asked.
    * You may get chocolates also in this round
    Round 3

    HR Interview

    Interview Experience
    If you get here, it means you are 90% selected(unless you screw it really bad, by saying things like you don't know the company,etc ) *Standard question - Why Citrix ? *They mainly discuss what profile will be offered, and about the compensation and so on.
    Skills

    Skills Tested

    Skill Tips
    Forouzan - Data Communication and Networking ,C++ by Djarne Stroustrup HackerEarth and HackerRank Coding Focus more on Networking and OS if you want to get into this company, they don't focus on much of algorithms, since they don't want coders since it is a R&D profile.
    General Tips
    I don't think I have any. In fact I had no aspirations initially to get into this company.In fact I too came to know about the company on the day I got selected into it :p

    The only thing I can say is practice. Strengthen your networking and OS concepts Even though you don't need to be in the leader board of CodeChef for this company, you may want to know decent coding, atleast to make it to the interviews.

    It was challenging and equally rewarding. I felt that this was a really friendly interview series, and they are quite accommodating and flexible in their questions. Infact even if you miss a question or two, don't worry.
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    Citrix interview

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    HARSH KUMAR MISHRA FresherSelected
    Application
    I was interviewed on-campus at NIT Warangal for Citrix
    Interview Process
    Test HR Interview HR Interview
    Round 1

    Test

    Duration
    120 Minutes
    Test Sections
    • Section 1: Aptitude Test
    • Section 2: Technical
    Interview Experience
    There were 2 rounds  of Aptitude Test. The first was 1 hour and written by all students who had applied and cleared the required CGPA cut­off.  It consisted  on questions on the topics of Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Reasoning  and Technical knowledge in C programming. 25 students  were then shortlisted  on the basis  of their  performance in the first Aptitude Round  for  s  second round of written tests. This  time the paper was of duration 1 hour and required coding solutions for 3 problems  in the field of Data Structures using the C/C++   language.   The  questions were fairly simple and should not be too much of a problem if you have done Data Structures.
    Round 2

    HR Interview

    Interview Experience
    14 students  were short listed  for the round  of Personal Interviews  on the basis  of their performance in the second round   of   written   tests.   There   were   4   panels   taking   interviews   simultaneously.   The   questions   asked   were   pretty regular.   Apart  from  your   coding,   do   keep   a proper   knowledge  about  the   theory   too,  for  eg.   advantages   of   Object Oriented   Programming,   definitions   of   Friend   Functions,   Overloading,   Polymorphism,   the   different   kinds   of Inheritance,   etc.   A   few   questions   on   Coding   and   Time   Complexity   were   also   asked.   Some   students   were   asked questions   on   Unix   and   the   Kernel.   Basically   you   can   make   the   interview   go   in   the   direction   you   want   by   naming subjects that you are well versed in and confident about, when asked to do so. Students   did   not   make   the   cut   were   told   so   immediately   after   their   interview.   At   the   end   of   the   first   round   there were   just   5   students   left   for  the  second   round.   The   second   round   saw   3   people   taking   the   interview   together.   It involved questions on Operating Systems and Data Structures. Not very tough, but requiring   some amount of thought.
    Round 3

    HR Interview

    Interview Experience
    The HR  interview  was  only a formality,  and  took  place I guess only after they were confident that the student had made the cut. It was just to have an informal talk and inform the student about the result. The procedure was a fairly nice experience and transparent. After all the rounds, they selected 3 students as finalists from NIT Warangal. The company went around the country and selected finalists  from other colleges  in a similar fashion. Then the results  were finally announced 10 days  later and 2 students were selected for the job from our college.
    Skills

    Skills Tested

      Skill Tips
      Be   thorough   with   Data  Structures,   Operating   Systems.   Take   the   name   of   any   subject   only   if   you   are   confident   of your knowledge in it. Be confident,  and make sure that you think out loud when trying to  answer a question.  Apart from   your   final   answer   they're   also   looking   at   your   thought   process.   So   even   though   you   don't   give   the   correct answer, you might just end up impressing them with the way you approached the problem. Also  I strongly believe that you can make an interview go  in the direction you want. They only ask you questions  in subjects  that you  tell them.  So  be very careful about how  you answer the question "Which is  your  favorite subject so far?" or "Which subjects have you studied?". A casual answer might just catch you off guard.<br /> Best of Luck!
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      Citrix Software test engineer interview

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      Shailja PattanaikFresherSelected
      Application
      I was interviewed on-campus at NIT Surathkal for Software test engineer role at Citrix
      Interview Process
      Test Technical Interview HR Interview
      Round 1

      Test

      Test Sections
      • Section 1: Online test
      Round 2

      Technical Interview

      Round 3

      HR Interview

      Interview Experience
      The company was open only for B.Techs from CS and IT. Around 20 students were shortlisted after the test, with some more added after a separate test was conducted for those who missed the test. Every interview round was an elimination round. In the end around 5 students were left, out of which three were recruited.
      Skills

      Skills Tested

      Skill Tips
       Books: Cracking the Coding Interview,C Programming By Dennis Ritchie, Cpp By Stratstroup, computer networks by Tannenbaum, Operating Systems by Galvin,Algorithms By Cormen<br />  Online Sources: GeeksForGeeks, Glassdoor, SPOJ, Codechef.<br />  Aptitude Papers: Ask the people from the campuses they have already visited for their recruitment process. This gives you a general idea about the aptitude questions as well.<br />
      General Tips
      1. Thoroughly know your data structures: Simple questions like reversing the linked list etc. should be on the top of your mind.

      2. Be proficient in C, and at least one object oriented language Cpp or Java. Be prepared to answer which one you prefer and why.

      3. Practice logic questions: Some logic questions are frequently used by the companies like the ropes measuring time question etc. If possible practice them before hand. Reduces the element of surprise.

      4. Carry your charger, water and some eatables along. The process is long and tedious. Mine carried our for the entire day and you will have to be present in the T and P for the entire duration. Do not miss the ppt. They say a lot of things about the company which will help you in the HR round. Prepare in networks and OS apart from Data Structures as it is a cloud based company.

      Exhausting. The process was lengthy and tedious.
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      Citrix interview

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      Sagnik DattaExperiencedSelected
      Application
      I Applied for job through Personal Contacts for Citrix
      Interview Process
      Technical Interview Behavioural Interview Puzzle Interview HR Interview
      Round 1

      Technical Interview

      Interview Experience
      1. On protocol
      2. On my project in networking elective
      3. On tcp/ip
      Interview Tips
      story building helps generally. Make the guy feel comfortable and also showcase you are comfortable and chatty.
      Round 2

      Behavioural Interview

      Round 3

      Puzzle Interview

      Interview Experience
      1. Generic ones really copied from internet - he had a notebook from which he was reading out.
      2. Something on balls, believe 8 of them... symmetry can't quite recollect (5 years back!)
      Round 4

      HR Interview

      Interview Experience
      - smooth. They asked about writing myself in 2 min and he stares at you. He then asked questions on that. Make sure you bring out what company will benefit by hiring you and only you not next guy sitting. (I recollect telling him I may not know all but can definitely go out there and find what is really that all and get it done)
      General Tips
      Works if you don't care. It's tough actually do that when you really want it bad.



      One way to fool your brain is by thinking next interview is what matters. Current one doesn't. So let's have fun.
      Motivation for applying
      Money
      Funny Moments
      Just didn't care as it was com sc. I was from EEE and I knew I would be rejected. In spite Of that, I seemed to just keep on sailing through one interview after other (5 total)



      Remember later to over analyze and brood whole evening all little mistakes that I made in interview and wrong answers etc. only till end, friend calls, I am in.
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      Citrix Software test engineer interview

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      SIDDHARTH SANTURKARFresherSelected
      Application
      I was interviewed on-campus at NIT Surathkal for Software test engineer role at Citrix
      Interview Process
      Test Technical Interview
      Round 1

      Test

      Test Sections
      • Section 1: ONLINE TEST
      Interview Experience
      60 MCQs covering C/OOPS/Networks/OS.
      2 coding questions in 1 hour (Choice of language: C, C++, Java)
      (i) Finding number of primes between 2 numbers.
      (ii) Find the day for a given date.
      Round 2

      Technical Interview

      Interview Questions
      • Question 1: Basic data structures (trees, linked lists, arrays) along with the C code.
      • Question 2: Networks and OS fundamentals (Network and Transport layers, Paging, Threading)
      • Question 3: Basics of Cloud Computing and Logic puzzles.
      Interview Tips

      Skills

      Skills Tested

      Skill Tips
      Check out http://www.geeksforgeeks.com/ and http://www.careercup.com which have interview question sets for most Software companies.<br /> (1) Don't just read or study algorithms from the books. Code them in C,C++ or Java so that you're well prepared for the coding round.<br /> (2) Revise all the OS and Networks fundamentals properly before the placements begin.
      Resources

      Preparation materials

      Books
      • Data Communication & Networks - Forouzan,
      • Computer Networks - Tanenbaum,
      • Operating Systems Concepts (Gagne,
      • Galvin,
      • Silberschatz),
      • Test your C Skills - Yashwant Kanetkar,
      • The C++ Programming Language (Bjarne Stroustrup),
      • The C Programming Language (Kerringhan & Ritchie),
      • Cracking the coding interview by Laakmann,
      • Elements of Programming Interviews (Aziz,
      • Prakash,
      • Lee),
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      Citrix Software engineer interview

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      Chinmay NaugariaFresherSelected
      Application
      I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Software engineer role at Citrix
      Interview Process
      Test Technical Interview HR Interview
      Round 1

      Test

      Test Sections
        Interview Experience
        It was an online test with Objective questions for 1 hour and Coding – one and half hour.The questions asked were mainly based on CS networking course.Other than networking, there were lot of DSA questions, few OS questions and puzzles were asked.
        Interview Tips
        Coding requires good speed.
        For coding, I chose C++, there were other languages too.
        Round 2

        Technical Interview

        Interview Questions
        • Question 1: Design a Peer-to Peer sharing network like torrent. What all parameters would you like to consider?
        • Question 2: You want to retrieve data about cricket players. Search string will be name. Also, we want first players having first 10/10000 hits. What data structures will you use to store data?
        • Question 3: Tell about the projects you have done?
        Interview Experience
        It was of about 20 minutes.There were 2 technical interviews.
        Round 3

        HR Interview

        Interview Questions
        • Question 1: According to you, what is the definition of good job?
        • Question 2: What are your future plans?
        • Question 3: Where do you see yourselves after few years?
        • Question 4: Are you planning for any higher studies?
        Interview Experience
        minor was not at all related.
        Interview Tips
        Oracle, easy dsa questions are asked. It’s easy to get into this. This is like a back-up one.
        Skills

        Skills Tested

          Skill Tips
          Practice Coding through codechef etc.
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          Citrix interview

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          FresherSelected
          Application
          I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Kharagpur for Citrix
          Interview Process
          Test Interview Interview Interview
          Round 1

          Test

          Test Sections
          • Section 1: Objective
          • Section 2: Subjective
          Interview Experience
          The questions were on programming(C, C++, Java), operating system, networks and quantitative aptitude. Few question were also on company's area of work (eg.cloud computing). String matching and string sequence matching( lot of questions on string).
          Interview Tips
          One question that cornered me what is the macro of typedef.Do have a look at the company's webpage. There might be questions on the recent developments and products.
          Round 2

          Interview

          Interview Experience
          A programming and algorithm test-Inform them on how you are approaching a solution even if you aren't sure.
          Interview Tips
          A sincere effort is always appreciated.
          Round 3

          Interview

          Interview Experience
          The questions come from operating system and algorithm.They may ask you to explain your projects and internships.Similiar to the earlier technical interview
          Round 4

          Interview

          Interview Experience
          The answers tend to highlight your personality.The most frequent question : Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?
          Interview Tips
          -Looking into some standard HR questions helps.
          -Convince them that you are serious about your recruitment into the company.
          -Open mindedness and good sportsmanship is always appreciated.
          -Avoid telling the company about any research plans, if any.
          Skills

          Skills Tested

          • coding
          • Algorithms
          • Operating System
          Skill Tips
          Be as much interactive as you can through out the interview and be yourself
          Resources

          Preparation materials

          Books
          • Carmen,
          General Tips
          They will certainly ask you about your project, both in technical phase and the HR round.Revise what you did. Show them that you will be an asset to their organization and that you are keen to learn from them.

          CSE - Reading cormen for preparation helps (net question, examples and puzzles). For those who have to face Quant - Speed is essential
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          Citrix Software engineer interview

          3.1k views
          FresherSelected
          Application
          I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Software engineer role at Citrix
          Interview Process
          Test Interview Interview
          Round 1

          Test

          Test Sections
            Interview Experience
            Test consisted of 2 parts and lasts 90 min- Data Structure and Quant. Last year test had question on hash tables and finding least common ancestor (LCA) of two nodes of a binary tree.
            Interview Tips
            Prepare for Quant and Maths
            Revise your core subjects like Data structures, Networks, OS, DBMS
            Go through FAQs from GeeksforGeeks.com, CareerCup.com, Data Structure Made Easy
            Practice DP, trees, sorting, and string manipulation
            Round 2

            Interview

            Interview Experience
            Technical round consists questions upon Data structures, Algorithms, Computer Networks,DDP/BTP and C/C++
            Round 3

            Interview

            Interview Experience
            HR questions included your GATE Rank (they asked it last time!), expectations from job,job preferences.
            Interview Tips
            Try to be upto-date about their work.
            Skills

            Skills Tested

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