Intel

Intel Interview Questions and Tips

Showing 1 - 10 of 29 interviews

1

Intel interview

8k views
AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Kanpur for Intel
Interview Process
Skills

Skills Tested

    General Tips
    Well I may be the most suited guy for writing this because I have seen it all during the recruitment process and I would try to take you through the problems one faces during the process and what I think one should do to not lose pace during these times. What I would also like to touch upon are the initiatives one should

    take way before the recruitment process in order to be well prepared at the D day rather than crunching at the last hour.

    Problems you might face before hand-

    Most of these problems are something you will create for yourself and as it is, you are the only one who can do away with these problems. Well I would list out all the dilemmas(:O) you might face:-



    1. Lots of semester load to deal with...what to do....how to start: First of all don’t give yourself this crap that you can’t find time. This is the most common crap people come up with. The second point people give is that the professor is breathing down their neck and they need to meet deadlines etc etc. Well in either case I would say that if you have started your preparation at the end of august or mid sept, even with these problems you will easily complete the course I just mentioned.



    2. Well I am super man and I want to do GRE/CAT/ land the best job ever: First of all if you think that you are a superman and you can actually do this, you are welcome to do so. But for the unlucky people who are not blessed with superhuman capabilities, I would like you to follow these pointers. Spread out your preparation for each. CAT preparations only require you to brush up your English, rest is a piece of cake. So CAT preparations generally can be carried out hand in hand with your job preparations, moreover the DI preparation for CAT might come in handy. Well as for GRE preparations I would suggest get an early date, way early in Sept and get it over with. Later it will only clutter up your schedule and generally dates in November tend to screw up the whole schedule itself.



    3. Oh....I have my exams....I have CAT the next day.....Placement is about to start what to do?...



    Well most of these questions won’t come if you have covered up your course material. But generally it’s the non-ideal reality that hits you hard. You might be just half way through your preparation, CAT might be already out of the bag and GRE would have somehow made its way to November to screw you up. Well this is the time to prioritize things. Set your priorities which are best in line with your career goals. You want a job/higher studies/management. You can’t pick out all three; not even two. You only get to choose one. So, if you want to have your options open prepare early, otherwise, keep yourself satisfied with one. If you set your priorities, you have lesser to prepare, you can be more thorough at what you prepare and you have the edge at least on those guys who have not set their priorities.



    The D-day:-



    Well if you have gone through the previous sections you are more so ready to get grinded. In this section I would like to underline all the do’s and don’ts during the placement procedure. These hold for all people whether they are prepared or not with their course material and with their barrage of HR questions.



    Do’s-



    1. Prepare for interviews and GDs s much as possible. Mock interviews and GD sessions with wingmates will help. Practice your interview questions before a mirror. Try practicing talking smoothly rather than vomiting out crammed up answers.

    2. Do some research. Concentrate on the company next in line and (re)view their material. Find out the company and job profile. Find out if you and the job they offer are a perfect fit.

    3. Be thorough with your resume. Resume is like a pledge and if you are slack with even a single point it is treated like cheating.

    4. Constantly review the job database.



    Don’ts



    1. Don’t sulk- Sulking is not going to help your cause. It might push you to the limit.

    2. Don’t rush through interviews

    3. Don’t be low on confidence.

    4. Don’t get frustrated.

    5. Don’t compare- Many people below you in capacity and capability might have already been placed and many much better than you might still be in line.

    6. Don’t freak out- This is my example. I applied for a company in which I didn’t intend to go and ended up getting a spot offer in that. I couldn’t sit for the procedure further and my dream company was yet to come. Just learn from this and try not to get into such a situation.



    Well all the above do’s and don’ts are just what I should have done and what I shouldn’t have done. Please refer to other seniors’ feedbacks to get a picture of a total loser and then try not to be one(:D). I believe if you are in line with this, you are already sitting with a job.



    Got a job, now what?



    Well you have a job, it means you did most of the things correct. Now come the unique cases. These cases

    might be multiple job offers, spot offers etc etc. I can only describe my experience with my share of unique cases. These are multiple offers and spot offers. First of all, always keep in mind the following things-



    1. SPO is there to help you but it can’t sometimes.

    2. Rules are there to be followed and will be broken.



    SPOT OFFER!!!-First of all spot offers are something against the guidelines for the companies. But they do make spot offers. In this case always first consult your most trusted personnel in the SPO and try to have things sorted out with his help. If you are happy to join, accept the offer but if not, try to get out of it. I couldn't, so I don’t know the means. You can always find out form the seniors.



    MULTIPLE OFFER!!!- This I think is something you need to decide yourself. Once you have job offers from more than one company, always try to take a clear perspective. You have more than a day to sort this out. Do your further research. This research is how big the company is?/how good the pay package is?/how good your life is going to be?/how good is the work culture?etc etc. Take these things into consideration before deciding. Well in my case I had an option between Intel and some other company.

    The way I have referred to it makes my choice obvious. My considerations were as follows:-



    1. Intel is the biggest semiconductor company

    2. Intel is one of the best workplaces voted over time.

    3. Intel is a giant and has a long history compared to the other company which was a startup.

    4. The pay was initially not clear but turned out to be equal( I dint consider it at tat time though)



    Some other factors were also there. Like I would like to pursue an MS later and Intel would surely help

    my cause. These are the ways one should think before accepting an offer. Always keep in high regard your life and your convenience at the job you are selecting. Then the money might play a big role and your career too but still I would recommend your life and your convenience comes first.



    AFTER YOU GOT A JOB!!!- Go on a trip of India. Find your inner peace. Do some meditation on the Himalayas. Do a padayatra from Kashmir to Kanyakumari. Do whatever you want but please pass in all the courses of the final semester. Also try to cover up the course material relevant to your job before joining. I think it would help. But first and foremost, give a big treat and have a bash.
    Read Full post...
    2

    Intel interview

    7.5k views
    AnonymousFresherSelected
    Application
    I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Kanpur for Intel
    Interview Process
    Skills

    Skills Tested

      General Tips
      Some general background:



      1. Always stress on learning the concepts, not the course.



      2. Have faith in yourself and your abilities, and thus be confident. You have made it so far and you may not be the best, but you certainly are good. (For a fact this may not necessarily be true but saying this to yourself once in a while helps build self confidence).



      3. Know that the one interviewing you may or may not be an expert in the area you are good at. What this means is expect questions on each project that you have done, because if he/she is an expert in the area of even one of your projects, get ready to be screwed on that one.



      With this in hand, and by talking to your seniors learn the smaller yet important points of what a company desires, what this kind of job demands from you. Luckily if you are a dual degree student you will have a fabulous experience of seeing your batch get placed, so just help them prepare in whatever way you can, as if even you were to sit in the interviews. Best way to fast pace your preparation is to do it with people you are real comfortable with. (This is so because if they take a mock interview they know what exactly could make you

      uncomfortable, your closest friends know you best. Ask them to mock interview you and screw you hard enough to see how much stress you can handle). Having a few leadership and team work skills is always an added bonus to your resume, make sure at least one such point is a spike (or high impact) in your CV, and highlight it

      well. Make sure you know adequate examples to back it up. In a lecture by Dr. C.V.R. Murthy he once told “When you need to present yourself to someone on a topic XYZ make sure if you know 100% you only tell 10% because then you can use the rest of the 90% to answer questions which are extensions to your work”. This aspect is something you should follow throughout your UG career. When you write a term paper, when you do a project always document it so that you have a copy of what you did. For example till this date I have done like over 25+ projects at IITK, but I have documentation for only 19. This led to the fact that I could not put those 6 projects in the best way I could, because I could not even remember how I had done it. Now you would want to object here, “How the hell am I supposed to write just 10% if I haven’t done enough and to make my resume good I need to write a few things which I hope I will be able to explain.”

      If you are a final year student reading this, then I don’t have a answer for you so far except that try to make the best use of your BTP. However, for others make sure you don’t lose the heart to learn things that go beyond the scope of the course and sometimes your project. Remember that your achievement are not important always, what is important is how you achieved it. What challenges you went past. You did a great job if you over came a dozen challenges to achieve a single point of success, than if you had a project which had just one challenge and you could achieve it with impressive results.

      How I got success:

      1. Did PI, GD, Mock Interview sessions with my batch It helped me achieve better control on expression, accent and ability to speak with a good flow. Practicing PI’s is important so that your answers to the generic HR kind questions become more structured after each PI you take.



      2. Always documented my work

      This helps you because it will reduce your revision time from weeks to a couple of hours (if you did the projects yourself) else from months to weeks at least.3. Know what courses are important for Job preparation. Once you know this before hand, make your you give these courses adequate time while studying, for example for EE students with interest in microelectronics courses like EE610 and EE619, EE210, ESC102 and EE370 are extremely important. So rather than revising these in the end (which is like an enormous task) try to emphasize on them while they are taught. This will reduce the time you will need in the end to revise the basics.

      4. Internship/BTP/M.Tech. Thesis

      This is going to be a definite question in your interview. So prepare it well, this is one section where B.Tech student have a heavy advantage, they have all these afresh and hence can explain it on a day to day basis. Whereas M.Tech/Dual students have done their interns long time back. Thus, may not recollect it to the best of their knowledge, so I spent time here to revise my intern well. Because it was one aspect which was connected to all the courses I had done and I could really make a good impact here if given an opportunity. (Lucky for me I got

      that).

      5. Practice Standard Questions

      I spend most of my time doing this, than revising courses. Did as many practice questions as I could, If I did not remember some topic I went back and revised it. But never during the prep did I open a book to revise an entire course.

      6. Know the company

      This is perhaps the place where the company gives you an opportunity to show how much you know and care about them, how much are you attached to this job, and how much you like it really. Read as much as you can about the company. I spent like 5-6 hrs before the interview to do this. The Interview:

      1. Be well dressed, hold good posture and show you are confident yet anxious.

      2. You and your interviewer are equals so talk like that, assume you have a job and you are going to take it. He is not someone so great that you need to fear him. Try to talk eye to eye, speak with confidence (even if you know you are wrong).

      3. Pause before you start answering (take time to think) or you can fall in trap question like a piece of cake.4. Show your approach and thought process, be aware the counter questions he/she asks can be to check your confidence or in reality to correct your mistake.

      5. Given an opportunity to answer a open ended question, make the best use of it. For example I screwed up my first interview trying to explain my Internship, but I adapted quickly and after 30 mins in my second interview I gave a much better explanation.

      6. Sometime you might be asked a field/course of interest; tell the one you are great at. Thus find a good justification to prove why it is your favorite if it’s different from your BTP/Thesis.

      7. If you get the opportunity to ask a question, ask one which wasn’t brought up in the PPT. If you don’t get an opportunity make one, and still ask the question.
      Read Full post...
      3

      Intel interview

      6.1k views
      AnonymousFresherSelected
      Application
      I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Kanpur for Intel
      Interview Process
      Resume Shortlist Interview Interview
      Round 1

      Resume Shortlist

      Interview Experience
      Not very clear but major role players were CPI and Projects.
      Interview Tips
      Do write your area of interest clearly and your major projects you are highlighting in your resume should be of that area, otherwise they might interview you for wrong area and you might miss out as few students did. So be clear about that. And don’t think you can get away with casual or fuzzy answers.
      Round 2

      Interview

      Interview Questions
        Interview Experience
        Technical Interview was related to the field they have shortlisted you. There were 3 panel for EE guys,1 for shortlisted candidate for Analog Area, 1 for shortlisted candidate for Digital and 1 for Architecture. For me it was mixed of Analog and digital with some device also. Questions regarding Short channel effects were asked. Then questions related to Diff-Amp were asked. Then there were questions on Digital logic, need of C-Mos , Charge sharing and distribution in C-Mos devices, Capacitance curve and its region. And then there were questions on Timing Issues, skew, jitter and some tricky question revolving around timing analysis. Questions regarding data transfer and propagation and read-write methodology were also asked. It was not about finding an answer it was finding how depth and clear knowledge a candidate has and what is his/her thinking process. If you get stuck somewhere while answering they will give you hints but don't seek hints for every answers.
        Round 3

        Interview

        Interview Questions
        • Question 1: Give instance when you stood up for your belief and convinced others to go along with you
        • Question 2: How did you stopped someone doing something that is not right...?
        Interview Experience
        HR questions were the usual questions which are generally asked everywhere, revolving around judging my character. Few scenarios were given which conflicts between ethics and personal gains.
        Skills

        Skills Tested

          Skill Tips
          Since I did courses of all areas of VLSI from devices to digital I was able to answer the wide range of questions put in front of me. I never tried to make a guess, I simply said that some things I forgot, but I was able to say that because most of the questions I was able to answer. Also, I prepared HR questions beforehand and had some instances in my mind to quote when put under those scenario. The probable reasons for my selection were a good CPI , clarity about subject and wide range of topics I covered duringmy courses.
          Resources

          Preparation materials

          Books
          • Rabaey for Digital,
          • Semiconductor device from Tsividis,
          • EE610 notes for Analog,
          General Tips
          I always intended to find a core job in semiconductor industry and for the same I planned my curriculum inaccordance with it. I took all courses related to VLSI area EE dept has to offer which included digital, analog and devices. I learnt some architecture also with the help of my batch-mates who have done CSE architecture course.

          For those who are planning to get a core job my suggestions would be: Maintain a good CPI as it is the first criteria they will shortlist you. 

          Have good understanding of the subject. Do study devices also as companies frequently ask questions based on devices and practice from yourself.

          Don't rely on SPO as they will not be preparing you for core companies. Do get information from your seniors about the preparations. If you have done your courses sincerely then it will take about 1-2 months to complete the preparations. And prepare along with your batchmates aiming for same area as it will help everyone. Don't try to go alone.
          Read Full post...
          4

          Intel Component design engineer interview

          1.3k views
          Win VineethFresherSelected
          Application
          I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Component design engineer role at Intel
          Interview Process
          Test Technical Interview Technical + HR Interview HR Interview
          Round 1

          Test

          No. of Questions
          20 questions
          Test Sections
          • Section 1: Aptitude
          Interview Experience
          Toooo easy aptitude test, questions straight from Indiabix.com. 91 people were shortlisted to the interviews.
          Interview Tips
          Just practice a few on Indiabix.com I would say, not even required to prepare.
          Round 2

          Technical Interview

          Interview Questions
          • Question 1: Questions on digital systems.
          • Question 2: 9 coins, one heavy. how many tries?
          • Question 3: Represent gates using arithmetic operations
          Interview Experience
          Once again, very easy. Just very very basic. Maximum, you need Digital IC Design course.
          Interview Tips
          No tips, keep your calm and think.
          Round 3

          Technical + HR Interview

          Interview Questions
          • Question 1: BTech Project Based
          Interview Experience
          Completely based on my B.Tech Project. They were a specific product development team looking for candidates for their team.
          Interview Tips
          Just try to match their needs by relating everything on your resume to them.
          Round 4

          HR Interview

          Interview Questions
          • Question 1: Why Intel?
          • Question 2: Any other company interested in?
          • Question 3: My extra-curricular activities
          Interview Experience
          Just random questions about you and your activities.
          Interview Tips
          Nothing much from my side to offer here. 29 people got the offer. I was the only one who got it and rejected.
          Skills

          Skills Tested

          • Digital Systems
          • Puzzle Solving Capability
          Read Full post...
          5

          Intel Component design engineer interview

          6.1k views
          Mohammed Ajmal CFresherSelected
          Application
          I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Component design engineer role at Intel
          Interview Process
          Test Technical Interview HR Interview
          Round 1

          Test

          Test Sections
          • Section 1: Objective- Aptitude+Electronics+C
          Interview Experience
          It was outsourced to some online venture.. Test was quite tough.. 
          Interview Tips
          A good grasp on aptitude questions will help immensely.. There are many common aptitude questions which will be asked in most exams.. study them well.. be good with probability, permutations and combinations.. Should know the basic electronic circuits, KCL, KVL etc thoroughly..
          Round 2

          Technical Interview

          Interview Questions
            Interview Experience
            Technical Interview went well.. They asked only simple basic questions!
            Interview Tips
            Study the following courses well- Digital systems, Digital IC Design, Computer architecture..Knowledge on steps of VLSI design flow and latest technologies will give you an extra edge in the interview 
            Round 3

            HR Interview

            Interview Questions
              Interview Experience
              there were two rounds! Asked some convention HR questions. Also based on resume..
              Interview Tips
              Be ready with answers to conventional HR questions like "Why do you want to join Intel?" , "Why should we hire you" etc. Make sure that your answers will let them know that you have done a good background study on the company(you SHOULD do that in advance!).. Be ready to explain each and every point in resume. Many time they were looking for non conventional answers.. Good preparation in advance helped me a lot!
              Resources

              Preparation materials

              Books
              • Digital design by Morris Mano,
              • Weste and Harris,
              • Rabaey,
              • William Stallings- Computer architecture,
              • Data structures and Algorithms- Cormen,
              Courses
              • Testable Design,
              • Digital System Testing,
              • Digital IC Design,
              • Advanced Topics in VLSI,
              • Advanced CMOS devices and Technology,
              General Tips
              Be prepared.. In an interview what matters most is preparation not CGPA!
              Motivation for applying
              Its the best in the world!
              Read Full post...
              6

              Intel Software engineer interview

              1.2k views
              Niranjhana NarayananFresherSelected
              Application
              I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Software engineer role at Intel
              Interview Process
              Test Technical + HR Interview
              Round 1

              Test

              No. of Questions
              30 questions
              Test Sections
              • Section 1: Technical+Aptitude
              Interview Experience
              Questions were based on C concepts, given piece of code, find error, output, etc then data structures, bit manipulation, a few aptitude questions were also there (around 5-7).
              Interview Tips
              Practice aptitude, C, data structures (geeksforgeeks.org is a good source).
              Round 2

              Technical + HR Interview

              Interview Questions
              • Question 1: Why UDP and not TCP in project
              • Question 2: How would you clear the 7th bit in a 32 bit register
              Interview Experience
              I was asked to explain project in detail, I had done projects on embedded, so was asked about that, details like what fields did you use in that structure, why this implementation and not some related other. Memory management, network communications, operating systems. Then questions on C concepts like memory allocation, function pointers, then data structures like linked lists, then bit manipulation in registers. Questions from electrical coursework. Then later, why higher studies, would you still go for higher studies if you had a good job at a company, why etc.
              Interview Tips
              Be thorough with C (know your Kernighan & Ritchie) and be prepared to go into details about your projects.
              Skills

              Skills Tested

              • C
              • Data Structures
              • Coursework Understanding
              • Project And Internship
              Read Full post...
              7

              Intel Design engineer interview

              5.7k views
              AnonymousFresherSelected
              Application
              I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Kanpur for Design engineer role at Intel
              Interview Process
              Technical Interview HR Interview
              Round 1

              Technical Interview

              Interview Questions
                Interview Experience
                They asked me about my thesis and some device related questions as my thesis was on modelling of device. Questions were basic and were related to variation of device parameters with environmental factors and other parameters. Apart from that, several questions related to basic digital circuits were also asked concerning flip flops, latches, setup time and hold time. The technical interview went on for approximately 1 hour.
                Round 2

                HR Interview

                Interview Questions
                  Interview Experience
                  The HR round lasted for about 5 mins only. The HR person asked me whether I were interested in going for PhD or not and about my hobbies and interests. Overall, the interviewers are very friendly and asked basic questions only.
                  Interview Tips
                  Prepare your CV well, have a good CPI, do your thesis sincerely, concentrate on your basics and you will stand a very good chance of getting selected.
                  Skills

                  Skills Tested

                    General Tips
                    Do the courses thoroughly, make good course projects and start preparing for the placement session at least 1 month early.



                    Don’t ever mention to them that you are interested in higher studies even if you are applying. In case you don’t get a job at your targeted company, don’t lose hope and move on to the next one.



                    Concentrate on your preparation and the things that are of utmost importance, don’t get bogged down by pressure. Be optimistic and cheerful, because confidence really helps during interviews.



                    Final Tips :

                    1. Be confident and enthusiastic in your response to questions because you have to make them understand that you are interested in the profile.

                    2. Chalk out a plan to strengthen your strong points and address the weak ones.

                    Read Full post...
                    8

                    Intel Software engineer interview

                    1.2k views
                    ESHAN SHEKHAR Cs15m018FresherSelected
                    Application
                    I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Software engineer role at Intel
                    Interview Process
                    Test Technical Interview Technical + HR Interview
                    Round 1

                    Test

                    No. of Questions
                    1 questions
                    Test Sections
                    • Section 1: Aptitude + Technical
                    • Section 2: 2 coding questions
                    Interview Experience
                    During this round we had some technical questions and some digital logic questions.
                    Interview Tips
                    Please be patient.Interviewers do stress testing. Don't panic even if you don't know any answers.
                    Round 2

                    Technical Interview

                    Interview Questions
                    • Question 1: given a blackbox with arithmetic circuits , design the logical circuits
                    Interview Experience
                    He asked me questions regarding my project and some coding questions
                    Interview Tips
                    Please be patient.Interviewers do stress testing. Don't panic even if you don't know any answers.
                    Round 3

                    Technical + HR Interview

                    Interview Questions
                    • Question 1: embedded c-code for recursion
                    Interview Experience
                    He asked me questions regarding my project and some coding questions
                    Interview Tips
                    Please be patient.Interviewers do stress testing. Don't panic even if you don't know any answers.
                    Read Full post...
                    9

                    Intel Component design engineer interview

                    1.2k views
                    Zaid Syed Makandar MahammedFresherSelected
                    Application
                    I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Component design engineer role at Intel
                    Interview Process
                    Test Technical Interview HR Interview
                    Round 1

                    Test

                    No. of Questions
                    25 questions
                    Interview Experience
                    Aptitude only just a formality selected based on resume they wanted all guys who did VLSI mtech
                    Round 2

                    Technical Interview

                    Interview Questions
                    • Question 1: Questions from weste harris
                    Interview Experience
                    Questions about setup time one small piece of verilog code verification etc
                    Round 3

                    HR Interview

                    Interview Questions
                    • Question 1: Why not? Why you? Why Mtech ? Why IITM
                    Interview Experience
                    It was splendid
                    Read Full post...
                    10

                    Intel interview

                    5.7k views
                    AnonymousFresherSelected
                    Application
                    I was interviewed on-campus at NIT Warangal for Intel
                    Interview Process
                    Technical Interview HR Interview
                    Round 1

                    Technical Interview

                    Interview Questions
                      Interview Experience
                      Candidates for the interview were shortlisted based on their CGPA and Projects. The number of interviews for a candidate varied. I had two technical interviews. In the first interview I was asked to write code in C for problems such as manipulating bits in certain positions in an integer, finding max in an array and optimizing for scalability. After that I was asked questions on C . I was asked the meaning of "volatile" keyword and what the compiler does to take care of it. Then I was asked questions on OOP. He asked me to give examples for polymorphism. I was asked to explain the terms : virtual function,abstract class,virtual constructor ,virtual destructor(which is not there),static variable, static function(in C and C++). In the second round I was asked questions on Inheritance.After that he asked about interrupt processing and what role processor plays in it. After that he asked questions on virtual memory and caching(not much depth).
                      Interview Tips
                      Be clear about concepts in C and C++ particularly object oriented programming (OOP).
                      Round 2

                      HR Interview

                      Interview Questions
                        Interview Experience
                        I did not have a separate HR interview. I was asked HR questions at the end of the second interview. I was asked two questions on "integrity" which Intel takes very seriously.Those were:
                         1.Suppose I and my team have gone to attend a presentation in some other company which wants to sell its services to Intel.At the end of it I am offered gifts(anything).Should I accept/reject it and Why.
                         2.Suppose Intel is organizing some event and I am told to inquire and arrange some catering services for it.Suppose I know a person(friend of mine) who is ready to give discount for the service.Should I accept/reject that and why.
                        Then I was asked about my strengths , weaknesses(and what I am doing to improve upon them) Then I was asked whether I would go for further education. Then he asked whether I would be willing to work on Software Testing side. Lastly he asked whether I had any problems in relocating to Bangalore.
                        Interview Tips
                        Be clear in thought and answer as per the situation. Too much diplomacy or too much straight forwardness can be dangerous too.
                        Skills

                        Skills Tested

                        • C++ programming
                        • OOP
                        Skill Tips
                        Have a good grasp on C,C++/OOP and CA. These are the main skills pointed out by the interviewee and will help you establish your ground.
                        Read Full post...
                        SignUp/Login
                        1-Step Login | Get unlimited access!