I was interviewed on-campus
Test Technical Interview HR Interview
Microsoft aptitude was different from the rest I had written till then. They had come to hire for MSIT. So the
questions mainly were on testing. We had to write test cases for many questions like registration form, computer
game, quadratic function and so on. There were a couple of questions on C.
They shortlisted 13 students after the aptitude paper. I had three rounds of interview. First two were purely
technical. Third i was asked few HR questions towards the end. C, C++ - pointers, dynamic allocation, multiple and
multi-level inheritance, Java basics, OOPS concepts. Since the profile was testing they quizzed me on DBMS normalization,asked me to write SQL queries, ER diagrams, cardinality, relations, joins. SE- different models like
iterative and spiral models, their advantages and disadvantages. I was asked to explain at length about my project
and my industrial training. General questions like what approach i take to debug the code i write were also asked.
Why MS? What do you prefer- development or testing? Where do you see yourself five years from now? What do you
do if you are forced to work on something you are not interested in? Achievement you are proud of. Most
frustrating moment in your academic life and how did you tackle it? Any questions for us?
As the aptitude was totally different from what I had faced till then, I was a bit skeptical. But once the interview
started I felt pretty comfortable. It was a bit strenuous as I had all the three rounds continuously without a break
for about 3 hours. But it helped me remain focused. I had to wait for the result for too long but on the whole it was
an interesting experience.
Two things- preparation and confidence. Be well prepared with your c,c++ basics and your subjects and have confidence in your preparation. Keep a cool head you can crack the interview pretty easily. Feel free to ask them questions when they give you the opportunity. Good luck!
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