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Nvidia Hardware engineer interview

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Arjun RaghunathFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at NIT Surathkal for Hardware engineer role at Nvidia
Interview Process
Test Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Test

Interview Experience
Written round separate for Hardware and Software profiles for an hour each. You could write only one. Maybe around 100 from EC/EE attended the test as there was a pointer cutoff of 8.
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Experience
8 people selected from the Hardware profile.
Round 3

HR Interview

Skills

Skills Tested

Skill Tips
1) No aptitude preparation at all. This wan't required also as nVIDIA is a core Electronics company.<br /> 2) Preparation for written test : Review of all digital electronics and related courses taken during three years of ECE (VLSID, DSD, MP, DECA).<br /> 3) Nothing of analog electronics or linear systems asked in the test. Exclude such preparation if you want to write the nVIDIA Hardware test.<br /> 4) Have at least one Computer Architecture related project in your resume and be ready to speak on it.<br /> 5) Knowledge of VHDL/Verilog is a huge plus.
General Tips
The overall experience was rewarding at the end of it, but it was an exhausting process. All the waiting about for your interviews and results will drain your mental energy. I had a four hour wait in the TNP for my name to be called for the tech interview (I was the last to be interviewed). Even though it helps that you can ask from the previous candidates about what transpired in their interview, the wait can get really tiring. Also, be sure that as the afternoon progresses, even the panelists get tired of successive interviews, so there is an added challenge to make sure to be noticed. The one advantage of late Tech and HR rounds was that I had to wait for a very less time for the results. But at last after getting the offer, nothing matters much.

For the test, there will be a variety of questions over the entire scope of digital electronics. Expect STA, CMOS Implementation, Comp. Arch. basics, Memory models (we had a cache latency question), sequential circuits and synchronization, and even a question on C coding. So go into the test with a thorough revision of the 4 courses: DSD, MP, VLSID and DECA. The C question will be a comparatively easy one.

For the technical interview, "We've already tested your basic technical skills in the test. We want to know more about what you've worked on." was the first statement from the interviewer. So be prepared to explain any of your projects listed in your resume in detail. It helps if you have some project related to Computer Architecture to speak on. Of course there will be one or two technical questions after to probe the depth of your knowledge.
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Nvidia Hardware engineer interview

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Karthikeyan NatarajanFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Hardware engineer role at Nvidia
Interview Process
Test
Round 1

Test

Duration
60 Minutes
No. of Questions
10 questions
Test Sections
  • Section 1: Computer Architecture (Basic)
  • Section 2: Digital Systems
  • Section 3: Digital IC Design
Interview Experience
1 question on cache miss.



1 question on CMOS circuit design for MUX
Interview Tips
Learn basics very well. 



Digital IC design  - RC delay calculation, designing circuits using CMOS, transmission gates, NMOS, memory design etc.



Computer Architecture - problems oriented - so learn cache miss, no of bits calculation problems, MIPS, etc.



Digital Systems -



Some logic questions - learning to use divide and conquer, stack, queues, hashes on non-programming problems,
Resources

Preparation materials

Books
  • Computer Architecture : A Quantitative Approach Book by David Patterson and John L. Hennessy,
  • digital ic design rabaey,
  • digital systems morris mano,
  • Data Structures and Algorithms Made Easy : Data Structure and Algorithmic Puzzles, Second Edition (English),
General Tips
If you have done any work which is related to NVIDIA, it might help.



In my case, I have worked in CUDA for my project.



Keep details about your project at your fingertips.
Motivation for applying
VLSI is my core and interest. I had plenty of experience in designing systems in FPGA and EDA algorithms. I am also into parallel algorithms in GPU.
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Nvidia Hardware engineer internship interview

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Jagannathan SrinathFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Hardware engineer role at Nvidia
Interview Process
Resume Shortlist Resume Shortlist Technical Interview
Round 1

Resume Shortlist

Interview Experience
Had a decent CGPA (>8.5) and good number of projects. Also had good academic achievements (olympiads etc).
Interview Tips
Keep resume crisp. Do not try to overdo the points to impress.
Round 2

Resume Shortlist

Round 3

Technical Interview

Interview Experience
Found myself in trouble in quite a few questions. But took time, persevered and also had a clear rationale to choose this company.
Interview Tips
Have good understanding of computer organization, Data Structures and Algorithms and digital circuits. Also be ready to answer few puzzles. DO NOT get flustered and persevere during interview.
Skills

Skills Tested

Skill Tips
Be calm, confident and take time to understand the questions. Use first principles as often as possible.
Resources

Preparation materials

Videos
  • Nptel.ac.in,
Courses
  • Digital Circuits,
  • Computer Architecture,
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Nvidia Hardware programming mostly internship interview

3.1k views
KetulFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Hardware programming mostly role at Nvidia
Interview Process
Technical Interview Technical Interview Technical Interview Technical Interview
Round 1

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Tell us about yourself
Interview Experience
Talk about your work and interests
Interview Tips
Your interview will take direction based on what you show interest in.
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: What is sequential logic?
Interview Experience
Output depends on current and past outputs.
Interview Tips
Be confident
Round 3

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: What is the difference between mealy and Moore state machine?
Interview Experience
Moore output depends only on the current state while mealy output depends on current state as well as input.
Round 4

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Study comp org and cache
General Tips
Study verilog, digital systems, Microprocessor lab and computer organization

They'll ask questions based on where you show interest
Motivation for applying
Core intern in digital. Digital is one field in core that I like
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Nvidia Hardware engineer interview

4.9k views
RadhikaFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at NIT Surathkal for Hardware engineer role at Nvidia
Interview Process
Test Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Test

Test Sections
  • Section 1: Written test
Interview Experience
Pointer cut-off for this company was 8.5 and above. A written test for 50 marks which was subjective was conducted. Few were selected after the test.
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Experience
Prepare Digital system design. VHDL coding(but they mainly concentrated on logic), Memory management (Cache and other things) .
Round 3

HR Interview

Skills

Skills Tested

Skill Tips
Try to be confident and dont fear the interviewers. They just try to put you in a difficult situation and see if you will be able to clear. But few interviewers will be very sweet. Never loose hope.
General Tips
As it was 1 day process it was not that exhausting. But the hard work paid off. So it was a happy day. Their was lot of tension too during the process, not during my interview but looking at others performance. The competition is too much .The 1st and 2nd round was purely technical so it was challenging. HR was really chilled out.
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Nvidia Core engineering internship interview

3.2k views
PradeepFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Core engineering role at Nvidia
Interview Process
Resume Shortlist Test
Round 1

Resume Shortlist

Interview Experience
The Resume shortlist was purely based on CGPA. The CGPA cutoff was about 8.1. There was no shortlist exam.
Round 2

Test

Resources

Preparation materials

Courses
  • Embedded Systems,
  • Computer Architecture,
  • C Programming Language Courses,
General Tips
Prior experience in the field of embedded systems is preferred. Doing a project/intern in this field adds advantage.
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Nvidia Hardware engineer interview

4.8k views
AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus for Hardware engineer role at Nvidia
Interview Process
Test Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Test

Duration
60 Minutes
Interview Experience
Initial shorlisting was based on One Hour written test
Questions on Data structure,Operating system and logics were asked in the test
Interview Tips
Focus on Quant,coding and algorithms
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Experience
Subject knowledge and skills tested in technical interview are:
1.Programming skills
2.Operating systems
3.Puzzels
Round 3

HR Interview

Interview Experience
Very general questions like -why this company,tell something about yourself were asked .
Skills

Skills Tested

Skill Tips
Online materials are very useful for logical questions
General Tips
Discuss the logical questions with friends and prefer the group studies .
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Nvidia System software engineer interview

4.9k views
AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus for System software engineer role at Nvidia
Interview Process
Test Interview Interview Interview
Round 1

Test

Interview Experience
Question paper had four parts, C, OS, Analytical and general computer science. The questions were tough and they required aptitude and deep knowledge.
Interview Tips
Preparation of all types of questions is a must.
Round 2

Interview

Interview Experience
it was based on general CS knowledge and aptitude questions. Mostly, questions were from computer architecture, OS, CO and algorithms.
Interview Tips
For analytical questions, use standard interview cracking books.
Round 3

Interview

Round 4

Interview

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Nvidia Hardware engineer interview

4.8k views
AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus for Hardware engineer role at Nvidia
Interview Process
Test Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Test

Duration
60 Minutes
Interview Experience
Initial shortlisting was based on the written test.Questions on data Structures, Operating Systems, Logical questions.Focus on Quant, Coding, Algorithms.
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Experience
Interview is held in one HR round and one or two technical roundsRound duration around 15-20 minutesTechnical questions consisted of questions on Programming skills, Operating systems, and Puzzles
Round 3

HR Interview

Interview Experience
General questions like why this company, tell us about yourself etc were asked.
Resources

Preparation materials

Courses
  • Probability,
  • Signal Processing,
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10

Nvidia interview

4.6k views
ExperiencedSelected
Interview Process
Test Technical Interview
Round 1

Test

Duration
105 Minutes
Test Sections
  • Section 1: Data Structure.
  • Section 2: OS.
  • Section 3: C/C++.
  • Section 4: Aptitude.
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Questions on Project and then some problems to solve and their pseudocodes.
  • Question 2: Questions related to Computer graphics concepts.
  • Question 3: Some questions on C.
Skills

Skills Tested

Skill Tips
nvidia do lot of systems work ... so not just me for everyone who attended interview ... we were asked OS architecture parallel programming kind of things ,,,,,, no algorithm or DS :)
General Tips
have 7+(CGPA) to be safe ... but that's about it ... make sure u do good job in your project it really matters..... few months before placements just do algo DS .... in depth ... for DS(data structure) things like trees, list, heap ... cover a lot of problems in depth . ....... for algorithm do Dynamic programming very important technical interview very likely will have it.... do some greedy ... sorting ... then you’ll b good to clear any interview
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