Interview Experiences

Arcesium Interview Experience Set 1

Recently this company visited our campus for software developer profile on 23 july 2016.

Round 1:
It was a online test.It consist of 3 sections- aptitude ,MCQ of c,c++,OS,DBMS,Networking and few of java.These 2 sections were of 15 min each.The third section consist of 2 code.
After this round 16 people were shortlisted.

Round 2:(f2f Tech. round)
The interviewer asked me follwing questions-

Description of my DBMS project.
They asked,how tables are related,linking between them,necessity of tables in project.
SQL Queries on the project.

SQL joins.Types of Joins.

What is the reason of having Multiple table in databases,why not a huge single table?

DBMS transaction,ACID property.


What is Indexing in DBMS.Why Indexing?

Why C++ is considered advance then c language.

What is Structured Programming.

Discussion on Virtual function, Pure Virtual Function and Abstract Classes.

Can Abstract class be FINAL in c++. (ans:NO).What's the reason.

Write a code for: Given Input: array1={1,7,3,2}
Output: array2={42,6,14,21}
without using divission operator and efficient one.

what is hashing.

Write a code- Find 2 no's in array whose sum is equal to a given no.
then modified it for find a subarray in array whose sum is equal to a given no.
O(n) time complexity.

They asked about my c++ project.They asked either it was done under any summer internship or it is real time project made for any industry? I said i made this during my semester under the giudance of faculty so they didin't asked much about it.

explain Inheritance.

Diamond problem in c++.

What is Thrashing ?How it is done?
(while explaning the ans. they asked many related cncepts of Memory management and virtual memory)

what is Page Replacement.How to choose which page is going to be replaced?

ROUND 3:(f2f Tech. round)
They asked me about the subjects which were asked to me in my previous round.
The interviewer asked me following questions-

Do you know Java?
I said i m not comfortable in java.Then they said me to convense them to switch to c++ from java.
It was hard to do so because java is advance language then c++ consisting a huge set of advantages over c++.

Why is java platform independent? And how it is platform independent? And Why not c++ is platform independent?

C++ copy constructor?

Do Virtual Constructor exist?why or why not??

what is Virtual Destructor and why ?

Explain Free and Delete. Difference Between them?

Assigment operator in classes.(default and Userdedfined)
Shallow copy Deep copy.

Detailed discussion on how is runtime polymorphism done? explain compiler step to step process?

Abstract Classes.

find mid, reverse a link list and one other link list code which i dont remember.

What is singleton classes.Write a code for it.

Given a huge database : Design a data structure for it in most effiecient way with optimized result of operations.

Round 4: (H.R round)
These guys were very nice.They made me very comfortable.The lady, Who took my H.R round ,was very polite and she wished me belated happy birthday after seeing my resume.
she asked me following questions-

Tell me about Yourself.

How was your Online test and other Tech. rounds.
She asked me about the second code of the online test which i coudn't submitted successfully and did i got the solution for that code ?

What are Your suggessions for making a company/Organization populate amoung campas students?

what is your dream company?

What is biggest Challenge in life?

What are your future plans. Where do you see yourself after 2 years.

What is your goal.

Are you comfortable with the new locations of the company?

P.S: In all the round they tried to confuse me with my own answers.Always be confident about your answer.
At the end every round they asked me- Do you have any Qustions?Every time i asked atleast 2 to 3 questions.Always be prepared with a set of immpressive questions at the end.

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