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DE Shaw Interview Questions

Interview Questions

1.(A student from IIIT – Allahabad with an academic profile as 8.36 CGPA  in B.Tech, 78.25% in 12th and 79.36% in 10th)
Technical Interview:
  • What are network layers?
  • What are MAC layers?
  • What is MAC address? How many bits does it consist of?
  • What is 3 bit parity?
  • How many trailing zeros are there in100 !?
  • What is checksum error correction?
  • What is MAC address? How many bits does it consist of?
HR Interview:
  • Tell me something about your self
  • What do you think should we take you for this job?
  • What is your greatest weakness?
  • Are you ambitious?
  • What was your biggest mistake?
  • Why haven’t you got a job yet?
  • What is your greatest achievement?
2.(A student with an academic profile as 8.90 CGPA in B.Tech, 75.35% in 12th and 70.16% in 10th)
Technical Interview:
  • When is a switch said to be congested?
  • What is semantic gap?
  • What are FDM, WDM and TDM?
  • What are the key design issues of a computer Network?
  • Which all layers are networks support layers?
  • What is a binary semaphore? Explain its use?
  • What is cycle stealing?
  • What is demand – paging and pre- paging?
HR Interview:
  • Tell me something aboutyour summer projects( resume based questions)
  • What do you prefer working with figures or with words?
  • What kinds of persons you do not want to work with?
  • Did you ever face a situation when your work was criticized? What did you do?
  • What do you know about the company?
3.(A student with an academic profile as 8.90 CGPA in B.Tech, 75.35% in 12th and 70.16% in 10th   off campus (Bangalore))
Technical Interview:
  • Discussion on projects.
  • What do you know about graph theory?
  • Find the number of occurrences of string 1 in string 2?
  • Basic concepts on OS are asked.
  • How hash maps are implemented in java?
  • What is volatile keyword and when to use it?
  • Search an element in a rotated array?
  • What is the time complexity of searching an element in hash map?
HR Interview:
  • Tell me something about yourself and your family background.
  • Would you bribe a policeman in order to save time as you have an important interview that day?
  • Are you willing to relocate and work at flexible working hours?
  • What was your greatest achievement until now?
  •  Tell me something about yourself that is not mentioned in your resume?
  • What do you know about our company?
  • Why did you choose this college and this stream?
4.(A student with an academic profile as 8.7 CGPA in B.Tech, 68.45% in 12th and 70.16% in 10th  )
Technical Interview:
  • What are process chains?
  • What kind of test cases will you suggest for an ATM machine?
  • What do you know about Master Data & Transaction Info Package?
  • List all data structures you would use for a memory management module?
  • Explain top-n analysis in DBMS.
  • What is operator overloading and polymorphism?
HR Interview:
  • Who is the CEO of De Shaw?
  • What motivates you to do a good work?
  • Suppose you win $5 million lottery, then, would you still work?
  • Would you do something that you consider unethical in order to save your job?
  • What is the difference between smart work and hard work?
  • How was your previous interview?
5.(A student with an academic profile as 7.5 CGPA in B.Tech, 71.33% in 12th and 76.46% in 10th  )
Technical Interview:
  • Explain Trie Data Structure used in your project with code?
  • Why you have use maps as nodes in trie data structure?
  • You have given a BST, find the elements in the tree under a given range?
  • Draw an ER diagram of the project you have mentioned in your resume?
HR Interview:
  • Walk through your resume.
  • How your friends think of you?
  • How would you rank – money, power, love and fame? Justify your answer?
  • Self analysis questions ( Rate yourself based on technical skills, soft skills, etc.)
  • How long are you expected to work for us if hired?
  • Do you handle pressure well?
  • Tell me about a time when you missed an obvious solution to a problem.

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