Tough questions to be asked in Apple and Google interviews

Tough questions to be asked in Apple and Google interviews

Interviews are never expected to be a breeze, especially if you are appearing for industry giants like Microsoft, Apple, Facebook etc.

Google:
If you were given a box of pencils, list 10 things you could do with them that are not their traditional use.
You want to design a phone for deaf people ├óÔé¼ÔÇØ how do you do it?

Amazon: How would you solve problems if you were from Mars?

Apple: What’s the most creative way you can break a clock?

Microsoft
A disc is spinning on a spindle, and you don’t know which way. You are given a set of pins. Describe how you would use them to determine which way the disc is spinning.
How would you design an elevator?

Facebook
You have a bag of with “N” number of strings. At random, you pull out a string’s end. You pull out another string end and you tie the two together. You repeat this until there are no loose ends left to pull out of the bag. What is the expected number of loops?

Twitter
Why should we not hire you?
How do you compute the collision of two moving spheres? Give me both the mathematical equations for the solution as well as an algorithmic implementation.

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