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Autonomy Interview Process

I applied at Autonomy for the post of Senior Software Engineer through an employee referral. I was interviewed at Autonomy in 2013 and the process took about two weeks. There were only two rounds in the hiring process at Autonomy.

Round 1 - Telephonic Screening
I got a call after a week since I had applied. The phone was from the HR of Autonomy. She told me that I would be screened on telephone by a technical person and if I get through it, I will then be called for the onsite interview. I received a call the next day and the first step in the hiring process began.
Only technical questions were asked in the screening. There was no room for other things. The questions were mainly focused on Java garbage collection and java multi-threading, semaphores. The questions were moderately difficult. But the speed at which they came could be a problem.

Round 2 - Face to Face Interview
I got a call from the HR after a couple of days and I was told that I was shortlisted for the onsite interview. My interview was scheduled after a few days.
The onsite interview lasted for about three hours and was tiring. A lot of technical questions were asked in that time period. Some of the questions that were asked:
Q1. Implement a queue with 2 stacks.
Q2. Have a large file with a number on each line with some duplicates. How will you find the duplicate ones?
Q3. Steps to resolve memory related issues when not much information is provided from the logs.

As you can see, the questions were not easy. But the good thing is that the interviewer was nice. He helped me answer the problems if I got stuck anywhere. I guess this is what professionalism is.

I received a call afterwards and was offered a handsome amount due to which I did not negotiate and accepted.

How to crack Autonomy Interview

It will be a difficult task for me to explain how to crack Autonomy interview in a few lines. Let me begin with the fact that the interview was not easy at all. So, the foremost thing will be to start studying again. They won't be interested in what you did in your previous company. They will be judging you for their requirements. So, it's time that you begin your preparations.

As you might have already noticed, that the telephonic screening will comprise majorly of the java based questions, you can start from there. At least you should be able to go through the screening so you can experience the onsite interview.

As far as the face to face interview is concerned, I can't give any sort of pointers as the questions came from anywhere. So you must be thorough with things to crack it. I would wish you all with luck lastly. Give your best at preparation and you will be able to impress them.

Thanks Anmol for sharing the details of your interview.
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David and Albert are playing a game. There are digits from 1 to 9. The catch is that each one of them has to cut one digit and add it to his respective sum. The one who is able to obtain a sum of exact 15 will win the game?

You are a friend of David. Do you suggest him to play first or second?

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prinka and tanu organized a small kitty party at home. They purchased a barrel of fruit juice.

Tanu told to prinka 'I bet this barrel of fruit juice is more than half full'.
'No, its less than half full' prinka replied.

I don't have any measuring instrument and without removing fruit juice from it , how can i determine which of us is right ?

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You are given with two ropes with variable width. However if we start burning both the ropes, they will burn at exactly same time i.e. an hour. The ropes are non-homogeneous in nature. You are asked to measure 45 minutes by using these two ropes.

How can you do it?

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Let us say that a table tennis tournament was going on with knock out terms which means the one who loses the match is out of the tournament. 100 players took part in that tournament.

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Rooney, Hernandez, and Robin race each other in a 100 meters race. All of them run at a constant speed throughout the race.

Rooney beats Hernandez by 20 meters.
Hernandez beats Robin by 20 meters.

How many meters does Rooney beat Robin by ?

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This is a famous probability puzzle in which you have to choose the correct answer at random from the four options below.
Can you tell us whats the probability of choosing correct answer in this random manner.

1) 1/4
2) 1/2
3) 1
4) 1/4

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I can prove why 1 = 2

Step1. Lets say y = x
Step2. Multiply through by x xy = x2
Step3. Subtract y2 from each side xy - y2 = x2 - y2
Step4. Factor each side y(x-y) = (x+y)(x-y)
Step5. Divide both sides by (x-y) y = x+y
Step6. Divide both sides by y y/y = x/y + y/y
Step7. And so... 1 = x/y + 1
Step8. Since x=y, x/y = 1 1 = 1 + 1
Step9. And so... 1 = 2

How is this possible ?

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Jonathan has three boxes containing milk chocolates and dark chocolates. The problem is that all of them have been labeled incorrectly as follows.
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Box2: Milk Chocolates
Box3: Dark Chocolates and Milk Chocolates

How will he label all the boxes correctly by just opening one box?

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This one is a bit of tricky river crossing puzzle than you might have solved till now. We have a whole family out on a picnic on one side of the river. The family includes Mother and Father, two sons, two daughters, a maid and a dog. The bridge broke down and all they have is a boat that can take them towards the other side of the river. But there is a condition with the boat. It can hold just two persons at one time (count the dog as one person).

No it does not limit to that and there are other complications. The dog can’t be left without the maid or it will bite the family members. The father can’t be left with daughters without the mother and in the same manner, the mother can’t be left alone with the sons without the father. Also an adult is needed to drive the boat and it can’t drive by itself.

How will all of them reach the other side of the river?

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