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Organization : Intel
Position : Software Engineer

Intel Interview Process

I applied for the position of Software Engineer from my college and the process took just a day. I know people for whom it take weeks and thus can't say for sure in general. Finally, I was interviewed at Intel. There is a telephonic interview at first, then you will go through 3-4 technical rounds and then the manager rounds and HR rounds.

Round 1 - Telephonic Interview
This is the first step and thus it is easy. If you applied through college, the questions will be based on the things you have studied in college and they will inquire about your strong points. Some programming related questions as well.

Round 2 - First Technical Interview Round

After clearing that round, I was called for the technical interviews. Since this was the first t technical round, the questions were simple and based on linked lists (insert, delete) mostly. The interviewer was nice and I had a great time in this round.

Round 3 - Second Technical Interview Round
This round focused mainly on my resume only. Questions were asked based on it. If you have ever done a project in your university, they will ask you about that. Some hypothetical questions were also asked like.
1) If you have to count the occurrence of all the words from Wikipedia, within a day, what technology will you use?

Round 4 - Third Technical Round
This was a tough round. Expect all sort of questions based on data structures, arrays, strings, os, programming, mysql and algorithms. They can ask you question from anywhere and thus you need to be prepared. Some of the questions:
1) Write Java program to check if a number is palindrome or not?
2) To avoid the race condition, the number of processes that may be simultaneously inside their critical section is ___?
3) Write a Java program to sort an array using Bubble Sort algorithm?

Round 5 - Manager Round
Since this round is mostly about work ethics, you need not worry much. If you have come this far, you have already seen the difficult most part and you need to answer carefully with a free mind. You can expect some random questions like.
1) What kind of interaction would you have if you want to recommend products to a user?

After that, the offer was made.

How to crack (get into) Intel Interview

Interview at Intel is one of the most hectic interview I have faced. All the technical interview rounds and manager round were lined up back to back without a relief. Probably they need to know how you will perform under stress or pressure. Thus the first thing you need is patience. Do not lose it as you go through enhancing level of difficulties in the proceeding interview rounds.

The best part about the interviews are that the interviewers are really nice and often helps you if you are stuck with any situation. They have extensive knowledge and shows interest in the candidate. Thus, even if you are not able to answer something, you must pick the right track and they will help you.

Prepare thoroughly about algorithms, data structures and go through your resume once again to brush yourself up with all the details of the project that you might have done.

The interview is tough and thus you must be well prepared. Also, it can serve as an eye opener. All the best to all the candidates.

Thanks Rohit for sharing the details of your interview.
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Interview Marble Logic Puzzle

You are given a set of scales and 12 marbles. The scales are of the old balance variety. That is, a small dish hangs from each end of a rod that is balanced in the middle. The device enables you to conclude either that the contents of the dishes weigh the same or that the dish that falls lower has heavier contents than the other.
The 12 marbles appear to be identical. In fact, 11 of them are identical, and one is of a different weight. Your task is to identify the unusual marble and discard it. You are allowed to use the scales three times if you wish, but no more.

Note that the unusual marble may be heavier or lighter than the others. You are asked to both identify it and determine whether it is heavy or light.

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Logic Interview Riddle

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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Measure Water Supply Brain Teaser

You had an infinite supply of water and a 5 ml and 3 ml gallons.

How would you measure exactly 4 ml in least number of steps ?

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The Elf Logical Puzzle

A wicked sorcerer felt enmity towards elf and thus he chooses four among the rest of the elf's and concealed them. The elves are concealed in the ground in a manner that apart from their head the rest of their body was underneath the ground. The elf's are unable to move their body and can only see in that direction that they are facing. All the elf's are concealed underground in such a way that they form a straight line and among those four elf's that are concealed underground one of the elf is detached form the other three elf's via wall. The entire elf's are in the same direction. The elf that is the furthest can only see the heads of its friends in front and a wall. The elf that is second last can only see one head of his friend and a wall. The second elf can only view the wall. The elf can see nothing.
The sorcerer understands the situation and tells the elf's that he has placed hats over their heads. Among the hats places two hat are blue and the other two are red. Among all the four elfs one of the elf has to guess that which colour hat is he wearing. If the elf answers correctly then he shall be set free or else he will have to dig beneath the ground till the very last.

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Interesting Bet Puzzle

In a bowl, there are several chits with distinct numbers on them. You have to choose any two of them at random.

Will you accept the 2 to 1 bet that the numbers will be relatively prime will you accept it?

For instance:
If the numbers you pick are 6 and 13, you lose $1.
If the numbers you pick are 5 and 25, you win $2.

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Inspector Montalbano Mystery Puzzle

Before going to work, Inspector Montalbano got into the fight with his wife. After coming back from the work he found out that the police was in the home and his wife had just killed a burglar.
The police told that she killed the burglar in self-defense. She told her husband the story that she heard a doorbell and thought that it was me and as soon as she opened the door, the burglar jumped into her and she was so scared that she killed burglar immediately with the knife. Inspector Montalbano asked the police to arrest her wife for murder conspiracy. Why?

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Tough Two Jug Measuring Puzzle

I got two jugs of
A) 11 liter
B) 6 liter

How can I measure exactly 9 liters ?

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Hard Logic Brain Teaser

There are 100 doors. 100 strangers have been gathered in the adjacent room. The first one goes and opens every door. The second one goes and shuts down all the even numbered doors – second, fourth, sixth... and so on. The third one goes and reverses the current position of every third door (third, sixth, ninth… and so on.) i.e. if the door is open, he shuts it and if the door is shut, he switches opens it. All the 100 strangers progresses in the similar fashion.

After the last person has done what he wanted, which doors will be left open and which ones will be shut at the end?

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Hard Logic Statement Riddle

There are a hundred statements.
1st person says: At least one of the statements is incorrect.
2nd person says: At least two of the statements is incorrect.
3rd person says: At least three of the statements are incorrect.
4th person says: At least four of the statements are incorrect.
100th person says: At least a hundred of the statements are incorrect.

Now analyze all the statements and find out how many of them are incorrect and how many are true?

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Spatial Trivia Physics Puzzle

As shown in picture, there are four gears with the following specification
* Gear A has 60 teeth
* Gear B has 40 teeth
* Gear C has 20 teeth
* Gear D has 60 teeth
* Every minute, Gear B makes 15 complete turns.

What is the relative speed of Gear A and Gear B?

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