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Organization : Kofax
Position : Software Engineer

Kofax Interview Process

I applied at Kofax for the post of Software Engineer through my university. I was interviewed at Kofax in 2014 and the entire process took a day. There was a written test, a technical interview and a HR interview in the interview process at Kofax.

Round 1 - Written Test
The written test comprised of technical questions, aptitude questions and English language based questions. The technical questions were pretty basic and require only a brief studying. The aptitude questions were time taking and the language questions were easy. The test was completed by me within the given time. Many students were excluded from going to the technical interview.

Round 2 - Technical Interview
I was one of those who got selected for the technical round. First of all, the resume was checked by the interviewers. There were two interviewers. After a brief reading of the resume, they were already impressed. So the interview began with the projects that I had mentioned in the resume. Since they were authentic, I was able to reply to every questions. They also asked me about the problems that I faced while doing the projects. After that a few C++ based questions were asked too. Nothing was unexpected and the difficulty level was easy.
Q1. Differentiate between C and C++.
Q2. What are linkages? Tell the types of linkages.

Round 3 - HR Interview
My resume was read even in this round. And even the HR was impressed. I felt glad that I was serious in my college. Then, I was asked about myself a few questions. I was asked why I was interested in working for their company. I was asked my goals and if this was the profession I would spend my entire life confined in or I had other dreams as well. This was a different questions but I was able to answer something.

After this interview, I was given the offer and since it was a campus placement, there was no room for negotiations.

How to crack Kofax Interview

One thing that I learnt during the interview at Kofax was that if you have a nice resume, they will probably like you and keep you. By nice resume I mean, you should have some good projects mentioned there which tells that you have been serious for y our career. You will feel that if they are impressed with your resume, they will certainly ease down upon you and moreover, most of the questions will then be based on those projects which will be easy to answer since you did them yourself.

Other than that, a few C++ based questions were asked too. The level was basic and nothing out of the box was asked. They know you are fresher and they treat you like that which is the best part about their hiring process.

No negotiations are possible if you are on a campus placement. I don't know otherwise. All the best for your interviews.

Thanks Anmol for sharing the details of your interview.
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Hard Ten Boxes Interview Puzzle

You have ten boxes and an electronic weighing machine. In those ten boxes, you have chocolates. Each chocolate weigh 20 grams. But in one box the chocolates are defective and each weigh 19 grams exactly.

Now you can weigh in the electronic weighing machine but you can use that machine just once. How will you find out which box has the defected chocolates.

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Popular Interview Problem

I have two rectangular bars.

They have property such that when you light the fire from one end , it will take exactly 60 seconds to get completely burn.
However they do not burn at consistent speed (i.e it might be possible that 40 percent burn in 55 seconds and next 60 percent can burn in 10 seconds).

Problem is : How do you measure 45 seconds ?

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Logic Problem Brain Teaser

The world is facing a serious viral infection. The government of various countries have issued every citizen two bottles. You as well have been given the same. Now one pill from each bottle is to be taken every day for a month to become immune to the virus. The problem is that if you take just one, or if you take two from the same bottle, you will die a painful death.

While using it, you hurriedly open the bottles and pour the tablets in your hand. Three tablets come down in your hand and you realize they look exactly the same and have same characteristics. You can’t throw away the pill as they are limited and you can’t put them back or you may put it wrong and may die someday.

How will you ensure that you are taking the right pill?

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Game Of Dice Brain Teaser

A unique solo game of dice is being played. Two dices are thrown in each turn and the scores are taken by multiplying the numbers obtained.

Now talking about a particular game, here are the facts:
1) The score for the second roll is five more than the score for the first roll.
2) The score for the third roll is six less than the score for the second roll.
3) The score for the fourth roll is eleven more than the score for the third roll.
4) The score for the fifth roll is eight less than the score for the fourth roll.

Reading the above facts, can you tell the score for each of the five throws?

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Tricky Iq Question

In a jar, there are some orange candies and some strawberry candies. You pick up two candies at a time randomly. If the two candies are of same flavor, you throw them away and put a strawberry candy inside. If they are of opposite flavors, you throw them away and put an orange candy inside.

In such manner, you will be reducing the candies in the jar one at a time and will eventually be left with only one candy in the jar.

If you are told about the respective number of orange and strawberry candies at the outset, will it be feasible for you to predict the flavor of the final remaining candy ?

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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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Maths Magic Riddle

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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Logical Arrangement Bonfire Puzzle

30 classmates went for a bonfire. While sitting around the fire, they decided to play a game. To play it, they divided themselves into 5 teams in a way that there were 5 rows having 7 people each.

How can this arrangement be possible while sitting around the bonfire?

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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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Tough River Crossing Riddle

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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