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Organization : Microland
Position : Senior Engineer

Microland Interview Process

I applied online for the position of Senior Engineer at Microland. The process took more than a week and then I was interviewed at Microland. The entire process included three rounds - One telephonic round, one personal interview and one HR interview round.

Round 1 - Telephonic Round
The telephonic round was almost 45 minutes long. The interviewer asked me about my previous company and the kind of work/projects I did there. She had my resume already and thus questions were put up directly based on that. It seemed that she was thorough with the technical things and thus it was an enjoyable interview for me.

Round 2 - Personal Interview
You can expect all sort of technical questions in this round regarding your job profile. It was also a 45 minute round just like the telephonic round. I was able to answer most of the question asked from me accurately and so I was sent for the HR interview. Some questions:
Q1. Explain the routing protocols.
Q2. Explain the difficult situations faced while troubleshooting incidents.

Round 3 - HR Interview
The HR interview was nothing different from the usual stuff. It was human resources related with nothing technical asked (at least from me). There were some expected questions regarding my previous job and some related with the future plans.
Q1. Where do you see yourself in five years of time? What have you done so far to make it true?

How to crack (Get Into) Microland Interview

Since you are applying for the senior position, it is expected that you know the protocols and have gained enough experience in this profile. The telephonic interview, which is the base for you is all about that. If you have been consistent and have earned a nice reputation in your previous company, it is safe to assume that you are technically good. Thus you won't find any problem in clearing this round.

The personal interview is only moderately difficult. It is a long one though, just like the telephonic round. Thus have patience and sound confident till the end. Also, prepare for the basic interview questions that you can find on internet as well. Nothing out of the box was asked from me and so I am suggesting that to you.

The HR interview round is the most comfortable round. Since you have already given interviews, you can expect everything and it will be as per the expectations only. Seriously, nothing out of the usual design.

The company won't be paying much and thus the negotiation might not be fruitful. However, you must try your luck.

Thanks Anmol 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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Cool Equation Riddle

If 1 + 9 + 11 = 1, Then what is the value of

12 + 11 + 9 = ?

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Difficult Brain Twister

A strange tradition is followed in an orthodox and undeveloped village. The chief of the village collects taxes from all the males of the village yearly. But it is the method of taking taxes that is interesting.

The taxes paid in the form of grains and every male should pay equal pounds corresponding to his age. In simpler terms, a man aged 10 years will have to pay 10 pounds of grains and a 20 years old will be paying 20 pounds of grain.

The chief stands on a riser containing 7 different weights next to a large 2 pan scale. As per the interesting custom, the chief can only weigh using three of the seven weights.

In such a scenario, can you calculate what must be the weights of the seven weights each and who is the oldest man the chief can measure using those weights?

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Math IQ Question

Adam is one of the finalist in an IQ championship. As the final test, he is provided with two hourglass. One of them can measure eleven minutes while the other one can measure thirteen minutes.
He is asked to measure exactly fifteen minutes using those two hourglasses. How will he do it ?

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Popular Logical Brain Teaser

A couple had to take shelter in a hotel for they could not proceed their journey in the rain. Having nothing to do at all, they started playing cards. Suddenly there was a short circuit and the lights went off. The husband inverted the position of 15 cards in the deck (52 cards normal deck) and shuffled the deck.

Now he asked his wife to divide the deck into two different piles which may not be equal but both of them should have equal number of cards facing up. There was no source of light in the room and the wife was unable to see the cards.

For a certain amount of time, she thought and then divided the cards in two piles. To the husband’s astonishment, both of the piles had equal number of cards facing up.

How did she do it?

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Tricky Logic Question

A claustrophobic person boards a train that is just about to enter a tunnel.

Which place will be the best for him to sit?

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Most Popular Logical Puzzle

Outside a room there are three light switches. One of switch is connected to a light bulb inside the room.
Each of the three switches can be either 'ON' or 'OFF'.

You are allowed to set each switch the way you want it and then enter the room(note: you can enter the room only once)

Your task is to then determine which switch controls the bulb ??

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Induction Brain Teasers

Three college toppers are summoned by the inspecting faculty. To identify the best from them, the faculty takes them into a room and places one hat on each of their heads. Now all of them can see the hats on other’s heads but can’t see his own. There are two colored hats – green and red.

Now the faculty announces that he had made sure that the competition is extremely fair to all three of them. He also gives them a hint that at least one of them is wearing a red hat. Now the first one who is able to deduce his own hat color will be awarded the most intelligent student of all award. After a few minutes, one of them raises his hand and is able to deduce the color correctly.


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Weight Balance Riddle

You can place weights on both side of weighing balance and you need to measure all weights between 1 and 1000. For example if you have weights 1 and 3,now you can measure 1,3 and 4 like earlier case, and also you can measure 2,by placing 3 on one side and 1 on the side which contain the substance to be weighed. So question again is how many minimum weights and of what denominations you need to measure all weights from 1kg to 1000kg.

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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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