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Organization : MphasiS
Position : Senior Software Engineer

MphasiS Interview Process

I applied through a staffing agency for the position of Senior Software Engineer at MphasiS. The process took about 15 days before I was interviewed at the company. There were three rounds of interviews in total.

Round 1 - Telephonic Interview
First of all, the interviewer asked about myself and my current company. Then they asked in detail about my job profile and the projects that I have done and my current project. There were a lot of other questions regarding my resume. Then some technical questions were asked as well. Not so difficult I would say. If you have gained experience appropriately, then you know the stuff.

Round 2 - Manager Round
This was a manager cum technical interview. Some coding related problems were given to me which I was able to solve. Some java based complex questions were asked as well. I was not able to answer for just one question which was too tough but I don't think they actually expected me to answer that. Although they were impressed by my approach of trying.
Q1. How to make stack work like queue?

Round 3 - HR Round
This was the worst round of all. The HR was quite bad in the sense that the entire time was spent just negotiating with the offer. I felt like I am in a vegetable market negotiating for the price of vegetables. I am glad that I was determined on my words and the final offer was close to my expectation.

How to crack(get into) MphasiS Interview

Cracking MphasiS Interview is not a big deal really. The only thing I would like to add with my words is that it is true if you have truly worked whole heartedly in your previous company and gained enough knowledge through the projects or whatever work you were assigned. If you are good on those terms, you will know most of the things that will be asked in the interview. Even the rest, you will be able to find a conclusion or answer.

Just prepare with your resume as the telephonic round was based on that. Be clear with any sort of doubts. Question yourself on your experience and frame answers for everything. If you clear that round, the face to face interview won't be much of a problem as technical question are something that you have experience in.

For the HR round, I will say that just speak up with your expected CTC and stick with it. They will try their best to negotiate and downgrade the amount. Trust me, they will do their best. But if you want to get the expected amount, you shall stick with your expectations and negotiate at your best.

In the end, all the best to all the appearing candidates.

Thanks Nitika Singh 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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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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Measuring Time Logic Puzzle

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?

Please note that you can’t break the rope in half as it is being clearly stated that the ropes are non-homogeneous in nature.

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Logical Interview Problem

Jonathan has three boxes containing milk chocolates and dark chocolates. The problem is that all of them have been labeled incorrectly as follows.
Box1: Dark Chocolates
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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Box Ball Logic Problem

There are three bags.The first bag has two blue rocks. The second bag has two red rocks. The third bag has a blue and a red rock. All bags are labeled but all labels are wrong.You are allowed to open one bag, pick one rock at random, see its color and put it back into the bag, without seeing the color of the other rock.

How many such operations are necessary to correctly label the bags ?

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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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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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Decipher MatchSticks Puzzle

Can you decipher the two rows to find the hidden word?

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Knockout Matches Logical Problem

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.

How many matches were played?

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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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