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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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You are trapped with a lion in a cage with 1 unit as its radius. Both you and the lion can run effortlessly at the speed of one unit.

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2) If yes, how long do you have till he does that?

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A thief was running from the police after the biggest theft the town saw. He took his guard in one of the thirteen caves arranged in a circle. Each day, the thief moves either to the adjacent cave or stay in the same cave. Two cops goes there daily and have enough time to enter any two of the caves out of them.

How will the cop make sure to catch the thief in minimum number of days and what are the minimum number of days?

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Suppose there is a Christmas tree and four angels are sitting on it amidst the other ornaments. Two of them have black halos and two of them have white halos. No body among them can see above their head. Angel A is sitting on the top branch and can see angels B and C sitting below him. B can see C who is sitting in a branch lower than his. Angel D is at the base of the tree and can't be seen due to the branches in between. Also, he can't see anybody as well.

If they are asked to guess the color of their own halo (they dont know that), who do you think will be able to deduce and speak up first with a right answer?

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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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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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3) 1
4) 1/4

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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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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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