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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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