Edited By Admin
Interview Process   |   Interview Puzzles / Aptitude
Organization : KLA-Tencor
Position : Senior Software Engineer

KLA-Tencor Interview Process


I applied at KLA-Tencor for the post of Senior Software Engineer with the help of a recruiter. The process took some two weeks or more and then I was called for the interview at KLA-Tencor. The hiring process had three technical rounds followed by an HR Interview.

Round 1 - First Technical Interview
The first technical interview started with the basic knowledge and then shifted to more advanced levels. The basic concepts of OOPS were asked and their implementation was asked. A question on the philosophy of OOPS was also asked. There were questions on static keyword, static members and static object. Some other questions:
Q1. Why const key word, const functions and its significance.
Q2. Which data structure is used by compiler to store local variables?

Round 2 - Second Technical Interview
This was more or less the same thing as the previous round. Only they did not start with the basics in this round and focused extensively on the advanced level problems. Some questions around trees were asked and also some questions based on STL and data structures. A couple of algorithms related problems were also given.

Round 3 - Third Technical Interview
This technical round was based majorly on Data Structures and the designing part. I was given about eight scenario based programs for which I had to write pseudo code. They have me a certain scenarios and I was asked to design class for them. Some basic questions related with design patters were asked as well. Some questions on threading, sync objects and search algos were asked too. This interview was pretty long and tiring.

Round 4 - HR Interview
After I was given a green signal in the previous round, I was called for the HR interview. Thankfully, it was just a formality round and I was not asked a whole lot of questions again. The offer was also made in this round and negotiations took place as well. All other aspects were made clear as well. I took the offer.


How to crack (get into) KLA-Tencor Interview


As I have written, there were three long technical rounds especially the last one was so long. Of course I am telling the process for the senior position. If you are a fresher you will definitely be going through an easier process.

So here is the thing. There are no particular pointers I can give you for cracking the KLA-Tencor in general. You have to be ready for extensive range of questions and problems. But yes, they focused much on the data structures and the design part. So you must fore mostly go through that.

The good thing about the interview at KLA-Tencor is that they are trying to hire someone, not reject. So they will be pretty nice with you and may direct you towards the answer many a times if you are performing well. Except for the third technical round, they will also ask you your strong areas and the following questions will be majorly based on that.

The environment at the company is quite good. The interview process was also great. So, prepare hard and try to impress the interviewers. All the best for your interview.


Thanks Anmol for sharing the details of your interview.
Send more details and your personal experiences info@gpuzzles.com
Discussion
Suggestions
  • Views : 60k+
  • Sol Viewed : 20k+

Water Measurement Riddle

A barman is having a 12 liters jug full of beer. He needs to divide or split that beer into two equal parts. All he has is two empty jugs of capacity 8 liters and 5 liters.

How will he do it using them?

By Admin
  • Views : 70k+
  • Sol Viewed : 20k+

Interesting Bet Puzzle

In a bowl, there are several chits with distinct numbers on them. You have to choose any two of them at random.

Will you accept the 2 to 1 bet that the numbers will be relatively prime will you accept it?

For instance:
If the numbers you pick are 6 and 13, you lose $1.
If the numbers you pick are 5 and 25, you win $2.

  • Views : 80k+
  • Sol Viewed : 20k+

Best Thinking Brain Teaser Ever

Three men are living in a desert namely – Alex, Brian and Chris.

Alex hates Chris and thus he decides to kill him. To succeed in his evil intentions, he poison the water supply of Chris. Since they are living in desert, he will have to drink water or he will die of thirst.

Brian is not aware of the actions of Alex and he plans to kill Chris as well. To do this, he killed the water supply of Chris.

Chris dies due to his thirst. Who killed him?

By Admin
  • Views : 50k+
  • Sol Viewed : 20k+

Move 3 MatchSticks Puzzle

You need to divide area in the picture below into two equal parts by using exactly three match sticks. Can you do it?

  • Views : 50k+
  • Sol Viewed : 20k+

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.

By Admin
  • Views : 40k+
  • Sol Viewed : 10k+

Riddle 1 - 1 !=3

Can you move four matchsticks to make the equation true?

  • Views : 70k+
  • Sol Viewed : 20k+

Crossing The River In Minimum Time Puzzle

Four people need to cross a dark river at night.

* They have only one torch and the river is too risky to cross without the torch.
* If all people cross simultaneously then torch light wont be sufficient.
* Speed of each person of crossing the river is different.cross time for each person is 1 min, 2 minutes, 7 minutes and 10 minutes.

What is the shortest time needed for all four of them to cross the river ?

  • Views : 70k+
  • Sol Viewed : 20k+

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?

By Admin
  • Views : 50k+
  • Sol Viewed : 20k+

Spot The Difference Christmas Tree Riddle

Can you spot 5 differences in two Christmas tree below?

By Admin
  • Views : 50k+
  • Sol Viewed : 20k+

Inspector Montalbano Mystery Puzzle

Before going to work, Inspector Montalbano got into the fight with his wife. After coming back from the work he found out that the police was in the home and his wife had just killed a burglar.
The police told that she killed the burglar in self-defense. She told her husband the story that she heard a doorbell and thought that it was me and as soon as she opened the door, the burglar jumped into her and she was so scared that she killed burglar immediately with the knife. Inspector Montalbano asked the police to arrest her wife for murder conspiracy. Why?

Submit your Email Address to get latest post directly to your inbox.

Latest Puzzles

30 April
Hard IPS Number Sequence

You need to pick any number from '1, 3, ...

29 April
3 Letter English Verb Riddle

Can you name a three letter English verb...

28 April
Missing Number In The Table Puzzle

Can you replace the "?" with the appropr...

27 April
Where is the Cat Riddle

This is a picture of the nearby area of ...

26 April
13 Hearts Who am I Riddle

Got 13 hearts but never alive. Who am I ...

25 April
Baby Name Riddle

Jacqueline is pregnant and currently has...

24 April
The Pacific Quick Riddle

Balboa discovered The Pacific in 1513.

Puzzles Tags :

Illusions Tags :