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10 questions you’ll have to answer if you want to be an engineer at Google


Working for company like Google is really fun, isn’t it? But first you have to clear interview.

Pierre Gauthier – Computer Engineer Who applied for director of engineering role at the company was asked some intimidating questions in a phone interview by company.

Unfortunately he didn’t passed the Google’s interview and decided to created a Blog Gwan.com and in post at Gwan shared his experience.

Gauthier managed to answer first four question correctly, it was all downhill from there. He soon found himself arguing on his answers with recruiter and by the 9th question frustratedly he asked, “What’s the point of this test?.

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So, if you recieve a call for an interview from Google you should know the answer of these 10 questions

1. What is the opposite function of malloc() in C?

2. What Unix function lets a socket receive connections?

3. How many bytes are necessary to store a MAC address?

4. Sort the time taken by: CPU register read, disk seek, context switch, system memory read.

5. What is a Linux inode?

6. What Linux function takes a path and returns an inode?

7. What is the name of the KILL signal?

8. Why Quicksort is the best sorting method?

9. There’s an array of 10,000 16-bit values, how do you count the bits most efficiently?

10. What is the type of the packets exchanged to establish a TCP connection?

If you think Gauthier was properly qualified for position but he began his post by summarizing his experience: