Top 15 odd interview questions by tech cos in 2010

By Binu Paul, SiliconIndia   |   Friday, 14 January 2011, 00:25 Hrs   |    61 Comments
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You have 8 pennies, 7 weight the same, one weighs less. You also have a judges scale. Find the one that weighs less in less than 3 steps. - Intel asked this during an interview for validation engineer.


How many bottles of beer are drank in the city over the week? - asked the global information and measurement firm, The Nielsen Company asked for a research analyst position.


Out of 25 horses, pick the fastest 3 horses. In each race, only 5 horses can run at the same time. What is the minimum number of races required? - asked for the position of a Financial Software Developer by Bloomberg LP.

Although they say the intention of such bizarre questions is to evaluate how one would react in stressful and challenging situations, candidates are often effaced by these whacky questions with no definitive answers. We encourage you to drop your comments with any such bizarre questions you have ever come across.

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