Microsoft Interview Questions in India

Updated Sep 3, 2015
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    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview

    Microsoft visited our campus and it was a pleasant experience. The interviewer was friendly. Absolutely no need to get nervous. But he observes every move and thought of yours carefully. Questions were about advanced algorithmic concepts. Not too difficult, but he was testing my ability to approach a problem

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    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview

    1. Online Written Test - Coding, CN, OS, Maths and English 2. 2 Technical Interview 1:1 after the selection in the first round. 3. 1 Managerial Round The interview process was smooth. You get sufficient time to solve any problem. The interviewer will always be polite and will help if you get stuck.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions were average. Basic Database queries and basic programming questions related to string manipulation. List and Maps.   Answer Question
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    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview

    Interview Round 1: Here I had to implement a sorted 2-D linked list (the first node of the linked list is connected to another linked list and it continues this way, and each row i.e. single linked list can have at most 5 nodes, and the keys stored in linked list are in sorted order). Along with representation write the add and delete function for this linked list. (Note: No pseudo code business there, had to write proper code). Finally he asked me how to test the code (basically wanted different test-cases to cover the whole code and its boundary cases). Interview Round 2: 1) In an image clouds are scattered all over. Lets say clouds are of white color and the rest of the image has different color. The problem was to count the number of such clouds. (Assume the image is given in a 2D matrix format). 2)Given an array find all the sub-arrays that has sum zero. (Note: an nlogn solution is required). A continuation of the above question was to find all subarrays with sum less than a small number lets say 1. Interview Round 3: In this round I was asked about my projects, BTP, interests and had to answer questions like – “why microsoft” or “what do you like about it” etc. After that he asked few aptitude-type questions, like- 1)Given two dice how would you represent all the days of a month? 2)How would you design an automated traffic-signal system? 3)What are the measures that you would devise to allow credit cards for children?

    Interview Questions

    • Here I had to implement a sorted 2-D linked list (the first node of the linked list is connected to another linked list and it continues this way, and each row i.e. single linked list can have at most 5 nodes, and the keys stored in linked list are in sorted order). Along with representation write the add and delete function for this linked list. (Note: No pseudo code business there, had to write proper code). Finally he asked me how to test the code (basically wanted different test-cases to cover the whole code and its boundary cases).   Answer Question
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    Senior Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Microsoft (Bangalore (India)) in January 2015.

    Interview

    Interview was easy. There were 5 round of interviews including final HR round. Offer was 100% hike but final offer made by them was for SDET role and I had applied for SDE. Hence rejected the offer.

    Interview Questions

    • Create a word suggesting application as mobile messaging works.   Answer Question
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    Marketing Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New Delhi (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Microsoft (New Delhi (India)) in January 2015.

    Interview

    It was very easy and genuine and relevant and authoritative. A wow experience. The company is really good and you get to learn. Tut to understand and then answer everything . very good company you should apply for it. hew interviewer was coll and didn't ask many qiuestions, infact it is easy not to answer anything

    Interview Questions

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    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview

    There were 4 interviews. All of them were technical. They hardly asked me about my previous experience. All the questions were around algorithms and data structures and mathematics. There were total 4-5 algorithms that I had to write on paper.

    Interview Questions

    • There were questions related to recurrence relation and game theory.   Answer Question
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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview

    Planning part of interview was not good. There were lot of confusion regarding timings, schedule, place etc. Interview length was good none, out of the 4 round, took more than an hour.

    Interview Questions

    • Director round was a bit confusing as I was asked to track mineral water of a mineral water plant.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Didn't negotiated

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    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Microsoft.

    Interview

    1 written test multiple choice questions not very difficult mostly based on input output databases and concurrency also had 2 coding questions which were also not very difficult, 3 personal interviews

    Interview Questions

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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    hired bu a third party payroll, later converted to permanent. Interview was complex. Consisted of 7 rounds, starting from written to technical to manager, hr finally. It took 3 weeks to complete the interview and finally got an irresistible offer. Interview was cool, very professional and was a bit lengthy but finally had a good experience.

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    Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Microsoft (Bangalore (India)) in December 2014.

    Interview

    Total 5-6 rounds. 1>Online written 2>Technical Interview -I 3>Technical Interview -II 4>Manger round 5> HR I went till Round-3. They are very specific about what they are recruiting for.No matter what else you know, you must know what they are looking for.I would say technical interview difficulty is 3.5/5.I was processing for supporting- IIS, AD, SQL server & Win2008. They asked all question revolving around above mentioned topics, with some Networking questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Explain workflow of IIS , each and every detail. Scenario based questions like- how would you troubleshoot SQL server if it is not connecting from client machine, How to troubleshoot 400 & 500 series errors. Worker process, web garden, app pool, IIS 6.0 Vs 7.0, Tree Vs Domain. Learn as much possible related to IIS & SQL server.   1 Answer

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