Royal Bank of Scotland Software Designer Interview Questions

Updated Jul 7, 2014
Updated Jul 7, 2014
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Software Designer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chennai (India)
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chennai (India)
Application Details

I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 5+ weeks - interviewed at Royal Bank of Scotland in August 2010.

Interview Details

It was a detail process, couple of rounds of Technical screening, followed by competency based written tests, then again a couple of rounds of Technical screening (this time face to face), then again Management rounds and finally a HR interview (salary expectation). It was a tough process but structured.

Interview Questions
  • Usually all the questions are competency based and it was scenario based, questions are pretty much available or taken from many internet sites but with a decent preparation one can crack it.   Answer Question
Negotiation Details
I had to negotiate twice to come closer to my expectation, you need to press foot and negotiate :)
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

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    Software Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    there will be around 3-4 rounds. 2 technical and a manager round. focus will be on core java, multithreading, puzzle, algorithms.

    Interview Questions
    • find the top two numbers in a list of integers, list size in Gbs.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    Software Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bangalore (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Royal Bank of Scotland in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    There was a written test conducted for CICS, JCL, DB2 and COBOL (Each topic has a separate test). The test can be taken from any sify center. The test is very tough and tiring. The number of questions are not fixed. As you keep answering the questions keep appearing till the time ends. Next is the face to face interview which has 2 rounds. The is a generic communication, personality round. The second is the final technical round. In this situation based questions are asked. Like how would you design for this requirement, How would you handle this issue, etc. Then the HR round.

    Interview Questions
    • The written test was the most difficult and unexpected one. I haven't expected to pass through but I had fared with very good score.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Yes I was able to. As I already had an offer in hand it was easy for me to get what I had asked for. Negotiation is mandatory to get a good pay in RBS as far as I know.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chennai (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chennai (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a day - interviewed at Royal Bank of Scotland in December 2009.

    Interview Details

    Written test, Tech interview. Managerial round and HR round. HR round needs good negotiation skillls

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Royal Bank of Scotland in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    Interview consists of the following rounds:
    1. General IQ test, with mcqs (online)
    2. Written Test (Technical questions with details)
    3. Face to Face Interview in Technology Questions
    4. 2nd round of Face to face with more detailed questions on Technology
    5. Project manager round with banking questions process and simple calculations
    6. HR Round for negotiations

    Interview Questions
    • The interviewer keeps on drilling and digging into each and every word you say or technical term you use   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Depends on the HR, a few donot give you space simply give their offer and others listen.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Royal Bank of Scotland in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process was basically of couple of telephonic rounds, after which they asked to come over for a face to face round at there Gurgaon office. Whole day went in multiple interviews.

    Interview Questions
    • Usage of DBCC command in Sybase.   View Answer
    • Puzzle: There are 8 balls, only one of them is heavier then the rest. You have a weighing-scale at hand. In How many iterations can you find out the odd one out?   View Answer
    • Design a stack with the help of an array in Java.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Was able to negotiate for better offer, but we had to settle down somewhere in-between.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chennai (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chennai (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Royal Bank of Scotland in December 2010.

    Interview Details

    3 technical rounds
    2 managerial rounds
    1 hr round

    Interview Questions
    • Why are you leaving your current company?   View Answer
    • You are selected. Can we discuss your salary package?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    went well
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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