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IBM Associate Systems Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Dec 13, 2017
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Associate Systems Engineer Interview

Anonymous Employee
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Application

I applied through college or university. I interviewed at IBM.

Interview

aptitude, reasoning , group discussions on random technical subject , personal interview of technical rounds followed by HR interview to assess the attitude of the candidate . the whole process may span multiple days

Interview Questions

  • Why IBM ?
    Subject specific questions
    attitude assessment
    questions from previous projects
    questions from education majors
    case study
    group discussions   Answer Question

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    Associate Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at IBM.

    Interview

    Applied through employee referral drive. Has a 2 written tests followed by a f2f intervew. From about 500 people, they selected 50 after the tests and nearly all were selected in the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Lots of questions to find the next term in series. The questions were timed.   1 Answer

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    Associate Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
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    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at IBM (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Hiring process was pretty simple. It happened as part of campus placement in college. There was an aptitude test followed by a round of technical interview, in which not many technical questions were asked

    Interview Questions

    • Asked me about design of reinforced concrete beams which was unexpected, as I was interviewing for a software position   Answer Question
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    Associate Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
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    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    Interviewer was friendly and cordial, got a good mix of technical and HR questions, interviewer checked my knowledge in programming and algorithms, asked some question on extra curriculars as well

    Interview Questions


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    Associate Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
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    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at IBM in October 2015.

    Interview

    After completing the grueling rounds of pre interview tests, the interview was pretty smooth for me. I was asked to give logic for two different programs and was then asked to elaborate on my major project.

    Interview Questions


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    Associate Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
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    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at IBM in January 2013.

    Interview

    It was an on campus interview. Had a 1. written test 2. Group discussion and Technical interview+HR interview. The written test was an hour long and had around 40 questions. The questions were simple.

    Interview Questions

    • 1. Basic DBMS questions and some HR questions to test your personality. Technical questions were from the projects mentioned in the resume. Group discussion was on some general topic on some issue which was going on or opinion on some general practice existing   Answer Question

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    Associate Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Endicott, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at IBM (Endicott, NY) in May 2011.

    Interview

    Received an email months after I applied saying I was selected for a phone interview. Selected a date and a representative from the local IBM office called me. 14 out of the 15 minutes we talked, I was asking various questions about the position. Received an email the next day to take the IQ/Reasoning test which was simple considering I took it 2 am in the morning and passed. In a few weeks another phone interview was setup and 14 out of the 15 minutes I was asked questions about how I would react to certain situations. Very simple and straight forward until 3 months went by and I did not hear about any updates. Then received a phone call and an offer in my email for a part-time position.

    Interview Questions

    • A customer wants to alter specifications which may comprise the project end date. How would you handle the situation?   Answer Question

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    Associate Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at IBM in December 2017.

    Interview

    The first round is apps where number series are mostly asked and then in quants time n work ,time speed n dis,ratio n prop, alligation n mix, probability,combi n permutation were mostly asked .The second round has business email writting MCQ, error detection ,idioms,vocab etc.the 3rd round is group discussion then tech hr nhr

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    Associate Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
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    Average Interview

    Interview

    The interview started with the basic introduction then he asked me questions on projects, questions on DBMS, questions from the resume.Questions asked were of the average level not very difficult.One govt id card was necessary for the interview

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    Associate Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mohali, Punjab (India)
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    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at IBM (Mohali, Punjab (India)) in October 2017.

    Interview

    There are three round is there :-

    Round 1:

    In this round all question from quant. 18 series question and 18 general quant question.

    Series question are like,

    1) 30.5,31,30,0,67.2,67,70,100,183.9, ?

    2) 4,2,-4,-8,32,26,-15,6,?

    3) 1/7 , 3/4 , 4/9 , 5/6 , 7/11 , 7/8 , ?

    4) 10,12, -36, -7, -5, 15, 19, 21, ?

    5) 4,2,5,9,5,11,13,7,16,17,9, ?

    6) 1,1,1,2,2,2,3,4,3,3,5,6,4,?

    7) 2,9,5,49,11,169, ?

    8) 40,39,37,33,26,15,?

    9) 9,14,16,6,16,21,?

    10) 1370,1320,1070,?

    11) 49,7,98,16,4,48,9,3,36,25,?

    12) 1,3,3,2,8,10,3,4,12,4,8,?

    13) 1,3,1,2.5,5,1,4,5,4,8,7,?

    14) 34,4,21,59,43,3,20,66,12,2,16,?

    15) -3 6 1 -2 4 -1 -1 2 -3 ?

    16) 507 169 248 62 36 12 168 42 168 56 ?

    17) 4 3 144 1.5 2 9 5 .3 2.25 3.2 2 ?

    18) -5 1 -11 23 29 17 -20 -14 ?

    19) 776 625 64 9 ?

    20) 5 16 22 68 28 87 34 106 ?

    21) 2 , 1/3, 2/3 ,6, 7, 1/2, 3 1/2,14,20,1/5,4 ?

    22) 92 48 16 10 6.5 ?

    23) 2 1 2 3 8 0 1 9 1 2 ?

    24) 1,1/2,1 1/2 ,2 ,5 1/3,5 1/3,15 ,12 ,1/4, 12 1/4 ?

    25) 6 9 11 13 17 20 22 24 28 31

    26) -27 9 -3 81 -27 9 54 ?

    27) 33 8 41 46 21 67 72 47 119 124 ?

    28) 1/4,1/4 ,1/2 1 1/2, 6 ?

    29) 3 4 12 76 588 ?

    30) 3 8 12 48 29 ?

    31) 9/8, 4/3, 12/8 ,3 1/3, 7/3, 42/8, 3 1/3, 7 1/4 ,1 3/3 , 7/2, 5 1/3 ?

    32) 5 5 7 7 9 11 11 13 13 17 15 19 17 ?

    Believe me I got most of the similar question in exam, In general quant question are from - speed time, work time parentage and other general section.

    If you scored in series section well then do not worry about this section because most of the guys not able to score well in this section. You have a timer for each question i,e you have solved each particular question in time limit this this make exam difficult. From around 1000 student 550 are selected for second round.

    Round 2:

    In this round question asked from business mail writing and use of punctuation.
    You have to prepare format of mail writing, use of ; : "" , mainly.
    Around 20 question there.

    130 are selected from 550 for interview.

    Round 3: (Technical & HR)

    Interview Questions

    • 1. Tell me about yourself?

      2. Describe about your projects and Significance of your final year project?

      3. What is JSP and Servelet?

      4. What is Database?

      5. What is Normalization?

      6. Why you want to join IBM?

      7. Tell me 5 patent of IBM?

      8. Your Ideal person ?

      9. Quality of successful leader.

      10. What you expect from company?

      11. You are ready to work in shift?

      12. You are ready to relocate?

      13. Ask any question if you have   1 Answer

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