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IBM Software Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Oct 13, 2017
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Anonymous Employee
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at IBM in May 2015.

Interview

Applied through college/university. Resume scanning. Telephonic interview. The duration was 1 Hour. Interviewer was chilled out. Made me comfortable for the interview. Topic of interview was mostly technical. Also asked about joining location and preferred work (Support, QA or Engineering).

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at IBM (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in April 2015.

    Interview

    It was great, technical questions on data structure and algorithms. The process took about 2 weeks. 1 phone and 2 face to face. The interview comprised four one hour interviews with questions ranging from technical to management and leadership. The technical questions focussed on demonstrating an in depth knowledge of software design and architecture.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pune (India)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at IBM (Pune (India)) in January 2016.

    Interview

    i got a call form ibm for telephonic interview next day
    and they again called me next day before interview to confirm that to be ready for interview
    and then immediately interviewer called me they mainly focused on current project
    they asked question form core java mainly

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at IBM.

    Interview

    Applied online for the post Software Engineer (Entry level) from the IBM careers website. Got an email requesting to take an online aptitude test. Lot of Math problems. Difficulty level was very high when compared to time limit. Gave the test last week waiting for the result and next process.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at IBM (Austin, TX) in October 2015.

    Interview

    3 rounds and the IPAT (logic placement test)
    1) behavioral - the guy was kinda rude to me
    2) technical - Python and C questions and a riddle
    3) experiences and behavioral

    IPAT was hard and tiresome

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    Reasons for Declining

    I got a better offer and IBM isn't that lucrative for tech mainly for business.


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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pune (India)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at IBM (Pune (India)) in October 2015.

    Interview

    First written test consist of 4 program subjective , c language objective, then face to face interview, round was technical all questions were relatd to linux, c, data structure, mostly from linked list. ie find a loop in list delete a node from list etc etc

    Interview Questions

    • WAP to find wether the system is little endian or big endian.   1 Answer

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Coimbatore (India)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at IBM (Coimbatore (India)) in September 2015.

    Interview

    i applied thorogh my college. It took two days to complete the process but it was easy to get inside if you are good at Operating system concepts. I were having questions in process scheduling and process life cycle, semaphore, mutual exclusion, memory allocation and etc., and then some simple puzzles to solve.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at IBM (London, England (UK)) in March 2012.

    Interview

    very long and antagonising, the process began with me applying online then, once they chose me, i went in for an interview. i then sat down with the employer worker and he then asked me a series of questions.

    Interview Questions

    • have you had any experience being a software engineer at another corporation?   Answer Question
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at IBM (New York, NY) in April 2014.

    Interview

    The process was tedious and time consuming. The staff was somewhat friendly. They just stared at you the entire time. They always question your abilities and leadership skills. I feel as if the company needs to be more fair and respectful. I have never been in a process like this before. You must know someone from the inside of the company, to succeed in a job here. I will be going to DELL as their interview process is easier. IBM should be a shame.

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    • Teach us the steps in technology   1 Answer

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Birmingham, AL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at IBM (Birmingham, AL) in May 2011.

    Interview

    Technical questions all over the place, the interviewers are very nice though. Questions involved toss coins, the probability of two boys if one of them is a boy. How to calculate the conditional probability of xxx if conditioning on xxx?

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