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Royal Bank of Scotland Software Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Sep 29, 2016
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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 Royal Bank of Scotland (Pune (India)) in July 2016.

Interview

RBS interviews are one of the best interviews i have attended. This one was for a java profile on July 30, 2016. The same constituted of

i) a written test (20 MCQs based on Collections, Multithreading , Exception handling, OOPS etc) and 4 programs to be written on blank sheets.

ii) Clearing the above round will take you to the case based design round
iii) Next round is the technical interview round 1
iv) Next round is the technical interview round 2
v) Next round is the managerial round
vi) Last is the HR round

A total of around 100 candidates were seen . It was a scheduled interview as the panelist had traveled all the way from Gurgaon to Pune for the interview process

Interview Questions

  • Subjective questions in 1st written round
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    1) implement linked list ; do not use java's implementation

    2) write code to restrict only 5 threads in a method ; a method signature was provided and the code was to be written inside a commented block.

    3) implement multiple producer n multiple consumer problem using wait n notify methods

    4) 2d int array filled with 0s n 1s ...if 0 appears in one row 1 will never appear further in that row. write a optimized program to find the row with max no. of zeros taking in consideration time and space complexity

    IInd round
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    Draft an architecture for a trading based application which is highly scalable, performance intensive, does not allow more than 1 lakh transaction requests

    IIIrd round (F2F)
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    => Best optimised solution for fetching 1million rows from a database and writing it to a text file
    => Java Code to implement the chess game
    =>Questions on debugging application with multtithreading -- core dump, heap dump etc
    => ConcurrentHashMap 's internal implementation  
    1 Answer

Other Interview Reviews for Royal Bank of Scotland

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Royal Bank of Scotland (Gurgaon, Haryana (India)) in June 2014.

    Interview

    Written test
    2 technical rounds
    2 senior management rounds
    I have got the called from recruiter after the screening of the resume.
    The process took 4 to 6 weeks.
    After clearing all the rounds the HR round for negotiation

    Interview Questions

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Royal Bank of Scotland (Gurgaon, Haryana (India)) in October 2014.

    Interview

    There were four or five rounds over all starting from:
    1. Online MCQ exam: Multiple choice java questions
    2. Technical round : On java and multi threading
    3. Design Implementation round: A design was given and its solution was expected
    4. Aptitude round: Few puzzles were asked before the final HR round
    5 HR round

    Interview Questions

    • What is the difference between HashaMap and ConcurrentHashMap ?   2 Answers
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Royal Bank of Scotland (Gurgaon, Haryana (India)) in July 2015.

    Interview

    had 4 rounds. gd followed by presentation then technical interview. technical interview was more of HR type.The level of difficulty was good.They asked ques on environment cleanliness as well.It was one-to-one.

    Interview Questions

    • one logical question that you have two match sticks n 1 match box.one matchstick takes 1 hour to burn completely. how will you know that 45 mins have past.   1 Answer
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Royal Bank of Scotland (Gurgaon, Haryana (India)) in April 2011.

    Interview

    First took a online test with Java-J2EE, SQL and other questions. Then had a first round of technical interview. After that another round of technical interview then a managerial round and HR round in the end.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked to design an application with a single page UI which can show the details of the employees of an organization using any framework I am comfortable with. Then the interviewer asked the questions why I chose this particular framework rather than others, asked if some additional features were added like session handling, concurrent access and multiple browser signin by same users, how to handle those scenarios and then how can I improve the performance of the application.   Answer Question
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Royal Bank of Scotland (Gurgaon, Haryana (India)) in July 2011.

    Interview

    Interviews are usually conducted by individual teams instead of some central HR Panel.
    Usually 4-5 rounds of interview is done including intial Telephonic rounds and Face 2 Face technical, Managerial after that HR rounds are done. in case of interview drives written tests are also conducted.

    Interview Questions

    • Depends upon requirement but there is no fixed format. Requires fair amount of preparation .   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Its usually fine.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Royal Bank of Scotland (Gurgaon, Haryana (India)) in June 2011.

    Interview

    Hiring and interview process is very slow and pathetic. I went through 8 rounds of interview in span of 2 months before getting hired. and strange thing is that in every round of interview the questions were almost same.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    They dont negotiate much. They offered me more then I asked for :)

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Royal Bank of Scotland (Gurgaon, Haryana (India)) in March 2011.

    Interview

    The initial round was a telephonic round. the interview lasted for more than an hour in which I was grilled about Java, Unix and SQL. The interviewer was very knowledgeable fellow, the questions were pretty tough and at one time it seemed as if they were hiring me to build a rocket for NASA in Java.

    It was followed by two written tests , A Video Conference and a one to one with a project manager all in the same day.

    The telephonic and the other interviews were about 10 days apart.

    Good experience over all.

    Interview Questions

    • 1.Build an implementation of a hashmap without using collections.
      2. Implement a least recently used Cache, write a code snippet for it.  
      1 Answer
    • RBS is losing money, you work for a good organization. Why do you want to join us ?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Yes, I was able to negotiate as I had other offers in hand as well. The HR guys do not budge easily untill you are really special or the project requires you badly. The negotiation would not fetch you a very huge amount of money, the revised offer would be close to what you were offered previously.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Royal Bank of Scotland (Gurgaon, Haryana (India)) in April 2016.

    Interview

    I applied through my college. First it was an aptitude test and a basic coding MCQ test. 20 students of different branches were shortlisted for further procedure. It was very professional interview process. The process included a GD, presentation, basic coding test and HR interview. The people there were highly professional and expected the same from us.

    Interview Questions

    • GD: We were in a group of 5 and were given different jobs and had to discuss as if we were working at that level.
      Presentation: In a group of 3, we had to do a case study and prepare a presentation on that.
      Coding Test: Basic level. We had to write 2 codes. One in C. and one was of Class which i dont remember. Someone with non CSE background can also do that.
      Interview:
      What are your future plans?
      Why not family business?
      Most unethical thing u have done?
      What do you know about RBS?  
      Answer Question
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Royal Bank of Scotland (Gurgaon, Haryana (India)).

    Interview

    Online test with programming multiple choice questions
    two rounds of technical interview with questions on mutithreading, design patterns, collection, generics, puzzles, Spring, Hibernate, Database concepts and queries, Cache Management
    Design a problem and explain the design steps with technologies used.
    Manager interview
    HR interview

    Interview Questions

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