IBM Interview Questions
IBM strives to lead in the creation, development and manufacture
of the industry's most advanced information technologies,
including computer systems, software, networking
systems, storage devices and microelectronics. IBM
brings its products and services through IBM India and IBM
IBM India's product portfolio includes the IBM PC, Aptiva home
computer , ThinkPad portables, RS/6000, AS/400e, S/390 and
Netfinity servers, network computers, printers, networking and
storage products. IBM's software offerings include DB2, Lotus,
Tivoli, MQ Series and a range of Internet software like
WebSphere and SecureWay.
India is also home to two select IBM centers -
the IBM Solutions Research Center at
New Delhi and the Solutions Partnership Center
(SPC) at Bangalore. The SRC (only the
eighth of its kind across the globe) is an extended arm of IBM
Research activities. As part of IBM's global research
infrastructure, the SRC participates in path breaking research
projects for IBM worldwide. The Solutions Partnership Center at
Bangalore is a part of IBM's developer relations focus for
India. The SPC is a showcase of IBM technology and a testing and
porting lab for application software developers.
current pay package is around Rs. 20,000. IBM
is on spree of increasing its male/female ratio in its workforce
hence female candidates are being given a slight
advantage over their male counterparts.
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The written test consists of two sections each
of 45 minutes duration.
This is the aptitude section consisting of
45 questions to be attempted in 45
minutes. As is in all the exams, this section is based
on the MBA pattern of examination.
This is the technical section. There is a
separate paper for hardware and software.
Candidates have to mention beforehand whether
they want to write the software or the hardware paper.
This section also carries 45 questions to be
completed in 45 minutes.
We are providing you with some of the questions asked in the
exam, so that you have an idea of what to expect in the written
There are two rounds of interviews, viz., the
technical and and the HR round.
Technical and Personal Round
for Software Candidates
Mainly subjective questions in C, Operating Systems, DBMS, Data
Structures are asked interspersed with some on the candidate's
Typical questions in C
and Data Structures
1.WAP to interchange 2 variables without using the third one.
2.Explain quick sort and merge sort algorithms amn derive the
time-constraint relation for these.
3.Explain binary searching, fibonacci search.
4.General questions on binary trees, transversals
5.General questions on graphs and their representation.
Typical Questions on
1.Demand paging, page faults, replacement algos, thrashing,
2.Paged segmentation and segment paging.
In this section, case studies are presented are
presented before the candidate to percieve his reaction and
his/her communication skills are tested.
IBM expects teamwork and teamspirit from the candidates and
their answers should reflect this attitude.
Typical question is
You are a project manager of a big multinational project.
There is a person X, assigned to you who has the best technical
skills required for the project, even better than you. But he
wishes to be the project manager ,which the management does not
permit, due to which he threatens to quit. All others in the
group are not as competent. Talk yourself out of this situation
pretending that the interviewer is the disgruntled employee and
explain the necessary action.