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15 Questions that Google banned in Job Interview

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Google has an exhaustive process of interviewing. All of us may have often wondered what did the questions we were asked in a job interview had to do with our suitability to the role we were being interviewed for. The Google interview questions are slightly tricky than other companies. Getting a job at Google is a dream come true for millions of engineers. Google has been ranked by job-community website and Glassdoor as ‘best workplaces’ year after year.

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Although an exhaustive process of interviewing, this is a class apart. Yes, Google has woke up to the HR epidemic and slowly weed out absurdities that ask during interviews, according to a report quoting a former Google recruiter. Below are the 15 interview questions banned by Google has appeared on Business Insider.

Google Banned Interview Questions: 1 – 5

Question 1: How many golf balls can fit in a school bus?
Job position – Product Manager

Question 2: How much should you charge to wash all the windows in Seattle?
Job Position – Product Manager

Question 3: In a country in which people only want boys every family continues to have children until they have a boy. If they have a girl, they have another child. If they have a boy, they stop. What is the proportion of boys to girls in the country?
Job Position – Product Manager

Question 4: Design an evacuation plan for San Francisco.
Job Position – Product Manager

Question 5: Why are Manhole covers round?
Job Position – Software Engineer

Google Banned Interview Questions: 6 – 10

Question 6: If you are a captain of a pirate ship and your crew gets to vote on how the gold is divided up. If fewer than half of the pirates agree with you, you die. How do you recommend apportioning the gold in such a way that you get a good share of the booty, but still survive?
Job Position – Engineering Manager

Question 7: How many times a day does a clock’s hands overlap?
Job Position – Product Manager

Question 8: You are given 2 eggs if you have access to a 100 story building. Eggs can be very hard or very fragile means it may break if dropped from the first floor or may not even break if dropped from the 100th floor. Both eggs are identical. You need to figure out the highest floor of a 100 story building an egg can be dropped without breaking. The question is how many drops you need to make. You are allowed to break 2 eggs in the process.
Job Position – Job – Product Manager

Question 9: A man pushed his car to a hotel and lost his fortune. What happened?
Job Position – Software Engineer

Question 10: You need to check that your friend, bob, has correct your phone number, but you cannot ask him directly. You must write the question on the card which and give it to eve who will take the card to Bob and return the answer to you. What must you write on the card, besides the question, to ensure Bob can encode the message so that eve cannot read the phone number?
Job Position – Software Engineer

Google Banned Interview Questions: 11 – 15

Question 11: How many piano tuners are there in the world?
Job Position – Product Manager

Question 12: Explain the significance of ‘Dead Beef’.
Job Position – Software Engineer

Question 13: You are a shrunk to the height of a nickel and your mass is proportionally reduced so as to maintain your original density. You are then thrown into an empty glass blender. The blades will start moving in 60 seconds. What do you do?
Job Position – Product Manager

Question 14: You have eight balls all of the same sizes. Seven of them weigh the same, and one of them weighs slightly more. How can you find the ball that is heavier by using a balance and only two weighings?
Job Position – Product Manager

Question 15: Explain a database in three sentences to your eight-year-old nephew.
Job Position – Product Manager

Now, Google will not ask these questions again in the interview. Let’s discuss these questions in comments. Are you able to answer the above questions?

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