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Barclays Interview Experience for Internship (On-Campus)

Last Updated : 08 Jan, 2024
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Title: Barclays Interview Experience for SDE Intern Role


I recently interviewed with Barclays for the position of Java Developer. The interview process consisted of an online test followed by a shortlisting phase and a subsequent 30-minute interview.

Online Test:

Duration: 60 minutes

  • Java-based Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
  • 2 medium-level coding questions sourced from platforms like LeetCode and HackerEarth


After two days, I received a shortlist notification, and the interview rounds were scheduled.


Duration: 30 minutes (lasted 15 minutes)

The interviewer initiated the discussion by asking the classic, “Tell me about yourself?” question. As I delved into my education, skills, and projects, the interviewer showed particular interest when I spoke about my projects.

  • The discussion shifted to my project’s tech stack, focusing on why I chose Java and MySQL instead of React.js, Node.js, and MongoDB.

The interviewer then tested my understanding of Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) concepts:

  • “What is the difference between the ‘unique’ keyword and the ‘distinct’ keywords?”

Moving on to SQL, the questions were tailored to my project:

  • Questions about SQL tables and their relations within the project.

The interviewer seemed satisfied with my responses, leading to two HR-based questions:

  • Question 1: “If you were assigned a project as the project lead, and team members were not meeting deadlines, what would you do?”
  • Question 2: “Based on Barclays values RISES, how do you align with these values professionally?”

The interview concluded with a wish of good luck, marking the end of my first interview with Barclays.

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