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IBM Interview Experience for Associate System Engineer | Off-Campus 2021

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Each round was an elimination round and all rounds were conducted in online mode.

Round 1: Coding Assessment

  • 30 min for 1 question.
  • Leetcode Easy level question.
  • Practice basics from GeeksForGeeks and Leetcode.
  • Prepare topics like datatype conversion, data structures basics.

Round 2: Cognitive Ability Assessment.

  • There were 5 games, which will include tutorials before the start of each game.
  • Tutorials will be enough to understand the game.
  • 30 min in total.

Round 3: English Language Test.

  • There will be 3 timed sections with tutorials before each section to understand the pattern.
  • Negative marking will be there so avoid many guesses or choose the ‘?’ option in case you don’t know the answer.
  • Three sections will be fluency, vocabulary, and spelling.
  • This round will be around 15 minutes.

Round 4: Interview Round  

  • Went for 20 mins
  • Resume-based questions and mainly look for good leadership skills and academic background.
  • Tell me about your educational background and technical interests?
  • Explain your final year project?
  • Have you worked in a team?
  • What are the key elements of a good leader?
  • How much do you rate yourself as a leader? And why?
  • Which Subject in your stream did you like the most?
  • Why is java not a 100% object-oriented language?
  • What do you think is better, java or python?
  • Why did you choose your stream among other streams?
  • If you did not get selected, what will you do after that?
  • If you get selected, and you got a project on a technology you are facing a problem with, what will you do?
  • Are you open to work on any technology?
  • Do you have any preference for work location?
  • Do you have any questions?

Keep the hard copy of your govt id card with you.

Remaining calm and confident helped me clear all rounds.

Final Verdict: Offered

TIP: Be thorough with whatever you mention in your resume and revise your basics.

For reference you can go through this link for interview preparation :


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Last Updated : 27 Aug, 2021
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