# Robert Bosch Interview Experience 2019-20 | REBI On-Campus

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• Last Updated : 26 Aug, 2019

Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions Ltd. recently conducted a Campus Recruitment Drive in our college KIIT University, Bhubaneswar. This was a pool campus. It came for the Associate Software Engineer profile.

A candidate must have secured 70 % and above to be eligible for the drive. Different sets were there for Computer Science & Electrical Students. As i’m from CSE branch, my article looks forward to that part.

In total it consisted of 3 rounds.

1. Online Written Test by HirePro
2. Technical Interview
3. HR Interview

Round 1: Online Written Round (on HirePro platform)

There were 3 sections. First section included Quantitative Aptitude + Logical Reasoning +Verbal Ability questions which were not too tough to answer. Questions were mainly asked from Time & Work, Permutation & Combination, Probability, Percentage, Profit Loss, Simple & Compound Interest. Second section included Technical questions from core subjects of Computer Science such as CN(Computer Networks), OS(Operating System), Computer Architecture, C++ basics. Third section was Coding section which consisted of 2 coding question whose difficulty level was easy to medium. 30 minutes time was given to write the two codes. Question was:-

1. Write a program to input N elements in an array of size M, and print the sum of elements which are perfect power of 2 and also count and print the total number of elements that are perfect power of 2.  [Eg:- 1 2 3 4 5, Here 3 elements namely 1, 2, 4 are perfect power of 2 and their sum is 7]
2. Write a program to input a number. Find the reverse of the number and print their difference.        [Eg:- 3142 is original number, its reverse is 2413, Difference = 729]

Test was conducted on 27th July 2019 and result was declared till evening. Approx 130 people were shortlisted for the interview.

Round 2: Technical Interview

My technical round lasted for 40-45 minutes. Some questions are :-

• What is sorting? Why sorting algorithms are used?
• Name some sorting algorithms. Which one is best?
• Given an Employee Table, write a SQL query to retrieve the details of employee having maximum salary.
• What is mean by database? What is DBMS and what is it used for?
• What is Structured, Semi-Structured, Unstructured Data? Give some examples to explain them.
• Images, Texts, Videos are what kind of datas?
• What is the term Big Data means?Why do we use Big Data Analytics?
• Tell any 3V’s of Big Data.
• Rate your self in logical thinking.    [Be aware he will surely throw some questions on that]
• Write a program to input N elements in array and check whether the element present in even index of an array is prime or not.If yes then print those elements if not print -1.  [I coded in JAVA]
• Explain OSI model?
• Explain how communication between two users (Source and Destination) occurs w.r.t OSI model.
• Why Bosch?
• He then asked a puzzle question to check my analytical skills. I don’t exactly remember the question but he told that it was a GOOGLE interview question – “8 ball Puzzle Problem”.
• Lastly he asked “Any questions for me”?   [Tip :- “Never say no, as it creates an image that you are least bothered about the job and the company. Don’t ask questions like – “How many you’ll take”?, “Why you are giving less salary”? This type of questions create a -ve impact]

Round 3: HR Round

This is round where a person needs to be natural in his/her behaviour. This round lasted for again 30-40 minutes. Some questions are:-

• Tell me something about yourself which is not your resume?  [I mentioned about my youtube channel which attracted his attention and therefore he tried to inquire more about the same]
• Any challenges you have faced so far?
• Tell me something why you have chosen this particular project. (Project that was mentioned in my resume)
• Would you like to go for higher studies?
• Is getting a job important for you and why?
• Tell me some qualities in you that you think would help me to hire you.
• What is your source of strength?
• Why Bosch?
• At last again the same question -“Any question for me?”

After all the rounds were over, result was published post 1-2 days after the drive.

Note :- Be genuine about your answer. Its ok if you’re not sure about the answer.You can politely say “SORRY SIR, I DON’T KNOW THE ANSWER”. Try to make the interview interactive, means its not necessary that only the interviewer can ask you the questions rather, you can ask him/her some questions too. This can create a friendly environment. (This is something what i try to do all the time)

Warning :- But don’t try to get over friendly or act over-confident with the interviewer. This can even go against you. So try to be in your limits.