Symantec Recruitment Process

  • Last Updated : 28 Dec, 2017

About Company :

Symantec Corporation is an American software company headquartered in Mountain View, California, United States. The company provides cybersecurity software and services. Symantec is a Fortune 500 company and a member of the S&P 500 stock-market index. The company also has development centers in Pune, Chennai and Bengaluru (India). Symantec was founded in 1982.

In 2017, Symantec ranked #10 in Forbes’ – “The Just 100: America’s Best Coporate Citizen’s list”, #857 in Forbes’ Global 2000 list, #465 America’s Best Employers, #252 America’s Top Public Companies. Symantec ranked #465 in Fortune 500 list in 2017 and #400 in 2016. Symantec has spent 10 years on Fortunes 500 list. Symantec Corp. was (NASD: SYMC) ranked #270 on S&P 500 – largest market capitalization list in 2014.Know more about Symantec

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Recruitment Process :

Symantec conducts 4-5 rounds to select freshers as Software Engineer in their organisation.

  • Online Round
  • Technical Round 1
  • Technical Round 2
  • Technical Round 3
  • HR Round

Academic Criteria :

  • 70 percent or above in B.Tech, Class X and XII.
  • No backlogs at the time of interview

Online Round :
The online round is oftenly conducted on some online platforms like hackerRank and the test consists of two major sections namely MCQ section and coding section. MCQ section consists general Aptitude questions and technical questions.

Technical Rounds :
The students who clear the written round are called for Technical Interview. To clear this round you should be clear with your basics. You should be prepared with C, Java, Oops concepts, Data structures and Algorithms, and Networking. Students will be expected to write codes in the interview. This round mainly concentrates on your fundamentals and basics of computer science. They also ask questions from resume. You may be asked puzzles in these round. To be prepared for puzzles you can practice from our Puzzles section.

HR Rounds :
You can expect general HR questions like :
1. Tell me about Yourself
2. Why Symantec ?
3. Goal in life
4. Discussion about projects.
5. What was the hardest challenge you faced in your projects
6. Which all software practices you follow in your projects
7. Discussion about your future interests
8. Where do you see myself, 5 years from now.
9. Questions form resume


  • Thoroughly prepare your resume don’t put unnecessary information that you don’t know
  • Wisely tell your area of interest
  • Be confident,maintain your English accent

Questions Asked in Symantec :

  1. What is Dirty Read ?
  2. When is a null pointer used?
  3. What is CTE?
  4. What are the Advantages of using CTE?
  5. What is PIVOT and UNPIVOT?
  6. What is vtable?
  7. What is Aggregate Functions?
  8. How computer Boots up?
  9. What is POST?
  10. What are advantages and disadvantages of using inheritance?
  11. more >>

Interview Experiences

It is always beneficial if you know what it is to be there at that moment. So, to give you an advantage, we provide you Interview Experiences of candidates who have been in your situation earlier. Make the most of it.

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