IBM Interview Questions | Interview Process – Technical and HR Rounds

IBM Interview Process

IBM Interview Questions and Process

This article will focus on the IBM Interview Process and also discuss some of IBM Interview Questions. The IBM Recruitment Process for freshers starts with a written round designed to test a candidate’s mathematical aptitude and English proficiency. A candidate can easily clear this round of the IBM Recruitment Process if he/she is in touch with the fundamentals and basics of their high school Mathematics and English subjects. Also, it is important that the candidate is comfortable with the online computerized format of giving tests. For this, one must regularly give Mock Tests.

Advantages of giving Mock Tests:

  • Time Management
  • Immediate result and feedback is insightful
  • A clear idea of one’s preparation status
  • More practice makes online test comfortable to give develops confidence

IBM Written Test is an online test with topics like Quantitative Aptitude, Number Series and Verbal Ability. This test needs to be completed in a time duration of 100 mins. Practicing Mock Tests might help you gain an advantage in the competition. 

Check the IBM Test Pattern here

If you are able to score above the cut-off marks in the IBM Written Test, you will be notified through email or call on the next stage ie Group Discussion or IBM Interview. In case you don’t receive any update, it is advisable to contact your placement head or follow up via email or call.

The next round in the IBM Recruitment Process is the Group Discussion. However, the possibility of this round depends on the number of qualified candidates. Know the dos and donts of a Group Discussion. So, this round might or might not take place at your college. Check with your placement cell for more information on this. 

IBM Interview – Technical and HR Round

The IBM Interview is the last stage of the IBM Placement Process and is the final and deciding round for a candidate to convince the company of his/her employability skills. IBM Interview stage generally combines both rounds i.e Technical and HR in just one interview. Make sure you give a good professional impression in this round.

Tips to crack IBM Technical Round

This is the first round of IBM Interview Process. There is no hard and fast rule for what question will be asked in this round. You can expect any question as this depends entirely on the panel. We can give some insights on what to prepare:

  • For Computer Science students, be prepared with Data Structure, Algorithms, DBMS, Operating System, Networking, OOPs concepts and a programming language of your choice.
  • For other branch students, be prepared with at least 2 subjects from your branch.
  • Your Resume, for the panel, is the most relevant data about you. Make sure you are aware of whatever you write on the resume as the panel will ask questions from that.
  • The panel will also ask about your final year project (if any). Hence, it is important to be thoroughly aware of the same.

Commonly asked JAVA interview questions Set 1

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Tips to crack IBM HR Round

After the panel is done with asking Technical Question, the focus will shift on talking about your career plans and milestones, known as the IBM Interview Process’s HR Round. Many questions are common here.

Check here for the most common HR questions.

Commonly asked stress interview questions

Interview Experiences

Candidate Name: Aditya (C.S Student)

University: KIIT, Bhubaneswar

Selection Status: Selected

Overall Interview Rating: 4.6/5

The whole process consisted of shortlisting based on an online test. I strongly recommend preparing for “IBM” 1. Aptitude Test 2. English Assessment Test. Concentrate on IBM Latest Question Papers. It was a little difficult to complete all the questions on time so a strategy is important. The good part is there was no negative marking. The overall level of the test was moderate. The Verbal test questions were little tough, I managed to attempt 13 questions successfully there.

The result came out on the same day and I was called for the IBM interview process the next day.

The interview process was well organized. I was among the 103 candidates for the Interview round. I was called after waiting for almost an hour to the panel. there were three seniors ready with my resume. One of them started asking me questions related to SQL(like joins), collections, multi-threading, framework architecture, development process, documentation. I managed to answer most of them with confidence but stumbled on few questions. The second person in the panel then asked me about my favorite programming language. i told them i am proficient in JAVA. He asked some very basic questions there and seemed impressed. Then i was asked some HR questions from the 3rd moderator. Some of the questions I remember are:

  • Tell me something about yourself?  
  • Why do you want to join IBM?
  • What are your limitations? What are you doing to overcome them?
  • How do you rate your Learning skill from 0-10?
  • Did you like the interview experience? What can be made better according to you?

Candidate Name: Mansi (E.C Student)

University Name: Galgotias University, Greater Noida

Selection Status: Selected

Overall Interview rating: 4.3/5

Hi, my name is Mansi and I did my B.tech in ECE from Galgotias University, Greater Noida. Our campus placement started in September and IBM was one of the first companies to visit our college. The whole Process took 2 long days and around 70 students got placed.

The process started with a written test with questions from Mathematics and English. The Math aptitude was a little tough and required good time management. I was aware of the time issues, therefore, I had given some mock tests so that I could give the test without any pressure. The good thing was that an on-screen calculator was present on the screen. A lot of time got saved because of this addition. The English section was easy. I am an avid English novel reader. This probably helped me attempt this section quickly.

After the exam, we were told to keep checking our emails for the result. The result came at around 7 pm and my name was in the shortlisted candidates list with the interview scheduled the next morning.

The interview round was mostly easy and a lot of us were able to clear it. Since I am from ECE, the panel asked me about my favorite ECE subject to which I responded Electronic Devices. He then asked me why I like it so much and then we started discussing some of these concepts. It was a very comfortable interview overall and felt more like a discussion rather than a stressful interrogation. He also asked some questions like calculation of resistance value and about 555 timer and its pin diagram. The HR questions were also very common like my location preference, relocation thoughts, why do I want to join IT etc. Overall it was an easy experience.

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