Alcatel-Lucent Interview Experiences and Tips

Course  : BTech

Branch  : Computer Science and Engineering(CSE)

Company in which selected : ALCATEL-LUCENT

 

WRITTEN TEST

Aptitude Test    :              60 Minutes

Quantitative       :              30 Minutes

Technical             :              30 Minutes

 

PERSONAL INTERVIEW (TECHNICAL)

There were two rounds of technical interviews . Even though , this is a networking company , I told them that my area of interest is system design and operating system . For this reason , they took one more round of technical interviews for me after the HR round .

Interview 1 – This interview was purely mathematical . They asked me to derive the formula for total distance covered by a bouncing ball under gravity . After this , they asked me the variation of this problem – suppose you are living in a weird world where cofficient of restitution is >1 , then why the formula for e<1 is not working in this case . Give proper reason.

The next question was related to matrix . Suppose u have a nXn matrix and having different elements then , find out the realtion between minimum of maximum of each row and maximum of minimum of each column .

After this asked me questions from hashing , binary tree , graph and automata theory.

Interview 2 -This round was basically DS based . They asked me many questions from DS and bitwise operation in C. They asked me the following questions :
1) Design a data structure which contains the behaviour of a bag.
2) Write a method to sort the matrix such that each row should be in increasing order and each column should be in decreasing order and find the time complexity .
3) Write a dynamic programming solution for travelling sales man problem.
4) Many other questions from bitwise operations .

Interview 3: In this round they asked me some questions from system design , data structure and operating system .

 

PERSONAL INTERVIEW (HR)

In HR round, they asked me about my area of interest and some questions from networking.

 

SUMMARY OF EXPERIENCES

The overall experince was very good. They were giving more importance to the approach , you are using for solving the problem , rather than the exact solution.

 

SUGGESTIONS TO JUNIORS

Concentrate on DS , OS and network . Solve puzzles and algorithmic questions given on various websites.

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