ADOBE PATTERN - EXPERIENCED - JAN 2005
They have a written test day followed by (if you cleared the tests!) a interview day.
Tests are fairly easy hey I sailed through them! Typical quantitative, problem solving (puzzles), coding. Some areas to brush up on for the tests:
- C pointers (goes without saying!)
- Searching (bsearch)
- Binary trees and in-order, pre-order etc.
- Recursion (a C test of some standing without recursion? Nah..!)
- Automata / state machines
- General C concepts - diff between macro and inline fn. diff between static, local, dynamic vars etc.
Tests last for 2-3 hours but are not very intensive (if you've taken the JEE you'll know what intensive is ).
Interview day is.. intensive! My suggestion is.. no matter how much you've worked on C/C++ and low-level algo stuff - DON'T go into the interview day without 4-5 days of solid revision of core concepts.
I had to go through 4 tech and 1 hr interview. You'll either be asked *very* deep technology or no technology (only puzzles that is) no general probing tech questions here.
Tech areas that were covered:
- C++ - inheritance, polymorphism - VPTR/VTBL questions, operator overloading, templates
- Linked lists and trees! Lots about this
- Find general algos for list questions etc
- Deeper areas like compression algos, algo complexity
Tech questions to puzzles split was 40:60. That is mostly puzzles but this is upto you - you might be asked which you want. If you're confident about knowing tech inside out go for tech questions - easier to prove yourself. Puzzles have a luck component.
Great place to work btw very cool plush office. Lots of smart people.
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