(Paper) ?Microsoft Placement Paper Pattern

 Microsoft Placement Paper Pattern

Algorithms & Coding : Microsoft Examination Papers

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You have b boxes and n dollars. If I want any amount of money from 0 to n dollars, you must be able to hand me 0 to b boxes so that I get exactly what I request.? The two questions were ?What are the restrictions on b and n, and how is money distributed among the

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What is the sum of the numbers from 1 to 1000?

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You are an employer. You have ten employees. Each month, each one of your ten employees gives you ten bags of gold. Each bag of gold has ten pieces of gold in it. Each piece of gold weighs one pound. One of your employees is cheating you by only putting nine pieces of gold in each of his ten bags of gold. You have a scale (not a balance, a scale), and you can only take one measurement from the scale, only one (1) reading.

How can you tell which of the ten employees is cheating you by using this scale and only taking one measurement?

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: How many points are there on the globe where by walking one mile south, one mile east and one mile north you reach the place where you started.

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How would go about finding out where to look for a book in a library? (You do not know how the books are organize beforehand)

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: Imagine you are standing in front of a mirror, facing it. Raise your left hand. Raise your right hand. Look at your reflection.
When you raise your left hand your reflection raises what appears to be his right hand. But when you tilt your head up, your reflection does too, and does not appear to tilt his/her head down. Why is it that the mirror appears to reverse left and right, but not up and down?

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You have a bucket of jelly beans. Some are red, some are blue, and some green. With your eyes closed, pick out 2 of a like
color. How many do you have to grab to be sure you have 2 of the same?

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You are given a scale which you are to use to measure eight balls. Seven of these balls have the same weight: the eight ball
is heavier than the rest. What is the minimum number of weighs you could perform to find the heaviest of the eight balls?. Remmber it?s a scale
not a balance. (i.e. It can just tell you if one side is heavier than the other it can?t give you the exact weight).

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How would you design a toaster?

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How would you design an universal remote control?

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How would you design a clock for a blind person?

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How many miles of road are there in the US

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There are n couples attending a party. Each one shakes hands with the persons he doesn?t know. (Assuming each person knows his/her partner) Mary and John are a couple. John asked the rest of the party-attendees how many times he has shaken hands. Each one gives a unique answer. How many times does Mary shake hands?

Databases : Microsoft Examination Papers

What are two methods of retrieving SQL?

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What cursor type do you use to retrieve multiple record sets?

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What action do you have to perform before retrieving data from the next result set of a stored procedure?

(Avg. of 36 ) : What is the basic form of a SQL statement to read data out of a table?

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What structure can you have the database make to speed up table reads?

(Avg. of 16 ) : What is a ?join"?

(Avg. of 17 ) : What is a ?constraint"?

(Avg. of 11 ) : What is a ?primary key"?

(Avg. of 11 ) : What is a ?functional dependency"? How does it relate to database table design?

(Avg. of 15 ) : What is a ?trigger"?

(Avg. of 7 ) : What is ?index covering? of a query?

(Avg. of 42 ) : What is a SQL view?

Java Questions & Answers

(Avg. of 487 ) : What is the difference between an Applet and an Application?

(Avg. of 133 ) : What are java beans?

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: What is RMI?

(Avg. of 28 ) : What gives java it?s ?write once and run anywhere? nature?

(Avg. of 33 ) : What are native methods? How do you use them?

(Avg. of 26 ) : How does Java inheritance work?

(Avg. of 58 ) : How many different types of JDBC drivers are present? Discuss them.

(Avg. of 36 ) : What does the ?static? keyword mean in front of a variable? A method? A class? Curly braces {}?

(Avg. of 34 ) : Class A subclass B subclass C. All override foo(). I cast C to A and call foo(). What happens? Can C call A->foo()?

(Avg. of 19 ) : Access specifies: ?public", ?protected", ?private", nothing?

(Avg. of 18 ) : What does the ?final? keyword mean in front of a variable? A method? A class?

(Avg. of 28 ) : Does Java have ?goto"?

(Avg. of 34 ) : Why ?byte code"? Can you reverse-engineer the code from byte code?

(Avg. of 31 ) : How does exception handling work in Java?

(Avg. of 64 ) : Does Java have destructors?


C++ Questions : Microsoft Examination Papers

(Avg. of 1423 ) : What is Operator, Operand, Expression, Statement in ?C??


(Avg. of 364 ) : What is polymorphism?

(Avg. of 84 ) : What is operator overloading?

(Avg. of 55 ) : What are templates?

(Avg. of 72 ) : Declare a void pointer.

(Avg. of 50 ) : Declare a function pointer which takes a pointer to char as an argument and returns a void pointer.

(Avg. of 31 ) : Type-define a function pointer which takes a int and float as parameter and returns a float *.

(Avg. of 94 ) : What does the following C statement do? while(*c++ = *d++); assuming c and d are pointers to characters.

(Avg. of 52 ) : How do you call a C module within a C++ module.

(Avg. of 54 ) : What is the difference between run time binding and compile time binding? Discuss.

(Avg. of 20 ) : Compare and contrast C++ and Java.

(Avg. of 23 ) : Why does C/C++ give better run-time performance then Java?

(Avg. of 14 ) : Does C++ come with in-built threading support.

(Avg. of 19 ) : Class A derives B derives C. All have foo(). I cast C to A and call foo(). What happens?

(Avg. of 27 ) : All classes A, B, C have default constructor, foo() that calls parent foo() and allocates 100 bytes to their own private local variable, and a destructor that frees the 100 bytes. I create a C object and then destroy it. What?s the problem? Did all the memory get freed? What if I create C, cast to A, and then destroy it. How would I make sure memory is freed? (destructor must be ?virtual? and each destructor must call parent destructor)

(Avg. of 26 ) : What errors are caught at compile time vs link time?

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What is the value of ?a? after this?
int (*a) [10];

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What is wrong with this?
int *ptr;

(Avg. of 39 ) : Given int n, i=10, j=20, x=3, y = 100;
What is the value of n and y at the end of each of the following expressions?
a) n = (i > j) && (x < ++y);
b) n = (j - i) && (x < y++);
c) n = (i < j) || (y+=i);

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int y = 7;
What is the value of x and y after the expression y+=x++;

(Avg. of 58 ) : What?s the difference between C and C++?

(Avg. of 21 ) : What does Public and Private mean in C++

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Is it possible to keep 2 stacks in a single array, if one grows from position one of the array, and the other grows from the last position. Write a procedure PUSH(x,s) that pushes element x onto stack S, where S is one or the other of these two stacks. Include all
necessary error checks.