(INTERVIEW) HONEYWELL

 

 

Test contained 100 multiple choice questions divided into

 

a) Verbal ability (15 ques)

b) Numerical aptitude (15 )

c) Logical and analytical ability (15)

d) Elementary computer science (10)

d) Programming langauages (20)

e) Operatins systems and Data structures (25)

 

Verbal ability questions contained 3 parts.

 

a) One passage is given and U have to answer 5 questions

b) Some words are given and their synonyms have to be written

 

Numerical aptitude and Logical questions were the usual stuff.

 

4 Rounds of Interview.

First round (Around 45 Minutes) Contained, Questions From Real -Time

Systems (My Research Area), Operating Systems And Software Engineering

 

What is a Real-Time System ?

 

What is the difference between Hard and Soft real-time systems ?

 

What is a mission critical system ?

 

What is the important aspect of a real-time system ?

 

Explain the difference between microkernel and macro kernel.

 

Give an example of microkernel.

 

Why paging is used ?

 

Which is the best page replacement algo and Why ?

 

WHat is software life cycle ?

 

How much time is spent usually in each phases and why ?

 

Which one do U want to work if selected in Honeywell ?

 

They asked why ?

 

I said it is a boring job. Then they tried to analyse the knowledge in testing.

 

What is testing ?

 

Which are the different types of testing ?

 

        Then they explained the way they do testing. They said that they are doing testing in requirement phase and design phase so that if any  problem comes in those phases it is not ncecessary to go back and change  the requirement or design. All the test processing is automated. 

 

Why do U want to join Honeywell ?

Ans : To get a practical feeling of Real-time systems.

 

Do U know C++ ?

 

How good are U in C and C++ ?

 

Rate U'rslef in both C and C++. ( 1 - 10 marks)

Second round (around 45 minutes )

 

They wanted a bio-data at the time of inteview. I gave the placement office bio-data and in that one there was column 'Major subjects studied'. Many of the questions came from those.

 

What is a distributed system ?

 

Some questions about CSP. ( I kept quiet)

 

Which languages do U know ?

 

What are the differences between Pascal and C.

 

I said Pascal is a strongly typed language.

 

Then what is typing and its advantages ?

 

Then he asked some questions from Compiler construction and Lisp.

 

Which are the different computer architectures ?

 

What is the requirement in MIMD ?

 

What is the difference between RISC and CISC processors ?

 

Difference between loosely coupled and tightly coupled systems ?

 

What is an open system ?

 

Still a lot of questions from software engineering .

 

Which are the different phases in Software life cycle (asked again)

 

Why is analysis and testing phases very important ?

 

Which methodologies are U familiar with ?

 

Have U worked in windows ? (Yes)

 

What is the difference U have seen from a Dos environment ?

I said it event driven .

 

So what do U mean by event driven ?

 

How do WinMain look like ?

 

How the messages are processed in Windows ?

 

(Queue of events)

 

What are parameters needed to distinguish an event ?

 

Have U done any network programming ?

 

Why networks are layered ?

 

What is the advantage of that ?

 

How many layers are there in OSI ?

 

WHy is it called OSI model ?

 

Are U familiar with network topologies ?

 

Which are the different network toplogies ?

 

Tell an example of bus type network.

=> I said Ethernet.

 

What is the Bandwidth of ethernet ?

 

Explain the advantage and disadvantage of ethernet ?

 

Which is the protocol used in ethernet. (CSMA/CD)

 

Why is it called so ?

 

If all stations tries to communicate at same time, what will happen.

 

What is binary exponential backoff algo ?

 

What is the advantage of Ring network ?

 

Compare it with ethernet.

 

In a real-time system which one do U prefer and why ?

 

What is the basic requirement of a real-time network ?

 

Which one is costly - ethernet of ring networks ?

 

Some questions form OOSD and Digital signal processing.

 

What is inheritance, encapsulation etc.

 

Third Round (15 minutes)

 

Asked about the percentages and marks during SSC, PDC, B.Tech and MS.

 

When can U join ?

 

Who is U'r guide ?

 

U are from which place ?

 

Where is it in Kerala ?

 

How do U perform in the first two interviews ?

 

Why have U given Honeywell as dream job ?

 

Some more personal questions

Fourth Round (45 minutes)

 

What do U like in Bangalore ?

=> I said the weather and all my friends are here.

 

Asked about my family members.

 

How do U interact with friends ?

 

How do adjust to a new environemnt ?

 

Suppose U solve a problem and after that U are getting an almost sameproblem with high complexity ( and lower complexity). How will U  approach to the next problem.

 

What is U'r approach towards a new subject ?

 

How do U prepare for exams ?

 

Suppose in a project meeting, somebody fires U, how will U react ?

 

Are U patient enought to wait in long queues ?

 

Still some more which I don't rememebr.....

 

BEST OF LUCK

Honeywell Technologies Solutions Placement Paper

 

Honeywell conducted a placement test in IIT & Interview was in their office at B'lore. Placement Test contained 100 multiple choice aptitude questions divided into

 

 

a) Verbal ability (15 ques)

 

b) Numerical aptitude (15 )

 

c) Logical & analytical ability (15)

 

d) Elementary computer science (10)

 

d) Programming langauages (20)

 

e) Operatins systems & Data structures (25)

 

 

 

 

Verbal ability questions contained 3 parts.

 

a) One passage is given & U have to answer 5 questions

 

b) Some words are given & their synonyms have to be written

 

c) Numerical aptitude & Logical questions were the usual stuff.

 

 

 

 

4 rounds of interview.

 

First round (around 45 minutes) contained, questions from Real-time Systems , operating systems & Software Engineering  Explain your research work.

 

 

What is a Real-Time System ?

 

What is the difference between Hard & Soft real-time systems ?

 

What is a mission critical system ?

 

What is the important aspect of a real-time system ?

 

Explain the difference between microkernel & macro kernel.

 

Give an example of microkernel.

 

Why paging is used ?

 

Which is the best page replacement algo & Why ?

 

WHat is software life cycle ?

 

How much time is spent usually in each phases & why ?

 

Which one do U want to work if selected in Honeywell ?

 

( I said I don't like testing )

 

They asked why ?

 

I said it is a boring job. Then they tried to analyse

 

the knowledge in testing.

 

What is testing ?

 

Which are the different types of testing ?

 

 

Then they explained the way they do testing. They said that they are doing testing in requirement phase & design phase so that if any problem comes in those phases it is not ncecessary to go back & change the requirement or design. All the test processing is automated.

 

Why do U want to join Honeywell technologies?

Ans : To get a practical feeling of Real-time systems.

 

 

Do U know C++ ?

 

How good are U in C & C++ ?

 

Rate U'rslef in both C & C++. ( 1 - 10 marks)

 

 

 

Second round of placement paper (around 45 minutes )

 

They wanted a bio-data at the time of inteview. I gave the placement office bio-data & in that one there was column 'Major subjects studied'. Many of the questions came from those.

 

Explain U'r research work.

 

Lot of questions from it.

 

What is a distributed system ?

 

Some questions about CSP. ( I kept quiet)

 

Which languages do U know ?

 

What are the differences between Pascal & C.

 

I said Pascal is a strongly typed language.

 

Then what is typing & its advantages ?

 

Then he asked some questions from Compiler construction & Lisp.

 

WHich are the different computer architectures ?

 

What is the requirement in MIMD ?

 

What is the difference between RISC & CISC processors ?

 

Difference between loosely coupled & tightly coupled systems ?

 

What is an open system ?

 

Still a lot of questions from software engineering .

 

Which are the different phases in Software life cycle (asked again)

 

Why is analysis & testing phases very important ?

 

Which methodologies are U familiar with ?

 

Have U worked in windows ? (Yes)

 

What is the difference U have seen from a Dos environment ?

 

I said it event driven .

 

So what do U mean by event driven ?

 

How do WinMain look like ?

 

How the messages are processed in Windows ?

 

 

 

(Queue of events)

 

What are parameters needed to distinguish an event ?

 

Have U done any network programming ?

 

Why networks are layered ?

 

What is the advantage of that ?

 

How many layers are there in OSI ?

 

WHy is it called OSI model ?

 

Are U familiar with network topologies ?

 

Which are the different network toplogies ?

 

Tell an example of bus type network.

 

I said ethernet.

 

What is the Bandwidth of ethernet ?

 

Explain the advantage & disadvantage of ethernet ?

 

Which is the protocol used in ethernet. (CSMA/CD)

 

Why is it called so ?

 

If all stations tries to communicate at same time, what will happen.

 

What is binary exponential backoff algo ?

 

What is the advantage of Ring network ?

 

Compare it with ethernet.

 

In a real-time system which one do U prefer & why ?

 

What is the basic requirement of a real-time network ?

 

Which one is costly - ethernet of ring networks ?

 

Some questions form OOSD & Digital signal processing.

 

What is inheritance, encapsulation etc.

 

Third honeywell test Round (15 minutes)

 

Asked about the percentages & marks during SSC, PDC, B.Tech & MS.

 

When can U join ?

 

Who is U'r guide ?

 

U are from which place ?

 

Where is it in Kerala ?

 

How do U perform in the first two interviews ?

 

WHy have U given Honeywell as dream job ?

 

Some more personal questions Fourth Round of honeywell test(45 minutes)

 

 

 

1. Aptitute test questions : 15 Minutes, 20 Questions

 

Towards the middle questions are easy than from the front.

 

eg. Product of three consecutive nos. 210. What is the sum of two least numbers?

 

ans.: 5 * 6 * 7 = 210 , sum = 11 is answer

 

 

 

eg. If the area of the sqaure is increased by 69 % how much the length of the side will increase?

 

ans.: 13 (i think)

 

 

 

 

eg. if the sum of five consecutive nos. 35? how many prime nos

 

are there :

ans: 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + 9 = 35 so two primes

 

 

eg. if the length of the rectangle is reduced by 20% & breath is increased by 20 % what is the net change ?

 

ans.: 4 % decrease

 

 

 

2 Electrical & Electronics

15 Questions &,nand...circuit realted stuff, ..........

Data Structures, Algo., & Complexity theory : 5 questions

 

 

 

a. if W is a sequence of strings without a & W' is its reversal then WaW' is generated by:

 

ans. i think Context Free Grammmars

 

 

 

b. Whether all recusive pgm can be writtten iteratively?

 

c. What data structes you will use if you want to go to first record from the last & vice versa?

 

ans.: doubly linked circular list

 

 

d. Given 10000 nos. & 48MB Memory. What is the complexity of the efficient sorting algo.? (the algo. is not mentioned)

 

e. Given a C code & ask what it does?

 

I think the code was something similar to Bubble sort & that particular code does the sorting in Desending order & the complexity is O(n^2)(which is the next question).

 

 

 

iii. Operating systems : 5 questions

 

a. If there are too many page faults what is the problem?

 

b. To ensure one pgm. doesnt corrupt other pgm. in a Multi-program. enviornment

 

what you should do?

 

c. Which one you will use to implement critical section? : Binary Semaphore

 

d. Which one is not needed for Multi-program. enviornment?

 

options are: virtual memory, security, time sharing,none of the above.

 

 

 

iv. Networks & Hardware: 5 questions

 

a. Which one is not done by Data link layer ? bit stuffing, LRC,CRC,parity check

 

b. Which one is not related to Data link layer?

 

c. Which one is not suitable for client-server application? tcp/ip,message passing,rpc,none of the above.

 

 

 

d. Databases & Misc.: 5 questions

 

a. What SQL .................. (not the expansion)

 

b. Indexing in databases give you ............

 

 

 

c.  C Pgm. : 5 questions

 

 

1. int a=1,b=2,c=3;

 

printf("%d,%d",a,b,c);

 

 

What is the output?

 

 

 

2. for(i=0; i<=10;i++,printf("%d",i); +- (+- is there in the questions)

3. Scope of Static Variable ............

4. Given a C code & what is the output?

 

Honeywell

Type : Fresher, Job Interview

 

Hi Friends, I attended the honeywell offcampus interview in Trichengode,TN. The selection procedure was as follows :

 

1. Written Test

2. Techical Interview 1

3. Techical Interview 2

4. HR

 

1. Written Test: Written test had 3 Sections Groups are divided into CS and Electronics.

1st Sec. consists your dept technical (50q), 2nd Sec. consists of C Programming quest (30q), 3rd Sec. consists of General Aptitude *very easy (20q). Make sure u do this round well.

 

2. Technical Interview 1: Kindly get thorough with all basics in ur dept technical and C,C++. This round is tough as u will get questions from all of ur core subjects. Concentrate on pointers and data structures well. If u r good with the basics,this round is a piece of cake for u.This is certainly an elimination round...Ur knowledge in core subjects r tested,if u fail short of expectations,then u r out! Note: Interview may last even for an hour

 

3.Technical Interview 2: Here u will be tested again by senior technical officials..Again if u r good with basics,u r through this round!! Ur projects also play a role.

 

4.HR : prepare well for Basic HR quest like tell abt urself,strengths,weakness..Also prepare well on the company profile. They are good HR's and if u r selected,they will give u advise on how u should act during the training period. Also know abt the technologies which were introduced and doing well at that period. u may get quest on gen awareness also.

 

Honeywell is a very good company! If u prepare well with strong technical base and knowledge,u r sure to get in..Cheers to all of you who are trying for this company!! I wish u "ALL THE BEST" Good Luck!!

 

Exam/Interview Date : 07-Nov-2009

No of Rounds : Screeing Test, Technical Round-1, Technical Round-2, Client/Manager Interview

 

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