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Old April 22nd, 2014, 03:56 PM
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I got selected for the interview for human resource in an company and now I wan to prepare myself for the interview so I want to get the list of some of the best questions that are asked in HR interview on aptitude so can you please give me that?
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Old April 22nd, 2014, 07:24 PM
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As you want to get the list of some of the best questions that are asked in HR interview on aptitude so here is the information of the same for you:

List of some of the best questions that are asked in HR interview on aptitude
Best questions that are asked in HR interview on aptitude 1
You are given two candles of equal size, which can burn 1 hour each. You have to measure 90 minutes with these candles. (There is no scale or clock). Also u r given a lighter.

Ans: 1. First light up the two ends of the 1st candle. When it will burn out light up one end of the second candle. (30+60=90)

You r given a thermometer. What can u do by this without measuring the temperature?

Ans: if u put thermometer into a tree it won't grow anymore, will just die off

You are a landscape designer and your boss asked u to design a landscape such that you should place 4 trees equidistance from each other.
(Distance from each tree to the other must be same)

Ans: Only 3 points can be equidistant from each other. But if u place points in the shape of a pyramid then its possible

You are given a cake; one of its corner is broken. How will u cut the rest into Two equal parts?

Ans: Slice the cake

How will you recognize the magnet & magnetic material & non-magnetic material?

Ans: Drag one piece of material over another. There is no attractive force in the middle portion of the magnet. OR
Get a piece of thread and tie up with the one bar and check for poles. If it iron bar then it moves freely and if it is magnetic bar then it fix in one direction according to poles.

If one tyre of a car suddenly gets stolen and after sometime u find the tyre
without the screws how will u make ur journey complete?

Ans: Open 3 screws, 1 from each tyre and fix the tyre.

How can u measure a room height using a thermometer?

Ans: temp varies with height. but its dependent on various other factors like
humidity, wind etc.

What is the height of room if after entering the room with a watch ur head
strikes a hanging bulb?

Ans: Oscillate the hanging bulb. Calculate the time period for one complete
oscillation by Simple Harmonic Motion (SHM) of the handing bulb. Put it in the
formula T=2 * 3.14 * (L/G)^1/2
L will be the length of the hanging thread.
Add the L with ur height to get the height of the room.

How will you measure height of building when you are at the top of the building? And if you have stone with you.

Ans: Drop the stone and find the time taken for the stone to reach the ground. find height using the formula
s = a + gt ( s = height, a= initial velocity=0, g=9.8m/s, t = time taken)

Best questions that are asked in HR interview on aptitude 2
If 2x-y=4 then 6x-3y=?


Ans. (b)

If x=y=2z and xyz=256 then what is the value of x?


Ans. (b)

(1/10)18 - (1/10)20 = ?

(a) 99/1020
(b) 99/10
(c) 0.9
(d) none of these

Ans. (a)

Pipe A can fill in 20 minutes and Pipe B in 30 mins and Pipe C can empty the same in 40 mins.If all of them work together, find the time taken to fill the tank

(a) 17 1/7 mins
(b) 20 mins
(c) 8 mins
(d) none of these

Ans. (a)

Thirty men take 20 days to complete a job working 9 hours a day. How many hour a day should 40 men work to complete the job?
(a) 8 hrs
(b) 7 1/2 hrs
(c) 7 hrs
(d) 9 hrs

Ans. (b)

Find the smallest number in a GP whose sum is 38 and product 1728

(a) 12
(b) 20
(c) 8
(d) none of these

Ans. (c)

A boat travels 20 kms upstream in 6 hrs and 18 kms downstream in 4 hrs. Find the speed of the boat in still water and the speed of the water current?

(a) 1/2 kmph
(b) 7/12 kmph
(c) 5 kmph
(d) none of these

Ans. (b)

A goat is tied to one corner of a square plot of side 12m by a rope 7m long. Find the area it can graze?
(a) 38.5 sq.m
(b) 155 sq.m
(c) 144 sq.m
(d) 19.25 sq.m

Ans. (a)

Mr. Shah decided to walk down the escalator of a tube station. He found that if he walks down 26 steps, he requires 30 seconds to reach the bottom. However, if he steps down 34 stairs he would only require 18 seconds to get to the bottom. If the time is measured from the moment the top step begins to descend to the time he steps off the last step at the bottom, find out the height of the stair way in steps?
Ans.46 steps.

The average age of 10 members of a committee is the same as it was 4 years ago, because an old member has been replaced by a young member. Find how much younger is the new member ?
Ans.40 years.
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Old December 23rd, 2014, 05:32 PM
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Will you please provide the list of HR Interview Questions For Freshers and Experienced?
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Here is the list of few HR Interview Questions For Freshers and Experienced which you are looking for .

For Freshers

Tell me about yourself.
Why should I hire you?
Can you work under pressure?
Are you willing to relocate or travel?
What are your goals?
What motivates you to do good job?
What makes you angry?
Give me an example of your creativity.
How long would you expect to work for us if hired?
What are your strengths and weaknesses?
Why do you want to work at our company?
What is the difference between confidence and over confidence?
What is the difference between hard work and smart work?
How do you feel about working nights and weekends?
Are not you overqualified for this position?
Describe your ideal company, location and job.
What are your career options right now?
Explain how would be an asset to this organization?
What are your outside interests?
Would you lie for the company?
Who has inspired you in your life and why?
What was the toughest decision you ever had to make?
Have you considered starting your own business?
How do you define success and how do you measure up to your own definition?
If you won $10 million lottery, would you still work?
Tell me something about our company.
How much salary do you expect?
Where do you see yourself five years from now?
On a scale of one to ten, rate me as an interviewer.
Do you have any questions for me?

For Experienced

Why did you resign from your previous job?
May I contact your present employer for a reference?
How many hours a week do you normally work?
What was the toughest challenge you have ever faced?
Have you been absent from work more than a few days in any previous position?
What changes would you make if you came on board?
Why have you been out of work so long?
Why have you had so many jobs?
Tell me about a situation when your work was criticized.
Could you have done better in your last job?
Tell me about the most boring job you have ever had.
What would you say to your boss if he is crazy about an idea, but you think it stinks?
How could you have improved your career progress?
Tell me honestly about the strong points and weak points of your boss (company, management team, etc.)
Looking back on your last position, have you done your best work?
Why should I hire you from the outside when I could promote someone from within?
How do you feel about reporting to a younger person?
Looking back, what would you do differently in your life?
Why are not you earning more money at this stage of your career?
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