Company: HP Hewlett Packard

I attended the test conducted on 21st of oct at their office 29,Cunningham Road. There were 80 q’s to be answered in 75mins unlike the previous ones.

there were 3 sections
PART- 1 –> 40 q’s (Fundamental computer Concepts, includes OS,N/w , protocols)
PART-2 –> 20 q’s (Purely C ) — bit tricky (involves ADA concepts)
PART-3 –> 20 q’s (Analytical) — very easy

I don’t remeber all the q’s.however some of them which i do have been written below. They r not in order or part of .

Q : What is not a part of OS ?
O : swapper,compiler,device driver,file system.
A : compiler.

Q : what is the condition called when the CPU is busy swapping in and out pages of memory without doing any useful work ?
O : Dining philosopher’s problem,thrashing,racearound,option d
A: thrashing.

Q : How are the pages got into main memory from secondary memory? DMA, Interrupts,option3, option 4
A : as far as i know its Interrupts –by raising a page fault exception.

Q : What is the use of Indexing ?
O : fast linear access, fast random access, sorting of records , option 4
A : find out.

Q : in terms of both space and time which sorting is effecient. (The question is rephrased .)
O : merge sort, bubble sort, quick sort, option 4
A : find out

which case statement will be executed in the following code ?
int i =1;
case 1 : printf (“”);
case 2 : printf(“”);
default : printf(“”);
Answer : Case1 will only be executed.

Q : In the given structure how do you initialize the day feild?
struct time {
char * day ;
int * mon ;
int * year ;
} * times;

Options : *(times).day, *(times->day), *times->*day.

Answer : *(times->day) — after the execution of this statement compiler generates
error.i didn’t understand why.can anybody explain.

Q: The char has 1 byte boundary , short has 2 byte boundary, int has 4 byte boundary.
what is the total no: of bytes consumed by the following structure:
struct st {
char a ;
char b;
short c ;
int z[2] ;
char d ;
short f;
int q ;

Options are given.
Answer : its very easy 20 and not 19 .

Apart from these there were other q’s concerning minimal spanning tree, shortest path and some complexity questions.

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