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Google Placement Papers with Solutions 2020

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Google Placement Papers with Solutions 2019

Multinational companies like Google, Microsoft and Dell visit campuses across India every year to hire fresh talent. If you want to crack these interviews, prepare systematically in advance to avoid jitters on the placement day. In order to help you with your preparation, we have collated Google placement papers for the current batches. Detailed test pattern highlighted below will help you identify your areas of strengths & weaknesses, provide you with customized tips/strategies to enhance your performance and help you crack Google placement paper or any other company placement test.

We highly recommend that you go through all the company placement tests provided by Firstnaukri before appearing for your first job interview. If you are sitting for Google placement papers, start your preparation right here. In this article, you will get an idea of Google test patterns and most expected questions in the upcoming drives this year onwards.

Below is a detailed analysis of Google previous year placement papers to help you prepare confidently.


Google placement papers analysis of test pattern

According to Google “There’s no one kind of Googler, so we’re always looking for people who can bring new perspectives and life experiences to our teams. If you’re looking for a place that values your curiosity, passion, and desire to learn, if you’re seeking colleagues who are big thinkers eager to take on fresh challenges as a team, then you’re a future Googler.”

Many freshers wonder all the time “Does Google ask brainteaser questions in job interviews?” The good news is it doesn’t! We came to know from the horse’s mouth that brainteaser questions did not allow Google interviewers to predict how well someone would do on the job, hence they scrapped the format! So focus on work sample tests instead and prepare for structured interview questions.

💡Quick Update: A Computer Science degree is not a mandate anymore to sit for or clear Google placement papers. 


Google placement papers – Mock test

Practice multiple mock tests to crack the analytical round at Google. Here are some free online Google recruitment exam specific data sufficiency questions for you to practice. Solve these questions based on calculation and logic to boost your scores.

Q1. What is the code for ‘mangoes’ in the code language?

Statements: In that code language, ‘Te Le Pa Na’ means ‘You eat many mangoes’ and ‘Le Na Da’ means ‘You sell mangoes’. In the code language, ‘Ge Na Se La Le’ means ‘They eat bananas and mangoes’ and ‘Ne De Le La’ means ‘Who others eat bananas’.

A) I alone is sufficient while II alone is not sufficient
B) Either I or II is sufficient
C) Both I and II are sufficient
D) II alone is sufficient while I alone is not sufficient

Q2. Below given are four matrices:

P = 20×10
Q = 10×5
R = 5×10
S = 10×10
Find the minimum number of multiplication required for PxQxRxS?
A) 4000
B) 2500
C) 3000
D) None Of These

Q3. Two n-size arays are given to you. n1 in decreasing order and n2 in increasing order. If c1 is time complexity for n1 using quicksort and c2 is time complexity for n2 using quicksort. Then –

A) c1 > c2
B) c1 < c2
C) c1 = c2
D) None of these

Q4. Let w(n) and A(n) denote the worst case and average case running time of an algorithm executed on an input of size n. which of the following is ALWAYS TRUE?

a) A(n) = Omega(W(n))
b) A(n) = Theta(W(n))
c) A(n) = O(W(n))
d) A(n) = o(W(n)

Q5) How many insertion sequences of key values using same hash function of question 10 and linear probing will result in the hash table shown below?

|0|   | 
|1|   |
|2| 42|
|3| 23|
|4| 34|
|5| 52|
|6| 46|
|7| 33|
|8|   |
|9|   |

a) 10
b) 20
c) 30
d) 40

Q6) If there is a N sorted array then what is time complexity of finding 2 numbers with sum less than 1000.

A) O(1)
B) O(n^2)
C) O(n)
D) O(logn)

Google placement papers syllabus

Below we have given the complete Google placement paper test pattern, with number of questions per section, detailed syllabus, and selection process. Please note that the Google test pattern and Google placement syllabus are two completely different yet important things. As a Google aspirant, please attend your interview in this company after preparing thoroughly.

Section Number of Questions Time Limit
Quantitative Ability 10
Reasoning 10
English 05
Technical 15
Total 40 40 Min

A) Quantitative: — Topics covered will include probability, permutations & combinations, algebra, time speed & distance, averages, time & work, profit & loss, ratio & proportion, simple & compound interest, percentages, mixtures & allegations, simplification, number series, number system, heights and distances, geometry, mensuration, data sufficiency, logarithms, and progressions.

B) Reasoning: — This section will cover puzzles, syllogisms, binary logic, clocks & calendars, cubes and dice, series, coding-decoding, non-verbal reasoning, analogies, classification, blood relations, directions and distances, ordering and ranking, data sufficiency, seating arrangement, venn diagrams, arrangements, patterns, coded inequalities, double lineup, logical deductions, routes and networks, scheduling, grouping and selection etc.

C) English: — Will comprise of reading comprehension, synonyms & antonyms, fill in the blanks, analogy, theme detection, direct & indirect speech, active & passive voice, para jumbles, sentence jumbles, error spotting, phrase replacement, one word substitution, spellings.

D) Technical: — Your skills in pseudo code for analytical ability, C for coding knolwedge, UNIX for server side administration and SQL for database, will be tested.

Google Quantitative Aptitude questions

Please make a note that after clearing the aptitude written test online, you will head for the Technical interview and then the HR interview. So it is critical that you perform well in quantitative aptitude round of your Google placement papers. Here are some questions to help you practice well.

Q1) A water tank is hemispherical at the bottom and cylindrical at the top. If its radius is 12 m and capacity is 3312π cubic metres, height of the cylindrical portion will be ___ meters.

Q2) An aeroplane travelling at 700 kmph in level flight drops a bomb from a height of 1000 metres on the target. Then time taken to release the bomb to hit its target is ___.

Q3) If three metallic spheres of radii 66 cms, 88 cms and 10 cms respectively are melted from a single sphere, the diameter of the new sphere will be ___.

Q4) In a History exam, average score of the entire class was 80. If 10% of students scored 95 marks and 20% scored 90, what was the average score of the remaining students in the class? Ans:____?

Q5) 60 men can build a wall in 30 days, but they decide to begin the work together. 55 men quit after the first 10 days. So time needed to build the wall is ____ days.

Google Logical Reasoning questions

Given below are some logical reasoning questions to help you crack Google placement papers.

Q1) 1 1 1 1 = R         2 2 2 2 = T              3 3 3 3 = E               4 4 4 4 = ?

If 1 1 1 1 =R , 2 2 2 2 = T , 3 3 3 3 =E , then what 4 4 4 4 equals to ?

Q2) You have twelve balls that are completely identical with the exception that ONE of them is EITHER lighter or heavier than the rest. The difference in weight is imperceptible other than with a balance scale. Given three weighing with an accurate balance scale, how can you determine which ball it is AND if it is lighter or heavier than the others?

Q3) Which weighs more: a tonne of silver or a tonne of gold?

How to prepare for Google drive 2019 onwards

Google placement papers

In order to crack the coding part in Google placement papers, learn at least one programming language really well. Choose any one from C++, Java, Python, Go, or C. have clear understanding of APIs, Object Orientated Design and Programming concepts. You should know how to test and debug your code script too. If you are able to come up with corner cases and edge cases for code, you will crack the test!

💡Quick Tip: Conceptual understanding is appreciated at Google, not memorization.

Also, in order to prepare well for Google placement papers, make it a habit to read newspapers and magazines everyday. Stay updated about current affairs and latest world events. All the sections in Google placement papers hold equal importance. So prepare accordingly. Refer competitive exam books to practice aptitude and reasoning questions. Practice online mock tests to become familiar with the test pattern.

As discussed already, Google placement papers have 5 sections namely Logical Reasoning, General Aptitude, Technical Test, General English Test, and Analysis. Most freshers who have attempted Google placement papers in the past have confirmed that the written test consists of two parts.

## The objective part: It contains 20 multiple choice questions or MCQs
## Programming part: It asks you to solve a program or write pseudo code for the same. It could be a dynamic programming test as well. Out of all 20 questions, nearly 10 are objective and remaining are from OS, C language, aptitude.

So set a timer and solve mock tests with 5 sections. There are scores of practice tests available online for Google placement paper preparation. Solve them to know your areas of lacunae and work on them accordingly.

Student interview from recent Google Placement Drive

“In order to crack the technical interview round in my Google interview, I prepared well in advance. I ensured to brush up my basics and develop a strong understanding of my entire computer science syllabus. This is the key to get a software engineering job not only at Google but also elsewhere. I also went through Google’s Technical Development Guide for to develop specific technical skills. Coming to Google placements, they conduct two types of interviews namely telephonic/hangout interviews and onsite interviews. Google also conducts outreach events across hundreds of universities all over the world, including India. They came to my university too in order to spread the word about Google internships and fresher job opportunities for recent graduates. In case you want Google to come to your university too, you will have to check with your training and placement cell. If Google is unable to come to your campus, you can visit their career site for students and apply for exciting opportunities.”

– Contributed by Monish Sahoo
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