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Job Interview Programming Test

 
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Hi All
I don't know if anyone can help me out here, but I have got a job interview on Tuesday which involves sitting a programming test. Normally I would be fairly comfortable with this, as I would expect questions on Java, SQL, Unix, etc. However this test is different, see comments from recruiter below:
"The Interview will be approximately 2 hours and will involve a 1.5 hour technical test; the test is a programming aptitude test, it is designed to see how quickly candidates can pick up new technologies. It presents them with a pseudo code language which they are required to learn and answer questions on. It is not something that people can revise for I'm afraid."
Anyone out there sat a test like this? Any ideas on the sort of questions that may be asked, or any sample programming aptitude tests that they know of?
Hopefully I have nothing to panic about, I�m fairly comfortable with my skills; it�s just that if I can do some preparation (to remove cobwebs from brain) I'd be a bit happier!
Many Thanks
Jamie
 
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I have appeared for 2/3 times for these type of tests.Generally they involve some pseudocode involving 'Producer consumer problem'/Race condition/Barber problem(I m not sure but that was by Dijsktra)'some code invoving sorting/searching.They might give some code involving some sorting method and ask you to fill 1/2 line in between.
Generally going through some OS/Datastructure book is helpful.
[ August 20, 2003: Message edited by: Capablanca Kepler ]
 
Jamie Orme
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Anyone else experienced a test like this? Anyone else got any ideas?
Many Thanks
Jamie
 
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