Everyone will admit that a company like Apple is a dream workplace for everyone. The value and the money that the brand brings to its employees is amazing and unparalleled.
But whenever there’s something special out there, reaching out to it is as difficult. Same is the case with Apple. The employees enjoy a huge salary, brand value and name but all this because they have the talent to be there.
Entry in a company like Apple as an employee is not easy at all You have to be extra special in technical as well as non-technical skills. After all this, they also test your brain for out of the box situations. Now, this is how they ensure that the employees of their company are efficient in all manners.
Some of the brain-teasing questions are available that Apple asked their employees. And here they are to help you know what kind of preparation you need to do, in case you dream to be there.
Question No. 1
We have a cup of hot coffee and a small cold milk out of the fridge. The room temperature is in between these two. When should we add milk to coffee to get the coolest combination earliest (at the beginning, in the middle, or at the end)?
This question was asked during an interview for position of Product Design Engineer who, on an average, is paid approximately Rs 82 lakh.
Question No. 2
If you have two eggs, and you want to figure out what’s the highest floor from which you can drop the egg without breaking it, how would you do it? What’s the optimal solution?
This puzzle was asked to a candidate appearing in interview for Software Engineer Position at Apple Inc. who is paid about Rs.76 lakh.
Question No. 3
You have a 100 coins laying flat on a table, each with a head side and a tail side. 10 of them are heads up, 90 are tails up. You can’t feel, see or in any other way find out which side is up. Split the coins into two piles such that there are the same number of heads in each pile.
Question No. 4
There are three boxes, one contains only apples, one contains only oranges, and one contains both apples and oranges. The boxes have been incorrectly labeled such that no label identifies the actual contents of the box it labels. Opening just one box, and without looking in the box, you take out one piece of fruit. By looking at the fruit, how can you immediately label all of the boxes correctly?
This puzzle was asked during interview to a Software QA Engineer candidate. Answering it correctly could have got him/her a job paying about Rs 66 lakh a year.
Question No. 5
You put a glass of water on a record turntable and begin slowly increasing the speed. What happens first — does the glass slide off, tip over, or does the water splash out?
This question was asked during an interview for position of Mechanical Engineer who, on an average, is paid approximately Rs 80 lakh.
Question No. 6
Tell me something that you have done in your life which you are particularly proud of.
This puzzle was asked during interview to a Software Engineering Manager candidate. Answering it correctly could have got him/her a job paying about Rs 89 lakh a year.