8 Ridiculous Questions Banned From Google Interviews

By SiliconIndia  |   Friday, 25 July 2014, 02:14 IST   |    2 Comments
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BANGALORE: Hiring the best talent has always been a tough task for successful multinational companies. The job interviews of these companies are bizarre task for candidates and one among them is Google which has been in the limelight for following these practices. Moreover, there are questions that have no answers and are designed to test real talent of candidates. So if you’re not aware of the bizarre interview questions that are eventually banned from being asked, here is a list, check them out, as reported by Business Insider.
Question: Why Are Manhole Covers Round?
Job: Software Engineer

The question of why manhole covers are typically round was then made famous by Microsoft when they began asking it as a job-interview question. Originally meant as a psychological assessment of how one approaches a question with more than one correct answer, this question used to get bizarre answers and explanations from the candidates back then and is eventually banned now because it’s just a lid to prevent anyone or anything from falling inside it.
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Reader's comments(2)
1: Why Are Manhole Covers Round?
Ans: Because if they would be square or rectangular, they'll fall inside in diagonal position
Posted by:abhishek - 25 Jul, 2014
2: wow great write up..
Posted by:vinay - 24 Jul, 2014
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