Landing a job at Google is a dream come true. It’s like getting into one of the ivy-league colleges. While the place might be a cool place to hang out (ehmm… work) once you get in, the selection process is a tough nut to crack. The immense pressure of ‘being interviewed at Google’ coupled with mind boggling questions can leave anyone in a state of perpetual confusion. Needless to say that sound knowledge of the subject, strong preparation with the presence of mind are the only tools that can help you get in.

Well, if you are preparing to enter the big leagues i.e. Google, here is a list of 15 questions that will help you prepare:

1) How many golf balls can fit in a school bus?
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2) Why are manhole covers round?
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3) How would you implement a clone of MS Paint?
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4) How many tennis balls can fit into a plane?
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5) How would you organise an Excel spreadsheet based on certain requirements?
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6) Explain AdWord to a 7-year-old kid.
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7) How many times a clock’s hands overlap in a day?
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8) Design an algorithm to catalogue all the books in the world.
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9) Design an evacuation plan for a city.
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10) Implement a binary tree and explain its function.
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11) How would you check if a URL is bad really fast in Google server?
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12) If you were given the land prices in the Bay Area, what would you pick, the mean or the median and why?
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13) What happens from the point when you type a URL in your browser to the point the page gets displayed?
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14) What is the marginal cost of a gigabyte in Gmail?
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15) What is the next billion dollar idea for Google?
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