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Hi...

Intellectual Answers…………..

Go Through' it.

Question 1: You are driving along in your car on a wild, stormy night, it's raining heavily, when suddenly you pass by a bus stop, and you see three people waiting for a bus:

An old lady who looks as if she is about to die.

An old friend who once saved your life.

The perfect partner you have been dreaming about.

Which one would you choose to offer a ride to, knowing very well that there could only be one passenger in your car?

This is a moral/ethical dilemma that was once actually used as part of a job application.

You could pick up the old lady, because she is going to die, and thus you should save her first;

or you could take the old friend because he once saved your life, and this would be the perfect chance to ! pay him back.

However, you may never be able to find your perfect mate again.



The candidate who was hired (out of 200 applicants) had no trouble coming up with his answer. Guess what was his answer?

He simply answered:

"I would give the car keys to my Old friend and let him take the lady to the hospital. I would stay behind and wait for the bus with the partner of my dreams."

Sometimes, we gain more if we are able to give up our stubborn thought limitations. Never forget to "Think Outside of the Box."

Question 2: What will you do if I run away with your sister?"

The candidate who was selected answered " I will not get a better match for my sister than you sir"

Question 3: Interviewer (to a student girl candidate) - What is one morning you woke up found that you were pregnant.

Girl - I will be very excited and take an off, to celebrate with my husband.

Normally an unmarried girl will be shocked to hear this, but she managed it well. Why I should think it in the wrong way, she said later when asked

Question 4: Interviewer: He ordered a cup of coffee for the candidate. Coffee arrived kept before the candidate, then he asked what is before you?

Candidate: Instantly replied "Tea"

He got selected.

You know how and why did he say "TEA" when he knows very well that coffee was kept before.

(Answer: The question was "What is before you (UA - alphabet)

Reply was "TEA" ( TA - alphabet)

Alphabet "TA" was before Alphabet "UA"

Question 5: Where Lord Ram would have celebrated his "First Diwali"? People will start thinking of Ayodya, Motile [Janaki's place], Lanka etc...

But the logic is, Diwali was a celebrated as a mark of Lord Krishna Killing Narakasura. In Dusavataar, Krishnavathaar comes after Raamavathaar.

So, Lord Rama would not have celebrated the Diwali At all!

Question 6: The interviewer asked to the candidate "This is your last question of the interview. Please tell me the exact position of the center of this table where u have kept your files."

Candidate confidently put one of his finger at some point at the table and told that this was the central point at the table. Interviewer asked how did u get to know that this being the central point of this table, then he answers quickly that sir UA hr not likely to ask any more question, as it was the last question that UA promised to ask.....

And hence, he was selected as because of his quick-wittedness. ........

This is What Interviewer expects from the Interviewee. ....



With Warm Regards,

Gayathri chand
16th February 2008 From India, Madras
Very Good Gayathri....but I think out of 2000 there will be 1 0r 2 candidates to think in this level of Intellectual……….. Vaibhav
16th February 2008 From India, Aurangabad
Hi Vaibhav, I too agree with u..But still market became more competitive. It is must to develop our competence. With Warm Regards, Gayathri Chand
16th February 2008 From India, Madras
hi .......... it such a really good one..... i was also trying to given the reply............ but we have to be more competence than this....... Regards, Gunjan
16th February 2008 From India, Delhi
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Q.How can you drop a raw egg onto a concrete floor without cracking it?

A. Concrete floors are very hard to crack! (UPSC Topper)

Q.If it took eight men ten hours to build a wall, how long would it take

four men to build the same wall?

A. No time at all it is already built. (UPSC 23 Rank Opted for IFS)

Q. How can you lift an elephant with one hand?

A. It is not a problem, since you will never find an elephant with one hand.

(UPSC Rank 14 Opted for IES)

Q. How can a man go eight days without sleep?

A. No Probs , He sleeps at night. (UPSC IAS Rank 98)

Q. What looks like half apple?

A : The other half. (UPSC - IAS Topper)

Q. What can you never eat for breakfast?

A : Dinner.

Q. What happened when wheel was invented?

A : It caused a revolution.

Q. Bay of Bengal is in which state?

A : Liquid (UPSC 33Rank )

Interviewer said

"I shall either ask you ten easy questions or one really difficult question.

Think well before you make up your mind!

" The boy thought for a while and said, "my choice is one really

difficult question."

"Well, good luck to you, you have made your own choice! Now tell me this.

"What comes first, Day or Night?"

The boy was jolted into reality as his admission depends on the correctness

of his answer, but he thought for a while and said, "It's the DAY sir!"

"How" the interviewer asked,

Sorry sir, your deal was to ask me ONE difficult question only and that you

will not ask me a SECOND difficult question!"

He was selected.

.

Regards -

AK Srivastava.

srivastava.ak@hotmail.com

17th February 2008 From United States, Saint Peters
Hi Gayatri,
gud Ques & Ans Indeed...
Vaibhav: I Agree that only a few of many would be havin such Intellectual mind. However, I Strongly Believe, Giving such ans can often land u in a soup. How would U judge the mind of the Interviewer. U ne'er know if the Interviewer, asking any question, is smart enough to understand such replies...
I myself faced a situation:
Ques: What if u were asked to jump off the window right now ???
(We were on the 3rd Floor)...
Me: I climbed the window & Jumped. Only to the Interviewers surprise I jumped Inside the Room (he ne'er said I'd have to jump Out).
I don't know what was he Xpecting, But I read b/w the lines & acted accordingly. To my surprise I wasn't selected.....
Regards,
Roopak
17th February 2008 From India, Gurgaon
Dear Gayathri,
Your questions are really tricky but it sounds so good.it helps others to change their mind and reach the great aim of thinking out side the box. if you have more question i am anxiouse to read. :roll:
Thanks,
mai
17th February 2008 From Egypt, Cairo
Excellent post dear, very good tricky question and indigenous answers. Keep posting like this. wanting more !! Hassan :P:P
17th February 2008 From Paraguay
Hi Gayathri,
Very interesting indeed. I am reminded of a small story of a schhol cricket team. The boy failed in the 4th standard and could not be promoted to the 5th standard. The other boys were very upset as this boy who failed was an excellent cricketer. His non-passing meant that the middle school team will be very weak. So, all the students went to the Head master and requested him to some how promote the boy to the Vth standard.
The Head Master agreed subject to the boy passing a very simple test.He told the student that he will ask him the spelling of one word. If he correctly stated even one alphabet of the word he will promote him. All the boys were overjoyed as the dullest boy could pass this test.
The Head master asked the boy to spell the word "COFFEE". The boy answered the question but failed.
He had spelt the word as "KAUPHY". Not a single alphabet was correct.

Cyril
17th February 2008 From India, Nagpur
very good questions... I tried all but not at all answered... very good. keep it up v seshadiri
17th February 2008 From India, Madras
Great. You people are quite right. In order to survive in this competitive world, one has to be effective along with being efficeient. This effectiveness will come through out of box thinking.
17th February 2008 From India
hi gayatri. sorry could not understood yr reply for coffee & Tea what is UA & TA stand for. regards, pk
17th February 2008 From India, Mumbai
Very Impressive questions! Here are a few more for us to come up with a perfect answer or answers...and then use!
1. Do you think you did your best in your last job?
2. Rate this in the order of your personal priority... for hiring freshers by large
a. Your family
b. your work
c. your health
18th February 2008 From India, Vadodara
Hi Questions were very tricky. All my answers were different to it. Really good questions with smart answers... :lol: :P Thanx.
18th February 2008
Hi Pk,
Interviewer: He ordered a cup of coffee for the candidate. Coffee arrived kept before the candidate, then he asked what is before you? (Here he mentioned alphabet 'U')
Candidate: Instantly replied "Tea" (Alphabet 'T')
He got selected.
You know how and why did he say "TEA" when he knows very well that coffee was kept before.
(Answer: The question was "What is before you (U - alphabet)
Reply was "TEA" ( T - alphabet)
Alphabet "T" was before Alphabet "U"
I hope now you understood....
With Warm Regards,
Gayathri Chand
18th February 2008 From India, Madras
These are the questions which can be found in exercises in Lateral Thinking. Usually, no interviewer asks such questions.
instead, if any of the readers can contribute responses to questions like," Tell about yourself", what are your weaknesses" , that will immensely benefit. :lol:
18th February 2008
very very nice post gayatri ...infact one of my friend who works in a hotel industry for a five star hotel too was asked some tricky question like this type of ..let me know if you are interested in knowing what the question was and give me ur id i will mail you the same .
Regards
Roop
18th February 2008 From United Arab Emirates, Dubai
hi gaya3. these rd questions answering with our cool mind, expansion of our thinking & support of intellegence.... its good.... go on...... regards sri..
18th February 2008 From India, Hyderabad
thanks gayatri, understood the story of U & T. but is't stupid theory of question & ans. what normally child makes this fun. does it real happen in real interviews?
The questions were not complected or clearly matchs the answered you mentioned/ eg. man in car and one choice to select from old lady,friend or girl. The question should be how can man keep everybody happy & favor at same time at his sole discretion in given situation.
expecting some mature question/answers for time pass. . any way good fun too.
pk
18th February 2008 From India, Mumbai
good one gayatri..
some more
1. Bay of Bengal is in which State
2. interview during IAS selection. one of the candidate falls on the floor and the interviewer asked him: "what is it".
the interview replied: "a pronoun sir"
form
valbooj
18th February 2008 From India, Hyderabad
good posting. Lateral thinking has to be developed. One must read the books of Edward de bono;
18th February 2008 From India, Visakhapatnam
Hey Gayathri chand, ur last ques. is quite similar to what an interviewer asked an iim candidate. He was asked to either solve a simple Math Problem or answer one difficult question? He said he would prefer to answer one difficult question. He was asked "Who came first- hen or egg.?" The candidate instantly replied Hen.When asked why he said hen,his reply was "Sir ,you said u will ask only one difficult question"
Regards
Jassi
19th February 2008 From India, Chandigarh
Hi Gayatri
Good ques wid smart answers i wonder if anybody answers this way in a interview when actually the candidate is so nervous.n if yes.........then
No wonder they r real champs. :D
Regards,
Deepa
19th February 2008 From India, Gurgaon
Dear Gayatri,
Really a nice collection of questions. Such level of intellecuality is needed to impress for grabbing the success in life.
Do keep sending such shots!
Praloy Bhar
HR - Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Ahmedabad
19th February 2008 From India, Vadodara
Hi
Its really a wonderful questions and smart answers. pls come out of more questions and answers like this. But i dont think so all the candidate will give such a smart answers. But in some places, inspite of giving smart answeres candidate will not be sellected. Y is it so? what might be the reason for this?
Thanks
Sushma
20th February 2008
Good One I tried but did not succeed though got very close Thanks for this excellent posting as i got to do little excersise Keep up the good work regards yousuf
20th February 2008 From India, Bangalore
hey Gayathri....indeed impressive u know..... :) ....but can i get few questions more like these which check the Emotional Quotient plzzz....i really need them for my office. regards Anusuya
21st February 2008
hi
can u plz help me answering this question
The hr person asked me
if there r 2 players in a foot ball ground who will win,
i ansered 50 : 50
2) if there are 4 Players
i ansered 25 % chances for four
3) how about the gole keeper
4) how about referee
please help me ansering this questions, i would be pleased if you send me some more questions like this
or suggest me a place where i can find this
21st February 2008 From India, Bangalore
Dear All, The questions was very easy but what matters here is the logic which is used to answer them. Hats off to him / her.
21st February 2008 From India, Madras
Too good. Such articles remind us of the capability of our mind. In this competitive world, it’s our thinking process, which can give us an edge on others. So let us all put our brains on work.
22nd February 2008 From India, Bhopal
very good gayatri this questions really made us to think about the situation at the time of interview thus we need to think out of the box. regards, Kalyanij.
22nd February 2008 From United States, Marina Del Rey
:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D great thanks for sharing these answers..............padmaja ganesh
23rd February 2008 From India, Guwahati
Thanks a lot 4 sharing it with us. Keep posting like this.
Actually I m in my MBA 1st sem. I would b really grateful if our seniors- who have come accross many interviews- shares their experience with us or even similar topics with correct ans . Can anyone help me on how can I prepare myself for interviews???????????????
25th February 2008 From India, Itanagar
Hi,
I am Harshavardhan, a student from one of the B school in Bangalore. I have a campus interview on 25th Jan, can any one help me regarding the same. i have a 4 rounds totally i.e. 1. Presentation
2. Written Test
3. GD
4. Personal Interview(3 rounds)
could you please help me what all type of topics that i can expect in Presentation round. Please i need your help. waiting for your reply.
20th January 2010 From India, Bangalore
good questions pl keep posting.
sunil prabhakar

Intellectual Answers…………..
Go Through' it.

Question 1: You are driving along in your car on a wild, stormy night, it's raining heavily, when suddenly you pass by a bus stop, and you see three people waiting for a bus:

An old lady who looks as if she is about to die.
An old friend who once saved your life.
The perfect partner you have been dreaming about.

Which one would you choose to offer a ride to, knowing very well that there could only be one passenger in your car?

This is a moral/ethical dilemma that was once actually used as part of a job application.

You could pick up the old lady, because she is going to die, and thus you should save her first;
or you could take the old friend because he once saved your life, and this would be the perfect chance to ! pay him back.
However, you may never be able to find your perfect mate again.

The candidate who was hired (out of 200 applicants) had no trouble coming up with his answer. Guess what was his answer?

He simply answered:

"I would give the car keys to my Old friend and let him take the lady to the hospital. I would stay behind and wait for the bus with the partner of my dreams."

Sometimes, we gain more if we are able to give up our stubborn thought limitations. Never forget to "Think Outside of the Box."

Question 2: What will you do if I run away with your sister?"

The candidate who was selected answered " I will not get a better match for my sister than you sir"

Question 3: Interviewer (to a student girl candidate) - What is one morning you woke up found that you were pregnant.

Girl - I will be very excited and take an off, to celebrate with my husband.

Normally an unmarried girl will be shocked to hear this, but she managed it well. Why I should think it in the wrong way, she said later when asked

Question 4: Interviewer: He ordered a cup of coffee for the candidate. Coffee arrived kept before the candidate, then he asked what is before you?

Candidate: Instantly replied "Tea"

He got selected.

You know how and why did he say "TEA" when he knows very well that coffee was kept before.

(Answer: The question was "What is before you (UA - alphabet)
Reply was "TEA" ( TA - alphabet)

Alphabet "TA" was before Alphabet "UA"

Question 5: Where Lord Ram would have celebrated his "First Diwali"? People will start thinking of Ayodya, Motile [Janaki's place], Lanka etc...

But the logic is, Diwali was a celebrated as a mark of Lord Krishna Killing Narakasura. In Dusavataar, Krishnavathaar comes after Raamavathaar.

So, Lord Rama would not have celebrated the Diwali At all!

Question 6: The interviewer asked to the candidate "This is your last question of the interview. Please tell me the exact position of the center of this table where u have kept your files."

Candidate confidently put one of his finger at some point at the table and told that this was the central point at the table. Interviewer asked how did u get to know that this being the central point of this table, then he answers quickly that sir UA hr not likely to ask any more question, as it was the last question that UA promised to ask.....

And hence, he was selected as because of his quick-wittedness. ........

This is What Interviewer expects from the Interviewee. ....

With Warm Regards,
Gayathri chand[/QUOTE]
20th January 2010
Hi Gayatri Hi Srivastavaak One feel actualy gr8 knowing ppl lik u... Plz keep on updating vid wonderful data.. Thanx CiteHr for giving us common platform to interact vid such experts.
21st January 2010 From India
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