Top 100 Engineering Interview Questions



The candidates looking for jobs in engineering sector have to have a thorough understanding of their field. Interviewers ask questions based on the specific trades pursued by the candidate. Here are some of the general questions asked by the interviewers in the respective engineering fields. General Questions for All Engineers

Q: Describe yourself.
Q: Tell me about your educational background?
Q: What do you know about the organization?
Q: How would you do justice to the job?
Q: What are your weaknesses?
Q: What are your salary expectations for this job?
Q: What are the projects you have ever undertaken?
Q: What do you do in leisure?
Q: Do you want to ask anything from us?
Q: What are your hobbies?
Q: Why do you want to go into this field?
Q: Describe one of the technical problems you had to solve.
Q: How would you develop yourself in this type of Structural Engineer role?
Q: Do you have any experience in developing technical specifications?
Q: What are the differences between vector and array?
Q: What experience have you had in writing technical materials?
Q: What is the thing you dislike the most in the world? Why?
Q: What does success mean to you?
Q: How do you define failure?
Q: How do you define arrogance? Are you arrogant?
Q: What role are you ready to take in a group?
Q: Who has been an inspiration for you?
Q: What is more important to you, money or success?
Q: What were some of your most important engineering achievements?
Q: Can you name some engineers that you knew or worked with?
Q: Can you describe how engineering generally has changed during your lifetime?
Q: Why do you want this job?
Q: Why do you want to work with this organization?
Q: Where do you see yourself five years down the line?
Q: What are your strengths?
Q: How do you pursue your hobbies?
Q: What has been your greatest achievement?
Q: What has been your greatest failure?
Q: How do you take challenges?
Q: Are you willing to work in shifts?
Q: What is the thing you like the most in the world? Why?
Q: What kind of person are you?
Q: Rate yourself on a scale of 10.
Q: Why did you choose _________ as your major/subjects?
Q: Are you willing to travel?
Q: Why are you leaving the organization you work for?
Q: How much time do you need to join the organization?
Q: Are you aggressive?
Q: What makes you a good manager?
Q: What motivates you the most?
Q: What skills and abilities do you have?
Q: Is there anything you want to ask?
Q: Design a four-input NAND gate using only two-input NAND gates.
Q: What experience have you had in working with field forces?
Q: Tell us about your experience with computer-aided design software.
Q: Where were your early contributions in your engineering work — planning, design, construction, operation, writing, teaching, and research?

General Questions for Civil Engineers

Q: According to you, what is the best design for building bridges?
Q: What are all the new civil construction materials and concepts?
Q: What is softsoil?
Q: Explain your project management?
Q: What are the CAD software versions you have used?
Q: What are some of the different ways to lay a foundation?
Q: Why is a manhole round?
Q: What is earth?

General Questions for Mechanical Engineers

Q: Explain about power technology?
Q: How is SAP useful for mechanical engineers?
Q: What are the different types of bearings? What are different types of rivets?
Q: What is the applicability of mechanical engineering in the industry?
Q: Explain Newton’s Laws.
Q: How is a factor of safety used in design?
Q: Interpret a Stress vs. Strain Curve.
Q: What types of equations or theories would be used in Static Failure?
Q: What types of equations would be used in Fatigue Failure?
Q: Which one is more efficient– a four stroke engine or a two stroke? Why?

General Questions for Electrical Engineers

Q: Why electrical engineering?
Q: What is the difference between earthing and grounding?
Q: Why transistors are not used as switching devices?
Q: Define watt.
Q: How are analog signals converted to digital signals?
Q: Explain the differences between a transistor and capacitor.
Q: Describe the functions of a diode.
Q: Describe the basic elements of an integrated circuit.
Q: What is a UPS?
Q: Describe how energy is stored in an inductor on electronic level.
Q: What is the difference between a Verilog task and a Verilog function?
Q: What is the difference between a Vera task and a Verilog task?

General Questions for Chemical Engineers

Q: How do you go about mixing two unknown chemicals?
Q: How would you separate water and benzene?
Q: How do you calculate the sonic velocity of a gas stream?
Q: What is unit operation?
Q: What are the effects of oils on the properties of Polyolefins?

General Questions for Computer Science Engineers

Q: Write a function that returns the factorial of a number.
Q: What are data structures?
Q: What are condition statements?
Q: Define exception handling with example.
Q: Name the operating systems you are familiar with.
Q: What is the difference between a bug and a virus?
Q: What is hyper threading (HT technology)?
Q: Which programming language would you choose to make accounting software and why?
Q: What is a database? How does it differ from data marts and data warehouses?
Q: Explain the projects undertaken by you.
Q: Write the code to sort an array of integers.
Q: What is the difference between recursion and iteration?
Q: What are the similarities between recursion and iteration?
Q: What are constructors?

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123 thoughts on “Top 100 Engineering Interview Questions

  1. Am a mechanical engineer. I love this your work, it interested me. Pls can you forward all the answers to my e-mail box, i wil love to have a look on them. Tnx

    • Am a fresh civil engineer,I saw al d questions for civil engineering pls can u send me the answers,I will really appreciate. Thanks

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