SNEHA J CHOUHAN
ROLL NO. 21
DR. DY PATIL UNIVERSITY,
SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
SUBJECT: HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
PRESENTEDTO: DR. SHILPAVARMA.
What is an interview?
Definition of interview.
Types of interview
Types of interview questions
Interview questions activity
The word interview comes from Latin and
middle French words meaning to “see between”
or “see each other”.
Generally, interview means a private meeting
between people when questions are asked and
The person who answers the questions of an
interview is called in interviewer.The person who
asks the questions of our interview is called an
It suggests a meeting between two persons for
the purpose of getting a view of each other or for
knowing each other.
When we normally think of an interview,
we think a setting in which an employer
tries to size up an applicant for a job.
So, an interview is formal meetings
between two people (the interviewer and
the interviewee) where questions are
asked by the interviewer to obtain
information, qualities, attitudes, wishes
etc. Form the interviewee.
According to Dr. S. M. Amunuzzaman,
“Interview is a very systematic method by which
a person enters deeply into the life of even a
stranger and can bring out needed information
and data for the research purpose.”
There are many types of interviews that an
organization can arrange. It depends on the objectives
of taking the interview. Some important types of
interviews are stated below:
1. Personal interviews: Personal interviews include:
Selection of the employees
Promotion of the employees
Retirement and resignation of the employees
Of course, this type of interview is designed to obtain
information through discussion and observation
about how well the interviewer will perform on the
2. Structured interviews: Structured interviews
tend to follow formal procedures; the interviewer
follows a predetermined agenda or questions.
3. Unstructured interviews: When the interview
does not follow the formal rules or procedures. It is
called an unstructured interview.The discussion
will probably be free flowing and may shift rapidly
form on subject to another depending on the
interests of the interviewee and the interviewer.
4. Stress interviews: It is designed to place the
interviewee in a stress situation in order to
observe the interviewees reaction.
5. Informal or conversational interview: In the
conversational interview, no predetermined
questions are asked, in order to remain as open
and adaptable a possible to the interviewee’s
nature and priorities; during the interview the
interviewer “goes with the flow”.
1. Direct Questions:
These types of questions predetermine the focus of
your answer. e.g. "What skills do you have that relate
to this position".Your information should be clear and
specific.These types of questions, whether they relate
to technical or soft skills, should be easy to answer if
you have completed the research on yourself.
2. Non-Direct Questions
Non-direct questions are general and do not ask for
e.g. "Tell us a bit about yourself".You determine the
focus of your answer. In response to this particular
question, you should briefly summarize approximately
four areas: education, experience, skills, and personal
attributes. If possible, make your response relevant to
the job you are seeking.
3. Hypothetical or Situational Questions
These questions use a problem solving approach to determine your
analytical skills and critical thinking abilities.These "What if" questions
are presented in the form of case examples or problem situations.You
will be asked to imagine yourself experiencing a situation and will then
be evaluated on how you would handle that situation.
4. Behaviourial Descriptive Questions:
Behavioural questions offer the opportunity to provide examples of past
performance that may help determine future performance. Interviewers
are asking what you did in a particular situation rather than what you
would do. e.g. "Tell us about a time when you displayed good leadership
skills."Your answer could be delivered using the STAR model.
Task or Problem
Q1. Mrs. X meets a man at party who is the
brother of the sister of her husband. How is
the man related to X?
Answer: Option A
The pattern is - 45, - 35, - 25, .....
So, missing term = 20 - 15 = 5.
Q4. If 7 spiders make web in 7 days, then 1
spider will make 1 web in how many days?
ANSWER: Option C
Let the required number of days be x
Less spiders, more days (indirect proportion)
Less webs, Less Days (direct proportion)
Spiders 1 : 7
Webs 7 : 1
1 x 7 x X = 7 x 1 x 7
Answer : Five minutes toTen
Explanation : Start with the top left clock
face, and move around the others clockwise.
The minute hand moves backwards by 15
minutes, then 20, then 25 etc, while the hour
hand moves forward 2 hours, then 3, then 4
Q6. If a supervisor asks you to
change the way your job is
performed even though you
know you were doing it right,
what would you do?
Q7. How do you feel about
reporting to a boss younger
than you or if she is a lady