Do You Think You Can Handle These Tough Interview Questions from Google?

Not everything is a brainteaser. Some questions just need answers with some common sense, creativity and wit that not everybody has.


Working for Google is every engineer’s dream job. It’s cool, it’s trendy and it will test every engineer’s intellectual skills and resourcefulness. Unfortunately, applying for Google is not easy. While it may look good in your resume, not everyone can be a part of it.

Not even everyone can get past through its mind-bending, difficult interview questions. These questions will test you and check how you will act under pressure. Often asked on the spot, not everyone can come up with a memorable answer. Heck, some may be even left speechless.

Glassdoor, a career website, provided some of the hardest questions Google ever asked during an interview. Not everything is a brainteaser. Some questions just need answers with some common sense, creativity and wit that not everybody has.

Do you think you can answer some of these questions?

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Design a mobile social app for a chain of local orthodontist offices.

How many cars travel across a bridge each day?

What is your favorite Google product, and how would you improve it?

Design an evacuation plan for the building.

How would you explain cloud computing to a 6-year-old?

A coin was flipped 1,000 times and there were 560 heads. Do you think the coin is biased?

You’re the captain of a pirate ship, and your crew gets to vote on how the gold is divided up. If fewer than half of the pirates agree with you, you die. How do you recommend apportioning the gold in such a way that you get a good share of the booty, but still survive?

You have a grocery delivery service (similar to Amazon Fresh) that delivers food within 24 hours. Estimate how many trucks you need to operate this service.

How many degrees are there in the angle between the hour and minute hands of a clock when the time is a quarter past three?

Name a prank you would pull on x manager if you were hired.

Why are manhole covers round?

If you could only choose one song to play every time you walked into a room for the rest of your life, what would it be?

What would you want to do if you didn’t have to work?

How many ways can you think of to find a needle in a haystack?

What three things would you change at your university/workplace if you were CEO today?

How many times a day does a clock’s hands overlap?

You have a colony on Mars that you want to communicate with. How do you build a system to communicate with them?

Estimate the number of tennis balls that can fit into a plane. (A question for an intern)

Define a service that would allow you to travel to the future.

How could you solve humankind’s biggest crisis given $1 billion and a spacecraft?

Model raindrops falling on a sidewalk (sidewalk is 1m and raindrops are 1cm). How could we know when the sidewalk is completely wet?

How would I explain the importance of HTML 5 to Larry Page and then to my grandma?

Design an evacuation plan for San Francisco.

Tell me a joke.

Do you prefer earning or learning?

Source: Business Insider

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