Originally posted by nik arora:
Why do interviewer test about the knowledge of other domain when they are hiring for some other domain?
In addition to everything else, I like to find out how interested applicants are to learn new things on their own, and how they stay up-to-date with what's going on in the technology world. In IT it's important to keep learning, not in-depth about everything, but enough to know the big picture. And since there never seems to be time and/or budget to formally train employees, they must do so themselves, and must be excited about doing so (or at least show interest in it).