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Is this style of conducting interviews for freshers good bad or ok?

 
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In our organisation, I have been put into the panel which conducts interviews of freshers. The below are some of the questions using which I usually conduct the interviews:

General questions:

Would you like to say something about yourself?


Java questions:

What is the difference between an array and an arrayList?
What is the difference between an abstract class and an Interface?
What is the difference between exceptions and errors?
Can you tell me which are the methods in Object class of java?
What is the use of equals method of Java?
Why is Java platform independent?
What do you understand by encapsulation?
What do you understand by abstraction?
Write a program to remove the duplicates from an array?

C:
What are pointers?


Miscellaneous:

Can you tell some differences between Java and C++  (If both are present in the resume of the fresher).
Can you tell me some differences between C and C++  (If both are present in the resume of the fresher).

Operating system:

What is the difference between primary memory and secondary memory?
What is the difference between process and thread?

Database:

What is the difference between primary key and foreign key?
what are joins?

Project:
What is the purpose of this project? (the project on his resume)
What was your role in this project?


Is this style of conducting fresher interviews good, bad or ok?
 
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There is no right or wrong. I like to ask them to write code as then I can see they know how to code. I see you have a coding question in there.

Of your questions, "Would you like to say something about yourself? " is hard. It's unclear what you want to know. Their experience? Their interests?

I like the question on comparing languges and use a similar one myself.
 
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You need something easy for them to answer to start the interview. “Did you have a long journey to get here?” or similar gives them something everybody an answer; if you follow with, “Were there any delays?” they can take a few moments to calm down.
 
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