October 17, 2004

Google's aptitude test

It seems that Google now have an aptitude test for prospective employees. It's a mixture of creative writing, general tech awareness, and some maths-y puzzles. There are four pages to it:-

Question 17 is fun, but to my chagrin I can't find a more elegant way to solve it than by brute force.


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  1. Very interesting way of screening employees.
    You have the link wrong for Page 4, should be http://www.google.com/googleblog/GLAT4.gif

    17 Oct 2004, 10:09

  2. John Dale

    Thanks for the typo alert – now fixed.

    I'm not sure if it really does screen employees, as such; I think it serves a slightly different purpose, that is, persuading people who see the test that Google might be the sort of place it'd be fun to work. So it's as much a clever form of advertising as it is an aptitude test.

    17 Oct 2004, 14:39

  3. andy

    Does 17 = 3^20/2/10?

    22 Oct 2004, 07:08


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