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Interviewer: "Explain to me how does Helicopter functions?"

This was actually asked to me at the last round by the Technical lead of the company.

P.S. I am a software developer I have nothing to do with aviation.


Actually that is a great question for testing analytical thinking, logic and to see tought process...
Question is not there to actually explain techical details of a machine, it is more just a reason to discous, understand, analyse and explain however more suitable question would be "explain implementation of feature x" :)


I do agree with you it's just that, the question caught me by surprise as I was not expecting it at that point.

By the by, "...caught me by surprise as I was not expecting it..." is half the point of most interview questions. We're trying to get you off script. We want to interview the actual candidate, not the Amazing Candidate Persona™ most interviewees rehearse. After all, it's not like we'll be hiring that persona; we're hiring you.

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