Microsoft Recruitment : Exam Pattern, Insights and Details

Microsoft, headquartered in Washington and founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen, is an IT company. To get selected in such a big company is like a one step towards the successful career. As per the eligibility criteria, the candidate must be a graduate in B.Tech. The selection process will include three phases- Written Exam, Technical Interview and Human Resource (HR) Interview. The written exam will include three sections- Aptitude, Technical and Essay Writing. The negative marking will be declared at the time of exam. The candidate can apply for the job anytime throughout the year by sending the resume on the official website of Microsoft. The right people will get back at you, if, they find you suitable for the company.

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de Microsoft
Age Limit
Application Fees
Exam Duration
90 Minutes
Technical,General Aptitude,Essay Writing
Written Exam,Technical Interview,(HR) Interview

Eligibility for Microsoft Recruitment

 Educational Qualification/Skills

  • The candidate must have a Bachelor’s Degree in from recognized university/institution.
  • The candidate must have achieved at least 60% in Graduation, 10th and 12th.
  • The candidate shouldn’t have any backlogs.
  • The candidate shouldn’t have the education gap of more than 2 years.
  • The candidate must have good communication skills.
  • The candidate must have the knowledge about his/her concerned field.


Microsoft Recruitment : Exam pattern

  • The written test is in online mode.
  • The exam will be of 70 marks.
  • The exam will consist of 71 questions (one question will be of essay writing).
  • There is no sectional timing.
  • The exam will be of 90 minutes.
  • There is no sectional cut off.
  • There is negative marking which will be notified at the time of exam only.
  • The medium of the questions will be English.
  • Sections in the exam: Three
    • Technical
    • General Aptitude
    • Essay Writing


Selection process: Microsoft Recruitment 

 First- the candidates will have to appear for an Online Test that would be of 70 marks (Elimination Round)

Second- those who qualify Written Exam will be followed by Technical Interview.

Third- those who qualify Technical Interview will go for HR Interview.

Syllabus: Microsoft Recruitment

Data Structures, SQL, DBMS, Operating System Concepts, C, C++, Java, Data structure, PL SQL, OS concepts, DBMS & CODD fundamentals, graphs, linked list, arrays, etc.

Probability, Permutations & Combinations, Algebra, Averages, Time Speed & Distance, Time & Work, Profit & Loss, Ratio & Proportion, Simple & Compound Interest, Percentage, Number Series, Mixtures & Allegations, Simplification, Number System, Heights and Distances, Geometry & Mensuration, Data Sufficiency, Logarithms, Progressions
Puzzles, Syllogisms, Binary Logic, Clocks & Calendars, Cubes & Dice, Series, Analogies, Classification, Blood Relations, Directions & Distances, Ordering & Ranking, Coding-Decoding, Non-Verbal Reasoning, Data Sufficiency, Seating Arrangement, Venn Diagrams, Arrangements & Patterns, Problem Solving, Coded Inequalities, Double Lineup, Logical Deductions, Routes & Networks, Scheduling, Grouping & Selections Verbal Reasoning
Reading Comprehension, Synonyms & Antonyms, Fill in the Blanks, Analogy, Theme Detection, Direct & Indirect Speech, Active & Passive Voice, Para jumbles, Sentence Jumbles, Error Spotting, Phrase Replacement, One Word Substitution, Spellings

Preparation tips for Microsoft Recruitment: For Written Test/Interview

You need to finish two sections of Microsoft within 90 minutes, which means you need speed with accuracy in order to attempt 70 questions in total. The more you practice, the better chances you have of acing this exam.

Make technical section your strong suit, practice questions to solve them within time to increase efficiency.

Remember negative marking is a factor here. Therefore, try not to attempt the questions which put you in doubt.

Manage your time properly; give an appropriate amount of time to each section. Try to improve your time by practicing as many online tests as possible. Youth4work provides online mock tests; this way one can learn to finish the entire exam within the time limit.

You should be confident while giving the answers to the interviewers.

You should have knowledge of the job profile that you have applied, so that, you can answer the interview questions accurately.

It is very important to maintain proper health, so you don’t fall sick on the big day. Give your brain an appropriate time to refresh itself. Don’t rush too much information into your head than its limit allows. Take it slow and steady. And get at least eight hours of sleep each night.

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