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nclandrei
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I have received an e-mail from Imperial College which announced me that I had my application progressed and that I am invited to the interview on January 30th. I would like to ask all of you who went there and saw how things are, actually: how hard is it? What should be revised for Maths and, as I wrote in my PS - I started a month ago learning Java and I have pretty strong knowledge in C++- how hard can the problems in Java/ C be?
And, of course, if anybody knows, although it is hardly possible, how much does this interview count? I saw on their website that roughly 1/3 of the applications are progressed .. How many students receive offers after the interview?

Thank you and cheers !
Andrei
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You're probably not going to be asked any programming questions, the interviews usually consist of math/logic problem solving. The questions aren't too hard and don't go much above Math A-level standard (sketch some weird trigonometric/logarithmic function, solve a logic brain teaser)
I think most people receive an offer after their interview.
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I am an I international student , ICL asked me to take a 45 minutes entry test on 4th December. Is this test hard? what this test involved? What should I do to prepare for this?


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No programming questions, they might ask you riddles, I remember they asked me:


'if I was a spider in the lower corner of a cube room, what would be the shortest path to the upper corner of the cube diagonally opposite '


Also they asked me:

How would you sort 10 black and 10 white pebbles, so its 10 black first and then 10 white - so sorting algorithms.

Nothing about programming.


Imperial interview was magnitudes easier than one that I had at Cambridge. As long as you have good predicted grades they most likely will give you an offer.

Ah and it was in 2010.
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(Original post by nclandrei)
Hi everyone!

I have received an e-mail from Imperial College which announced me that I had my application progressed and that I am invited to the interview on January 30th. I would like to ask all of you who went there and saw how things are, actually: how hard is it? What should be revised for Maths and, as I wrote in my PS - I started a month ago learning Java and I have pretty strong knowledge in C++- how hard can the problems in Java/ C be?
And, of course, if anybody knows, although it is hardly possible, how much does this interview count? I saw on their website that roughly 1/3 of the applications are progressed .. How many students receive offers after the interview?

Thank you and cheers !
Andrei
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