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Brain Teaser Questions for Interview – Use Your Loaf

Are you frustrated to face interview of your job? Do you feel tensed about the questions the interviewer’s are going to test your skills? How do you think you will cope up the interview? Well, this is the frustration of every employee nowadays as there is no idea about what is going to be asked and what is their expectation from you. The recent studies and survey have explained the growing number of organizations who utilize brain teasers and logic puzzles known as “Guesstimations” at the time of interviews. They test the applicant’s mental strength and thinking power by asking crazy questions. In that regard, every person gets prepared to face the interview and answer to every question of the interviewer.

Suppose, if you get struck with a few brainteaser questions for your next job interview, then definitely you are not going to answer them in a proper way. Actually, interviewers question the candidates to test their skills and abilities and check whether they possess problem solving skills. This is all to find out whether you have the skill to think the matter in a logical way or you take decisions under pressure. This helps the interviewers to decide about your skills and compare them with other candidates. This is all only to know about your creativity and resourcefulness that you can provide to their organization if given a position in the form of job.

Types of Brainteaser Questions:


There are four types of brainteaser questions which you need to know and get trained in it to answer in a proper way when you come across it in your next interview.

  • Questions that have right answers
  • Questions that don’t have a particular right answer
  • Questions that you need to solve
  • Questions that test your skills and performance

Way to handle them

As many companies that are in the field of IT and management make use of brain teasing questions during interviews. You need to handle them with lots of thoughts and intelligence over the point. You can follow the below tips to answer the questions in an easy way.

  • The answer which is general and understandable is the wrong answer.
  • Utilize whatever been given to you to answer the question.
  • Can ask questions if you feel to clarify anything in the asked question.
  • Express your thoughts so that the interviewers can know your ideas and hear the method and proper way you have utilized to understand the question and express answer to it.
  • Keep a pencil and paper with you to solve the question as it can be of graph, chart or related to any other figure.
  • Don’t be uncomfortable as you need to be relaxed with a deep breath to calm down yourself when trying to answer.
  • Be comfortable when you are in conversation with the interviewer and can question about a particular piece of information which will be helpful to you.

A few brainteaser questions examples

You can practice these questions and be prepared for the next interview as this helps you to be confident from your part.

  1. How many quarters does it take to reach the top of the empire state building?

  2. How many golf balls can be fit in a school bus?

  3. How would you resolve the weight of a commercial airplane without the use of scale?

  4. How many words are there in the daily edition of newspaper?

  5. How many spikes do a hedge hog has on its back?

The above are just the examples, but you need to remember that you are prepared for the curly questions and ready to start your career by answering in a logical way.

Author bio: Jack is a teacher by profession who teaches in a graduation college in UK. He advices on the importance of UK graduate schemes to his students and tells them about how to make a good career with the help of these useful schemes.

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