IIIT Hyderabad MS Interview Experience
I was selected for an interview by Standing Committee, therefore I didn’t have to give PGEE and my GATE wasn’t considered. In case anyone wants to know, my GATE (2021) score was 627.

The interview panel had 3 professors.

 

P1: Current role, past research experience, past research topics.

Me: Told

P2: Explain Vector Spaces

Me: Told

P2: What is dot product? What is its significance?

Me: Told

P2: What is the rank of a matrix? What happens if a vector is multiplied by a matrix with rank lower than its no. of dimensions?

Me: Told

P2: What are basis vectors?

Me: Told

P2: Given N vectors in N-d space, how would you find N perpendicular vectors using the given vectors?

Me: Initially told about SVD. They wanted the answer using dot product, answered after some hints.

P1: Given a graph, is the shortest path between 2 vertices always included in the MST?

Me: Told no using counter-example.

P1: Explain K-Means Clustering

Me: Told

P1: Explain Neural Clustering

Me: Didn’t know

P1: Explain any of your papers and the math involved

Me: Told

P3: What makes a neural network non-linear?

Me: Told

P3: What are the properties of a sigmoid activation?

Me: Told

P3: What is the derivative of sigmoid?

Me: Told

 

Result: SELECTED!
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