View Full Version : Google's competency exam fucking owns.

11-11-2004, 12:31 PM

Thursday, September 30, 2004

Pencils down, people
We're a little obsessive about digging into hard computing problems, and we love finding more people like us. One way we find obsessive smart problem-solvers is by using a standardized test. Now standardized tests can suck, especially since you usually take them to become a broke student for years on end. Which can lead to starting a career that, if you're lucky, might eventually lead to a really cool job.

But what if there were a standardized test that led, like, immediately to the really cool job? What if, for instance, there was a Google Labs Aptitude Test?

There is. We enjoyed writing it, and if you're our kind of uber-geek, you'll enjoy taking it, and maybe you'd enjoy life as a Googler. Give it a try. The GLAT is four pages long; you can print them out here, here, here and here. When you're done, send your completed test to:

Google Labs Jobs
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, CA 94043-1351

Good luck. Take your time, especially with the essay questions. And no, on this one guessing doesn't help.

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11-11-2004, 12:58 PM

i think i scored 0.001%

11-11-2004, 01:05 PM
i am officially incompetent

11-11-2004, 05:30 PM
three is easy shit ive seen that problem before.

1 (begin)
11 (last line had 1 number 1)
21 (last line had 2 number 1s)
1211(last line had 1 number 2, 1 number 1)
111221(last line had 1 #1, then 1 #2, then 2 #1s)


11-11-2004, 05:33 PM
this test is gay

christian zombie vampires
11-11-2004, 07:19 PM
i wonder if those were chosen because the answers can't be found on google

i'm gonna try to find them on google anyway and see what happens. this is awesome.

i think i can get #10 and #16

christian zombie vampires
11-11-2004, 07:19 PM
i bet deviousJ already submitted his

killed radio star
11-11-2004, 07:21 PM
10 is a variation of a rather famous problem from edward purcell's book on electricity and magnetism.