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C Interview Questions

  1. What is C language ?

  2. What does static variable mean?

  3. What are the different storage classes in C ?

  4. What is hashing ?

  5. Can static variables be declared in a header file ?

  6. Can a variable be both constant and volatile ?

  7. Can include files be nested?

  8. What is a null pointer ?

  9. What is the output of printf("%d") ?

  10. What is the difference between calloc() and malloc() ?

  11. What is the difference between printf() and sprintf() ?

  12. How to reduce a final size of executable ?

  13. Can you tell me how to check whether a linked list is circular ?

  14. Advantages of a macro over a function ?

  15. What is the difference between strings and character arrays ?

  16. Write down the equivalent pointer expression for referring the same element a[i][j][k][l] ?

  17. Which bit wise operator is suitable for checking whether a particular bit is on or off ?

  18. Which bit wise operator is suitable for turning off a particular bit in a number ?

  19. Which bit wise operator is suitable for putting on a particular bit in a number ?

  20. Does there exist any other function which can be used to convert an integer or a float to a string ?

  21. Why does malloc(0) return valid memory address ? What's the use ?

  22. Difference between const char* p and char const* p

  23. What is the result of using Option Explicit ?

  24. What is the benefit of using an enum rather than a #define constant ?

  25. What is the quickest sorting method to use ?

  26. When should the volatile modifier be used ?

  27. When should the register modifier be used? Does it really help ?

  28. How can you determine the size of an allocated portion of memory ?

  29. What is page thrashing ?

  30. When does the compiler not implicitly generate the address of the first element of an array ?

  31. What is the benefit of using #define to declare a constant ?

  32. How can I search for data in a linked list ?

  33. Why should we assign NULL to the elements (pointer) after freeing them ?

  34. What is a null pointer assignment error ? What are bus errors, memory faults, and core dumps ?

  35. When should a type cast be used ?

  36. What is the difference between a string copy (strcpy) and a memory copy (memcpy)? When should each be used?

  37. How can I convert a string to a number ?

  38. How can I convert a number to a string ?

  39. Is it possible to execute code even after the program exits the main() function?

  40. What is the stack ?

  41. How do you print an address ?

  42. Can a file other than a .h file be included with #include ?

  43. What is Preprocessor ?

  44. How can you restore a redirected standard stream ?

  45. What is the purpose of realloc( ) ?

  46. What is the heap ?

  47. How do you use a pointer to a function ?

  48. What is the purpose of main( ) function ?

  49. Why n++ executes faster than n+1 ?

  50. What will the preprocessor do for a program ?

  51. What is the benefit of using const for declaring constants ?

  52. What is the easiest sorting method to use ?

  53. Is it better to use a macro or a function ?

  54. What are the standard predefined macros ?


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