3 Months back, I was interviewed by a company which has been enlisted as one of India’s rapidly growing company. Since this was an interview, so I was a little bit nervous but was prepared for this, I cleared one filtering process and proceeded to the next level where Two people were in interview panel and they asked multiple questions and I have answered all most questions.
But one question where my view was totally different from them and their views were quite different from the theoretical and practical point of view.
Q: Can you tell me the severity of a bug, Where print functionality is working when we are clicking print from Menu but it is not working if we are clicking CTRL +P
My Answer: I said severity for such kind of bug would be Medium or as per type of severity, It could be categories as Normal. For supporting my point I said that we have two way to attain Print functionality in which one is working and second is not working means users have the option to print the document anyhow. So I will say medium severity /normal
Interviewer: But the interview said that this would be pinned in Critical severity because Everyone knows that CTRL+ P is assigned for the print command.
MY Answer: I interrupted them and as per my theoretical and practical knowledge, I gave them the justification of critical severity bug and all the symptoms.
Interviewer: Then what would be the priority
My Answer: Medium if this product has already shipped to market and High if this requirement has been mentioned in requirement otherwise this is not always true that print functionality should work for all product.
Interviewer: No this should be kept in Immediate fix because everyone knows CTRL+P is assigned for print.
Since this was just the interview and person on the other side of the table remain always right because he/she has a legitimate authority to determine who should get in to project.
I waited for a few minutes and then HR came and said Dwarika Leave for the day and we will convey our message within 2-3 days.
But through this post, I just want to know the answer to this question.
But the first time, I was missing the entertainment of interview and was thinking might be I don’t know the basics of testing and I should still work on my foot.
But waiting for another brainstorming session with the great brain with greater experience…