The first step to getting a job at Google is to pass the online assessment, commonly referred as “OA”. The OA is given to candidates immediately after your application is approved by the initial screening. If you pass the online assessment, you will move on to the next round which is commonly phone interview screening. Although a recruiter may skip online assessment based on role/position and years of experience. In 2021, certain Google offices are skipping online assessment together.
The most common format of an OA is two coding questions to complete them within one hours to 90 minutes. The questions are typical data structure and algorithms questions you would see in LeetCode or HackerRank.
We have compiled a list of Google OA questions for you to practice: