HR Interview Questions and Answers 2020

HR Interview Questions and Answers 2020 – The word ‘Interview’ is quite shocking for every fresher. But, good preparation is sure to prove constructive. So here is an article which describes the Most Common HR Interview Questions and answers for freshers.

Now we discuss here some questions which are related to HR Interview : 
Q1. How are you today?

Ans . The answer to this question commonly sets the environment for your interview. Make sure you make it positive for yourself with a charming smile on your face. In case you have had any inconveniences during the day, you could mention it only if you can bring out a positive note out of it, or else don’t mention it.

You can answer it as follows :

  1. Great, thank you  or
  2. Great, thank you. Though it has been a long day, I found everything to be exciting and well organized.

Q2. Tell me about yourself?

Ans . Focus on answering it with confidence and positivity because the interviewer does not know you and would judge you according to what you define about yourself.  The order in which you require to answer this question will be as follows:

  • My name is A, born and brought up in B, completed my graduation from ABC university
  • My parents are so and so and I am the elder/ younger among X siblings (Try to include your strengths here. For example, if you are the elder one, you can talk about your qualities like  management, leadership, decision making, etc. In case you the younger one, you can mention about the wisdom you have obtained from your elder siblings and how you delegate liabilities provided to you)
  • (Relate your strengths to your achievements) Because of this, I have obtained A in fields like B, C, etc.

NOTE: Never talk negatively about yourself and do not drag it too much. Make sure you do not sound overconfident or arrogant as well.


My name is Adam, born and brought up in Bangalore. I have done my schooling from XYZ school and completed my graduation from XYZ University. My father is working as X and my mom is a homemaker(or working as Y). Being the elder of 3 siblings, I have learnt how to set an example and lead my younger counterparts whenever required. This has also been a reason for encouraging leadership and confidence in me thereby favoring my achievements in domains like debate, projects, etc.

Q3.  What are your key strengths?

Ans . This is a very essential HR Interview Question for every fresher. Every interviewer wants to hear qualities from you that suit the performance you are being hired for. Make sure you maintain all your qualities and skills that provide you an edge over the others to be hired for that particular role. Remember not to mention anything that you do not really possess as it will become unfortunate in case you are not able to prove your claim. It is better not to really list out your qualities, but put it more in a associated manner which will also clarify your allegation with reasons.


One of the qualities that describe me is my positive attitude. It actually helps me to keep myself motivated even in the most challenging situations. I also get along quite well with people and pick up new ideas rapidly leading to hassle-free teamwork. In our project team, I had tasks of XYZ which I was capable of completing quite well due to efficiency in XYZ(skill).

If you can notice, in the above few lines, I have merged qualities like positivity, self-motivation, quick learner, social and a team player in just a few lines. I have given a general example, but the answer to this question also should consist of your strengths based on the job role you are being hired for. For instance, if it is a technical role, mention your technical skills and the accomplishments that you have obtained because of that particular skill.

Q4.  What are your weaknesses?

Ans . This question is basically to cross-verify you. It would really be suicidal in case you counter-claim your strengths here, or, declare any weakness that is a vital part of the role you are being hired for. However, you cannot stay quiet or declare that you have no weaknesses. The best route you can take is to put forth a weakness not related to the job as well as provide information as to what you are doing to come over it.


I tend to eat a lot of sweets even though I know it is not very good for health.

Q5.  What are your greatest achievements?

Ans . The interviewer basically wants to know what you are efficient at. Start by observing the achievements that are the most recent and closest to the job role applied for.


I have achieved quite a few targets until now. To start with, I participated in the national level X competition and was among the last Y participants. The project that I was a member of was selected with the best in our college. Not just this, I have been an active participant in many other competitions like ABC, and have won many awards in the same.

Q6.  What is your biggest failure?

Do not differ any of your previous claims while answering this question. Try to answer it in a manner that would show your determination not to fail and also mention the area of improvement.


I love doing X job and always wanted to secure the first place in Y competition retained once in 4 years for X. sadly , I could not make it through to the finals. However, I have been practicing and trying to correct myself and would not leave any stone unturned to win in the upcoming season.

Q7.  What are your hobbies?

Arrange your hobbies in a manner that provides first preference to the hobby that is closest to the job being applied for.


I love analyzing and writing about the latest technology and have published quite a few articles. You can approach my work from the XYZ link. Other than that, I also love playing XYZ.

Q8. Are you good at time-management?

Put  some examples that are confirmation to the answer to this question.


I am really a very proactive person and make sure to complete my tasks in the stipulated time. I tend to list out my tasks in accordance with priority and complete them accordingly. The XYZ competition I had participated in really identified with our semester exams. I had planned out my work in such a method that I could complete both my tasks. I appear as the topper in my semester exams as well and finished among final X members in the Y competition.

Q9. Do you think you are an organized person?


I examine myself quite an organized person because I always make a list of tasks I have to accomplish. I tend to complete each of them in accordance with preference and make sure nothing is amiss in my todo list.

Q10. Are you aiming for further studies?

Ans . This question is asked to cross-check your responsibility to the company and the job. Do not get carried away and answer it saying yes you want to. You require to provide confidence to the interviewer that you will not leave the company for any further plans.


Having a PG is immense but for me, I examine having industry liability for better involvement in the X domain. The industry definitely gives better chances to develop and I look forward to the same.

Q11. What is your greatest fear?

Ans . This is another question that puts a check on your confidence and is a part of a stress interview. It is very important to give a diplomatic answer confidently. Do not give any reason for the interviewer to doubt your capabilities.


I always have the aim of completing my tasks on time. In areas that are new to me, I tend to get anxious and bother a little too much about completing it. This usually makes me work in my free time as well. Being a fast learner, I know that I can come over this anxiety as I gain experience.

Q12. What are your co-workers’ reviews about you?


I have been an active member of my team. My co-workers would never hesitate to delegate responsibilities to me in their absence. Even my juniors never hesitated to take help from me as I would never deny helping them. Therefore, I’m sure my colleagues would give a positive response when asked about me.

Q13. What is the difference between a team and a group?

Ans . A group basically comprises members of various skills and interests. A team is more of people having similar skills and a common objective that they are focussed at achieving.

Q14. What is your ideal organization?

Ans . Do not name any organization that is a competitor to the company where you are attending the interview. It is better not to mention the name of any organization. Your answer should be more with regard to the job you are looking for.


I think the best workplace or organization is one that provides equal opportunity for everyone to present and prove themselves and assigns roles and responsibilities as described that would justify the qualifications of the employee.

Q15. What is the most difficult task you have ever achieved?


Last month we had an industrial visit from our college. They had arranged a surprise competition for us wherein we had to debug a piece of code. I participated in it and was among the very few members to have made it through. I was also awarded a certificate for the same.

Q16. What is the difference between hard work and smart work?

Ans . Hard work basically involves a lot of effort to attain some goal. Smart work, on the other hand, would take less effort to achieve the same task. But, both of these go hand in hand as many areas which are new definitely require hard work and areas which are tried and tested can be handled smartly.

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