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Table of contents
1.
Introduction 😊
2.
What is Facebook? 🙌
3.
Why Facebook? 🤔
4.
Facebook Selection Process 🔁
4.1.
Eligibility Criteria 🗃️
4.2.
Interview Process
4.2.1.
Interview Process for Software Engineering Roles
4.2.2.
Final Round or the HR Interview
4.3.
Documents Required to Apply for Facebook 📃
5.
Syllabus 📝
5.1.
Technical Topics 🧑‍💻
5.1.1.
Databases
5.1.2.
Programming Languages
5.1.3.
Data Structures
5.1.4.
Object-oriented Design
5.1.5.
Algorithms
5.1.6.
Machine learning and Artificial Intelligence
5.1.7.
Networking
5.1.8.
Coding
5.1.9.
Distributed Computing
5.1.10.
Operating Systems
6.
Resources to Prepare for Facebook 📚
7.
Facebook Interview Experiences 😅
8.
Frequently asked questions 
8.1.
How difficult is it to crack the Facebook interview?
8.2.
How can I make my application stand up?
8.3.
Is my technical knowledge only enough to get the job?
8.4.
How long should I wait for the reply after applying?
8.5.
What is a strong resume?
8.6.
Can I apply for Facebook straight from college?
8.7.
Does online course certificates consider in the Facebook application?
9.
Conclusion 
Last Updated: Mar 27, 2024

Facebook Preparation Guide

Author Adithi Mahesh
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Introduction 😊

Is your dream to get a job at the FAANG, now MAANG companies? Fret not! This blog brings in everything you need to prepare for Facebook. 

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So put your seat belts on and get on this ride to prepare for your interview for Facebook! 

What is Facebook? 🙌

Facebook is a social networking and social media platform. Users can make new friends, share pictures, tag their friends, like the post, comment on it, and message their friends and followers.

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 You can even sell products in the Facebook marketplace and send e-invites for the event you’ll conduct. So it powers a packed application with everything you need.

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Why Facebook? 🤔

These questions are always asked by your interviewer. They do this to ensure that you are the right fit for the company. You need to learn about the company’s principles, vision, values, and what interests you to join Facebook.

Why Facebook

 

Please don’t answer this question by saying that Facebook is a multi-billion global company because of the payment you will get or because it is a renowned company. Be prepared for this part of the interview by learning everything about Facebook.

Facebook has 5 main principles that it follows:

  1. Build social values
  2. Move fast
  3. Be open
  4. Focus on impact
  5. Be bold

These principles reflect the overall culture of the company. And this is the foundation the company is built on. You need to have and follow this to get into Facebook.

Company’s Vision and Product Mission

We all know what we really use Facebook for. So Facebook’s central vision and mission are to build and improve the platform so people can network with distant friends and family. 

Company’s Vision and Product Mission

 

There is soo much traffic and activities on Facebook where people are constantly uploading, viewing, commenting, liking, and sharing posts. 

Since the marketplace was introduced, people have been selling and buying products on Facebook. 

Facebook Messenger is another application that users use to message and share things.

Facebook’s vision statement - help people stay connected with what is happening worldwide and with their friends and family. It also encourages people to express what they feel. So in simple terms, Facebook wants to help people connect better.

Cultural importance and People on Facebook

Like all other companies, Facebook gives a lot of importance to culture and makes people comfortable in their own skins. 

Cultural importance and People on Facebook

Like all other companies, Facebook gives a lot of importance to culture and makes people comfortable in their own skins. 

This company follows inclusiveness. Cooperation, diversity, and integration as their immediate environment. Facebook has their 

Work culture in such a way that they want their employees to grow and be motivated to develop skills to achieve their goals. Facebook encourages its employees to work smart and give their best in everything they do.

Facebook Selection Process 🔁

Facebook has a long selection process, but remember that they value your talent over your background. So, do keep your foundation and skills strong. Have a strong portfolio, and do projects that bring value to your career. Because of this, it does not matter what college you have graduated from. All that matters is how much you know about things.

Facebook Selection Process

 

You can apply to Facebook through your on-campus placements from college. 

But if you apply directly on the website, you will receive a call from the recruiters on Facebook. They will confirm the role you want to work in and your experience in those fields.

Once they are satisfied with the conversation, they will invite you for a telephone interview. This can be an audio call or a video call. You will be called for a physical interview 3-4 times. And each time, the difficulty level increases. You will be interviewed by all the team members at different levels you will work. 

Eligibility Criteria 🗃️

You can apply for jobs on Meta Careers.

 

Eligibility Criteria

You are eligible to apply for tech jobs on Facebook if you have a BTech degree in Computer Science or relevant streams you are applying for.

You need to have a minimum of 6 CGPA at the end of your degree, with no active backlogs.

Interview Process

Interview processes on Facebook are different for different roles.

Interview Process

If you are applying for: 

  • Software Engineering, where you will develop and test, then you will be tested for your coding skills.
  • Design roles that are system design and product design roles will then be tested for your problem-solving and design skills.

Interview Process for Software Engineering Roles

  • First, you will be given an online round of aptitude tests and coding questions. This will be your starting point of the interview process.
    • This round consists of 1-2 coding questions which have to solve in a time limit that varies between 30-75minutes. Do not give pseudocode. Give proper solutions to the questions.
    • The difficulty of this round will be moderate.
Interview Process for Software Engineering Roles
  • You will be called for another interview round upon qualifying for this round.
  • After this round, you will be called for an interview. Usually, there will be 3-4 rounds of interviews. So in each round, you will be given 1-2 coding questions to be solved in a given set of time. 
  • As you complete these interviews, the difficulty level of the coding questions will increase.
  • Before each coding round begins, you will be asked to introduce yourself. This is where you will make a good impression of yourself by speaking well and presenting yourself well.

Final Round or the HR Interview

This is your final hurdle. The interview here will be general. Till now, you have only judged technically and testing of your skills. So now they judge how you are as a person. So be prepared and be firm with your answers. 

Final Round or the HR Interview

 

You will be asked about your future plans, experiences, past companies, and what you learned from them. You also be asked why you want to join Facebook and what you think about Facebook as an organization. This is where you will also negotiate the salary for your role.

After all these, you will finally receive your offer letter. Accept and sign all the paperwork to start your dream job at Facebook.

Does this look like a lot? Does it seem scary? Don’t you worry! I do understand this information is too overwhelming. But we have got your back! Here, we have tried to cover everything you need to know to prepare for your dream job.

Documents Required to Apply for Facebook 📃

Keep your documents handy, in physical and digital form. Here's the list you can check from.

Documents
  • You will require a printed/digital copy of your resume.
  • Have your laptop with the projects you have done so that you can present them to your interviewers.
  • Have a copy of all your marks cards.
  • Have a copy of your identification proof.
  • You also need to keep your passport photo handy.

You can watch this video to prepare for Facebook.

Syllabus 📝

Since Facebook is a company that revolves around the advancement of technology and sometimes the advancement of technology. You need a strong foundation and knowledge about technical and general topics like psychology.

You must remember that they make products that are easy to use by people of all ages and abilities. So the better product they make, the better experience they will be able to provide for users.

Syllabus

Technical Topics 🧑‍💻

Read this section well and prepare accordingly. You will be able to crack your way through the FACEBOOK interview rounds.

Databases

Facebook has people uploading their images and videos every second all over the world. It is vital to now only store the data but also keep it safe. The database is an essential topic for you to learn if you apply for roles like database administrator, data analytics, database manager, and many more.

Databases

You must learn how to write queries and create new databases to store the data. Have excellent knowledge of big data and its analytics, and you will deal with massive amounts of data. Be updated in the world of data science and database management systems.

Fundamentals of Database SystemsSQL Commands & QueriesBig Data engineer salaryCaching, and many more!

Programming Languages

Whatever job you want in the technical field of developing and testing, you need to know programming languages. Know the basics of a few programming languages and be a master of one programming language so that you can develop and solve problems of any kind. Be updated about the new advancements in the world of programming languages.

Programming Languages

Data Structures

To work efficiently in a system, you must have a proper structure for storing and retrieving data. Have a solid understanding of data structures, so you will be able to do this. Learn about different data structures. Each programming language has its own data structure. 

Data Structures

Object-oriented Design

Many programmers learn about object-oriented programming. Designing objects are ways you can create reusable objects and classes. This will make the system error-free, long-lasting code, and also extensible code. With a good software design, you can create a better system hassle-free. Learn about design patterns and other object-oriented design practices to ace this.

Object-oriented Design

Algorithms

Algorithms are a blueprint for any code you write. You have to make yourself perfect with how to create better algorithms to code perfect codes and intelligent codes. You need to know basic algorithms like DFS Algorithm, BFS, and other traversing algorithms. Understanding the working of algorithms deeply will help you to create better ones.

Algorithms

Machine learning and Artificial Intelligence

This is one of the most rapidly emerging and advancing technologies. Everyone now wants to move towards ML and AI. You must learn data-driven modeling, train and test protocols, statistical significance, and error analysis. You should be able to solve AI-related problems and be strong with your basics.

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Machine learning and Artificial Intelligence

Networking

You need the understand the basics of network administration and other fundamentals of how the internet works as a whole system. You must understand TCP/IP, DNS, socket connections, and many more.

Networking

Coding

Practice how to code a solution to every problem that can be given. You are supposed to write working and proper codes for every statement. No pseudocodes are allowed during your coding rounds.

Try to practice coding as much as possible on platforms like Coding Ninjas Studio and online IDE platforms.

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Coding

Distributed Computing

As said, there are massive amounts of data that has to be stored and secured by Facebook. They obviously can not have huge physical databases. So instead, they store the data in a distributed cloud computing database. You need to be firm with the Bid Data Analytics topics like MapReduce, balancing the load, caching, and many more. 

Distributed Computing

Operating Systems

No, you don’t need to learn how to create new operating systems. But you have to know about operating systems. You strongly understand topics of paging, synchronization, memory management, and other operating systems.

Operating systemsMemory ManagementNeed for OS, and many more.

Operating Systems

Resources to Prepare for Facebook 📚

Resources to Prepare for Facebook

Read the following articles to help yourself prepare for Facebook.


You can always practice and improve your coding skills by using Coding Ninjas Studio.

Facebook Interview Experiences 😅

Here are some experiences of candidates who have gone through the interview process with Facebook, go through then for some more insights and to get an idea about what happens in there!

Facebook Interview Experiences

You can also check out Facebook Interview Experience to learn about Facebook’s hiring process.


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Frequently asked questions 

How difficult is it to crack the Facebook interview?

Facebook has an acceptance rate of approximately 4%. It is a lot competitive and challenging to crack. But go through our materials appropriately linked. You will be able to fall into that 4% of applicants who get accepted.

How can I make my application stand up?

Have a strong resume and have advanced knowledge of the skills you possess. Write a strong motivation or cover letter that will make the recruiters view your profile. Also, do many projects and work at small startup companies to gain experience.

Is my technical knowledge only enough to get the job?

No, having a solid technical background is essential for getting the job, but there is always something more. You must have good communication skills as you will have to present yourself and your projects to the interviewers. Sometimes the interviewer takes you in if you present everything well and speak well.

How long should I wait for the reply after applying?

Facebook takes about 1 to 2 weeks to reply back for your application.

What is a strong resume?

A strong resume shows a lot of genuine work you have put into your projects and applying your skills in your works.

Can I apply for Facebook straight from college?

Yes, you can apply either on on-campus placements or off-campus as well. You can also apply for internships on Facebook.

Does online course certificates consider in the Facebook application?

Yes, online course certificates are considered in your application. Make sure you have done it from a recognized platform.

Conclusion 

Thank you for the time and dedication you have given to this article. We hope it met the expectations you had. So far, we have discussed what Facebook is, why you need to join it, how you will prepare for it and its recruitment process, and a few interview expectations.
Before you go, we want you to check out other articles on the coding ninja’s blog below that will help you prepare for Facebook. Thank you!

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