My-Sql Interview Questions and Answers

What is MySQL ?

MySQL (pronounced 'my ess cue el') is an open source relational database management system (RDBMS) that uses Structured Query Language (SQL), the most popular language for adding, accessing, and processing data in a database. Because it is open source, anyone can download MySQL and tailor it to their needs in accordance with the general public license( its a very fast, multi-threaded, multi-user, and robust SQL (Structured Query Language) database server.

how to list or view all databases from the mysql server?
mysql> show databases;
how to list or view all databases from the mysql server?
mysql> show databases;
How Switch (select or use) to a database?
mysql> use databasename;
How To see all the tables from a database of mysql server?
mysql> show tables;
What are some good ideas regarding user security in MySQL?
There is no user without a password. There is no user without a user name. There is no user whose Host column contains % (which here indicates that the user can log in from anywhere in the network or the Internet). There are as few users as possible (in the ideal case only root) who have unrestricted access.

Explain advantages of InnoDB over MyISAM?
Row-level locking, transactions, foreign key constraints and crash recovery.
Explain advantages of MyISAM over InnoDB?
Much more conservative approach to disk space management - each MyISAM table is stored in a separate file, which could be compressed then with myisamchk if needed. With InnoDB the tables are stored in tablespace, and not much further optimization is possible. All data except for TEXT and BLOB can occupy 8,000 bytes at most. No full text indexing is available for InnoDB.
The Main Features of MySQL?

The following list describes some of the important characteristics of MySQL: 
Fully multi-threaded using kernel threads. That means it can easily use multiple CPUs if available. 
C, C++, Eiffel, Java, Perl, PHP, Python and Tcl APIs. Works on many different platforms. 
Many column types: signed/unsigned integers 1, 2, 3, 4, and 8 bytes long, FLOAT, DOUBLE, CHAR, 
Very fast joins using an optimized one-sweep multi-join. Full operator and function support.
Very fast B-tree disk tables with index compression. Up to 32 indexes per table are allowed.
Written in C and C++. Tested with a broad range of different compilers.
A very fast thread-based memory allocation system. 
No memory leaks. Tested with a commercial memory leakage detector (purify). 
Includes myisamchk, a very fast utility for table checking, optimization, and repair.

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General Knowledge of India

Which of the following dance forms was introduced by the great Vaishnava saint and reformer Mahapurusha Sankaradeva ?

Which of the following is the only classical dance of india having links with Muslim culture and represents a unique synthesis of Hindu and Muslim genius in art ?

Time and Distance

Starting from the same point at the same time, Ruhan and Yuvan had to reach the same destination. While Ruhan drove at 45 km/hr, Yuvan was slower by 5 km/hr. If Yuvan arrived at the destination an hour after Ruhan did, the distance covered by each, in Kilometres, was ?

Simple Interest

A sum of money was invested at a certain rate of simple interest for 4 years. Had the sum been invested at a rate 3% higher than the actual rate, the interest earned would have been 720 Rs more. Find the sum initially invested?

Ratio and Proportion

A bag contains red, blue and black balls. The ratio of red to blue balls is 3 : 5. The ratio of black to red balls is 3 : 4. What is the ratio of blue to black balls?

Profit and Loss

Selling a pack of incense sticks for 136 Rs resulted in a loss of 15%. To make a profit of 10%, the selling price should be ?


23% of a bucket full of diluted milk was water. If the quantity of pure milk in the bucket was 15.4 liter, then the capacity of the bucket was ?


The average of the marks obtained by three girls in a test was twice the average of the marks obtained by eight boys in that test. If the total marks obtained by all these examinees was 168, find the average marks each of the girls obtained ?

Pipes and Cistern

44 pipes can fill a large water tank in 27 hours. How many hours it take for 66 pipes to fill four such tanks ?


A natural number, when divided by 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 respectively, leaves corresponding remainder of 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. What is the smallest of all such numbers fulfilling the above condition ?


If in a certain code language, PRINT is written as 34825 and TRUE is written as 5479. Then, how will TENURE be written in that language?

Order Sequence

Arrange the given words from smallest to biggest-

Statement and Conclusion

All socks are shoes
Some shoes are black

I. Some shoes are socks.
II. No scoks is black


The difference between the place value of 4 and 2 in the number 833749502 is ?


GIKM : HJLN :: PRTV : .........?

Order Sequence

In a row of girls, Nanda is eighth from the left and Chanda is nineteenth from right. When Nanda and Chanda interchange their positions, Chanda becomes twnty-third form right. How many girls are there in the row?


Summer: Day :: Winter : ........?

Bird:Winges :: Fish:........?