Saturday 17 May 2014

Quality Assurance Interview Questions In Pharma Industry

Some Quality Assurance interview questions asked in pharmaceutical industry at the time of interview. Let us check it out some of the QA, QC questions one by one. This list may help us directly or indirectly for the selection at the job interview.

Quality assurance interview questions in pharmaceutical industry

General Quality Assurance Interview Questions in pharma industry:

  • Introduce yourself 
  • Tell me about yourself
  • Your strength and weakness
  • Why do you want to join us?
  • How long will you stay with our company?.
  • Your achievements
  • Are you planning for further studies?
  • Do you know any one in this company?
  • Are you fresher or experienced?
  • Your work experience?
  • Why should we hire you for this job?
  • What salary are you looking for?
  • Why you left the previous job (if experienced)?
  • What type of major challenges and problems have you faced?
  • Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Technical Quality Assurance Interview Questions in pharma industry

  • Define quality assurance
  • Difference Between Quality assurance and Quality control
  • What is cGMP?
  • Difference between cGMP and GMP
  • ICH Guidelines
  • Difference between validation and calibration
  • What is IQ OQ PQ DQ
  • Cleaning validation 
  • Some times they will ask you principle of various instruments and equipments such as HPLC, GC UV etc., so just go through it.
  • Standard Operation Procedure general questions (what is SOP, type of SOP? etc.,)
  • General questions on BMR
  • General question on BPR
  • Types of Regulatory bodies.
  • How many guidelines do you know?
  • Have you ever faced audit?
  • What is audit?
  • Types of audit?
  • What is deviation?
  • What is Out of specification or Out of trend?
  • Sampling procedure 
  • Sampling methods.
  • In process quality control test.
  • Stability studies, short term and long term.
  • Stability or climatic zones.
  • Water validation phase I , II and III time period.
  • How to do Swab analysis?
  • HVAC system general questions.
These are some of the questions which they will ask you, but if you are experienced person , then they will ask you about your previous work,
  • What type of work you have done in your previous organization?
  • Which type of work , you will perform better.
Points to remember:
  1. Dont try to give wrong answers, if you do not know the answer then tell them frankly , that you dont know the answer.
  2. In walk in interview sometimes they are taking written test to shortlist the candidates.
  3. If you answer wrong then they will ask you more about that particular topic.
  4. Before going to any company for interview, just make a list that what type of products they are manufacturing, for example, if they are manufacturing tablets, capsules or parental products, then go through some basic questions  such as ,. types of defects in tablets, ph of parental products, or capsule is made up of? etc,.
These are some of the questions and points which you should keep in mind. If any other question which comes in your mind then post in the comment section.

All the best!

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