Salesforce Interview Questions – Part 1

1. What is Apex Ans: It is the in-house technology of which is similar to Java programming with object oriented concepts and to write our own custom logic.

2. What is S-Control ?
Ans: S-Controls are the predominant widgets which are completely based on Javascript. These are hosted by salesforce but executed at client side. S-Controls are superseded by Visualforce now.

3. What is a Visualforce Page ?
Ans: Visualforce is the new markup language from salesforce, by using which, We can render the standard styles of salesforce. We can still use HTML here in Visualforce. Each visualforce tag always begins with “apex” namespace. All the design part can be acomplished by using Visualforce Markup Language and the business logic can be written in custom controllers associated with the Page.

4. Will Visual force still supports the merge fields usage like S-control ?
Ans: Yes. Just like S-Controls, Visualforce Pages support embedded merge fields, like the {!$User.FirstName} used in the example.

5. Where to write Visualforce code ?
Ans: You can write the code basically in 3 ways.

  1. setup->App Setup->Develop->Pages and create new Visulaforce page.
  2. Setup -> My Personal Information -> Personal Information -> Edit check the checkbox development mode. When you run the page like this, you will find the Page editor at the bottom of the page. You can write you page as well as the controller class associated with it, there it self.
  3. Using EclipseIDE you can create the Visulaforce page and write the code.

6.What are Apex Governor Limits?

Governor limits are runtime limits enforced by the Apex runtime engine. Because Apex runs in a shared, multitenant environment, the Apex runtime engine strictly enforces a number of limits to ensure that code does not monopolize shared resources. Types of limits that Apex enforces are resources like memory, database resources, number of script statements to avoid infinite loops, and number of records being processed. If code exceeds a limit, the associated governor issues a runtime exception.

7. How to create and host S Control in Salesforce ?

8. Difference between Sandbox and Development environment?

9. How to schedule export or take the backup of salesforce?





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121 responses to “Salesforce Interview Questions – Part 1”

  1. Mark Turner Avatar
    Mark Turner

    I am extremely feeling ripped off in the details that he has provided. Nice article .

  2. Mayank Joshi Avatar
    Mayank Joshi

    This is a nice information.As i am preparing for client interview for SFDC. Keep on doing good work and please update it.

  3. SFDC Avatar

    It would better if you put some more questions

  4. Ranjit Avatar

    It would better if you put some more questions

  5. Ranjit Avatar

    Realy nice bt please add more question my interview aft some days.

  6. Sonu Avatar

    Its really help me, for a quick reference Thanks 🙂 . Please put some more questions

  7. divya Avatar

    can you please provide good material on with .net.i got good opportunities on this.i have collect some material that everything on java i need material on .net

    1. Jitendra Zaa Avatar

      Hi Divya,
      Thanks for interest in my salesforce blog.
      Please find below URL to access the .Net related articles. In future i will post more links:

      Douglas is very well known person in salesforce era. you can ask him for any help.

      Jitendra Zaa

  8. Anil Avatar

    Its a very nice and helpful Article.Thanks

  9. gurman Avatar

    i m new in this field… can i build my carrier in this field…give me some guidline….refer any book…anywebsite….i m very greatful to u…..this info is very useful for me…thaks a lot..

    1. Jitendra Zaa Avatar

      Hi Gurman,
      Thanks for reading and comment.
      Salesforce is the pioneer in Cloud computing and have very bright future as a career point of view. You should go for the exam 401 and 501.
      Please find this URL, for the video tutorial. It is very good start :
      Also, you can refer salesforce developer community for any other help.


  10. Ravi Avatar

    It is very useful to all the salesforce trainers it is very understanding language it will be helpful to the interview time

  11. Kumar Avatar

    haii, thank u for interview questions,can u plzz post salesforce material,and now i m learning salesforce,can u plz give any information u know for freshers in salesforce.

  12. ramya sree Avatar
    ramya sree

    im pursuing cloud computing on salesforce…can you plz provide the material of salesforce and give me some will helpful for me

    1. Jitendra Zaa Avatar

      pursuing cloud computing ? are you talking about salesforce 401 certification ?

      1. manoj das Avatar
        manoj das

        Hello sir ,I am Manoj,I just started learning SFDC developer ,,plz send me with some helpfull document and needful sites.Please guide me sir
        my mail id is

  13. kumar Avatar

    hi shiva i am feeling extremely.i have full confidence on slesforce because of any problm i can open ur website.
    ple send imp interw questions pls.

  14. mahesh Avatar

    what is the difference between java and salesforce ?
    pls giv me reply…

    1. Jitendra Zaa Avatar

      Java is the OOPS programming language developed by James Gosling from Sun Microsystem, now its part of the Oracle.
      However the Apex is the Inhouse programming language of the The syntax and principals of Apex are inspired by the Java only. All the apex code internally compiled as java program in salesforce cloud. I hope this would help you to better understand the difference in both language.


    2. veeraiah Avatar

      hi Jitendra this is veeraiah from hyd.I am learning sfdc. can u help me by sending the necesssary material for developer. and admin material my mail id is

  15. Mahesh Avatar

    hello sir this is mahesh…i hav a doubt in salesforce … all are saying salesforce crm. what is the meaning of crm?and what is the functionlities of crm.
    what the uses in salesforce crm? plese mtell me …

    1. Jitendra Zaa Avatar

      Hi Mahesh,
      CRM stands for “Customer relationship management”, This is one of the business domain which is available out of the box in salesforce. The big players to provide CRM other than salesforce are oracle’s “Siebel”, Microsoft’s “Microsoft Dynamic”, open source application “SugarCRM”.
      To read more in detail please refer this wiki article, it has good information.
      Jitendra Zaa

      1. Aditya P Avatar
        Aditya P


        hiiii Jitendra i am learning can you please send me some useful material for it .My id is


  16. Shilpagya Avatar

    what is master detailed relationship & look up relationship? also difference between them. i need to understand these terms by simple examples 

    1.  Avatar

      Hi Shilpagya,

      Master Detail relationship is the Parent child relationship. In which Master represents Parent and detail represents Child. If Parent is deleted then Child also gets deleted. Rollup summary fields can only be created on Master records which will calculate the SUM, AVG, MIN of the Child records.Look up relationship is something like “has-a” relationship. Where one record has reference to other records. When one record is deleted then there is no impact on other records.

      Refer this URL :

      Jitendra Zaa

  17. Sumanforce Avatar

    Hi Friends,

    I am a java developer. i wanted to know if we can do java programming in salesforce.

    I read that VMforce is used for java developes, but not sure how to do that. I have been struggling how to do java coding in salesforce.

    Please help me.


  18. Arun Avatar

    My mob no: +917204651195

  19. Uma Andeys Avatar
    Uma Andeys

    hi friends,

    I’m MBA Graduate. is it use full for me. Please help me


  20. Tinku Avatar

    Hi Jitendra…I am an MBA Graduate…my friend suggested me to learn salesforce CRM…Does this Course is helpfull to build my career, is there any financial tool or ERP in salesforce ?

    Plz Suggest me

    Thanks & regards


    1. JitendraZaa Avatar

      Hi Kumar,
      Sure Salesforce CRM will add weight on your resume. As name suggest its Typical CRM but it can be used to build any type of application most of the time without code.
      “Salesforce Admin” course for the salesforce will surely help you.

      Jitendra Zaa

    2. JitendraZaa Avatar

      Hey Tinku,
      Salesforce will surely add a weightage on your resume but it depends on your job requirements. 
      Basically salesforce is cloud based CRM tool which can build the applications on just click without any coding.

      Jitendra Zaa

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  22. Nihar Mailme Avatar
    Nihar Mailme

    hi friends
    i am palning to learn SALES FORCE CRM  i am ina confused state
    is any future for this .
    iam not perfect in coding

    plzzzzzzzzz help me friends ………………………

    1. sandy Avatar

      plz don’t choose salesforce, its fully coding

    2. anji Avatar

      if want 2 learn salesforce coding is must friend…

    3. khan Avatar

      hi..dis is have a very good future in salesforce if u know the coding part,it requires corejava

  23. Pavan kumar Avatar
    Pavan kumar

    hey jitendra,     you are giving valuable information on sf and its very useful to me. i’ve got trained on sfdc and i am looking for the right oppertunity.but i need to be perfect in apex and visualforce.please send me the material and this is my E-mail id.
    pavan kumar

  24. Pavan Balabhadra Avatar
    Pavan Balabhadra

    Hi jiendra.. the material  you have provided is very helpful..thankyou.

    1. JitendraZaa Avatar

      Thanks Pavan

      1. Karthikreddy Mule Avatar
        Karthikreddy Mule

        hi Jitendra  this is  karthik from hyd.I am learning sfdc. can u help me by sending the necesssary material for developer.

        1. veeraiah Avatar

          karthik can u help me sending the necessaey material for developer and admin my mail id is
          Thanking you.

        2. srinath reddy Avatar
          srinath reddy

          please karthik, can u forward me the material what you have
          my mail id is

      2. veeru Avatar

        can u help me sending the necessaey material for developer and admin my mail id is
        Thanking you.

      3. Satya Vanga Avatar
        Satya Vanga

        Hi jiendra please can you provide salesforce matter or interview questions, i’m apperaring for interview, ( thank you

      4. anu Avatar

        hello Jithendra will you provide me matierial what ever u have for sales force to this mail id

    2. santhosh Avatar

      plz can u forward me the material what you have?

    3. veeraiah Avatar

      plz can u forward me the material what you have? my mail id is

    4. Vishal Amlani Avatar
      Vishal Amlani

      Can you send me the material of salesforce and my email id is

    5. srinath reddy Avatar
      srinath reddy

      hie pavan, please send me salesforce material that you have.please mail it to

  25. Arunbabburi Avatar

    Its very useful…

    Anil Babu

  26. sreerangam Avatar

    Hi friends,

    i am learning sales force,  Suggest any references books.

    Plz help me.

    Thanks & regards 


  27. Manohar Avatar

    Hi, While i am installing IDE, I am getting the following error. Plz resolve this prblm.
    An error occurred while collecting items to be installed
    session context was:(, phase=org.eclipse.equinox.internal.p2.engine.phases.Collect, operand=, action=).
    Problems downloading artifact: osgi.bundle,com.salesforce.ide.api,
    MD5 hash is not as expected. Expected: 7251ab037ae632a5a9835c7c07210451 and found b74ebf5fd5d738da8522dc696ecf6156.
    Problems downloading artifact: osgi.bundle,com.salesforce.ide.core,
    MD5 hash is not as expected. Expected: 44db36699ca7fdd38917fced4e63c3b3 and found 734bf6f6f8540097768a13d05bf8fecb.
    Problems downloading artifact: osgi.bundle,com.salesforce.ide.documentation,
    MD5 hash is not as expected. Expected: 6d87eb2e76e7e19f7b709682e5272dfc and found ec240bcff700c5149a12355e15f23fc0.

  28. […] Part – 1 | Part – 2 | Part – 3 | Part – 4 – Dynamic Apex | Part – 5 | Part – 6 | Part – 7 […]

  29. Suresh G Avatar
    Suresh G

    Hi Jitendra,

    This is suresh i want to know about salesforce market in upcoming feature.How about the openings and if u dontmine can u send the 401 certification questions

  30. Senthilindia09 Avatar


  31. Senthilindia09 Avatar

    dear jitendra, i am learning developer, so its possible to get  job fresher mode in salesforce,

  32. Hareesh Kodivaka Avatar

    Hi frnds ,
      can any one can give  a clear description of triggers in sales force. and how they are go to work.and what is the order of execution of triggers .

    Q)i have three triggers a,b,c and i need them to execute like b,c,a will this is possible ????????

    help me frnds…………

    1. Alka Avatar

      Hello Everyone,
      I am from a dot net background, planning to learn sales force seeing the career opportunities. Please let me know if I can learn sales force without java background.

  33. Gmuralise Avatar

    am palning to learn SALES FORCE CRM  i am ina confused state
    is any future for this .
    i am good in coding

  34. indian Avatar

    mock test site is not working………..,  It is dead from so many days please rectify ASAP

  35. Siranjit Avatar

    Hi Shiva,

    I am a beginner in Salesforce and currently preparing for 201 ADM certification.Would really appreciate if you could send me some links where I can get sample questions for the test or any link where I can take up the mock tests. Kindly suggest what should be my whole approach inorder to clear the test?


  36. Sowjanya Avatar

    Hi frnz,
    Iam CSE graduate,i’ve knowledge in Java/J2EE and now im planning to learn SalesForce CRM and i have got to know that they are less opportunities for freshers in SalesForce..!!Is dat true?If i complete my certification as developer in Salesforce will there be any chances for me to get a job in it?Plz suggest me..!!

    1. JitendraZaa Avatar

      There are lots of opportunities in Salesforce. If you are good in Salesforce then you can easily get job. Please post your resume on Naukary, monster and timesjob. Best of luck !!!

      1. santhosh Avatar

        jitendrazaa can u plz help me out in preparing out a resume on salesforce,plz im requesting u

    2. Gireesh Avatar

      As a fresher would not get job ,try to get a job on salesforce as per my suggetion dont waste ur valuable time .

  37. naresh Avatar

    hi jitendraZaa i am little bit confusing about the code ,is i need to learn full length of coding to get a job on salesforce , i have already finished my cource on salesforce please help me i am little bit of worried about coding and also i f you have any material of salesforce questions and ans please try to send to my mail
    thank you

    1. Arunadh Avatar

      Hi Naresh,

      This is Arun, where did u learn course, please tell me the which institute better in Hyderabad or Bangalore

    2. Vinod Pelleti Avatar
      Vinod Pelleti

      Hi jitendra, pls send me the soft copy for SALESFORORCE and send me some valuable information about this course pls…
      my mail id is:

  38. mubarak Avatar

    very useful thing……….in interview aspct

  39. hanu Avatar

    HI Siva

    Hi Friends I have some doubt If You Have Knowing About that SFDC. Could You please Tell Me.

    IF you have an organization and you have the sfdc account .then how to
    change the Home TAB into your Personal Tab Could You please Send to me

  40. Krishna Avatar

    Hi Jitendra

    why we are using security token to log in apex data loader and is mandatory?

    1. JitendraZaa Avatar

      If you have Logip IP range on Your profile than its not mandatory.

  41. sindu Avatar

    pizzazz friend send me sales force material

  42. teja Avatar

    hi Jitendra…
    can you provide me interview questions for candidate havind 2yrs of exp in sfdc as a developer

    1. JitendraZaa Avatar

      Hi Teja, all interview Questions are listed here only. There is no gurantee what employer can ask in interview,

  43. julfathna Avatar

    hai jitendra

    this is julfathna learning salesforce CRM. can u send the updated material to my mail ID and preparing for DEV 401 also, can u please send the required matrial for certification.
    And this interview questions are very helpful.

  44. sandeep309 Avatar

    i to need that material

  45. sandeep309 Avatar

    PLS send me to this mail id

  46. Priya Avatar

    Hi, jitendra sir this is priya i had read your posts daily i am also your rss follower i had completed my salesforce course and i am searching for a job and i need a material and some real time interview questions

    1. JitendraZaa Avatar

      Thanks Priya for reading these posts. I am afraid i cant provide you exact interview questions because every employer asks different questions. If you have any question un answered i can help you in getting those answers. Let me know if u need any other help..


    hi jitendra sir i am going to attend an interview as a fresher in salesforce,can u please send some interview questions.

    1. JitendraZaa Avatar

      Hi Narayan,
      All questions are in this blog only from part 1 to part 16.
      Best of luck for your interview

    2. Anand Gupta Avatar
      Anand Gupta

      Hi Jitendra sir i am going to attend an interview, on this saturday 14 mar

      for salesforce Admin & Devloper
      Can you please help me with some interview question, will be very glad and thank full

      Desperatly awaiting for your response

      Anand Gupta

      1. Jitendra Zaa Avatar

        HI Anand, All interview questions i have is on this blog only. Total 200 till date.

        1. Anand Gupta Avatar
          Anand Gupta

          Ok thank you 🙂

  48. Sindhu Avatar

    Hi, I am new to this group. I want to know what is salesforce ? what is it used for?
    I have many queries regarding this…..

    Please clear my doubts…………

    1. JitendraZaa Avatar

      Hi , its cloud computing. You can search on google or wiki on its history and background.

  49. Ramkumar Avatar

    Hi Friend,
    I’m currently working in Java/ J2EE. I would like to switch over to Salesforce.

    I have no idea about it. My boss is asking me to learn. So please tel me which course i need to start. I’m seeing so many material in website. So please guide me how to learn from which one i have to start. please send me the material.

  50. Venugopal mamidala Avatar
    Venugopal mamidala

    Hii, thanks for interview questions. I nee a good material for salesforce. And also i need examples and explanation on custom settings as well as visualforce pages. Please help me…

  51. prashanth Avatar

    hi every body.. can anybody send SF.COM meterial pls.. am really very thankfull to u people

  52. Prabhu Issac Avatar
    Prabhu Issac

    Hi Jitendra..

    Could you please send me the latest dumps for 401 developers exam……..once i attend the exam in june but i was not able to complete it…will they ask the same question again or it will be different…please advice.

    Mail id :

    1. JitendraZaa Avatar

      HI Prabhu, I dont have any Dumps…

  53. hanmanthreddy.D Avatar

    hi brother,this is hanmanthreddy from hyderabad.can you please forward me u r material with you of salesforce

  54. Kriyanshi Avatar

    Hi Jitendra,

    May you provide me the study material which is helpfull to me to learn salesforce quickly.(How to write Apex controllers ,batches ,triggers and schedule and test cases). and also provide the material on salesforce admin.
    Pls provide soon…..

  55. anjali Avatar

    Can u please send me the necessary material for dev401 certification

  56. Bandita Avatar

    Helloo, thank u for interview questions,can u plzz post salesforce material,and now i m learning salesforce,can u plz give any information u know for freshers in salesforce.

  57. sohil shah Avatar
    sohil shah

    Hi Jiendra , Can you please send me necessary material for developer 401 certification as i’m fresher in salesforce

  58. Ravikant Avatar

    Pls,Can you send me the material of salesforce and my email id is

  59. srinath reddy Avatar
    srinath reddy

    Jitendra please can u help me sending the necessaey material for developer and admin.
    my mail id is
    Thanking you.

  60. Gajender Reddy P Avatar
    Gajender Reddy P

    Please send me salesforce interview questions and materials to:

  61. sateesh kumar Avatar
    sateesh kumar

    Thank u for interview questions,Can you plz send me the material of SFDC
    and Service MAx my email id is

  62. vikram bheem Avatar
    vikram bheem

    Hi jithendra this is vikram i had completed the salesforce admin training with only admin part can u sustain in the resources available in the market. I am undergoing training in developing as well as but struggling to understand the coding.

  63. anu Avatar

    Hello every one . i would like to learn sales force. can any one provide me what are the basic requirements to learn this? do we need to have much business knowledge. is it very complicated?

  64. Madhusudhan Naidu Avatar
    Madhusudhan Naidu

    Hi jithendra sir,
    I am new at sfdc please send me the material for quick learning
    Thank q sir
    My email I’d is

  65. Gajender Reddy P Avatar
    Gajender Reddy P

    Hi Jitendra.. iam learning SFDC can u pls provide me the material

    Pls send to

  66. raj Avatar


  67. Omm Avatar

    Hii Jitendra. Can you provide some VF scenario for practicing purpose..

  68. ashu Avatar

    sir pl share with me also

  69. Anand Gupta Avatar
    Anand Gupta

    Hi Jitendra sir i am going to attend an interview, on this saturday 14 mar

    for salesforce Admin & Devloper
    Can you please help me with some interview question, will be very glad and thank full

    Desperatly awaiting for your response

    Anand Gupta.

  70. Rohit Singh Avatar
    Rohit Singh

    Hi Jitendra,
    I am salesforce certified Admin and I want to learn Apex Visualforce SOQL triggres.
    I would be the great help if u will provide me the link of some tutorial or share some Salesforce material and interview questions and answers.


  71. Rohit Singh Avatar
    Rohit Singh

    Hi Jitendra,

    I am salesforce certified Admin and I want to learn Apex Visualforce SOQL triggres.

    I would be the great help if u will provide me some links of some tutorials or you can share some Salesforce materials and interview questions and answers. I want to learn this Development thing to become Salesforce developer.



  72. chandra Avatar

    hi jitendra will u send salesforce material to me ( i want to prepare for interviews

  73. kotagiri Avatar

    how to enable chatter and lightning design system through apex code? please help me

  74. SamSundar Avatar

    Hi Jitendra,
    Currently I am working in MNC on salesforce platform, But I am not good in coding part, I wanted to improve myself in customization can you please provide the related documents and can you advice how to proceed.

  75. Harshit Joshi Avatar
    Harshit Joshi

    Hello Jitendra Sir,
    Will you provide me material what ever u have for sales force & can you provide salesforce matter or interview questions, i’m appearing for interview, thank you to this mail id

  76. Lakshmireddy Beniki Avatar
    Lakshmireddy Beniki

    Hi team this is lakshireddy. I
    havecompleted my self training of salesforcercm administration .plz forward interview questions to my email

  77. lipun Avatar

    can u help me sending the necessaey material for developer and admin my mail id is

  78. v sudharshan achary Avatar
    v sudharshan achary

    can u help me sending the necessary material for developer and interview question for 3 years experience

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