There are several different types of interviews, but they all serve the same purpose of letting interviewers evaluate your skills, knowledge, experience, education and personality to determine if you are right for the position. They are described in the website: http://www.careerthinker.com/interviewing/types-of-interview/:
Screening and Phone Interview
These are usually the first steps in the interview process and are quick. This first interview is extremely important as it will decide, if you go on to further interviews. You need to answer your phone with high energy and in a professional manner.
One-On-One Interviews/ Face-To-Face Interview
It may take place after a phone screening interview. The interviewer wants to see how you will fit into the company and will ask questions to test your listed skills and experience.
It is very common that you will go through several levels of interviews, it is not unusual to be interviewed up to 5 times.
Candidate Group Interviews
They set two or more applicants against each other as you all will be interviewed at the same time and most likely there are two or more interviewers. They test your style, professionalism, leadership skills and the ability to function in a group under pressure.
Panel or Committee Interviews
Several members of the company interview you at the same time. You should address each interviewer so that you can connect with them as individuals. This type of interview can put more pressure on you, and you need to stay calm and collected.
Breakfast or Lunch Interviews
Some managers like to interview outside the office setting and get an insight on how you behave in more relaxed surroundings. Be aware of your table manners.
Teleconferencing / Web Conferencing Interviews
Technology has made this a very viable method; you may be doing this interview from your home or at one of the company’s remote locations.
This method can take place during any of the above interview types, and it’s a test as to how well you have handled certain stressful situations in your past. It’s predicted that your will repeat your past performance in the future.
They are performed to see how you react to unexpected situations and pressures.