Quality Testing Intern
DE Shaw India
3 rounds | 4 Coding problems
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Interview preparation journey
Preparation
Duration: 1
Topics: Data Structures, Algorithms, Computer Fundamentals, Dynamic Programming, Puzzles
Tip

Tip 1 : Focus on problem-solving rather than projects.
Tip 2 : Puzzles are often asked, prepare them well.

Application process
Where: Campus
Eligibility: Pointer >= 7.5
Resume tip

Tip 1 : Include good projects
Tip 2 : Keep the subjects you are well prepared with. They go deep into concepts.

Interview rounds
01
Round
Medium
Online Coding Interview
Duration75 Minutes
Interview date10 Sep 2020
Problems1

The round consisted of around 25 MCQs and 2 coding questions. MCQs were based on Assertion and Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, and data manipulation. The questions were of medium level and around 30-35 minutes were allotted for this section. The coding part consisted of one easy ad-hoc question and one question based on Dynamic Programming.

Minimum steps to reach target by a Knight

#### You have been given a square chessboard of size ‘N x N’. The position coordinates of the Knight and the position coordinates of the target are also given.

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02
Round
Medium
Face to Face
Duration60 Minutes
Interview date17 Sep 2020
Problems2

After the coding round, around 15 candidates were selected for the process. This was a F2F interview organized by the Placement Cell of the college. The interviewers were mainly checking the problem-solving skills of the candidates.

Missing number in Arithmetic progression

#### You are given a sorted array of ‘N’ distinct integers that are in the Arithmetic Progression sequence except for one element which is missing from the sequence. You have to...

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Puzzle

There are 25 horses. We are allowed to conduct multiple races among the horses and based on the result, we need to find the fastest 5 horses among them. Find what is the minimum number of races to be organized to find the required result.

03
Round
Easy
HR Round
Duration30 Minutes
Interview date17 Sep 2020
Problems1

After the Tech-1 round, ~10 candidates were shortlisted for the HR Round. This was organized by the Placement Cell of the college, on the campus.

Basic HR Questions

Why should we hire you?

Why DE Shaw?

Problem approach

Tip 1 : Practice Mock Interviews on InterviewBit, Coding Ninjas, and Pramp.
Tip 2 : Prepare answers to popular questions beforehand,

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