DE Shaw India Interview Experience for Fresher SDE - Intern, Aug 2020

Posted: 25 Jan 2021
Interview Rounds
Application Process

Interview Process

Online Coding Interview

95 Minutes
8 Aug 2020

The complete test was Audio and Video Proctored. 
The test was divided into 3 sections:
1) Aptitude: (14 MCQs in 28 minutes)
2) Technical: (12 MCQs in 17 minutes) 
3) coding: (2 questions - first in 20 minutes, second in 30 minutes)


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6 Months
Data structures, Algorithms, Object-oriented programming, Database management system, Python, Django, React, web technologies, Problem-solving, Aptitude
Preparation Tip

Tip 1 : Strengthen DSA skills initially, know the basics and understand the working of different data structures
Tip 2 : Solve atleast 300 Questions from websites like leetcode and Hackerrank
Tip 3 : Learn to implement them and enhance your coding skills. Make mistakes and learn from them instead of just cramming everything before practicing. 
Tip 4 : To enhance coding skills, try your best to crack a question instead of giving up and looking at the solution..this will improve your problem-solving skills.
Tip 5 : It's a must to do the standard coding questions under every category of data structure and algorithms
Tip 6 : To study the topics and practice coding questions refer to GeeksforGeeks and regularly take part in coding contests.
Tip 7 : Be thorough with OOPs, DBMS, and the technologies on which you have worked for the interview.
Tip 8 : Have at least 2 projects in your resume and make sure you can answer the questions related to them.
Tip 9 : For HR interviews prepare questions, prepare questions such as introduce yourself, your strengths, your weakness.
Confidence is the key you need to be an expert in. I was not aware of some things the interviewer asked during my interviews. But due to my confidence, he skipped that part.
Tip 10 : Do all the questions from the book 'cracking the coding interview'

Application Process

Above 7 CGPA
Resume Tip

Tip 1 : Make sure your resume fits everything into a single page. 
Tip 2 : Have at least 2 projects on your resume. 
Tip 3 : Only Mention only those technical skills that you are confident in. Do not put false things on your resume. 
Tip 4 : Mention the work you have done during your internships. 
Tip 5 : Include an objective in your resume.

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