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Goldman Sachs Interview Experience for Fresher SDE - Intern, Jan 2021

Posted: 13 Mar 2021
Interview Rounds
Application Process

Interview Process

Online Coding Test

120 minutes
5 Jan 2021

This round was held in the evening at 6 o'clock on Hackerrank. It had coding questions: easy, medium, and hard level and MCQ's ( 1 minute for each MCQ). Negative marking was also there

Word Search

You have been given a column title as appears in an Excel sheet, return its corresponding column number.

For example:
A -> 1
B -> 2
C -> 3
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Climbing the leaderboard

Given a leaderboard of a game with the following ranking pattern:

The player with the highest score is ranked number 1 on the leaderboard.

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Round - 2


5 months
Data Structures, Algorithms, Database, System Design, Operating Systemsmajor data structure topics like Arrays, Stacks, Queues, Linked List, Trees, Graphs, backtracking, Dynamic Programming. After reading each topic, I tried to practice maximum questions on the concerned topic from Coding Ninjas, geeksforgeeks, Hackerrank and when stuck on a question, I preferred watching solution videos provided by Coding Ninjas.
Preparation Tip

Tip 1 : Practice DP based questions as much as you can. Also, be confident during the interview about your solution. For practice, you can prefer Coding Ninjas and Geeks For Geeks.
Tip 2 : They do not judge you upon the number of internships you have done or the number of projects you have made. A single ,good-quality project is sufficient, provided you have in-depth knowledge about it. What matters to them is how efficient learner you are, how good is your problem-solving skill and also how confident you are with your answers. 
Tip 3 : Practice topic -wise questions, participate in lots of coding contests, watch lots of Youtube solutions even after you could solve a question, because you may find a different approach that is efficient than yours and watching video solutions is always a better option than just reading the solution , as it gives a clear and deeper understanding of the logic's . Also pray hard along with your preparation.

Application Process

No criteria
Resume Tip

Tip 1 : Keep it short. Mention the academic and professional projects you've done. Add your educational details properly with percentage or CGPA obtained.
Tip 2 : Keep your resume short and clear. Mention your projects and internships with a brief description and year of completion. Mention coding languages are known to you, or other technical skills that you are good at. Do not mention anything that you are not good at. Highlight the topics that you are really good at. 
Tip 3 : Be very honest and figure out only those things in your resume that you really know. Anything extra or unknown may have a negative impact upon your interview if asked by the interviewer.

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