Microsoft Interview Experience for Fresher SDE - Intern, Aug 2019

Posted: 17 Nov 2020
Interview Rounds
Application Process

Interview Process

Online Coding Interview

90 minutes
7 Aug 2019

The First Round comprised of 3 Programming Problems (90 minutes) mainly based on Competitive Coding. It was on Mettl Platform.
There were different sets of problems.
I solved all 3 problems completely in approx 45 minutes. 130 students were registered for this round and 122 attempted and 70 qualified for next round. The qualified list was quite strange few students who solved 1, 2 problem...

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Program to find the Roots of Quadratic equation

You have been given 3 integers 'A', 'B', 'C' which are the coefficients of the quadratic equation (AX^2 + BX + C = 0). Your task is t...

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Minimum operation needed to convert to the given string

You are given two strings 'str1' and 'str2'. Find the minimum operations required to convert str1 into str2.

An Operation is defined as:
A character from an index of a string(str1) is put at the end of...
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Merging Intervals

This problem was also revolved around some story but soul idea was there were several intervals given in form l to r. We need to merge the intersecting intervals and tell the number of intervals left after merging. Eg. (1, 5), (9, 15), (2, 6), (7, 8) answer will be 3 as we will have (1, 6), (7, 8), (9, 15).

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Round - 2


2 months
Data Structures, Algorithms, OOPS, Dynamic Programming, Graphs, Trees, Linked List
Preparation Tip

Tip 1 : Improve your problem-solving skills from the start only and do competitive coding.
Tip 2 : Try to expertise DS Algo for Product based companies.
Tip 3 : Work on small projects to explore the real scenario of product development.
Tip 4 : Learn how to make an effective resume and prepare according to your resume.

Application Process

All students of CS, IT, ETC, Electrical having 70% till 4th semester with no current backlogs were eligible for the profile.
Resume Tip

Tip 1 : Make 1 Page Resume mentioning your achievements in a quantitative manner.
Tip 2 : Participate in the renowned contest e.g. Google Kickstart, Google Hashcode, Google Codejam, Facebook Hackercup and mention their ranks.
Tip 3 : Do small projects and mention them. Prepare their application, future score and challenges faced.

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