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Morgan Stanley Interview Experience for Fresher SDE - 1, Nov 2022

Posted: 25 Nov 2022
Interview Rounds
Application Process

Interview Process

Online Coding Interview

90 minutes
20 Nov 2022

The test was conducted on July 20th at 1pm, the duration was 90 minutes. We had to solve 3 questions, they were or medium hard level. The problems required printing the complete solutions and not just the count so DP based solutions could not work instead good level of implementation skills in backtracking and binary tree traversals helped were required.

Valid Parentheses

You're given string ‘STR’ consisting solely of “{“, “}”, “(“, “)”, “[“ and “]” . Determine whether the parentheses are balanced.

Input Format:
The fir...
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Combination Sum

You have been given three numbers ‘X’, ’Y’ and ‘Z’. You have to find the sum of all the numbers formed by the combination of the digits 3, 4 and 5. You can use 3...

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Unique Binary Search Trees

You are given an integer ‘N’, your task is to return the number of structurally unique BST's (binary search trees) which have exactly 'N' nodes of unique values from 1 to 'N'.


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Round - 2


4 Months
Data Structures, Algorithms, Operating Systems, Database Management Systems, Dynamic Programming, Graph Theory, Trees, Backtracking, Recursion
Preparation Tip

Tip 1 : For Morgan Stanley specifically, OS fundamentals are absolutely important, as they ask very deep OS based questions in interviews.
Tip 2 : For other core subjects, OOPS implementation is very crucial as they check DSA along with OOPS in all rounds. 
Tip 3 : For the OA, hard level questions of backtracking, trees (BSTs) and questions on two-pointer and sliding window algorithm are repeatedly asked. 
Tip 4 : Morgan Stanley has a very high CGPA cutoff for on campus placement (for example: 9.1+), so if you are aiming to crack Morgan Stanley you must pay attention to your CGPA as well.

Application Process

% in X and XII – 70% or 7.0 CGPA , in Pursuing Degree – 85% or 8.5 CGPA, No Standing Arrears
Resume Tip

Tip 1 : If possible, try to have at least one core subject project on your resume 
Tip 2 : Try to add coursework such as Operating Systems, Parallel and Distributed Computation, 
Tip 3 : If you have done any research work in any core subject it helps with resume shortlisting alot

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