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3 rounds | 5 Coding problems
Interview preparation journey
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Journey
Getting to MNC was my dream from the very start. I always planned my coding journey in a way that I could finally target those FAANG companies at last. I got to know that a strong hold of DSA is the ultimate key to getting into these companies by my seniors. So, I practiced them regularly from the first year.
Application story
I applied to this post through LinkedIn. I was suffering LinkedIn in search for some opportunities and then I saw these openings and I was very excited for these openings. So, I applied for this post and soon after applying I got mail back from the HR stating about the process ahead.
Why selected/rejected for the role?
I was rejected in the HR Round, and it was really very disappointing for me. I always wanted to be in any of the FAANG companies, and I thought I was just on the edge to get my dream completed that made me nervous, which became the reason for my rejection.
Preparation
Duration: 3 months
Topics: Data Structures - Trie, HashMap, Sets, Priority Queue, Stack, Advanced Topics like Fenwick Tree, Segment Trees, Game Theory, Dynamic Programming, Union Find,Graph Algorithms, Bitmasking
Tip
Tip

Tip 1 : Bookmark the GFG Amazon Archives. It helped me a lot during my preparations. Reading other’s interview experiences is one of the best ways to get yourselves ready for the next job interview. Practice daily atleast 5 questions.
Tip 2 : Most commonly asked topics in Amazon Interviews ( as per the mail I received from my recruiter ) :
BFS/DFS/Flood fill, Binary Search, Tree traversals, Hash tables, Linked list, stacks, queues, two pointers/sliding window
Binary heaps, Ad hoc/string manipulations.
Tip 3 : Highly recommended sites for practicing questions ( usually practice medium and hard level questions) :
Leetcode (highly encouraged)
Geeksforgeeks (highly encouraged)
CodeZen( highly encouraged)
Codeforces
Tip 4 : This is a great bigocheatsheet that could be of great help https://www.bigocheatsheet.com/

Application process
Where: Linkedin
Eligibility: NA
Resume Tip
Resume tip

Tip 1 : Mention past working experience in detail as how you were important to your previous company.
Tip 2 : Try to keep your resume to 1 page if work experience < 5 years
Tip 3 : Update your resume according to role you are applying for and never put false things on resume.

Interview rounds
01
Round
Easy
Telephonic
Duration60 minutes
Interview date5 Apr 2021
Coding problem2

Started with brief intro(5 mins) about interviewer.
Problem solving question, question was already there in the codelink shared by the interviewer. He explained the problem again with sample testcase. 
The Interviewer was friendly.

1. Course Schedule II
Hard
50m average time
50% success
0/120
Asked in companies
FacebookAmazonSalesforce
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2. System Design
02
Round
Medium
Video Call
Duration90 minutes
Interview date6 Apr 2021
Coding problem2
1. Distance between two nodes of a Tree
Moderate
25m average time
60% success
0/80
Asked in companies
OraclePaytm (One97 Communications Limited)JP Morgan
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2. Median in a stream
Hard
50m average time
50% success
0/120
Asked in companies
RIVIGODisney + HotstarInfo Edge India (Naukri.com)
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03
Round
Medium
Telephonic
Duration60 minutes
Interview date9 Apr 2021
Coding problem1

There was only 1 interviewer in this round and We had no video sharing in this round so it was becoming difficult to understand each other.

1. Object Oriented Design Question
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