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SDE - Intern
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3 rounds | 5 Coding problems
Interview preparation journey
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Preparation
Duration: 4 months
Topics: Data Structures, Trees and graphs, Arrays, Backtracking, Pointers, OOPS, System Design, Greedy Algorithms, Dynamic Programming
Tip
Tip

Tip 1 : solve all the must do questions available at GeeksforGeeks
Tip 2 : having a team project will give you an edge over others
Tip 3 : practice regularly on Codechef and Codeforces and build up good profiles
Tip 4: if you are a fresher, then placement preparation course from coding ninjas can really help you in short span of time

Application process
Where: Campus
Eligibility: should be pursuing bachelor's in CS/IT field, CGPA above 6.5
Resume Tip
Resume tip

Tip 1 : technical skills mentioned in the resume should be on your tips
Tip 2 : having a team project will give you an edge over others
Tip 3 : put the links of your competitive profiles in your resume, then your stats speak loud about your skill set

Interview rounds
01
Round
Hard
Online Coding Interview
Duration60 minutes
Interview date4 Jan 2021
Coding problem2

This round was carried out on Amcat. It was very user friendly platform and easily understandable. Countdown Timer was located at the top right corner that helped me to keep a check on the remaining time and I planned my answers and code accordingly.

1. Position of Right Most Set Bit
Easy
10m average time
90% success
0/40
Asked in companies
OYOMorgan StanleyExpedia Group

You are given a number N. You need to return the position of the rightmost set bit.

For example:
If the given number is 10 with the binary representation: 1010
The rightm...
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2. NINJA'S JUMP
Hard
15m average time
85% success
0/120
Asked in companies
Morgan StanleyAmazonExpedia Group

Ninja is assigned a task to reach the last stone by his master. These stones are numbered with some value and in the form of an array. He is allowed to jum...

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02
Round
Hard
Telephonic
Duration50 minutes
Interview date12 Jan 2021
Coding problem2

This round was held on Amazon chime which is Amazon's video conferencing app.

1. Count Ways To Reach The N-th Stairs
Moderate
30m average time
80% success
0/80
Asked in companies
Paytm (One97 Communications Limited)BNY MellonGoldman Sachs

You have been given a number of stairs. Initially, you are at the 0th stair, and you need to reach the Nth stair.


Each time, you can climb either one step or two steps.


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2. Puzzle

camel and banana puzzle
A person has 3000 bananas and a camel. The person wants to transport the maximum number of bananas to a destination which is 1000 KMs away, using only the camel as a mode of transportation. The camel cannot carry more than 1000 bananas at a time and eats a banana every km it travels. What is the maximum number of bananas that can be transferred to the destination usin...

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03
Round
Easy
HR Round
Duration40 minutes
Interview date28 Jan 2021
Coding problem1

It was fun talking with the interviewer. we both enjoyed each other company and had discussions on several things.

1. Basic HR Questions

Are you willing to relocate or travel? 

What do you know about us or our company? 

How long do you think you will work for us after we hire you?

Problem approach

Tip 1 : try to be optimistic
Tip 2 : answer these kind of questions with positive intent and try to look at the brighter side of any situation
Tip 3 : express yourself completely; your body language should look compatible with what you are speaking

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