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SDE - Intern
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4 rounds | 3 Coding problems
Interview preparation journey
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Preparation
Duration: 6 Months
Topics: Data structure and algorithms, Operating systems, Databases , OOPS , Networking
Tip
Tip

Tip 1 : Have short notes to prepare prior to interview, because it might happen that you know the answer but can't frame it in interview due to pressure , so short sticky notes before interview will give help in fast revision.
Tip 2 : Practice as many Dsa questions as possible, but also keep on revisiting them so that famous questions are always on your tips .
Tip 3 : Maintain 2-3 page script for every project on your resume, which will tell which points of project to cover when interviewer asks to explain it.

Application process
Where: Other
Eligibility: 8 Cgpa
Resume Tip
Resume tip

Tip 1 : Choose resume template and font carefully, according to the amount of content you have , minimizing the white spaces and also highlighting your achievements and keywords.
Tip 2 : While adding the project, highlight the technologies used and also add links of github or live app if possible. Also add achievements of the project for example , If you made an android project , you can mention number of organic downloads .

Interview rounds
01
Round
Medium
Online Coding Interview
Duration90 minutes
Interview date1 Nov 2020
Coding problem2

The test was scheduled on 1st November 2020 at 6 pm . 
Platform: Hackerrank
Number of questions : 2 coding and 25 MCQ
Language allowed for coding ques : Java ( Cisco only allows java )
Difficulty level : Moderate - Hard
Tip : Focus on one coding ques and do maximum MCQ's , it will be enough.

1. Aptitude Question
2. Snake and Ladder
Moderate
30m average time
60% success
0/80
Asked in companies
Red HatUrban Company (UrbanClap)Flipkart
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02
Round
Medium
Video Call
Duration80 Minutes
Interview date11 Nov 2020
Coding problem1

The technical interview was scheduled on webex teams at 10 am on 11th November 2020.
There were 2 panelists.
Interview went on for around 80 mins where they asked me questions on resume , projects , internships , Networking and Dsa .
Networking was asked because i mentioned a project on my resume that uses Socket.io .
Most of the time of interview was taken up by Dsa question.

1. Corporate Flight Bookings
Easy
15m average time
85% success
0/40
Asked in companies
CiscoInfosysWells Fargo
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03
Round
Easy
Video Call
Duration35 Minutes
Interview date11 Nov 2020
Coding problem0

It was a managerial round where I was interviewed by a senior person who was interested in knowing my overall personality and my interests rather than technical skills.
He discussed various technologies i was interested in , about my internship experience etc. Only tech question he asked me was how to use exception handling in c++ 14 with the help of libraries.

04
Round
Easy
HR Round
Duration15 Minutes
Interview date15 Nov 2020
Coding problem0

It was at 8 am on 15th November. HR just asked me about my expectations with the company, My greatest achievement, Why Cisco , and general HR questions , nothing difficult as such . Then he discussed about job location, PPO and stipend.

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