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System Engineer
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2 rounds | 2 Coding problems
Interview preparation journey
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Journey
In my college life, I decided to learnt DSA and get into the field of IT. However, I started a little late, I started doing DSA from the end of second year. I also focused on aptitude and logic puzzles. I learnt web development and made some small projects.
Application story
I applied for this role through the campus drive, after applying I prepared for it and that preparation paid off at the end.
Why selected/rejected for the role?
I was selected because I was able to answer all questions confidently as I had practised enough from various platforms. Along with that, I also had some good projects mentioned in my resume which added to the numbers.
Preparation
Duration: 2
Topics: Aptitude, Verbal, Pointers, Arrays, OOPs
Tip
Tip

Tip 1 : Practice Aptitude and verbal questions as many as you can
Tip 2 : Focus mainly on Foundations of C/C++ or java 
Tip 3 : Have a good project in hand for some benefit

Application process
Where: Campus
Eligibility: 6
Resume Tip
Resume tip

Tip 1: Add a short summary of 1-2 lines to your projects 
Tip 2: Never add false things in your resume

Interview rounds
01
Round
Medium
Online Coding Interview
Duration90 minutes
Interview date6 Nov 2020
Coding problem0

It was similar to Amcat exam pattern like having around 60 questions in aptitude(quantitative and logical ability) and 30 questions in verbal and a Pseudo code round consisting of 10 questions

02
Round
Easy
HR Round
Duration30 minutes
Interview date7 Dec 2020
Coding problem2

In Interview round there are mainly 2 categories Technical and HR round and I last for approx 30 minutes or higher.

1. DBMS Questions

1) What are the different types of languages that are available in the DBMS?

2) Explain the concepts of a Primary key and Foreign Key.

3) What is the concept of sub-query in terms of SQL?

Problem approach

Tip 1: Be good at basics of any Programming language.
Tip 2: Learn SQL for high chance of clearing the round.
Tip 3: Be prepared for some common questions about your project.

2. Company based Questions
  1. Questions about company's revenue, founder etc.
Problem approach

Tip 1: Be Confident and True while answering the questions 
Tip 2: Have a good introduction ready before the interview
Tip 3: Know about the company like no.of employees, revenue etc.

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ashiku |Level 7
20 Jan 2021

Can you share your resume?

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