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Quality Testing Intern
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3 rounds | 4 Coding problems
Interview preparation journey
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Preparation
Duration: 1
Topics: Data Structures, Algorithms, Computer Fundamentals, Dynamic Programming, Puzzles
Tip
Tip

Tip 1 : Focus on problem-solving rather than projects.

Tip 2 : Puzzles are often asked, prepare them well.

Application process
Where: Campus
Eligibility: Pointer >= 7.5
Resume Tip
Resume tip

Tip 1 : Include good projects 
Tip 2 : Keep the subjects you are well prepared with. They go deep into concepts.

Interview rounds
01
Round
Medium
Online Coding Interview
Duration75 Minutes
Interview date10 Sep 2020
Coding problem1

The round consisted of around 25 MCQs and 2 coding questions. MCQs were based on Assertion and Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, and data manipulation. The questions were of medium level and around 30-35 minutes were allotted for this section. The coding part consisted of one easy ad-hoc question and one question based on Dynamic Programming.

1. Minimum steps to reach target by a Knight
Moderate
25m average time
60% success
0/80
Asked in companies
OptumHCL TechnologiesMathworks
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02
Round
Medium
Face to Face
Duration60 Minutes
Interview date17 Sep 2020
Coding problem2

After the coding round, around 15 candidates were selected for the process. This was a F2F interview organized by the Placement Cell of the college. The interviewers were mainly checking the problem-solving skills of the candidates.

1. Missing number in Arithmetic progression
Easy
15m average time
85% success
0/40
Asked in companies
Samsung ElectronicsSamsungBNY Mellon
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2. Puzzle
03
Round
Easy
HR Round
Duration30 Minutes
Interview date17 Sep 2020
Coding problem1

After the Tech-1 round, ~10 candidates were shortlisted for the HR Round. This was organized by the Placement Cell of the college, on the campus.

1. Basic HR Questions
Problem approach
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