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SDE - Intern
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4 rounds | 5 Coding problems
Interview preparation journey
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Preparation
Duration: 12 Months
Topics: Data Structure, Algorithms, DBMS, System Design, Operating System
Tip
Tip

Tip 1 : Solve atleast 300 coding questions.
Tip 2 : Have some good projects on resume.
Tip 3 : Be truthful.

Application process
Where: Campus
Eligibility: 8 CGPA
Resume Tip
Resume tip

Tip 1 : Have 2 or 3 good projects.
Tip 2 : Don't lie on your resume.

Interview rounds
01
Round
Medium
Online Coding Interview
Duration150 Minutes
Interview date11 Sep 2020
Coding problem2

This first round was the Online test which was 1 Hour 95 Minutes Long. It was Divided
as Follows.

1. Aptitude Section (Arithmetic + Analytical) 14 Questions – 26 Minutes
2. Technical MCQs( Computer Science) 14 Questions – 19 Minutes
3. Coding Question – 20 Minutes
4. Coding Question – 30 Minutes
5. Coding Questions :

1. Water
Easy
15m average time
85% success
0/40
Asked in companies
MicrosoftAdobeAmazon
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2. K Max Sum Combinations
Easy
10m average time
90% success
0/40
Asked in companies
Info Edge India (Naukri.com)WalmartEPAM Systems
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02
Round
Medium
Video Call
Duration150 Minutes
Interview date13 Sep 2020
Coding problem1

This was an Online F2F Technical Round conducted on CodePair : Hackerrank. So, Basically You have to Run and Submit ( Pass All Test cases) in the Interview Round also (Like normal Coding Test) in Codepair: Hackerrank & along with that You should have to explain your Code and Approach to the Interviewers.

1. Minimum Fountains
Easy
10m average time
80% success
0/40
Asked in companies
Samsung R&D InstituteOYOPaytm (One97 Communications Limited)
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03
Round
Medium
Video Call
Duration150 Minutes
Interview date14 Sep 2020
Coding problem2

This was also an Online F2F Technical Round conducted on Codepair : Hackerrank.
Dynamic Programming Based Not So Easy Level:
Best Time to Buy and Sell Stock
Best Time to Buy and Sell Stock II
Dynamic Programming Based Not So Medium Level
Best Time to Buy and Sell Stock with Cooldown
Best Time to Buy and Sell Stock with Transaction Fee
Dynamic Programming Based Hard Level
Best Time to Buy and Sell Stock III
Best Time to Buy and Sell Stock IV

They asked me a Lot of Questions like:
How did you arrive at this Solution ?
Why is this Approach Right ?
Can You do this in Better time & space complexities ? (Although I have done in Best time Complexity but they asked this to check my confidence level on my codes).
A lot of Variants based on Constraints.

1. Best Time To Buy and Sell Stock
Hard
20m average time
80% success
0/120
Asked in companies
Disney + HotstarAmazonOracle
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2. Buy and Sell Stock
Hard
0/120
Asked in companies
DirectiAtlassianSamsung R&D Institute
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04
Round
Easy
Telephonic
Duration30 Minutes
Interview date16 Sep 2020
Coding problem0

This was an HR round. He asked me lot of questions:
I. How was your Interview Experience ?
II. What difficulty did you face this time in the Virtual Recruitment Process ?
III. If the Questions were relevant those were asked in the Interviews ?
IV. Have you worked in a Team Before ?
V. If you will have a contradiction with your colleague then how will you sort this ?
VI. What major Projects did you have made ?
VII. If not D.E Shaw then What ?
VIII. Next Five Year Goals ?
 

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