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3 rounds | 7 Coding problems
Interview preparation journey
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Preparation
Duration: 3 months
Topics: Data Structures - Trie, HashMap, Sets, Priority Queue, Stack, Advanced Topics like Fenwick Tree, Segment Trees, Game Theory, Dynamic Programming, Union Find, Graph Algorithms, Bitmasking
Tip
Tip

Tip 1 : Bookmark the GFG Google Archives. It helped me a lot during my preparations. Reading other’s interview experiences is one of the best ways to get yourselves ready for the next job interview. Practice daily atleast 5 questions.
Tip 2 : Most commonly asked topics in Google Interviews ( as per the mail I received from my recruiter ) :
BFS/DFS/Flood fill, Binary Search, Tree traversals, Hash tables, Linked list, stacks, queues, two pointers/sliding window
Binary heaps, Ad hoc/string manipulations.
Tip 3 : Highly recommended sites for practicing questions ( usually practice medium and hard level questions) :
Leetcode (highly encouraged)
Geeksforgeeks (highly encouraged)
CodeZen( highly encouraged)
Codeforces
Tip 4 : This is a great bigocheatsheet that could be of great help

Application process
Where: Other
Eligibility: Need 2 years work experience
Resume Tip
Resume tip

Tip 1 : Mention past working experience in detail as how you were important to your previous company.
Tip 2 : Try to keep your resume to 1 page if work experience < 5 years
Tip 3 : Update your resume according to role you are applying for and never put false things on resume.

Interview rounds
01
Round
Easy
Online Coding Test
Duration60 minutes
Interview date26 Nov 2020
Coding problem2

This round was held on Hackerearth from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
This round had 2 questions of easy/medium difficulty. Both were based on concepts of DP.
The use of offline IDE was prohibited so we were supposed to code it on Hackerearth IDE itself.

1. Min Steps to one
Easy
15m average time
90% success
0/40
Asked in companies
FlipkartIBMHSBC
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2. Longest Palindromic Substring
Moderate
35m average time
65% success
0/80
Asked in companies
InfosysGoldman SachsPaytm (One97 Communications Limited)
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02
Round
Medium
Video Call
Duration45 minutes
Interview date28 Nov 2020
Coding problem2

The round was held on Google Meet and I was given 2 coding problems for which first I had to explain my approach and then I had to write code in Shared Google Docs and dry run on sample test cases and discuss Time and Space Complexity.
There were 2 interviewers and both were very friendly and helpful and tried to bring us to our comfort level first.

1. Pattern Matching
Moderate
15m average time
85% success
0/80
Asked in companies
OptumJP MorganBNY Mellon
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2. Running Median
Hard
46m average time
50% success
0/120
Asked in companies
SprinklrMyntraHike
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03
Round
Medium
Online Coding Test
Duration90 minutes
Interview date30 Nov 2020
Coding problem3

This round was also virtual. It has some difficult questions when compared to the previous rounds.
This was also held on Google Meet with shared docs for writing code.
There were 2 interviewers and both were helpful.

1. Shortest alternate colored path
Moderate
20m average time
80% success
0/80
Asked in companies
GoogleHSBCFlipkart
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2. Spell Checker
Hard
50m average time
50% success
0/120
Asked in companies
AtlassianFlipkartGoogle
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3. The Skyline Problem
Hard
15m average time
85% success
0/120
Asked in companies
SnapdealUberCisco
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