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SDE - Intern
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4 rounds | 6 Coding problems
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Preparation
Duration: 5 months
Topics: Data Structures, Algorithms, Database, System Design, Operating Systemsmajor data structure topics like Arrays, Stacks, Queues, Linked List, Trees, Graphs, backtracking, Dynamic Programming. After reading each topic, I tried to practice maximum questions on the concerned topic from Coding Ninjas, geeksforgeeks, Hackerrank and when stuck on a question, I preferred watching solution videos provided by Coding Ninjas.
Tip
Tip

Tip 1 : Practice DP based questions as much as you can. Also, be confident during the interview about your solution. For practice, you can prefer Coding Ninjas and Geeks For Geeks.
Tip 2 : They do not judge you upon the number of internships you have done or the number of projects you have made. A single ,good-quality project is sufficient, provided you have in-depth knowledge about it. What matters to them is how efficient learner you are, how good is your problem-solving skill and also how confident you are with your answers. 
Tip 3 : Practice topic -wise questions, participate in lots of coding contests, watch lots of Youtube solutions even after you could solve a question, because you may find a different approach that is efficient than yours and watching video solutions is always a better option than just reading the solution , as it gives a clear and deeper understanding of the logic's . Also pray hard along with your preparation.

Application process
Where: Campus
Eligibility: No criteria
Resume Tip
Resume tip

Tip 1 : Keep it short. Mention the academic and professional projects you've done. Add your educational details properly with percentage or CGPA obtained.
Tip 2 : Keep your resume short and clear. Mention your projects and internships with a brief description and year of completion. Mention coding languages are known to you, or other technical skills that you are good at. Do not mention anything that you are not good at. Highlight the topics that you are really good at. 
Tip 3 : Be very honest and figure out only those things in your resume that you really know. Anything extra or unknown may have a negative impact upon your interview if asked by the interviewer.

Interview rounds
01
Round
Easy
Online Coding Test
Duration120 minutes
Interview date5 Jan 2021
Coding problem2

This round was held in the evening at 6 o'clock on Hackerrank. It had coding questions: easy, medium, and hard level and MCQ's ( 1 minute for each MCQ). Negative marking was also there

1. Word Search
Easy
23m average time
0/40
Asked in companies
AppleOracleExpedia Group

You have been given a column title as appears in an Excel sheet, return its corresponding column number.

For example:
A -> 1
B -> 2
C -> 3
....
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2. Climbing the leaderboard
Moderate
15m average time
80% success
0/80
Asked in companies
LenskartMorgan StanleyWells Fargo

Given a leaderboard of a game with the following ranking pattern:

The player with the highest score is ranked number 1 on the leaderboard.

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02
Round
Easy
Video Call
Duration30 minutes
Interview date13 Jan 2021
Coding problem2

This was an interview round ( technical round) that was held on video-call and a coding platform was also shared. The interviewer was very friendly with me . She was praising me on every solution that I provided.

1. Flatten The Multi-Level Linked List
Easy
0/40
Asked in companies
IBMGoldman SachsNagaaro

You are given a multi-level linked list of N nodes, each node has a next and child pointer which may or may not point to a separate node. ...

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2. The Celebrity Problem
Moderate
30m average time
60% success
0/80
Asked in companies
Goldman SachsAmazonIntuit

There are ‘N’ people at a party. Each person has been assigned a unique id between 0 to 'N' - 1(both inclusive). A celebrity is a person who is known to everyone but does not know anyone at t...

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03
Round
Easy
Video Call
Duration35 minutes
Interview date8 Jan 2021
Coding problem1

This was an interview round ( technical round) that was held on video-call and a coding platform was also shared. The interviewer was very friendly with me . She was praising me on every solution that I provided.

1. Design a hashset
Moderate
25m average time
65% success
0/80
Asked in companies
Goldman SachsExpedia GroupMorgan Stanley

Design a HashSet without using any built-in hash table libraries.

Implement the following public functions :

1) Constructor: It initializes the data members a...
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04
Round
Easy
HR Round
Duration20 minutes
Interview date12 Jan 2021
Coding problem1

Online HR+Technical Round .

1. HR Questions

What language do you code in ?
Situational Problem

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