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SDE - 1
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6 rounds | 7 Coding problems
Interview preparation journey
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Journey
My coding journey started from the class 12th. CS was my additional subject in the 12th standard and I developed my interest in my programming from there only. I took admission in B.Tech with CSE to get to my dream company Google and here I am after 4 years in Google. It had been a great journey till here.
Application story
It was the peak placement season, and every student in 4th year was waiting for any company to visit the campus. I was informed that Google would visit our campus, and it was a dream moment for me as I always wanted to be in Google. I was very confident with my skills by then which helped me during the interviews.
Why selected/rejected for the role?
I think my skills and knowledge were up to the mark that they found me as a valuable candidate. Moreover, my communication skills added up to my numbers.
Preparation
Duration: 12 Months
Topics: Java, Data Structure, Algorithms, Dynamic Programming, STL
Tip
Tip

Tip 1 : Participate in coding contests.
Tip 2 : Practice as many questions as you can.
Tip 3 : Do some good projects.

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

Tip 1 : Have some projects on your resume.
Tip 2 : Do not put false things on your resume.

Interview rounds
01
Round
Easy
Video Call
Duration60 Minutes
Interview date2 Jul 2020
Coding problem1

It was a hangout video call. The interviewer asked me these questions. Tell me about yourself and 1 coding question.

1. Special Numbers
Moderate
15m average time
85% success
0/80
Asked in companies
GooglePaypalSAP Labs

You are given an integer, ‘MAXVAL’. Your task is to determine the total number of special numbers present in the range, 1 to ‘MAXVAL’.

Note:
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Problem approach

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Tip 2:
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02
Round
Easy
Video Call
Duration60 Minutes
Interview date9 Jul 2020
Coding problem1

This was an On-site (Behavioural Round) interview. He asked me these questions.

1. Basic HR Questions

1. Tell me about yourself
2. Why Google?
3. Which product of Google you like most? Why? Any competing products in the market?
4. If I asked your current organization for feedback then what will they say? Focusing on negative points.
5. If you have to improve one technical and one behavioral point then which one will you improve?
6. In your last organization or before that any lea...

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03
Round
Easy
Video Call
Duration60 Minutes
Interview date11 Jul 2020
Coding problem1

This was another On-site ( DS & Algo) algorithm.

1. Covid Vaccination
Moderate
0/80
Asked in companies
CognizantBNY MellonSAP Labs

We are suffering from the Second wave of Covid-19. The Government is trying to increase its vaccination drives. Ninja w...

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04
Round
Easy
Video Call
Duration60 Minutes
Interview date11 Jul 2020
Coding problem2

Another On-site ( DS & Algo) interview.

1. Painter's Partition Problem
Moderate
25m average time
75% success
0/80
Asked in companies
ArcesiumPaypalHSBC

Given an array/list of length ‘n’, where the array/list represents the boards and eac...

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2. Chocolate Problem
Moderate
15m average time
85% success
0/80
Asked in companies
ShareChatJP MorganMicrosoft

Given an array/list of integer numbers 'CHOCOLATES' of size 'N', where each value of the array/li...

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05
Round
Easy
Video Call
Duration60 Minutes
Interview date13 Jul 2020
Coding problem1

Another On-site ( DS & Algo) interview.

1. Minimize the Maximum
Easy
15m average time
85% success
0/40
Asked in companies
Paytm (One97 Communications Limited)GoogleBNY Mellon

You are given an array of N integers and an integer K. For each array element, you are allowed to increase or decrease it by a value k. The task is...

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06
Round
Easy
HR Round
Duration60 minutes
Interview date13 Jul 2020
Coding problem1

On-site ( DS & Algo) interview.
Google mainly focuses on logic and how you are coming with a solution. It notes down each and every small mistake. Interviewers are really very helpful. They expect clear code with an optimal approach.

1. Farthest Distance From Lands
Moderate
30m average time
70% success
0/80
Asked in companies
GoogleMicrosoft

You are given a binary square matrix ‘ARR’ with N rows and N columns, in which 0 represents the water and 1 represents the land.

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