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SDE - 1
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4 rounds | 4 Coding problems
Interview preparation journey
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Preparation
Duration: 4 Months
Topics: Data Structures and Algorithms, Operating System, SQL, Database Management System, Computer Network, Web Development
Tip
Tip

Tip 1 : Be focused on concepts and not coverage area.
Tip 2 : Be prepared to communicate your solution properly.
Tip 3 : Be frank to your interviewer if you know you won't be able to solve a problem, don't waste their and your time.

Application process
Where: Campus
Eligibility: 70% aggregate
Resume Tip
Resume tip

Tip 1 : Include Projects that you have already done.
Tip 2 : Be sure to write skills that you are sure you know.

Interview rounds
01
Round
Medium
Online Coding Interview
Duration30 minutes
Interview date13 Dec 2020
Coding problem1

It was a cognitive logical thinking exam, including games and puzzles.
Included puzzles regarding memory, logical thinking, basic mathematics and various basic skills.
Each question was timed.
It was a very interactive game based test.

1. Technical Question

Match the orientations according to the rotation degrees suggested

02
Round
Medium
Online Coding Test
Duration9 minutes
Interview date24 Dec 2020
Coding problem1

This round included 2 problems
1. A Coding question
2. A SQL Query problem

1. Star Pattern
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Pattern for N = 4


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03
Round
Hard
Online Coding Test
Duration90 minutes
Interview date10 Jan 2021
Coding problem1

This round had 3 questions.
1. A coding question
2. A SQL query problem
3. A business logic implementation problem

1. Business and taxes

This question included a large problem including the basics and condition of a business problem in my case related to various taxes, and I had to form a solution to get the final output.There wasn't any direct formula given but very basic instructions which had to be understood and formulated into a formula. It was a very lengthy problem and consumed a lot of time.

04
Round
Medium
Video Call
Duration60 Minutes
Interview date14 Jan 2021
Coding problem1

This was an interview on Webex, there were two seniors who were very humble and friendly.
They first asked me to introduce myself and then to elaborate on my projects and then asked me questions based on those.
It was a fun interaction on problem-solving, projects, recent issues and stuff.

1. Technical Questions

If I leave you in a room along with 4 people of software engineers and I give you time to formulate any idea or a project, what will it be?

What projects you have worked on?

 

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