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Software Development
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3 rounds | 5 Coding problems
Interview preparation journey
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Preparation
Duration: 6 months
Topics: C++ basic Coding, Data structures knowledge, OOPs, Pointers, Dynamic programming, Recursion, Graphs , Hashmaps and Priority Queues
Tip
Tip

Tip 1 : Practice atleast(easy and medium questions from leetcode under(Top Interview Questions)) and all the questions from Gfg under(must to do coding questions for interviews))
Tip 2 : Don't learn each and every question you solved but try to solve question in a way that you can solve its variation during interviews
Tip 3 : Do one project(one is enough) which you can explain with full technical details (why you used this technology, and all logics you applied in implementation)

Application process
Where: Campus
Eligibility: CGPA above 6 and no backlogs (there was no branch criteria for eligibility)
Resume Tip
Resume tip

Tip 1 : Have at least one project which you have made yourself and you should know all the technical questions related to that project (I feel project domain hardly matters like web development or android or ML/AI)
Tip 2 : You should Put only those skills in resume :
1. Which the company requires (eg if you know company doesn't require Networking domain knowledge so 
don't include it unnecessary if you are not much confident in it)
2. For on campus internships resume shortlisting is very easy so don't add anything unnecessary which might cause you pain during interview.

Interview rounds
01
Round
Easy
Online Coding Test
Duration100 minutes
Interview date2 Nov 2020
Coding problem2

3 coding Questions:
1st : Easy question based on simple loop iteration
2nd : Medium level Data structure question 
3rd : Medium level tree question(where we were not just required to complete the tree function but to build whole best from 
scratch) 

It was conducted from 1:30 - 3:00 pm.
The coding platform was very good (as auto indentation and auto completion of brackets were there) having camera on.

1. Ninja and the Storyteller
Easy
15m average time
85% success
0/40
Asked in companies
SamsungMicrosoftAdobe
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2. Buy and Sell Stock
Hard
0/120
Asked in companies
DirectiAtlassianSamsung R&D Institute

You are Harshad Mehta’s friend. He told you the price of a particular stock for the next ‘n’ days.


You are given an array ‘prices...

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02
Round
Easy
Online Coding Test
Duration90 minutes
Interview date10 Nov 2020
Coding problem2

This was a completely technical coding round where I was asked to solve the problems of data structures.

1. Min cost Path
Moderate
0/80
Asked in company
Microsoft

Given an integer matrix of size m*n, you need to find out the value of minimum cost to reach from the cell (0, 0) to (m-1, n-1).

From a cell (i, j), you can move in three directions ...

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2. Time to Burn Tree
Hard
50m average time
50% success
0/120
Asked in companies
AmazonThalesMicrosoft

You have a binary tree of 'N' unique nodes and a Start node from where the tree will start to b...

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03
Round
Easy
HR Round
Duration20 minutes
Interview date16 Nov 2020
Coding problem1

It was held on Google meet platform
The interviewer was very experienced person and was very nice too.
He made me comfortable by first introducing himself in a very detailed way and then asking me mine introduction
Since I feel that his internet connection was not very good so he turned off his camera but I decided not to turn off mine as in online interviews your face reviles your confidence 
the interviewer mostly asked me questions about my interests in technical field and the project that I have done

1. Basic HR Questions

Introduce yourself

Why Microsoft?

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