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SDE - 1
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3 rounds | 5 Coding problems
Interview preparation journey
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Preparation
Duration: 6 Months
Topics: Linked List, Binary Search, Dynammic Programming, Two pointer, Hashmap and heap,OOPS, Stack and Queues
Tip
Tip

Tip 1 : Try to cover all most common questions of all topics(atleast 300+ questions)
Tip 2 : Try to see as many interview experience as possible of the company you are applying.
Tip 3 : Try to give atleast 2-3 mock interview before main interview

Application process
Where: Other
Eligibility: 8 CGPA
Resume Tip
Resume tip

Tip 1 : Try to put competitive programming ranks if possible or Coding Ninjas Certificate, or any proof that you do programming regularly.
Tip 2 : Try to add atleast 2 projects, and study about those projects well.

Interview rounds
01
Round
Medium
Face to Face
Duration60 Minutes
Interview date6 May 2021
Coding problem2

2 coding questions were asked

1. Count Squares
Moderate
25m average time
70% success
0/80
Asked in companies
MakeMyTripMicrosoftSumo Logic

You are given a matrix of size N * M. Can you count the number of squares in it?

As the count will be very large, so compute it with modulo 10^9 + 7.

For Example:

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2. First Missing Positive
Moderate
18m average time
84% success
0/80
Asked in companies
Morgan StanleyBarclaysWalmart

You are given an array 'ARR' of integers of length N. Your task is to find the first missing positive integer in line...

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02
Round
Medium
Face to Face
Duration 100 Minutes
Interview date10 May 2021
Coding problem2

There was 1 coding question, and questions on CN, DBMS, OS and system design and also my resume.

1. Remove K Digits
Moderate
25m average time
75% success
0/80
Asked in companies
Paytm (One97 Communications Limited)CognizantSprinklr

You are given a non-negative integer ‘num’ in the form of a string and provided with an integer ‘k’.


You need to find the smalles...

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2. Technical Questions

What is paging?

How virtual memory works ?

Why are you using SQL in your project and not NoSQL ?

How will it effect your app , and what changes need to make in order to convert SQL to No SQL DB?

How will you scale your backend ?

In your project, does it make sense to scale frontend as well ?

03
Round
Medium
Face to Face
Duration40 Minutes
Interview date11 May 2021
Coding problem1

Interviewer was quite experienced he asked me 1 coding question and asked questions about college and resume

1. Longest Duplicate Substring
Moderate
30m average time
70% success
0/80
Asked in companies
AtlassianMakeMyTripMicrosoft

You are given a string 'S' and you need to return the length of the longest duplicate substring in the given string. The occurrence of duplicate sub-strings can overlap also.

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