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SDE - 1
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4 rounds | 3 Coding problems
Interview preparation journey
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Preparation
Duration: 3 months
Topics: DBMS, Data Structures, Algorithms, Puzzles, Operating Systems, OOPS
Tip
Tip

Tip 1 : Projects do not matter much for this company.
Tip 2 : I did almost all the puzzles from Interviewbit.
Tip 3 : DBMS is really important. Practice queries in SQL thoroughly. You should know the use of limit and top also. It may be asked to write the same query in more than 1 form.
Tip 4 : Practice all the data structures. Questions were simple and you should know the basics of every data structure.

Application process
Where: Campus
Eligibility: Above 8 CGPA, Computer oriented branches
Resume Tip
Resume tip

Tip 1 : Don't write anything just for the sake of it.
Tip 2 : If you are writing some project then be thorough with all the details. If you are not much confident, then simply remove it and focus on other subjects.

Interview rounds
01
Round
Medium
Online Coding Interview
Duration75 minutes
Interview date25 Aug 2020
Coding problem1

It was in the evening.
It consisted of 26 questions of easy to hard level.
It consisted of 25 MCQs and only 1 coding problem.

1. Author And Books
Easy
20m average time
80% success
0/40
Asked in companies
OptumAdobe

You are given a certain format of books and their authors.

For example -

NameOfAuthor1 Book1 Book2

NameOfAuthor2 Book1

Your task is to print the gi...

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Problem approach

Just take 2 counter variables for authors and their books.
Go through the string and print the author name and their books are followed by a hyphen(-). If a hyphen is not encountered after a name, it means its the name of the other author.

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02
Round
Medium
Video Call
Duration15 minutes
Interview date27 Aug 2020
Coding problem1

It was more of CV based round. A brief discussion on projects was there followed by some questions like why optum.

1. Delete a Node from Linked List
Moderate
40m average time
67% success
0/80
Asked in companies
MyntraOLX GroupOptum

You have been given a linked list of integers. Your task is to write a function that deletes a node from a given position, 'POS'.

Note :
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03
Round
Easy
Video Call
Duration15 minutes
Interview date1 Sep 2020
Coding problem1

A short round where some basic dbms questions like procedure, cursor were asked. Then some questions on whether I would prefer working alone or in a team. Where I see myself in 5 years.

1. Colour the Graph
Moderate
20m average time
80% success
0/80
Asked in companies
Samsung R&D InstituteHCL TechnologiesMakeMyTrip

You are given a graph with 'N' vertices numbered from '1' to 'N' and 'M' edges. You have to colour this graph in two different colours, say blue a...

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04
Round
Easy
Telephonic
Duration5 months
Interview date3 Sep 2020
Coding problem0

It was a call from HR in the evening, where I was asked to confirm my marks from school and college. I was told about the CTC and location preference.

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