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3 rounds | 7 Coding problems
Interview preparation journey
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Journey
In the lockdown period, I developed an interest in coding and started coding regularly on Leetcode and codechef, this helped me a lot when I applied for various jobs in my placement year.
Application story
I got a google form to apply for this job from my college placement cell, I applied through it and later various rounds of interview took place along with a coding round.
Why selected/rejected for the role?
I think I had the appropriate skills and a good amount of knowledge to prove that I was the right man for the post.
Preparation
Duration: 2 months
Topics: Data Structures, Algorithms, OOPS(C++ & Java) , DBMS, Operating Systems, Aptitude, Resume(Projects)
Tip
Tip

Tip 1 : Do at least 2 good projects and make an attractive resume mentioning all your skills in the best possible way(Don't include any False commitments)
Tip 2 : Practice easy to medium level coding questions from geeks for geeks or Leetcode.
Tip 3 : Prepare everything mentioned in your resume properly including Java, SQL.

Application process
Where: Campus
Eligibility: Above 7.5 CGPA
Resume Tip
Resume tip

Tip 1 : Include projects and experiences in detail.
Tip 2 : Make an eye-catching resume clearly mentioning all your skills including subjects like data structures, JAVA, SQL, etc. The database is a very important skill if you have its knowledge.

Interview rounds
01
Round
Medium
Online Coding Interview
Duration60
Interview date2 Sep 2020
Coding problem2

Timing was in the morning around 10 am. This round was conducted on Hackerrank and contained 2 coding questions of easy to medium level which varied for all the students taking the test. There were 20 MCQs from topics like Java, Operating Systems, Data structures, and SQL.
I also gave a test for this company last year during internships. At that time MCQs were based on aptitude and reasoning. Also at that time, there were 2 coding questions and timing was dividing according to sections.

1. Nth Element Of Modified Fibonacci Series
Easy
15m average time
85% success
0/40
Asked in companies
InfosysGrowwFlipkart
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2. Count Consonants In a String
Easy
15m average time
85% success
0/40
Asked in companies
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)OptumFarEye
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02
Round
Medium
Video Call
Duration45
Interview date5 Sep 2020
Coding problem2

This round was conducted on Cisco WebEx and the interviewer was very friendly. Firstly, we were asked briefly to introduce ourselves. Then he moved on to the CV and asked various questions about the projects, certifications, and internships mentioned. He asked about the implementation of a few features in some of the projects and also about the challenges I faced while doing the project and how I finally overcome the challenge. He also asked about various skills mentioned in the resume.

1. DBMS and SQL
Problem approach
2. Merge Two Sorted Linked Lists
Moderate
15m average time
80% success
0/80
Asked in companies
IntuitUnacademySamsung
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03
Round
Easy
HR Round
Duration30
Interview date6 Sep 2020
Coding problem3

This round started with my Introduction. Then he moved on to behavioral questions just to get an understanding of how we deal with situations and our thinking process.
 

1. What is the most difficult decision you had to make and how did you make it?
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2. A situation that frustrated you and how did you deal with it?
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3. When did you feel a great sense of achievement and why?
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