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Junior Associate: Marketing Strategy and Analysis
Publicis Sapient
3 rounds | 5 Coding problems
Interview preparation journey
Preparation
Duration: 1 month
Topics: Data Structures and Algorithms, System Design, Aptitude, OOPS, Puzzles, Guesstimates
Tip

Tip 1 : Do at-least 200+ DSA problems from various topics.
Tip 2 : Make 2-3 projects and be well versed with their functionality.
Tip 3 : Practice aptitude problems and time yourself while doing those questions.

Application process
Where: Campus
Eligibility: Above 7 CGPA
Resume tip

Tip 1: Keep your resume short, preferably one pager only.
Tip 2: Mention only position specific projects and if you have a good academic score mention it at top.

Interview rounds
01
Round
Easy
Online Coding Test
Duration60 minutes
Interview date5 Aug 2020
Coding problem0

It was the first round at 9:30 am in the morning. The test was in our college campus. The questions ranged from logical reasoning, arithmetical ability(work done, profit and loss, speed and distance etc.) to data structures questions and output questions.

02
Round
Easy
Face to Face
Duration40 minutes
Interview date5 Aug 2020
Coding problem3

The interviewer asked me questions from different data structures like arrays, linked list etc. and puzzles. One numerical from relative speed and distance was also asked.

1. Reverse a linked list.
Moderate
15m average time
85% success
0/80
Asked in companies

#### Given a singly linked list of integers. Your task is to return the head of the reversed linked list.

##### For example:
``The given linked list is 1 -> 2 ->...``
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2. Valid Parenthesis
Easy
10m average time
80% success
0/40
Asked in companies

#### Return true if the given string 'S' is balanced, else return false.

...

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3. Puzzle

There are two gates, one to hell and the other to heaven. Two gatekeepers, one for each gate. One of them always speaks the truth and the other always lies but you don’t know which one guards which gate. You are allowed only one question and you need to find out the gate to heaven.

03
Round
Easy
HR Round
Duration40 minutes
Interview date5 Aug 2020
Coding problem2

As the role was for Junior Associate: Marketing Strategy and Analysis, the questions asked were guestimates, puzzles and situational questions.

1. Guesstimates : How many windows are there in Delhi?
Problem approach

Tip 1: Study guesstimates and know how to frame your answers.

2. Situational Questions

How will you convince a kirana wala to automate his data entry process ( which he does manually in a register) to use a computer for the process ?

Problem approach

Tip 1: Ask all the required questions to approach the problem, location , average customer, size of shop etc.

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