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SDE - 1
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4 rounds | 6 Coding problems
Interview preparation journey
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Preparation
Duration: 4 Months
Topics: Recursion, Backtracking, Dynamic Programming, Trees, Array
Tip
Tip

Tip 1 : It's a Daily process. Not weekly, Not monthly. DAILY!
Tip 2 : Take part in Online Contests. HackerEarth is best for Contests posted by companies.
Tip 3 : Even after you have solved some problem, try to find a better solution for it online. Companies don't want a solution, they want optimized solution.

Application process
Where: Other
Eligibility: No Criteria
Resume Tip
Resume tip

Tip 1 : Modify resume for each job you are applying for. It should show why you are suitable for that particular job.
Tip 2 : Remove any extra things like interests and hobbies. No one cares.

Interview rounds
01
Round
Medium
Online Coding Test
Duration150 Minutes
Interview date10 Jun 2019
Coding problem2

Have to attempt 2 programming questions within 2:30 hours. Can take any time over the weekend. Relatively easy problems. Questions were long, but the solution code was small.

1. The Skyline Problem
Hard
15m average time
85% success
0/120
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SnapdealUberCisco
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2. MergeSort Linked List
Moderate
30m average time
60% success
0/80
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Thought WorksSamsungCognizant

For a given Singly Linked List of integers, sort the list using the 'Merge Sort' algorithm.

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02
Round
Medium
Online Coding Test
Duration240 Minutes
Interview date7 Jul 2019
Coding problem1

Had to solve 1 programming question in 4 hours. It was in the morning on a weekend. The environment was not so good. It was a small institute and got very crowded. The platform was also buggy. but the question was not difficult. Was able to solve it in just 1 hour and leave.

1. Batch Photography
Hard
30m average time
70% success
0/120
Asked in companies
Wells FargoSamsung R&D Institute

Alex has bought a new machine that does photoco...

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03
Round
Easy
Video Call
Duration30 Minutes
Interview date15 Jul 2019
Coding problem1

It was in the afternoon. The interviewer basically asked me what technologies I have worked on. Checked my knowledge of those technologies with simple questions. Told me what I'll be working on if I get selected.

1. Sort 0 1 2
Easy
22m average time
0/40
Asked in companies
OptumSamsung R&D InstituteTata Consultancy Services (TCS)

You have been given an integer array/list(ARR) of size 'N'. It only contains 0s, 1s and 2s. Write a solution to sort this array/list.

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04
Round
Hard
Video Call
Duration90 Minutes
Interview date25 Jul 2019
Coding problem2

It was also in the afternoon. The interviewer was the member of the team I'll be working on if I get selected. He asked me some basic questions about related technologies.
Gave me 2-3 DS & Algo problems and asked me to solve them.

Easy
0/40
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Hexaware TechnologiesSamsung R&D InstituteHashedIn

Given an array of length N, you need to find and print the sum of all elements of the array.

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2. Ninja And Alien
Hard
45m average time
55% success
0/120
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FacebookAccentureSamsung R&D Institute

An alien spaceship arrived at our planet Ear...

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