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SDE - Intern
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2 rounds | 7 Coding problems
Interview preparation journey
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Preparation
Duration: 6 months
Topics: Resume, C++, Data Structures and Algorithms, Projects, OOPS, Operating System, Database management system, System Design
Tip
Tip

Tip 1 : Prepare your resume well. 
Tip 2 : Deploy your projects so that the interviewer can view it. Also provide a hyperlink on your resume.
Tip 3 : Be thorough with Data Structures and Algorithms. Also prepare well topics such as OS,DBMS.

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

Tip 1 : Deploy your projects so that the interviewer can view it. Also provide a hyperlink on your resume
Tip 2 : It's not important to have fancy projects. Only mention those on which you're confident.

Interview rounds
01
Round
Medium
Face to Face
Duration60 minutes
Interview date20 Oct 2020
Coding problem7

This round was a face to face round held on Cisco webex.
This round was completely on DS-Algo and OOPS.
The level of the questions asked was from medium level to hard level.

1. Stack using queue
Moderate
25m average time
65% success
0/80
Asked in companies
Paytm (One97 Communications Limited)JP MorganIndiaMart

Implement a Stack Data Structure specifically to store integer data using two Queues.


There should be two data members, both being Queues to store the data internally. ...

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Problem approach

This is a common question.

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2. Remove Duplicates from String
Moderate
25m average time
0/80
Asked in companies
IndiaMartIndiaMartUnacademy

You are given a string (STR) of length N, consisting of only the lower case English alphabet.

Your task is to remove all the duplicate occurrences of characters in the string.

Fo...
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Problem approach

I provided both recursive and iterative solution

 

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3. Palindrome Linked List
Easy
20m average time
90% success
0/40
Asked in companies
HSBCThought WorksPaytm (One97 Communications Limited)

You are given a singly Linked List of integers. Your task is to return true if the given singly linked list is a palindrome otherwise returns false.

For example:
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Problem approach

Was not able to provide the optimized solution using stack. The interviewer gave hints but I was not able to provide optimized solution.

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4. Word Search
Moderate
30m average time
50% success
0/80
Asked in companies
Media.netOYOUber

You are given a two-dimensional grid having 'N' rows and 'M' columns, consisting of upper case characters. You are also given a word 'WORD'. You have to find the numbe...

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Problem approach

He only asked for explanation that how would I implement Tries.

 

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5. Merge Sort
Easy
15m average time
85% success
0/40
Asked in companies
HCL TechnologiesAtlassianCognizant

Given a sequence of numbers ‘ARR’. Your task is to return a sorted sequence of ‘ARR’ in non-descending order with help of the merge sort algorithm.

Example :

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Problem approach

I was able to provide the optimized solution which requires O(1) space.

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6. DBMS

QUESTIONS ON: :

Normalization Techniques
Transactions
B/B+ Trees

Problem approach

Tip 1 : Provide real life examples for your answer,
Tip 2 : If you don't know the answer it's okay to say that you don't know instead of giving vague and wrong answers.

7. Operating System

Questions on:

LRU
Memory Management

Problem approach

Tip 1 : You should have clear understanding of OS theoretical concepts.
Tip 2 : Provide real life examples for your answer.

02
Round
Easy
HR Round
Duration10 minutes
Interview date20 Oct 2020
Coding problem0

This round was easy.
The HR asked common questions like why Samsung, why did I choose to become Software Engineer and enquired about some recent products of Samsung.

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