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SDE - 1
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3 rounds | 6 Coding problems
Interview preparation journey
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Journey
I started my coding journey in my second year of graduation. I asked and consulted seniors on how to start my career. I started doing DSA. In starting I was not serious about my practice of DSA but in the seventh semester, I started practicing DSA on regular basis. Meanwhile, I also learned Web Development in the last phase of the third year. Then, I was ready to apply to different companies.
Application story
I got to know about the openings and that the hiring drive of Samsung going to visit our college to hire candidates as SDE-1. II was very interested in these openings as Samsung is a great organisation and for that reason, I prepared myself for the same and after the selection process, I got the offer letter.
Why selected/rejected for the role?
I was giving correct explanation for my solutions in the coding round. I also built the optimal solution starting from the brute force algorithm which also added to my points.
Preparation
Duration: 2.5 months
Topics: Data Structures and Algorithms,Object-Oriented Programming System, Operating system,Database Management System
Tip
Tip

Try to do Data Structures and Algorithms based questions and firstly attempt it yourself before going to the solution, also try to do it as quickly as you can. Also prepare for theory subjects like Operating system, Database Management System, etc which I prepared through Coding Ninjas subjective notes and they are very accurate and up to mark.

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

Keep your resume simple and complete. Mention some good level projects, your previous experiences and coding achievements if any.

Interview rounds
01
Round
Easy
Online Coding Test
Duration90 minutes
Interview date25 Jul 2019
Coding problem1

This was the coding round with only one coding question having 50 test cases and one have to pass all test cases to clear this round.

1. Minimum Cost
Moderate
26m average time
0/80
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RazorpayInfosysMicrosoft
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02
Round
Easy
Face to Face
Duration40 minutes
Interview date31 Jul 2019
Coding problem3

This was face to face interview round.

1. Detect loop
Moderate
15m average time
80% success
0/80
Asked in companies
ProtiumInfosysDelhivery
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2. Number of Pairs with Given Sum
Moderate
39m average time
60% success
0/80
Asked in companies
American ExpressIntuitCognizant
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3. Day 4 : Closest Distance Pair
Easy
20m average time
0/40
Asked in companies
QualcommIBMDunzo
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03
Round
Easy
HR Round
Duration40 minutes
Interview date31 Jul 2019
Coding problem2

This was HR round and he asked me few basic questions.

1. Tell me about yourself.
Problem approach
2. A most challenging task in your Btech.
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