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SDE - Intern
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2 rounds | 4 Coding problems
Interview preparation journey
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Journey
I took admission in tier 2 college for B.Tech in Computer Science. Firstly I planned that I will start learning DSA from the first year but I could not. So, I started DSA from the fourth semester and along with DSA, I also learned development because that is what I wanted to be. By the end of Third year, I was confident in both DSA and development but even then I keep on revising the concepts.
Application story
My friend texted me about this company visiting our campus and told me some of the important questions and topics for its selection process. I applied and participated in its selection process and luckily most of the questions were from the list of important questions shared by my friend. So, I was lucky here.
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: 4 Months
Topics: Data Structures, Dynamic Programming, Operating System, DBMS, OOPS, Computer Networking, SQL, Backtracking
Tip
Tip

Tip 1 : Practice a lot of programming problems. Participate in competitive programming contests. 
Tip 2 : Make sure you have your computer science fundamentals very clear and maintain a decent CGPA. 
Tip 3 : Do couple of real problem solving projects.

Application process
Where: Campus
Eligibility: CGPA of 8 and above
Resume Tip
Resume tip

Tip 1 : Maintain a precise and self speaking one page resume.
Tip 2 : Avoid adding non-technical achievements (eg. 1st position in dancing, singing competition etc.)

Interview rounds
01
Round
Medium
Video Call
Duration50 Minutes
Interview date9 Nov 2020
Coding problem3

This was the only technical round held for shortlisted students. Students were divided in multiple batches and each batch was interviewed by a panel of one Technical and one HR interviewer. This round was scheduled on Samsung's internal video conferencing platform which was accessible through windows machine only. This round was based on data structures, algorithms and computer science subject's questions. My interview was scheduled at 2:00pm. Interviewers were very friendly and overall environment was positive.

1. Delete a Node from Linked List
Moderate
40m average time
67% success
0/80
Asked in companies
MyntraOLX GroupOptum

You have been given a linked list of integers. Your task is to write a function that deletes a node from a given position, 'POS'.

Note :
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2. Rotate matrix by 90 degrees
Easy
15m average time
85% success
0/40
Asked in companies
ZomatoIntuitSnapdeal

You are given a square matrix of non-negative integers 'MATRIX'. Your task is to rotate that array by 90 degrees in an anti-clockwise direction using constant extra space.

For example:

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3. OS Questions

What are semaphores? (Learn)
What is memory management unit? (Lea...

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02
Round
Easy
HR Round
Duration10 Minutes
Interview date10 Nov 2020
Coding problem1

In this round, basic HR questions were asked. Questions were behavioural and very easy to answer. It happened via a telephonic call and lasted approximately 10 minutes.

1. Basic HR Questions

What did you like most about the job description?

Describe the workplace where you’ll be most happy and productive.

Tell about what Samsung Research Institute Noida is doing.

Problem approach

Tip 1 : Answer honesty and show your passion in joining the organisation.

Tip 2 : Read briefly about Samsung Research Institute Noida.

Tip 3 : Tell them, what you actually have in your mind.

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