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3 rounds | 6 Coding problems

Interview preparation journey

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Preparation
Duration: 3 months
Topics: I did a lot of practice of data structures and algorithms. I covered main topics such as arrays, strings, trees, linked lists, hashmaps, and recursion. Algorithms such as sorting, searching, BFS, DFS, and greedy were also covered by me.
Tip
Tip

Focus on data structures and algorithms part more. Tell the interviewer , starting from the brute force approach to the most optimal solution as this will give a good impression to the interviewer.

Application process
Where: Campus
Eligibility: 6
Resume Tip
Resume tip

To be honest, the problem-solving ability is the only thing that most companies care about. So you can manipulate your resume according to that. Mention your competitive programming handles in your resume and also other coding ranks or achievements which you have achieved.

Interview rounds

01
Round
Easy
Online Coding Test
Duration120minutes
Interview date19 Oct 2019
Coding problem2

It was an online MCQ's + coding round consisting of 20 MCQ’s and 1 coding problem.

1. MCQ's

20 MCQ's were based on Java, C++, Linux, Operating systems, Database Management System.

2. Detect Loop in Linked List

Moderate
15m average time
80% success
0/80
Asked in companies
Goldman SachsInformaticaMicrosoft

Check whether there exists a loop in the linked list or not.

Problem approach

I used two pointer approach (fast and slow). Put slow to head and fast to next of head.Slow was moving one by one and fast was covering 2 nodes at a time and if both the pointers meet at some point then there is a loop in linked list.

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02
Round
Easy
Face to Face
Duration50 minutes
Interview date24 Oct 2019
Coding problem1

The interview started at 8:30 pm in cc of Delhi Technological University itself and it was quite late. There was only a single interviewer and he asked me one coding question related to overflow of integers.

1. Check Integer Overflow

Easy
24m average time
0/40
Asked in companies
ThalesThoughts2Binary Consulting & SolutionsAmdocs

I had 2 integers which I had to multiply with each other and had to store the result in an integer only by handling the overflow condition.

Problem approach
  • Basic approach was easy, you will have to check whether the multiplication will result in a number which lies in the range of integer only and if it does not lie within its range then we have to store the result in long data type variable. The interviewer asked me to write it's code and I wrote clean and commented code, which was running on all test cases given by the interviewer. He was p...
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03
Round
Easy
HR Round
Duration15 minutes
Interview date24 Oct 2019
Coding problem3

It was quite late . There was only one interviewer and I was asked about my family , education and future plannings and few questions related joining locations and documents etc.

1. Tell me about yourself and your family.

Problem approach
  • Just gave him a brief introduction and told him about my parents and their occupation.

2. Tell me about your educational background.

Problem approach
  • Just told him about my 10th,12th schooling, and about college degree.

3. Can you join immediately or you want notice period.

Problem approach
  • I was available immediately so answered yes and this can be answered according to your personal status whether you are available or not.

Here's your problem of the day

Solving this problem will increase your chance to get selected in this company

What is the return type of a method that doesn't return any value?

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