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Software Engineer

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4 rounds | 4 Coding problems

Interview preparation journey

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Preparation
Duration: 2 months
Topics: Data Structure and Algorithms, Computer Networks, Operating Systems, Aptitude.
Tip
Tip

Tip 1 : Practice variety of coding questions on different topics
Tip 2 : Prepare Computer Networks 
Tip 3 : Prepare Aptitude from testpot.com, indiabix.com or faceprep

Application process
Where: Campus
Eligibility: Above 7 CGPA
Resume Tip
Resume tip

Tip 1 : Have Appropriate Projects in your resume.
Tip 2 : Show Leadership skills in resume like Participation in certain events.

Interview rounds

01
Round
Hard
Online Coding Interview
Duration90 minutes
Interview date10 Jun 2021
Coding problem1

The first round comprised of 1 coding question which was based on graph algorithm depth-first search and a few MCQs which had technical questions on computer networks, operating systems, data structure and aptitude(Practice from testpot.com and indiabix.com).

25 students were selected out of 200 students.

1. MCQ Questions

It mainly consisted of computer networks and practical theory of data structure, and operating systems.

Number Of MCQs - 35

02
Round
Medium
Video Call
Duration90 minutes
Interview date17 May 2022
Coding problem1

This was a purely technical round(1 hr 30 minutes).
 

1. Technical Questions

Explain all the seven layers of OSI Model in detail.

If I have 4 devices in the network and I want to send my data from server to these devices then which data structure would be best for it.

If my devices are turned off then how I would I know when to transfer my data.

They also asked me question on deadlock in network and how would I manage them?

03
Round
Easy
Video Call
Duration30 minutes
Interview date17 May 2022
Coding problem1

This was the managerial round and lasted 30 minutes where he assessed me on my team-building skills.

 

1. Technical Questions

1) What challenges have you faced till now and how did you overcome them?

2) What was the most difficult time for you in these past 3 years?

3) If you are given a project for implementation then which programming language would you choose java or python?

He asked me questions about my resume and asked more about my hobbies.

04
Round
Easy
HR Round
Duration5 minutes
Interview date17 May 2022
Coding problem1

This was the hr round and it lasted 5-10 minutes where they asked me about my plans for further education and if I was comfortable with relocation.

1. Basic HR Questions

Do you want to study further?

Are you comfortable with relocation?

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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10 months ago

I want to apply for React js Position in your organization,

As a ReactJs Developer with 1.8 years of experience, I believe that i am the ideal candidate for the ReactJs Position,

In my previous role as software Developer with excellent problem solving skill, successfully demonstrated leadership with proactive attitude, 

motivated to learn and implement new technologies 

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