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4 rounds | 6 Coding problems
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Preparation
Duration: 3 months
Topics: Data Structures, Algorithms, Databases, Operating systems, AWS basics.
Tip
Tip

Tip 1 : Practice at least 300 questions
Tip 2 : Have 2 projects on your resume. 
Tip 3 : Upload projects and add a link in resume. update readme of project highlighting how to setup the project

Application process
Where: Campus
Eligibility: 8.5 CGPA
Resume Tip
Resume tip

Tip 1: 1 or 2 pages max
Tip 2: Mention frameworks for each project put up on the resume

Interview rounds
01
Round
Medium
Online Coding Interview
Duration60 minutes
Interview date2 Jul 2019
Coding problem3

2 DSA problems and 30 MCQ's

1. MCQ Questions

Logical reasoning and aptitude

Number Of MCQs - 30

2. Snake and Ladder
Moderate
30m average time
60% success
0/80
Asked in companies
JP MorganCiscoLinkedIn

You have been given a Snake and Ladder Board with 'N' rows and 'N' columns with the numbers written from 1 to (N*N) starting from the bottom left of the board, and alternating direction e...

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Problem approach

Create an explicit map and insert the ladder, snake jumping possibilities.

Now declare a queue and a variable level incremented with 1.

Now push 1 to queue and start doing a level order search.

Calculate the size of the queue and traverse on each possible value.

The new position will be x + i if x+i is a value in map then we move to that like pos = m[x+i].

If ...

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3. Longest Palindromic Subsequence
Hard
45m average time
50% success
0/120
Asked in companies
SAP LabsCIS - Cyber InfrastructureIBM

You have been given a string ‘A’ consisting of lower case English letters. Your task is to find the length of the longest palindromic subsequence in ‘A’.

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Problem approach

Dynamic programming approach
1) Reverse the given sequence and store the reverse in another String
2) Now find the longest common subsequence between the 2 strings

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02
Round
Medium
Face to Face
Duration30 minutes
Interview date2 Jul 2019
Coding problem2

Face to face round

1. System Design Question

Design the HashMap API in java.

Problem approach

Tip 1 : Create an interface highlighting the methods that the HashMap exposes.
Tip 2 : Create a class that extends this interface.
Tip 3 : Use OOPS properties and properly identify access modifiers for each of the methods in the class.

2. DBMS Question

Design the database for a university containing entities Course, Students and Teachers.

Problem approach

Tip 1 : Clearly mention the attributes of each of the entities
Tip 2 : Mention the primary key of each attribute
Tip 3 : Map the FK and PK references between the entities and highlight the relationship between the 2

03
Round
Medium
Face to Face
Duration45 minutes
Interview date2 Jul 2019
Coding problem1

The interview was a senior engineer having been at Citrix for 3 years

1. Convert binary tree to mirror tree
Easy
15m average time
85% success
0/40
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AdobeGoogleWalmart

Given a binary tree, convert this binary tree into its mirror tree.

A binary tree is a tree in which each parent node has at most two children.

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Problem approach

Recursive solution
1) Recursively call function on both left and right subtree
3) Finally assign left child to right and right child to left using a temp variable

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04
Round
Easy
Face to Face
Duration45 minutes
Interview date2 Jul 2019
Coding problem0

Managerial round.

Culture fit check.

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