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Programmer Analyst Trainee

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3 rounds | 2 Coding problems

Interview preparation journey

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Preparation
Duration: 1 month
Topics: Pointers, OOPS, Dynamic Programming, Data Structures, Arrays, Patterns, Strings
Tip
Tip

Tip 1 : Should have good knowledge of Basics including above mention topics.
Tip 2 : For aptitude-related problems refer IndiaBix.
Tip 3 : Structure your Resume well.
Tip 4 : if you are from non-CS/IT stream an IT project gives you an extra edge.

Application process
Where: Campus
Eligibility: No Backlogs, should have a CGPA of 6.5 or above throughout
Resume Tip
Resume tip

Tip 1 : Do not put any Lie and other things in which you don't have confidence. It will put a negative effect.
Tip 2 : Structuring is very important. If you have good academics put them at the top or if you have good projects put them then.
Tip 3 : One Bonus Tip, you can highlight those words or sentences that you want your interviewer to look at.

Interview rounds

01
Round
Easy
Online Coding Interview
Duration120 Minutes
Interview date24 Oct 2020
Coding problem0

We were given two days in which we could log in anytime. This round contains different sections.
Quants 
Logical
Verbal
Code Debugging (also known as Automata Fix)
all the sections were easy as it was on the AMCAT platform the test was Adaptive so we can not skip or interchange any question.

02
Round
Medium
Online Coding Test
Duration120 minutes
Interview date13 Nov 2020
Coding problem0

The time was evening 5'o clock
this round had 2 sections.
First sections Basics Questions (2 questions)
Second sections Data structure problems (2 questions)

03
Round
Easy
Video Call
Duration30 Minutes
Interview date27 Nov 2020
Coding problem2

This, The last round started around 3:30 pm. There was one interviewer who started with the introduction. Then he asked me a question regarding a pattern. he asked me to give the idea of getting this pattern. How many loops it will contain. Later he asked me some questions on DBMS, LL, and some other basics questions. He also asked me a puzzle question, It was easy if you just apply your logic and didn't think deep. In the end, there were some situation-based questions and the interview was over.

1. Star Pattern

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0/40
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Pattern for N = 4


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2. Aptitude Question

There was a star and at each vertex, there was a number on each vertice the number was not given so we have to find the missing number.

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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