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SDE - Intern

Cognizant
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3 rounds | 4 Coding problems

Interview preparation journey

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Preparation
Duration: 5 months
Topics: Data structures, OOPS, LINUX, Algorithm, Graph, ACA, CN
Tip
Tip

Tip 1 : Practice interview questions
Tip 2 : Do at least 4 projects 

Application process
Where: Referral
Eligibility: 7 CGPA
Resume Tip
Resume tip

Tip 1 : Should not be too long
Tip 2 : Should add projects related to skills you have done

Interview rounds

01
Round
Medium
Online Coding Interview
Duration30 minutes
Interview date10 Dec 2020
Coding problem2

1. Rat In a Maze All Paths

Moderate
40m average time
60% success
0/80
Asked in companies
VisaHexaware TechnologiesSamsung R&D Institute

You are given a 'N' * 'N' maze with a rat placed at 'MAZE[0][0]'. Find and print all paths that rat can follow to reach its destination i.e. 'MAZE['N' - 1][...

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2. Sliding Maximum

Moderate
25m average time
85% success
0/80
Asked in companies
American ExpressSquadstackCIS - Cyber Infrastructure

You are given an array 'ARR' of integers of length 'N' and a positive integer 'K'. You need to find the maximum elements for each and every contiguous subarray of size K of the array.

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02
Round
Medium
Group Discussion
Duration45 minutes
Interview date11 Jan 2021
Coding problem1

It was in the evening 5:00-6:00. Platform was skype. There were 4 students in each group.

1. Group Discussion

Should the Indian government ban junk food? Provide your views on it

03
Round
Easy
HR Round
Duration15 minutes
Interview date12 Feb 2021
Coding problem1

It was in the afternoon around 2:30 PM-2:45 PM. The platform used for this round was skype. The interviewer was very friendly in nature. This round focuses more on your personality rather than knowledge.

1. Basic HR Questions

  • Introduce yourself
  • What do you think of conflicts in teams?
  • Why should we hire you?

Here's your problem of the day

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

Is method overloading possible by changing the return type?

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