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# SDE - 1

Microsoft
1 rounds | 2 Coding problems

## Interview preparation journey

Journey
Started with DSA in the third semester of the college and consistently solved atleast one problem everyday. Covered an in-depth knowledge of all the CS Fundamentals and made a couple of projects enroute to the final year.
Application story
I had applied in Microsoft Engage and from there I had gotten the chance to intern at Microsoft. The interview was an exit interview conducted after the eight weeks of the internship.
Why selected/rejected for the role?
Focusing on the quality and not the quantity of the question is the key to the selection. Having an in-depth idea of the logic and the problem-solving abilities will surely help one crack this.
Preparation
Duration: 3 months
Topics: Data Structures, Pointers, OOPS, Algorithms, Dynamic Programming, Binary Trees
Tip

Tip 1: Practice at least 250 questions
Tip 2: Do at least 2 projects
Tip 3: Have a strong hold on the computer fundamentals like OOPs, OS, DBMS, and CN

Application process
Where: Company Website
Eligibility: No criteria
Resume tip

Tip 1: Have some projects on resume.
Tip 2: Do not put false things on resume.

## Interview rounds

01
Round
Hard
Video Call
Duration45 minutes
Interview date17 Aug 2023
Coding problem2

Timing- In the morning from 10 AM

### 1. Product of the Last K Numbers

Easy
15m average time
85% success
0/40

#### In each query, the input is of two types :

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Problem approach

I applied the brute force approach to store the infinite stream in a vector of infinite size and then perform the following operation. The interviewer asked me to optimise the solution. Then I gave the solution using a queue.

### 2. Bursting Balloons

Moderate
40m average time
60% success
0/80

#### You are given an array 'ARR' of N integers. Each integer represents the height of a balloon. So, there are N balloons lined up.

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Here's your problem of the day

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

What is the result of 4 % 2?

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