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Samsung Electronics India Software Operations research and development internship interview

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Bharat SaiFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Research And Development role at Samsung Electronics India Software Operations
Interview Process
Resume Shortlist Test Test Group Discussion
Round 1

Resume Shortlist

Interview Experience
Being from CS department even though CG is LESS i got through it.
Interview Tips
Here Only CG matters..i don't say that it should be too good...but it should be atleast meeting the minimum requirements.
Round 2

Test

Duration
60 Minutes
No. of Questions
60 questions
Test Sections
  • Section 1: Aptitude
Interview Experience
The questions were very good....I loved to spend time on some of these questions
Interview Tips
Having experience in writing aptitude test will give an edge...but dont worry even if you doesn't have any experience its ok.The Trick is how you mange your Time.Accuracy counts.So Be in a search for the Next Easiest Question.
Round 3

Test

Duration
60 MINUTES Minutes
No. of Questions
3 questions
Test Sections
  • Section 1: CODING
Interview Experience
The questions were not too tough algorithamically.I got the First question in less than 5 minutes but the next two i got compilation errors.
Interview Tips
first check all the questions and find which is easy and try attempting it in the order of ease. Doing 2 of 3 Correctly will Guarantee you a pass to the next round.
Round 4

Group Discussion

Duration
30 minutes Minutes
Group Discussion Topic
Technology is Taking away human Touch.Is it true or Not?
Interview Experience
Being My First GD it looked to me as a New Experience.I have Just said how it relates to me and added if it helped an Induvidual like me then I definitely believe that it had done a lot to the world.(said both YES and NO)Thats it!!!!!!!!!!!
Interview Tips
Don't Focus on how many point you have to say but Saying the points which are sharp and have a relation to Yourself or a real world induvidual would help.DON'T PANIC.BE COOL.
Skills

Skills Tested

  • Verbal Ability
  • Data Interpretation
  • General Aptitude
Skill Tips
Experience helps!!!!But MORE than that TIME "COUNTS
Resources

Preparation materials

Books
  • CAT Books From TIME For Apti Practise,
General Tips
DON'T feel BAD if you have a low CG when compared to others.JUST BELIEVE in YOURSELF and GOD will definitely help you.THE key is whatever is you might do just go and GIVE YOUR BEST.
Motivation for applying
HIGH REPUTATION COMPANY,STUDENT FRIENDLY COMPANY,World Class company & Stipend.
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Philips Healthcare research and development internship interview

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S EaswaranFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Research And Development role at Philips Healthcare
Interview Process
Resume Shortlist HR Interview
Round 1

Resume Shortlist

Interview Experience
I believe that they were looking bio-products design. I had not worked in that field myself but had some courses and experiences in startups which revolved around the same. I made sure my resume emphasized these points.
Interview Tips
Simply put, make sure you are what they are looking for for their profile. Don't write something false but make sure you know how to modify the truth to fit their interest
Round 2

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: The questions were simple and 'Get to know you types'
  • Question 2: As my minor was nano, he drilled me on the concepts concerning medical applications of the same
  • Question 3: If I had to propose a project, what would it be?
  • Question 4: What does Philips HIC do?
Interview Experience
I have sweat as much in my entire life as I did in that air-conditioned interview room. The interview was through Skype. I made sure that I never gave up on the point that I had made the base for my pitch - 'Openness and ability to form new innovative idea'. I made sure that in every question, I was able to bring out this point and also show him my other qualities complemented the same. At the end I think that it was my confidence that did the trick.
Interview Tips
Make sure your body language and voice shows your confidence in what you are saying and make sure you pitch your strengths as often as possible revolving around what they might be requiring you to do at the internship.
Skills

Skills Tested

  • Creative Thinking
Skill Tips
Just try and make sure you send out the signals which make them realize you have the ability to work across domains using the specialized knowledge you have in your area of expertise. You need to show them that you can use your knowledge base creatively to solve some issue they might be working on at that time.
Motivation for applying
The main reason I wanted this was that this had both the ingredients that I wanted for an internship, Research and Development as Profile and an industry exposure in a company like Philips.
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Samsung Electronics India Software Operations research and development internship interview

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Aravind Shankara NarayananFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Research And Development role at Samsung Electronics India Software Operations
Interview Process
Resume Shortlist Test Group Discussion
Round 1

Resume Shortlist

Interview Experience
Thanks for letting my resume through even when I submitted it half an hour after the deadline :)
Round 2

Test

Test Sections
    Round 3

    Group Discussion

    Group Discussion Topic
    Digital India - Solving the society's problems as an engineer
    Interview Experience
    Smoothly conducted; no complaints about the organization of the event. (Though Samsung could have done better than keep that "structured GD" which wasn't even a GD :D)
    Skills

    Skills Tested

    • Communication
    • Aptitude
    • Basic C/C++
    General Tips
    Don't sweat it if your resume isn't very illustrious. Some basic projects and maybe experience at some startup would be enough for the resume shortlist (that was all I had, pretty much). The aptitude test has many questions but just try to attempt as many as you can in a relaxed manner. The coding test is peace - review basic algorithms (very basic, not even to graphs/linked lists level). And for the GD just stay calm and even if you can't form a well-rounded speech quickly, just mention your salient features. They will get back to you as they do another round through the people in the room. So just stay calm and think during the GD. You don't need to be a Hitler-level speaker to clear this (believe me, I'm far from it :) ). They take many people so don't worry too much about competition either. All the best :)
    Motivation for applying
    I was looking for a CS-based profile but in my heart I preferred one that didn't involve IT (I did apply for those too, for backup). So RnD profiles like Samsung and Adobe fit the bill nicely; I didn't get selected for Adobe though, and people do say that their RnD is better. No way to know, right? :D
    Funny Moments
    Technically I shouldn't say things about the applicants who took the GD with me (some of them did get through in fact), but I simply have to mention the types of problems and resolutions that were talked about in the "structured GD" - using satellite images to identify and combat poverty, seriously?

    And the moderator totally dissed the last guy who talked (out of his turn actually, when everyone was about to leave) - she didn't care about his speech and cut him short saying "let's give you seed money, maybe you'll build a business" !
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    EdgeVerve research and development internship interview

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    Prem AbhinavFresherSelected
    Application
    I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Research And Development role at EdgeVerve
    Interview Process
    Test HR Interview
    Round 1

    Test

    Duration
    2hr 30mins Minutes
    No. of Questions
    3 questions
    Test Sections
    • Section 1: Hackerrank Online Test
    Interview Experience
    The first question was to modify the given input string based on a sequence of string operations given.I coded in C and used string library functions like strstr to make my job easier but i recommend coding such questions in a language like java or python to simplify the implementation part.The second and third question were testing the mathematical skills and were easy to code. 2 and a half hours is too much for such a test.
    Interview Tips
    ->Coding in an object oriented language like c++ or python is useful.
    Round 2

    HR Interview

    Interview Questions
    • Question 1: Tell me about yourself.
    Interview Experience
    I was asked about my future plans.I was asked questions about my previous projects and some questions about them like why i had to select certain open source software over the others.
    Interview Tips
    Confidence is the key here.Also give the interviewers an idea of what exactly you expect out of this internship.Be ready to tell them about the field you are interested in,your past projects,what you like about their company,etc.
    Skills

    Skills Tested

    • clear picture of what you want to be in the future
    • What You Have Learnt Till Now
    • Knowledge Of Your Resume Points
    • How Much You Are Interested In The Company?
    • Aptitude
    • Technical Skills
    Skill Tips
    Only one word..confidence
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    Samsung Electronics India Software Operations research and development internship interview

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    Sai Teja ReddyFresherSelected
    Application
    I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Research And Development role at Samsung Electronics India Software Operations
    Interview Process
    Test Technical Interview HR Interview
    Round 1

    Test

    Duration
    180 Minutes
    No. of Questions
    1 questions
    Test Sections
    • Section 1: Programming Question
    Interview Experience
    A question related to the movement of pieces on a chess board was given.Easy question.Naive implementation gave me full marks.
    Interview Tips
    Always try the naive implementation and then try to optimize the solution.
    Round 2

    Technical Interview

    Interview Questions
    • Question 1: Questions related to static and global variables in C
    • Question 2: Some standard Linked List questions
    • Question 3: Questions asking to describe academic projects.
    Interview Experience
    I only gave the definitions. Didnot know much about usage.
    The Linked List questions were pretty standard and easy to answer.
    Interview Tips
    Understand various datatypes in C syntax.
    Make sure you are well versed with what you did in your projects.
    Round 3

    HR Interview

    Interview Questions
    • Question 1: Some general HR questions like Why Samsung ? etc.
    Interview Experience
    Aced it.
    Interview Tips
    Make sure you describe yourself confidently. DONOT STAMMER. Make sure you let them know that you know how great a company Samsung is.
    Skills

    Skills Tested

    • Graph Theory
    • Algorithms And Data Structures
    • C Programming
    Skill Tips
    Data structures and algorithms is the most important topic tested.
    Resources

    Preparation materials

    Books
    • Introduction To Algorithms : Thomas H. Cormen,
    Courses
    • InterviewBit.com,
    General Tips
    Data structures and Algorithms.......again!!

    Very important.
    Motivation for applying
    To be honest....my only option.
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    Adobe Systems research and development internship interview

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    Nalam Vssk ChaitanyaFresherSelected
    Application
    I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Research and Development role at Adobe Systems
    Interview Process
    Test Technical Interview
    Round 1

    Test

    Duration
    60 Minutes
    No. of Questions
    8 questions
    Test Sections
    • Section 1: Aptitude and Technical
    Interview Experience
    The test is conducted in hacker rank in Electrical DCF. The questions are asked in Probability, Coding, Data Structures and Algorithms.
    Interview Tips
    Just go through your probability notes and DSA notes and your Advanced and Computer Programming lab assignments.
    Round 2

    Technical Interview

    Interview Questions
    • Question 1: 100 white eggs and 100 black eggs are distributed in 2 bags and now choosen a egg. The way to be distribute the eggs so that the probability of getting a black egg is maximum?
    • Question 2: Given an array of 1 to 30 numbers put minus before some numbers so that sum of elements in array is zero.
    • Question 3: Given a binary tree print the left most element in each level. Note: Nodes need not have children. It's not complete binary tree.
    Interview Experience
    I stammerd a bit as it is my first interview but I was able to answer Q 1 and 3 and 2 with a small help as for 2 I was trying for answer which is "Not possible" as the sum of elements is odd.
    Interview Tips
    Be cool the questions will be easy. You just have to think peacefully and answer them. Question asked doesn't mean it will have an answer.
    Skills

    Skills Tested

    • Probability
    • Data Structures and Algorithms.
    • Aptitude
    Resources

    Preparation materials

    Books
    • Course notes.,
    Motivation for applying
    I want to do Reasearch and get patents which will be useful for my Higher Studies.
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    Mahindra & Mahindra research and development interview

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    AnonymousFresherSelected
    Application
    I was interviewed on-campus at NIT Surathkal for Research and Development role at Mahindra & Mahindra
    Interview Process
    Test Test Group Discussion Other Interview
    Round 1

    Test

    Duration
    60 Minutes
    No. of Questions
    75 questions
    Test Sections
    • Section 1: Verbal
    • Section 2: Logical
    • Section 3: Numerical
    Interview Experience
    Online aptitude test - 75 questions in 60 mins (verbal,logical,numerical) the numerical section was very long and some people got stuck here. Do NOT try to attempt all the questions properly, make some educated guess.- No negative marking
    Round 2

    Test

    Test Sections
      Interview Experience
      Online technical test - separate papers based on the profile chosen, and different questions foreveryone. Medium difficulty (Refer GATE preparation books for study material and stick to basics)
      Round 3

      Group Discussion

      Interview Experience
      The objective was to speak about any person from the group as to why Mahindra should hire him/her. Ask some friend of yours to speak for you and you can in turn speak for them. Speak to the point, listen to what other people are speaking, will help you once everyone is done speaking and GD proceeds further
      Interview Tips
      Fill the form provided by M&M people properly as it helps during the GD round.
      Round 4

      Other Interview

      Interview Questions
      • Question 1: Questions about your projects
      • Question 2: Questions based on automobile engineering
      Interview Experience
      PI -Different panel for different profile. The interview (R&D) started with a short intro, followed by questions about your projects (read properly the reports of internships or projects that you have done).This was followed by questions based on automobile engg. (petrol/diesel cycles,turbochargers,gearbox,differential,engine components,materials used, suspension system).The duration varied from 30-70 mins
      Skills

      Skills Tested

        Skill Tips
        GATE preparation books for technical topics, watch videos on internet to understand the working principles of various parts, and Get some good book for apti-test preparation and compete with any friend of yours as this will help you with the much-needed speed.
        General Tips
        Do your research about the company before applying, Keep your answers to the point, Do not be in a hurry to answer questions, think and then only reply and also Try to divert the course of interview in the direction of your interests.
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        Wrig Nanosystems research and development internship interview

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        Shantini BalakrishnanFresherSelected
        Application
        I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Research And Development role at Wrig Nanosystems
        Interview Process
        Resume Shortlist Technical Interview Puzzle Interview Case Study Interview
        Round 1

        Resume Shortlist

        Interview Tips
        Have a well written resume. Explain all your achievements in a detailed manner.
        Round 2

        Technical Interview

        Interview Questions
          Interview Experience
          The interview was based on resume. It started with tell me about yourself . I was then asked to explain about my intern and projects. Proper understanding of the projects done was expected.
          Interview Tips
          Be confident and be thorough with all the points in your resume.
          Round 3

          Puzzle Interview

          Interview Questions
            Interview Experience
            The interview started with , "Talk about one of your greatest achievements". Then I was asked 4 puzzles. The process you follow to reach the answer is important.
            Interview Tips
            Make sure you walk the interviewer through the process.
            Round 4

            Case Study Interview

            Interview Questions
              Interview Experience
              This was a Skype, case interview. The process you follow to arrive at a solution is important.
              Skills

              Skills Tested

              • Fast paced learning capability
              • Lateral Thinking
              General Tips
              Be confident and feel free to clarify any doubts you have. Think loud during the process of solving puzzles and case study.
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              SALESFORCE research and development internship interview

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              Vengala HaneeshFresherSelected
              Application
              I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Research And Development role at SALESFORCE
              Interview Process
              Test Technical Interview
              Round 1

              Test

              Duration
              50 Minutes
              No. of Questions
              25 questions
              Test Sections
              • Section 1: CSE
              Interview Experience
              THE TEST WAS GOOD BUT SOME OF THE QUESTIONS TAKES SOME TIME ,IT WAS A BIT CONFUSING BUT I TOOK MY TIME AND DO IT AND DID MAXIMUM
              Interview Tips
              THE QUESTIONS WERE MAINLY BASED ON CSE LIKE OPERATING SYSTEMS, C & JAVA PROGRMAMING ,IT WOULD BE BETTER TO PREPARE SOME TOPICS ON RECURSIVE ALGORITHMS AND HASTABLES THOUGH THEY DON'T COVER MUCH
              Round 2

              Technical Interview

              Interview Questions
                Interview Experience
                IT WAS A LONG INTERVIEW WHICH WENT FOR 2 HRS. THE QUESTIONS MAINLY WERE BASED ON ARRAYS AND STRINGS AND THEY ARE MAINLY BASED ON OPTIMIZATION (ESPECIALLY STRINGS WHICH WAS "RUN LENGTH ENCODING")
                Interview Tips
                ITS GOOD TO PREPARE QUESTIONS MAINLY ON TREES , STRINGS, ARRAYS
                Skills

                Skills Tested

                • Algorithmic Approach To Problem Solving
                Resources

                Preparation materials

                Books
                • Coding Interview Questions : Narasimha Karumanchi,
                • Java Complete Reference,
                Motivation for applying
                ITS THE WORLD #1 CRM COMPANY AND I WAS MAINLY INTERESTED IN APPLYING MY SKILLS TO HELP PEOPLE REGARDING SALES AND SERVICES AND ALSO WANTED TO HELP PEOPLE BUILD ENTERPRISES.WHICH SALESFORCE DOES AND THE CHARITY ACTIVITIES ALSO PEAKED MY INTEREST
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                Tyco research and development internship interview

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                Susmitha A VFresherSelected
                Application
                I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Research And Development role at Tyco
                Interview Process
                Technical Interview HR Interview
                Round 1

                Technical Interview

                Interview Questions
                • Question 1: Whats your experience with computer vision?
                • Question 2: About DSP? What are things the you have learnt?
                • Question 3: what are the techniques used in ML for CV apart from CV?
                Interview Experience
                it was good ,they were very friendly,
                Interview Tips
                its better to know very well about the profile of the internship
                Round 2

                HR Interview

                Interview Questions
                • Question 1: Tell me about your self?
                • Question 2: Why are you keen in joining Tyco?
                Skills

                Skills Tested

                • Machine Learning
                • Digital Signal Processing - DSP
                Skill Tips
                Just fare idea enough
                Motivation for applying
                The profile of the internship inspired me the most.
                Funny Moments
                funny part is they ask is they don't actually ask questions to solve in technical round ,they just ask how familiar you are.
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