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Microsoft software development engineer interview

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AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Software Development Engineer role at Microsoft
Interview Process
Test programming round case study round Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Test

No. of Questions
30 MCQs questions
Test Sections
  • Section 1: C programming language (20-25 MCQs):
  • Section 2: Data Structures and Algorithms, OS and DBMS (5-10 MCQs):
Interview Experience
Some companies don’t make any strict regulations regarding the language in question, but Microsoft always goes with C/C++. The questions are similar to what you would find in books like “Let us C”. Questions regarding pointer manipulation, predicting the output, pre-order postorder increment decrement, structures, arrays formed the majority. · These are their favourite areas of computer science that they choose to focus on. That being said the questions asked in this section were quite few. Maybe 5 or less than that. Questions regarding like memory allocation in OS, preferred data structure for a particular application, properties of database management systems made it in.
Interview Tips
1.   While preparing for the aptitude, sharpen your C skills. Give second preference to OS, DBMS and DSA. 2.   Get extensive practice in the most common types of C aptitude questions and give regular online tests. 3.   Cover what you can in OS, DBMS and DSA in the time that remains.
Round 2

programming round

Interview Experience
Once you clear the aptitude you become eligible for the programming round. This round has two questions meant to be solved in C. The focus is on the following aspects and in this particular order:CorrectnessOutput is correct for the given test cases Completeness Output is correct for all the test cases Time Complexity The program has the specified time complexity or less Space Complexity The program does not occupy too much excess space
You don’t have to write the entire programs just the necessary functions to perform the tasks given. The results were declared after a few days when Microsoft visited.
Question1 - Find an element in a rotated sorted array in O(log n) time. For ex. Find 4 in 7 8 9 1 2 4 5 
Question2 - With a parent pointer in every node of a binary tree, find the in order successor of a given node. I solved both of these questions, yet my solution for the first one used some amortized amount of time (amortized time is time that is not significant enough to affect the order, that is log n, but it is not too insignificant to be ignored as constant) more than the required time constraint which had me worried a little
Interview Tips
Work on getting at least the right answer, worry about the run time and space complexity later. Even people who could get just the right answer made it to the wildcard round
Round 3

case study round

Interview Experience
People who barely managed to get their output right in the last round were eligible for this round. I don’t have details about how this round was conducted since I wasn’t part of it but it is pretty standard procedure, the same kind of GD or case study that happens in most companies
Round 4

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: : While I read the resume go ahead and introduce yourself.
  • Question 2: : Questions about DSA and DBMS
  • Question 3: Write code for the subtitle syncing application you talked about, not the entire thing, just the crux of it.
  • Question 4: Write code for designing the ADT (Abstract Data Type) for all the classes that might be required to represent the game of chess
Interview Experience
Keep it real. Say stuff that is good about you AND makes you a good candidate for the job. You never have more than 3-4 minutes for such questions so focus on conveying what is most important. After general introductions, I talked about how passionate I am about programming and technology in general, how I didn’t just see it as a subject or a career option but something that I enjoyed doing and have successfully used in my daily life. Talk about what values and work ethics you believe in. End it with what qualities you have as a person or as a possible employee. Please note that you should not leave the interviewer on just your words to believe on. Give short descriptive examples to support what you are saying but don’t go on telling long boring stories I gave the required answers. I am not elaborating on this part since this is something that you can answer just by knowing your stuff. It was nothing out of the ordinary but it wasn’t all that easy. DSA and DBMS were among my favourite subjects so I did pretty well.  I wrote the code since I had actually made the application. This is an important question where he was testing whether I told the truth or not earlier. So whatever happens do not lie or make up even a single detail while explaining something, you never know what might come back to haunt you Write code for designing the ADT (Abstract Data Type) for all the classes that might be required to represent the game of chess Me: This was the kind of question that I wasn’t expecting. Also the reason I got this question was that I had mentioned chess in my hobbies. So keep in mind every small thing you put in your resume matters a lot. He allowed me to choose my language of choice so I began with Java and then I did the important part.
Round 5

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Why Microsoft?
  • Question 2: You left Barclays for Microsoft?
  • Question 3: What makes you better than you colleagues?
  • Question 4: Write the artificial intelligence logic in code for your Chess representation
Interview Experience
Why Microsoft?- Give some answer that is well thought and prepared beforehand.
You left Barclays for Microsoft? -Basically what they wanted to know here is that I don’t have the same plans for Microsoft. I told them Barclays was an investment bank and while I was fortunate to get a chance to work in that great environment I want to start my career in a product based company so Microsoft (Microsoft is becoming a service based company now BTW) Note: If you have done internship somewhere else and have rejected an offer from there, say only good things about your previous employer. Anything else will reflect badly on you.   
What makes you better than you colleagues? - Whatever nice things you can say about yourself, everything comes here. Don’t, however mention the negative points of your colleagues, in hopes of making yourself look good. It will only make you look bad. 
Write the artificial intelligence logic in code for your Chess representation- Now the fact that this question was asked in HR rather than Tech should give you an idea about the real purpose of this question. When this question was asked we didn’t even have AI as a subject yet. The interviewer knew beforehand that I could not code this. He wanted to see how I would handle it. So after thinking for a few minutes I decided to draw flow charts and map out scenarios
Skills

Skills Tested

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    Microsoft software development engineer interview

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    Shouvik RoyFresherSelected
    Application
    I was interviewed on-campus at NIT Durgapur for Software Development Engineer role at Microsoft
    Interview Process
    Test Test Technical Interview Technical Interview Behavioural Interview
    Round 1

    Test

    Duration
    30 Minutes
    No. of Questions
    15 questions
    Test Sections
    • Section 1: General Aptitude + C/C++ Output
    Interview Experience
    Easy questions on aptitude and output for C/C++.
    Interview Tips
    Try out questions from GeeksQuiz or http://www.indiabix.com/
    Round 2

    Test

    Duration
    60 Minutes
    No. of Questions
    2 questions
    Test Sections
    • Section 1: Coding Round
    Interview Experience
    Questions were easy and implementable within the time given. One was on linked list and the other on array/bit-wise arithmetic.
    Interview Tips
    2-3 Days of GeeksforGeeks would give you an edge in this round. Make sure you document your code with proper comments and write mnemonic variable names. Also if time permits write the logic or algorithm you've used in comments.
    Round 3

    Technical Interview

    Interview Questions
    • Question 1: Questions based on resume
    • Question 2: Questions on Java/JVM and OOP
    • Question 3: Question on How to manage yourself and work in a team and your past experiences
    Interview Experience
    The overall experience was wonderful. It was my first interview and i was able to answer most of them. On the behavioral questions your opinion should be clear and you should be able to convince the interviewer properly.
    Interview Tips
    Just be yourself, try to bring topics on which you've worked on earlier into the discussion so that the interviewer takes more time to analyze what you've accomplished. Don't hurry, if you don't know any answer, politely say you don't know it, but you would like to take a try.
    Round 4

    Technical Interview

    Interview Questions
    • Question 1: Questions on hobbies
    • Question 2: Questions on my favorite topics in CSE
    • Question 3: Questions on resume + projects + internship
    • Question 4: Questions on Data Structures/ Algorithms
    • Question 5: Questions on Problem designing
    • Question 6: Questions on C/C++ skills
    • Question 7: Pen/Paper coding
    Interview Experience
    My interview lasted for 1 hr 15 mins and I started well with my Introduction and hobbies. It was behavioral initially. Be open  and honest  to your interviewer. Don't speak random stuffs you haven't done as your interviewer can instantly browse on the internet about what you are saying and verify them. Have a good understanding of DS/Algo and know at least one OOP. you should at least master one language, its not a huge bonus if you know a lot of them.
    Interview Tips
    Be clear about what you say and write and instantly correct yourself if you've made a mistake. It shows that you are self-critical and you constantly improve yourself. It is good to accept any mistake you've done. Any code you write on paper should properly highlight your logic used. Its better to write a wrong code and debug/modify it on spot to make it correct rather than writing a code with zero error at first shot. It shows how you learn from your mistakes.
    The interviewer wants to see how you adapt yourself and learn, he/she is not interested in how much you know.
    Round 5

    Behavioural Interview

    Interview Questions
    • Question 1: Questions about myself/hobbies
    • Question 2: Questions on resume/internship
    • Question 3: A few technical questions
    Interview Experience
    This round was the final round for Microsoft Internship. It was an AA( As Appropriate ) Round, where you can expect technical as well as HR questions.
    Interview Tips
    Feel confident about yourself and the game plan is again just to be yourself. Do some Research on the company you are sitting for and about their products/services, so that you can show that you are as much interested in joining the company as they want to take you in after clearing all these rounds. Always ask your interviewer some relevant questions, whichever round it may be. This is where you can ask about the company's policies, culture etc.
    Skills

    Skills Tested

    • Debugging
    • Openness
    • Technical
    • Honesty
    • Attitude
    Skill Tips
    Just give your best if you are willing for the company and never underestimate your abilities. Have some internships/projects/apps on your resume which you've made. Mention all the relevant work you've done, just don't brag about it. Prepare well for the behavioral questions. Be prepared to admit your mistakes and accept others' solutions.
    Resources

    Preparation materials

    Books
    • Cracking the Coding Interview,
    General Tips
    Keep yourself motivated and build your resume. Have good working knowledge and make your fundamental concepts clear. Try to work on projects/internship or summer/winter training courses.
    Motivation for applying
    Microsoft was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen with an objective of "A Computer in every Home", since then Microsoft has carried on its effort and changed the way we do things and interact with others. It has achieved more than its primary objective and its one of the leading software companies in the world. Its exciting to be a part of it and take joy in developing solutions which affect billions of people worldwide.
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    Microsoft software development engineer interview

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    Abhishek MishraFresherSelected
    Application
    I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Software Development Engineer role at Microsoft
    Interview Process
    Test coding Technical Interview HR Interview Other Interview
    Round 1

    Test

    Duration
    30 Minutes
    No. of Questions
    15 questions
    Test Sections
    • Section 1: C
    • Section 2: C++,
    • Section 3: General tech
    • Section 4: Quants
    Round 2

    coding

    Interview Experience
    Write 2 functions(not entire programs) in C language on cocubes.com platform Q.1 Find an element in a rotated sorted array in O(log n) time. For ex. Find 4 in 7 8 9 1 2 4 5 A binary search technique could also do it in O(log n). They wanted an optimized binary sort and so I felt, the question wasn't clear enough. Didn't attempt it and told the interviewer the reason. Q.2  With a parent pointer in every node of a binary tree, find the in order successor of a given node. Solved only the second, but I ensured it could work on all boundary cases. Results of round 2 were declared on the day Microsoft visited the campus.
    Round 3

    Technical Interview

    Interview Questions
    • Question 1: how I would have attempted the first question in round 2
    • Question 2: Asked me my interests?
    • Question 3: How would you find least common ancestor of two nodes in a binary tree?
    • Question 4: How would you optimize it for a binary search tree?
    • Question 5: Find a string in a 2D character matrix in any order(horizontal/vertical/diagonal)
    • Question 6: How would you identify two nodes that have been swapped in a binary search tree?
    Interview Experience
    How would you find least common ancestor of two nodes in a binary tree? I said you could use two stacks, push nodes as you traverse and then compare when you are popping. He asked me to explain on the whiteboard. I did, but realised there was a problem, I looked at him and he was there, smiling as wide as he could. I asked for 2 minutes, and then gave him a better approach with a stack and a hash table. He seemed satisfied
    Interview Tips
    Keep talking while you are solving a problem/writing code. This keeps him informed of your progress and if you are lucky, you might receive some help. He repeatedly had been asking me stand up and sit to explain everything on the board. So eat adequately on any interview day.
    Round 4

    HR Interview

    Interview Questions
    • Question 1: Asked me to write a function for reversing characters in a string.
    • Question 2: Asked me to explain my projects.
    • Question 3: a few HR questions about family, achievements, why Microsoft, future pla
    Interview Experience
    Asked me to write a function for reversing characters in a string and left the room. I wrote  4 lines of code to swap characters from ends. A vague question it was, he returned and explained what he wanted later. It was his fault but I politely apologized for not understanding the question. Remember: The boss is always right!

    He wanted the string to be reversed alphabetically. So if it was "adecb", it should become "edcba". I wrote code. He had a 2-second glance at it, and then asked for an explanation
    Round 5

    Other Interview

    Interview Questions
    • Question 1: Creative Interview
    Interview Experience
    A happy two hour discussion-cum-interview on designing another Facebook, all data structures, algorithms that can be used and features, optimisations that could be added. I asked him a few conceptual questions related to his subjects of interest and he answered delightfully. He gave me his email ID to contact him for more knowledge and for a second I missed my heartbeat, coz that might mean he won’t meet again. But results were announced and there he was, shaking my hands with a gleaming smile.
    Skills

    Skills Tested

    • C
    • C++
    • Data structures
    • Algorithms
    General Tips
    Overall, it was a great experience interacting with them. Seemed to be a nice bunch of interesting people, looking for intellectual conversations with students.
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    Myntra software development engineer interview

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    Amber MadvariyaFresherSelected
    Application
    I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Guwahati for Software Development Engineer role at Myntra
    Interview Process
    Resume Shortlist Interview Interview Interview
    Round 1

    Resume Shortlist

    Interview Experience
    Myntra had conducted a coding test on campus before the start of the placement season with 2 questions, one on stack and other on DP. The eligible branches were Computer Science & Engineering, Mathematics & Computing, Electrical Engineering and Electronics & Communication Engineering. I couldn't give the test because my branch was Engineering Physics. However, when they visited campus for interviews on day 2, everyone who had cleared their test was already placed. They looked over some resumes for interviews and decided to interview me, since i had some projects in Machine Learning and Computer Vision.
    Interview Tips
    For the test, the DP question asked was pretty standard, on Longest Common Subsequence. The question on stacks, i dont remember what it was but it was also pretty straight forward. For the test, i would reommend to solve problem from geeksforgeeks. If they do come to resume shortlisting, they are looking for people who have done good projects and internships.
    Round 2

    Interview

    Interview Questions
      Interview Experience
      The interview started off with questions on my general interest in Software Development. The first round had two coding questions, i was supposed to write the code on paper. The first question was to add two numbers represented by linked lists - http://www.geeksforgeeks.org/add-two-numbers-represented-by-linked-lists/. They gave a specific input and asked me to demonstrate step by step in my code, how it would lead to the correct answer. I dont remember the second question, but it was also an easy one on linked lists.
      Interview Tips
      It's ok if you can't code a general solution, if you can write a code which works for the particular input they have given then also it's ok with them. But be thorough with Data structures.
      Round 3

      Interview

      Interview Questions
        Interview Experience
        I wasn't asked to write any code in this interview. They asked me some questions on Machine Learning, because of my projects in them. Then they asked me if i knew graph algorithms. Since i knew BFS and DFS, i told them. They asked the difference between the two. Then they asked me if i knew how to find the shortest distance between two points in a graph. I didn't know Djikstra's properly but i knew it worked on the greedy approach so was able to tell that. Then they asked me how would i find the second shortest path. I tried to answer it with the same greedy approach, but couldn't arrive at the complete solution.
        Interview Tips
        They ask a tough theoretical question. It's ok if you don't know the answer, they only look for your approach.
        Round 4

        Interview

        Interview Questions
          Interview Experience
          They asked me to code one question which was on stacks, i don't remember the question, but it was also not difficult, and i wrote the code for that. Then they started to drill me on my resume, on every project that i had done, every miniscule detail.
          Interview Tips
          Be very thorough with your resume. It's a clear red flag for them if you can't explain something you have written on your resume.
          Skills

          Skills Tested

          • Coding
          Skill Tips
          They generally stick to coding only.
          Resources

          Preparation materials

          Books
          • Karumanchi,
          Courses
          • Machine Learning - Coursera course,
          General Tips
          Be thorough with Data Structures and Algorithms and also with your resume.
          Motivation for applying
          Wanted a job in Software Development.
          Funny Moments
          My third round started pretty late in the night around 11:30 PM. So, had a walking interview in front of the canteen because the interviewer thought i looked tired and should have a cup of coffee.
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          Google software development engineer interview

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          AnonymousFresherSelected
          Application
          I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Roorkee for Software Development Engineer role at Google
          Interview Process
          Test Interview Interview Interview
          Round 1

          Test

          Test Sections
            Interview Experience
            The written round was based entirely upon Algorithms and Data Structures. 
            Complexity of various operations were asked and a few aptitude questions were present. 
            Nothing much was asked about Databases etc.
            Round 2

            Interview

            Interview Questions
              Interview Experience
              The interview was 3 rounds of pure technical stuff. The questions were tough. Typically 2 or more questions were asked in each interview (atleast one of which would be a coding question which you had to solve and code within the time limit of 45 minutes for both questions).
              I was initially asked about the Euler Tour and how I would code up a solution. I gave the standard graph theory solution for the same. The interview realized that I knew about the problem and switched the problem statement and gave me a problem that I had not encountered before. The idea was to give you an unseen problem and see how you cracked it. 

              The problem was:- Given a series of overlapping intervals, generate all the event points and the set of intervals that were currently overlapping the event point. eg. for the intervals (1 3) (2 6) (2 4) (3 7)(8 9) the event points would be (1 - (1 3)) (2 - (1 3) (2 6)(2 4))(3 - (1 3)(2 6)(2 4)(3 7))(4 - (2 6)(2 4)(3 7))(6 - (2 6)(3 7))(7 - (3 7))(8 - (8 9))(9 - (8 9)). After solving this problem, I was asked about some general questions about designing distributed databases for a high volume application and distributed data centers and how to adjust for geographically distributed queries.
              Round 3

              Interview

              Interview Questions
                Interview Experience
                In the 2nd technical interview round, the first question was an analytical one about proving or disproving a statement involving a grid of size 2^n by 2^n. The question asked whether it was possible to tile the grid using an L shaped tile of size 2x2 leaving just one square empty. The second question was to code up the delete node operation on a BST.
                Round 4

                Interview

                Interview Questions
                  Interview Experience
                  This one was relatively easier where the question involved adding 2 numbers of equal number of base 10 digits stored as a singly linked list of digits. 
                  Allowed operations were only forward traversal of the linked list with O(1) extra space and a time better than 2 traversals of the linked list.
                  Skills

                  Skills Tested

                    Skill Tips
                    Primary preparation was from 2 sources:<br /> 1) In the early stages (about 2 months before Day 0 of placements) - I read through Cormen et al<br /> (Algorithms - MIT Press) and solved problems from Codechef and other sources. I also read through the TopCoder tutorials on Dynamic Programming, Graph Algorithms and Tree Based problems.<br /> 2) In the later stages (15 days before Day 0) - I read through the book "Algorithms for Interviews". It has a number of tough problems on DP, Graph theory and specialized algorithms for specific problems (eg. O(n) solutions for certain cases). Also, I went through the past year interview questions of all the CS companies available - MS, Adobe, Amazon etc. A few days before Day 0, I also went through my previous year notes on Operating Systems, Databases etc.<br /> 3) One thing that I neglected was implementing the code for basic data structures (Tree insert, delete etc.) but I should have done that as part of the preparation as I was caught off guard by one question about my basics. I would recommend reading C++ Data Structures and Algorithms by Lippman. (Some others also recommend C by Kerninghan and Ritchie as a way to brush up your language skills).
                    Resources

                    Preparation materials

                    Books
                    • Cormen et al (Algorithms - MIT Press),
                    • Algorithms for Interviews,
                    • C++ Data Structures and Algorithms by Lippman,
                    • C by Kerninghan and Ritchie,
                    General Tips
                    Study hard (especially Algorithms, Graph Theory and Data Structures) for

                    the interviews. They don't care about HR stuff and they look for high CG candidates.
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                    Intuit software development engineer interview

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                    AnonymousFresherSelected
                    Application
                    I was interviewed on-campus at NIT Surathkal for Software Development Engineer role at Intuit
                    Interview Process
                    Test PERSONAl interview Technical Interview HR Interview
                    Round 1

                    Test

                    Test Sections
                      Interview Experience
                      Written round having coding 3 coding questions. All the questions were aimed at testing the DSA fundamentals of the students. The questions were not too difficult or complicated. The main catch in this round was whether the student could write a clean code covering all the test cases possible. The boundary cases were the most important test cases that they were looking for.
                      Round 2

                      PERSONAl interview

                      Interview Experience
                      Around 18 students were shortlisted from the written round for the personal interviews. The PI started with a group round. Basically this round was to judge the thought process of students for a given problem statement. There was no elimination after this round.
                      Round 3

                      Technical Interview

                      Interview Questions
                        Interview Experience
                        The technical interviews were elimination based rounds. The technical rounds were DSA based mainly. A few questions based on OS, DBMS, Networks were also asked but these were just the basic questions. The first 15 mins of each interview was based on the resume- basically questions on your projects, challenges faced, how you overcame those challenges etc. So be sure you are well revised with your resume. The last 10 mins was meant for the candidates to ask questions to the interviewers. Make most of these 10 mins because the questions that you ask reflects greatly upon your inclination towards the company. Moreover a great last 10 mins can easily make up for some mistakes that you did during your technical interviews.
                        Round 4

                        HR Interview

                        Interview Questions
                          Interview Experience
                          The HR round was just a formality. For our batch everyone who reached the HR round got selected. So if you make it to the HR round that means the company is genuinely interested in taking you.
                          Skills

                          Skills Tested

                          Skill Tips
                          The Job profile offered is of Software Development Engineer. Ask questions regarding the growth of the company, the competition that they are currently facing in the market. Even ask about any paradigm shifts that the company is currently undergoing. Ask about you role in the company, your growth, the technology you will be working on etc.
                          General Tips
                          No tips. No hints. No use repeating the same usual stuff again. All the interviews are different. Just be confident and enter the interview room. Rest all will fall in place automatically. Citing an instance from my interview, I started my first technical interview by mentioning my hobby as eating food. The next 10 mins was spent discussing the different places that I have tried in and around mangalore. The interview even went on to ask some nice place to eat ( and he actually went there that night . The point I am trying to emphasize is that interviewers like people who are quite confident and open during the interviews. If you try to fake things then they are smart enough to catch you.

                          The whole placement process was really exhausting and frustrating. Each rejection just added to the frustration. But finally making the cut was the most rewarding experience of my life and made all the frustration, rejection, exhaustion seem worth it.

                          Make sure you do a proper background research about the company- their products, their business market etc. Make sure you ask questions during their ppt and give answers to the questions that they throw at you. This will bring you to their notice.
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                          Microsoft software development engineer interview

                          5.8k views
                          AnonymousFresherSelected
                          Application
                          I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Software Development Engineer role at Microsoft
                          Interview Process
                          Test Technical Interview Technical Interview HR Interview
                          Round 1

                          Test

                          Duration
                          30 minutes Minutes
                          No. of Questions
                          20 questions questions
                          Test Sections
                          • Section 1: C language
                          • Section 2: coding
                          Interview Experience
                          It consisted of 20 questions primarily on C (What will be the output/error types). 3-4 of these questions were on basic logic, data structure, operating system etc.  30 minutes were given, which everyone found adequate. The test was not very difficult since I was thorough with books such as . Two codes were to be written, compulsorily in C. Both the questions were directly taken from the book Cracking. Question 1: A sorted array is given, but it is rotated an unknown number of times. Find an element in this array. Time complexity should be log(n).  Array example:  15, 17, 19, 50, 1, 2, 6, 8. I did not know how to do it. I tried a modified binary search but it did not work for all cases. So I just used a normal for-loop (Linear Search)Question 2: Find the in-order successor of a node in a binary tree.
                          Round 2

                          Technical Interview

                          Interview Questions
                          • Question 1: 1. Tell me about yourself (This was the first question in every interview I ever gave. So prepare a good answer for it).
                          • Question 2: 2. Print first 200 Fibonacci numbers in reverse order. (I did it but it was not efficient).
                          • Question 3: 3. Check whether a string is palindrome or not.
                          • Question 4: 4. What is normalization? Explain 2NF, 3NF, BCNF. (I didn’t know BCNF).
                          • Question 5: 5. What is TCP IP (I could not answer). 6. What is a stack/queue?
                          Round 3

                          Technical Interview

                          Interview Questions
                          • Question 1: What are indexes, clustered and non-clustered indexes?
                          • Question 2: What are the problems in Mumbai and design technological solutions for them. You get a good chance to show your creativity in open-ended questions like these. We discussed the above question for almost 20-25 minutes
                          • Question 3: Design the database that you used in your project.
                          Round 4

                          HR Interview

                          Interview Questions
                          • Question 1: . What went wrong in the first round?
                          • Question 2: . Why is your aggregate so low in comparison to your peers?
                          • Question 3: Why don’t you join your father’s business?
                          • Question 4: How do you use your technical skills to help him in his business?
                          • Question 5: Why don’t you pursue a career in teaching?
                          • Question 6: Why Microsoft?
                          • Question 7: What was your role in the projects? Which technology did you use and Why?
                          • Question 8: Why have you not participated in any coding-competition?
                          • Question 9: Why have you not done an internship?
                          • Question 10: Why have you not done an internship?
                          Skills

                          Skills Tested

                            Resources

                            Preparation materials

                            Books
                            • Let Us C,
                            • Test Your C Skills,
                            • The Coding Interview ,
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                            Epic Systems software development interview

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                            AnonymousFresherSelected
                            Application
                            I was interviewed on-campus at BIT Mesra for Software Development role at Epic Systems
                            Interview Process
                            Test Test Technical Interview HR Interview
                            Round 1

                            Test

                            Duration
                            40-70 Minutes
                            Test Sections
                            • Section 1: WRITTEN TEST
                            Interview Experience
                            There were two rounds of test. About half were shortlisted for the round 2. There was no time limit for both the rounds. The evaluation was done on basis of both time and accuracy. It took 45-70 minutes for this round. 1) Section A: general aptitude questions. 2)Section B: A new programming language was given. You have to understand the programming language and answer the questions that follow.
                            Interview Tips
                            Total number of students appeared for written: 130 around Number of students shortlisted for interview: 20 (Interviews were Telephonic)
                            Round 2

                            Test

                            Duration
                            50 Minutes
                            No. of Questions
                            4 questions
                            Test Sections
                            • Section 1: WRITTEN TEST
                            Interview Experience
                            There were four coding questions. We just had to write the functions. Any programming language even pseudo code was allowed. Q1. Convert a decimal number into fraction (e.g. input is 0.5 (float) output will be “1/2” (string)) Q2. There is a question which is slightly modified version of maximum-subarray problem. Q3. Given n. Generate all numbers with number of digits equal to n, such that the digit to the right is greater than the left digit (ai+1 > ai). E.g. if n=3 (123,124,125,......129,234,.....789) Q4. You can swap only two consecutive elements. You have to show all steps to convert a string into another string (both strings will be anagrams of each other). E.g. GUM to MUGGUM

                            GMU

                            MGU

                            MUG
                            Round 3

                            Technical Interview

                            Interview Questions
                              Interview Experience
                              Round 3: Telephonic Interview (15-30 minutes) Technical: Questions were from resume only. They will ask about any project and various technologies in it.
                              Round 4

                              HR Interview

                              Interview Questions
                                Interview Experience
                                Round 4: Telephonic Interview (15-30 minutes) HR:They asked general HR questions. (Like: Why Epic? Strengh/ Weakness.., etc.)
                                Skills

                                Skills Tested

                                  General Tips
                                  Written rounds are more important than the interviews. In the written (Round 2) test try to focus on code quality and time. Write comment as much as possible. Don’t waste time in peeping from others. Earlier submission will give you an advantage over others
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                                  Ola Cabs software development engineer interview

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                                  Sathoori AravindFresherSelected
                                  Application
                                  I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Software Development Engineer role at Ola Cabs
                                  Interview Process
                                  Resume Shortlist Test Test Technical Interview Technical Interview
                                  Round 1

                                  Resume Shortlist

                                  Interview Experience
                                  Almost every one who has applied for the profile has been shortlisted for the test
                                  Round 2

                                  Test

                                  No. of Questions
                                  40 questions
                                  Interview Experience
                                  It has english , programming , logical reasoning and math questions equally in different sections with a total time of 40 min to solve and you can switch between the sections.
                                  Round 3

                                  Test

                                  No. of Questions
                                  2 questions
                                  Interview Experience
                                  It has two programming questions and Every one has got different questions. I got kadane's algorithm and K closest elements for a number in a sorted array
                                  Round 4

                                  Technical Interview

                                  Interview Experience
                                  Sorted Array with some unknown rotation and a value 'k' is given. Find whether that element is present in the array or not.
                                  Interview Tips
                                  First find the starting point(least element position) of the sorted array in O(log n). Then sort the array and with binary search find whether that element is present in the array or not.
                                  Round 5

                                  Technical Interview

                                  Interview Experience
                                  Question 1: An array with 0's and 1's is given and we need to find largest square sub matrix with 1's.
                                  Question 2: Binary search tree deletion
                                  Interview Tips
                                  1)For the first question give dynamic programming solution in bottom up manner.
                                  http://www.geeksforgeeks.org/maximum-size-sub-matrix-with-all-1s-in-a-binary-matrix/

                                  They will mostly ask atleast one question related to trees. So be prepared for that and you might also asked to code.
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                                  Flipkart software development engineer interview

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                                  AnonymousFresherSelected
                                  Application
                                  I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Software development engineer role at Flipkart
                                  Interview Process
                                  Test Group Discussion Other Interview Test Technical Interview
                                  Round 1

                                  Test

                                  Test Sections
                                    Interview Experience
                                    This was a CAT type test. This was for Flipkart GT.
                                    Round 2

                                    Group Discussion

                                    Interview Experience
                                    This was for Flipkart GT
                                    Interview Tips
                                    Performance in GD matters a lot. Abstract topics were given.
                                    Round 3

                                    Other Interview

                                    Interview Questions
                                    • Question 1: 1. Technical Round
                                    • Question 2: HR Round
                                    Interview Experience
                                    This was for Flipkart GT
                                    Round 4

                                    Test

                                    Test Sections
                                      Interview Experience
                                      An online programming test was conducted and then candidates were
                                      shortlisted based on their performance. Shortlisted candidates had 3 or 4 rounds of technical interviews.
                                      This round was for Flipkart SDE
                                      Round 5

                                      Technical Interview

                                      Interview Questions
                                        Interview Experience
                                        This was for Flipkart SDE
                                        Skills

                                        Skills Tested

                                        • Communication Skills
                                        • General e-commerce awareness
                                        • Problem Solving
                                        • Coding
                                        Skill Tips
                                        For SDE, Coding skills were tested, especially on Dynamic Programming.
                                        General Tips
                                        Most of the placement tests are CAT based. If you are interested about placements, make sure you prepare for CAT questions. During interview, employers look for your confidence and communication skills.
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