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PayPal Software developer interview

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Aditya V KamathFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Hyderabad for Software developer role at PayPal
Interview Process
Test Technical Interview Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Test

Duration
60 Minutes
No. of Questions
21 questions
Test Sections
  • Section 1: Aptitude
  • Section 2: Writing Code on paper
Interview Experience
The aptitude test consisted of about 20 questions and had just 20 minutes. The questions were tough and you need speed to solve them. People preparing for CAT and other such exams should be able to perform better. The max score among my batch was 7 or 8.
The coding question was paper based and you had to write C code for a simple question on paper, but design was also taken into account for evaluating the code.
Interview Tips
Both get disheartened if you don't do well in the aptitude.
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Explain the concepts of Object Oriented Programming
  • Question 2: Give examples of abstraction and polymorphism
  • Question 3: A simple design question to design classes
Interview Experience
The interview was more like a discussion rather than a question answer round. The discussion always went quite off the topic and the interviewer went on to ask other concepts of OS and networks etc.
Interview Tips
Be thorough with the core concepts in subjects like OS and networks
Round 3

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: What does PayPal do?
  • Question 2: A simple Machine learning question to use thresholding
  • Question 3: Questions about Software Defined Networking and my project in that field
Interview Experience
This interview was a little more of marketing PayPal to me than an interview. He however slipped in the questions given above. The machine learning question was a little too obvious to apply thresholding and I wasted time trying to get better algorithms when he expected only thresholding.
Interview Tips
Do not tell you are the topper if you are, because I did and he clearly said they don't hire toppers!
Round 4

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Questions about my internships at a startup and USC
  • Question 2: Am I considering going for masters
  • Question 3: What makes you want to join PayPal?
Interview Experience
This interview was more to get the truth out of me. I have a very research oriented profile and that was evident from my resume. The interview was to find out whether I would really join their company if offered.
Interview Tips
If you have a high CG and research experience but still want to go for a job, make sure you tune your resume to prune out the research and only market the side which the company looks for, otherwise the company will reject you.
Motivation for applying
Just as a backup since I was indeed planning for a masters program. Highest paying package among the companies at that time.
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PayPal It(data analytics) internship interview

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Shanmukh ChaitanyaFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for It(data analytics) role at PayPal
Interview Process
Resume Shortlist Test Group Discussion Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Resume Shortlist

Interview Experience
There may be a cgpa cutoff of 7. No resume short listing
Round 2

Test

No. of Questions
20 questions
Test Sections
  • Section 1: Aptitude and coding
Interview Experience
-aptitude was easy and a few coding questions
- In section 2, there is 1 coding question. 30 minutes time is given
Round 3

Group Discussion

Group Discussion Topic
No GD
Round 4

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: 2 technical interviews
Interview Experience
-Asked about the linked lists, some coding questions, coding projects if done you and about you're resume
-2 round is less of a technical and more of house you approach a problem
Interview Tips
- I would say I did technical rounds OK OK . But say what you know with confidence.
- Try to explain what you have done and what you know clearly. That's enough
Round 5

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Why PayPal
Interview Experience
- it's the deciding round. Once you get selected in the two rounds, if you do hr round well, then surely you will get an offer
- basically was the best round I had. I did well in that round
Skills

Skills Tested

Skill Tips
-if you don't know something, say at least what you know.<br /> -But make sure you convey what you are good it and tell about that<br /> -Research about the company and prepare for the questions like why you are interested in the company
Motivation for applying
- I am interested in data analytics profile. I said I am interested in that properly
Funny Moments
I didn't get shortlisted in the exam. But the hr is a good person. She said if you are interested in the company though not shortlisted, come and meet me. Finally she said attend the interview. All the interviewers were very friendly, mainly hr
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PayPal It internship interview

7.3k views
VaibhavFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for It role at PayPal
Interview Process
Resume Shortlist Test Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Resume Shortlist

Interview Experience
The resume shortlist round was very fair and well structured as every one was given ample time to register for PayPal on the internship portal. The deadline was also extended for a day to give opportunity to people who might have forgotten to apply.
Interview Tips
Make your resume tailored to the profile of the company. PayPal generally looks for people with good coding skills and a strong knowledge of algorithms. It will always help to describe a coding project in your resume.
Round 2

Test

Duration
45 Minutes
Test Sections
  • Section 1: Aptitude section was challenging but not very tough . the time was sufficient to attempt all the questions. one of the paragraph questions was tough. The last five questions were based on the knowledge of basic C
  • Section 2: There was one coding quetion with a time limit of 30 minutes
Interview Experience
It was fun to work out the aptitude section. Some of the questions were challenging
The coding section was very interesting. I enjoyed working on creating the algorithm to solve the problem.
Round 3

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: There were two technical rounds and one HR round. In the first round I was asked to delete a node from a linked list
  • Question 2: A recursive program to print numbers in ascending order
  • Question 3: In the second round , I was asked to sort a string and find the alphabet which is repeated with the least relative distance
  • Question 4: Questions regarding my previous projects
Interview Experience
The technical round was very good. Both the panelists were very friendly and they clearly described the problem statement. I was given ample time to work on the problems. The even helped me by giving hints whenever I got stuck
Interview Tips
A good knowledge of Data Structures and Algorithm is required to et through the technical round
Round 4

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: asked about my interest in CS
  • Question 2: Projects in CS
  • Question 3: What is one thing that you like about PayPal after today's presentation?
Interview Experience
The HR round was very casual. The manager took the candidates for short walk and spoke to us very informally. She also gave me tips on how to build my interest in coding.
Skills

Skills Tested

Skill Tips
One should have a good knowledge of data structures and experience in implementation of a problem
Resources

Preparation materials

Books
  • Let Us C : Yashwant Kanetkar,
Courses
  • Data Structures And Algorithms (DSA),
General Tips
Just be cool during the interview . P
Motivation for applying
My passion for coding led me to applying to PayPal . I also believe that the core values of the company strongly matches my values and ideas.
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PayPal Coding internship interview

6.9k views
GoonwanthFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Coding role at PayPal
Interview Process
Test Technical Interview Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Test

Duration
75 Minutes
No. of Questions
20 + 1 questions
Test Sections
  • Section 1: Aptitude
  • Section 2: Coding
Interview Experience
The amount of time given to complete the exam was sufficient and the process was smooth.
Interview Tips
Solve basic programming questions in CPP( for eg finding the length of the biggest palindrome in a string ).
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: write a program (in C) to print fibonacci numbers
  • Question 2: Basics of stacks and linked lists.
  • Question 3: Describe the coding projects(or labs) you did?
Interview Experience
The interview started with basic question in the beginning and slowly the standard increased thus giving me time to adapt.
Interview Tips
Concentrate more on knowing the basics.
Round 3

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: what is your favourite ecommerce site ant tell me the positives and negatives of that company?
  • Question 2: How can you improve the negatives ?
  • Question 3: Basic problems on searching
Interview Experience
The interviewer was very friendly and gave me hints if was struck so that I can come up with solutions.
The interview actually increased my confidence on my abilities.
Interview Tips
To ace this interview we should have good knowledge about data structures and standard algorithms like sorting and searching.
Round 4

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Tell me about yourself
  • Question 2: What is the thing that ticks you to work in coding companies.
Interview Experience
HR interview was more like a friendly advice and building rapport.
Interview Tips
Be confident.
Skills

Skills Tested

Skill Tips
Be well versed with basics and also your resume.
Resources

Preparation materials

Books
  • C By Kerninghan And Ritchie,
General Tips
Learn more about arrays and string manipulation.
Motivation for applying
Feedback from seniors and huge learning experience.

Funny Moments
One of the interviewer asked me not to call him sir but I kept calling him sir anyway and then he told we will run away if I call him sir again !!.
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PayPal Data analyst interview

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AKASH KUMAR SINGHFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Data analyst role at PayPal
Interview Process
Test Puzzle Interview Technical Interview Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Test

Test Sections
  • Section 1: Around 20 MCQ's and 1 coding question
Interview Experience
The coding question was:
Given a binary string containing 0's and 1's. You can split the string such that each partition should be a exponential of 5 (1,5,25,625...). You were asked to return minimum number of partition for the given string such each partition is exponential of 5. If no such partition exists return -1.
Examples: '101101101' Ans: 3 (101, 101, 101)
'111' Ans: 3 (1,1,1)
10101 Ans: -1
Interview Tips
For MCQ's prepare DSA, OS and Networking. For DSA you can refer to cormen
For Coding question practice on either geeksforgeeks or from any of the coding platforms like hackerrank
The shortlist was mainly dependent on coding question
Round 2

Puzzle Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Probability , question on calculating expected number of trials and puzzles
Interview Tips
Do lot of puzzles from heard on the street, http://gurmeet.net/puzzles/ , Try to search for more. It will be helpful in other interviews as well
Round 3

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: For this round he gave me lot of problems and asked to develop optimal algorithm to solve that. Problems were mainly on trees and number sequences
Interview Tips
Practice algorithm section from geeksforgeeks. There are lot of standard problems. The given questions were slightly modified version of standard problems
Round 4

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: In this round he mainly discussed my projects and asked me how these can be put to use in Paypal. He also asked some basic questions from ML.
Interview Tips
For this round you need to be well prepared with your projects and resume.
Round 5

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: HR round was just for formality
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PayPal It engineer internship interview

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Subodh Kumar VishwakarmaFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for It engineer role at PayPal
Interview Process
Resume Shortlist Test Technical Interview Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Resume Shortlist

Interview Experience
Very easy! Just make a proper resume. Mention all your skills whether it be technical or something else.
Interview Tips
If mentioning any projects done, they are definitely going to ask you about it in the interview. Be prepared.
Round 2

Test

Duration
75 Minutes
No. of Questions
21 questions
Test Sections
  • Section 1: Aptitude and Technical test
Interview Experience
Aptitude :
Intermediate level
Includes : Data interpretation, logical questions and finding output of C code
Last 5 questions will be related to C programming

Technical :
Technical was also moderated level. It will be C++/Java coding. Only one question. I was asked to find the length of longest palindrome in a given string.
Interview Tips
Just try to do C programming related questions before because sometimes you may get stuck in some aptitude questions. If at all you get stuck, move ahead and come back later to that question.
Round 3

Technical Interview

Interview Experience
Questions asked were related to linked lists(singly/doubly), stacks, sorting, string manipulation etc.
Interview Tips
Just be calm. If you know, say yes. If you can try, say it. If you don't know at all, just admit it. It'll be fine.
Round 4

Technical Interview

Interview Experience
Similar to first technical interview.
Round 5

HR Interview

Interview Experience
Very easy
They basically try to know your background. Speak it boldly with confidence. Be enthusiastic, this will make an impression on them. They might ask "Why PayPal?". Be ready with it.
General Tips
Just be calm in HR irrespective of your technicals (in case it doesn't go well).
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PayPal It internship interview

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Phani KaranFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for It role at PayPal
Interview Process
Test Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Test

Duration
90 Minutes
No. of Questions
21 questions
Test Sections
  • Section 1: MCQs - Quant + Programming (questions in C)
  • Section 2: Write code as per question
Interview Experience
The MCQs - Quant part was easy. They had some good questions. It was quite interesting. Programming questions were mostly out of my domain,

The final code writing question was not that tough. We had half an hour to write the code, and I pretty much wrote it till the last minute and got the green tick.
Interview Tips
Go well prepared in C, C++. They asked obscure MCQ questions which most junta doesn't know. Read 'bitwise operators'.

In the last question, we were allowed to write code only in C++/ Java. So, be prepped for that too.
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Basic String manipulation - Convert "I am a boy" to "I%20am%20a%20boy" with no temporary arrays.
Interview Experience
First off, he asked my interests and we kicked off the convo with philosophy, competitive programming, hacking. Then, he gave a string manipulation question and I solved it with decent efforts.

The interviewers were very friendly and helpful throughout.

Since I am from Electrical Engineering background, they didn't ask too tough questions involving DSA.
Interview Tips
They won't ask you any questions that are outside what you've learnt.
All they wanted to see was whether I was good at what I knew or not?

Don't lie and brag about any skills. Under sell and overwhelm.
Round 3

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: What new thing did you learn about PayPal, from our presentation today?
  • Question 2: What is your strongest reason to join PayPal?
Interview Experience
One word. Blissful. She talked quite well, in the sense that the conversation we had was quite genuine and warm.
Interview Tips
Listen to the presentation keenly. Do some groundwork about the company - founders, latest developments, etc.
ASK QUESTIONS after the presentation. It helped me A LOT.
Be genuine and you;ll definitely rock it.
General Tips
Doing some competitive programming helps you big time in such interviews.
Motivation for applying
Elon Muskk
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PayPal Risk analyst interview

3.2k views
Anirudh AnirudhFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Risk analyst role at PayPal
Interview Process
Test Technical Interview Technical Interview Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Test

No. of Questions
10 questions
Test Sections
  • Section 1: Coding 1question
  • Section 2: Multiple choice questions
Interview Experience
The exam was purely
Cs based
Weigtage was given to coding question almost.
Interview Tips
Revise data structures and be through with algorithms
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Was tested about my skills in data structures and my way of approach during solving the problem .
Round 3

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Was asked about my projects
Interview Experience
They asked us deep questions s about the project and asked us to apply it to any situation PayPal faces
Round 4

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: One more rigorous session on my project.
Round 5

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: It was peace and they just wanted to know why PayPal.
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PayPal Software developer internship interview

6.5k views
Róhit SainiFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Software developer role at PayPal
Interview Process
Test Technical Interview
Round 1

Test

Duration
45+30 Minutes
No. of Questions
20+1 questions
Test Sections
  • Section 1: Aptitude
  • Section 2: Coding
Interview Experience
Aptitude questions were logical, not tough. For coding, one question, not basic but very logical.
Interview Tips
for coding part try practicing on hackerrank.
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Experience
Interviewer asked all about Linked list and Data structures and algorithm.
Interview Tips
Atleast try learning some basic concepts of linked list, stacks, queues and binary tree.
Skills

Skills Tested

Skill Tips
Be confident and reply frankly. Never let them know that you are nervous.
General Tips
Interview was fair, without any partiality for girls/boys or B.Tech/Dual.
Funny Moments
Lets go for a walk". HR interviewer will take you for a round to ask you HR questions.



Please prepare for two questions "Tell me something about you" and "Why PayPal, why not any other company".
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PayPal Software developer interview

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RAJIVTEJA NAGIPOGUFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Software developer role at PayPal
Interview Process
Technical Interview Technical Interview Technical + HR Interview
Round 1

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Given an array of numbers find the subset of numbers that give zero sum.
  • Question 2: Explain how bfs works?
  • Question 3: Discussion on the projects I have done.
  • Question 4: Question on Linked List.
Interview Experience
I couldn't find an optimal approach to the first question, so she skipped that question and proceeded to next questions. Remaining questions I have answered satisfactorily.
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Project Discussion
Round 3

Technical + HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Strengths and weaknesses. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Interview Experience
I told that my strength is problem solving and I can always find a way when there is a bottle-neck. Gave some examples of my experiences while doing my assignments.
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