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Samsung SOFTWARE ENGINEER interview

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NAFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Roorkee for SOFTWARE ENGINEER role at Samsung
Interview Process
Resume Shortlist Test HR Interview
Round 1

Resume Shortlist

Interview Experience
I had a standard resume for this company as per our Institute placement cell norms. I had mentioned all my achievements, academic and extracurricular, in my resume.I did have different resumes for different companies. For core electrical engineering companies, I had mentioned the relevant subject(s) of electrical engineering as my area of interest. For software companies, I did make it a point to mention all software/codes that I had developed. For consulting sector and other companies, I had mentioned Database Management System and other relevant courses in my resume.
Round 2

Test

Interview Experience
The first round of selection process was a one and a half hour written test. In the written test, the first section consisted of analytical and reasoning based aptitude based questions. The second part of the written test consisted of objective questions based on C++ and C.
For aptitude based tests, I didn’t prepare anything in specific. For programming based tests, I did revise concepts of Data Structures and C++. I did go through some basic concepts of Java as well. I referred to a book by Sartaj Sahni to prepare for Data Structures. For C++, one can refer to any course book.
Interview Tips
Many companies go for a general quantitative/logical aptitude based test for short listing candidates for subsequent rounds. Practice as many such questions as you can so that you are at ease while attempting questions during such written tests.
Round 3

HR Interview

Interview Experience
After the written test, the short listed candidates were required to appear for an interview.
In the first interview round I was asked questions related to Data Structures and C++. Some questions related to Java were also asked.
Some of the questions asked were:
If you have a circulating linked list, how would you find the last node in it?Give an algorithm to reverse a number bitwise.If we have a binary tree, then how would you match it with another tree – whether the two are same or similar?This first interview round was followed by an HR interview round. However in my case, a lot of technical questions (related to programming) were also asked during this round. Even though the job profile was that of a Software engineer, I was asked questions from almost all the subjects that I had studied in college. Questions were asked from Thermodynamics, Databases etc.  I guess the interviewer was trying to put me under stress by asking a lot of technical questions, related or unrelated.
I didn’t prepare much for interviews. After appearing for a couple of interviews, I did get an idea about how to answer typical questions, what to say and what not to say in an interview.
Interview Tips
It is important to be truthful during an interview. If you do not know any particular answer, be confident in telling the interviewer the same, instead of making wild attempts at answering that question. Almost certainly, you would leave a bad impression on the interviewer’s mind if you do not know the answer and take random shots at it, instead of telling the truth.
General Tips
Be sure about the company you want to apply for. If you want to go for a job in one of the core electrical engineering companies, then instead of studying Data Structures or C++, revise the important/relevant topics from electrical engineering.
Motivation for applying
I did attend the company’s pre-placement talk. Also I did go through their website. I used to ask my seniors as well as my batch mates if they had any idea about the company or the job profile being offered.
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Samsung SOFTWARE ENGINEER interview

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NAFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Roorkee for SOFTWARE ENGINEER role at Samsung
Interview Process
Resume Shortlist Test Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Resume Shortlist

Interview Experience
I used only one resume for different companies, however I altered my areas of interests to make them compatible with the profile on offer, for instance while applying for profiles related to programming/ITeS I mentioned my areas of interests as C++ and data structures, whereas in core companies I mentioned my areas of interests as machining and power systems.
Round 2

Test

Interview Experience
The company had a minimum CGPA cut-off of 7.0. However since not many people applied initially, they relaxed their minimum cut-off and allowed people even with CGPA less than 7.0 to participate in the recruitment process.
The first round was the written test. There were two tests altogether. The first test was the aptitude test in which there were 50 questions asked and the time allotted was one hour. The second test had questions on programming and algorithms. The duration of this test was 30 minutes and 20 questions were asked.
The programming test was pretty simple. In the test we were given the coded algorithms of some programs and we had to guess the output the code would yield. The topics covered in this test were pointers, arrays and functions. They did not stress much upon classes and inheritance.
The other test was the aptitude test. Since I had prepared for the CAT exam (MBA entrance test for the IIM’s) I managed to solve the questions given with relative ease. The questions asked were mainly from logical reasoning and data interpretation sections and I found the questions simpler as compared to CAT. Such questions can be easily found in any of the CAT preparation books. Around 60 people appeared for the test out of which 14 were shortlisted for the next round. For the written tests there were sectional cut-offs, i.e. a student wanting to get shortlisted for the next round had to surpass the cut-off marks set for each section.
Round 3

Technical Interview

Interview Experience
The next round was the personal interview round. They began by asking whether I had studied digital signal processing. I replied negatively since I did not prepare for the topic. They paid heed to my reply and started asking me questions on data structures. They asked me some basic questions like ‘How to prepare a link list using arrays?’, ‘What are the different types of sorting algorithms and which is most efficient amongst them considering the time factor?’ and they likes. They then picked some points from my resume and asked me questions based on that, they enquired about my internships and projects. They did not ask many HR questions, the only question I remember being asked was ‘Being an electrical graduate why don’t you want to pursue a job in your core sector of study? Why do you want to enter into the IT/ITeS sector? 8 students were shortlisted for the final interview round.
Round 4

HR Interview

Interview Experience
The company conducted one more interview. This interview was mainly conducted to carry out a casual background check. They first asked me to fill a form in which I was asked to write about my parent’s jobs. They also enquired about my siblings and about their educational background. They asked me questions like ‘How were your last 4 years in the institute?’ The interview lasted only five minutes. The company eventually recruited 7 students.
Motivation for applying
Samsung came to our campus with various profiles. I knew nothing about it and hence attending the pre-placement talk helped a lot.
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Samsung SOFTWARE ENGINEER interview

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NAFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Roorkee for SOFTWARE ENGINEER role at Samsung
Interview Process
Resume Shortlist Test HR Interview
Round 1

Resume Shortlist

Interview Experience
I prepared a single resume but changed my areas of interest while applying in different companies. For instance while applying in Samsung Electronics I wrote about my strengths in data structures and various programming languages. I had a long list of extra-curricular activities under my belt; I made sure to select a handful of relevant activities and mentioned them in my resume.
Round 2

Test

Interview Experience
I had prepared for the CAT examination, for this I had joined a coaching class where we were given extensive practice of aptitude related questions which helped me a lot for the written tests.
First round was the written test. There were two tests, one was the aptitude test and the other was programming test. The former was simple, but the later was a little difficult. The programming test was based completely on C programming language. The questions asked were mainly from classes, objects and functions. In some of the questions they had given a complete code and we had to predict the output. The test was of half an hour duration. There were no questions on data structures and we were clearly told at the beginning of the test that knowledge of data structures is not must, but possessing the same could be beneficial in one’s bid to get a job in the company.
The aptitude test paper was easy and was divided into two sections, data interpretation and logical reasoning. There were 50 questions to be answered in 50 minutes.
Since the profile was open only for CS, EE and EC students there were not many students who appeared for the test. Around 60 to 70 students appeared for the test and 15 to 16 qualified for the next round.
Round 3

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: What do you know about the company?
  • Question 2: Why do you want to join the company?
  • Question 3: How was your stay at IIT Roorkee? How did you spend your time here?
Interview Experience
For the preparation of HR interviews I collected a set of questions and prepared my answers to them. I collected these questions from the internet. A few more questions on the same lines were also asked. While framing answers to these questions I added certain experiences of my life to add a personal touch.The questions asked in the interview were mainly technical. One of the interviewers asked me to explain the principles of C programming. He asked to write down the complete code of a string related problem and then asked me to do the same using classes. One more question that I vaguely remember being asked was about swapping of digits.
They next asked me a puzzle. In the puzzle I was asked to divide a rectangle into 9 equal pieces.
They also enquired whether I had designed any software or done any work in networking sector. I replied with a no, but I did tell them that I had studied DSP.
They did not ask me a lot of HR questions, but they did enquire about my family background. They also asked me whether I’d be ok if I were to be posted in Bangalore.
Interview Tips
Before the interview we were given an HR form, in the form there was question in which we had to specify the technologies that we were interested in. Make sure that you answer this question with complete honesty because they do ask you questions based on this.
Motivation for applying
Samsung came to our campus with numerous profile. This profile basically required knowledge of basic electronics. They were up for people who had done something related to electronics which would be a project or a robotics event.
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Samsung interview

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BODKE PRACHI SURESHFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at NIT Warangal for Samsung
Interview Process
Test HR Interview Technical Interview
Round 1

Test

Duration
80 Minutes
Test Sections
  • Section 1: Written
Interview Experience
Aptitude Test : 10 Minutes 
Quantitative : 15 Minutes 
Reasoning / Analytical : 25 Minutes 
Technical : 30 Minutes

First Aptitude + Quant + Analyatical [G-SAT (Global Samsung Aptitude test)] test was there. It was for 50 min. It was simple. Analytical questions were time taking. But If u have practiced such questions already then it won't be any problem. Apti questions were so simple that anyone can do. 
Overall, a simple test

From this they shortlisted around 26 members. About Technical test. it was 30 questions -- 30 minutes.. It was simple C, Data Structures & some OS questions. After that, they shortlisted 11 names.
Round 2

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Tell me about yourself.
  • Question 2: Why Samsung ?
  • Question 3: Why MTech ?
  • Question 4: what difference u feel in corporate culture & educational culture ? ( As I have already worked for Infosys )
  • Question 5: Why should we hire you ?
  • Question 6: Achievements ?
  • Question 7: Your core companies ? How much do you rate yourself in those ?
Interview Experience
For us, there was no elimination from HR round. 
For me, interview was about 25-20 mins. It was cool.

At the end, he told me that for technical I should prepare C++ well. It will be helpful for me.
Round 3

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Tell me about yourself [Family background & Academic back ground ]
  • Question 2: Write a code & explain public protected & private variables
  • Question 3: Write a code for get alternate nodes from linked list
  • Question 4: What is thread ?
  • Question 5: What is process ?
  • Question 6: What is the difference between them ?
  • Question 7: What is multitasking ?
  • Question 8: What is the difference between task & process ?
  • Question 9: What is multiprocessing ?
  • Question 10: Difference between Semaphore & Mutex ?
  • Question 11: Priority Inversion problem ?
  • Question 12: What is the difference between FAT12,16 & 32 ? [As it was there in my BTech project]
Interview Experience
This time Technical panel did not come to campus because of some problem. Only HR manager was there. So he said that he will take HR interview first & technical test & technical interview will happen later on. 
After nearly 1 month,Technical process happened in Hyderabad at a 5 star hotel. 
First, they took technical written test [Details about it are mentioned above]. After that,11 candidates they shortlisted. 5 MTechs & 6 BTechs. One person was taking interview for 2 persons at a time on different tables. He gave some work to one person & later he went to the other person to ask questions.
For me, Interview was only for 20-25 mins..
Resources

Preparation materials

Books
  • R S Agrawal,
General Tips
It was nice experience, but the process was very lengthy as ppt, written & HR happened in one day & after 1 month technical test & technical interview happened. And Again for results we waited for 1 more day. But still, "The Wait was Worth it!!!" :)

All panel members were nice and cooperative. Overall it was a great experience as I got a dream company & that too Research & Development job :)



Prepare well for campus placements from initially only. Concentrate on Aptitude [R S Agrawal] & all ur core subjects [For CS: C, C++, DS, OS, Networking, DBMS(For some companies) & if u know Java..that will be nice]. Go through "Cracktheinterview pdf" for programming questions. it is very helpful.In the interview, Stay Cool. Don't be tense. They want to see your confidence & attitude along with your Technical Skills.
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Samsung Software engineer interview

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Sumit PatelFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Software engineer role at Samsung
Interview Process
Test Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Test

Duration
90 Minutes
Interview Experience
Objective test in C(30 min),followed by a paper-based coding test.(1 hour, Written ).
Interview Tips
There are old Samsung tests available online. The questions are based on the same fundamentals.Coding test focuses more on getting the pseudo code and logic right
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Questions on routing protocols and CDMA.
  • Question 2: Questions based on the previous day's coding test.
  • Question 3: A small portion of the questions were centered on their current projects.
Interview Experience
Interview questions were mostly based on projects and skills mentioned in the resume.Be sure to read up on your projects.They asked to explain the code.On the lines of how would I approach the problem of getting faster downloads in cellphones.
Round 3

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Scholastic achievements
  • Question 2: Preference of location
  • Question 3: Further studies.
Skills

Skills Tested

Skill Tips
Went through all the literature for all my projects.My courses and projects were all related to Communication Networks and Communication Systems. This background made the questions easier to answer. Majority of questions were about network protocols and network architecture.Started preparing DS&A at the beginning of seventh sem because I had never taken the course. The rest of it can be revised a couple of weeks before the tests start.
Resources

Preparation materials

Courses
  • Communication courses,
  • DS&A,
General Tips
I got selected because of my projects fit the profile they were looking for. They seemed to like the Olympiad ranks too.Data structures and algorithms basic fundaes, C coding and theory (asked in every profile), Revision of your electives (depending the core specialization)For any communication profile, do not ignore revision of courses and also it was necessary to read up

further as MTechs and MS students have an edge.
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Samsung Software developer internship interview

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AtchutNaveen ChFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Software developer role at Samsung
Interview Process
Test Test Group Discussion
Round 1

Test

No. of Questions
60 questions
Test Sections
  • Section 1: English
  • Section 2: Reasoning
  • Section 3: Numerical Problems
Interview Experience
Each section has 20 questions. The first two rounds are well finished in time but the numerical section left me time deficient.
Interview Tips
No special practice is needed. Just be calm during the entire test and don't get stuck at any question. Immediately move to next question if got stuck at any question.
Round 2

Test

Duration
60 Minutes
No. of Questions
Coding questions
Test Sections
  • Section 1: 3 questions.
Interview Experience
Most questions are pretty much simple testing the basics.
Interview Tips
Practice string problems from hackerrank.
Round 3

Group Discussion

Group Discussion Topic
Your vision to solve an existing problem contributing to digital India.
Interview Experience
Not like the usual Gd's. It's more of group interview. Every one gets their turn to share #t opinion.
Interview Tips
They want to test your interest in technology. So, know abt the current advancements in technology.
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Samsung interview

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SUDHEER KUMAR VAVILAPALLI FresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at NIT Warangal for Samsung
Interview Process
Test Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Test

Duration
90 Minutes
No. of Questions
80 questions
Test Sections
  • Section 1: Written
Interview Experience
In aptitude test (60mins), 50 questions were given. It's pretty easy. Questions on Data interpretation and quantitative were given. 
In technical section (30mins), 30 questions were given. Questions were focused on mainly c(15 questions). Remaining questions from DS and OS were given.
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Hobbies ?
  • Question 2: Favorite programming language ?
  • Question 3: He asked to write a code in c to insert and delete a node in a doubly linked list.
  • Question 4: Write a function pointer declaration, initialisation and calling that function pointer.
  • Question 5: What is constant int pointer and pointer to constant integer.
  • Question 6: what is virtual function?what is virtual function table?what is virtual pointer? what is the size of virtual pointer(vptr)?
  • Question 7: int a=5; int *p=&a; ++(*p); what is the result of the above piece code?
  • Question 8: there three files f1.c, f2.c, f3.c.. in f1.c int a is declared, in f2.c static int b are declared.. what are the variables that can be accessed from files f1.c and f2.c in f3.c ... If variable 'a' has to be accessed in what way it has to be declared?(extern)
  • Question 9: .class A{ static int a; } How to initialise that?(static A:: int a=0;)
  • Question 10: .what is a semaphore? what is a mutex? what are message queues? what are the different types of inter process communications?
  • Question 11: what is the difference between process and thread?
  • Question 12: what is the advantage and disadvantage of threads?(deadlock)
  • Question 13: what is deadlock?
  • Question 14: what is the use of 'friend' access specifier in c++? ( redundancy)
  • Question 15: write a code for { fact n= n*(n-2)*(n-4)*.......}
  • Question 16: what is priority inversion?
  • Question 17: what is singleton class? How do you implement it?
  • Question 18: write code for fibonacci series nth term.... Implement strcat, strlen , strcpy without using predefined functions...
Round 3

HR Interview

Interview Experience
Actually we had HR interview first and afterwards we had technical test and interview. He's very friendly and asked casual questions.
General Tips
Prepare well during 3-2 summer holidays itself. If the preparation and attempting an interview is serious, then it's easy to crack an interview. Sincerity should be there during preparation and attending interview.. Be sincere in attending classes. Don't try to skip classes for no reason.
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Samsung Software engineer interview

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FresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Software engineer role at Samsung
Interview Process
Resume Shortlist Test Test Interview
Round 1

Resume Shortlist

Interview Experience
Shortlisting done based on resume.
Interview Tips
Create good resume highlighting projects and research work. Remain updated about the company's research work.
Round 2

Test

Duration
30 Minutes
Interview Experience
There are two written tests. One is based on C and algorithms.
Interview Tips
Old Samsung tests that are available online.Knowledge of C is must.
Round 3

Test

Duration
60 Minutes
Interview Experience
The second test is paper-based coding test.
Interview Tips
Coding test is used to mainly gauge your logic applying abilities.
Round 4

Interview

Interview Experience
Personal Interview: one round lasting around 40 minutes.
 Interview questions were mostly straightforward, technical and based on projects and
research work mentioned in the resume.
 Previous day's code is also asked to explain.
 Couple of questions were about the company's on-going work. In-depth knowledge regarding courses related to the profile is necessary.
Interview Tips
Revise courses, Project work. Additional reading is recommended.
Basics of core subjects.
Resources

Preparation materials

Courses
  • Signal Processing,
  • Machine Learning,
  • Speech Technology,
  • Communication Networks,
  • Communication Systems,
  • Network Protocols and Architecture,
  • Data Structures and Algorithms,
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Samsung Software engineer interview

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Goutam RajivFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Software engineer role at Samsung
Interview Process
Interview Interview
Round 1

Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: A pseudo code or solution(if you can) for solving the rubik's cube
Interview Experience
A systematic approach is all what he expects from us. Our approach and our way of thinking is what he observes. An algorithm to solve a single face worked in my case. So called HR interview was more technical and a discussion about the projects mentioned in my resume.
Interview Tips
An overview on problems like sudoku, rubik's cube, chess etc. A proper approach and a structure for solving the problem should be mentioned.
Round 2

Interview

Interview Experience
Some questions on basic data structures, dynamic programming and recursion.
Interview Tips
Recognize the problem(dp, recursion, etc.). Throw some algorithm.
Skills

Skills Tested

Skill Tips
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Resources

Preparation materials

Books
  • Data structures and algorithms by Cormen ,
General Tips
Be clear with basics.
Motivation for applying
SAMSUNG!
Funny Moments
A saviour for the leftover cse students especially b.tech and dual. It does not depend on whether your interview went well or not. Just basic cse stuff is enough.
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Samsung Software engineer interview

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Santosh PrasadExperiencedSelected
Application
I Applied for job through Linkedin for Software engineer role at Samsung
Interview Process
Test Technical Interview
Round 1

Test

Duration
120 Minutes
No. of Questions
1 questions
Test Sections
  • Section 1: Coding
Interview Experience
Was a pretty easy question. Ad-hoc approach.
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Experience
Basic DataStructures and Algorithms.
Interview Tips
Be Confident.
General Tips
Be cool. Be focused.
Motivation for applying
Very good work-life balance and compensation.
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