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Times Internet interview

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Vimal SaketFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Kanpur for Times Internet
Interview Process
Peaks of your stay in campus: Stress Interview Other Interview Resume Shortlist Other Interview Technical Interview
Round 1

Peaks of your stay in campus:

Interview Experience
Best moment in campus was nothing else but the moment when I got the news of my final selection in TIMES INTERNET. I got a very poor SPI in my first sem and I had to take semester drop in 2ndsem. I always used to feel insecure whether I could get a good job or not. I got F grade in fundamentals of computing course in 1stsem. After my 2ndsem I worked on my shortcomings, especially my English and programming. Securing a software developer job was my dream from my 2ndyear. I worked hard to improve my programming skills. Getting a coding job in a reputed firm was a dream for me which came true on(day2)2ndDecember, 2014.
Interview Tips
Just enjoy your IITK life because the 4 or 5 years of life make you feel how to decide you path, where your interests are and how to handle any problem when there is no one with you and don’t forget to score a good CPI and if you don’t have any internship don’t worry do some project in the campus and if you are interested in coding try to solve the question. Finally I would like to suggest all the students those who come from Hindi medium background, try to improve your English. Just hang in thereAnd finally I would say thanks to SPO team who worked very hard  for u
Round 2

Stress Interview

Interview Experience
I had no idea what were they doing. In the 1st round of interview, I was asked regarding PPT and resume. I did well and after this they asked me some puzzle or case(I can’t recall completely) which couldn’t answer satisfactorily. All in all, everything was good but duration of this interview was only 10 minutes and finally a SPO guy came to me and said “You can attend other companies interview that was a kind of lol” I think he could have told me directly that you are not shortlisted. Actually, my interview was scheduled very late in Accenture and by the time my interview began, they already had settled down with some candidates. Thus, in case of some companies, whether you’re among the initial candidates being interviewed or among the last ones do play a crucial role in your selection
Interview Tips
Before going for interview make sure that your resume must be prepared; you need to know each and every project and try to make meaningful resume i.e. It should give a clear picture of your interests and objectives. Sometimes your course project has more impact than an entire summer internship .
Round 3

Other Interview

Interview Experience
In my 1st round of interview which was my 1st interview at IITK, they only asked me to explain resume (only project). The experience was great and he interviewer was talking to me like a friend making some PJs on me and telling their own story. I waited for almost 4 hours for second round which was very informal. They were asking normal question on coding and after this when I was shortlisted for 3rdround on that time I was assured of getting this job. I had my 3rd interview at 1 AM. They asked me some questions of coding and puzzles. I was unable to give right answer of puzzle but everything went well. They were looking happy with me after my last round , But when the result came out at 2:00 AM  I got shocked to see my name not in the final list. I waited for the selection process of the company for around 11 hours(that was the 1st time I waited for this long )and everything had gone well .So one of the most important thing I got from them is that if the interviewers are happy with your interview please don’t be assured of the final selection
Round 4

Resume Shortlist

Interview Experience
In TIMES INTERNET I was shortlisted for product manager profile. I did well in the interview and I made them laugh when they asked me to explain the resume and specific projects. They were very happy after my 1stround interview but when they asked me about product management, I was very honest at that time and I told them about product management whatever I read from the internet just 15 minutes ago. I convinced them that I can do my job at a capacity of product manager but was more interested in developer profile. I requested them to take interview for developer profile and fortunately for me, after seeing my interest they did give me a chance for the technical interview for developer profile. After my second technical interview which went well obviously they again sent me for another interview and last interview was like HR asking me technical question of data structure and algorithm. HR asked me 3 questions to write pseudo code which was based on linked list and array. After this HR asked me about my IIT K life and CPI how I managed  my acads from 3.9 to 6.1. She was impressed with the level of improvement I could achieve in my IITK journey.And finally they selected me for the developer profile
Round 5

Other Interview

Interview Experience
My wing-mates  helped me a lot in pre placement preparation. My wingie Saurabh Dixit provided me with an idea how to make resume more presentable. Anurag Pandey helped me to prepare abstract of a project on big data analysis. I used to practice aptitude questions from Lofoya.com and CL books. Aptitude is one thing which will come by practicing and discussing with friends. Abhijit and Jora used to discuss aptitude questions with me which helped me to absorb concepts well. For most of the Software profiles, ample knowledge and good command over data structures and algorithms with some peripheral idea about concepts of Operating Systems and Databases are sufficient. I consulted lecture notes by Dr. Surender Baswana to refresh all the key concepts and practiced the algorithms and their implementation from exercises given at www.geeksforgeeks.org.
Round 6

Technical Interview

Interview Experience
Having done all this, I realized that the most important thing for placement prep is the confidence. When I was shortlisted in housing I had 3 rounds of interview. First interview was my first interview at IITK. I had no idea what should be the approach. Usually we think like ”OMG if you are going for interview ,you should react like a nerd or a maggu.“Please forget all these things and don’t become nervous and dumbstruck. Just go and talk with them like you are talking to a man who had also suffered the same condition.Before my first interview of housing I called up Abhishek Dhandhariya (one of our senior Y9)and he boosted me up for interview. He told me that this job is not going to decide your future and don’t think that you are giving the interview to get the job; just take this as an opportunity to show your capabilities for this job and the attitude with which you’ll be doing it.
Skills

Skills Tested

Skill Tips
I was very selective in profile selection. As programming fascinated me, I prepared only for coding profile. I was expecting compensation of about 8lpa. Brand Name was of course an important factor as I wanted to get a good exposure in the IT industry.
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Times Internet Software developer interview

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Shreyas Ashok KeoteFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Varanasi for Software developer role at Times Internet
Interview Process
Test Technical Interview Puzzle Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Test

Duration
90 Minutes
No. of Questions
22 questions
Test Sections
  • Section 1: Data Structures, Hash maps, Tree Traversals, Basic pointer questions and Aptitude
  • Section 2: 1 Coding question based on DFS
Interview Experience
The test was of moderate level, the coding question was easy if all the boundary questions were properly considered.
Interview Tips
1. Practice questions on Geekquiz.
2. Practice coding problems. There are various websites like HackerRank, HackerEarth etc. which have a lot of coding problems.
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Introduce yourself.
  • Question 2: Being from a non-CS background (Civil Engineering branch), he asked me which coding language i am best at.
  • Question 3: Find the second largest prime number from a given array of positive integers. Also return it's index in most optimal way
  • Question 4: Given an array of positive and negative integers, find the first missing positive number in the most optimal way.
  • Question 5: Which data structure would i use to program a jigsaw puzzle program and what methods would i use to solve the puzzle.
Interview Experience
The interviewer was friendly and he was interested in the implementation first and then the code.
Interview Tips
Be thorough with various implementations and why they are in practice. Try to know the logic behind each implementation.
Round 3

Puzzle Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Asked me questions based on my CV
  • Question 2: If a person travels from point A to point B at 20 km/h and returns at 30 km/h, calculate the average speed without using pen and paper.
  • Question 3: Asked the above question with different speeds to travelling.
  • Question 4: Given 8 balls of the same properties and one of these balls is defective and is heavier than the others. Calculate the minimum no. of steps to find the defective ball.
  • Question 5: Asked the above question, but this time we don't know whether the defective ball is heavier or lighter than the others.
  • Question 6: 20 red balls and 16 blue balls are present in a bag. 2 balls are removed, if they are of the same color, then they are replaced by a red ball. If they are of different color, then they are replaced with a blue ball. Find the last ball to remain after the entire process.
  • Question 7: What is polymorphism with examples.
  • Question 8: What is operator overloading?. Give an example.
  • Question 9: Differentiate between method overloading and method overriding.
  • Question 10: Do you have any question for us?
Interview Experience
The interviewer was looking for a person interested in problem solving. He was looking forward for loud thinking.
Interview Tips
If you don't know any answer, don't lose your cool. It is never necessary to answer all the questions in an interview. Be confident and think loud, so that if you are going the wrong way, the interviewer can assist you.
Round 4

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Questions based on my resume
  • Question 2: What do i know about Times Internet and the work that happens in TIL.
  • Question 3: Why was i opting for a job as software developer though i was from Civil Engineering background.
Interview Experience
This was the last round and just for formality. The interviewers were looking for a person who would fit in their working culture.
Interview Tips
Be confident and always have a smile on your face. If you are selected for the HR interview, then there is a 90% chance that you would be selected.
General Tips
Be confident, think loudly, never panic and have a smile to your face always. You have already prepared hard for the recruitment process, it is just the confidence that matters. Don't lose hope, there are many opportunities for you.
Motivation for applying
TIL has a wide range of products and the compensation is good
Funny Moments
The HR interview was more of a friendly talk and i shared my hobbies which led to a longer discussion.
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Times Internet Software engineer interview

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Mukesh Kumar MeherFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Kharagpur for Software engineer role at Times Internet
Interview Process
Resume Shortlist Technical Interview
Round 1

Resume Shortlist

Interview Experience
On the basis of CV they shortlisted approx 30 candidates for SDE position.
Interview Tips
Must verify your CV from your seniors/batchmates.  
Include all the projects, intern work or hall activities or anything you have done on your own which is related to or interest of company. If you know any back-end/front-end (javascript, php, mysql etc) language do mention. I think the cv shortlist was completely based on previous work and technical skills related to Web Development/Design mentioned in the CV.
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: What is a Tree/binary search tree, How to perform add, delete operation in BST, whats the time complexity, asked to write complete code on paper.
  • Question 2: Make a copy of linked list with a random pointer pointing to random node in the linked list, asked to write pseudo code for it.
  • Question 3: Some SQL basic sql queries.
Interview Experience
I had one interview for approx. an hour, it includes both Technical and HR round, well mostly technical. Interview starts with tell me something about yourself.  Asked in detailed about algorithms/web based projects mentioned in CV, make sure that whatever you have written you have complete knowledge about it. Asked to code few basic algorithms questions. Do mention about small project if you have done related to web development.
If interviewer says if you want to ask any question, its always better to ask one or two question.
Interview Tips
Prepare tell me something about yourself way before your placement starts, a month or so. Write it down on a piece of paper, keep it to less than 120 sec, 90-100 sec is good. 
A basic format would be like, your introduction, schooling (doesn't matter but if you have something good to say about), give an overview of your project/work experience mentioned in your CV.  
You should cover all the necessary and important parts written in your cv in this question. If something interest the interviewer your interview can start from those topic you mentioned.
Just make sure whatever you have written in your CV, you have full knowledge of it. Interviewer is going to take you from summary of the project to how you have actually coded some particular function or stored data.
Interviewer will give you enough time to think and give answer, so don't just be in hurry and say anything randomly.
While writing code keep telling what you are doing, just don't sit and code silently, interviewer might say and give hints if you are doing it wrong.
Ask question if you have any doubt, or to frame the question properly. Cause most of the time questions are of one line and you're suppose to assume a lot of things so its better to ask questions and get it clarified, it may happens that interviewer wants to ask something else and you are solving something else.
If you don't know something its better to say no.
Resources

Preparation materials

Books
  • Cracking the coding interview - Gayle Laakmann McDowell,
  • Data Structures and Algorithms Made Easy - Narasimha Karumanchi,
Videos
  • https://www.youtube.com/user/mycodeschool,
  • https://www.thenewboston.com/videos.php,
General Tips
Interviewer wanna see how you think and if you can code or not, so take your time, think properly, keep telling what you are thinking, interviewer will probably gives hints/help you to solve the problem.
Motivation for applying
Interested in coding, love web development stuffs.
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Times Internet Assistant product manager interview

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AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus for Assistant product manager role at Times Internet
Interview Process
Resume Shortlist Technical Interview
Round 1

Resume Shortlist

Interview Experience
Start-up experience counts.
Interview Tips
Try to look and present everything from a product perspective.
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Take one product you like. And, tell me why you like it.
  • Question 2: If you are the manager of the app, how will you create a metric system to keep track of progress?
Interview Experience
I took Ola Cabs app. Explained why it adds value to our lives.
Interview Tips
Try looking at things from a user perspective and from a designer perspective .
Skills

Skills Tested

Skill Tips
Understanding of existing systems (user/ consumer, customer,services, products, values, maker)
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Times Internet Product management trainee interview

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AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus for Product management trainee role at Times Internet
Interview Process
Test Case Study Interview Puzzle Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Test

Interview Tips
Refer Wharton case books or Markconsenpinov or something similar.
Round 2

Case Study Interview

Interview Experience
1st round of questions is based on your resume and a case study.
Round 3

Puzzle Interview

Interview Experience
2nd round has easy math questions. It also includes ideation and how would you improve
stuff, add new features etc.
Round 4

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: If you were the company how would you feel on hiring yourself?
Interview Experience
3rd round is HR. You will face typical HR questions.
Interview Tips
Entrepreneurial skills will give you an upper hand.
 Highlight your extra-curricular activities. They look at how you have done in a specific field.
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Times Internet Software engineer interview

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AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus for Software engineer role at Times Internet
Interview Process
Resume Shortlist Test Interview
Round 1

Resume Shortlist

Interview Experience
They look for entrepreneur enthusiasm in the candidate.
Round 2

Test

Test Sections
  • Section 1: Online test
Round 3

Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Tell me about yourself.
  • Question 2: Walk me through your resume.
  • Question 3: Some logical puzzles.
  • Question 4: Some case studies.
Interview Experience
There were three interview rounds.
Skills

Skills Tested

Skill Tips
Prepare yourself by going through everything on LAN and on the placement website (study material). <br /> Also, attended the soft skills workshop.
General Tips
In the ascending order of importance, the role of following in getting shortlisted:

1 CGPA

2 Academic Achievements

3 Technical Skills example coding etc.

4 Internships

5 Projects

6 PoRs

7 Extra, co-curricular activities
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Times Internet Software engineer interview

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AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus for Software engineer role at Times Internet
Interview Process
Test Interview Interview
Round 1

Test

Test Sections
  • Section 1: Online Test
Interview Tips
Prepare well.
Round 2

Interview

Interview Tips
The Basics should be good.
Round 3

Interview

Interview Experience
The Advanced level.
General Tips
Just be yourself. Maintain a good CGPA. Focus as much as you can on internships. They Matter a big deal.
Motivation for applying
One of the best companies to work for. Great growth.
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Times Internet Software developer interview

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AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus for Software developer role at Times Internet
Interview Process
Test Interview
Round 1

Test

Test Sections
  • Section 1: Quantative Skills
  • Section 2: Verbal Skills
  • Section 3: Logical Skills
  • Section 4: Data Interpretation Skills
Interview Tips
Prepare for CAT. Be Fast. Develop a decent proficiency in English.
Round 2

Interview

Interview Experience
There could be Multiple rounds. You will be grilled thoroughly on your CV. Logical Puzzle Solving skills will be put to test. Your common sense about the internet will also provide a boost.
Interview Tips
Do not prepare. Be yourself. CV should not be exaggerated. Prepare a CV customized for the company.
General Tips
Be Yourself and Win it!
Motivation for applying
Best in business.
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Times Internet Content Writer profile interview questions

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  • Question 1: Whether I am influenced easily. If yes, how will I keep an objective mind in the team and deal with work and internal coordination. - asked on Sep, 2013 in Mumbai

Times Internet Senior Officer Content profile interview questions

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  • Question 1: They asked me about my flexibility with time - asked on Jan, 2015 in Gurgaon, Haryana
  • Question 2: Asked me about the content I like - asked on Jan, 2015 in Gurgaon, Haryana
  • Question 3: Asked me about what I will bring to table - asked on Jan, 2015 in Gurgaon, Haryana

Times Internet Software Engineer profile interview questions

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  • Question 1: Asked questions from RDBMS and database. Asked some complex SQL queries involving joins and groupby etc. - asked on Dec, 2015 in New Delhi
  • Question 2: Asked questions from linked list and their implementation in C. Then asked me to find if the linked list has a loop. Find the node from where loop start. - asked on Dec, 2015 in New Delhi
  • Question 1: mirror of a tree - asked on Jan, 2014 in New Delhi

Times Internet Account Manager profile interview questions

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  • Question 1: why Times Jobs, why new industry - asked in

Times Internet Front End Developer profile interview questions

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  • Question 1: I was asked mostly about the AJAX calls and how do we make cross-domain AJAX calls, concept of JSONP , asked about GET/POST calls and timeout in AJAX.Questions on how to make a custom carousel and lazy load plugin in jquery. I was given a paper and pen to write the code for the same. - asked on Apr, 2016 in Noida

Times Internet Senior Software Engineer profile interview questions

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  • Question 1: Just One Problem: Design Problem - asked on Apr, 2016 in Noida

Times Internet Retail Sales Manager profile interview questions

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  • Question 1: Will you be able to work till late? - asked on Dec, 2015 in New Delhi

Times Internet Key Account Manager profile interview questions

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  • Question 1: About what you are doing in your last company. How you do sales and how you search new leads for business - asked on Dec, 2014 in Mumbai
  • Question 1: What is more important -Knowledge or Selling Skills - asked on May, 2015 in Mumbai

Times Internet Lead Software Developer profile interview questions

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  • Question 1: Cleared two rounds (F2F/technical), asked to come after a few days for coding assignment.round 3: write Java program on laptop to add all digits of a number and return single digit using recursion.about my current project architecture.round 2: implement stack\u2019s push, pop and max operation.Given an array where numbers are ascending up-to certain point and after that they are decreasing, find index of a given number in less that O(n) time.a program on linked list.Code a singleton class which is thread safe.round 3:Write a Java program to call a REST API and get the JSON response, parse the response and perform some filtering and sorting. - asked on Mar, 2016 in Gurgaon, Haryana

Times Internet Manager I profile interview questions

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  • Question 1: How much experience I have in the specific work that would be a part of my role? - asked on Jan, 2016 in Noida

Times Internet Journalist profile interview questions

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  • Question 1: Generic questions on technology and its uses - asked on Feb, 2016 in New Delhi
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