Ankita Garg’s Microsoft Interview Experience

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Ankita Garg” who was placed at “Microsoft” talks about her interview experience and some other tips to prepare for placement season. Check out what she says about the placement season.

Her Interview was taken by UnsaidTalks Interviewer from NITJ: “Kirti

Profile offered: Software Engineer

Branch and Graduation Year: CSE 2019

Package Offered: 39 lac (CTC)

Cgpa Cutoff : 7

Interview Difficulty Level: 7/10 (1-very easy, 10-very difficult)

Here are the questions we asked from Ankita to know about her interview experience.

Question 1:Introduce yourself to our readers.

Answer: I am Ankita Garg, currently pursuing my final year in B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering from NIT Jalandhar. I am fond of reading, writing, singing and I love to travel.

Question 2:Describe Your written test experience specifying number of rounds ,details of each round and type of test platform(online -amcat,hackerearth etc offline)

Answer: There were 2 rounds that constituted written test- Round 1(75 minutes)- It was online coding round conducted on Cocubes platform. There were different sets of questions and every set had three questions. The questions I got were based on trees, arrays and dynamic programming. Round 2(Group fly-30 minutes)-This round was pen and paper round.All students were given a question and we were to write the algorithm as well as code on paper.Question was to print all the subsets of an array with given sum.

Question 3:Describe your all technical interviews specifying number of rounds and details of each round (if any)(please share coding questions if possible)

Answer: 2 rounds constituted the technical interviews.

Round 3(Technical Interview) – An in-depth discussion took place about the project I did during my internship. Then, he gave a couple of coding questions based on linked lists(to check if the linked list is circular or has a loop) and trees. I was supposed to discuss the approach and write the code for it. Then he asked me to develop test cases for the questions where the solution might fail. Then, we had a discussion on the concepts of object oriented programming and how they can be implemented in real life.

Round 4(Technical Interview) – Again, my internship project was discussed at length. Then the round shifted to System Design- I was asked to design a movie-booking site and explain every bit of it. Then he gave me a coding question based on dynamic programming. Then he asked me to develop test cases for the question where the solution might fail and that how does my code handle it. Then he asked me some concepts related to Operating Systems and Computer Networks.

Question 4:Describe your all HR interviews specifying number of rounds and details of each round

Answer: Round 5(HR+ Technical round) : -Tell me about yourself – Discussion about projects -Strengths and weaknesses -What new things did you learn during your internship -Why do you code -If not for CSE, which branch you would have opted for and why -What do you know about Microsoft etc.

Question 5: Key factors for your selection

Answer: Coding skills ,confidence and my conduct during interviews

Question 6: Advice to juniors for technical skills they should develop

Answer: Data Structures and Algorithms, Operating Systems, Database and Management Systems, Computer Networks

Question 7: Advice to juniors for cracking HR round

Answer: Just be yourself. Be confident while answering questions.

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