“Sahil Gogna” who was placed at “Nagarro Software” talks about his interview experience and some other tips to prepare for placement season. Check out what he says about placement season.
Profile Offered: Java Developer
Cgpa cutoff: 6.5
Interview difficulty level: 6/10 (1-very easy, 10-very Difficult)
Here are the questions we asked from Sahil to know about his interview experience.
Question 1: Introduce yourself to our readers.
Answer : ECE 2k17 passout. Some thoughts I would like to share: I am a passionate about learning new things. I believe that everyone of us has good and bad experiences in life and we should share them with people around us. By sharing our experiences, we can help others to overcome hurdles that once we faced. Same is the aim of this blog. So, let us help our juniors so that they would not face same problems that we faced. Life is very difficult to live alone so, let us help each other to make it easy and simple.
Question 2: Describe Your written test experience specifying the number of rounds, details of each round and type of test platform ( If online mention the type of test platform eg. Hackereart, CoCubes, Amcat etc).
Answer: Written test was offline and was conducted by company officials itself. There were three rounds of test:- Aptitude, Objective technical and Coding round.
1) Aptitude :- There were total of 30 questions. Difficulty level was variable. There were questions of every difficult level. 10-12 questions were very easy and rest questions were of moderate difficulty level. And there were 3-4 questions of high difficulty level too.
Topics for easy questions: -average, profit and loss, number system
Topics for moderate difficulty level: – permutation and combination, probability, calendars and time and distance
Topics for high difficulty level: – Mensuration (only 3-4 questions)
p.s- There was negative marking. I attempted about 19-20 questions since time was very less. Don’t ignore chapters like calendars and other last chapters that we usually consider useless!
Question 3: Describe your all technical interviews specifying number of rounds and details of each round.
2) Technical objective questions: This was the easiest part and there were 20 questions. Only 3-4 questions were from operating questions and rest were basic C questions. I attempted all 17 questions and questions were output based, and simple objective questions like which statement will pint “\n”. There was negative marking.
3) Coding Round: This round was of moderate difficulty level. There were three questions and we were asked to write code in any language. If you are unable to write code algorithm will also work but prefer writing code. 2 array question and 1 string question. String question was a bit difficult and array questions were of moderate difficulty level. I had written all the three codes and out of 75 minutes it took me 45 minutes to write that string code.
Answer: Around 22 students were shortlisted on the basis of 3 rounds above mentioned. All the 3 rounds were considered collectivley for this HR round shortlisting. My HR interview was taken by senior manager of company. Interview was conducted in a professional manner and she tried to explore everything written in my resume. My interview started from a very famous HR round question: “Why you want to join our company?” followed by “Tell me about youself”. I was also asked about how many companies have I appeared for and in how many interviews I was rejected. Overall interview was all about what I did in my college life and what are the qualities that make me different from others.
Question 5: What do you think were key factors for your selection?
Answer: Regarding technical rounds I would say my strong concepts in C and regular practice of coding on online platforms were key factors.
And regarding HR round –“Passion” : My resume completely reflected how I was passionate about technology, learning and helping others. Starting from my written test I did everything confidently and with a smile on my face.
Question 6: What would you like to advise juniors for technical skills they should develop for this company?
Answer: Prepare for aptitude well before you think about technical round. For technical objective round you must prepare C well. Though oops was not asked either in interview or objective questions but having its knowledge can add to your advantage. And prepare “Data Structures” well. Though it was not directly asked in interview but it will help you a lot to solve coding questions and it will make your resume strong. And before appearing for test solve exercises of book- Let us c by yashwant kanetkar.
For coding round questions practice on hackerrank moderate level questions(Suggested topics: Arrays, Strings, Pattern Questions, 2D arrays, sorting algorithms). You must have a logical mind to solve string and array questions. For such questions go through questions on geekforgeeks. If you can make logics of questions on geeksforgeek then coding questions would be very easy for you.
Question 7: What would you like to advise juniors for cracking HR round of this company?
Answer: Be confident and you should have skill to passionately describe what you have written in your resume. Once you are through technical round all that matters are your projects. Explain well and describe everything you have written in your resume. Try to connect how your projects can be used to solve real life problems. This was all what I did in my HR interview.
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