Prathamesh Samal’s Signify Interview Experience

“Prathamesh Samal” who is placed at “Signifytalks about his interview experience and some other tips to prepare for placement season. Check out what he says about the placement season.

His Interview was taken by UnsaidTalks Interviewer: “Ishani”

Profile offered: SDE

Job Location: Bangalore

CGPA Cutoff: Boys-8.8, Girls-7.4

Branch and Graduation Year: CSE – 2023

Interview Difficulty Level: The interviewee reported that the difficulty level of the interview was 7. (1-very easy, 10-very difficult)

Here are the questions we asked Prathamesh Samal to know about his interview experience.

Question 1: Introduce yourself to our readers.

Answer:I am a a final-year computer science student from Faridabad, Haryana. I am interested in software development and machine learning applications. Apart from academics, I love singing.

Question 2: Was there any internal CGPA cutoff ? If yes, then how much ?

Answer:Yes, but each branch had a different cutoff.

Question 3: What was the procedure of the placement that took place? (Shortlisting criteria/ coding or aptitude test/ number of interviews)

Answer: There was a coding test and two interviews, followed by a HR interview.

Question 4: Tell us about the written/online test. (Aptitude, Coding, Test Platform, etc)

Answer:The coding test took between 60 and 90 minutes to complete and included 2 code problems in addition to MCQs. There were also some logical aptitude questions in it.

Question 5: Tell us about Interview Round 1 including the questions that were asked.

Answer:I was judged based on my resume. My projects, which were included in my resume, were briefly discussed. Additionally, there were some straightforward technical inquiries based on fundamental computer concepts like OOPS, operating systems, and data structures.

Question 6: Tell us about Interview Round 2.

Answer: He was questioned on his resume, fundamental concepts like OOPS, OS, etc., and some quite fundamental Java topics in this round as well.

Question 7: Tell us about the HR interviews(if any) specifying the number of rounds and questions asked.

Answer: I was asked questions like :- 1. Are you a good fit for the company ? 2.Tell us about yourself ? 3. What are your strengths and weaknesses?

Question 8: What were the key factors of your selection?

Answer: The fundamentals of computing, such as OS, DS, and DBMS, were a key factor. Another factor was including unique projects in resume was helpful. They are significant since they increase interviewer interest, and because you worked on projects, it is simple to respond to these questions. These questions have clear answers that are simple to give.

Question 9: What are the things students should focus on, in order of priority?

Answer: Focus should be placed on fundamental concepts (OS and DBMS), and you should be well-versed in DSA to pass coding rounds. Projects are something else to pay attention to. The ability to communicate well is another because you will be expected to do so throughout interviews.

Question 10: According to you, what role do extracurricular activities, as well as participation in societies, play?

Answer:Extracurricular involvement increases your effect in front of the interviewer. Additionally, it enhances your personality. It has a really positive effect when you speak to the interviewer about your social activism.

Question 11: Were there any companies you got rejected from after appearing for their interview? If yes, then tell us about your rejection story and what do you think were the reasons for your rejection?

Answer:Yes, I was turned down for the JPMC internship program.

Question 12: What message would you like to give to your juniors regarding the stress they go through during placement season?

Answer: Do not take too much stress. Being from a prestigious university, you will get good opportunities, hence work hard for it. Take breaks and enjoy your time in college with your friends. Believe in yourself and keep trying.

Question 13: Any other advice you would like to give to your juniors?

Answer: College life is important, therefore while working hard in your studies, don’t neglect to have fun. Participate in societies, hackathons, and other extracurricular activities. Your health can also be harmed by solely concentrating on your studies. Make some quality projects for your bachelor’s degree; it will be very beneficial.

Question 14: How can we contact you? (LinkedIn Profile Link/Contact No./etc.)

Answer: LinkedIn:

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