“Shraddha Gupta” 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: “Aditya”
Profile offered: Software Engineer
Branch and Graduation Year: ECE 2019
Package Offered: 39 lac (CTC)
Cgpa Cutoff : 7
Interview Difficulty Level: 9/10 (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 Shraddha Gupta, final year student of ECE in NIT Jalandhar. I am a coding lover who loves to solve the problem in most creative way.
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 two written tests in the selection process of the company. First was the online coding round hosted on the Cocubes. It had 3 coding questions on topics like array, string manipulation, linked list, trees etc which were of moderate difficulty level. Second round was a pen and paper based coding round in which we had to solve slightly more difficult coding problem. It checked our algorithmic approach, thinking ability and giving logically working code.
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 1 (Technical Interview) – Interviewer asked me to write code for a simple problem and test it for all corner cases, there were questions about the OOPS concept, operating system and DBMS. Most of the students were given a system design problem and we were expected to provide the solution with flow charts, specifications, and brief idea about the implementation.
Round 2 (Technical Interview) – In this round interviewer mainly asked me the details about all my projects, and the skills which I had put on my resume. They expected an in depth knowledge about all the projects we had worked on.
Question 4:Describe your all HR interviews specifying number of rounds and details of each round
Answer: Round 3 was HR interview. The interviewer discussed all the points written on my resume and I was asked about my strengths, weaknesses, knowledge about products of Microsoft, reason about being so passionate about Microsoft. He also asked me whether I was working on any of the new Technologies like ML, AI or Big data.
Question 5: Key factors for your selection
Answer: One of the important factors for the selection in any IT company is the projects and internships that you have done in your 3 years of Engineering. I think my projects, internship and knowledge of the latest trends in the IT industry led to my selection in the company.
Question 6: Advice to juniors for technical skills they should develop
Answer: I would suggest to be proficient in coding and have a deep knowledge about Data structure, Operating system, Database Management System, OOPS etc. Be updated about the latest trends and new technologies in IT industry like Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data it would surely give you an edge over the other candidates.
Question 7: Advice to juniors for cracking HR round
Answer: In HR round your confidence, enthusiasm, approach to problem solving, ability to work as a team, articulation of ideas etc. are looked at with a critical eye. So be confident and have a thorough knowledge about everything you have put up in your resume.
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