Palka Garg’s Apple Interview Experience

“Palka Garg who was interned at Appletalks 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: “Maitreyi”

Profile offered: Software Developer

Job Location: Hyderabad (not fixed)

Branch and Graduation Year: COE – 2022

Cgpa Cutoff: Around 7.5-8

Interview Difficulty Level: In the 4th-year interview was pretty difficult so the difficulty level would be around 9. (1-very easy, 10-very difficult)

Here are the questions we asked Palka Garg to know about her interview experience.

Question 1: Introduce yourself to our readers.

Answer: My name is Palka Garg. I am from Punjab. I have been placed at Apple during on-campus placements in TIET. I also did my summer internship in a company named Optum.

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

Answer: Apple did not take any written test. It shortlisted the students based on their resume.

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

Answer: Since there was no written test round there was one technical interview round which was pretty hard. They asked me questions not only related to coding ( ie DSA) but also all the other subjects like OS, CN, DBMS, OOPS. Deep knowledge of all these subjects was necessary because the questions asked were of advance level.

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

Answer: After one technical interview round Apple had a mix of HR+Tech.
In HR round also asked technical questions after which they asked me in what ways have I contributed in my society( which was Pratigya where we teach underprivileged kids)

Question 5: What were the key factors for your selection?

Answer: 1. The internships I did play an important role in my selection because the company wants to see that whether or not we have any prior experience.
2. My thorough knowledge of all important subjects like OS, CN, DBMS.

Question 6: What are the things students should focus on in order of priority?

Answer: First of all DO NOT ignore your CGPA. People may tell you that CGPA is not important but it definitely plays a role. Secondly, give regular time to coding. An hour or so is more than enough but you have to be consistent with your coding. Lastly, try to do any kind of internship in your starting years of college.

Question 7: According to you, what role do extracurricular activities as well as participation in societies play?

Answer: They do play an important role because it shows that you have worked with a team before and you are capable of managing extracurricular activities and your studies side by side.

Question 8: Any Other Advice you would like to give to your juniors?

Answer: DO NOT ignore your CGPA. Focus on your academics but then only academics will not help you have to work on your resume as well. So do different kinds of projects because they will increase your knowledge and also will be good for your resume.

Question 9: How can we contact you? (LinkedIn Profile Link/Contact No./etc.)

Answer: pgarg_be18@thapar.edu

Your LinkedIn Profile URL: https://www.linkedin.com/in/palka-garg-44b002194


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Muskan Gupta’s Apple Interview Experience

“Muskan Gupta who was interned at Appletalks 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: “Kashish”

Profile offered: Software Developer

Job Location: Hyderabad

Branch and Graduation Year: COE – 2022

Cgpa Cutoff: 7.0

Interview Difficulty Level: It was medium level like coding questions and basic knowledge.

Here are the questions we asked Muskan Gupta to know about her interview experience.

Question 1: Introduce yourself to our readers.

Answer: I am Muskan Gupta. I like to do coding and mostly code in C++ and Python. I have been a part of TFF and summer interned at Optum. I like cooking, listening to music, and binge-watching.

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

Answer: There was no written test. We were selected on the basis of resume.

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

Answer: There was one technical round in which 2 coding questions were asked. And they ask you different approaches to solve and OOPS questions were asked related to the coding questions only.
Question1(Easy): Map Hashing
Question2: It was based on 2 stacks
Next, they asked about DBMS, It started easy and then went in-depth like how those things will be implemented in codes.
Next was CN. Then OS, they started simple like about processes and threads and then asked about a project where we can implement it and security reasons and all

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

Answer: It was just a normal call asking about the work timings and all.
There was a managerial round that was resume-based. They asked all about projects written in my resume, about the internships, how I maintained my CG, about my achievements, and everything that was written in the resume.

Question 5: What were the key factors for your selection?

Answer: I had the confidence and was able to express myself. Even if I had no idea, I was giving them some ideas and then further they were helping me out. My concepts of DBMS and OS were also quite clear.

Question 6: What are the things students should focus on in order of priority?

Answer: OOPS concepts are most important. OS and DBMS are also equally important and keep practicing coding questions.

Question 7: According to you, what role do extracurricular activities as well as participation in societies play?

Answer: Being a part of societies, they think that you have confidence, you can manage teamwork and you have some experiences.

Question 8: Any Other Advice you would like to give to your juniors?

Answer: Start coding practice. Then start learning OS, OOPS concepts.

Question 9: How can we contact you? (LinkedIn Profile Link/Contact No./etc.)

Answer: mgupta2_be18@thapar.edu

Your LinkedIn Profile URL: https://www.linkedin.com/in/muskan-gupta-5471aa21b


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Ritwik Mehta’s Deloitte USI Interview Experience

“Ritwik Mehta” who was placed at “Deloitte USItalks 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: “Aditya”

Profile offered: Tech Analyst

Job Location: Bangalore

Branch and Graduation Year: ELE – 2022

Cgpa Cutoff: 7.0

Interview Difficulty Level: It was moderate.

Here are the questions we asked Ritwik Mehta to know about his interview experience.

Question 1: Introduce yourself to our readers.

Answer: My name is Ritwik Mehta and currently, I am pursuing electrical engineering from Thapar University, Patiala and as of now I am currently an associate product manager at college Duniya and also working as a political consultant where I am working with two major political parties of India i.e. Shiromani Akali Dal managing the Punjab elections and BJP managing the GOA and UTTARAKHAND elections and apart from that I have my startup i.e. NITI TANTRA which is a huge policy analysis think tank.
I have two years of experience in policy research and I am also working as a country leader representing INDIA at United Nations major Group involving children. I have earlier work with some major politicians like Subramanian Swamy and p Ravindranath and my major aim is to enter Indian politics.

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

Answer: There was an aptitude test on the AMCAT platform which is mostly used for testing and practicing aptitude, logical reasoning, and verbal reasoning questions.
Talking about the aptitude section it mostly consists of Mathematics, Time & work-related questions.
verbal ability section is like English subject …consisting comprehensions and all.
The logical Reasoning section is based on logic-based questions mostly from practical life.

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

Answer: Basically selection is based on 3 Rounds :
1. Resume Selection
2. Aptitude Test
3. Interview Round

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

Answer: In the interview, they generally ask questions based on your CV, it also depends on the interviewer, but mostly the questions are related to coding, and there is also a probability that not a single question would be asked from you related to coding, it depends in your CV again.

Question 5: What were the key factors for your selection?

Answer: My portfolio, my communication skills, and detailed knowledge of the subjects.

Question 6: What are the things students should focus on in order of priority?

Answer: Explore new things, Always be hustlers, don’t sit free, and always try to learn something new.

Question 7: According to you, what role do extracurricular activities as well as participation in societies play?

Answer: There are many societies, but you have to choose wisely, that which is best for you and helps you in building yourself. If possible try to join coding-related societies, they provide an easy atmosphere to enhance your coding skills.

Question 8: Any Other Advice you would like to give to your juniors?

Answer: Try new things, explore yourself, and take decisions.

Question 9: How can we contact you? (LinkedIn Profile Link/Contact No./etc.)

Answer: mehtaritwik1@gmail.com

Your LinkedIn Profile URL: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ritwik-mehta/


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Jeeya Prakash’s ZS Associates Interview Experience

“Jeeya Prakash who was placed at ZS Associates” 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: “Radhika”

Profile offered: Business Operations Associates

Job Location: Gurgaon (given a choice between Pune and Gurgaon)

Branch and Graduation Year: ENC – 2022

Cgpa Cutoff: 7. This is basically the eligibility criteria. In most non-tech companies, there is no internal cutoff but the eligibility criteria ranges from 6.5 to 7 CGPA

Interview Difficulty Level: It was medium.

Here are the questions we asked Jeeya Prakash to know about her interview experience.

Question 1: Introduce yourself to our readers.

Answer: Hi! My name is Jeeya Praksh and I am a final year student. My branch is Electronics and Communication Engineering. I think it was in 2nd year when I realized that nothing about this branch interests me. Before I made any conscious choice about what career I wanted to follow, I wanted to try everything and well this has primarily been like a huge highlight of my college life that I tried a lot of things. In 2nd year I got really into tech; I started participating in a lot of hackathons. I have a friend who does it really well, so he helped me out a lot and we participated in hackathons.I tried my hands at tech and did the coding and I wouldn’t say that I was the best at it but I think I was fairly good.
But somewhere I realized that it is not what I want to do later in life and that is when I started looking into other things. Apart from this, I am also a published author. I came out with my book-“Mirror” last to last year(it was in my 2nd year). I have been writing since 2014. There is one thing that I have been asked in almost every interview: “Why don’t you pursue your career in poetry”. One of my interviewers, a very senior member at ZS asked me: “Jeeya, are you sure that we’ll be not killing your passion by hiring you? Are we snatching a good writer away from the poetry community?” I told him that this is something I am extremely passionate about and this will always go parallel. I am never going to stop writing. Poetry is one thing that makes me so happy, but my career has to be something different. I never wanted to make a career in this because I am a firm believer of the fact that “Deadlines kill your Passion”. I cannot be made to write under a deadline. Hence my career choice is finance.
I got into finance in my 3rd year. I would see my dad talking all the time about finances and stuff. I would have this FOMO that what is the cool thing that my dad and brother are discussing, and that is when I wanted to read more about finance. Then I realized that this is something that I can still look into. That is why I took finance so seriously and JPMC banking. And consultancy because I like to talk, I like to think, I feel that I am a very creative person, I can think of solutions for out-of-the-box problems.

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

Answer: There were 2 phases.
Phase 1 had 3 rounds: One online aptitude test. If you qualify that then there is a Case Study Round(a very detailed case study on the basis of which you need to solve MCQs), then a video interview round(AI detected).
Phase 2: another written test(Case Study Round) but this time it’s a detailed Case Study in which you have to solve and answer.
For financial and non-technical roles they have a good amount of aptitude questions! This goes without saying that every non-tech company you are sitting for will have a lot of Aptitude questions, so anybody who is preparing for this needs to have basic math, English, logical reasoning, and data representation on point.

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

Answer: ZS had 2 Rounds of interviews in Phase 2:
In Case Study Round, you need to solve and send the answers in 1 hr only…they discuss your answers…what made you think like that?…. What was your approach to it?
Last interview round: general HR questions, about projects, internships you’ve done in the past, any position of responsibility, your work with college societies, one time when you were the leader of the project, one time when you acted as a team player…..this is the only pressure part…you need to have a story prepared for all these.
One more thing that you should keep in mind is that if you are trying to do something that is not in your domain like finance, some non-tech roles…be it consultancy, operations or anything like this, they will definitely question you “Why you are doing it?” because ultimately you are an engineer so “Why do you want to change your course suddenly?” This is something that everybody needs to prepare for!

Question 4: What were the key factors for your selection?

Answer: I think my book was a huge factor because you drive your interview. Introduction plays a very important role; first 5 minutes, you grab their attention, and then they are all yours! Make sure you have a very good introduction, something that stays with them.
I actually drove my interview when I would tell them that I am a published author, they would have asked me questions on that…and the good part about this was they have only 30 minutes to interview; I took 10 min explaining the things in which I expertise…. at least I have secured 10 minutes and now the chances to make mistakes reduced to 20 minutes.
If you have a position of responsibility, if you have done something, or have been the General Secretary of any society, make sure you mention that in your introduction.
You need to be prepared for your HR very well. It could be something as simple as your biggest strength to as complex as “Where do you see yourself in 5 years?” We all think we have plans, but when the interviewer asks this, we don’t, we all go blank.
A good amount of knowledge in the role you are applying for is a must. Do read the Job Description of the Company.

Question 5: What are the things students should focus on in order of priority?

Answer: 1. It is safe to maintain an 8 GPA…3rd year is a very good time to pull up your GPA because then you are aligned to core subjects(things finally begin to make sense in your field)
2. Deciding what you really want to do…Tech or Non-Tech. If you are focused, you keep working on that thing and if you are focused on both things, you can’t give 100% in either of them. It’s never too late to switch. Thapar gives you a lot of opportunities and the competitive pool is small in comparison to off-campus placements(so many students of every college)
3. Finish as soon as you can and then start revising (in JPMC, at the end of the interview, I was asked What is the difference between Micro-processor and Micro-Controller because I am from ENC branch so I was expected to know this…….they can ask you anything in the interview; it comes out of the blue)

Question 6: According to you, what role do extracurricular activities as well as participation in societies play?

Answer: Two things in which you really benefit from extracurricular activities are:
1. You’ll get a lot of things to put in your resume [Never Make-up stuff in your resume because you’ll be always questioned on them one way another…they can ask you literally anything….so make sure everything is authentic; you have a story/answer for everything]
2. You have something to talk about (you’ll have stories to share, positions of responsibilities, problems you faced)

Question 7: Any Other Advice you would like to give to your juniors?

Answer: 1. The sooner you get placed doesn’t define that how good you are, how worth it you are!: “Jaldi toh Makaan banta hai, Mahal banne mai toh time lagta hai” 🙂
2. Never Compare yourself/your package/company to the other person. Your Salary never defines you; focus on your Job Profile.
3. Keep refining your skills till your day comes. When you are preparing for an online test, somewhere, keep preparing for the interview because it will all happen in a day, you’ll start in the morning, and till the evening, you’ll get to know that you are placed! Life goes in a jiffy!

Question 8: How can we contact you? (LinkedIn Profile Link/Contact No./etc.)

Answer: jeeya.prakash12@gmail.com

Your LinkedIn Profile URL: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeeya-prakash-618649172


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Jeeya Prakash’s JP Morgan Chase & Co. Interview Experience

“Jeeya Prakash who was interned at “JP Morgan Chase & Co.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: “Radhika”

Profile offered: Banking Intern

Job Location: Mumbai

Branch and Graduation Year: ENC – 2022

Cgpa Cutoff: 7. This is basically the eligibility criteria. In most non-tech companies, there is no internal cutoff but the eligibility criteria ranges from 6.5 to 7 CGPA

Interview Difficulty Level: It was medium.

Here are the questions we asked Jeeya Prakash to know about her interview experience.

Question 1: Introduce yourself to our readers.

Answer: Hi! My name is Jeeya Praksh and I am a final year student. My branch is Electronics and Communication Engineering. I think it was in 2nd year when I realized that nothing about this branch interests me. Before I made any conscious choice about what career I wanted to follow, I wanted to try everything and well this has primarily been like a huge highlight of my college life that I tried a lot of things. In 2nd year I got really into tech; I started participating in a lot of hackathons. I have a friend who does it really well, so he helped me out a lot and we participated in hackathons.I tried my hands at tech and did the coding and I wouldn’t say that I was the best at it but I think I was fairly good.
But somewhere I realized that it is not what I want to do later in life and that is when I started looking into other things. Apart from this, I am also a published author. I came out with my book-“Mirror” last to last year(it was in my 2nd year). I have been writing since 2014. There is one thing that I have been asked in almost every interview: “Why don’t you pursue your career in poetry”. One of my interviewers, a very senior member at ZS asked me: “Jeeya, are you sure that we’ll be not killing your passion by hiring you? Are we snatching a good writer away from the poetry community?” I told him that this is something I am extremely passionate about and this will always go parallel. I am never going to stop writing. Poetry is one thing that makes me so happy, but my career has to be something different. I never wanted to make a career in this because I am a firm believer of the fact that “Deadlines kill your Passion”. I cannot be made to write under a deadline. Hence my career choice is finance.
I got into finance in my 3rd year. I would see my dad talking all the time about finances and stuff. I would have this FOMO that what is the cool thing that my dad and brother are discussing, and that is when I wanted to read more about finance. Then I realized that this is something that I can still look into. That is why I took finance so seriously and JPMC banking. And consultancy because I like to talk, I like to think, I feel that I am a very creative person, I can think of solutions for out-of-the-box problems.

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

Answer: 2 Written-test, 2 Interviews, and 1 Workshop:
My process started at 5:30 AM, we had one online test. At 7:30: the cutoff came out, then there was a workshop round after which there was a written test and then 2 interviews.
For financial and non-technical roles they have a good amount of aptitude questions! This goes without saying that every non-tech company you are sitting for will have a lot of Aptitude questions, so anybody who is preparing for this needs to have basic math, English, logical reasoning, and data representation on point.
In JP Morgan, since it’s a bonking profile, there were a lot of questions on market awareness, general business, and a good amount of financial knowledge when it comes to macroeconomics.

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

Answer: JPMC had 2 interview rounds: ​After you qualify the 2nd online test, you go for the 1st interview: it had an entire panel sitting in front of you….. It started with a basic introduction; what interests you?
1. A lot of finance, accounting, and micro-economics questions were asked…How RBI works?
2. About the technical terms…Inflation, GDP, Repo Rate, Reverse Repo Rate
3. Questions on the workshop conducted(based on finance and accounting)…it’s good if you are already prepared a little beforehand……casual statement, different components of casual statements
4. Little bit of quick Maths (how good are you with numbers)
5. Followed by a few HR questions: strengths, weakness, why banking?

Final interview round–> with a very senior member…like HR but a little bit of tech to it …..what all have studied? Explain projects of yours…..basic questions on Merges and Acquisition in Marketing.

Question 4: What were the key factors for your selection?

Answer: I think my book was a huge factor because you drive your interview. Introduction plays a very important role; first 5 minutes, you grab their attention, and then they are all yours! Make sure you have a very good introduction, something that stays with them.
I actually drove my interview when I would tell them that I am a published author, they would have asked me questions on that…and the good part about this was they have only 30 minutes to interview; I took 10 min explaining the things in which I expertise…. at least I have secured 10 minutes and now the chances to make mistakes reduced to 20 minutes.
If you have a position of responsibility, if you have done something, or have been the General Secretary of any society, make sure you mention that in your introduction.
You need to be prepared for your HR very well. It could be something as simple as your biggest strength to as complex as “Where do you see yourself in 5 years?” We all think we have plans, but when the interviewer asks this, we don’t, we all go blank.
A good amount of knowledge in the role you are applying for is a must. Do read the Job Description of the Company.

Question 5: What are the things students should focus on in order of priority?

Answer: 1. It is safe to maintain an 8 GPA…3rd year is a very good time to pull up your GPA because then you are aligned to core subjects(things finally begin to make sense in your field)
2. Deciding what you really want to do…Tech or Non-Tech. If you are focused, you keep working on that thing and if you are focused on both things, you can’t give 100% in either of them. It’s never too late to switch. Thapar gives you a lot of opportunities and the competitive pool is small in comparison to off-campus placements(so many students of every college)
3. Finish as soon as you can and then start revising (in JPMC, at the end of the interview, I was asked What is the difference between Micro-processor and Micro-Controller because I am from ENC branch so I was expected to know this…….they can ask you anything in the interview; it comes out of the blue)

Question 6: According to you, what role do extracurricular activities as well as participation in societies play?

Answer: Two things in which you really benefit from extracurricular activities are:
1. You’ll get a lot of things to put in your resume [Never Make-up stuff in your resume because you’ll be always questioned on them one way another…they can ask you literally anything….so make sure everything is authentic; you have a story/answer for everything]
2. You have something to talk about (you’ll have stories to share, positions of responsibilities, problems you faced)

Question 7: Any Other Advice you would like to give to your juniors?

Answer: 1. The sooner you get placed doesn’t define that how good you are, how worth it you are!: “Jaldi toh Makaan banta hai, Mahal banne mai toh time lagta hai” 🙂
2. Never Compare yourself/your package/company to the other person. Your Salary never defines you; focus on your Job Profile.
3. Keep refining your skills till your day comes. When you are preparing for an online test, somewhere, keep preparing for the interview because it will all happen in a day, you’ll start in the morning, and till the evening, you’ll get to know that you are placed! Life goes in a jiffy!

Question 8: How can we contact you? (LinkedIn Profile Link/Contact No./etc.)

Answer: jeeya.prakash12@gmail.com

Your LinkedIn Profile URL: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeeya-prakash-618649172


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Akshit Kumar’s Mentor Graphics Interview Experience

“Akshit Kumar” who was interned at “Mentor Graphicstalks 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: “Anjali”

Profile offered: Software Automation

Job Location: Noida

Branch and Graduation Year: COE – 2022

Cgpa Cutoff: 8.5

Interview Difficulty Level: The difficulty level was neither easy nor too much hard. It was moderate.

Here are the questions we asked Akshit Kumar to know about his interview experience.

Question 1: Introduce yourself to our readers.

Answer: I am pursuing my Computer Science Engineering from Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology.

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

Answer:

Mentor Graphics conducted all rounds on Microsoft Team Coding Platform and there were a total of 3 rounds. The first two rounds were face-to-face. The interviewer asked me to introduce myself. Then he asked me about my projects and the Data structures I used in them. I mentioned my CodeChef and Hackerrank profiles in my resume, so the interviewer asked me
1. How long have you been doing Competitive Coding
Then he asked me an easy-medium level coding question in C++.
Count all sub-arrays having sum divisible by k
Given an array ‘ARR’ and an integer ‘K’, your task is to find all the count of all sub-arrays whose sum is divisible by the given integer ‘K’.

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

Answer: As I told you earlier there were three rounds. Two rounds were face to face & the third round was the HR round. These rounds were conducted on Microsoft Teams.
Round 1 –
The interviewer asked me to introduce myself.
Then he asked me about my projects and the data structures I used in them.
He asked me an easy-medium level coding question in C++
Count all sub-arrays having sum divisible by k
Given an array ‘ARR’ and an integer ‘K’, your task is to find all the count of all sub-arrays whose sum is divisible by the given integer ‘K’.
Round 2 –
The interviewer asked me to introduce myself. He asked about my projects
He then asked me questions on some core concepts
I was then asked to code a question in C.
String Transformation
Given a string (STR) of length N, you have to create a new string by performing the following operation:
Take the smallest character from the first ‘K’ characters of STR, remove it from STR and append it to the new string.
You have to perform this operation until STR is empty.
Round 3 –
The interviewer asked me to introduce myself and about my strengths and weakness.

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

Answer: The third round was my HR rounds. The interviewer asked me to introduce myself.
Then he asked me to introduce myself and tell him about my strengths and weakness.

Question 5: What were the key factors for your selection?

Answer: I have practiced a lot on my weakness. The main advantage was the selection procedure on resume basis. I got Electronics in the first year due to some issues. My train was delayed. so I lost my Computer Science and got Electronics. I worked hard on my CG and after getting 10 CGPA in my first year, I was able to change my branch and got Computer Science.

Question 6: What are the things students should focus on in order of priority?

Answer: Students should have to focus on their CGPA. There are different cut-offs for different companies. So, try to maintain a good CGPA in your first & second year. Also learn at least one programming level in a good manner. If you are new to coding solve problems as much as you can Take help from YouTube and there are several beginner-friendly coding platforms. Work hard and practice more

Question 7: According to you, what role do extracurricular activities as well as participation in societies play?

Answer: I joined the CCS (Computer Creative society) in my first year. I was also the mentor of Izhar & a designer in Mudra. I also became the core member of CCS. I was also part of SIIC Global. These societies and roles helped me to improve my skills and helped in my self-development. I learned how to work in a team. According to me, it isn’t mandatory having a part of any society for interviews or placement purposes but I must say these societies or communities help us to grow more and learn more and more skills.

Question 8: Any Other Advice you would like to give to your juniors?

Answer: Work hard and give your best. Be honest with yourself. Check your progress instead of comparing yourself to others. If you are new to CS or any other branch try to learn more things related to that sub, branch, or technology and start your journey with one thing.
Try to learn anyone programming language in a good manner and improve yourself

Question 9: How can we contact you? (LinkedIn Profile Link/Contact No./etc.)

Answer: https://www.linkedin.com/in/akshit-kumar-752791191


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Ashish Kumar Yadav’s CaaStle Interview Experience

“Ashish Kumar Yadav” who was placed at “CaaStletalks 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: “Aditi”

Profile offered: Software Developer

Job Location: Not provided yet

Branch and Graduation Year: CSE – 2022

Cgpa Cutoff: 7.5 or 8. Don’t remember exactly

Interview Difficulty Level: 6-7/10 (1-very easy, 10-very difficult)

Here are the questions we asked Ashish Kumar Yadav to know about his interview experience.

Question 1: Introduce yourself to our readers.

Answer: Hi! My name is Ashish Kumar Yadav. I’m currently in my final year and I have been placed at CaaStle.

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

Answer: The written test had two sections. In the first section, we were asked MCQs on aptitude, operating systems, and DBMS. The other section was a coding section. We just had to write the pseudo-code, not the actual code. Basically, the selection depended on how you presented your answer. We had to explain the time complexity and the algorithms used in the code.

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

Answer: There were four rounds in the technical interview. In the initial 2-3 rounds, they asked some DSA questions. In the fourth round, they asked some questions related to computer fundamentals. I had previously done an interview in Android development, so they asked some questions related to that too.

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

Answer: It was not a typical HR round. We just had an interaction with the head of the engineering department. I was asked some basic questions like my family background, why I chose Thapar, and why I chose to do an internship in android related things only. It was more about how you communicate with a person.

Question 5: What are the things students should focus on in order of priority?

Answer: DSA should be the main focus. Next is communication skills, then computer fundamentals, and then projects. Projects are not much effective but you can do something so that you can mention it on your resume.

Question 6: According to you, what role do extracurricular activities as well as participation in societies play?

Answer: I was not a part of any society, but it doesn’t affect your placements. I do think that your friend circle has a big impact on your career.

Question 7: Any Other Advice you would like to give to your juniors?

Answer: Practice Leetcode every day. You should try at least 1 or 2 questions daily.

Question 8: How can we contact you? (LinkedIn Profile Link/Contact No./etc.)

Answer: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ashish-kumar-yadav-2b93a0175/ (7014929023)


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Pallavi Garg’s Sabre Interview Experience

“Pallavi Garg who was placed at “Sabretalks 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: “Vivekanand”

Profile offered: Associate Software Engineer

Job Location: Bengaluru

Branch and Graduation Year: COE – 2022

Cgpa Cutoff: 8.0

Interview Difficulty Level: 8/10 (1-very easy, 10-very difficult)

Here are the questions we asked Pallavi Garg to know about her interview experience.

Question 1: Introduce yourself to our readers.

Answer: Hi! I am Pallavi, I am currently pursuing Computer Engineering and I got selected at Sabre. I have actively been part of societies like CCS and FAPS right from my first year. Then I became the core member at CCS and later its joint secretary so I had a lot of experience at CCS and my technical journey began from here itself.

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

Answer: Around 235 students were allowed to take the test who satisfied the eligibility criteria. Round 1 consists of (No Negative Marking). 20 Aptitude questions (includes sequences, reasoning, logic, etc.), 25 CS Fundamentals questions which were a mixture of Operating Systems, Database Management Systems, SQL, OOPS, and Output based questions. 2 coding questions (Languages Allowed: C, C++, Java, Python). Coding Questions were of medium to hard level problems.
18 students were shortlisted from round 1 to follow up for round 2. Candidates will be heavily filtered after this round. So, you need to solve a good no. of questions to get shortlisted for further rounds.
If you find the coding questions difficult, then try to solve the maximum no. of aptitude and cs fundamental questions. It will increase your chance to get shortlisted.

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

Answer: This round was Scheduled on Microsoft Teams. We started by greeting each other. The interviewer was a senior software engineer. Then, Interviewer asked me how was my coding round. She saw my code and then asked me I wasn’t able to solve 1st coding question if I have come up with an approach for the same. Then, I explained to her a brute force approach which I applied during the test. Then, she asked whether I found what was the problem with it. I explained to her the conditions in which my solution would not pass the edge test cases. Then, she asked me to explain the second coding question asked in the previous round. I explained my approach. Then, she asked to analyze time and space complexity for the same question and asked if I could optimize my solution further. I already gave an optimized solution so, we move further.
Then, she asked me whether I know Java. But, I usually code in C++ so, I said the same. Thereafter, the following questions were asked from OOP:
(i) Explain all the four pillars of OOP i.e. Inheritance, Polymorphism, Encapsulation, and Abstraction with examples.
(ii) What is an abstract class? Can we create an object of abstract class?
(iii) Write the syntax of pure virtual function.
Then, she asked me the question from Data Structures and Algorithms. She explained the question and asked me to code for the same. I coded the above solution on my personal IDE with screen sharing. First of all, I told her about what I deduced from the problem and then told her a recursive approach. Since the recursive approach was bad in time complexity. So, I showed the overlapping problems by taking the test case and moving towards the Dynamic Programming approach. In the end, I managed to solve the problem with DP but one test case was stuck. So, she told me to check for the conditions I applied for. But according to me, the approach was all correct. So, she asked me to dry run my solution for that test case. But then, we ran out of time and the round was finished. I wasn’t sure if I would be clearing this round. But then, the list came and I was shortlisted for a further round.

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

Answer: Managerial Round: The interviewer was a senior engineering manager. He asked me to introduce myself and then we straight move towards the project. He asked me to explain any one project from my resume whichever I find to be comfortable with telling.
So, I explain my project and it took me around 10 minutes for the same to tell each and everything in detail with all technicalities involved in-depth.
He then asked me some questions related to the project. I answer all his questions and then he asked me to show the source code of my project if it is pushed on GitHub or available with me on my laptop. Unfortunately, I wasn’t having the source code of my project since it was a team project.
Then, he made up some situations that I can face as a software engineer to check my thought process. The questions were like how you’ll convince your project leader to go with your design etc.
The round lasted for sharp 30 minutes and then he told me if I have any questions for him.
I asked a question and then after it, he said I would get another link to give the HR round. I was happy to listen to it as HR was the last round of the process so be thorough with your project and try to cover all sorts of questions made from them and be ready with the source code of your project.
HR: The interviewer began by telling me to introduce myself. Then, she asked me about the specialty of my hometown. Then asked me about my weaknesses. Then, she told me to tell something that wasn’t listed on my resume. I told her about my non-technical stuff which I did in different societies during my initial years. She seemed impressed with it.
Then she looked at my academic background and praised that I managed a good academic record and co-curricular activities. She enquired whether I am having a plan to go for a master’s in the future. To which I said I have no such plans.
Then she concluded and asked if I am having any questions for her and round finished.

Question 5: What were the key factors for your selection?

Answer: (i) I didn’t worry about the result because before Sabre I got rejected from four to five companies. So, I just focused on giving my best.
(ii) Self-confidence is required, such that if you have studied the subjects then you should be confident enough to answer the questions.

Question 6: What are the things students should focus on in order of priority?

Answer: For DBMS I referred Gate Smashers, they were enough, and apart from that you need to practice questions, for OS the syllabus taught in our college is sufficient.

Question 7: According to you, what role do extracurricular activities as well as participation in societies play?

Answer: Being part of societies contributed a lot to my growth. Doing only academics won’t help us at all, extracurricular activities are a must whether it is technical or non-technical. I would suggest If anyone wants to be part of society then narrow down them all and continue being part of the one that resonates with you the most

Question 8: Any Other Advice you would like to give to your juniors?

Answer: For placement, coding is a must, so don’t stop practicing, it takes time to get results, don’t be disheartened even if you couldn’t bag an intern in the third year, be consistent, start practicing from hacker rank then move to the difficult platform after that for purely placement purpose move to interview bit, it covers a lot of questions.

Question 9: How can we contact you? (LinkedIn Profile Link/Contact No./etc.)

Answer: https://www.linkedin.com/in/plvigarg/


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Vashu Narayan’s JP Morgan Chase & Co. Interview Experience

“Vashu Narayan” who was interned at JP Morgan Chase & Co.” talks 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: “Abhay”

Profile offered: FAST (Focused Analytic Solutions Team)

Job Location: Bengaluru

Branch and Graduation Year: COE – 2022

Cgpa Cutoff: Bengaluru

Interview Difficulty Level: 8/10 (1-very easy, 10-very difficult)

Here are the questions we asked Vashu Narayan to know about his interview experience.

Question 1: Introduce yourself to our readers.

Answer: I am a final year Computer Engineering student at Thapar Institute, Patiala. I have a stronghold on C++ and have a decent knowledge of the python language. I am extremely passionate about Google Cloud and have completed and earned skill badges in Google Cloud Training.

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

Answer: Approximately 150 candidates were shortlisted to take the Written Test. There were 2 rounds – QUANT, Coding Skills-based.
First Round – 30 minutes 30 questions based on Mental Ability, English Vocabulary, and Quantitative Reasoning.
Second Round – 20 minutes 20 questions based on Error Finding, Code Output, and Checking Code Validity.

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

Answer: After the written test 35 students were selected for Interview rounds.
Round 1(Technical Interview) – At the first formal introduction, DSA questions to check coding aptitude, Python basics were checked as I opted for it as an elective, and also my strong points and resume-related questions were asked.
After the first round, 10 students were selected for HR interview rounds.

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

Answer: Round 2 (HR Interview) – Basic HR round questions were asked. They want to know about personality, Why you want to join the company, Hopes and dreams, etc. There were also project-related talks on which I had worked and they accessed my approach on introducing additional functionality in my project.
After the second round, 3 students were selected for the final HR round.
Round 3 (Completely HR Interview) – The interview lasted for 15 to 20 minutes. They check the willingness of the candidate towards the job and access if the candidate is prepared for the job and knows the details. There were also discussions about job location, Office timings, Job conditions.
Finally, 2 were given internship out of 150 shortlisted students.

Question 5: What are the things students should focus on in order of priority?

Answer: If aiming for a software engineering profile, Coding practice and DSA are must.
Maintain a decent CGPA, 8.5 above is good enough.

Question 6: Any Other Advice you would like to give to your juniors?

Answer: Don’t panic thinking that it’s too late to do anything. If you are in the 2nd year you have ample time to just take one coding platform such as Hackerank or Leetcode and do 1one or two questions per week, that is more than enough.

Question 7: How can we contact you? (LinkedIn Profile Link/Contact No./etc.)

Answer: vnarayn_be18@thapar.edu (8146936071)

Your LinkedIn Profile URL: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vashunarayan


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Priyansh Bansal’s Oracle Interview Experience

“Priyansh Bansal” who was placed at “Oracletalks 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: “Himani”

Profile offered: Associate Software Developer

Job Location: Currently it’s online but later it will be in Hyderabad.

Branch and Graduation Year: COE – 2022

Cgpa Cutoff: 7.0

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

Here are the questions we asked Priyansh Bansal to know about his interview experience.

Question 1: Introduce yourself to our readers.

Answer: Hi! I’m Priyansh, a final year student at Thapar Institute Patiala. My cgpa till the 6th sem was 9.34. I wasn’t that much involved in coding and technical stuff from the beginning. I started coding in my 3rd sem and apart from this, I like watching movies and cricket. I recently got an intern plus ft opportunity from Oracle.

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

Answer: There were 2 written tests.
The 1st one was aptitude and computer concepts like OOPS, DBMS and there were subsections, each subsection was around 7-8 min. In the 1st test, the main thing was speed.
2nd round consists of 2 coding questions of the graph and the difficulty level was medium to hard.
I don’t remember but it was Oracle’s platform.

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

Answer: There were 2 technical rounds.
In my first tech round I was asked about cache memory and LRU(least recently used) cache and then to code it. After this, they asked me questions from DBMS and OOPS. All this lasted in 1hour 15min.
In the second round, I was asked 3-4 coding questions and then again DBMS and OOPS concepts.
The major focus was on OOPS, DBMS, and DSA and the platform was zoom.

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

Answer: My 3rd round was the HR plus Tech round. As I was having an internship experience at UBS, where I had developed the UI for them. So, they asked me about that experience and then basic HR questions like why do you want to join, why should we select you, what are your strengths and weaknesses. Mainly they try to check your confidence.

Question 5: What were the key factors for your selection?

Answer: Major factors were confidence and consistency. From my 3rd year, I was consistent at coding. I practiced 3 to 4 coding questions daily, which gave me a lot of confidence in my interview. Many times it happens that students knew the answers but they couldn’t able to convey them properly because of a lack of confidence.

Question 6: What are the things students should focus on in order of priority?

Answer: In the priority list first thing should be DSA, then OOPS, DBMS and OS. OOPS take less time but it’s really important. After all this, focus on the computer network as questions are asked related to this in networking companies like Cisco and Arista network.

Question 7: According to you, what role do extracurricular activities as well as participation in societies play?

Answer: So, for non-tech profiles, extracurricular activities help a lot. They help in building a strong resume but for a tech profile, they only help in improving your communication skills. In my second year, I was in MSC(Microsoft Student Chapter).

Question 8: Any Other Advice you would like to give to your juniors?

Answer: Yes, during the placement season if you are rejected in an interview, don’t get demotivated, try to learn from your experience, analyze, and don’t repeat that mistake. Be consistent in the coding.

Question 9: How can we contact you? (LinkedIn Profile Link/Contact No./etc.)

Answer: priyansh781@gmail.com

Your LinkedIn Profile URL: https://www.linkedin.com/in/priyansh4a8913180/


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