Tanishq’s D.E Shaw Interview Experience

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“Tanishq Monga “ who was placed in “D.E Shaw India ” talks about his interview experience and some other tips to prepare for placement season. Check out what he says about placement season.

Tanishq is COE graduate from Thapar University Class of 2017. His Strong and disciplined work ethic is what he believe in.

Profile Offered: Member Technical Dev

Cgpa cutoff:  8

Interview difficulty level: 7/10 (1-very easy, 10-very Difficult)

Here are the questions we asked from Tanishq to know about his interview experience.

Question 1: 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: Online tests– Coding round was taken on Platform Hackerrank. It has 2 coding questions. First question was of simple brute force with corner cases. Second question was of sets and Unions. Their was one more test taken on AMCAT platform. It had 15 Technical MCQs and 10 aptitude MCQs.

Question 2: Describe your all technical interviews specifying number of rounds and details of each round (if any).

Answer: There were 2 technical rounds and in between those there was one HR round. In first round there were lot of complex data structure questions. They wanted you to write full code on paper so practice writing code on paper. In second round they asked me 1 puzzle and 1.5 hours of C++. Just re read every chapter of programming language you have written in resume once again and make your concepts clearer.

Question 3: Describe your all HR interviews specifying number of rounds and details of each round.

Answer: There was 1 HR round in between 2 technical rounds. They asked 2 puzzles and lot of questions about family,hobbies and future vision.



Question 4: What do you think were key factors for your selection?

Answer: I would say there was only one key factor for my selection and that was my excellent Coding skills. You need to be consistent with coding practice.

Question 5: What would you like to advise juniors for technical skills they should develop for this company?

Answer: Solve questions from interviewbit.com as much as you can. Don’t try to accumulate points in interviewbit, Just read the answer if you find it hard, code it and move on. Don’t waste time trying to make more points. Practice regularly.

Question 6: What would you like to advise juniors for cracking HR round of this company?

Answer: I would advice to read company’s website and wiki pages. Don’t miss the companies ppt.

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