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Microsoft | OFF CAMPUS 

 

Round 1(Coding Round):2 questions to be solved within 60 minutes.

  1. Invert a binary tree.
  2. Lexicographically smallest string formed by removing at most one character

Round 2(Technical Interview 1): Taken by a Software Engineer with around 2-3 years experience. 

  1. All 4 pillars of OOPS
  2. Difference between Linked List and Arrays
  3. Reverse a Linked List
  4. Difference between Queue and Priority Queue
  5. Given a few tables which have some values linking a few rows across tables, write a functional code to print the entry with highest priority. (Main focus here was on creating classes with modular and well defined structures, usage of correct data structures at right point [HashMap, ArrayList, PriorityQueue] and clean coding)

Round 3(Technical Interview 2): Taken by a Software Engineer with 5+ years of experience.

  1. Add two binary strings that have been represented using Linked Lists.
  2. Search for a word. (Trie based approach. Only asked for approach, did not ask to code)
  3. Discussion on Multi-Threading, Mutual Exclusion, Design Patterns in Java, Inheritance vs Interfaces, Synchronization, Producer-Consumer problem

Round 4(Manager Round): Taken by an Engineering  Manager with 20+ years of experience. After a quick introduction about myself, I was asked about          

  1. Discussion about current projects and tech stack
  2. Check whether a given parentheses expression is balanced or not
  3. Length of the longest substring in a string without repeating characters.

Tips:

  1. Focus on basics. DSA, OOPS, OS
  2. Show willingness and eagerness to learn and collaborate in technical interviews.
  3. Don’t lose faith and trust your preparation. I had previously been rejected by multiple product-based companies during campus placement and also during my off-campus attempts.
  4. Maintain a good connection with your assigned recruiter/HR. This shows an eagerness from your side and he/she can really guide you through the ins and outs of the process very well.
  5. Above all, believe in yourself.
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