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Software Development Engineer (SDE) Interview

Anonymous Employee  in  Hyderābād (India)
Anonymous Employee in Hyderābād (India)
Application Details

I interviewed through other source. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Microsoft in July 2012.

Interview Details

I was did my summer internship in Microsoft India. The interviews were part of converting the internship to Full Time Employment.
I had 3 interviews on different days. My performance in the interviews were not great. But I was given the offer because Microsoft was hiring massively for Bing and review from my mentor was positive.
(I have listed all the questions in the interviews)

Interview Questions
  • Consider a linked list with two pointers where the 1st pointer is the normal next pointer and the second one randomly points to some other node in the list. Given such a list as input clone it.   Answer Question
  • Find the largest palindrome in a given string. Come up with the best algorithm you can.   Answer Question
  • There are n petrol bunks arranged in circle. Each bunk is separated from the next one by a certain distance. You choose some mode of travel which needs 1 litre of petrol to cover 1 km distance. You can't draw any amount of petrol from each bunk, but each bunk has some limited petrol. Find if there is any point in the circle from which you can start? If there is one such point find the point.   Answer Question
  • Implement a variation of stack with push,pop and getmin in O(1) complexity   Answer Question
  • Given:2 sorted arrays, one of size m and other of size m+n, but in the 2nd array only n elements are present.
    Arrange both the sorted arrays in the bigger array. Finally the bigger array should be sorted.
      Answer Question
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Got a better job in campus placements in my college.

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    Software Development Engineer(SDE) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Vedbæk (Denmark)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vedbæk (Denmark)
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at Microsoft in August 2008.

    Interview Details

    There were 4 interview in a day, each long about 1 hour.
    Each interview consits of 3 part: logic question, coding question, other questions.

    If you don't know how to solve task - don't be silent, ask questions!

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