Microsoft Interview Experience (On-Campus Internship)
We had Microsoft internship drive on campus for SDE and ML profiles. All rounds were online because of COVID.
Students who had 8 CGPA and above, were asked to apply on Microsoft careers website. We had a coding round for SDE and MCQ type questions for ML Profile.
Coding Round :
We had 3 questions on Mettl Platform. We had access to C++, but no access to STL. So I coded all questions in Python
1. Length of LIS – https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/longest-increasing-subsequence-dp-3
2. Given a set of n points, find the minimum distance of all pairs of points.
– Greedy solution expected
3. Given an array of n elements, find the mean, median and mode of the array.
I was able to pass all test cases in all questions. Based on the coding and ML round and resumes, we were selected for SDE/ML/Both roles. I got selected for SDE interview.
I was asked resume based questions (my experience working as a Research Assistant in 2019) and one coding question.
It was a variation of https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/boundary-traversal-of-binary-tree/, to print only alternate nodes.
I was asked about the current Research Assistant-ship I was doing, my past internship with a startup. I was asked some Search Engine related questions. I had one coding question, with an in-depth discussion
I was asked about the projects I was proud of, where I see myself in 5 years.
I had one coding question, we discussed https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/search-in-a-row-wise-and-column-wise-sorted-2d-array-using-divide-and-conquer-algorithm/
All the interviewers were very friendly and were patient in listening to what I wanted to say.
By the end of the day, I was offered the internship, along with others.
Thank you GFG, I was able to go through the internship experiences of others, which helped me a lot ! Not to mention all the times, I looked up GFG for Data Structure and Algo related queries