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Zomato Interview Experience for SDE-1 | On-Campus 2021

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The whole process consisted of one coding round and 3 interview rounds. Due to covid, the whole process was virtual.

Online Coding Round: It was conducted on Intervue and consisted of 4 questions to be solved in 90 mins. 3 of them were: 


I had solved 3 problems completely. Folks who had solved 2.5 were also shortlisted. Total 25 were shortlisted for the interviews.

Round 1: The interviewer started with a brief introduction of himself and asked me to do the same. 

  • He then started probing me on my Django project asking about various functionalities of templates in Django. 
  • He then asked me to write a SQL query, as I had mentioned MySQL in my resume. It was based on basic joins. 
  • Next, he gave me a question I explained my recursive approach, he was satisfied and asked me to code it. 
  • He then moved on to this problem I first gave the brute force approach. He was amused and asked me to code the brute force(generating all subarrays). He then ran it on a few test cases and it worked fine. He now asked me to optimize it. I then told about the sliding window approach along with using hashmaps. 
  • He then asked me about the details of the implementation of maps in C++ STL. 
  • Finally, after being satisfied, he asked me to code my approach. He was quite satisfied by it. 
  • He then moved on to the next problem and said that this is the last problem. The problem was As usual, I started with brute force, and he told me to optimize it. I then came up with a DP solution. He wasn’t satisfied with my explanation and asked me to explain the intuition behind it. I explained it to him using various test cases, the ones where array has zeros and negative numbers. He finally agreed and asked me to code it in just 5 mins while explaining code simultaneously. I did that in much lesser time and he ran the code on some test cases and was satisfied. 
  • In the end, he asked if I had any questions for him. I asked about his journey in Zomato so far. He patiently explained it and ended the interview on a good note.

Finally, 9 students were given the offer including me.

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Last Updated : 09 Dec, 2021
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