Arcesium Interview Experience for Software Engineer Internship

The process consisted of a mass shortlisting with CGPA criteria of +8.5, followed by a coding test consisting of 2 coding questions, logical and aptitude MCQs, DS, OOPS in Java and OS. The MCQs were marked +5, -3.

Question 1: https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/make-array-elements-equal-minimum-cost/

Question 2: typical subarray question using maps, analogous question – https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/count-sub-arrays-sum-divisible-k/

15 students were shortlisted after this round.

3 technical rounds were conducted and an HR round.



Technical Round 1:

Normalizations in DBMS – 1NF,2NF,3NF,4NF,5NF – examples with definitions

Difference between joins and nested queries in practical world

Queries in SQL – one simple and one nested query

Subset Sum – 0/1 knapsack problem – https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/subset-sum-problem-dp-25/

https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/adding-one-to-number-represented-as-array-of-digits/

Technincal Round 2 :

  • Introduce yourself
  • Queue using 2 stacks – they asked every possible approach and detailed dry run – https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/queue-using-stacks/
  • Compile time vs Run time polymorphism with examples
  • Design banking system using OOPS,system design question, discussed loopholes for half an hour
  • Interfaces, Inheritance in OOPS
  • Virtual functions
  • Pure Virtual functions
  • Virtual Base Class

Technical Round 3:



4 students were shortlisted for HR round

HR Round:

HR asked how was my day, made me comfortable.

  • Introduce yourself
  • Name of CEO
  • Every non tech thing mentioned in my resume were seriously questioned, eg – top 2 skills learnt from this, name of novels you have read and lessons learnt
  • Explain one of your academic project
  • why you?
  • your top 2 qualities?
  • any questions for HR? definitely ask one

Only one student was selected.

Be confident, do explain your approach, keep communicating.

Know each and every word of your resume.


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