My internship was an Off-Campus one, so the On-Campus rounds may be different but questions would be quite the same in the rhetorical aspect. For the Full time (FTE) role, again, I’ll mention the interview rounds of PPO interview and probable rounds for an on-campus offer.
Round 1: This is a coding round where you will be given 20 MCQ questions, 1 SQL question, and 2 coding questions. MCQ questions were based on Data Structures, DBMS, OS basics, and code snippet based questions. Important topics are basics of all data structures with the complexity of various algorithms for DS, Page segmentation, Scheduling for OS, Normalization, and SQL queries for DBMS. No negative marking.
- SQL question was based on Advanced SQL queries employing the use of joins and sub-queries.
- A string was given. Based on some combinations an encoded string had to be calculated. It was an easy question and it is expected that participants solve this for an edge over others.
- Given a string, you have to find the number of non-repeating characters and their count and also find all the count of non-repeating permutations of the string.
Note: Solving both coding questions and 10-12 MCQ would be good to qualify.
Round 2: This was a telephonic round. There were about 10 questions ranging from USP of your mentioned projects and technical questions from DS, OOPS, etc. Some questions were:
- Given, a class and a constructor, how can we change the constructor initialization parameters while object creation.
- Explain Virtual function along with an implementation example.
- My project was based on NodeJs, so, one of the questions was why did I prefer MVC architecture using Node and not using JAVA/Spring Boot.
- Some questions on DBMS from normalization and No-SQL’s advantage over SQL.
- If a function is protected, how can I change the values of the parameters defined in the constructor using that protected function?
- Questions in the round were mostly around the projects mentioned in Resume and OOPS concepts like inheritance (Very Imp), Polymorphism.
Round 3: This was again a telephonic round, where questions were general HR questions and some about the project and previous work experiences as in internships. Some HR questions were:
- Introduce yourself?
- Why GE and what do you expect from the org?
- Why did you prefer a Healthcare sector opportunity?
- If I call up your ex-employer, what would be there feedback?
This was the last round. The results are generally deliberated in a week.
Full-Time PPO Interview:
This is a manager Feedback short-listing round. Based on the progress and targets achieved, out of all interns, certain no.(mostly 50%-60%) qualifies for actual rounds.
Round 1: This is an evaluation round of the code you have written and progress achieved. The code was reviewed in my case. Generally, an overview is done. Following this, programming questions are asked to solve on paper. The number of questions varies from 2 to 3.
- Remove the duplicates in the linked list. They wanted an optimized approach.
- Find the max product of two non-intersecting branches of a tree. Using DFS would be a good idea.
- Explain Matrix chain multiplication using Dynamic programming. This is a direct question, asked in a lot of interviews.
Solving 2 questions completely would take you to the next round.
Round 2: This is a personality check round with the EEDP Manager. Some questions are:
- What is the project you are working on and the USP it creates for the organisation?
- Why the health sector even when you can get more bucks in companies like Amazon?
- What has been your learning experience in the internship to date?
- Any plans for higher studies? The reason is required in both cases.
- What do you think of the EEDP (Edison Engineering Development Program) program?
Round 3: This was an HR round. Some questions are:
- Why GE and EEDP program?
- What were the projects you were working on?
- Changes that you think should be incorporated into the organisation.
- How has been the learning experience?
- Prepare well-framed answers for the above questions. Questions are general, but a spontaneous answer may sometimes ruin the effort. Keeping key points for such questions comes in handy.
The overall idea is to prepare the basics well. Be honest when you answer the manager round and HR questions. Key points, if prepared, for these two rounds always come in handy. Practice DS questions of easy to moderate difficulty. In interviews, maintaining eye contact really helps