OYO Rooms Interview Experience | Set 5 (For SDE2)

Round 1: Written test with 2 questions

Question1: Given an array of size n containing both positive and negative numbers. Find the count of subarrays whose sum is 0.

Question2: Add next pointer to every node present at the same level.

Round 2: Data structures and Algorithm

First discussion on my approach and code for the written test problems

Question 1: https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/minimum-number-platforms-required-railwaybus-station/

Question 2: Given a chess board of size m*n. A knight is present at some initial position. Find the minimum number of moves so that it can move to some given final location.

Hint: Think BFS

Round 3: Algorithm, Design and OOPS concepts

Question 1: Design a tank game. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ms-MTSCF3mw

HLD and LLD with classes and functionalities. Design patters, abstract classes and interfaces

Question 2: A continuous stream of numbers is coming. Find the median at any given time. Algorithm and code

Hint: Lets say m is a median at any given time. Use a min heap of numbers more than m and a max heap of numbers less than m. Now retrieval is O(1) and insertion is O(log n)

Question 3: Design whatsapp. Just high level design

Question 4: How deployment works on multiple server machines. Concepts of AB testing and few other questions


Round 4: Algorithm, Design, multi threading, concurrency, database concepts

Question 1: Given a string of characters. You need to transform it to a given new string of same length in minimum cost where:

a) ‘b’ can be transform to ‘a’ or to ‘c’ with cost 1. Similarly for other characters.

b) any numbers of b’s can be transformed to c’s with cost 1 and also to a’s with cost 1.

Question 2: Given multiple bars of given heights and unit width. Find the rectangle with max area.

Question 3: Design a vending machine

Question 4: How will you choose which column to choose for indexing.

Question 5: Sharding in databases. How facebook would shard it users database

Questions on mulithreading, immutable class, concurrency


Round 5: Design, Previous experience and practical questions

Question 1: Explain any 1 project I enjoyed working on

Interviewer was not interested in my project and moved to a design question

Question 2: Design a traffic signal starting with all use cases, HLD, LLD

Question 3: Design an elevator system

My favorite design patterns and what patterns I would use in above questions

What I would look in design reviews and in code reviews and few other behavioral questions

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