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OYO Rooms Interview Experience | Set 8 (Software Engineer)

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This was my experience in the hiring drive in Gurgaon in January 2018. Around 20-30 people showed up.

Round 1: Written Round

A paper was given on which the code had to be submitted for the give questions. No time constraint.

Q1 – Given a binary tree, where every node value is a Digit from 1-9 .Find the sum of all the numbers which are formed from root to leaf paths.

Q2 – You are given an unsorted array with both positive and negative elements. You have to find the smallest positive number missing from the array


Round 2: DSA & Design Interview

Resume based questions on previous company, little bit about projects

Q1 – Design Twitter. 4 services : follow, unfollow, post a tweet, get feed. All services need to be scalable for a large userbase with low latency and handle high concurrency.

Q2 – You are at ground level. You can take 1 step or 2 steps. Find the minimum number of steps required to reach level N.

Q3 – Given a infinite 2-D matrix, find the minimum number of moves it will take to move from (x1.y1) to (x2, y2) if you are allowed to move in all 8 directions.


Round 3: DSA  Round

Discussion on solutions given in 1st round. Optimisations if possible.

Projects related questions – most challenging product, why a particular technique used etc..

Q1 – Duplicate a Stack without using extra space.

Q2 – Given a string containing open & closed parenthesis, find the minimum number of swaps required to make it a valid parenthesis string. If not possible, return -1.

Q3 – Find the length of the longest increasing subsequence in an array of integers.


Round 4: DSA  Round

Why job change etc..?

Q1 – There are 3 buckets with any number of balls in each of them. You can double the number of balls in a particular bucket by pulling the required number of balls from another bucket. Using only this operation,  tell whether for a given starting configuration if it is possible to equalise the number of balls in all the three baskets.

Q2 – A linked list contains integers which are sorted based on their absolute values. Sort the linked list based on their actual values.

Q3 – Theoretical: What is deadlock, give example? What is multi-threading?

Q4 – Given 4 tables – Movies, Cities, Venues, Box Office. Write a SQL query to fetch all the venues of a particular movies in a particular city ( PS – it was ‘Padmavaat’ !! )


Round 5: DSA /Design/ Managerial Round

Previous job experiences related..

Why Oyo? Any new ideas?

Changes in any technology that you use?

Q1 – An array of integers contains positive numbers which point it to the next index. For eg A : 2 3 4 2. Each number at index represents a link to the index it points to. Find if a loop exists in such a representation

Q2 – What all parameters will decide the number of elevators in a building.

Q3 – Design an elevator system for a building.

Behavioral Questions..


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