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Sabre Interview Experience | Set 2 (For Associate software developer)

  • Difficulty Level : Medium
  • Last Updated : 25 Jul, 2018
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Round 1: It was an online test consisting of 40 MCQs and 2 coding questions, to be solved in 90 minutes(MCQ+Coding). This was conducted on hackerearth. (with negarive marking)( some questions (+2, -1), some (+3, -1) )
MCQ questions had

  1. Blood relation questions(4)
  2. Permutation, Combinations (5)
  3. C coding Output (5)
  4. Operating System factual questions(5)
  5. SQL queries (around 7-8)
  6. General Aptitude (4-5)
  7. and few on lexical analysis, time complexity.

    Coding round had 2 questions:1.

    First, Print maximum occurring character in an input string, if 2 characters appear same number of times, print the lexicographically lowest character. (20 Marks). An extension to https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/return-maximum-occurring-character-in-the-input-string/

    Second, Find  the length of the smallest sub-string consisting of maximum distinct characters. (50 marks)

    https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/length-smallest-sub-string-consisting-maximum-distinct-characters/



    Out of 240, 27 were shortlisted for the next round. (fair amount of MCQ + 1 coding question (20 marks) would do)

Round 2: Technical Interview (1 hour)

I was asked mostly DBMS, OS, Coding questions like

  1. delete, truncate, and drop sql statements.
  2. what are DDL and DML statements
  3. what is a partition? why would i partition anything? (I answered partitions based on memory, he did’nt seem satisfied)
  4. what is a device driver?
  5. In coding, he asked me to optimize my code of 1st round
  6. Difference between trees and graphs?
  7. What is a list? Different types of lists ? (He meant arrayList, LinkedList, Doubly Linked List) and one use case of all these.
  8. Last was a dynamic programming problem. (Typical coin change problem)
    This was more of a college viva than a company’s interview which would make you think.

    14 people moved to the next round.

Round 3: This was an HR round (1-1.25 hours)

Typical questions like:

  1. why Sabre?
  2. What do you know about the company?
  3. Why should we hire you?
  4. where do you see yourself in 5 years?
  5. Would you be comfortable working in Java?

 

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