SAP Labs visited our college campus online this year for their SAP Scholar Program (July 2023). In this program Students are given the opportunity to work for SAP Labs along by pursuing their M-TECH from BITS Pilani which is full sponsored. As a scholar, you will have the opportunity to work on 3 different projects varying across 3 different domains of your choice. Each project lined up for approximately 7 months. In general from Monday to Friday, you will be working on the projects and on Saturday you will be attending academic classes conducted by BITS Pilani faculty on the SAP campus itself. During the course of the scholar program you will be provided with a stipend and the fees for the M.Tech program along with some other benefits like food and transport are covered by the company. At the end of the program and successful completion of the course, you will have the opportunity to secure a FTE role at SAP Labs.
PROCEDURE OF THE INTERVIEW:
- Online Coding Round
- Technical Round 1
- Technical Round 2
- HR + Managerial Round 1
ROUND 1 ONLINE CODING ROUND (21 JULY 2023):
The platform on which the test was conducted was talent central. We were given 2 coding questions based on easy and medium DSA problems. One was a very question and the other one was based on sliding window approach (Finding the first negative element of every sliding window ). We had 45 minutes to solve both the questions.
Round 2 (Technical Round 1) Happened on 26th July 2023 at 9:30 AM: In the beginning, She asked me to introduce myself. Then after the introduction she asked some basic questions about my resume which I submitted. Majority of the questions asked to me were based on OOPS and DBMS.
- Difference between class and object.
- Inline Functions
- Static keyword
- Array and Linked List
- Why is C++ more widely used as compared to C ?
- Malloc and calloc (memory allocation functions)
- Primary and Foreign Key
So, the interviewer’s whole point was to check my in-depth knowledge about OOPS, DBMS and the programming languages. Revise SQL Queries once. they can be asked too.
Note- The interviewer was quite Knowledgeable so don’t try to bluff her/him if you don’t know the answer tell them, they were quite supportive and will change the topic of discussion.
This Round went around 40-45 mins.
The result of this round came around 1:00 PM through an email.
Round 3 (Technical Round 2) Happened on 26th July 2023 at around 2:30 PM: In the beginning, he asked me to introduce myself then he asked me about my hobbies and how was I feeling. So after the introduction he went through my resume. Then He asked my about arrays and Linked List.
Coding Question – WAP to move the similar characters in a character array to the end of the array.
Puzzle – You are given a 5 L and 3 L bucket and a running tap. You have to fill the bucket with 4 L . How will you do that?
Note- Do talk with the interviewer all the time explain to him your approach as he will guide you if not going in the right direction. They want to check whether after guidance will you be able to solve or not.
At the end of the Interview he asked me if I had any queries. Then He said that the interview is over and we will let you know about the results. It went for approximately 45mins.
We received the results of this round through email 5:22 PM.
Round 4(HR + Managerial Round) Happened on 27th July 2023 at 11:30 AM: This round was based on personal questions and the interviewer solely wanted to check your communications skills and your confidence.
- In the beginning she asked me to introduce myself, then she started looking at my resume and started asking me about the work experience that I listed and what was my role in the contributions.
- I was asked questions about the company and usual HR questions, to give example “If your teammate is not performing well, how would you handle the situation?”
- Why SAP Scholar?
- How will you manage the pressure?
- How will you adapt yourself to the new culture? Will you be able to relocate?
- What is SAP
- Finally, it went well and I was eagerly waiting for the results.
At the end of the interview she asked me if I had any queries.
The whole interview went around for 20-30 mins
Lastly, On the same day at around 6:14 PM an email of the results came out saying that I was selected for the SAP@SCHOLAR Program. It was a dream come true. I was immensely grateful and felt blessed to get selected for this wonderful opportunity.
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