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Samsung Interview | Set 1 (Software Engineering Lab)
  • Difficulty Level : Medium
  • Last Updated : 16 Jul, 2019

We recently had SEL, Samsung for Campus Recruitment.

Round 1: GSAT(Global Samsung Aptitude Test):
The test had 2 sections.
The first section had 80-90% of the questions on Data Interpretation and rest on Quant.
The second had all the questions on Logical Reasoning.

Round 2: Technical Written Test
It had questions on C++, OS, Programming languages, some other computer science general questions.

Based upon the total from the above 2 rounds, students were shortlisted for the next round.

Round 3: Algorithm Written Round
Question 1: Construct 2 stacks using a single array. Extend the same code for 3 stacks.

Question 2: Given a string, say “GEEKS FOR GEEKS”, print it in reverse manner eliminating the repeated characters. I know the question is easy. But, they wanted high amount of optimization both space and time wise.

Technical Round 1:
i) The above two questions were discussed. I didn’t look for some optimization, which interviewer pointed out.
ii) He asked about the language I was not comfortable with, I replied with C. Then the next question, Write a function in C to reverse a string in-place. Luckily, I scraped through successfully.
iii) There were questions on OS a C++ like what is deadlock, virtual functions, pure virtual fucntions, real time OS.

Technical + HR Round 2:
i) He too discussed the Algorithm Written Round.
ii) He asked me to design a class on “Staplers”. Did it good.
iii) Then there were some general HR questions. About my roles and responsibilities at the college, hobbies, etc.

After a long day wait, I was hired as a R&D Engineer. 🙂


First interviewer was friendly and and second interviewer always wanted me to trick out. It was a good experience.

I thank GeeksforGeeks for giving me a great platform for algorithm practice.

This article is compiled by Chirag Gupta. Many Many congratulations to Chirag for his selection. If you like GeeksforGeeks and would like to contribute, you can also write an article and mail your article to See your article appearing on the GeeksforGeeks main page and help other Geeks.

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