Gaurav Baweja’s DE Shaw Interview Experience

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Ques. Introduce yourself to the readers

My name is Gaurav Baweja. I am pursuing a bachelor of computer science and engineering from Thapar University. Before this, I did a diploma in electronics engineering from the Indo-Swiss Training Center in Chandigarh. It was a specialization in Mechatronics and Industrial Automation. So my passion started with my diploma, where I explored various fields like mechanical, electrical, and electronics. I did various projects, participated in competitions and innovation contests, and, in fact, won many prizes. I am always keen on building projects using computer science which is the brain of the whole engineering, to solve real-life problems. From here started my journey of computer science engineering in Thapar. I understood and deeply explored core concepts well during this journey and consistently practiced DSA. Also, I participated in various competitions on CodeChef and Codeforces. I put most of my time into building my skills and academics. I have a cgpa of 9.7. So basically. It’s the sum up of my skills, cgpa, and my passion that helped me grab this offer.


Ques. What was the difficulty level of the interview? (1- very easy, 10-very difficult)

On a scale of 1 to 10, I will rate it somewhere around 8.

Ques. What was the procedure of the placement that took place? (Shortlisting criteria/ coding or aptitude test/ number of interviews)

There was an initial shortlist based on CGPA, a coding assessment, and two technical interviews.

Ques. Tell us about the written/online test. (Aptitude, Coding, Test Platform, etc)

The online assessment round was conducted on Hackerrank. There were three questions total, and the difficulty level was medium to hard. Those who do competitive programming can easily answer those questions. Questions were based on common topics like DP, graphs, maths, etc.

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