Shivangi Dubey’s DE Shaw Interview Experience

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Ques. Introduce yourself to the readers

Shivangi Dubey, Competitive programmer (Expert rated coder on Codeforces)

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


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

The test had 26 MCQ and 2 coding questions and a total duration of 95 minutes. Aptitude Section (14 MCQs, 28 minutes):
• Quantitative. Examples: Probability, Permutation & Combination, Profit & Loss, speed-distance-time, etc.
• Logical reasoning and data interpretation. There were 2 passages with a couple questions based on each.
Technical Section (12 MCQs, 17 minutes):
• Academic subjects based. Examples: Data structure and algorithms, SQL, etc.
• Guess the output of given pseudo code/algorithms.
• Debugging. A pseudo code and expected output would be given. Candidates had to find and fix the bugs to achieve the given output.
Coding Section (2 questions, 50 minutes):
• First question was given 20 minutes while the second one 30 minutes.
• The marking scheme for MCQs was +3 for correct answer and -1 for incorrect.
• Left over time, if any, from one section was not carried over to the next.

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