Microsoft Software Development Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Sep 12, 2014
Updated Sep 12, 2014
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Software Development Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Hyderābād
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hyderābād
Application Details

I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Microsoft in August 2014.

Interview Details

The process was quite simple. I had applied through college placement department. Initial round was aptitude, this was an online round.Those who cleared this round were intimated about the second round which was online coding round consisting of two questions which were quite simple. Those who cleared this were shortlisted for third round which was a written coding round,consisted of one simple question. They were not concerned if you could solve the problem but were curious to see as to what logic was a person using. Some candidates from the second round were directly sent to the fourth round. The fourth and fifth rounds were technical interview. All rounds were elimination rounds. Last was the HR round.

Interview Questions
  • All questions were quite average. Not too tough and not too simple. All demanded presence of mind and out of the box approaches.   Answer Question
No Offer
Positive Experience
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    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Patiala
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Patiala
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at Microsoft in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    The process was conducted by our university. First there was a objective round in which questions related to all the fields were asked, but mainly were from C,C++. Then there was a coding round. Tree and graph based questions were asked.

    Interview Questions
    • Group fly round was the most unexpected in which all the candidates provided the same answer but without any specific reason some were short listed   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bangalore
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at Microsoft in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    Consisted of 15 mcqs mostly related to c/c++ and probability. It was fairly easy and very few people were eliminated
    Round 2(online)(1 hour):
    Round 3(Group fly round)(30 minutes) :
    Round 4(F2F)(90 minutes):
    Round 5(F2F):

    Interview Questions
    • Given an array of integers where all the elements occur odd number of times except 3 elements which occur even number of times, find the 3 elements.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at Microsoft in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    There was a written test(15 MCQ ques which mainly consists of basic C questions by cocubes).50 students were shortlisted followed by coding round(2 questions).Around 25 students were shortlisted further.Then 3 interviews + HR round was there.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Applies through university.First, there was a written coding test- where there were two easy coding questions- one was if u have a rotated sorted array, write the function to find a given key in o(logn).
    In the interviews they asked questions on DS and many OS questions.
    There was:
    1) coding round
    2) write a code on paper for the given problem
    3) Technical interview 1
    4) Technical interview 2
    5) HR

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Warangal
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Warangal
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Microsoft in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    round -0 onlinegeneral aptitude( c based mcq ) 20 questions in 15 mins
    round -0.1 online coding test about 2 questions for 1 hr
    round -1 written test about 2 questions for 1 hr
    round -2 technical interview about a question until u answer acoordingly
    round -3 technical interview about random questions until ur course

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bangalore
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore
    Application Details

    interviewed at Microsoft in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    5 rounds - 3 days
    round 1 was 15 output based programming questions , for 30 minutes
    was very easy
    round - 2 was coding - had two questions
    was easy , but I hadn't practiced enough coding.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Allahabad
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Allahabad
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Microsoft in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    it was a campus hiring event. 2 written test and after that 4 technical interviews.
    The Interviewer ware very cool guys and helped me during interview as well. they even give you hints if you stuck.

    Interview Questions
    • 1. Data structure and Algorithmic questions.(mostly you find on GFG )
      2. OS concepts, DBMS
      3. no question on networking
      4. few design questions

      i) find the no. of connected components in a undirected graph.
      ii) generate all valid parenthesis using n open and close braces
      iii) Question on prime no. generation and processing.
      iv) process in OS ( full details)
      v) a design question on college student management system and few queries on them.
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    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation, since it was a campus recruitment.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New Delhi
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New Delhi
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a day - interviewed at Microsoft in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    When you are applying for the companies like Microsoft, be prepared. Don't go with half-hearted knowledge and practive. Command over data structures and algorithms is must. Generally after so many years in job, people tend to get away from hands on coding but that is must in these type of comapnies.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Hyderābād
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hyderābād
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Microsoft in December 2011.

    Interview Details

    Interview Details:
    One written exam at campus, 20 MCQ and 4 coding questions.
    4 rounds of Technical Interviews followed by HR at MSIDC

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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