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Microsoft Software Development Engineer Interview Questions

Updated 19 Nov 2014
Updated 19 Nov 2014
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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. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Microsoft.

Interview Details

THIS IS FOR THE SUMMER INTERNSHIP
The preliminary round was held online in select colleges and we were called for an onsite interview. Those with good thinking approach were also chosen and not solely based on getting the solution. There was also a coding round for those with lesser score in the online round. A simple problem was given to many students and we were expected to solve it. If the approach was deeply flawed, the person would be eliminated. The next round was a technical round where a 1-1 interview with a Microsoft employee was held. The duration was about an hour and was quite strenuous. Following the round, the HR manager will let you know the feedback and tell you the results. The HR manager was very encouraging and asked the eliminated candidates to reapply after working their skills. This feedback really made a very positive impact on me. The final round would be a HR round I guess(I could not crack the technical round).

Interview Questions
  • Design a module to enable communication between two remote computers. The sender will have the software but the receiver will not, but the message should be passed.   Answer Question
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    Software Developer Engineer Interview

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    4 technical rounds and no HR round, Very easy questions at campus related to linked list and tree, and from project.
    Given a Heap find Nth largest node. you have access to left and right node.

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    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    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

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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 dayinterviewed 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.

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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
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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 daysinterviewed 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.

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    • 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
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    Positive Experience
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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.

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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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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 daysinterviewed 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

    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.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    On-Campus placement. Had a written round first. Top 15 are chosen for interviews. Most problems were on data structures and algorithms. The last round was conducted by a partner level person who decides your Role in the company

    Interview Questions
    • Given a BST, construct a circular doubly linked list at each level   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer

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