Arcesium Interview Experience for SDE | 9 Months Experienced

Arcesium Interview Experience for SDE | 9 Months Experienced College: Tier 2 InstituteDate of Offer: June 2021Previous Experience: 1 yr (approx) experience in Product based organizationsMode: Recruiter reached out me on mailCompany: ArcesiumTitle: Software EngineerLocation: HyderabadProcess:Recruiter reached out to me via mail to give a test for Software Developer profile.There were 4 rounds including 1 OA + 2 Coding rounds + 1 HRRound 1(OA):Max Product – Given an array with distinct integer. Find the product of max element in all the sub-array.Troop of Cats: Cat need to cross the tunnel as fast as possible. A cat can cross tunnel on its own and can cross with carrying other cat on her back. Given time to cross tunnel individually and with cat on her back. Find the minimum time to cross all cat from the tunnelAnd one binary tree question.Round 2(DSA + Coding Round): Few question on OOPS like method overloading and method overriding, Abstract class and its implementations, Dynamic binding (Virtual class n all)They asked me about the favorite projects.Coding:  Populating the next pointerThen they asked me to make complete architecture of my recent project. And, they asked lot of questions in this.Round 3(Again Coding and DSA Round):Firstly, he asked a lot about my achievementsThen, he asked questions on my projects.Coding: Maximum Sum Increasing Subsequence. I gave a DP approach and he was satisfied with that.SQL: Then he asks one SQL based questions. But, I managed to gave partial solution using JOIN. And, he was expecting only that whether I can approach using JOIN or not.Round 4(HR Round): It was taken by 16 year experienced HR. He asks me to gave a full introduction from college to first company and what passionate about me.Then, again we chit-chat about DE Shaw and Arcesium.Then, a series of discussion with Recruiter and Talent acquisition team about the offer.Suggestion: Don’t loose hope.My first interview didn’t go well. I was bit nervous. I didn’t get the question(Populating the next pointer) at start. I got panic and totally blank at mind. For long I was thinking with DFS approach but this is really simple with BFS and I got the solution in my mind. But at start I didn’t manage to answer. Then interviewer moved to other question. But few other question from their end I asked them that I want to answer that question and I’ve solution. Interviewer was very kind and she asked me to tell the approach and I finally gave the approach.I was kind of sad, such easy question I didn’t get in interview. Then, after interview my friend found this question on leetcode and Geeksforgeek and I manage to solve the question with the same approach which I described earlier to the interviewer. Now, I’m more sad because I didn’t got a chance to properly code that. But, Interviewer was quite satisfied with my approach and I got a call from recruiter that next interview is scheduled for me.I would suggest to stay calm and Never loose Hope.Attention reader! Don’t stop learning now. Get hold of all the important DSA concepts with the DSA Self Paced Course at a student-friendly price and become industry ready. To complete your preparation from learning a language to DS Algo and many more, please refer Complete Interview Preparation Course. In case you are prepared, test your skills using TCS, Wipro, Amazon and Microsoft Test Serieses.