Here is the Interview Experience of Rahul Shah at IIT Hyderabad. This Experience has been published in his own words.
Hi All, My name is Rahul Shah.Here i am sharing my Interview Experience of IIT Hyderabad M.tech (TA) 2 year CS program. My gate results are following…
I Didn’t get any seat during COAP Rounds and IIT Hyderabad Takes Interview for Spot round which held after finishing all COAP‘s rounds. I got Interview call on 2nd July, we have interview on 5th July.
Written Test is not filtering Shortlisted Candidates . All candidates got selected for interview.
We have 3 Subjective Questions with 1 Hr.
->In this question i made tragedy, I forgot the meaning of ancestor ,i have written full code assuming ancestor means parent, then later on i rub by doing cross line i thought i am not sure meaning of ancestor.
-> After finishing written test i just check meaning of ancestor on google,the code which i have written was correct i feel like dude i made mistake which unjustified my self.I thought i will point of this thing in interview becoz i have rub but still code is visible.
Professor :- Hi, What is your gate score ?
Me:- In this year, i got 751. Last year I got AIR -1172 & score 651
Professor:- Last Year, You got good rank why you taken gate again? what had you done last one year?
Me:- It was my final year. Last year rank is good but not enough to get into IIT. Last year i prepare Gate, did Project, want start a startup so I did research part and to make deal I need to go china so, i delay this things will do it after Mtech.
Professor : Ok, What Subjects Do you Like?
Me:- Data Structure and Algo
Professor:- What is difference between Stack and Queue, with real life example?
Me:- I explain theory and real life example.
Professor:- What are the different way we can implement stack and queue?
B:- I explain both Array and Linked List.
Professor:- Explain both implementation with Advantage and Disadvantage.
Me:- i Explain using Time Complexity , Different operation, real life example.
–>Then they started checking my written test Answer Sheet.
Me:- Before sir you start checking my written paper i just wanna tell you one thing, In question 3, at the time of written test i forget the meaning of ancestor.I have written code by assuming ancestor=parent .Eventually the code which i had written was correct but i rub it.If you give me chance i just wanna justify my code.
Professor:- Ya sure, You can explain what you have written.
Me:- I explained them every thing i have written.
Professor:- Can you tell me time complexity and space complexity?
Me:- I told them.
Professor:- Can you reduce space complexity?
Me:- I told them i already seen minimum line code on Internet after written test.
( One professor appreciate my honesty ,i feel this is key point in my interview.)
Professor:- Can you tell me time complexity for Program 1 you have written?
Me:- I said ,it is O( k * N^3)
Professor:- Can you reduce (N^3)
Me:- I use white Board and tried , I couldn’t .
Professor:- They said fine .Can you reduce K?
Me:- Again i was doing on board.
Professor:- Speak up what are you doing and what is your thought
Me:- (Suddenly i was trying something on board. I get clue to reduce k to log k).I explain them how it come.
Professor:- They say very good. Have you got seats from any other IIT?
Me:- No,I got one seats from IIIT Bangalore
Professor:- Best of LUCK,….
On the same day night 8:00 pm I got mail , you are selected for IIT Hyd (TA) 2 year for CS
Tips for Interview:-
- Listen their question very carefully .Give answer in that direction only. Don’t answer here and there.
- They just check your thought process.
- It’s not compulsory you should know everything but basic should be clear…
- I have given first interview in IISC CSA dept.i failed in that.but i did analysis of myself and add into my bucket which is require.So,better you see somebody failure’s experience that can helps you a lot.
BEST OF LUCK
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