Goldman Sachs Internship interview Experience
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Radhika Poddar
Profile
IT Services
CTC/Stipend
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Criteria
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Session
2019-20
Status
Accepted Offer
Round 1

Computer Based Test Interview

Time
135 mins
Difficulty
Medium
Interview Experience

The test consists of 3 coding questions, 10 MCQ’s with no negative marking followed by 2 situation based questions in which we had to describe our experience if any. Coding questions were based on DFA and Graphs. MCQ’s were technical and aptitude based.

Round 2

Technical Interview

Time
60 mins
Difficulty
Easy
Interview Experience

It started with my introduction. Interviewer asked me about my projects. Then she asked me few questions on projects followed by 2 questions on data structures and to write optimized code for them. One was on stacks and queues. And another was based on the map. Then I was asked all about maps like its types, its implementation, etc. Lastly, she asked if I had any questions for her.

Round 3

Technical Interview

Time
60 mins
Difficulty
Medium
Interview Experience

The interviewer first introduced himself and then asked me to introduce myself. You are expected to say something that were not in your resume. Then he asked questions based on my resume lead to a discussion on linked lists, questions on B+ trees that were not familiar. After this, he asked me which data structures I like or I don’t. Next were 2 puzzles. As I used MySQL in my project so he asked a few basic queries on databases and how would I approach to implement databases using data structures. The interview ended with me asking him about work environment in Goldman Sachs.

Round 4

Technical Interview

Time
45 mins
Difficulty
Easy
Interview Experience

This was started with a question on my Interests and strengths. Then he asked me how I would find the Kth most searched query on google at the end of the day like how it will be implemented, etc. and after my every answer he was modifying the question and asked me to optimize it. Then he asked if I had questions for him and he told about the project he was working on.

Additional

Other comments

1. The interviewers were friendly and were giving hints to reach to the solution.
2. Whatever you are writing in resume or saying in interview be confident and honest about it.
3. Keep interacting during the interview and try to ask questions.
Overall, it was a good experience