Interview Experiences

Swiggy Interview Experience Set 1 (September 2015)

Profile: Developer

Package: 17Lpa

First Round (Online Coding on HackerRank) 4 problem, time -90 min

1. Stock Buy Sell to Maximize Profit

Input: 1 3 100

Output: 196

2. Given A string you need to print all permutations of that string in lexographical order.

Input: "abc"



3. Check if a given sequence of moves for a robot is circular or not

Input: path[] = "GLGLGLG"

Output: Given sequence of moves is circular 

Input: path[] = "GLLG"

Output: Given sequence of moves is circular

4. Sorry i forgot the problem but it was related to string.

(They Shortlisted around 20)

Second Round (F2F Interview) 45 min.

1. First he asked me to design the database for food shop, then he asked me to minimize the complexity of database and then he asked me some DBMS Query related to Join Operation.

2. Given a Sorted array in which all elements are repeated except one element. Find non repeated element in O (log n).

3. Some Questions On DNS server and IP address.

4. What is cache Memory? What is TLB? And uses?

5. Which policy you will use to swap pages? Implement LRU?

Third Round (F2F Interview) (70-80) min.

1. Discussion on project

2. What is Encryption? How you can use it in your project?

3. What is Block cipher and Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)? If someone knows that you are using

Polybius Cipher then what is the complexity in decrypting your original data (information)?

4. He modified “Stock Buy Sell to Maximize Profit “problem i.e. you can’t buy or sell stock continuously and you can skip any day to sell or purchase.

Input: 2 100 2 3 500 2 1

Output: max profit 596

3. Diff between Mutex and Semaphore?

4. There is stream of infinite number you need to find the median of number?

Input: 1 5 10 15 20 22 35 ....inf


Median of first number 1

Median of first 2 numbers 3

Median of first 3 numbers 5

Median of first 4 numbers 7.5

Median of first 5 numbers 15



5. There are 4 resources and 4 process .Is there any condition in which Deadlock occurs?

6. Find an Element in A Sorted Array which is rotated any number of times.

7. Again he asked me about Robot problem (1st round 3rd question).

8. What is synchronization? If a process has opened a word file in write mode and preempted before closing it, at the same time another process is trying to open that file in write mode .Will it Open or Not?

Fourth Round (Online Interview on Skype) 60 min

1. Any challenging task you did in last two Years?

2. Write a code For Expression Evaluation?

3. If i type and clicked on search button, what will happen in background?

4. Tell me about data structure that DNS server uses? How DNS search for IP address?

5. O (2^n), O (n!) Which one complexity is better and why? Prove mathematically.

6. How Hashing works? Why its complexity is always O (1).

7. Again he asked about my Project.

Fifth Round (HR round) 20 min

1. Tell me about yourself?

2. How was your online interview round?

3. Why you want to join Start-up like Swiggy even you have other companies also?

4. Do you have any question?

Then i asked 3-4 questions.


Don’t focus on particular subject like only DS

Study the concepts of OOPS and OS properly.

Have a basic Idea of DBMS and Computer Networks also.

All the best.

Thank you GeeksBix

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