Tuesday, 9 September 2014

SAP Labs India Interview Experience

This is regarding the selection process of SAP labs for the 2014 batch.

The process was divided into two main parts
1: Online Test
2: Interviews



Online Test

 It had the following sections:


  • Quantitative Aptitude 
  • Basic Programming knowledge ( O.O concepts, Output prediction etc )
  • English
  • Code ( Candidates had to write code for a problem statement )
Most candidates faced problems in the code section so I advice students to Practice writing code, preferably on Online code editors.


Interviews

Students who cleared the written round were called for Interviews.
There were 4 interviews in total
Two technical one Managerial and one Hr.

The First Interview
The first interviews is to check the basic knowledge of almost all core subjects such as Data Structures,Operating Systems, DBMS etc.

  • O.O Concepts are of particular Importance
  • Questions will be asked on the basics of programming language(s) Of candidate's choice,the candidates are also expected to write code on paper for the Interviewer's problems
  • Two logical reasoning puzzles are also asked( The trick to solving these is to take your time and keep trying )
  • Also general questions such as, what is memory leak, segmentation fault, virtual functions, double pointer, Diamond problem etc can be expected.



The second Interview 
This interview is more In depth.


  • Initially a detailed problem statement is given and candidates have to write code for it on paper, Emphasis is on the Logic and thought process, not the syntax.
  • Puzzles can be expected ( depends on the interviewer )
  • Questions about Database Design and Normalization can be expected


The third Interview ( Managerial )
This interview is taken by a senior manager

Question asked were:

  • What was the toughest question asked till now and why
  • What are your passions ( answer these wisely, later in the interview you would be asked to justify them)
  • Why should I select you etc


Final Interview ( H.R )
This interview is taken by a Senior H.R member

Questions asked were:


  • list your strengths and weaknesses 
  • justify them with real life examples
  • What are your hobbies
  • A situation based puzzle can be asked