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Organization : Goldman Sachs
Position : Software Developer
I applied through my university and thus the process took just one day and I was interviewed at Goldman Sachs. I am giving the details and breakdowns of my interview below:

First Round: Aptitude and Programming Written Test
This was a written round in which all the applicants were given some regular aptitude puzzles along with programming questions.

Second Round: Group Discussion Round
This round was the most enjoyable round. Different groups were allotted and they just tested how we will react in different situations.

Third Round: Interview
In this round, majorly my resume based questions were asked to me. Some technical questions regarding the projects I had done earlier were also asked. Overall, it was an easy going round for me.

Fourth Round: Technical Interview
As I mentioned, this was a technical round and the interviewee asked just technical questions only. I would say the difficult was moderate and mostly c++ and Sql questions were asked.

Fifth Round: Technical Interview
The focus in this round was mainly on java and c++. The questions were mostly difficult but some were easy too (maybe just to let you relax a bit before another tough was asked). If you need to prepare, you need to prepare well for this round for sure. One of the question I remember was related with implementing multiple inheritance in Java.

Sixth Round: HR Interview
Finally, a sigh of relief as this was the final round and that too mostly basic. I was asked about the previous company, about why I wanted to join Goldman Sachs and my experience. Then offers were announced.

I will say that the interview process was eye opener for me and it was a healthy one.

Thanks Anmol for sharing the details of your interview.
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Difficult Brain Twister

A strange tradition is followed in an orthodox and undeveloped village. The chief of the village collects taxes from all the males of the village yearly. But it is the method of taking taxes that is interesting.

The taxes paid in the form of grains and every male should pay equal pounds corresponding to his age. In simpler terms, a man aged 10 years will have to pay 10 pounds of grains and a 20 years old will be paying 20 pounds of grain.

The chief stands on a riser containing 7 different weights next to a large 2 pan scale. As per the interesting custom, the chief can only weigh using three of the seven weights.

In such a scenario, can you calculate what must be the weights of the seven weights each and who is the oldest man the chief can measure using those weights?

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Logical Arrangement Bonfire Puzzle

30 classmates went for a bonfire. While sitting around the fire, they decided to play a game. To play it, they divided themselves into 5 teams in a way that there were 5 rows having 7 people each.

How can this arrangement be possible while sitting around the bonfire?

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Measuring Time Logic Puzzle

You are given with two ropes with variable width. However if we start burning both the ropes, they will burn at exactly same time i.e. an hour. The ropes are non-homogeneous in nature. You are asked to measure 45 minutes by using these two ropes.

How can you do it?

Please note that you can’t break the rope in half as it is being clearly stated that the ropes are non-homogeneous in nature.

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Crossing Bridge Brain Teaser

Four friends need to cross a dangerous bridge at night. Unfortunately, they have only one torch and the bridge is too dangerous to cross without one. The bridge is only strong enough to support two people at a time. Not all people take the same time to cross the bridge. Times for each person: 1 min, 2 mins, 7 mins and 10 mins. What is the shortest time needed for all four of them to cross the bridge?

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Water Measurement Riddle

A barman is having a 12 liters jug full of beer. He needs to divide or split that beer into two equal parts. All he has is two empty jugs of capacity 8 liters and 5 liters.

How will he do it using them?

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Infoedge Interview Aptitude Problem

On a magical-intellectual land of gpuzzles , all the animal are rational(real smart).

There are six leopards and one sheep.
Leopard can eat sheep but since as the land is magical, the leopards who eats the sheep , turns into sheep and then can be eaten by the remaining leopard(s).

If we leave them for some time then how many sheep and leopard will be there , when we come back ?

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Logical Interview Problem

Jonathan has three boxes containing milk chocolates and dark chocolates. The problem is that all of them have been labeled incorrectly as follows.
Box1: Dark Chocolates
Box2: Milk Chocolates
Box3: Dark Chocolates and Milk Chocolates

How will he label all the boxes correctly by just opening one box?

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Very Hard Math Question

There stand nine temples in a row in a holy place. All the nine temples have 100 steps climb. A fellow devotee comes to visit the temples. He drops a Re. 1 coin while climbing each of the 100 steps up. Then he offers half of the money he has in his pocket to the god. After that, he again drops Re. 1 coin while climbing down each of the 100 steps of the temple.

If he repeats the same process at each temple, he is left with no money after climbing down the ninth temple. Can you find out the total money he had with him initially?

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Hard Ten Boxes Interview Puzzle

You have ten boxes and an electronic weighing machine. In those ten boxes, you have chocolates. Each chocolate weigh 20 grams. But in one box the chocolates are defective and each weigh 19 grams exactly.

Now you can weigh in the electronic weighing machine but you can use that machine just once. How will you find out which box has the defected chocolates.

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Box Ball Logic Problem

There are three bags.The first bag has two blue rocks. The second bag has two red rocks. The third bag has a blue and a red rock. All bags are labeled but all labels are wrong.You are allowed to open one bag, pick one rock at random, see its color and put it back into the bag, without seeing the color of the other rock.

How many such operations are necessary to correctly label the bags ?

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