I had total four four rounds at Microsoft which are as follows:
Phone Interview (1 hour):
Given an array of integers return sorted array using swap function which can swap any element (present at ith index) with the element present at 0th index only.
Swap function should take only one parameter(ith index) which will swap the the element present at ith index with 0th index.
Round 1 (1 hour):
- 45 Minutes: Design Tic Tac Toe. The coding question was a bit tricky , I would recommend to pratcice top interview questions of leetcode (Easy and Medium both).
Its worth every penny.
- 15 Minutes: Behavioral Questions round . Going over resume.
Round 2 (1 hour):
- 45 Minutes: Consider an array of distinct numbers sorted in increasing order. The array has been rotated (clockwise) k number of times. Given such an array, find the value of k.
Follow Up: Consider if duplicate elements are also present in the array.
- 15 Minutes: Behavioral Questions
Round 3 (1 hour):
Given a matrix of 0 and 1 and you can move in four directions(left, right, up and down). Return the count of maximum consecutive ones.
Problem can be solved by applying dfs.
To sum up my experience, they expect you to clarify the doubts and cover the edge scenarios. Be clear in your approach. Finally after two days i heard those three magical words. U GOT THIS!!!.
I would highly recommect to solve Top Interview Questions from LeetCode. It helped me a lot.