Samsung Interview Questions

The Samsung Group (or simply Samsung, stylized as SΛMSUNG) is a South Korean multinational manufacturing conglomerate headquartered in Samsung TownSeoul, South Korea. It comprises numerous affiliated businesses, most of them united under the Samsung brand, and is the largest South Korean chaebol (business conglomerate). As of 2020, Samsung has the 8th highest global brand value.

It has got a 3.8* rating on Glassdoor and is considered one of the best product-based companies. It is highly regarded for its work-life balance.

They provide good training as well which will be beneficial in future too. You can practice the below questions collected from Samsung Interview Experience for the interview. We have collected past frequently asked questions from Samsung Interview Experience for your reference.

Samsung Array Questions

Question 1. Set Matrix Zeroes Leetcode Solution Problem Statement The Set Matrix Zeroes LeetCode Solution – “Set Matrix Zeroes” states that you’re given an m x n integer matrix matrix.We need to modify the input matrix such that if any cell contains the element  0, then set its entire row and column to 0‘s. You must do it in ...

Question 2. Search in Rotated Sorted Array Leetcode Solution Consider a sorted array but one index was picked and the array was rotated at that point. Now, once the array has been rotated you are required to find a particular target element and return its index. In case, the element is not present, return -1. The problem is generally ...

Question 3. Maximum Product of Two Elements in an Array Leetcode Solution In the problem “Maximum Product of Two Elements in an Array”, our goal is to find two indices i and j in a given array of integers a, such that the product (a[i] – 1) * (a[j] – 1) is maximum. The array has at least 2 elements and all ...

Question 4. Longest Subarray Having Count of 1s One More than Count of 0s We have given an array of integers. An array contains 1’s and 0’s only. The problem statement asks to find out the length of the longest Sub-Array which having the quantity of 1’s digit is just one more than the count of 0’s in a sub-array. Example Input: arr[] = ...

Question 5. Longest subarray not having more than K distinct elements The problem “Longest subarray not having more than K distinct elements” states that suppose you have an array of integers, the problem statement asks to find out the longest sub-array that having not greater than k different elements. Example arr[] = {4, 3, 5, 2, 1, 2, 0, 4, 5} ...

Question 6. Best Time to Buy and Sell Stock Problem Statement The problem “Best Time to Buy and Sell Stock” states that you are given an array of prices of length n, where the ith element stores the price of stock on ith day. If we can make only one transaction, that is, to buy on one day and ...

Question 7. Construction of Longest Increasing Subsequence (N log N) Problem Statement You are given an array of integers. The problem “Construction of Longest Increasing Subsequence (N log N)” asks to construct the longest increasing subsequence. Example arr[]={1, 4, 7, 2, 9, 6, 12, 3 } 12, 9, 7, 4, 1 and the size of this longest increasing subsequence is ...

Question 8. Number Of Longest Increasing Subsequence Problem Statement The problem “Number Of Longest Increasing Subsequence” states that you are given an array a[ ] of size n. Print the number of longest increasing subsequences in it. Example a[ ] = {1, 2, 5, 4, 7} 2 Explanation: The longest increasing subsequences can be seen in the ...

Question 9. Find Minimum In Rotated Sorted Array Problem Statement “Find Minimum In Rotated Sorted Array” states that you are given a sorted array of size n which is rotated at some index. Find the minimum element in the array. Example a[ ] = {5, 1, 2, 3, 4} 1 Explanation: If we arrange the array in sorted ...

Question 10. First missing positive Problem Statement “First missing positive” problem states that you are given an array a[ ] (sorted or unsorted) of size n. Find the first positive number that is missing in this array. Example a[ ] = {1, 3, -1, 8}  2 Explanation: If we sort the array we get {-1, ...

Question 11. Maximum sum rectangle in a 2D matrix Problem Statement Find the maximum sum rectangle in a 2D matrix i.e. to find a sub-matrix with maximum sum. A sub-matrix is nothing but a 2D array inside of the given 2D array. So, you have a matrix of signed integers, you need to calculate the sum of sub-matrices and ...

Question 12. Largest Sum Contiguous Subarray Problem Statement You are given an array of integers. The problem statement asks to find out the largest sum contiguous subarray. This means nothing but to find a subarray (continuous elements) which has the largest sum among all other subarrays in the given array. Example arr[] = {1, -3, 4, ...

Question 13. Find Pair with Greatest Product in Array Given an array A of N elements. The task is to find the greatest number S which is present in the array such that it is the product of two elements of a given array (S cannot be included in pair. Also, pair must be from different indices). If there ...

Question 14. Pascal Triangle Leetcode The Pascal Triangle is a very good Leetcode problem that is asked so many times in Amazon, Microsoft, and other companies. we have given non-negative integer rows, print first rows rows of the pascal triangle. Example rows = 5 rows = 6 Types of solution for Pascal Triangle Leetcode Dynamic Programming ...

Question 15. Quick Sort Quick Sort is a sorting algorithm. Given an unsorted array sort it using quick sort algorithm. Example Input: {8, 9, 5, 2, 3, 1, 4} Output: {1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9} Theory It’s a Divide and Conquer sorting Algorithm. It picks a pivot element in the array, splits ...

Question 16. Heap Sort Heap sort is a comparison based sorting technique that is based on a Binary Heap data structure. HeapSort is similar to a selection sort where we find the maximum element and then place that element at the end. We repeat this same process for the remaining elements. Given an unsorted ...

Question 17. Implement Two Stacks in an Array Problem Statement In the “Implement Two Stacks in an Array” problem we have to implement two stacks in an array such that, if the user wants to push an element in either of two stacks then there should not be an error till the array gets full. Example Push 5 ...

Question 18. Count of Triplets With Sum Less than Given Value Problem Statement We have given an array containing N number of elements. In the given array, Count the number of triplets with a sum less than the given value. Example Input a[] = {1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8} Sum = 10 Output 7 Possible triplets are : ...

Question 19. Next Greater Element in an Array Problem Statement Given an array, we will find the next greater element of each element in the array. If there is no next greater element for that element then we will print -1, else we will print that element. Note: Next greater element is the element that is greater and ...

Question 20. Find Triplet in Array With a Given Sum Problem Statement Given an array of integers, find the combination of three elements in the array whose sum is equal to a given value X. Here we will print the first combination that we get. If there is no such combination then print -1. Example Input N=5, X=15 arr[] = ...

Question 21. Smallest Positive Number Missing in an Unsorted Array Problem Statement In the given unsorted array find the smallest positive number missing in an unsorted array. A positive integer doesn’t include 0. We can modify the original array if needed. The array may contain positive and negative numbers. Example a. Input array : [3, 4, -1, 0, -2, 2, 1, ...

Question 22. Move All the Zeros to the End of the Given Array Problem Statement In the given array move all the zeros which are present in the array to the end of the array. Here there is always a way exist to insert all the number of zeroes to the end of the array. Example Input 9 9 17 0 14 0 ...

Samsung String Questions

Question 23. Different Ways to Add Parentheses Leetcode Solution Problem Statement The Different Ways to Add Parentheses LeetCode Solution – “Different Ways to Add Parentheses” states that given a string expression of numbers and operators. We need to return all possible results from computing all different possible ways to group numbers and operators. Return the answer in any order. ...

Question 24. Longest Substring Without Repeating Characters Leetcode Solution Problem Statement The Longest Substring Without Repeating Characters LeetCode Solution –  states that given the string s. We need to find the longest substring without repeating characters. Example: Input: s = "abcabcbb" Output: 3 Explanation: The longest substring with no characters being repeated is of length 3. The string is: “abc”. Input: s = "bbbbb" ...

Question 25. Largest Number Leetcode Solution Problem Statement The Largest Number LeetCode Solution – “Largest Number” states that given a list of non-negative integers nums, we need to arrange the numbers in such a way that they form the largest number and return it. Since the result may be very large, so you need to return ...

Question 26. Scramble String Problem Statement “Scramble String” problem states that you are given two strings. Check if the second string is a scrambled string of first one or not? Explanation Let string s = “great” Representation of s as binary tree by recursively dividing it into two non-empty sub-strings. This string can be ...

Samsung Tree Questions

Question 27. Vertical Order Traversal of Binary Tree LeetCode Solution Problem Statement Vertical Order Traversal of Binary Tree LeetCode Solution says – Given the root of a binary tree, calculate the vertical order traversal of the binary tree. For each node at position (row, col), its left and right children will be at positions (row + 1, col - 1) and (row + 1, col + 1) respectively. ...

Question 28. Scramble String Problem Statement “Scramble String” problem states that you are given two strings. Check if the second string is a scrambled string of first one or not? Explanation Let string s = “great” Representation of s as binary tree by recursively dividing it into two non-empty sub-strings. This string can be ...

Question 29. Find distance between two nodes of a Binary Tree Problem Statement The problem “Find distance between two nodes of a Binary Tree” states that you are given a binary tree and you are given two nodes. Now you need to find the minimum distance between these two nodes. Example // Tree is shown using the image above node 1 ...

Question 30. Binary Search Tree Delete Operation Problem Statement The problem “Binary Search Tree Delete Operation” asks us to implement the delete operation for binary search tree. Delete function refers to the functionality to delete a node with a given key/data. Example Input Node to be deleted = 5 Output Approach for Binary Search Tree Delete Operation So ...

Question 31. Iterative method to find ancestors of a given binary tree Problem Statement “Iterative method to find ancestors of a given binary tree” problem states that you are given a binary tree and an integer representing a key. Create a function to print all the ancestors of the given key using iteration. Example Input  key = 6 5 2 1 Explanation: ...

Question 32. Top View of Binary Tree The top view of a binary tree is the set of nodes visible when the tree is viewed from the top. Given a binary tree, the Output top view of the binary tree from the left-most horizontal level to the rightmost horizontal level. Example Example 1 Example 2 Types of ...

Question 33. Trim a Binary Search Tree In Trim a Binary Search Tree problem we have given a binary search tree and a lower (as L) and higher bound (as R) of a range of integer values, trim the BST so that all its elements lie in the range[L,R] (R >= L). If the given BST root ...

Samsung Graph Questions

Question 34. Minimum Operations to convert X to Y Problem Statement The problem “Minimum Operations to convert X to Y” states that you are given two numbers X and Y, it is needed to convert X into Y using following operations: Starting number is X. Following operations can be performed on X and on the numbers that are generated ...

Question 35. Check if two nodes are on the same path in a Tree Problem Statement The problem “Check if two nodes are on the same path in a Tree” states that you are given a n-ary tree (directed acyclic graph) rooted at root node with uni-directional edges between it’s vertices. You are also given a list of queries q. Each query in list ...

Question 36. Prim’s Algorithm Prim’s algorithm is used to find the Minimum Spanning Tree(MST) of a connected or undirected graph. Spanning Tree of a graph is a subgraph that is also a tree and includes all the vertices. Minimum Spanning Tree is the spanning tree with a minimum edge weight sum. Example Graph Minimum ...

Question 37. Floyd Warshall Algorithm Floyd Warshall Algorithm is a method to find the shortest path between two vertices for all the pairs of vertices. We apply this method to a weighted graph with no negative cycles. We apply some operations to the V*V matrices which initially store large value(infinite) in each cell. Here we use ...

Question 38. Bipartite Graph A bipartite graph is a type of graph in which we divide the vertices of a graph into two sets. There are no edges between the vertices of the same set. Here in the bipartite_graph, the length of the cycles is always even. Basically, the sets of vertices in which ...

Question 39. Topological Sorting Given a directed acyclic graph, topologically sort the graph nodes. Topological Sorting Example Topological sorting of above graph is -> {1,2,3,0,5,4} Theory Topological Sorting is done for a Directed Acyclic Graph (DAG). A DAG has no cycles in it. ie, there is no such path starting from any node of ...

Question 40. Dijkstra Algorithm Dijkstra is the shortest path algorithm. Dijkstra algorithm is used to find the shortest distance of all nodes from the given start node. It logically creates the shortest path tree from a single source node, by keep adding the nodes greedily such that at every point each node in the ...

Samsung Stack Questions

Question 41. Add Two Numbers II Leetcode Solution Problem Statement The Add Two Numbers II LeetCode Solution – “Add Two Numbers II” states that two non-empty linked lists represent two non-negative integers where the most significant digit comes first and each node contains exactly one digit. We need to add the two numbers and return the sum as ...

Question 42. Iterative method to find ancestors of a given binary tree Problem Statement “Iterative method to find ancestors of a given binary tree” problem states that you are given a binary tree and an integer representing a key. Create a function to print all the ancestors of the given key using iteration. Example Input  key = 6 5 2 1 Explanation: ...

Question 43. Infix to Postfix What is an infix expression? Expression in the form of ‘operand’ ‘operator’ ‘operand’ is called infix expression. Example:  a+b What is postfix expression? Expression in the form of ‘operand’ ‘operand’ ‘operator’ is called postfix expression. Example:  ab+ What is the need of infix to postfix conversion? Infix expression is easy ...

Question 44. Implement Two Stacks in an Array Problem Statement In the “Implement Two Stacks in an Array” problem we have to implement two stacks in an array such that, if the user wants to push an element in either of two stacks then there should not be an error till the array gets full. Example Push 5 ...

Question 45. Next Greater Element in an Array Problem Statement Given an array, we will find the next greater element of each element in the array. If there is no next greater element for that element then we will print -1, else we will print that element. Note: Next greater element is the element that is greater and ...

Samsung Matrix Questions

Question 46. Set Matrix Zeroes Leetcode Solution Problem Statement The Set Matrix Zeroes LeetCode Solution – “Set Matrix Zeroes” states that you’re given an m x n integer matrix matrix.We need to modify the input matrix such that if any cell contains the element  0, then set its entire row and column to 0‘s. You must do it in ...

Question 47. Maximum sum rectangle in a 2D matrix Problem Statement Find the maximum sum rectangle in a 2D matrix i.e. to find a sub-matrix with maximum sum. A sub-matrix is nothing but a 2D array inside of the given 2D array. So, you have a matrix of signed integers, you need to calculate the sum of sub-matrices and ...

Samsung Other Questions

Question 48. Binary Search LeetCode Solution Problem Statement Binary Search LeetCode Solution says that – Given an array of integers nums which is sorted in ascending order, and an integer target, write a function to search target in nums. If target exists, then return its index. Otherwise, return -1. You must write an algorithm with O(log n) runtime complexity. Example 1: Input: nums = [-1,0,3,5,9,12], target ...

Question 49. Container With Most Water LeetCode Solution Problem Statement Container With Most Water LeetCode Solution says that – You are given an integer array height of length n. There are n vertical lines are drawn such that the two endpoints of the ith line are (i, 0) and (i, height[i]). Find two lines that together with the x-axis form a container, such that the container ...

Question 50. Reverse Integer Leetcode Solution Problem Statement Reverse Integer LeetCode Solution says that – Given a signed 32-bit integer x, return x with its digits reversed. If reversing x causes the value to go outside the signed 32-bit integer range [-231, 231 - 1], then return 0. Assume the environment does not allow you to store 64-bit integers (signed or unsigned). Example 1: ...

Question 51. Sort Colors LeetCode Solution Problem Statement Sort Colors LeetCode Solution – Given an array nums with n objects colored red, white, or blue, sort them in-place so that objects of the same color are adjacent, with the colors in the order red, white, and blue. We will use the integers 0, 1, and 2 to represent the color red, white, and blue, respectively. ...

Question 52. Range Sum Query 2D – Immutable LeetCode Solution Problem Statement Range Sum Query 2D – Immutable LeetCode Solution – Given a 2D matrix, handle multiple queries of the following type: Calculate the sum of the elements of the matrix inside the rectangle defined by its upper left corner (row1, col1) and lower right corner (row2, col2). Implement the NumMatrix class: NumMatrix(int[][] ...

Question 53. Rectangle Overlap LeetCode Solution Problem Statement: Rectangle Overlap LeetCode Solution – says that An axis-aligned rectangle is represented as a list, [x1, y1, x2, y2], where (x1, y1) is the coordinate of its bottom-left corner, and (x2, y2) is the coordinate of its top-right corner. Its top and bottom edges are parallel to the X-axis, and its left ...

Question 54. Range Sum Query 2D – Immutable Leetcode Solution Problem Statement Range Sum Query 2D – Immutable Leetcode Solution – Given a 2D matrix matrix, handle multiple queries of the following type: Calculate the sum of the elements of matrix inside the rectangle defined by its upper left corner (row1, col1) and lower right corner (row2, col2). Implement the NumMatrix class: NumMatrix(int[][] matrix) Initializes the object with the integer ...

Question 55. Binary Tree Maximum Path Sum LeetCode Solution Problem Statement Binary Tree Maximum Path Sum LeetCode Solution – A path in a binary tree is a sequence of nodes where each pair of adjacent nodes in the sequence has an edge connecting them. A node can only appear in the sequence at most once. Note that the path does not need ...

Question 56. Binary Tree Zigzag Level Order Traversal LeetCode Solution Problem Statement Binary Tree Zigzag Level Order Traversal LeetCode Solution – Given the root of a binary tree, return the zigzag level order traversal of its nodes’ values. (i.e., from left to right, then right to left for the next level and alternate between). Input: root = [3,9,20,null,null,15,7] Output: [[3],[20,9],[15,7]] Explanation We ...

Question 57. Intersection of Two Linked Lists LeetCode Solution Problem Statement Intersection of Two Linked Lists LeetCode Solution – We are given the heads of two strongly linked-lists headA and headB. It is also given that the two linked lists may intersect at some point. We are asked to return the node at which they intersect or null if ...

Question 58. Find Largest Value in Each Tree Row LeetCode Solution Problem Statement Find Largest Value in Each Tree Row LeetCode Solution – Given the root of a binary tree, return an array of the largest value in each row of the tree (0-indexed). Example Test Case 1: Input: root = [1, 3, 4, 5, 3, null, 9] Output: [1, 3, 9] Explanation 1, 3, and ...

Question 59. Delete Node in a Linked List Leetcode Solution Problem Statement : Delete Node in a Linked List Leetcode Solution – Write a function to delete a node in a singly-linked list. You will not be given access to the head of the list, instead, you will be given access to the node to be deleted directly. It is guaranteed that the node to be deleted is not ...

Question 60. Champagne Tower LeetCode Solution Problem Statement Champagne Tower LeetCode Solution – We stack glasses in a pyramid, where the first row has 1 glass, the second row has 2 glasses, and so on until the 100th row.  Each glass holds one cup of champagne. Then, some champagne is poured into the first glass at the top.  When the topmost glass is full, any ...

Question 61. Edit Distance LeetCode Solution Problem Statement The problem Edit Distance LeetCode Solution states that you are given two strings word1 and word2 and you need to convert word1 into word2 in minimum operations. The operations that can be performed on the string are – Insert a character Delete a character Replace a character Examples Test Case ...

Question 62. Rotate List Leetcode Solution The problem Rotate List Leetcode Solution provides us a linked list and an integer. We are told to rotate the linked list to the right by k places. So if we rotate a linked list k places to the right, in each step we take the last element from the ...

Question 63. Convex Hull Algorithm In problem “Convex Hull Algorithm” we have given a set of some points. The smallest polygon that can be formed with those points which contain all other points inside it will be called its convex hull. This can be achieved by using Jarvis Algorithm. Algorithm Initialize a leftmost point to ...

Question 64. Linked List Cycle Problem Statement “Linked List Cycle” problem states that you are given a linked list. Find if it contains any loop or not?  Linked list with cycle Example 1->2->3 No Loop Explanation: The linked list does not contain any loop because if it did then there would’ve been two no des ...

Question 65. Huffman Coding We have a message that we want to deliver. We want the message to be of least size possible so that the costs incurred in sending the message is low.  Here we use the Huffman Coding concept to reduce the size of the message. Let’s assume that we have the ...

Question 66. Longest Increasing Subsequence We are provided with an array of integers that is unsorted and we have to find the longest increasing subsequence. The subsequence need not be consecutive The subsequence shall be increasing Let’s understand that better by a few examples. Example Input [9, 2, 5, 3, 7, 10, 8] Output 4 ...

Question 67. Reverse Bits Reverse bits of a given 32 bits unsigned integer. Example Input 43261596  (00000010100101000001111010011100) Output 964176192 (00111001011110000010100101000000) A 32-bit unsigned integer refers to a nonnegative number which can be represented with a string of 32 characters where each character can be either ‘0’ or ‘1’. Algorithm for i in range 0 ...

Question 68. Reverse a linked list Problem Statement The problem “reverse a linked list” states that we are given the head of the linked list. We have to reverse the linked list by changing the links between them and return the head of the reversed linked list. Example 10->20->30->40->NULL NULL<-10<-20<-30<-40 Explanation We have reversed the linked ...

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