52 Interview Coding Questions for Practice and to Master Programming
You can not master any of the programming languages without Practice. The common things that I see among all the expert programmers- they do Practice. Lots of Practice. Practice solving interview coding questions.
The more you practice the better you become in the programming.
Programming is a skill best acquired by Practice and Example rather than from Books.
– Alan Turing
For every beginner, it is easy to start reading programming books and gaining theoretical knowledge. But what’s the next?
No one has become the programmer by reading the books. You should actually do the programming.
Before going to list out interview coding questions for practice, let me tell you, these are the generic coding questions. You can use this coding questions to challenge yourself and to practice any programming language like Python, C/C++, Java and all other generic computer languages.
What are the Advantages of Practicing Programming over Reading Programming Books?
Doing programming teaches you many things…
- Problem Solving Mindset
How are programmers different from others? Because programmers think differently. The real programmer has the best problem-solving mindset. And to make that problem-solving mindset, you need to practice hard.
- Building Logic
It makes you think. You see the problem, think about it and you build your logic.
- Improving Coding Ability
Programming is not about memorizing all the programming syntax. It varies from the programming language. Its ok if you forget, you can always Google it. Programming helps you to build your logic. It teaches you – how you can improve your logic or your coding ability.
- Thinking Efficiently
There can be multiple solutions to the single problem. Practicing programming is also about trying different solutions and choosing most efficient one.
- Preparing for Placement
I have curated this list of programming question for your practice and it will also help you to prepare for coding rounds of any company. Many of the below programming questions have been asked in many placement interview rounds for IT jobs.
- Grasping over different Programming topics
I have tried out to add the coding questions from each topic.
- Understanding Data Structure Real Time
You will never understand the essence and real purpose of data structure reading from the books. Practicing coding questions help you to understand data structure at the real time.
Call-of-Action for You:
So, if you are serious about programming and want to be the unicorn programmer, here is the call-of-action for you.
- Choose the best programming language for you whether you choose high paying programming languages or easiest programming language if you are a beginner.
- Make a directory in your workspace.
- Install best Text Editor based on your Operating System for writing code.
- Take the one problem given below.
- Think about the solution and logic to solve the problem.
- Write a program for it.
- Repeat for all other programming questions.
The More You Practice, The Better You Become.
So let’s dive right into our list…
List of Interview Coding Questions You should Practice to Master any of the Programming Language:
Basic Coding Questions:
- Writing “Hello, World!” program. (C/C++, Python, Java)
- Write a program to display the List of even numbers.
- Find the Factorial of a given number.
- Compare Two Numbers using else-if statement and output smaller and larger number.
- Write a program to determine If the given year is a Leap year.
- Print all the elements in Fibonacci number series.
- Write a program to check if the number is Palindrome number or not.
- Generate all the prime numbers between one & the given number.
- Print the Pyramid of stars using nested for loops.
- Print Reversed pyramid on programming console using for loops & decrement operator.
- Write a program for Nested Switch.
- Write a program to calculate Circle Area using radius.
- Fins the Factorial of a number using recursion technique.
- Print the Pyramid of numbers using for loops.
- Write a program to Find Maximum of Two Numbers using the conditional operator.
- Write a program to Find Minimum of Two Numbers using the conditional operator.
- Write a program that will read a float type value from the keyboard and print the following output. 1) Small Integer not less than the number. 2) Given Number. 3) Largest Integer not greater than the number.
- Choose the random number from the array. (Python)
- Check if all the elements in the array are same. (Python)
- Print all the unique numbers from the array. (Python)
- Write a program to generate 5 Random nos. between 1 to 100, and number should not contain a decimal value.
- Write a program to display a grade according to Marks obtained by the student.
- Find SUM AND PRODUCT of a given Digits in the number.
- Write a program to find the sum of all integers greater than 150 and less than 290 that are divisible by 3
- Write a program to concatenate string using for Loop.
- Display Multiplication Table for the given number.
- Write a program to Swap the values given by the user without using the third variable. (Python)
- Write a program to convert given the number of days into months and days.(For the sake of simplicity, Assume that each month contains 30 days).
- Print the Invert Triangle using the while loop.
- Write a program to find whether given no. is Armstrong or not.
- Write a program to print the day of the week based on given number using the switch case. (For example, print “Monday” for user input 1, print “Tuesday” for user input 2…)
- What is Harmonic Series? Write a program to generate Harmonic Series.
- Write a program to find the average of consecutive n-Odd numbers and n-Even numbers.
- Print the Triangle as follow, using for loops.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 ... N
- Create the class having a member variable of employee detail and getter and setter function for each variable.
- Write the program to read and write a file. (Python, C/C++)
- Find the longest line from the file.(Python)
- Write a program to check if the substring is present in the given string. (C/C++)
- Write a program to reverse the given string. (Python)
- How to convert the given string to an integer value? (C/C++)
- Write a program to check Palindrome String. (C/C++)
- Write a program to check Anagram String. (C/C++)
- Remove white spaces from the given string. (C/C++)
- Find all the permutation of the given string. (Python)
- Write a program to check if the array is sorted. (C/C++)
- Selection Sort (Python, C/C++)
- Insertion Sort
- Bubble Sort (C/C++)
- Quick Sort
- Count the number of ones in the binary string. (C/C++)
- How to Find 2’s Complement?
- Write a program to convert the Decimal number to Binary. (C/C++)
Tips to make the best use of this Interview Coding Questions:
- If you want to master any programming language, move to Linux system for coding practice.
- I have mentioned the list of programmes you should practice. We are writing solution for each of the programmes listed here. I keep updating this space. You can bookmark this page for anytime reference.
- I need your help. You can also write the program for any of the programming questions. Submit your program or even you can send an email at email@example.com (don’t forget to add the description to the program you are sharing). I will publish your article on our portal. Along with your practice, you are helping other programmers.
- Make a schedule and challenge yourself to solve n coding questions every day.
Programming Tutorials for Reference:
If you want to learn fundamentals of any of the programming languages, do refer following links for the particular programming tutorial.
Interview and Placement Preparation References:
If you are looking for the job in IT sector or preparing for interviews, find the following resources useful.
- Placement Interview Questions Company Wise
- 5 Most Common HR Interview Questions
- 7 Steps of Effective Job Search Techniques [Guidelines with Checklist]
If you face any challenges to write a program for any of the mentioned interview coding questions, feel free to discuss in the comment section. It is all about, how you make the best use of all the resource you have on your plate.
If you put a gun to my head, I will try to remember more coding questions and will add to this list for you. 😉
Stay Tuned and Keep Practicing!