Interview Questions

Refer this for preparing yourself on how to write java program to print patterns (Note: NOT Design Patterns)
  • Start Pattern
  • Number Pattern

Star Pattern

 Print pattern like below, By giving the max length of the print.  (max. length is 5)
(max. length is 5)
public class StarPatternApp {
	public static void main(String[] args) {
		StarPatternApp.printPattern("*", 5);
	private static void printPattern(String pattern, int size) {
		StringBuilder patternBuilder = new StringBuilder();
		for (int i = 1; i <= size; i++) {
		for (int i = size; i > 1; i--) {
			System.out.println(patternBuilder.deleteCharAt(i - 1).toString());

	private static String addSpaceAndPrint(int spaceCount, String printStr) {
		StringBuilder sb = new StringBuilder();
		for (int i = 0; i < spaceCount; i++) {
			sb.append("" + i);
        	return sb.toString();

Number Pattern

import java.util.ArrayList;
import java.util.Collections;
import java.util.List;

public class NumberReducingPatternApp {

    public static void main(String[] args) {
       int n = 5;
       int length = 1;
       List<Integer> numberPatternItems = new ArrayList<>();
       for(int i=n; i>0;i--){

       //This line actually reverst the entire list, so that the expected number pattern is printed
        for(Integer x: numberPatternItems){

    private static Integer listRangeInReverse(int k, int count) {
        StringBuilder sb = new StringBuilder();
        for (int c = k; c >=count;c--){
        return Integer.parseInt(sb.toString());

Just a Note

There are N-ways of writing the above codes, please feel free to explore by playing around it.

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