Naman Bansal’s ZS Associates Interview Experience

“Naman Bansal” who was placed at “ZS Associatestalks about his interview experience and some other tips to prepare for placement season. Check out what he says about the placement season.

His Interview was taken by UnsaidTalks Interviewer: “Aditya”

Profile offered: Business Operations Associate

Job Location: Pune

Branch and Graduation Year: ELE – 2022

Cgpa Cutoff: 6.5

Interview Difficulty Level: It is moderate.

Here are the questions we asked Naman Bansal to know about his interview experience.

Question 1: Introduce yourself to our readers.

Answer: Hello Myself Naman Bansal from Thapar Institue of Engineering and Technology, Patiala
I am pursuing my Btech in ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING.
Besides these, I have good knowledge of Data Structures, Object-Oriented Programming (OOP), Web Development, Python (Programming Language)

Question 2: Describe Your written test experience specifying the number of rounds, details of each round, and type of test platform (online – amcat, hackerearth, etc / offline)

Answer: Written Test was conducted in 3 Phases, and is the first filtering round.
The written test is easy to crack if you practice it 3-4 months before placements.
The test is conducted on the TALVIEW platform.

Question 3: Describe your all HR interviews specifying the number of rounds and details of each round

Answer: HR interviews rounds are consist of puzzles, guestimates, and analysis-based questions.

Question 4: What were the key factors for your selection?

Answer: According to me, my good analytical skills and consistency in my aptitude test practice problems help me to achieve this opportunity.

Question 5: What are the things students should focus on in order of priority?

Answer: Have a good practice of Aptitude Tests, Build your communication skills, be consistent.

Question 6: According to you, what role do extracurricular activities as well as participation in societies play?

Answer: According to me, they boost up your confidence, make you responsible, and help you to get socialize.

Question 7: Any Other Advice you would like to give to your juniors?

Answer: You should focus on their dream and it’s better if they get clear as soon as possible that whether they want to go in tech, non-tech, or in a core company.

Question 8: How can we contact you? (LinkedIn Profile Link/Contact No./etc.)

Answer: namanbansal28@gmail.com

Your LinkedIn Profile URL: www.linkedin.com/in/namanbansal28/


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Riya Gupta’s ZS Associates Interview Experience

“Riya Gupta who was placed at ZS Associatestalks about her interview experience and some other tips to prepare for placement season. Check out what she says about the placement season.

Her Interview was taken by UnsaidTalks Interviewer: “Shivanshi”

Profile offered: BTA (Business Technologist Analyst)

Job Location: Not yet decided, it will be either Gurgaon or Pune.

Branch and Graduation Year: ENC – 2022

Cgpa Cutoff: Near about 8

Interview Difficulty Level: It was neither very easy nor too difficult, so I would rate it 5.5 (1-very easy, 10-very difficult)

Here are the questions we asked Riya Gupta to know about her interview experience.

Question 1: Introduce yourself to our readers.

Answer: I’m Riya Gupta, a final year student pursuing Electronics and computer engineering at Thapar and currently placed in ZS Associates.

Question 2: Describe Your written test experience specifying the number of rounds, details of each round, and type of test platform (online – amcat, hackerearth, etc / offline)

Answer: There were three sections in the written round. The first section consisted of 45 aptitude-based questions with a time limit of 50 mins. The second was the comprehension section where there was a passage, and 8 questions were to be answered based on that. It was based on concepts of innovation, entrepreneurship, and software engineering. The last section was an artificial intelligence video interview in which there were some guestimates and random questions. There was a specific cut-off to proceed to the next section.

Question 3: Describe your all technical interviews specifying the number of rounds and details of each round (if any) (please share coding questions if possible)

Answer: It was a case study round which was divided into 3 parts: For the first one hour, they explained what the case study was all about; for the next one and a half hours, questions were asked based on the case study. The final round was an interview based on my answers to the questions asked in the second round, and my resume was discussed.

Question 4: Describe your all HR interviews specifying the number of rounds and details of each round

Answer: The HR round was taken by a ZS leader. He asked me some real-life problems, guestimates, and puzzles.

Question 5: What were the key factors for your selection?

Answer: For my selection, I consider the strong knowledge of DBMS concepts and the experiences I gained being a CR and SPR, which helped in my overall personality development.

Question 6: What are the things students should focus on in order of priority?

Answer: For this particular job profile, I would say that one should focus on DBMS, and the next is your overall personality development, as they just wanted to know how you would react in a particular situation.

Question 7: According to you, what role do extracurricular activities as well as participation in societies play?

Answer: I consider that extracurricular activities are equally important along with CGPA as they help to develop new skills and improve interaction skills.

Question 8: Any Other Advice you would like to give to your juniors?

Answer: Work hard for your goals and maintain a balance between CGPA and extracurricular activities.

Question 9: How can we contact you? (LinkedIn Profile Link/Contact No./etc.)

Answer: https://www.linkedin.com/in/riya-gupta-63884b1b4/


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Akash Mishra’s ZS Associates Interview Experience

“Akash Mishra” who was placed at “ZS Associatestalks about his interview experience and some other tips to prepare for placement season. Check out what he says about the placement season.

His Interview was taken by UnsaidTalks Interviewer: “Radhika”

Profile offered: Business Technology Solutions Associate (BTSA): It is a mixture of both technical(build platforms for clients) and non-tech(client interaction) profiles. ZS comes for 3 profiles: BOA(Business Operation Associates), DAA(Data Analysis Associates), BTSA

Job Location: Gurgaon/ Pune

Branch and Graduation Year: ENC – 2022

Cgpa Cutoff: 7

Interview Difficulty Level: Medium

Here are the questions we asked Akash Mishra to know about his interview experience.

Question 1: Introduce yourself to our readers.

Answer: I am Akash Mishra. I recently joined ZS for the role of Business Technology Solutions Associate (BTSA). During my last 4 years, I have been the proctor of Hostel C during my 1st year and vice proctor in my 2nd year. I was also the overall student coordinator of the Thapar Food Festival and have been a part of different societies like Saturnalia and Mudra. I have been part of all the cultural parts of the society, which helped me build my personality, and the technical parts that helped me learn everything required to get into the company.

Question 2: Describe Your written test experience specifying the number of rounds, details of each round, and type of test platform (online – amcat, hackerearth, etc / offline)

Answer: Round 1:
Sub-Level 1: Aptitude Round: 45-50 questions of aptitude, technical, computer science, OS, DBMS, verbal reasoning.
Sub-Level 2: General Case Study: You also have to apply data visualization while answering. Then a set of 8 questions, and you can’t go back to change your answer. You just need to focus on one thing; there is no right or wrong in this; you need to focus on your answer. You’ll have ample time to solve a question(30 minutes for each question).
Sub-Level 3: AI proctored round: Speak on 3 topics(great achievement of your life, guesstimates-how many traffic lights are there in New Delhi) for 3 min in front of the screen. We were given 25 sec to read the topic, 25 sec to prepare. Time can vary. AI will just judge your movements, so be confident in performing/speaking!

Round 2:
Sub-Level 1: Pattern changed this time(earlier SQL queries were asked)
Technical Case Study(9 AM to 10 AM): It involved tables where you have to apply your SQL knowledge. It was also AI proctored. You can also write just algorithms(instead of whole code) because you’ll be one explaining your answers to the interviewer.
Sub-Level 2: Interview based on Case Study(1 hr): Mine was at 12 PM. It was started with the explanation of the case study ans’ for 40 min(interviewer shared the table on the screen; asked what are the problems in this table like is there some redundant data?, data is missing? ) then SQL questions based on the employee table, puzzles, general questions on ML. The interviewer was very helpful; I would rate my interview 9/10.
Sub-Level 3: Tech + HR Question: general HR questions:
1. Biggest achievement in my life,?
2. If I’ll be assigned as a leader for a particular project, how will I proceed with it step by step, and how will I end it?
3. Strength and Weakness, asked a bit of ML based on my projects.
Puzzles: How many squares are there on the chessboard? How many single-colored squares are there on the chessboard?
Guesstimate: how many tennis balls can fit in a Boeing?

Question 3: What were the key factors for your selection?

Answer: 1. Preparation
2. Confidence
3. I drive my interview: I didn’t give the choice to ask too many questions. If he ask me one thing, I kept on answering. When you have the steering, you have control!

Question 4: What are the things students should focus on in order of priority?

Answer: >Building Personality (if you are very good in technical but if you can’t explain it, it’s of no use at the end; Be very good at communicating)
Nowadays, Companies very much focus on soft skills!
>Work upon your English because it matters at the end
>Be confident

Question 5: According to you, what role do extracurricular activities as well as participation in societies play?

Answer: If you are not in a society, you won’t be interacting with any senior of your college; you won’t be interacting with your batchmates. What you’ll be doing is you’ll just go, attend college and then come back. This is not something you are supposed to do when you are in college. So when you get into society, they not only help you build a co-curricular portfolio but also help you build a small community that helps you get deep dive into college. So societies definitely play a great role in helping you to develop your personality. Be a part of the societies and clubs but not very much that it will hamper your studies.

Question 6: Any Other Advice you would like to give to your juniors?

Answer: Enjoy your college days because you never know when another disease is stuck! But at the same time, be prepared for your future. Just keep the balance! Also, don’t fear rejection!

Question 7: How can we contact you? (LinkedIn Profile Link/Contact No./etc.)

Answer: aakashbabumishra@gmail.com

Your LinkedIn Profile URL: https://www.linkedin.com/in/akashbm/


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Jeeya Prakash’s ZS Associates Interview Experience

“Jeeya Prakash who was placed at ZS Associates” talks about her interview experience and some other tips to prepare for placement season. Check out what she says about the placement season.

Her Interview was taken by UnsaidTalks Interviewer: “Radhika”

Profile offered: Business Operations Associates

Job Location: Gurgaon (given a choice between Pune and Gurgaon)

Branch and Graduation Year: ENC – 2022

Cgpa Cutoff: 7. This is basically the eligibility criteria. In most non-tech companies, there is no internal cutoff but the eligibility criteria ranges from 6.5 to 7 CGPA

Interview Difficulty Level: It was medium.

Here are the questions we asked Jeeya Prakash to know about her interview experience.

Question 1: Introduce yourself to our readers.

Answer: Hi! My name is Jeeya Praksh and I am a final year student. My branch is Electronics and Communication Engineering. I think it was in 2nd year when I realized that nothing about this branch interests me. Before I made any conscious choice about what career I wanted to follow, I wanted to try everything and well this has primarily been like a huge highlight of my college life that I tried a lot of things. In 2nd year I got really into tech; I started participating in a lot of hackathons. I have a friend who does it really well, so he helped me out a lot and we participated in hackathons.I tried my hands at tech and did the coding and I wouldn’t say that I was the best at it but I think I was fairly good.
But somewhere I realized that it is not what I want to do later in life and that is when I started looking into other things. Apart from this, I am also a published author. I came out with my book-“Mirror” last to last year(it was in my 2nd year). I have been writing since 2014. There is one thing that I have been asked in almost every interview: “Why don’t you pursue your career in poetry”. One of my interviewers, a very senior member at ZS asked me: “Jeeya, are you sure that we’ll be not killing your passion by hiring you? Are we snatching a good writer away from the poetry community?” I told him that this is something I am extremely passionate about and this will always go parallel. I am never going to stop writing. Poetry is one thing that makes me so happy, but my career has to be something different. I never wanted to make a career in this because I am a firm believer of the fact that “Deadlines kill your Passion”. I cannot be made to write under a deadline. Hence my career choice is finance.
I got into finance in my 3rd year. I would see my dad talking all the time about finances and stuff. I would have this FOMO that what is the cool thing that my dad and brother are discussing, and that is when I wanted to read more about finance. Then I realized that this is something that I can still look into. That is why I took finance so seriously and JPMC banking. And consultancy because I like to talk, I like to think, I feel that I am a very creative person, I can think of solutions for out-of-the-box problems.

Question 2: Describe Your written test experience specifying the number of rounds, details of each round, and type of test platform (online – amcat, hackerearth, etc / offline)

Answer: There were 2 phases.
Phase 1 had 3 rounds: One online aptitude test. If you qualify that then there is a Case Study Round(a very detailed case study on the basis of which you need to solve MCQs), then a video interview round(AI detected).
Phase 2: another written test(Case Study Round) but this time it’s a detailed Case Study in which you have to solve and answer.
For financial and non-technical roles they have a good amount of aptitude questions! This goes without saying that every non-tech company you are sitting for will have a lot of Aptitude questions, so anybody who is preparing for this needs to have basic math, English, logical reasoning, and data representation on point.

Question 3: Describe your all technical interviews specifying the number of rounds and details of each round (if any) (please share coding questions if possible)

Answer: ZS had 2 Rounds of interviews in Phase 2:
In Case Study Round, you need to solve and send the answers in 1 hr only…they discuss your answers…what made you think like that?…. What was your approach to it?
Last interview round: general HR questions, about projects, internships you’ve done in the past, any position of responsibility, your work with college societies, one time when you were the leader of the project, one time when you acted as a team player…..this is the only pressure part…you need to have a story prepared for all these.
One more thing that you should keep in mind is that if you are trying to do something that is not in your domain like finance, some non-tech roles…be it consultancy, operations or anything like this, they will definitely question you “Why you are doing it?” because ultimately you are an engineer so “Why do you want to change your course suddenly?” This is something that everybody needs to prepare for!

Question 4: What were the key factors for your selection?

Answer: I think my book was a huge factor because you drive your interview. Introduction plays a very important role; first 5 minutes, you grab their attention, and then they are all yours! Make sure you have a very good introduction, something that stays with them.
I actually drove my interview when I would tell them that I am a published author, they would have asked me questions on that…and the good part about this was they have only 30 minutes to interview; I took 10 min explaining the things in which I expertise…. at least I have secured 10 minutes and now the chances to make mistakes reduced to 20 minutes.
If you have a position of responsibility, if you have done something, or have been the General Secretary of any society, make sure you mention that in your introduction.
You need to be prepared for your HR very well. It could be something as simple as your biggest strength to as complex as “Where do you see yourself in 5 years?” We all think we have plans, but when the interviewer asks this, we don’t, we all go blank.
A good amount of knowledge in the role you are applying for is a must. Do read the Job Description of the Company.

Question 5: What are the things students should focus on in order of priority?

Answer: 1. It is safe to maintain an 8 GPA…3rd year is a very good time to pull up your GPA because then you are aligned to core subjects(things finally begin to make sense in your field)
2. Deciding what you really want to do…Tech or Non-Tech. If you are focused, you keep working on that thing and if you are focused on both things, you can’t give 100% in either of them. It’s never too late to switch. Thapar gives you a lot of opportunities and the competitive pool is small in comparison to off-campus placements(so many students of every college)
3. Finish as soon as you can and then start revising (in JPMC, at the end of the interview, I was asked What is the difference between Micro-processor and Micro-Controller because I am from ENC branch so I was expected to know this…….they can ask you anything in the interview; it comes out of the blue)

Question 6: According to you, what role do extracurricular activities as well as participation in societies play?

Answer: Two things in which you really benefit from extracurricular activities are:
1. You’ll get a lot of things to put in your resume [Never Make-up stuff in your resume because you’ll be always questioned on them one way another…they can ask you literally anything….so make sure everything is authentic; you have a story/answer for everything]
2. You have something to talk about (you’ll have stories to share, positions of responsibilities, problems you faced)

Question 7: Any Other Advice you would like to give to your juniors?

Answer: 1. The sooner you get placed doesn’t define that how good you are, how worth it you are!: “Jaldi toh Makaan banta hai, Mahal banne mai toh time lagta hai” 🙂
2. Never Compare yourself/your package/company to the other person. Your Salary never defines you; focus on your Job Profile.
3. Keep refining your skills till your day comes. When you are preparing for an online test, somewhere, keep preparing for the interview because it will all happen in a day, you’ll start in the morning, and till the evening, you’ll get to know that you are placed! Life goes in a jiffy!

Question 8: How can we contact you? (LinkedIn Profile Link/Contact No./etc.)

Answer: jeeya.prakash12@gmail.com

Your LinkedIn Profile URL: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeeya-prakash-618649172


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Krishan Bhanot’s ZS Associates Interview Experience

“Krishan Bhanot” who was placed at “ZS Associatestalks about his interview experience and some other tips to prepare for placement season. Check out what he says about the placement season.

His Interview was taken by UnsaidTalks Interviewer: “Harsh”

Profile offered: DAA

Job Location: Pune/Delhi/Bangalore

Branch and Graduation Year: ENC – 2022

Cgpa Cutoff: 6.5

Interview Difficulty Level: 6/10 (1-very easy, 10-very difficult)

Here are the questions we asked Krishan Bhanot to know about his interview experience.

Question 1: Introduce yourself to our readers.

Answer: Hi, my name is Krishan Bhanot. I am from the ENC branch and I belong to Chandigarh and I have been placed in ZS Associates.

Question 2: Describe Your written test experience specifying the number of rounds, details of each round, and type of test platform (online – amcat, hackerearth, etc / offline)

Answer: There were four rounds including the HR interview.
Firstly the company introduced itself and specified that there were 3 profiles offered i.e. BOA, BAA, and BTS, from which BTS was a software profile and the other two were non-tech.
There is a 12 hours window that includes 3 rounds:-
1. The first round was an Aptitude round. It includes 45 questions to be completed within a timespan of 50 mins. The aptitude level was tough. It required 10 days to prepare for the aptitude test. Only the one who passes the cutoff in 1st round is allowed to appear n 2nd round.
2. The second round is the PSDD round in which 8 Questions are given and one has to find answers to some questions from that passage. The difficulty level of passage was quite high with no navigation. That passage was related to business problems.
3. The third round was the AI Interview round. In that round, 2 questions were asked on particular situations.5 minutes were given to think for a solution and 1 min is given to tell the answer and the student is under AI surveillance which detects the speed of speaking and voice modulation of the interviewee.
4. The last round was the case study round which has 6 tough level Business problems. On the basis of the answers one has written in the case study, the interview happens and questions related to the same are asked.

Question 3: Describe your all HR interviews specifying the number of rounds and details of each round

Answer: I had a total of 2 interview rounds.
The first one was the case study round which lasted for about 50 minutes. The whole discussion was on the case study round that was held in the morning where he asked me to explain each of the approaches I used to solve my answer and at the end asked for alternative approaches that could have been used as well.
The second interview was the HR interview where he asked me to introduce myself and started asking from my resume. Then we had a detailed discussion on the projects I made, its use and how did I got the idea to make this. Then he asked some situation-based questions and a few guesstimates and puzzles and that was it.

Question 5: What were the key factors for your selection?

Answer: Well prepared aptitude questions and great at public speaking.

Question 6: What are the things students should focus on in order of priority?

Answer: For Non-Tech:
1. Aptitude
2. Case study
3. HR round (public speaking and English fluency)
For Tech:
1. DSA
2. Aptitude

Question 7: According to you, what role do extracurricular activities as well as participation in societies play?

Answer: Societies play an important role as they teach one several skills which add to resume as well as helps in the overall development of a being.
But the thing necessary is that one must join a society in which he/she is interested in and that society must act as a road for your development.

Question 8: Any Other Advice you would like to give to your juniors?

Answer: Work Hard for the things you want in your life and do things that take you closer to your Aim.

Question 9: How can we contact you? (LinkedIn Profile Link/Contact No./etc.)

Answer: kbhanot9@gmail.com

Your LinkedIn Profile URL: https://www.linkedin.com/in/krishan-bhanot-6a577b135


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Pratyaksh Verma’s ZS Associates Interview Experience

“Pratyaksh Verma” who was placed at “ZS Associatestalks about his interview experience and some other tips to prepare for placement season. Check out what he says about the placement season.

His Interview was taken by UnsaidTalks Interviewer: “Akansh Aggarwal”

Branch and Graduation Year: Coe – 2021

Profile Offered: Business Analyst

Package Offered: 9 lpa

Job Location: Pune

CGPA Cutoff: 7.5

Here are the questions we asked from Pratyaksh Verma to know about his interview experience.

Question 1:Introduce yourself to the readers.

Answer: I am an energetic guy always looking to grab an opportunity, i am also active in co curricular activities and always look every thing as a opportunity. .

Question 2:Describe your written test experience specifying the number of rounds, details of each round and type of test platform ( If online mention the type of test platform eg. Hackereart, CoCubes, Amcat etc).

Answer: Round 1 : Written test which consists of 60 Mcq based on general aptitude

Round 2 : Video interview in which we need to solve puzzles and record the video and then we want to send the recording video

Round 3: Case study interview in which case studies were given and this is a live interview in which we need to solve the case study .

Round 4: HR interview in which question from your resume were asked and some questions related to your background was asked

Question 3:Key factors for your selection.

Answer: Puzzle solving skills
Aptitude knowledge
Case studies , data interpretation skills
Communication skills

Question 4:What are the things students should focus on in order of priority?

Answer: Students should focus on their domain i.e if they are from technical field then they should completely focus on tech part and if they are from non tech they should more indulge in extra curricular activities

Question 5:According to you, what role does extra curricular activities as well as participation in societies play?

Answer: Extra curricular activities plays an important role as one can develop his/her personality and could gain more exposure and experience


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Divyansh Jain’s ZS Associates Interview Experience

“Divyansh Jain” who was placed at “ZS Associatestalks about his interview experience and some other tips to prepare for placement season. Check out what he says about the placement season.

Branch and Graduation Year: COE – 2020

Profile offered: Business Operations Associate

Package Offered: 9.00 CTC

Interview Difficulty Level: 7/10 (1-very easy, 10-very difficult)

Branch and Graduation Year: CS 2020

Here are the questions we asked from Divyansh Jain to know about his interview experience.

Question 1:Introduce yourself to our readers.

Answer: A carefree person who loves taking responsibilities.

Question 2:Describe Your written test experience specifying number of rounds ,details of each round and type of test platform(online -amcat,hackerearth etc offline)

Answer: There was an online aptitude test

Question 3:Describe your all technical interviews specifying number of rounds and details of each round (if any)(please share coding questions if possible)

Answer: There were in all three rounds. The first round was a video interview round which had guesstimate related questions. Then there was a case interview round which had data analysis and interpretation related case studies. The last round was puzzle round ( this had sequel based, Excel market based questions).

Question 4:Describe your all HR interviews specifying number of rounds and details of each round

Answer: In this resume related questions are asked

Question 5:Key factors for your selection

Answer: My confidence in myself

Question 6:Advice to juniors for technical skills they should develop

Answer: You should practice questions various online platforms like geeks for geeks.

Question 7:Advice to juniors for cracking HR round

Answer: Just be yourself

Question 8:Give your contact details if you want us to publish this with your interview(eg. email,phone no,website, linkedIn Id)

Answer: 9928352620


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Arham Bansal’s ZS Associates Interview Experience

“Arham Bansal” who was placed at “ZS Associatestalks about his interview experience and some other tips to prepare for placement season. Check out what he says about the placement season.

Branch and Graduation Year: COE – 2020

Profile offered: BOA

Package Offered: 8.9 CTC

Interview Difficulty Level: 7/10 (1-very easy, 10-very difficult)

Branch and Graduation Year: COE 2020

Here are the questions we asked from Arham Bansal to know about his interview experience.

Question 1:Introduce yourself to our readers.

Answer: A carefree person who loves exploring new things in life

Question 2:Describe Your written test experience specifying number of rounds ,details of each round and type of test platform(online -amcat,hackerearth etc offline)

Answer: There was an online test which was of 40 minutes and which had aptitude based questions.

Question 3:Describe your all technical interviews specifying number of rounds and details of each round (if any)(please share coding questions if possible)

Answer: There were in all three rounds. First there was a video interview round which had gestimates related questions. The next round was case interview round. In this cases related to data analysis and interpretation were given. Then there was a puzzle round ( this had questions related to non – linear regression, sequel based or Excel market based questions ).

Question 4:Describe your all HR interviews specifying number of rounds and details of each round

Answer: In HR interview questions related to your resume like the projects mentioned are asked. You should have the answers to questions like why you want to join the company, what do you expect from the company, why the company should hire you, etc.

Question 5:Key factors for your selection

Answer: My confidence in my abilities.

Question 6:Advice to juniors for technical skills they should develop

Answer: Practice questions on platform like geeks for geeks

Question 7:Advice to juniors for cracking HR round

Answer: Just be yourself and be confident in whatever you say.

Question 8:Give your contact details if you want us to publish this with your interview(eg. email,phone no,website, linkedIn Id)

Answer: 9815127322


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Akshat Sharma’s ZS Associates Interview Experience

“Akshat Sharma” who was placed at “ZS Associatestalks about his interview experience and some other tips to prepare for placement season. Check out what he says about the placement season.

Branch and Graduation Year: ECE – 2020

Profile offered: Business Operations Associate

Package Offered: 8.93 Lakhs per annum

Interview Difficulty Level: 7/10 (1-very easy, 10-very difficult)

Branch and Graduation Year: ECE 2020

Here are the questions we asked from Akshat Sharma to know about his interview experience.

Question 1:Introduce yourself to our readers.

Answer: I am a fun loving , cheerful and a dedicated person

Question 2:Describe Your written test experience specifying number of rounds ,details of each round and type of test platform(online -amcat,hackerearth etc offline)

Answer: There were 2 rounds initially – First was the aptitude test which had questions from General Aptitude and DI-LR . Those who qualified this moved to the second round.

Second there was a video round in which you had to record the answers of the questions that were displayed on the screen( there was 1 minute for thinking and 3 minutes to answer (per question))

Do note that these rounds take place very late at night so be ready for that

Question 3:Describe your all technical interviews specifying number of rounds and details of each round (if any)(please share coding questions if possible)

Answer: No technical rounds

Question 4:Describe your all HR interviews specifying number of rounds and details of each round

Answer: There was first a case study round for all the shortlisted students in which a case study was given which was to be solved in 30 minutes and then there was a long discussion with the interviewer on the approach that was followed to solve the case study
Do remember their are only looking for the approach , your answers do not matter that much

After this there was a telephonic round with the a senior manager of the firm in which there were various questions like guesstimates etc.

Finally, there was a situation based round with the HR person in which you have to assume the role of an employee of ZS and convince the interviewer who acts as a client

Question 5:Key factors for your selection

Answer: Confidence, Good aptitude and remaining calm

Question 6:Advice to juniors for cracking HR round

Answer: Be yourself and answer the questions calmly with full confidence.
They are there to select you so don’t be nervous

Question 7:Give your contact details if you want us to publish this with your interview(eg. email,phone no,website, linkedIn Id)

Answer: Email- akshat2098@outlook.com


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Saransh Sehgal’s ZS Associates Interview Experience

“Saransh Sehgal” who was placed at “ZS Associatestalks about his interview experience and some other tips to prepare for placement season. Check out what he says about the placement season.

His Interview was taken by UnsaidTalks Interviewer: “Neha”

Profile offered: Decision Analytics Associate (DAA)

Branch and Graduation Year: Electrical Engineering, 2019

Package Offered: ₹ 6.53 L in hand

Cgpa Cutoff : 6.5

Interview Difficulty Level: 8/10 (1-very easy, 10-very difficult)

Here are the questions we asked from Saransh Sehgal to know about his interview experience.

Question 1:Introduce yourself to our readers.

Answer: Just another Marathoner with a love for numbers, reading and public speaking.

Question 2:Describe Your written test experience specifying number of rounds ,details of each round and type of test platform(online -amcat,hackerearth etc offline)

Answer: There was an online assessment held on a Talview platform which we were supposed to take on our own devices. There was an online test comprising of Quantitative, Data Interpretation and Logical reasoning questions.



The test was followed by a video round during which standard behavioural questions and some guesstimates were asked.


Question 3:Describe your all technical interviews specifying number of rounds and details of each round (if any)(please share coding questions if possible)

Answer: The Case Study round consisted of a market entry case for a telecommunications company into an emerging market of a developing country. 40 minutes were given to solve the case which consisted of 6 questions (Both quantitative and qualitative) which was followed by a discussion on the case with an interviewer.



I would say that it would be extremely beneficial to develop good analytical and mathematical (calculation) skills. Solving Data Interpretation questions beforehand will help you get a level of comfort with the same.



If in case you are not able to do the calculations for a particular question during the given time, I’d advise you to at least develop an approach to solve it, you would be given the time to do the calculations by the interviewer if you take ownership of the fact that you weren’t able to do the same due to crunch in time.



Practice as many puzzles and guesstimates as you can.

Question 4:Describe your all HR interviews specifying number of rounds and details of each round

Answer: My HR interview (FIT round) comprised of a telephonic conversation with a senior executive from ZS associates.



Behavioural questions like :



Why analytics ?; What are your future goals ? ; Strengths and weaknesses etc.



were asked. I’d recommend you to have answers for these and other behavioural ready with you beforehand.



Also, expect to be asked questions based on your Resume.



My advice would be to have a justification for all your resume points. In my case, I had an involvement with Toastmasters International and many achievements in the sphere of public speaking which became a driving point for my interview. 
Questions regarding how the same helped me grow as an individual and what were some of the challenges I overcame were asked.

Question 5:Key factors for your selection

Answer: Comfort with numbers, good analytical skills and absolute honesty during the interviews.

Question 6:Advice to juniors for technical skills they should develop

Answer: Practice as many puzzles, guesstimates and Data Interpretation questions as you can. Also, go through the company website once, and be absolutely honest with your answers.

Question 7:Advice to juniors for cracking HR round

Answer: Be absolutely honest but remember that it is an interview. Look for standard behavioural questions on google and have answers to them written in a bullet format in a journal/diary for your reference. Take ownership of your weaknesses if asked about them and also have a sense of what you might be doing to improve yourself for the better.


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