KRISHNA’s ZS Associates Interview Experience

“KRISHNA” who was placed at “ZS Aasociatestalks 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: “Priyanshu Tuli”

Profile offered: Business Technology Analyst

Branch and Graduation Year: Computer Science 2019

Package Offered: 6.53

Cgpa Cutoff : 6.00

Interview Difficulty Level: 4/10 (1-very easy, 10-very difficult)

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

Question 1:Introduce yourself to our readers.

Answer: I’m a compassionate and friendly person, who likes to keep things simple. My hobbies include swimming and I’m a android enthusiast. My Moto is to live life without regrets.

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: First an online test on ZS’s platform which consisted of MCQs on english, genral aptitude, logical reasoning, data analysis and probability. Speed mattered, roughly 40s for one question and 60 questions. About 400 people appeared for this round.

On clearing that, an online interview followed which included guess estimates, conceptual questions on Database management systems, some Situational reactions for personal and company oriented scenarios.

After 2 weeks results were announced, the number of people who cleared both of these rounds were around 70. The profile having a lot of applicants were first thinned via a group discussion, luckily for Business technology analyst that was not the case. Thereafter we had a 40 minute case study in which we were given a study of a company trying to digitize their customer loyalty program, we were given 5 input tables and two types of questions :
1- Generate the specific table by DBMS operation on provided tables.
2- Generate Inferences which would provide insight. For example, show whether the loyalty program was successful or not.

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: We had a technical round based on the case study, the interview was 30-40 min each and questions included data structures, Database Management, C / Java, and a lot of situational question on your projects.

– Data Structures:
-+- How you remove loops in a linked list?
-+- Which tree is best efficient for storing data, for fast search and which for store and which is space optimal?
-+- Insertions, Traversal in trees.
-+- Complexity of Quick Sort, Merge sort, insertion sort. And When is quick sort better than insertion or Merge sort?

– C / Java Programming:
-+- How to dynamically allocate memory in C, Cpp and Java. Which is the best for such operations?
-+- What is a static variable?
-+- What are virtual/ abstract functions?
-+- Conceptual questions on Object Oriented programming.

– DBMS: This section was mainly based on the case study we were made to attempt earlier, this was the heart of the interview.
-+- Around 10-20 question in which the case study was modified and you had to infer new conclusions. This round was basically to check your reasoning and ability to translate your inferences to database queries.
-+- Question on keys.
-+- Questions on Normalization.
-+- Questions on Indexing.

– Project Based:
-+- How did you ensure quality? Continuing on to 5-6 software engineering concepts like Agile model, iterative model etc.
-+- If this part went wrong, how would you handle it?
-+- How did you manage your time?
-+- What were the problems you faced while your project and how did you handle them?
-+- Conceptual question on topics your project was based on.

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

Answer: After the technical round 18 people were selected for the telephonic HR interview.

The interview was very basic and started off with introduce yourself, why this job?, why should we hire you?, what do you think about the company?, and then it was more of a converstion than a interview.

Continuing on to the projects, there were basic question and technical questions on the deployment development phase. He brushed through same very simple Data structure questions.

And some situational question on a workspace team based work.

13 were selected after this round.

Question 5:Key factors for your selection

Answer: First is knowing what the company wants and answering accordingly –
Like in my case, the company focused on reasoning ability rather than knowledge.

Second is always trying to go in a structured format which answering.

Third is maintaining a positive attitude, as that automatically gives you a confidence boost.

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

Answer: Practice Competitive coding and data structures and be sure to head to geeksforgeeks to know more about the exam pattern.

Question 7:Advice to juniors for cracking HR round

Answer: Research about the company, they like it when you know about them.

Keep your answer structured, its okay to be slow.

Prepare question like, introduction, details about your projects & reasons to join the company.

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Phone No. 8699010398

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