“Mehakpreet Singh“ who was placed at “Future First” talks about his interview experience and some other tips to prepare for placement season. Check out what he says about placement season.
Profile Offered: Market Analyst
Cgpa cutoff: 7
Interview difficulty level: 9/10 (1-very easy, 10-very Difficult)
Here are the questions we asked from Mehakpreet to know about his interview experience.
Question 1: Introduce yourself to our readers like you introduced yourself to the panellist.
Answer 1:I’m a curious explorer who loves to learn. Very dedicated, calm and composed. I perform well under pressure. I’m a national medalist in Fencing. I like playing guitar, cooking, exploring places and people.
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: Online adaptive aptitude test consisting of puzzle, quick mathematics, logical reasoning, visual memory and some quantitative aptitude. Most important was to get the right answers and stay calm enough to read the statement correctly.
Question 3: Describe your all technical interviews specifying number of rounds and details of each round.
Answer: There were 3 rounds as described below:
ROUND 1: Interview where I was asked puzzles, calculations (Vedic Mathematics) and was tested on my risk taking capabilities. Stay calm you may face very weird questions and don’t bet with them if you’re not 100% sure. Round 2: It was a virtual trading round where we have to trade stocks with each other. There is nothing much you can prepare for this round, just try to get good trades no maximise the profits. And remember they don’t just notice the profits you make but also the way you’re dealing with the situation Round 3: Quiz round, consisting of puzzles and aptitude questions of varying difficulties. We were four people competing. And round was mainly to check your risk taking capabilities and decision making under pressure not just aptitude.
ROUND 2: In this round, I was asked only and only puzzles. He asked me around 5 mathematical puzzles(one by one). I took my time and solved all of them.
ROUND 3: With the atmosphere inside I could establish the fact that he will be asking me puzzles and guesstimates only and no general discussion (which I was hoping for now). But to my surprise, after seeing my bio-data, he asked me the dance form that I perform. I started off and I went on speaking for like 6-7 minutes regarding whatever experience I have had. I mentioned an incident in there which made us both laugh. I just wanted to delineate the fact that I am a convivial person who has already worked in a team of 15 people so I have that team spirit in me.
He then asked me a guesstimate about the washing powder used in Delhi in a month. After this, he asked me a mathematical puzzle which I tried solving using conventional mathematical techniques but couldn’t reach a solution. After this, he asked me to solve some other mathematical puzzle which I solved under a minute. So that was it.
After this started the longest three hours when I had to wait for the results being out. The feeling after the results can not be explained in words.
Question 4: Describe your all HR interviews specifying number of rounds and details of each round.
Answer: There were 2 HR rounds:
Round 1: Honesty is much valuable. If they see you’re not honest, you are thrown out. The just want to see your interest. Two most important things they want to know are that you are capable to do the job and you are willing to do the job.
Round 2: Final HR interview Finally you are evaluated on the basis of all previous rounds starting from online test. They asked some HR questions and then described about the job and the kind of dedication it requires.
Question 5: What do you think were key factors for your selection?
Answer: I stayed calm. I did very well in the trading round. Took some risks that luckily gave positive results. And the HR round went well. It is a very different kind of job. You have to make your mind whether you want to do it or not. But make your mind before the interviews else it will show and degrade your performance.
Question 6: What would you like to advise juniors for technical skills they should develop for this company?
Answer: Practice Vedic maths multiplication, sq roots etc. Check how can you keep yourself calm during the whole process. They don’t expect much from you but you should atleast try to know a little about futures stock.
Question 7: What would you like to advise juniors for cracking HR round of this company?
Answer: Be honest and know yourself. Introspect. Try to know if you really want to do the job and why. And say it with confidence. For any further Queries feel free to contact me.
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