“Sanchita Kalra” 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 placement season.
Profile Offered: BAA (Business Analyst Associate)
Cgpa cutoff: 7
Interview difficulty level: 7/10 (1-very easy, 10-very Difficult)
Here are the questions we asked from Sanchita to know about her interview experience.
Question 1: 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: One preliminary online test which was developed in house. Four sections-Attention to Detail, Quant, Verbal and LR. Questions are generally not very difficult so maintaining accuracy along with a high speed of solving is the mantra.
Question 2: Describe your all technical interviews specifying number of rounds and details of each round (if any).
Answer: One case study round wherein 4 scenarios need to be studied and solved within 30 minutes followed by a 10-15 minutes one on one discussion. The questions are typically heavy on calculations and generally not hypothesis based so descriptive answers arent needed. Focus on the process you need to follow to arrive at the answer instead of theorising solutions or reasons.
Question 3: Describe your all HR interviews specifying number of rounds and details of each round.
Answer: Two HR rounds consisting of guesstimates, puzzles and several kinds of HR questions ranging from typical ones to technical ones. Be sure to cover all kinds of puzzles and try and be as specific with your guesstimates as you can.
Question 4: What would you like to advise juniors for Technical Skills they should acquire?
Answer: Practice is the key word for clearing the online test as well as in the case of guesstimates and puzzles. The internet is your best friend for preparation! For the case study, walk them through your thought process even if you havent arrived at the answer and always be open and receptive to better techniques.
Question 5: What would you like to advise juniors for cracking HR round of this company?
Answer: Cover all kinds of HR questions, be confident, stay calm and always walk into an interview expecting the unexpected (Goes for any interview you attempt)! Again, try to think out loud for puzzles and guesstimates!
Good luck and feel free to drop me any further questions at my LinkedIn profile below: