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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