Rabpreet Singh’s American Express Interview Experience

“Rabpreet Singh” who was selected as an Intern at “American Express” talks 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: “Aastha”

Profile Offered: Analyst

Branch and Graduation Year: ECE-2019

Package Offered: Rs 30,000/pm stipend

Cgpa cutoff:  6.0

Interview difficulty level: 8/10 (1-very easy, 10-very Difficult)

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

Question 1: Introduce yourself to our readers.

Answer 1: I am a simple, passionate and ambitious person. I like to code and solve puzzles. I have an 8.8 cgpa. I maintain a small circle of close friends and rarely go out for parties.I binge watch a lot of tv series and animes. I have a good command and fluency in English.



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: It was an online test. It consisted of 2 coding questions where you had to write one part of the code(had to write a function which was being called in the main() method) and then 50 MCQs including verbal, logic, reasoning aptitude and technical questions from SQL, Data structures,C. The questions were basic and could be answered easily if you the concepts. Time given was ample if you don’t get stuck anywhere. The ranking was based on how many test cases were successfully run on your code(test cases were already fed into the platform ,you just had to click run) and the number of questions you answered correctly in the MCQ’s. There was no negative marking. I don’t remember the test platform but it was pretty easy to use and understand. The coding questions I got to solve were array implementations and were easy. In both the questions I had 2 arguments to the function I had to complete. I heard that some people got string implementations to do as well.

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

Answer: In total, I had four interviews(they earlier said there will be 3 interviews). There was not a strict line between the interviews as to which one is technical or which one is HR as all the interviewers asked me both technical and basic HR questions. All the interviews were one on one.

I just had to give my resume in the first interview and they didn’t ask me for anything else. They asked me questions pertaining to my resume only. In the first interview, the interviewer was welcoming and polite. I was asked to introduce myself. Normal conversation for 2 mins. Then, I was asked to rate myself between being the lowest and 10 being highest) in c/java, OS, and data structures. I said 8.5,6,8 respectively. Then he asked me a very basic OS question-Difference between FCFS and round robin. He also asked me why I wanted to go into this field. Then a couple of puzzles. Then he asked me about heap sort and merge sort and their time complexities, which one is better.1-2 more puzzles and then told me I ask any doubts regarding the company and all. I asked a couple of them and shook hands before leaving. All I all it went above average I would say. A few minutes later I had the second interview. In this, I was asked to solve a couple of puzzles and a program in which I had to use an object and create 2 arrays with it and had to do some operations on them(which I don’t remember). The interviewer was quite strict and I didn’t perform too well with the puzzles although I did explain my logic and working of the program to an extent. This one wasn’t up to the mark.

A few minutes later I was up for the 3rd interview and this was the main HR interview. The interviewer was nice at first but then started trying to intimidate me soon but I remained calm and stood by what I and my resume said. In this also I was asked 3 puzzles and I solved them very soon which impressed him a bit. I was asked a programming question-to form a unit matrix using for nested then only one for loop and was able to and explains the logic too. Then I was sent off after a handshake. This one went pretty well.

After some time then I was called to 4th interview much to my surprise. I was asked to introduce myself and more questions about myself which last interviewers had already asked me. Then was asked to make a python program for a complicated table which the interviewer drew himself on the spot and asked me to implement. I can’t really explain it. A few more HR type questions and I was sent off. This interview went average I guess.

Question 4: What do you think were key factors in your selection?

Answer: For the interview-I was confident, took a stand for what I said, was precise and honest, knew basics concepts well and had good logic and reasoning.I didn’t bend myself to their point of view but without disrespecting them I politely expalined mine and the reason behind it.

Question 5: what are the dont’s and do’s you would suggest to your juniors?

Answer: Have some mock interviews if you can even with your friends. Definitely, prepare or some generic questions like introducing yourself, why this company, what do you bring to the table, where do u see yourself after some time etc..Be confident, passionate and smile during the interview. Don’t get discouraged if you can’t answer something. Don’t be rude or aggressive yet be firm and believe in what you say.

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

Answer: You should definitely know one or more of C/C++/java/python. The more the better. Study data structure basics and database as well using MySQL. Be good at forming logic as to how to proceed in solving the problem.

Question 7: how important were co-curricular activities in your selection?

Answer: I had almost none and wasn’t asked.

Question 8: What would you like to advise juniors for cracking the HR round of this company?

Answer: Be confident. Don’t make any too bold or overstatements which you can’t support. Be polite even if you have to say something opposite to what the interviewer suggests.

Question 9: what are the study sources and certifications you found valuable and would suggest for your juniors?

Answer: Although I found out after the interview, geeksforgeeks is a great source of puzzles and codes as most of everything they asked was exactly taken from there.


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Abhishek’s Deloitte Interview Experience

“Abhishek” who was placed at “Deloitte” talks about his interview experience and some other tips to prepare for placement season. Check out what he says about placement season.

His Interview was taken by UnsaidTalks Interviewer: “Abhishek Arora”

Profile Offered: Business Technology Analyst

Cgpa cutoff:  6.5

Interview difficulty level: 5/10 (1-very easy, 10-very Difficult)

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

Question 1: Introduce yourself to our readers.

Answer 1: I can describe myself as a realistic person who adapts quickly to situations



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: There were total 3 rounds.

  1. Online Aptitude test- All branches were eligible with a cgpa cut of 6.5 . The test was purely aptitude and the level was from easy to moderate. The aptitude consisted up of verbal, lr and quant. The test was conducted on AMCAT platform. I advise you to don’t go for excessive cheating as there is an upper cut as well.
  2. JAM and CS- The JAM was for USI and CS was for DI. Since I was in DI, I had a Case study. There were 6 people in my panel. We were a given a case of day to day working of Deloitte. We presented our analysis and two officials judged us. It was pretty good and 5 of us qualified for next stage.
  3. Interview- It was overall an HR with a tinge of Technical. All questions were from my resume. My projects and my ability to explain there financial advantages helped me a lot.

Question 3: Describe your all technical interviews specifying number of rounds and details of each round.

Answer:

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

Answer: My HR interview went pretty good. I was able to drive my interview my way and all questions were from my resume so it went well.

Question 5: What do you think were key factors in your selection?

Answer: The key factors were my projects and my ability to back my points with facts.

 

Question 6: What would you like to advise juniors for cracking HR round of this company?

Answer: Just be sure of what you have written in your resume. Be yourself and be confident.

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Robin Goyal’s Deloitte Interview Experience

“Robin Goyal” who was placed at “Deloitte” talks about his interview experience and some other tips to prepare for placement season. Check out what he says about placement season. But before that let us tell you something about him.

Robin is a very passionate learner with good academic performance. He is a very helpful and caring person who has a deep desire to help others.

Profile Offered: Bussiness Technology Analyst(BTA)

Cgpa cutoff:  6.5

Interview difficulty level: 5/10 (1-very easy, 10-very Difficult)

Here are the questions we asked from Robin to know about his 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: Platform for the test was amcat. There was a single round of written test and was divided into three parts- aptitude, verbal, and logical reasoning. Aptitude needs a month preparation from a good teacher as it requires good speed with patience ( same with Logical Reasoning). English from your schools helps you enough.

Question 2: Describe your all technical interviews specifying number of rounds and details of each round (if any).

Answer: There wasn’t any technical interview. In HR only they may ask a little your technical skills but they are not at all concerned with your technical skills. But apart from written test, there was a group discussion with a moderate difficulty level.



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

Question 4: What do you think were key factors for your selection?

Answer: I think I performed very well in my Interview. I was spontaneous and fluent with my thoughts.

Question 5: What would you like to advise juniors for technical skills they should develop for this company?

Answer: Have some quality projects that shows your dedication towards your practical analysis.

Question 6: What would you like to advise juniors for cracking HR round of this company?

Answer: Prepare well for some general questions before going for the interview. Finally just paste a decent smile on your face even if it is not coming. Rest try to improve your interpersonal skills. If you have these you can easily crack interviews.

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Japnit Kaur’s Deloitte Interview Experience

“Japnit Kaur Sidhu” who was placed at “Deloitte” talks about her interview experience and some other tips to prepare for placement season. Check out what she says about placement season.

Profile Offered: BTA

Cgpa cutoff:  6.5

Interview difficulty level: 4/10 (1-very easy, 10-very Difficult)

Here are the questions we asked from Japnit to know about her interview experience.

Question 1: Introduce yourself to our readers.

Answer 1: I am pursuing B.E. EIC. As far as the placements were concerned I always motivated myself to give my best shot whether it was the online/written test or the interview itself and never focused on the result. I was clear from the beginning that I won’t be able to succeed in a technical interview because of lesser efforts being put on my summer vacation. I have participated in a number of extra-curricular activities which made me more and more confident.

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).

Question 3: Describe your all technical interviews specifying number of rounds and details of each round.

Answer: There wasn’t any technical round.

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

Answer: I have given only HR interview for Deloitte itself.

We had a Group Discussion cum Presentation round in which all the students were divided into groups of 8 and were given a case to discuss among ourselves and put the solutions while discussing on a chart paper and later on present it as well. It was an elimination round. After that, we had an interview which was mostly HR but a few interviewees were asking questions related to C programming(Very basic questions though).

My interview started with describing yourself and then a lot of questions on my Resume regarding my extracurricular activities. I had to justify what I learnt from them and how I implemented them in my real life. A few questions on my 6 weeks internship and later on why I didn’t go for Core which is the tricky part.

You basically need to convince that you are made for their company only .



Question 5: What do you think were key factors for your selection?

Answer: I was confident through my interview. I was honest with the interviewer. In my interview they asked me something I had no idea about, I didn’t babble anything but told them honestly that I have no clue. I could justify my extracurricular activities like mountaineering and Finance head of adventure club etc.

Question 6: What would you like to advise juniors for technical skills they should develop for this company?

Answer: If you want to go for Core companies, start studying your core subject asap. You guys need to be way more patient and Thapar doesn’t forbid us to try off campus so while the placement season is on in our campus. Don’t completely rely on it esp Electronics students. Try off campus as well.

Question 7: What would you like to advise juniors for cracking HR round of this company?

Answer: HR round is basically meant to check your communication skills, confidence,and a little bit IQ. Be honest , be humble, and try to make yourself interesting but do not lie about your extra curricular because it shows whether you have really done any activity or not.

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Mansi Nainwal’s Deloitte Interview Experience

“Mansi Nainwal” who was placed at “Deloitte” talks about her interview experience and some other tips to prepare for placement season. Check out what she says about placement season.

Profile Offered: BTA

Cgpa cutoff:  6.5

Interview difficulty level: 3/10 (1-very easy, 10-very Difficult)

Here are the questions we asked from Mansi to know about her interview experience.

Question 1: Introduce yourself to our readers.

Answer 1: I’m a fourth year student pursuing my B.E. degree in electronics and communication engineering. Being from a defence background, I was born and brought up in different parts of the country. I’m a dynamic person with hands on experience in event management, risk management and client relationship management. I’ve been a part of numerous technical as well as non- technical events during my college life. A quick learner and high on energy, strong communication skills with the will to deploy my skills and education in a challenging environment. I’ve a desire to explore my potential and capabilities.



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: The first round was an aptitude round organised by AMCAT covering sections like verbal, quant and logical reasoning.The questions’ difficulty level was easy- medium but time was a key factor. About 20% of the candidates were selected for further rounds.

Question 3: Describe your all technical interviews specifying number of rounds and details of each round.

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

Answer: The third and the final round was a personal interview round which was a consolidated interview consisting of both the HR as well as the technical questions with two interviewers. Questions were rested around the resume. The first five minutes were solely based upon my summer project and the related technical requirements. For the next 10 minutes, I was asked questions based on the co-curricular activities I’ve been a part of and my family background. Also, Attrition rates in big 4 companies is usually very high and managers are very keen to know whether you really need the job or not.

Question 5: What do you think were key factors for your selection?

Answer: Strong communication skills and convincing power, confidence, impressive resume ( should know your resume inside-out ), basic concepts are clear.

Question 6: What would you like to advise juniors for technical skills they should develop for this company?

Answer: Make sure your basic concepts of atleast one language are clear. You don’t have to be a master in it, but should be able to make basic programs out of the knowledge you’ve. Also, you should know all the technical requirements of the projects you’ve mentioned in your resume.

Question 7: What would you like to advise juniors for cracking HR round of this company?

Answer: Be yourself. Don’t over- extol yourself. Confidence along with poise is the key factor.

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Shivani Nehra’s Deloitte Interview Experience

“Shivani Nehra “ who was placed and also offered an internship at “Deloitte” talks about her interview experience and some other tips to prepare for placement season. Check out what she says about placement season. But before that let us tell you something about her.

Shivani is ECE graduate from Thapar University. She is a very grounded and disciplined person who is passionate about analytics and loves to read.

Profile Offered: Tax analyst

Cgpa cutoff:  6.5

Interview difficulty level: 7/10 (1-very easy, 10-very Difficult)

Here are the questions we asked from Shivani 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: Online written test– One round of online written test(amcat platform). The test was adaptive and consisted of 3 sections: Aptitude, Verbal and Data reasoning. Aptitude and reasoning sections were very easy but verbal section consists of some good questions. Questions were based on Jumbled sentences, Synonyms, Antonyms, Passage reading.

Question 2: Describe your all technical interviews specifying number of rounds and details of each round (if any).

Answer: After the online written test, it was followed by case discussion ( a group of 10 students) had to come to a viable solution at the end of the round, after case discussion which was an elimination round it was followed by one round of interview.



In the interview for the technical skills they checked my knowledge of python and asked me various questions on it, as the Field is related to tax we all were sceptical that should we be aware of finance but they made it clear that we want people on the technological front rather than number crunchers.

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

Question 4: What do you think were key factors for your selection?

Answer: I think my key factors were my confidence and interest in analytics field.

Question 5: What would you like to advise juniors for technical skills they should develop for this company?

Answer: As it is a consultancy firm so the students should have a slight knowledge of python or R and even basic excel shortcuts.

Question 6: What would you like to advise juniors for cracking HR round of this company?

Answer: A simple advice is to be confident and be stuck to your answers no matter how much the stress is during an interview. You have to show them that you are ready to handle even the toughest situations.

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Banreet kaur’s Deloitte Interview Experience

“Banreet Kaur “ who was placed at “Deloitte  and selected for the internship at “BlackRock” talks about her interview experience and some other tips to prepare for placement season. Check out what she says about placement season.

Profile Offered: BTA(Deloitte)/ Software developer intern (BlackRock)

Cgpa cutoff:  6.5 (Deloitte) / 6 (BlackRock)

Interview difficulty level: 7/10 (1-very easy, 10-very Difficult)

Here are the questions we asked from Banreet 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: Deloitte– There was 1 written round test online, AMCAT. The test was very easy in terms of questions asked, only consideration was doing maximum number of questions in given amount of time(there were no technical questions asked, only aptitude)

BlackRock– 1 round of written test online consisting of only MCQ’s ( from all technical subjects like DBMS, OS, Data Structures etc)

Question 2: Describe your all technical interviews specifying number of rounds and details of each round.

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

Answer: Deloitte– only 1 interview in which the HR questions where relevant to which location I would prefer and not much else .
BlackRock– 1 round of HR interview in which the interviewer asked me the 3 mistakes of my life and whether I’ll be able to stay far away from my parents or not. The interview was over in 5 minutes:)



Question 4: What do you think were key factors for your selection?

Answer: My selection in Deloitte was basically due to my enthusiasm for joining the company as well as a very productive technical+HR interview. In BlackRock, the interviewer was impressed by the research paper written by me and the projects done.

Question 5: What would you like to advise juniors for technical skills they should develop for this company?

Answer: Learn to write clean code, do as many projects as you can, publish as many research papers as you can. There are some coding questions which are definitely asked, practice them before hand from geeksforgeeks.

Question 6: What would you like to advise juniors for cracking HR round of this company?

Answer: Don’t try to fool the HR by being cool and over smart, they are way more experienced and have interviewed a number of students like us. Just try to be genuine and be interested in the Company and job. They’ll know if you really want the job or not.



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