Rishav Mehrotra’s Sentio India Interview Experience

Rishav Mehrotra” who was placed at “Sentio India Pvt. Ltd.” 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 from DTU: “Srajan”

Profile offered: Software Developer

Branch and Graduation Year: Engineering Physics – 2019

Package Offered: 15 LPA

CGPA Cutoff : None

Interview Difficulty Level: 8/10 (1-very easy, 10-very difficult)

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

Question 1:Introduce yourself to our readers.

Answer: I am from Varanasi . I devoted my first 2 years in the UAS society of my college (Unmanned Aerial System flying objects related).

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 Aptitude Test of 40min with approx 20-25 Question. Also there was a Coding Test on CodeChef Platform with a time of 1 hour amd total 2 Questions

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: There were 2 Technical Interviews. 2 people used to take the interview randoming out of a panel of 10-15 people. In both the interviews question were asked related to Basic Knowledge , Data Structure and Algorithms. Also on my Projects listed on CV e.g Array and DP

Question 4: Key factors for your selection

Answer: My internships and Project Work. Also my strong technicnal knowledge.

Question 5: Describe your all HR interviews specifying number of rounds and details of each round.

Answer: The HR round was with a mix of technical one. It was taken by 3 people. Basic questions but the HR was a bit difficult and they were pressurizing the candidates.

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

Answer: Website like interviewbit , studytonight help a lot. Also revise your concepts. Also explore fields in 1st and 2nd year. But in 3rd year start working on Internships and Projects.

Question 7: Advice to juniors for cracking HR round

Answer: Confidence and Dont write fake things. Can get you easily caught.

For any further Queries feel free to contact below:

  • eMail: rimehrotra19@gmail.com
  • M: 9599438268

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.


For any further Queries feel free to contact below:

Email: Rabpreet121196@gmail.com

Phone: 9023292868

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.

For any further Queries feel free to comment below.

Madhur Agarwal’s EXL Service Interview Experience

“Madhur Agarwal” who was placed at “EXL Service” talks about his interview experience and some other tips to prepare for placement season.

The interview was taken by our UnsaidTalks interviewer- “Abhinandan” from  Thapar University.

Check out what he says about placement season.

Branch & Graduation Year:  ECE– 2018

Profile Offered: Business Analyst

Cgpa cutoff:  6

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

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

Question 1: Introduce yourself to our readers.

Answer: Runner-up at an MTV show, I am someone who is inquisitive enough to explore opportunities and learn different skills.

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 Aptitude test, 3 sections (verbal, quant, logical reasoning) Around 40 questions(not exactly sure) in 45 minutes




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

Answer: 3 Rounds General Pattern:

  • Round 1: 5-6 standard puzzles, 4-5 aptitude questions.
  • Round 2: 4-5 puzzles, difficulty level higher than round 1, can also be a stress round.
  • Round 3: not compulsory. My process went entirely different, first round entirely resume based, one case study and just one aptitude question, I had worked a lot in marketing and strategic planning field. I did my own startup, won competitions at NSIT, and made it to the top 4 at Amazon Marketing Internship, where rest three were from IIM’s. So first round was based on that, and then a marketing case study in which I was asked to increase the profitability of a credit card companies based on different marketing strategies that I will implement.

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

Answer: My first round went for 15 mins, which I have described above. My first round went really well so I was directly sent to the second round. where I was asked two puzzles, both of them were new to me, I solved the first one correctly, I misunderstood the second one but then I was able to explain the approach, and that is what they are looking for. And that’s it, I was done in 5 minutes.

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

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

Answer: Work on Aptitude, because you need to clear the first round, try puzzles yourself, don’t just memorize them, and even if you know the answer to the puzzle, don’t just answer it instantly, act as if you are trying to solve and then answer. Rest work on building your resume, you can work in societies if you like, or look for things outside which interest you, internships, competitions, skills, languages, games anything.

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

Answer: Be confident, prepare for basic questions differently, companies are looking for people who are different. And if you really looking for NON-Tech consulting or analytics job, then try ZS associates and EXL, don’t go for Deloitte, because the profile offered by Deloitte is completely technical, rather go to better tech companies if you have to do technical job, and Deloitte is more of a mass recruiter these days, so look for ZS and EXL.

For any further Queries feel free to contact @ agarwalmadhur27@gmail.com

Avi Kalra’s Shell IT Interview Experience

“Avi Kalra” who was placed at “Shell IT Centre” talks about his interview experience and some other tips to prepare for placement season.

The interview was taken by our UnsaidTalks interviewer- “Abhinandan” from  Thapar University.

Check out what he says about placement season.

Branch & Graduation Year:  COE– 2018

Profile Offered: IT Software Engineer

Cgpa cutoff:  8.3

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

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

Question 1: Introduce yourself to our readers.

Answer: I am a student of Computer Engineering 2018 batch. I am from Rajpura, Punjab. What computer Engineering taught me in the 4 years is how to think things from the perspective of a computer i.e thinking about logic and developing analytic skills. So I would say that I have an analytic mindset.

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 written test was conducted on AMCAT platform and consisted of aptitude questions and technical MCQs. The aptitude part consisted of 25 questions from basic quant and LR. For these questions, you can refer to hitsbullseye or indiabix and solve each of the topics to have a firm grip on them. The technical MCQs were from SQL, OS, OOPS each of which is part of the computers courses.




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

Answer: There was 1 technical round which comprised of mostly basics of all the courses of computers. Questions were like most efficient search in an array, circular linked list. Difference between delete drop truncate. SDLC and agile was asked.

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

Answer: 1 round comprising of competency based questions. Questions asked were situation based on how would you handle multiple projects at a time or how do you deal with pressure.

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

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

Answer: For IT aspirants, practice DATA STRUCTURES in depth from geeks4geeks and have good knowledge about core subjects. For nontech aspirants brush up on aptitude from indiaBix or hitbullseye.

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

Answer: Know about yourself. Be certain about your shortcomings and what you want to pursue in life. Don’t limit yourself to a small domain and keep yourself in touch with the organisations and their market position.

For any further Queries feel free to contact on below email id:

avikalra13@gmail.com

Siddhartha Khanooja’s HSBC Interview Experience

“Siddhartha Khanooja” who was placed at “HSBC” talks about his interview experience and some other tips to prepare for placement season.

Check out what he says about placement season.

Branch & Graduation Year:  COE– 2018

Profile Offered: Striker

Cgpa cutoff:  6.0

Interview difficulty level: 6/10 (1-very easy, 10-very Difficult)

CTC: 7 LPA (Fixed) + Variable

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

Question 1: Introduce yourself to our readers.

Answer: I am a music aficionado, with an immense (rediscovered) love for reading. I love debating about science, history, politics, and tech.

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 two rounds here – one was an aptitude round (simple English and not-so-simple Java questions) and a coding round.

  • The aptitude round consisted of synonyms/antonyms, verbal and quantitative aptitude, and a passage consisting of 15-20 words which had to be filled correctly (this one was tough).
  • The second was a coding round (one was an extremely simple structures question, and a question on merging two sorted linked lists). The platform for coding was CoCubes.
  • After the aptitude round, 60 students were shortlisted. Anyone who had completed a single question in the coding round was shortlisted for the face-to-face interviews (48, to be precise).

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

Answer: There was only one tech round, that was not very tough – the majority of the questions were asked solely on the basis of what you had written on the resumé (questions on projects, their utility, their USP, your language of preference, etc.) Then came an unexpected question – build a PayTM competitor with a good USP. Describe everything – its UI/UX, backend, frontend, linking, scaling, infrastructure, and the USP. The people at HSBC may also ask you questions related to Blockchain (for the second profile), and if they think you have sufficient knowledge for this, you may be shortlisted for a second technical round – that consists of “new-age technologies” such as cloud computing, IoT, virtualization, Blockchain/Bitcoin, and so on. This one can run up to 1 – 1.5 hours, so in-depth knowledge is necessary. I wasn’t prepared well enough for Blockchain, and I think the interviewer realized this, so I was straightaway sent to the HR round.

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

Answer: There was only a single HR round. The questions were expected – why HSBC, when did you first hear of HSBC, why are you not going for Masters, and so on.

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

Answer: 1. I think confidence was the key to cracking the interviews here. Every single one of them had decent coding skills, which is why we reached here – pitching our projects (and by extension, ourselves) and explaining our ideas succinctly was the key here. Anyone who tried to bluff, or failed to keep his cool, lost points with the interviewers.

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

Answer: Keep your coding skills sharp (GeeksForGeeks). Focus on topics such as Arrays, Linked Lists, Pointers, Structures, and Functions. Study Java from StudyTonight and take some quizzes to check your familiarity with it. Sufficient coding experience with one language is recommended (C++, Python).

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

Answer: The HR round checks your confidence. If you answer without panicking, you will surely get selected. Only 2 or 3 students were rejected after the HR round.

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Kumod Ranjan’s Reliance Interview Experience

“Kumod Ranjan” who was placed at “Reliance Industries Limited” talks about his interview experience and some other tips to prepare for placement season. Check out what he says about placement season.

Branch & Graduation Year: Chemical Engineering, 2018

Profile Offered: Technical Marketing Manager

Cgpa cutoff:  6

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

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

Question 1: Introduce yourself to our readers.

Answer 1: I am Kumod Ranjan, Chemical Engineering student of National Institute of Technology Jalandhar. I am a goal oriented, optimistic, a quick learner, self motivated and a team spirited individual. I have the confidence of unleashing new ideas and implementing them to perfection. My Strengths are: Good communication skills. Always keen to learn new things and meet new people with ease and Hardworking. I am a passionate person who does his work with great perfection. I have been appreciated for my leadership qualities.

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 (if any).

Answer: There are 3 rounds after selection in written test i.e Group Discussion, Technical Interview and HR Interview. All rounds are eliminating rounds.

  • In Group discussion general topics are there like in my GD topic given was- Punjab-The story of unrealised potential. In this interviewer just want to check your expressive tendency i.e you can express your ideas in a team or not. GD was mass elimination round (only 7 student got selected out of 21 student).
  • After GD 1st round of interview was technical based but the profile offered to us is Technical Marketing so technical portion was not that much.
    • 1st round of interview was Situational Interview in which interviewer gave me a marketing situation and asked me for the solution, situation given to me was- Sweet Biscuits are there on the table and interviewer said me that he was suffering from Diabetes and he is 54 years old, from 20 years he didn’t eat sweet biscuits and he don’t even like its smell. He asked me to sell this sweet biscuits to him. So for this interview you can’t follow any fixed algorithm to get success. Its up to your knowledge, confidence and convincing power to get success in this round.
    • 2nd round was HR round described in next question.

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

Answer: In HR round they want to check your business acumen and knowledge about market trends. In my case interviewer asked me about general marketing and business terms like –

  • what is the cost of capital ?
  • Difference between Revenue and Sale ?
  • Difference between Marketing and Sale ?
  • Oil cut ?
  • Stock Price ?
  • Depreciation ?
  • Assets and Liabilities ?
  • Causes of instability in Oil Market ?
  • EBIDTA ?

Means with technical knowledge of petroleum industries you must have business knowledge also to get success in this.

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

Answer: Factors according to me are –

  • Confidence
  • Communication skills
  • Convincing power
  • Leadership Qualities
  • Knowledge
  • Stability
  • Motivated
  • Never Give up attitude
  • Passionate F

First 3 qualities are most important factor Reliance needs for this profile.

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

Answer: According to Me Just prepare the concepts of Chemical Engineering throughout. Have basic polymer knowledge i.e History of plastics,brief refining process,polymer classification,applications of polymer. Prepare about Competitors of RIL. All downstream process in details. In this interview stay positive, work hard and have patience.

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

Answer: According to me to get success in this you must be Confident and have good Communication skills. Having knowledge is a good thing but how you can express that knowledge is most important thing, So be Expressive in this. Stay motivated and be Disciplined throughout the Interview. Show interviewer that you are best for the role i.e never give up attitude. So my advice is to work hard in brushing your skills and learning. You all will get whatever is best for you. So have positive Nature and Patience.

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“HANDLING THE STRESS” by Aastha Mahendru

Handling the stress during placement season becomes as important as placement preparation when you are going through tough placement procedures. I know this is a stressful phase for many of you. So, article is not about how you should be preparing for placements but rather how you should be dealing with the stress. Don’t let the stress engulf you. There’s a long way to go ahead.

I will divide the placement semester in three parts: –

  1. Before you get placed
  2. Immediately after you get placed
  3. After your placement (when the feeling of getting placed finally seeps in) till the end of the semester

There will be a lot of anxiety before you get placed. Many of you must be under stress at this moment also.

You must have seen many people getting placed. It’s good for them but don’t let that hamper your motivated self. That might start to weigh you down but that weight is not yours to carry. It’s an achievement for them but it must not be a formidable accomplishment for you. At these times, you may also feel mystified as to why you are not able to crack company papers or interviews. Either way you must try to ameliorate your skills. Talk to your seniors. They are the best guides. You can review all the interview experiences of your seniors for the company that you are preparing for from our website. Appear for every company with same enthusiasm that you had in the beginning of placement season. Trust your skills and your hard work. Have faith in God.



Not everyone gets placed in the first try. So, if you are one from that lot, don’t worry, take a deep breath. It’s just a difficult day. It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it. You don’t need to reach the zenith of perfection, just make all your arduous efforts. Don’t worry, your day is coming closer. Before appearing for any test or interview just remember you just need one perfect shot to be a champion. And that one perfect shot can take many tries before it happens. Learn from every failure and don’t let that mistake happen again. Analyze yourself after every test that you were not able to clear or interview you were rejected.

The day you get placed is the day you feel an inexplicable euphoria. It’s the most beautiful time of the semester. You will start feeling light headed. It will take a few days for the feeling of getting placed to finally sink in. But don’t let this feeling get to your head. Don’t let it overwhelm you. Be humble and benign. One year from now, you will realize that getting placed was just a beginning, there’s still a long way to go. Avoid that headstrong phase where you feel that you have conquered the world. Try to help and motivate your companions who are still on the other side of the fence.

As far as the remaining semester is concerned, enjoy it to the utmost. You will never get this time back. Roam around the campus. Eat your heart out. Spend time with your friends. Make some amazing college ending memories. Trust me, this time is never going to come back. Few months down the lane, you will crave for your college days. Emboss these memories in your heart.

All the best for this semester and all your future endeavors. Always remember one thing, you will get placed only on the day it is supposed to happen. No sooner or later. And on that day, the dots will join themselves.



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This was Aastha Mahendru- 2017 ECE Alumni. Feel free to contact me at “aasthamahendru94@gmail.com”. I thank you so much for reading. 🙂

Yash Goyal’s JP Morgan Interview Experience

“Yash Goyal” who was placed at “JP Morgan Chase” talks about his interview experience and some other tips to prepare for placement season. Check out what he says about placement season.

Branch & Graduation Year: ECE – 2018

Profile Offered: Junior Analyst

Cgpa cutoff:  8

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

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

Question 1: Introduce yourself to our readers.

Answer 1: I am the guy with less luck and more enthusiasm towards anything and everything that comes to me. I believe in the simple mantra of life which is quite associated with my branch, ‘ Every single thing follows the binary rule, either it’s 1 ( everything ) or it’s 0 ( nothing ), there’s no ½ in between. ‘



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 (if any).

Answer: Since there was no technical round, so I’d like to discuss about the workshop. The MOST IMPORTANT arena to impress the interviewers. Stay active and interactive during the workshop. Show them your keen interest in finance. A little knowledge about basics of financial accounting is an advantage. Keep interacting with the interviewers even in the breaks. Quiz round – 15 MCQs based upon what they have taught during the workshop ( 30 minutes ) Case study Round : case study based on financial statements ( 40 minutes )

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

Answer: I was lucky enough to go through only one round of interview. Interview duration : 30 minutes/ Both the interviewers were calm and cool. They discussed everything whatever it was written on my resume. ( Make sure you have the justification for all what is mentioned in your resume ) They asked about what I have done in college, my family background, why not correct companies? , Why finance ?, Any course/ activity That I have done in the field of finance. They even asked GUESSTIMATES, PUZZLES and about the SHARE MARKET. Ask a relevant and an interesting question when they ask ‘ if you have any questions for them’ I asked about how are they going to change my engineering mind to a finance mind.



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

Answer: Confidence, calmness, positive attitude and basic knowledge of finance.

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

Answer: Learn about financial accounting, financial statements and ratios a month before the company visits the campus. Start reading Economic Times everyday. Keep the current issues in this field on the top of your fingers and mind. It’s difficult to impress the guys of wall street but once you do, you fly very high.

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

Answer: Keep smiling, stay cool, confident and positive. Don’t try to outsmart things. You should know everything about yourself so that you can sell yourself easily. You should know your USP. Rest your knowledge and charm would do.



For any further Queries feel free to comment below.

Kartikay Anand’s JP Morgan Interview Experience

“Kartikay Anand” who was placed at “JP Morgan Chase” talks about his interview experience and some other tips to prepare for placement season. Check out what he says about placement season.

Branch & Graduation Year: COE – 2018

Profile Offered: Junior Analyst in Centralised Research Group

Cgpa cutoff:  8

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

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



Question 1: Introduce yourself to our readers.

Answer 1: Just an average kid with a knack for reading random stuff.

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 was first an online test to shortlist for workshop. 25 mins for 30 questions (10 Apti, 10 financial news, 10 market analysis) and 10 mins for an essay (very important). It was held on cocubes.com. I think that essay is very important for getting shortlisted.

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

Answer: In the workshop they taught us accounting statements like balance sheet, income statement, cash flow statement and different ratios. After the workshop there was a 12 MCQs and 3 subjective questions which were to be attempted in 30 mins. Then there is a 40 mins case study to make your own balance sheet depending upon the case study.

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

Answer: After the both of these are evaluated, there are interviews. Puzzles,Guest estimates,Your future plans,generic HR questions,Your performance in case study,other accounting terminologies were discussed.



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

Answer: I was able to connect with interviewer with a smiling face.

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

Answer: Learn accounting and finance terms and statements from Investopedia prior to coming of J.P Morgan.It will help.

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

Answer: At the end of workshop everybody is tired,so try to remain fresh and put a reassuring smile when going for interview.Body language makes a huge impact. Prepare for everything written in your resume.

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