“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).
Answer: There were four sections in the test and the platform was provided by cocube.com
- Section 1: Aptitude ( 10 questions ) – Easy
- Section 2: Market proficiency ( 10 questions ) – Moderate
- Section 3: Finance ( 10 questions ) – Moderate – Total questions : 30 – Total time allotted : 25 minutes
- Section 4: Essay writing – Essay related to economics or finance – Max word limit – 200 – Time allotted – 10 minutes Key to complete your written test : Stay consistent with your basic knowledge of markets and finance. Stay calm and DON’T LOOK AT THE TIMER while attempting the test !
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.
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