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Accenture Strategy Consultant internship interview

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Binay JaiswalFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIM Lucknow for Consultant role at Accenture Strategy
Interview Process
Case Study Interview Case Study Interview Case Study Interview Case Study Interview
Round 1

Case Study Interview

Interview Experience
i went through four rounds in total. The first questioned asked, in the first round, was the number of shortlist on day 0 and the interviewer jumped straight into a slide in his laptop. Basically the slide had plenty of line diagrams. I had no clue what it was about. As we started interacting, I figured out the line diagrams showed number of units sold in a span of 8-9 months.
I was asked to analyse the line diagrams. On further interaction and based on my answers, I came to know the diagrams had the data about the number of units sold by various companies and total number of units sold in each month. The figures didn't show any consistent pattern and I was asked to figure out why was it so. Basically only thing I could figure out was the sales showed cyclical nature and the number showed a positive trend just before Oct-Nov and a dropping trend in Jan-Mar.
There was a clear market leader but the sales were decreasing in latest months while there was a fierce competition for the second and the third slot. A detailed discussion took place about who can take the second place and why. Then he asked some FRA question related to the graphs. The discussion boiled down to FIFO/LIFO method and he gave some data for a particular company and I was asked to show the impact of LIFO or FIFO on Profit, COGS, Taxes, and retained earnings.
After that he asked a short case on airline industry and it didn't revolved around rising oil prices (Aberration of current Market condition). According to the case, one courier company increased the freight charges though there was a decrease in oil prices. My answers revolved around higher interest rates and depreciation which decreased the operating profit of the courier company. But he was looking for something else and the case was supposed to be analysed from demand-supply side (Microeconomics!!!!). With his input we concluded that the business model of freight industry was changing. Companies who used to transport by rail/road now started using Air Freight which increased the demand suddenly and hence the price. Further because of capacity constraint, the Air Freight company bought few new aircrafts and hence wanted to break even early to make the most of current market.
Note: The interview went Ok types. Interviewer expectation was much more and I think I could not handle the Airline case upto his expectation. He wished me good luck for the next round.
Round 2

Case Study Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: How did the first round go?
  • Question 2: what went wrong in the first round?
Interview Experience
I came to know that they have scheduled my first round again as they were expecting more. The interview started with “How did the first round went”? I said “It was decent but I should have done better”. He asked “would have or should have”? I said “Should have”. “What went wrong” was his instant question. I gave my analysis and he looked satisfied by my analysis (He displayed like that). I was told that this round will have 2 parts: (i) Case and (ii) some general questions.

Case: It was about decreasing sales of Nano in Kolkata and adjoining areas.
Case analysis:
Initially we discussed if it was a normal trend in other parts of India or not. If there was any price increased by Nano or any changes with the design which might not have gone well with the consumers. We also spoke about impact of negative publicity like engine failure and instances of fire breaking out in Nano. Marketing strategies of handling negative publicity was also discussed.
But the maximum discussion happened around 2 points:
1) As Nano was mainly for people with 2 wheeler, I wanted to understand where the real issue was. Whether consumers are moving to 2.5-3 lakhs priced car like Alto and Zen (few others also) or people with 2 wheeler were not able to buy Nano. I asked about any trend whether any data regarding people willingness to buy Nano (Through Test Drives taken, visits to showrooms etc.) but not actually buying was there or not. After few minute of discussion, I was told that the main issue was people with 2 wheeler are not buying Nano. So the main issue was affordability. I recommended zero % interest rate for EMI for first 2 years of purchase and very minimal ROI after that. We also discussed about the bank Nano should partner with and then he filtered the question to 1 bank only. I opted for SBI as it has branches in adjoining remote areas of Kolkata and people there have higher trust in Govt. banks.
2) We also spoke about the Demand-Supply constraint. If there was any channel conflict. Brief interaction revealed that Nano had only 7 distributors in that part of region and this was a major problem and it should increase by 3-4.

As he was very satisfied with the case analysis, the second part of interview was not much of pain. It was more of a general discussion. As I had work ex in IT industry, I was asked how will I handle management consulting as it‟s very different from IT consulting and required very competent skills. I was also asked about the highest level of client interaction and how I managed them. He specifically asked for one of the CV point which was about interacting with the program director of the US based client and how I managed to convinced him to increase the scope of the development, issues faced and what it took to convince him to approve the increase in man hours effort from 400 to 950.
Few questions about my strengths and how I will handle the clients specifically when I am interacting with CXO level people followed. I was also asked why consulting and whether I would be comfortable travelling after marriage. Overall I had a very good interview.
Interview Tips
-Practice some cases before interviews.
-Never think that you are out of race. Don‟t judge yourself in the interview. Interviewer might give you chance to bounce back.
Round 3

Case Study Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: My greatest failure in life so far and my learning from it.
  • Question 2: Why Accenture business consulting
  • Question 3: Strengths of Accenture
  • Question 4: Compare between Accenture and 1. IBM 2. Deloitte 3. Mckinsey and few other consulting companies.
  • Question 5: Why Consulting and why I was fit for this position?
  • Question 6: CGPA related questions and what my relative position was amongst PGPI students.
  • Question 7: Whether it was difficult for me to study after 45 months of work ex. and how I manage pressure and adjust to it.
Interview Experience
This round was taken by one of our alums. I was asked if I am nervous or excited. I said both and was asked to explain why so. (Good Ice Breaking 5 minutes). I was again asked the number of process I am running for (Other Shortlists!!!). A casual discussion followed like it must be tough running for different process in different parts of the campus.
He was constantly picking up points from my CV and it was more or less work experience related interview. I asked three questions to him and a detailed discussion took place.
Round 4

Case Study Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Why ABC?
  • Question 2: why consulting?
  • Question 3: what are my strengths?
  • Question 4: Best and worst feedback received from previous work places.
Interview Experience
It was HR round which lasted for around 10 minutes. Questions like Why ABC, Consulting, my strengths, best and worst feedback received in my previous work ex were asked. I was asked about my expectation from ABC. Brief discussion about my POR and CGPA followed.
Interview Tips
1) Stay Cool because it will help you to interact freely and focus on various perspectives which is very important in the case
2) Display a lot of enthusiasm and don‟t shy away from talking. Remember Consultant need to do a lot of talking. Just ensure you talk sense on that day.
General Tips
Keep calm and cool even if you get stuck up.

Consider various perspectives while answering for a case.
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Accenture Strategy Consultant interview

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Pranai AgarwalExperiencedSelected
Application
I Applied for job through Walk-in for Consultant role at Accenture Strategy
Interview Process
Stress Interview Case Study Interview
Round 1

Stress Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Tell me something about your work and what you exactly did?
  • Question 2: What did you do in relation to financial products?
  • Question 3: Which horizontal and vertical do you see yourself working in at Accenture?
Interview Experience
The company focuses on Heavy on cases relevant to your past work experience and functional expertise. Structured approach while solving the cases rather than exact solution.
Round 2

Case Study Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: There is an international bank (US based) that has been operating in Asia for the past 10 years. However, recently it has noticed that a lot of its customers are leaving the bank and using services of other local/regional banks. Why might this be the case?
Interview Experience
Q. Is there anything that has happened in the economy that is resulting in this change?
No, nothing has happened in the economy.
What does the company do? What are the products provided?
Company provides deposits, lending, but major into processing of payroll related data.
Q. What are the various sources of revenue?
Payroll related services and processing capabilities to other companies.
Q. Is the processing of payroll data carried out differently in the USA as compared to the Asia Pacific region?
Yes, that is exactly what it is. In the US, majority of the processing is being done manually, and this process has been copy pasted in the Asian subsidiaries. However, in Asia, technology and automation is being used by other regional and local banks, hence they are able to provide faster and better service.
Q. Where all does the firm operate in the Asia pacific region?
All over.
Q. Who are the competitors and are they offering any different services?
Not relevant.
Interview Tips
As you can see the case isn't much hard. The focus is more on structured approach and the way you are involving the interviewer. This was the feedback that I received. 4) Good approach with the economy, company and market 5) Could have been a bit faster with the questions In general for Accenture, prepare for cases from your industry as there is a high probability you will be put in an interview with someone with that particular industry expertise.
Skills

Skills Tested

  • Case Analysis
Skill Tips
In general for Accenture, prepare for cases from your industry as there is a high probability you will be put in an interview with someone with that particular industry expertise.
General Tips
Interviewee can start by repeating the case to the interviewer in order to make sure he/ she has understood the objective properly (very very important). Then start of by describing the economy of the country in which the client is in (read the papers) and ask if any external change is resulting in the issue. Then move onto the company and ask about what the company does, product mix, revenue and cost trends over time. Then move onto the market scenario (industry analysis) and ask about market size and growth rates, competitors and market shares. Use this data to start solving the case and involve the interviewer as much as possible. Summarize the case. [Not more than 20 seconds!
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Accenture Strategy It analyst interview

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Tanmaya PrasadExperiencedSelected
Application
I Applied for job through Walk-in for It analyst role at Accenture Strategy
Interview Process
HR Interview Case Study Interview
Round 1

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Was asked to name the world champion of Table tennis
  • Question 2: In the partner round of interview, I was asked to name my favorite subject during chemical engineering. When I told him the name of the course he asked me to name a particular equation from the book for the course and asked me questions related to that.
Interview Experience
I guess he was trying to test how I would handle unexpected questions.
Interview Tips
Keep your cool.
Round 2

Case Study Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: An on-line travel agency has a call centre. Recently they have been receiving complaints that the waiting time has increased. What could be the problem?
Interview Experience
Approach:
Q. What is the call centre for? Is it only for customer complaints or is it also for booking?
The call centre is for handling customer complaints and post booking transactions such as re-scheduling, cancellations etc.. It is not used for booking.
Q. Apart from the complaints about waiting time, is there any other objective that I need to be aware of?
No. Focus only on the waiting time.
Q. Have the customer complaints been validated?
Yes. The waiting time has indeed gone up.
Q. Now I want to look at demand side. Is there an increase in number of callers?
No
Q. ls there a change in the average time spent per customer.
No
Q. Has there been a change in the variability in number of incoming call?
No
Q. Has there been a change in the variability in time per call?
No
Q. Is there any seasonality in demand?
There is, but not relevant for period we are discussing.
Q. OK. Now looking at the Supply side. Has there been any change in average number of people working on shifts?
No
Q. Has there been a change in the Number of shifts per day?
No
Q. Has there been a change in the duration of a shift?
Yes. Last month, shifts were changed from 9 hours shifts to 8 hours shifts.
Q. Has there been any measures taken to compensate for the reduction in shift timings?
No.
Interview Tips
The candidate should understand the objective first and establish if there are any other objectives. Then the candidate should explain what approach s/he is looking at to look at the problem. In this case, the increase in waiting time indicates issue with the operations. The candidate can consider using the waiting time equation from the operation management course. However that may be difficult to remember and hence one can look at the drivers of demand and supply. Demand = No of callers per day * Average Time spent per customer * Seasonality Supply = Average No of call centre employees per shift * No of shifts * Duration of the shift * Efficiency in effective working hours per actual working hours Also need to consider demand and process variability. The demand variability is the variability in number of incoming calls and the process variability in the variability in the call time of each call. Ask questions about each of the drivers to understand where the issue lies. Summarize.
Skills

Skills Tested

  • Case Analysis
Skill Tips
The solution should be in a detailed way. Shouldn't arrive at the solution quickly. Each and every factor must be considered. Follow a systematic way of analysis.
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Accenture Strategy Consultant internship interview

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MaheshFresherNot Selected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIM Lucknow for Consultant role at Accenture Strategy
Interview Process
Case Study Interview
Round 1

Case Study Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Tell me something about yourself?
  • Question 2: My role at previous workplace?
  • Question 3: Why consulting?
  • Question 4: How did you know Accenture?
  • Question 5: Guesstimate the number of travellers to Antarctica
  • Question 6: Guesstimate the number of cab drivers in Delhi
Interview Experience
Case: A multinational firm in oil and gas segment is looking at setting up a green field plant by collaborating with ONGC India. You being one of the directors chosen to work for this partnership what are the most important factors you would look at?
Case analysis:
I divided the decisions into HR, operations, finance and marketing related decisions. Since the venture was a new one I focused on the organizational chart development and the role of director in selecting the right people for higher and middle management roles. I also talked about getting policies with regard to skill set of workers, policy on unions being in place. Talked about setting up a township and hiring a contractor for it as the location is likely to be in a remote area. Also, focused on retaining and hiring of talent.
Marketing function decisions included pricing of product (based on cost estimates of sales force) and sales force for carrying out B2B activities. Discussion on operations was the most important one in this case. I talked about the role of director in hiring a contractor and overlooking the subcontractors used. I also talked about the timelines of the project and suggested a milestone based approach with penalties to ensure that the work gets done. In addition to contract related equipment i focused on the equipment specification to match to the capacity expectations. Aggregate planning with scaling up was also suggested to make the factory operational and to sort out initial issues. I focused on the supply chain related issues to transport the end product to customers.(Suggested pipeline)
Talked about the role of cost accountant in determining the price of the end product and also focused on selecting an external auditor to oversee the accounting standards.

Structure:
Divided the case as per verticals in an organization.
A guesstimate on the number of streetlights in Lucknow was asked (He asked me to be very short in description and wanted me to use numbers at every step) .
I approached this by assuming Lucknow to be close to a rectangle in shape the dimensions being 20 x 15 Km. Then i assumed the main streets to be passing though lines joining the mid points. I assumed that these roads to be two lane and had the highest density of lights. The next part was about the streets branching out of these streets and i assumed lower density of lights here. Thus i got a series and added them up to get the number of lights.
Interview Tips
Ask for clarifications to the interviewer if needed. Practice a lot of cases with your peers.
Be clear about "Why ABC (or any firm in consideration)‟?
General Tips
Analyze the case patiently and try not to goof up during case interviews.
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Accenture Strategy Intern internship interview

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Neha AgarwalFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIM Lucknow for Intern role at Accenture Strategy
Interview Process
Other Interview Case Study Interview
Round 1

Other Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Tell me something about yourself
  • Question 2: What do you think about the current macro-economic condition of our country from business perspective?
  • Question 3: What do you think about the current inflation and exchange rate of our economy?
  • Question 4: After QE tapering and witnessing its effect on Indian exchange rate, what are some of the most impactful steps taken by Govt to control the fluctuation in exchange rate?
  • Question 5: What are some of the things that can be improved to promote business?
  • Question 6: Asked me to explain a project I did at workplace on reputation risk
  • Question 7: Tell me something about the firm you worked at and your role?
  • Question 8: Asked me about 2 other short term projects from work mentioned in CV
  • Question 9: Very standard ‘Sales Declining’ Case- My client is from auto industry, his sales are declining, analyse why? (asked me to list down all the possible reasons)
  • Question 10: Tell me about your experience at IIM Lucknow and what would you like to change?
  • Question 11: Have you explored Lucknow, outside your college campus? If so, one thing you’d like to change or dislike?Have you explored Lucknow, outside your college campus? If so, one thing you’d like to change or dislike?
  • Question 12: Tell me one thing that is not there on your CV.
  • Question 13: Why Accenture?
Round 2

Case Study Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: One thing I liked about the Accenture PPT and case workshop, one thing that I did not like
  • Question 2: Which team would you like to join- CN or India Business?
  • Question 3: Is it okay if we send you to a small village like xyz on a client project?
  • Question 4: What will you do if we do not select you? what other shortlists you have?
  • Question 5: Case. There is a housing society “The wasteful society”, you collect all the household garbage and sell it to 5 different businesses. Determine what price you will pay to the society members in Rs/kg, given you want to make a profit of 20% for a year. The garbage you collect is sold to the following 5 vendors: a. Compost Manufacturer b. Plastic Recycler c. Paper Recycler d. Metal Recycler e. Miscellaneous
Interview Experience
The following questions were written on the case sheet:
Q1- How would you price the garbage to make a profit? (what would be your strategy)
Q2- What information would you need to proceed in the case, prioritize your questions.
Q3- Apart from obtaining money from the above 5 vendors, what are other revenue streams?
Q4- What are some of the other factors you would consider when you price the society?
General Tips
Prepare to answer questions based on CV.

You should be able to structure the case on paper/ verbally.

Interview should be conversational.
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Accenture Strategy Intern internship interview

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Himani Anand1FresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIM Lucknow for Intern role at Accenture Strategy
Interview Process
Case Study Interview HR Interview Case Study Interview
Round 1

Case Study Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Problem was about the falling market share of an FMCG company. Interviewer was looking for a structure to the problem and the various factors that I can come up specific to the FMCG sector. He gave me some numbers, which had to be traced backwards to get the company’s profits.
Interview Experience
Interview started with ‘Tell me about yourself’. It went straightway to a case from the FMCG sector. A little tricky but doable. The company’s profit margin had to be compared to the industry average and some knowledge of various ratios of this industry, helped me give valuable insights.
Round 2

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: How was my last interview? What could I have done better?
  • Question 2: Why Consulting? Why not go into my field of engineering?
  • Question 3: Why did I leave KPMG?
  • Question 4: What can I do to motivate a team?
  • Question 5: Who has a greater influence in my life- school or parents. Why?
  • Question 6: Why Accenture?
  • Question 7: Any questions you would like to ask?
Round 3

Case Study Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Tell me about yourself?
  • Question 2: What work you did at KPMG and why you left it?
  • Question 3: My biggest learning out of my job?
  • Question 4: The case was about a magician who was controlling the supply of food that was eventually going in the well. I had to determine the speed of conveyor belt, that would help in transferring the food. He asked me to list the questions I would like to ask him.
Interview Experience
The interview started with general HR questions, and then he moved on the case. He had made a confusing diagram. I didn’t not get into the mathematics, and asked basic questions about the motive of the magician. Why is the food going inside the well etc. I also listed down the questions related to mathematics on a piece of paper.
Skills

Skills Tested

Skill Tips
stress more on what is the problem and what exactly is happening. Prepare your HR answers well in advance, which help you on the final day.
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Accenture Strategy Consultant internship interview

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Shalabh MalhotraFresherNot Selected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIM Lucknow for Consultant role at Accenture Strategy
Interview Process
Case Study Interview Case Study Interview
Round 1

Case Study Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Personal Interview: Tell me about yourself. Examples from life to justify for whatever points you had mentioned.
  • Question 2: Do you like travelling? Which all places have you been to?
  • Question 3: What do you know about Accenture and ABC? Which vertical in ABC interests you the most?
Interview Experience
In the first round, apart from questions asked in the personal interview I was given a guesstimation case to solve. It didn't (that)go well . The guesstimation problem was as follows:
You are a private company who has got the contract to install street lights in Lucknow. Guesstimate the number of street lights that will be required and the expected profit you think you can earn.
Structure:
1. I assumed Lucknow‟s area to be 20km by 20km.
2. I, then, divided the city into a matrix assuming it to be criss-crossed by #60 20 km roads running horizontally and vertically each.
3. Then estimated an approximate of 30% area to be under forest cover.
4. Divided the roads in the remaining 70% area into roads present in residential and non-residential (commercial + highways) areas. Took an estimate on number of street lights present per km in both these areas.
5. Finally came to a number on the number of street lights taking into account that some places will have 2 lamps on a single post while others will have just 1.
6. After that estimated the product + set-up cost for each street light.
7. Estimated the running charges (maintenance and electricity). Electricity charges would depend on the number of operation hours and watt-rating of the lamp. Maintenance charges and profit margin was estimated.
8. In the end a total estimate of profits was calculated.
Interview Tips
Prepare for guesstimation well.
Round 2

Case Study Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Personal Interview: Tell me about your experience in NTPC Ltd.
  • Question 2: Why NTPC Ltd. after engineering and why MBA now?
  • Question 3: Present Power Scenario in India. Difficulties faced by thermal power plants at present.
  • Question 4: Future of Nuclear Power Plants. Pros and Cons.
  • Question 5: Hydro-electric plants and their pros and cons.
Interview Experience
This round was based on my work-ex.
Interview Tips
Know your company well and have a good hold on your sector.
General Tips
Prepare for cases and guesstimation problems well.

For a consulting job requires a lot of travelling so make sure (if you r a travel enthusiast) that you justify you love travelling.
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Accenture Strategy Intern internship interview

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Himani Anand1FresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIM Lucknow for Intern role at Accenture Strategy
Interview Process
HR Interview Other Interview Other Interview
Round 1

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Tell me about yourself
  • Question 2: Why Consulting?
  • Question 3: What have you done in IIM Lucknow all this while?
  • Question 4: Favourite subjects- Questions covering accounts, ratios, interpretation of financial statements
Round 2

Other Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Questions on Capital Asset Pricing model
  • Question 2: Other models to measure risk ( Harry Markovitz model)
  • Question 3: Which one is better?
  • Question 4: NPV vs IRR
  • Question 5: My stand on US- Syria war, Hong Kong protests
  • Question 6: Why consulting
  • Question 7: How has the journey been so far in IIM Lucknow?
Interview Experience
The second round was with Asia Pacific head and it started with him asking me which horizontal or Vertical I see myself in. On mentioning Finance, the whole interview revolved around Financial
Management and Investment concepts besides basic FRA.
Round 3

Other Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Questions about companies preferring lower profit or higher profit ( Shareholder confidence vs tax evasion)
  • Question 2: Questions on Income tax provisions, indirect tax provisions
Interview Experience
The partner wanted to testify the claims made by the second round interviewer about my inclination towards Finance. He gave me situations and asked me what impact each event or
transaction will have on Profit and loss statement, Balance sheet and Cash flow statement.
General Tips
Have clarity of thought in talking about your area of interest. Have structure, and coherence in HR Answers. Know your CV really well. And maintain your calm, it shows.
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Accenture Strategy Intern internship interview

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Himani Anand1FresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIM Lucknow for Intern role at Accenture Strategy
Interview Process
HR Interview HR Interview Case Study Interview
Round 1

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Tell me about yourself.
  • Question 2: How was my last interview? What could I have done better?
Interview Experience
Interview started with HR, and went straightway to a case from the FMCG sector. It was a little tricky but doable. The company’s profit margin had to be compared to the industry average and some knowledge of various ratios of this industry, helped give valuable insights.
Round 2

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Tell me about yourself?
  • Question 2: Why Consulting? Why not go into my field of engineering?
  • Question 3: Problem was about the falling market share of an FMCG company. He gave some numbers, which had to be traced backwards to get the company’s profits.
  • Question 4: Why Consulting? Why not go into my field of engineering?
  • Question 5: Why did I leave KPMG?
  • Question 6: What can I do to motivate a team?
  • Question 7: Who has a greater influence in my life- school or parents. Why?
Interview Experience
This was taken by the company HR.
Round 3

Case Study Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Why Accenture?
Interview Experience
For the case, He had made a confusing diagram. I didn’t not get into the mathematics, and asked basic questions about the motive of the magician. Why is the food going inside the well etc. I also listed down the questions related to mathematics on a piece of paper.
General Tips
Prepare HR answers well in advance. Prepare “Do you have any question for me?”
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Accenture Strategy Intern internship interview

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Vishwas Nandan RFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIM Lucknow for Intern role at Accenture Strategy
Interview Process
Other Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Other Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Questions related to my work ex at Hero Motocorp
  • Question 2: Explain ABC Analysis
  • Question 3: Questions related to Flipkart’s Big billion Day - What is the motive behind Flipkart’s big billion day?
  • Question 4: Given the negative publicity that flipkart witnessed, would you as an entrepreneur have such a sale for your company?
  • Question 5: Estimate the customers that flipkart would have gained due to the Big billion day
Interview Experience
Questions were mostly related to Flipkart’s Big Billion Day
1) Guesstimate the number of customers flipkart would have gained due to the Big Billion Day sale.
- Calculated it for a smaller area taking IIML as sample and suggested about extrapolating these numbers to a city like Lucknow or maybe even India
- Mentioned about the skew in the results if extrapolation was done with IIML as sample.
- Explained about the error corrections that must be considered while extrapolating like Computer literacy, awareness about the sale, internet availability etc.
Round 2

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Tell me about yourself
  • Question 2: Why consulting?
  • Question 3: Why Accenture?
  • Question 4: Work ex related questions
  • Question 5: Calculate ROI of your project at Hero Motocorp.
  • Question 6: Which subject did you like the most in first term?Explain economies of scale? Why does the cost increase after certain volume? How can that be avoided?
  • Question 7: Repeated questioning on why management? and why consulting?
  • Question 8: How comfortable would you be in applying your work ex. related learnings in a bank?
General Tips
Structured approach to all the answers. Be confident throughout the process and involve the interviewers. Research on the various divisions of Accenture and the kind of projects taken up by those divisions

Know your CV well

Preparation of HR answers is crucial
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