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Axtria Business analyst interview

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Preetij AminFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Kharagpur for Business analyst role at Axtria
Interview Process
Test Group Discussion Guesstimate Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Test

Test Sections
  • Section 1: HR
  • Section 2: Quant
  • Section 3: Verbal
  • Section 4: Logic & Reasoning
  • Section 5: Basic Coding
Interview Experience
The tests are held using the platform of Cocubes. First section has HR questions such as "why Axtria?" and other stuff. I don't think its really necessary and I presume that nobody looks at it. The sections 2, 3 and 4 are fairly easy. But since the test is easy, you should also keep this in mind that the cutoff might be high. The coding section had basic question of C, C++ and Java. Don't worry even if you don't know java. All in all, the questions are very "do-able" and one should easily crack them.
Interview Tips
I'd advice aspirants to go through the concepts of OOPs; just a brief glance at it, not necessarily mastering it. There's no negative marking, so try attempting all the questions. Also the test is of 2 hours with 60 minutes for sections 2, 3 and 4.
Round 2

Group Discussion

Duration
10-12 Minutes
Group Discussion Topic
If we can dream, we can.
Interview Experience
The GD round is quite simple. A group is formed of 8-10 people. Everyone gets a chance to speak, unless it's your bad day with a cartoon character in the same group with you.
One person didn't really want, but was forced to appear for the selection process. So from the very beginning, he was trying for a "suicide". So there was a bit of negation in arguments which might have killed us all. But the interviewers really want everyone to put up their points and gave equal opportunities.
Before proceeding with your points, each of us had to introduce ourselves and then put up our points. There was a lot of desperation in my GD, so there were moments when people were actually arguing. So one really had to grab their chance when speaking.
The other groups had topics like, "Social media in daily life", "Pros and cons of using Cloud", etc. Their GD was very methodical, everyone speaking turn by turn and in the end anyone was asked to conclude the session.
In the end, about 2 people are eliminated, so in order to fail, you really have to suck at public speaking. Otherwise, take it for granted that you're going through for the next round.
Interview Tips
I'd suggest people to have a go at number 3 or 4, once you've gauged the nature of the discussion. Try to put up all your points very briefly, giving an example or two. Don't negate other people's arguments and agree with people who's thoughts are in line with yours. Even if you want to negate others, do it very subtly. Try to be involved as much as possible. Be the best listener, moderate the GD when you're not active and when you're speaking, be very confident.
Round 3

Guesstimate Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Estimate the size of racks of rice in a store in any area.
Interview Experience
Since I did not have any background in analytics, the interviewer had to ask me other questions. At first she asked me about statistics, which I was not really confident about. At this point, I was almost certain to crash out. But luckily, the next question she asked me was the above guesstimate. This being one of my stronger skills, was quite OK for me, and I handled this question well enough. The interviewer was quite impressed with my approach and was smiling as if advertising for Colgate, at the end of the interview. This instilled some confidence in me, that I was going through, at least for this round. But this was, as one would say, lady luck, saving me. Other candidates, who had a background in analytics, were asked only about their previous internships (not too technical).
Interview Tips
If you have a background in analytics, then just go through all your projects. If you do not have any such skills, then brush up your guesstimates. Other person who was like me, was asked to estimate the time after which a boiler needed maintenance (he was from Mechanical). Another guy was asked how would one determine that a person is fraud or not; if he withdrew about 10K in first three months and then 50K in the 4th month, from his credit card. So case-study and guesstimates are a must if you don't have analytics on your CV.
Round 4

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Since you do not have a background in analytics, is there anything you've done that would relate to it?
  • Question 2: Since you know e-commerce so well, why not go for a start-up?
  • Question 3: Do you have any plans for higher studies?
Interview Experience
There was a panel of 3 interviewers. Other candidates (analytics guys) were simply asked to convince them that they would work for the company for the foresee-able future. I, on the other hand, was asked to convince them, why I am the guy for Axtria. I had to defend myself, for having internships in different backgrounds and how would I be suitable for analytics. Then they asked me that since I had worked in an logistics company, why did not I go for my own start-up. Again I said a few things, which was basically running around, why do I want to work for Axtria. Luckily, I managed to convince them in the end. But still I did not have that good a feeling about this round. When asked about higher studies, I told them that I had plans but not in the near future.
Interview Tips
This one was pretty dependent on how you'd defend your CV. But otherwise, it should be a very simple experience for analytics guys. Axtria goes for elimination rather than selection in its process. So unless you really suck at giving interviews, you can give yourself a fair chance of getting selected. Also, since they have a 3 month long training period, it is not really necessary that you have analytics on you CV. But for a guy like me, you have to be very convincing about yourself and make them believe that Axtria and you are a match made in heaven.
Skills

Skills Tested

  • Data Analysis
  • Probability And Statistics
  • Guesstimation Cases
Resources

Preparation materials

Books
  • Case Interview Secrets - Victor Cheng,
  • Case Interview Cracked,
  • Case In Point,
  • Heard On The Street: Quantitative Questions From Wall Street Job Interviews,
Courses
  • Machine Learning Courses On Edx,
  • Machine Learning - Coursera Course,
General Tips
If you're confident with conversing in English and are convincing enough, it shouldn't be really difficult. Also, the conversion rate is about 0.5 i.e. half of the shortlisted people are going to get selected. So there's no need to be nervous.
Funny Moments
After selection was complete, a girl asked: Sir, do we have to work on Sundays?
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Axtria Business analyst interview

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P B Viswa VardhanFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Kharagpur for Business analyst role at Axtria
Interview Process
Test Group Discussion Interview Interview
Round 1

Test

Duration
50 Minutes
No. of Questions
50 questions
Test Sections
  • Section 1: Aptitude
  • Section 2: Analytical Reasoning
  • Section 3: Logical Reasoning
  • Section 4: English
  • Section 5: Basic Coding
Interview Experience
The test was organized by cocubes.com .After writing many tests in cocubes.com , I felt a little better and easier.
Interview Tips
Answers the questions you know. Don't forget to tick all the left overs before submitting the test if there are no negative markings :P .Write the exam in your normal pace. Don't panic or get tensed. Just be your self
Round 2

Group Discussion

Interview Experience
We were 15 in the group. This wasn't like normal GDs. We were given a minute each to speak. I was the last member to speak. Almost all the points were covered. I did add new points and new dimensions to the discussion.
Interview Tips
You will find many tips on the Internet.The most important thing I felt was " Create interest in people to listen to what you are speaking, And Speak the right things". Maintain Eye contact. Smile often. Always add points to the make the discussion constructive.
Round 3

Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: He gave me a puzzle to solve
  • Question 2: What is your GRE score ?
  • Question 3: What is your CAT score ?
  • Question 4: Why do you want to join our firm?
  • Question 5: Who is the CEO of our company ?
  • Question 6: You have written some PORs in you CV, But I feel this is not at all a POR!!! ?
  • Question 7: What are your plans for the future?
Interview Experience
I was a bit stressed out when he pointed out that I didn't do the works which actually I did them. But I always kept my cool. Answered him wisely.
Interview Tips
Be Honest. take your time. Never admit the things which he will try to confuse you. Better answer him the right way than answering him quickly. Be a thoughtful person
Round 4

Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: How do people remember you by ? define it in one word
  • Question 2: what are your 2 strengths ?
  • Question 3: what is your weakness?
  • Question 4: what people dont like in you ?
  • Question 5: where do you see yourself 5 years down the line ?
  • Question 6: What is your JEE Rank, 10th and Inter Math score ?
  • Question 7: He too asked me a puzzle on probability
Interview Experience
I was honest through out the interview.
Interview Tips
Always be Honest. Keep your confidence levels high.Do your Homework. Prepare before hand for the most important HR questions. Don't fumble upon in front of the interviewer. Rehearse the answers which you have written down in front of a mirror or Best Friend. I prefer Friends to mirror as mirrors don't give you feedback :P .
Skills

Skills Tested

  • Quick learning
  • Confidence
  • Logical reasoning
Skill Tips
"Be yourself and " Sell the buyer what he is looking for ""
Resources

Preparation materials

Books
  • How to answer the 64 Toughest Interview questions,
  • Case in point,
  • McGraw.Hill.How.to.Ace.the.Brainteaser.Interview,
  • Heard on the wall street,
Videos
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIho2S0ZahI,
Courses
  • https://www.coursera.org/,
General Tips
Be Honest.Just Recollect your past events.
Motivation for applying
Good learning environment and Data Analysis is an emerging field.
Funny Moments
As soon as I entered the room HR was busy doing some phone calls and stuff, After a minute I asked him whether He was tensed :P :D
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Axtria Business analyst interview

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Mayank SardanaFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Guwahati for Business analyst role at Axtria
Interview Process
Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: General questions from Resume
  • Question 2: A plane is 200Km away from its destination and starts to descend. What would be the angle at which the plane descends? (Guesstimates)
Interview Experience
My Final Year Thesis was on Data Analytics which was a big plus. I was asked general questions on the aim of my project and how can I sell it to the concerned persons. It was a short interview of about 15-20 mins.
I told the interviewer that 5-10 degree would be the angle at which the plane will be descending but he forced that it is too less. Having seen a lot of air crash investigations, I was sure about it and confidently proved that 5-10 degrees is good enough by assuming the altitude at which the plane flies.
Interview Tips
Practice Guessestimates. Be confident on what you say. You should be thorough with every point written on your resume.
Round 2

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: General Questions from resume
  • Question 2: Why am I opting for a job instead for MS/MBA?
  • Question 3: Which area would I love to work after I join Axtria?
Interview Experience
It wasn't hard to convince him about going for Job instead of MS/MBA. No such difficulty in answering the questions put forth by the interviewer.
Skills

Skills Tested

  • Confidence
  • Knowledge of Analytics
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Axtria Business analyst interview

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Sahil ChhabraFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Kharagpur for Business analyst role at Axtria
Interview Process
Test Group Discussion Interview
Round 1

Test

Duration
60 Minutes
No. of Questions
50 questions
Test Sections
  • Section 1: An objective test
Interview Experience
Consisted of 5 sections - English, Quant, Logical Reasonong, Statistics, Probability/Analytical questions. 10 questions per section. Medium level difficulty. It was followed by an subjective test by 1 question. The question was describe the most challenging experience while working in a Team.10 mins for this question
Interview Tips
Practise Quant and logical reasoning. Stay focussed and confident.
Round 2

Group Discussion

Duration
20 Minutes
Interview Experience
First 1 min everyone has to speak then the group has to conclude in last 5 mins.
Interview Tips
Reading newspaper is a must.
Round 3

Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: For me there was just one interview combined of guesstimates and Puzzles.
Interview Experience
1. Estimate the length of your hairs.2. What will you infer from the data of your collage (if provided) consisting of name contact details rank and sitting/not sitting for placements.3. Divide a disk/circle into 8 equal parts.4. 100 coins to be put into infinite boxes. How to place so that by just taking the EXACT number of boxes I can have money of any denomination under 100.5. 10% discount followed by 15% discount and then vice-versa. Which is better for shopekeeper?
Interview Tips
Ans to last 33. three cuts4. 1 2 4 8 16 32 375. same for both
Skills

Skills Tested

  • Quantitative
  • communication skills
Skill Tips
Practise and stay confident
Resources

Preparation materials

Books
  • Puzzle books,
General Tips
Read about the company and work profile before hand. It helps a lot to frame the answer of Why Axtria?
Motivation for applying
Analytical job. Tremendous growth opportunities.
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Axtria Business analyst interview

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Akhil MehtaFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Roorkee for Business analyst role at Axtria
Interview Process
Test Group Discussion Case Study Interview
Round 1

Test

Test Sections
    Round 2

    Group Discussion

    Duration
    10 Minutes
    Group Discussion Topic
    Should More IITs and IIMs be opened ?
    Interview Experience
    It was not a group discussion to be exact. It was more like an extempore. We were given 2-3 minutes before starting, to think about the topic and then the coordinator would call out a name and that person had to speak for about 2 minutes or so, after which the coordinator would call another name.
    Interview Tips
    Take a paper with you to write down the points.
    Always make short points and elaborate on your own. Don't write down the whole paragraph. It wastes a lot of time.
    Don't deviate from the topic. Just make sure whatever you speak, in favor or against, should make sense.
    Do not use any fake accent.
    Round 3

    Case Study Interview

    Skills

    Skills Tested

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      Axtria Analyst interview

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      PRIYA GAUTAMFresherSelected
      Application
      I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Kanpur for Analyst role at Axtria
      Interview Process
      Resume Shortlist Test Other Interview
      Round 1

      Resume Shortlist

      Interview Experience
      CPI cut-off was 8.0 and I easily cleared as I had a CPI of 9.4
      Round 2

      Test

      Test Sections
      • Section 1: Aptitude
      Interview Experience
      Questions included:
      1. Basic programming questions (to find output, basic SQL, java, C)
      2. Basic stats questions (mean, median, mode)
      3. Two essay questions (one was 'Why Axtria?').
      Round 3

      Other Interview

      Interview Questions
      • Question 1: What was your GRE score?
      • Question 2: How was CAT?
      • Question 3: Convince me that you won't go for higher studies?
      • Question 4: Project-related questions.
      Interview Experience
      This was a skype interview conducted by IITK alum. By this time, I had enough experience of giving interviews so HR was well prepared. I didn't took GRE, so I said that. I didn't opted for CAT either as I didn't wanted to go for MBA. He said we are convinced with your quantitative and writing skills through test, just convince me that you won't go for higher studies-I justified, since I didn’t enabled the video feature so couldn’t know whether he was convinced or not. projects. My Interview was about to end, but I asked him some question and he started describing the work at Axtria and finally asked me to solve a case study.
      Skills

      Skills Tested

        General Tips
        1. Prepare HR well and before the actual Interview, give at least 2-3 dummy interviews.

        2. Go through company website carefully; and prepare 2-3 good questions to ask in the end.
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        Axtria Technical analyst interview

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        Mayank JainFresherSelected
        Application
        I was interviewed on-campus at NIT Jalandhar for Technical analyst role at Axtria
        Interview Process
        Resume Shortlist Test HR Interview
        Round 1

        Resume Shortlist

        Interview Experience
        They just shortlisted candidates based on 10th, 12th, JEE rank and CGPA.
        Round 2

        Test

        Duration
        100 Minutes
        No. of Questions
        100 questions
        Test Sections
        • Section 1: The test was divided into 2 sections subjective and objective.
        • Section 2: Section 2 was subdivided into 4 categories: Language, Aptitude-1,Aptitude-2 and Technical.
        Interview Experience
        Test was easy. Indiabix is enough for that. In subjective round, Questions were like Why Axtria? What do you know about Axtria? Plan for higher studies etc. One question was compulsory which was Have you ever worked in a team, what problems you faced, how you cope up with that and what was the outcome?
        Interview Tips
        Speed matters in test as subsections are time constrained.
        Round 3

        HR Interview

        Interview Experience
        Questions were basically resume based. They were very friendly. Some questions were from SQL and databases.
        Interview Tips
        Just stick to yourself and be confident.
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        Axtria Analyst interview

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        FresherSelected
        Application
        I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Analyst role at Axtria
        Interview Process
        Test Interview
        Round 1

        Test

        Test Sections
          Interview Experience
          An online test covering Quant, logical reasoning, DI and coding lasting for 1-1.30 hr. It also included essays on yourself
          Round 2

          Interview

          Interview Experience
          Skype Interview of around 30-45 minInterview:Interview will consists of HR questions, project details and case studies.HR will be a standard affair and they will quiz you on BTP and internshipsOne of the last year case study was on ‟Amount of petrol used by Autos in Chennai‟.Other one was „calculate average salary of people in a room, who are not supposed tospeak about the salary‟.
          Interview Tips
          Solve puzzles, quant and logical reasoning questions
          Skills

          Skills Tested

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