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Bank of America Investment banking interview

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Udit PatelFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Kanpur for Investment banking role at Bank of America
Interview Process
Test Resume Shortlist HR Interview Group Activity
Round 1

Test

Duration
75 minutes Minutes
Test Sections
  • Section 1: Verbal Ability
  • Section 2: Basic Programming
  • Section 3: Quant aptitude
  • Section 4: Logical Reasoning
Interview Experience
Common test for both profiles (IT and Investment Banking). Practise for programming questions if are not at all into coding. Rest all will be standard 'AMCAT' questions
Interview Tips
Don't panic just by looking at programming questions. Some of them were easy and only required common sense to find out output of some given code.
Round 2

Resume Shortlist

Interview Experience
CPI may play a role. You may have an edge if you have mentioned some projects and courses related to finance. The initial shortlist is very rational and unbaised; mainly based on test (they provided detailed analysis of our test performance, so the process of shortlisting was totally based on merit).
Interview Tips
Apply for investment banking if you want to work in finance. Do *not* apply for IT profile if you don't want to code. That doesn't mean that IT profile is not good (compensation is the same and if you like to code it's a good work profile). If you apply for both; you will be interviewed for both the profiles.
They allowed walk-in interviews as well; so even if you were not shortlisted earlier, go there and ask to the SPO guys for walk-ins.
Round 3

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Why finance? Why not your core branch?
  • Question 2: Questions regarding financial intruments like derivatives, forwards-futures, options etc.
  • Question 3: How would you fit in? (give me some reasons to hire you)
  • Question 4: Some highlights from your resume?
  • Question 5: What does Bank of America do?
  • Question 6: What is investment banking?
Interview Experience
There were 2 rounds for each profiles. I was interviewed twice for IT profile and only once for investment banking profile.
Questions will be asked on finance. If you have mentioned some finance/economics related project or course; be prepared to explain it.
I was also asked a puzzle (standard one).
Interview Tips
Read about finance (basic level concepts); but be ready to be grilled more if you give correct answers to easy questions.
Round 4

Group Activity

Interview Experience
7 guys were shorlisted for the final selection. They gave us three rapid fire GDs back to back.
Topics- 1. Android vs ios | 2. Five things you'll need to survive in a jungle for 1 month | 3. How to prevent another Lehmann brothers like disaster?
Interview Tips
Be confident. Don't try to create a fish market and chaos. I think they ultimately look for sense in the points you make.
Skills

Skills Tested

  • Verbal Communication Skills
  • Logical Puzzles
  • Finance
Resources

Preparation materials

Books
  • coursera notes,
  • Hull (for Finance),
Videos
  • Inside Job - Movie,
  • too big to fail,
Courses
  • Coursera.org Courses,
General Tips
Show them that you're fascinated by finance and "want a career, not a job" attitude. Interviewers were very friendly so even if you get stuck, don't panic. He'll rescue you out.
Motivation for applying
Sheer interest in Investment Banking
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Bank of America Software developer interview

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Jayanth Reddy RegattiFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Hyderabad for Software developer role at Bank of America
Interview Process
Other Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Other Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Questions on Data Structures
  • Question 2: Logical Question: You are a captive. If you say the right answer, the assasin will hang you, if you say the wrong answer, he will shoot you. How do you escape?
  • Question 3: Other aptitude questions
Interview Experience
One year since I took the interview, so no idea exactly what questions they asked. But I was asked to write the code on paper in front of him and was asked to debug it. Some puzzles and aptitude questions along with other basic coding questions. It was great that the guy was interactive and started asking about my projects and college life.
Btw the answer to the logical question is: I should say " you will shoot me". Paradoxical.
Interview Tips
Feel free to ask anything that you would like to know from them. Also frankly say that you don't know a certain topic if you have no clue what it is about. They don't like people wasting their time.
Round 2

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: One coding question.
Interview Experience
This was not exactly a technical interview. He asked me to write a code to find the day of week when a certain date in any year of the calendar is given. I answered it and then he starting asking general questions as to why do u want to join the company, etc.
I gave answers to most of them convincingly. But I kept him engaged by explaining my life at college, the extra curriculars I did at college. Also I asked him about his experience as a software engineer. I asked him to reflect upon his career and how I should approach about my career.
Interview Tips
The best part about HR interviews is they expect you to ask them lots and lots of questions. The more they are engaged, the more are your chances of impressing and getting selected. And more importantly, ask the interviewer about his experience with the present firm. This also works with my manager when ever he has a one on one with me :P
Cheers and all the best.
Skills

Skills Tested

  • Soft Skills
  • General Aptitude
  • LOGICAL THINKING ABILITIES
  • Coding Skills And Knowledge On Data Structures
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Bank of America Senior technical associate interview

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Palash MayankFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at DTU Delhi for Senior technical associate role at Bank of America
Interview Process
Test Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Test

No. of Questions
100 questions
Test Sections
  • Section 1: Aptitude
  • Section 2: Coding
Interview Experience
It was an online test which had both aptitude and coding sections.
Interview Tips
One should be having good knowledge of the technical skills like SQL, C, C++ and the required things.
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: There was one technical question related to SQL and one puzzle which was quite simple.
Interview Experience
Nothing as such. The very first thing they asked is to describe myself. They were checking my technical knowledge and my confidence level.
Interview Tips
As everyone says and I also believed that you should be confident of what you are. You shouldn't be writing extra things to get the interview panel's attention towards you. You should be energetic and a loud candidate.
Round 3

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Certain cases and terminilogy related to the company.
Interview Experience
There were two HR's who took my interview and what all they were looking for is a guy with full of confidence and who can deal in the pressure condition. I think I was at the top of my HR interview.
Interview Tips
You should be confident of what you are. As it is believed that quality matters than the quantity. What I think the main requiremnet is the acceptance of your cons and your faults. Rejection should be used as a weapon and not as your doom.
Skills

Skills Tested

  • Technical Skill
  • HR Skills
  • Personality
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Bank of America interview

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AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at NIT Warangal for Bank of America
Interview Process
Test Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Test

Duration
75 Minutes
Test Sections
  • Section 1: Aptitude Test
Interview Experience
The first section had 25 questions out of which first 10:a sentence will be given and there will be 4 underlined parts in that sentence.You need to find which underlined part has an error.next 5: DIP:GUSH:: what? EQUATION: MATHEMATICS::what?? 5 options were given for each of the questions. 10 were from READING COMPREHENSION...it was very easy but the answer to the questions were the meanings of the words......like BLITHE,DESPONDENTLY...and so on.... 2nd section was quantitative aptitude and it was very easy 25 questions were given...out of which 20 can be easily done.... 3rd section was C it was little difficult.... overall 65 questions in 75 min...the time would be definitely sufficient...i scored 32/62..as 3 questions were repeated and i think 40 is a good mark Out of around 100 people. They shortlisted 50 and they thought GD was not necessary for 50 ppl as their requirement was more.
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
    Interview Experience
    The panel had 2 members
    1.Introduce yourself very quickly.
    2.Most important question in my panel was about the FINAL YEAR PROJECT.You should be very clear about your final year project and explain them giving the overview of the project and what u have done till now.
    3.He asked me to rate myself in PROGRAMMING..i rated 3.5/5....they asked me which is the data structure you like. I said LINKED LIST...then they started asking what is the difference between linked list and array?
    4.Advantage of linked list over array and Advantage of array over linked list.
    5.What are your favorite subjects in ELECTRONICS?I said COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS and MICROPROCESSORS
    6.Tell me how cell phones are connected?
    7.A person is in A.P. He's calling a fried in RAJASTHAN...how do u find the shortest distance through the network he's calling between them?
    8.Do u have any knowledge on DATABASE. I answered frankly saying i don't have much idea.
    9.Find the 3rd largest no. in a big list of numbers.
    10.Where do u want to see 5 years from now?
    11.Do u have any job offer in HAND?
    12.Can you create a header file with ur programming skills??wat is the use of a header file? this is the technical interview. It went on for almost 25-30 min....and they were happy speaking to me.
    Round 3

    HR Interview

    Interview Questions
    • Question 1: Tell me about yourselves.
    • Question 2: Any plan of higher studies?
    • Question 3: Being an ELECTRONICS engineer why BOA?
    • Question 4: Why software?What are the plans after 2 years.
    • Question 5: About family.
    • Question 6: Willing to relocate?
    • Question 7: Night shifts?
    Interview Experience
    Very easy HR was explaining about the salary package and I knew that I was selected as I was given a form to fill
    by them.
    Skills

    Skills Tested

      Skill Tips
      Be cool at any point of the placements...don't think of the future too much. Try going out of the interview without telling the questions to your friends who are waiting outside. Message them but don't tell them in front of the PANEL. HAVE ALL YOUR CERTIFICATES ready when your sitting for placements all GRADE SHEETS,Xth,XIIth,Icard, PHOTO because any company may ask any of these things at any time. Be perfect with C,C++ and DS concepts and study 1 or 2 core subjects perfectly as software companies will definitely ask core questions also.
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      Bank of America Senior engineer interview

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      Rajeswari VFresherSelected
      Application
      I was interviewed on-campus at VIT Vellore for Senior engineer role at Bank of America
      Interview Process
      Test
      Round 1

      Test

      Duration
      2 hours Minutes
      No. of Questions
      100 questions
      Test Sections
      • Section 1: Verbal
      • Section 2: Quantitative
      • Section 3: Logical
      • Section 4: Programming
      Interview Experience
      It was AMCAT Test. Verbal was bit of tough.Somehow i managed. But I could not get the time for Quants to solve. Logical and Programming was good. Basics were asked in Programming from data structures, C and OOPS.
      Interview Tips
      Kindly Practice well.There is lot of websites for preparing interview test.Avail that.Go through all the Basic concepts from your core subjects.Be perfect about the concepts.Do not get tensed while seeing big questions.Read twice you would feel easy about that qus .Do well.ALL THE BEST. Initially Confidence should be there.
      Skills

      Skills Tested

        Resources

        Preparation materials

        Books
        • Programming n ANSI,
        • Aptitude Book-R.S Agarwal,
        Motivation for applying
        For time being i dont have any idea about that company since am not entered into.But my seniors and well wishers are saying that its really a good company for freshers to enhance their knowledge.
        Funny Moments
        Ha Ha Ha.. Personal Interview was Good.HR Interview was very chill. It was so excitement one.
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        Bank of America interview

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        AnonymousFresherSelected
        Application
        I was interviewed on-campus at NIT Warangal for Bank of America
        Interview Process
        Test Technical Interview HR Interview
        Round 1

        Test

        Duration
        75 Minutes
        No. of Questions
        65 questions
        Test Sections
        • Section 1: Aptitude Test
        Interview Experience
        25 verbal questions (sentence corrections, RC(ans directly available in the passage but their meaning were given as one of the option).
        25 reasoning/data sufficiency/quant questions.
        15 technical questions(std c questions).
        Spend first few minutes in planning how to attempt the exam.
        Round 2

        Technical Interview

        Interview Questions
          Interview Experience
          Started with tell me about yourself (lucky enough to get this questions). sorting and puzzles 25 horses, 5 racing tracks, how many minimum races to find the second fastest horse.. no stop watch available. Why IT not core? Wat wd you do if u got two offers(core and software)? Any previous offers?(say no confidently) 1000 unsorted elements. how do you find the third largest element(got some trouble here..) best sorting technique? I explained the algorithm here. He skimmed my resume and asked about all possible Q's. It's a more friendly discussion. Finally he asked "do u have any Question". I left the interview room with a hope that I would surely clear this round.
          Interview Tips
          ece and non cse ppl, pls read thoroughly all the sorting techniques.
          Round 3

          HR Interview

          Interview Questions
          • Question 1: Tell me about yourself.
          • Question 2: Tell me about your strengths n weaknesses.
          • Question 3: Why BOA?
          Interview Experience
          It's a casual interaction as they already announced the final list.
          Skills

          Skills Tested

            Skill Tips
            Be confident. Know yourself, your strengths, weaknesses, be confident and attentive during interviews. Attend with optimism and don't be Over-confident, be balanced. Do what ever you feel appropriate before attending any company, believe yourself. Practice lot of Aptitude questions what ever you feel appropriate.Hope would meet some of you in BACS. ALL the best.
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            Bank of America interview

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            AnonymousFresherSelected
            Application
            I was interviewed on-campus at NIT Warangal for Bank of America
            Interview Process
            Test Technical Interview HR Interview
            Round 1

            Test

            Duration
            65 Minutes
            Test Sections
            • Section 1: Quantitative
            • Section 2: Verbal English
            • Section 3: Technical
            Interview Experience
            Quant and verbal sections were very easy, out of the 15 c++ questions, 5 were repeated, so effectively 10 questions, standard of c++ questions was also very easy.
            Round 2

            Technical Interview

            Interview Questions
              Interview Experience
              I was asked some questions about probability theory, a couple of standard maths n reasoning questions. the interviewer was very friendly, but did try to confuse a bit, like everybody else... but overall, interview was a lot easier than the other companies i had sat 4, like Michelin, UBS, gs, oracle, etc.
              Round 3

              HR Interview

              Interview Questions
                Interview Experience
                The HR guy was a real nutbreaker.. Actually he is a funny guy, but he acted really scarily and darkly during the interview. He asked me whether i would be able to work nite shifts, whethr i wud b able to relocate at any of their offices in Hyd, Delhi,Mumbai n Chennai. I said yes, but i would prefer not mumbai since there the cost of living is a bit high. Then he said no, the company doesn't care what u prefer, which was v.rude. but i said ok, as it is, location wise , i have no problems. Then he asked if i had applied to any other company and if i had given CAT, n i neatly sidestepped those questions, as is the usual custom. that was it. He went on to inform me about training duration(6 months-5 day week, may be night shifts, and no holidays during the initial 6 months). posting would be their choice. Evaluation is yearly, with promotion after 2 years.
                Skills

                Skills Tested

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                  Bank of America interview

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                  AnonymousFresherSelected
                  Application
                  I was interviewed on-campus at NIT Warangal for Bank of America
                  Interview Process
                  Test Technical Interview HR Interview
                  Round 1

                  Test

                  Duration
                  75 Minutes
                  Test Sections
                  • Section 1: Aptitude Test
                  Interview Experience
                  There were 3 sections.First section was English consisting of comprehensive passages,synonyms.Second section was quant and it's very easy.Third section they asked basic C questions.In total there were 65 questions.25 english,25 quant,15 C.
                  Round 2

                  Technical Interview

                  Interview Questions
                    Interview Experience
                    The person who interviewed me happened to be a mechanical engineer, so it went quite like a informal talk with small small mechanical,aptitude related questions.My interview went about half an hour.It started off with tell me about yourself,one two small mechanical related questions and then about the 3 idiots movie,asked me if we can really implement what Amir khan said.Then he asked me a situational question- What would u do to a rickshaw fellow if you were hit by him after the accident(first he describes the scene and then asks the question).To be frank it was a friendly discussion with satires!
                    Round 3

                    HR Interview

                    Interview Questions
                      Interview Experience
                      They didn't stress much on the HR interview.It was just taken as a formality and they told me about the pay allowances,location,service agreement.
                      Skills

                      Skills Tested

                        Skill Tips
                        No preparation is needed for aptitude section. Just stay cool and present what you are but never talk about higher education.
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                        Bank of America Software developer interview

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                        Nitesh DeshmukhFresherSelected
                        Application
                        I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Bombay for Software developer role at Bank of America
                        Interview Process
                        Test HR Interview
                        Round 1

                        Test

                        Duration
                        30 Minutes
                        No. of Questions
                        1 questions
                        Test Sections
                        • Section 1: Technical
                        • Section 2: Aptitude
                        Interview Experience
                        It was an easy test overall, basic programming things were asked in technical part of test whereas aptitude questions were also relatively easy.
                        Interview Tips
                        You just need to know things which were there in CS101 for technical part of test .Nothing else is required.
                        Round 2

                        HR Interview

                        Interview Questions
                          Skills

                          Skills Tested

                          • Problem
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                          Bank of America interview

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                          AnonymousFresherSelected
                          Application
                          I was interviewed on-campus at NIT Warangal for Bank of America
                          Interview Process
                          Test Technical Interview HR Interview
                          Round 1

                          Test

                          Duration
                          75 Minutes
                          Test Sections
                          • Section 1: Aptitude Test
                          Interview Experience
                          the test consists of the three parts no sectional time limit.25 english of which two passages each of 5 questions. 25 quant questions and 10 technical c questions. Quant and technical are very easy.
                          Round 2

                          Technical Interview

                          Interview Questions
                            Interview Experience
                            This is the main round of selection. They shortlisted 48 ppl and took 12 from them. Here they moslty asked the basic questions in c . Just explained clearly abt my final year project(not the technical details).
                            Round 3

                            HR Interview

                            Interview Questions
                              Interview Experience
                              HR round is just nominal . In the hr they just told about the terms and conditions of the company . The person asked whether we are willing to join their company. Overall the process was cool .. There is no situation in the interview where we should be tensed.The technical round was fine . The interviewer even help me to arrive at answers by giving hints(they have 4 panels i have got a easy one).
                              Skills

                              Skills Tested

                                Skill Tips
                                If u want to get into an software job irrespective of your branch be perfect with C ,C++ ,DS and a little knowledge of OS. In an interview never get tensed that's may be the first reason to reject u.
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