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CapitalOne Analyst interview

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AnonymousFresherNot Selected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Bombay for Analyst role at CapitalOne
Interview Process
Test Case Study Interview HR Interview Case Study Interview
Round 1

Test

Test Sections
    Interview Experience
    The process of selection included a written aptitude test (DI based), followed by an online psychometric test.
    Round 2

    Case Study Interview

    Interview Questions
      Interview Experience
      There were 2 case interviews and a HR interview Interview 1: Case Study on home loans. I was asked to consider all the sources of revenue and expenses of a firm involved in home loans. The second part involved calculating the default rate the firm can afford. The interviewer was quite helpful and gave me hints by saying ‘are u sure?’, ‘u can look at the calculations again, the numbers seem too out of the way.
      Round 3

      HR Interview

      Interview Questions
        Interview Experience
        Interview 2: HR. The interviewer had a collection of the answers of the online psychometric test of every candidate. Situational cases based on the replies were constructed and grilled upon. A few general questions “Why CapOne?” etc were also asked
        Round 4

        Case Study Interview

        Interview Questions
          Interview Experience
          Interview 3: Case Interview, The first 2 interviews were absolute crack so I was immediately called for the third and final interview. It was a case on Pizza (the second favorite topic of CapOne). I was asked to analyze a scheme in which Pizza Hut is considering the option of giving 30% discount to customers to which it is unable to deliver in time (30 minutes) instead of the free pizza (100% discount) option. The revenues and market size in both cases was calculated. The profits for both cases and break even point was calculated (on the basis of the no of customers that the firm can afford to lose to have the same overall profit in the second case.) The interviewer was looking for the term ‘profitability’ to explain the results obtained through calculations. That was a take away. After the interview, the interviewer (who was an IIMA alumni) discussed (for 15 mins) the scheduling process of the placement cell and suggested the dream job funda as is followed in IIMs.
          Skills

          Skills Tested

            General Tips
            The first 2 interviews went amazing. The key idea being good practice and following case study tips (think

            aloud, organize your thoughts properly etc.). I messed up the last part of the second case interview and that made the difference, I kept revolving round the point and confused the interviewer. Prepare well, don’t get over confident. The process of resume short listing might sound weird to a few, but one should never compare himself to others. Don’t stress yourself too hard, don’t get disheartened. Reach the venue at least 15-20 mins before the interview. Ensure that your formals, shoes, copies of CV etc. are in place a day before the interview. And most importantly stay cool headed!
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            CapitalOne Analyst interview

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            AnonymousFresherNot Selected
            Application
            I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Kanpur for Analyst role at CapitalOne
            Interview Process
            Test Interview
            Round 1

            Test

            Duration
            30-45 Minutes
            No. of Questions
            30 questions
            Test Sections
            • Section 1: Written
            Interview Experience
            DI based questions were asked. Guys preparing for CAT will breeze through the test. Just make a note that the cutoff of Cap One Test is pretty high (Around 22). So try and attempt as many questions as possible.
            Round 2

            Interview

            Interview Questions
              Interview Experience
              It was a general HR cum Case interview. 
              I had done my internship in one of the analytics companies. So, he seemed interested in the project I had done. Then there was a case “I had to estimate the profitability of a car loan in the city of Texas. Given was the population of
              Texas and the Loan amount. Any further data required was to be asked.
              Interview Tips
              I had breezed through one of my mock interviews a couple of days ago. So I got a bit over confident and made calculation mistakes. These guys are edgy about calculation mistakes and don’t expect you to commit one. So be a bit careful while solving a case.
              Skills

              Skills Tested

                General Tips
                I would like to start this article by telling you something about your major concern, and that is “Will this economic crisis has a telling effect on your job prospects ?”. And the answer is both Yes and No. I am a 5th year Mathematics student and have closely seen the placements of 3 batches and from my experience, I can surely say that “One who prepares well , gets through, No matter how tough the situation is". It happened with my batch and your batch won’t be an exception (Unless a catastrophe happens).





                Dilemma:

                Most of you guys sitting for placement shall be in your 7th semester which is considered to be one of the most hectic of all the semesters. Many of you might be preparing for CAT, others for GRE, some of you would have got a tough guide for your final year project. So you need to prioritize things. You need to think it through; “A Realistic Self Analysis” always helps. 

                I’ll share what I did. I did join coaching classes for CAT but my first priority always was placements and accordingly I planned and executed things. Getting a 99+ percentile and then clearing the GD and PI’s was too much of a risk for me to take. So this might be one of the better times to go for your MBA but always have other options ready just in case.





                Resume for Analytics Companies:

                Most of the analytics companies have a lot of Statistical Analysis and Data Management work. So, candidates having an experience in Data handling are preferred. If some project of yours involved Data Handling, mention it in detail. If you have done some of the applied Statistics courses in the Maths/IME department, mention it in your resume.
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                13

                CapitalOne Consultant internship interview

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                Gaurav SinghviFresherSelected
                Application
                I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Consultant role at CapitalOne
                Interview Process
                Test Other Interview
                Round 1

                Test

                Test Sections
                  Interview Experience
                  It was Data Interpretation.Time constraint. It was important to look for easier questions than solve the ones which were time consuming. Just a notch tougher that DI of CAT.
                  Interview Tips
                  Look for easier problems in the paper. Avoid silly mistakes.
                  Round 2

                  Other Interview

                  Interview Questions
                    Interview Experience
                    I had 3 interviews all of which were case studies. The difficulty level kept increasing as the interview process moved forward. Became very math intensive. Be sure you be very logical while answering and consider all the basic factors which affect the profitability of a particular change.
                    Interview Tips
                    Keep talking to the interviewer. They help. Be confident
                    Skills

                    Skills Tested

                    • Basic Econimics
                    • Framing equations out of given data
                    • Making sense of the given data
                    • Basic knowledge of how the products in the case studies work
                    Resources

                    Preparation materials

                    Books
                    • Case in point.,
                    General Tips
                    Be very confident. Try avoiding silly mistakes. Apologize to them if you commit any.
                    Motivation for applying
                    One of the best in its field.
                    Funny Moments
                    I had to have a quick break(Had to pee) in middle of a problem during the 3rd interview. The guy was chilled out and he understood and permitted me. But it was awkward to ask such a thing.
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                    CapitalOne Analyst interview

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                    AnonymousFresherNot Selected
                    Application
                    I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Kanpur for Analyst role at CapitalOne
                    Interview Process
                    Group Activity Case Study Interview Behavioural Interview
                    Round 1

                    Group Activity

                    Interview Experience
                    There was initially an interview of about 5 mins in which they asked me to describe a situation where I worked in a team.
                    Round 2

                    Case Study Interview

                    Interview Questions
                      Interview Experience
                      Then there was a case study round. It was a slightly involved case on the credit card industry and involved a lot of
                      calculations. There were 3 different credit card strategies with different rates of interest and credit limits and we had to choose the best strategy for the company. I came up with correct strategy and hence got through the first round. 

                      The 2nd case was that of Dominos evaluating a new scheme wherein they would offer a 30% discount instead of 100%, in cases where the pizzas could not be delivered within 30 minutes. Next the discount was changed to 70%. I was asked to evaluate the on-time delivery that they can risk not to have in order to make the same profit as they make when they give 100% discount and have 90% on-time delivery. Then I was asked to plot a graph between on-time delivery and the discount offered and interpret it. It was there that I lost track and couldn't come up with the right conclusion. Nevertheless I was selected for the next round.
                      Round 3

                      Behavioural Interview

                      Interview Questions
                        Interview Experience
                        It was a behavioral interview wherein I had to describe them 3 situations in detail. During the entire interview the interviewer kept writing something on the paper. The key to this round was choosing the right incidents and then describing each and every point in detail. It lasted for about 30 mins. Ideally there were to be only 2 rounds of case interview and one behavioral interview but I was again called for a 3rd case interview round. It was very similar to the 1st case except that the credit card company was replaced by a dish-tv one. This one didn't go very well as I was very much exhausted and hence faltered at several places.
                        Skills

                        Skills Tested

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                          CapitalOne Analyst interview

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                          AnonymousFresherSelected
                          Application
                          I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Bombay for Analyst role at CapitalOne
                          Interview Process
                          Case Study Interview HR Interview Case Study Interview
                          Round 1

                          Case Study Interview

                          Interview Questions
                          • Question 1: Explain the basic profit-loss for a pizza delivery service.
                          • Question 2: Plot a graph of the variation in the selling price for certain profits
                          Interview Experience
                          I actually made one mistake in my calculations, but was able to identify it on my own and eventually correct it.
                          Round 2

                          HR Interview

                          Interview Questions
                            Interview Experience
                            This interview went really well for me – mainly because I had prepared really pretty well for questions to ask the company after going through their site and discussing it with my friends – so I had 4 good questions to ask them. What also helped me was that I could take 2 very big things off my resume to talk about when asked about my experience in a specific HR situation. After I mentioned the outline of my experience in both situations I was asked 5-6 more probing questions to find out more about the incident and I answered them pretty well.
                            Round 3

                            Case Study Interview

                            Interview Questions
                            • Question 1: Explain case on the credit card industry.
                            Interview Experience
                            It involved a lot of calculations. There were 3 different credit card offers with different costs and profits and we had to choose the best offer for the company. I was told later that my formulation of the problem was good since I set it up and then just put the numbers in the same setup to get the answers.
                            Skills

                            Skills Tested

                              Skill Tips
                              a) DONOT lie in your resume<br /> b) Know your resume through and through – you should be able to take 5 minutes on even the most insignificant point of your resume<br /> c) Make it as balanced as possible (in terms of academic, extra curricular, etc)<br /> d) Put specific thought into the words used for all your points – don’t be generic anywhere.
                              Resources

                              Preparation materials

                              Books
                              • Wharton,
                              • Kellog,
                              • MIT Sloan,
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                              CapitalOne Junior analyst interview

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                              AnonymousFresherSelected
                              Application
                              I was interviewed on-campus at NIT Surathkal for Junior analyst role at CapitalOne
                              Interview Process
                              Test Case Study Interview Case Study Interview Behavioural Interview
                              Round 1

                              Test

                              Test Sections
                                Interview Experience
                                There was a written test. I think it was Apti.
                                Round 2

                                Case Study Interview

                                Interview Questions
                                  Interview Experience
                                  In this round they asked questions like give two products their prices, losses and profits, duration of useand many other things and asked which product you would use.
                                  Round 3

                                  Case Study Interview

                                  Interview Questions
                                    Interview Experience
                                    3rd round also, was again a case interview.
                                    Round 4

                                    Behavioural Interview

                                    Interview Questions
                                    • Question 1: which was the most hardest project for you?
                                    • Question 2: Example where you learned things yourself,
                                    • Question 3: Example of some trouble in a project and how did you overcome that?
                                    Interview Experience
                                    In the final round- behavioral interview they asked for situations in your life and asked questions on it. And for every situation these were the common questions: Why is it so?, Was the situation resolved?, How did the event end?, What did you accomplish?, What did you learn from the experience?
                                    Skills

                                    Skills Tested

                                    • Apti
                                    Skill Tips
                                    Other than that just go through all the economics they teach in 3rd year, that’s more than enough. Try to be quick at calculations. If required practise some tricks to make yourself fast enough. For the case studies try to avoid silly mistakes. It's very common that in such pressure some small mistakes will happen in calculations.
                                    General Tips
                                    Also during behavioral interview try to think for some logical explanation for all the situations you provide. Try to keep the situations related to academics as much as possible, and sound confident. It was a nice experience and people were friendly. I think being quick in calculations and remembering a bit of economics is good enough.
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                                    CapitalOne internship interview

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                                    Snehitha ChitlaFresherSelected
                                    Application
                                    I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for CapitalOne
                                    Interview Process
                                    Test Case Study Interview Case Study Interview HR Interview
                                    Round 1

                                    Test

                                    Duration
                                    1 hour Minutes
                                    No. of Questions
                                    15 questions
                                    Test Sections
                                    • Section 1: Coding(10 MCQs +5 Algorithms)
                                    Interview Experience
                                    These were very simple questions if you are good at basic C.After all the hackerrank tests these felt very simple.
                                    Round 2

                                    Case Study Interview

                                    Interview Questions
                                    • Question 1: A set of 52 tasks were given with lots of constraints, we were supposed to prioritize all of them
                                    Interview Experience
                                    It was a case study question, where i had to write the pseudo code for the execution of it.
                                    Reasoning, the final numbers, and the pseudo code has equal weightage
                                    Interview Tips
                                    You will be kind of judged based on the first case. It that is done well, you are mostly in.
                                    Round 3

                                    Case Study Interview

                                    Interview Questions
                                    • Question 1: A set of routes of vehicles with the cost and constraints were given, and the cost has to be optimized
                                    Interview Experience
                                    This was tougher than the previous case, took quite some time.. Kind of figured it out. But there were some mistakes, but it didn't matter that much
                                    Interview Tips
                                    Express whatever you have figured out clearly, even if you have made any mistakes, if you clearly explain the way of approach, that will be fine.
                                    Round 4

                                    HR Interview

                                    Interview Questions
                                    • Question 1: What are your career plans?
                                    Interview Experience
                                    It was more of a job fit cum resume interview. He told me about the work i am going to do once i join, and he was checking if my interests match with the requirements of the company.
                                    Interview Tips
                                    Be confident, think out loud and you can easily crack it.
                                    Skills

                                    Skills Tested

                                    • Algorithmic Approach To Problem Solving
                                    • Case Solving Ability
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                                    CapitalOne Associate interview

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                                    AnonymousFresherSelected
                                    Application
                                    I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Kanpur for Associate role at CapitalOne
                                    Interview Process
                                    Resume Shortlist Case Study Interview Case Study Interview Case Study Interview Behavioural Interview
                                    Round 1

                                    Resume Shortlist

                                    Round 2

                                    Case Study Interview

                                    Interview Questions
                                      Round 3

                                      Case Study Interview

                                      Interview Questions
                                        Round 4

                                        Case Study Interview

                                        Interview Questions
                                          Round 5

                                          Behavioural Interview

                                          Interview Questions
                                            Interview Experience
                                            After the 4th round, they told me that they were making me an offer, and that was a big moment of relief for me.
                                            Resources

                                            Preparation materials

                                            Books
                                            • CL/TIME Study Material,
                                            • Case in Point,
                                            • JC Hull,
                                            • gurmeet.net,
                                            General Tips
                                            Prepare well for the GDs’ and interview because, a good CV only takes you to the interview and becomes irrelevant after that. Only preparation matters in selection. Also, prioritize your sectors based on your interest, and profile. Be realistic and practical while doing this. Also, If possible, keep one or two options ready beforehand (Ph.D., MBA, civil services, startup/family business) in case you are not able to crack a good job as it prevents you from getting panic. Also, if you are shortlisted in multiple companies in a single slot, do take a friend with you to manage everything. Never be overconfident if you have a very good CV. There have been various instances where many so-called high profile people have struggled with placements due to lack of preparation. Also, do not waste your time preparing for all the sectors, as you won’t be able to become a master in any of them.
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                                            CapitalOne Analyst interview

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                                            AnonymousFresherSelected
                                            Application
                                            I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Kanpur for Analyst role at CapitalOne
                                            Interview Process
                                            Test Case Study Interview Case Study Interview Case Study Interview HR Interview
                                            Round 1

                                            Test

                                            Duration
                                            60 Minutes
                                            No. of Questions
                                            30 questions
                                            Test Sections
                                            • Section 1: Written
                                            Interview Experience
                                            The questions were related to Data Interpretation. I felt severe time constraint in the paper.
                                            Interview Tips
                                            Selectivity among the questions proved beneficial in clearing the cut-off.
                                            Round 2

                                            Case Study Interview

                                            Interview Questions
                                              Interview Experience
                                              Preliminary(Long before Placement Season) 
                                              It was a 10-minute one on one interview. They had given the link for few practice case-studies. The Case Study given at their website is the most important one. It helps you understand the standard approach they look for in a candidate.
                                              Round 3

                                              Case Study Interview

                                              Interview Questions
                                                Interview Experience
                                                This was a 50-minute interview during the placement season.
                                                Round 4

                                                Case Study Interview

                                                Interview Questions
                                                  Interview Experience
                                                  This was a 20-minute interview. It was a case interview similar to the first one.
                                                  Round 5

                                                  HR Interview

                                                  Interview Questions
                                                  • Question 1: A situation where you had to take expertise from someone and why?
                                                  • Question 2: A situation where you were not able to meet the deadline of your work and finally what was the response you got for your work?
                                                  • Question 3: A situation where you had to do a thing which you had no prior knowledge about and what was the result?
                                                  Interview Experience
                                                  It was a behavioral Interview.
                                                  Interview Tips
                                                  Questions were expected to be answered in detail.
                                                  Skills

                                                  Skills Tested

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                                                    CapitalOne Analyst interview

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                                                    AnonymousFresherSelected
                                                    Application
                                                    I was interviewed on-campus at NIT Surathkal for Analyst role at CapitalOne
                                                    Interview Process
                                                    Test MATHS ROUND HR Interview
                                                    Round 1

                                                    Test

                                                    Test Sections
                                                    • Section 1: WRITTEN TEST
                                                    Interview Experience
                                                    There was a written test followed by 5 rounds of interview.The written test had 40 Data Interpretation questions and 10 Logical Reasoning questions.Duration for written test was 1 hour.
                                                    Round 2

                                                    MATHS ROUND

                                                    Interview Experience
                                                    The 5 rounds of interview consisted of 4 Maths based rounds and 1 HR round.The first two interviews were held in the night .Mine particularly was at 2:30 am and 2:45 am .The next few rounds were in the morning(9 am).Questions were mainly case studies,logical reasoning and probability(Basically to check your comfort level in maths).
                                                    Round 3

                                                    HR Interview

                                                    Interview Questions
                                                      Skills

                                                      Skills Tested

                                                      Skill Tips
                                                      Books really won't help,just have to make sure your not too rusty at the time of the test and interview.The interview questions are all maths oriented,there's nothing to worry about.Don't have to solve everything just have to leave a good impression with the interviewee.
                                                      General Tips
                                                      Exhausting journey as there were nearly 5 interviews in a span of 10 hours (through the night) with hardly any sleep in between. It'll definitely be a good learning experience irrespective of how things turn out.

                                                      Keep in touch with aptitude. Decent speed in maths is necessary .Familiarization with Simple Interest and Profit Loss problems will come in handy during the interview stage.
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