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CapitalOne Summer intern internship interview

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Ashwin SinghFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Bombay for Summer intern role at CapitalOne
Interview Process
Test Case Study Interview Case Study Interview Case Study Interview
Round 1

Test

Duration
35 Minutes
No. of Questions
30 questions
Test Sections
  • Section 1: DATA INTERPRETATION TEST
Interview Experience
Capital one usually conducts a data interpretation test to shortlist students for interviews.
This test also has some weightage in the final selections as it is a metric to judge your
speed and accuracy of calculations. There are 30 questions in 35 minutes so the strategy to crack
it is not to get stuck on confusing questions and maintain a good speed/accuracy balance.
50 students were shortlisted for interviews from among 160 who gave the test and the
cutoff must have been around 22 or 23 out of 30.
Interview Tips
CAT questions help.
Know a bit about inflation.
Round 2

Case Study Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: A short quantitative case on the profitability of a bank
Interview Experience
I was asked about a bank which borrows at 6% and lends at 10% to one class
of debtors and 20% to a riskier class. I had to determine the profitability of the
bank given a common dollar loss rate and average loan size. This was an easier
case and involved basic common sense to get to the final answer.
Interview Tips
-Don't make errors in calculations
-Keep on communicating with the interviewer even if you get stuck.
Round 3

Case Study Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Long quantitative case based on the economics of a breakfast chain with falling sales
Interview Experience
I was first asked which factors might have led to the falling sales, for
which I gave around 6-7 possible reasons.
Then he gave me a lot of data about the breakfast chain and two possible
decisions the breakfast chain could make. I had to determine the viability
by analyzing the data given.
Interview Tips
-Again be accurate in your calculations. Even a small mistake can lead to a wrong final conclusion.
-Imagine the company given and all possible sources it can derive revenues from.
Round 4

Case Study Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Analysis of the profitability of credit card companies
Interview Experience
I was introduced to the concept of transactors and revolvers
and given some basic information about their spending habit.
This was followed with an analysis of the profits to the credit card
company due to these two classes of credit card holders.
It is a bit confusing if you don't know how exactly credit card companies
earn money and what the cost of funds are for transactors.
Interview Tips
-Know the terms used by credit card companies like interchange rate, cost of funds, dollar loss rate before your Capital One interview. Also know the sources of revenue of credit card companies.
Motivation for applying
Strong in analytics. Great work culture and perks.

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12

CapitalOne Business analyst internship interview

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Shreyas VishwanathanFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Roorkee for Business analyst role at CapitalOne
Interview Process
Test Case Study Interview Case Study Interview Case Study Interview
Round 1

Test

Test Sections
  • Section 1: Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
Interview Experience
It was an easy test with basic DI and LR questions. There were around 18 questions to be done in 20 minutes.
Calculator is allowed so speed was not be a problem.
Interview Tips
A great presence of mind and accuracy is needed. Try some CAT style DI/LR questions.
Round 2

Case Study Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: A case study to find out what is more profitable: monthly or daily bus membership.
Interview Experience
Initially, the interviewer asked me a general question of what factors should be kept in mind while renting a new place near the office as well as if it is away from the office. Then the case study data was given, and various profit and loss questions were asked with some tricky conditions.
Interview Tips
Maintaining one's cool and calm is a must. Try to solve the questions fast, but it is always better to give a late answer than a wrong answer.
Round 3

Case Study Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: A case study with profitability of ATMs.
Interview Experience
Some general financial knowledge was tested, as in what are the possible sources of income of commercial banks. Then the ATM case study was given, in which I had to ascertain the places in which setting up an ATM will be profitable. I was also asked to draw graphs for the profit/loss equations, and had to interpret some data from it too.
Interview Tips
Strong mathematical skills and basic knowledge of economics will come in handy in such interviews.
Round 4

Case Study Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Case study on choice of means of transport.
Interview Experience
This was the final case study, and was similar to the previous ones, with a bit more tricky cases. Some HR questions were asked:
Why Capital One?
Why analytics?

And similar ones.
Resources

Preparation materials

Books
  • Any CAT Book For Data Interpretation,
Courses
  • Economics Courses,
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13

CapitalOne Analyst interview

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ANIMESH DWIWEDIFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Bombay for Analyst role at CapitalOne
Interview Process
Test Resume Shortlist Case Study Interview Case Study Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Test

Interview Experience
Capital One conducts a DI/DS type quiz which contains questions ranging from compound interest to inflation, before announcing a final shortlist of 200
Round 2

Resume Shortlist

Interview Experience
After that there is an online psychometric analysis plus resume based short listing which leaves around 50 candidates for the interview.
Round 3

Case Study Interview

Interview Experience
ROUND1:
CASE STUDY: The first study lasted for as long as 20 min. My case was that of dominos evaluating a new scheme wherein they would offer a discount of 30% instead of 100%, in case wherein pizza could not be delivered within 30 min. I was asked how this would change the revenue and the profit. They stressed on the reasoning that I gave in the first half of the study and the calculations in the second half.
Round 4

Case Study Interview

Interview Experience
ROUND 2:
CASE STUDY: The second was harder and very extensive. It was a customer acquisition scenario in which a credit card company has to choose from amongst three strategies. They gave me a set of data such as cost of sending out fliers, lending rate, default rate, average spending per customer, annual percentage return etc. and I had to evaluate all the three strategies in term of long term and short term profit and then choose one of them.
Interview Tips
The thing to be kept in mind with the cap one studies is that there is no end point for any study and they will keep asking questions after questions as long as there is time. Hence those who answer correctly and quickly will get to solve more of the case. This is were knowing the jargon really matters, because otherwise a lot of time will be lost trying to understand what each term actually means.
Round 5

HR Interview

Interview Experience
The first question for me was to describe an experience wherein I proposed a creative idea in front of a team and then how I went about convincing people about that idea. Next I was asked to describe a crisis situation which I faced and also my response to it.
The reason for success in this round for me was choosing the right incidents and then reporting them exactly.
Interview Tips
1.Rehearse with friends for all expected questions such as Tell us about yourself? Why this job? Why this company?
2.Do not cook the script and mug the answers.
General Tips
1.PPTs:

The best way to start is by getting to know all the jobs that are out such as consulting, analytics, tech, banking and financial services etc. and then deciding about the nature of job that suits you the most.



2.RESUME:

Going through the resume of your seniors is a good way to start. Try to convey variety, team work and leadership and try not to overdo it!



3.CASE STUDIES:

Apart from the routine case studies which the consultancies ask, you might also need to prepare the ones that some of the financial firms love.
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14

CapitalOne Analyst internship interview

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Mayank GuptaFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Kharagpur for Analyst role at CapitalOne
Interview Process
Test Case Study Interview
Round 1

Test

Duration
35 Minutes
No. of Questions
30 questions
Test Sections
  • Section 1: Data Interpretation Test
Interview Experience
This was a test based on Data Interpretation. There were 6 passages with various questions, Each passage had 2-3 charts which had to be analysed and then questions had to be answered on the basis of that. Because each passage had so many charts, anyone could easily be confused by the amount of data thrown at them, it is key to keep yourself calm and go through the questions without missing anything important. The devil is in the details.
Interview Tips
Practice Data Interpretation Problems. I solved the CAT Data Interpretation book by Arun Sharma, The ten minute papers were really nice as they give a feel of the time constraints that you have in solving such a paper. You could also solve Data Interpretation Manhattan GRE.
Round 2

Case Study Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Increasing profits and comparing the types of buses for operations.
  • Question 2: Problem on Customer Acquisition for Credit Cards
  • Question 3: Checking the feasibility of a Credit Card Verification process
  • Question 4: Analysing the operations of a Breakfast Restaraunt
Interview Experience
I had 4 case Interviews, The first case interview was a small one - It went on for about 15 minutes, The second was about half an hour long, the third was also half an hour long, and the fourth case was 1 hour long. It was a really nice experience. Key to cracking a case interview is to interact a lot with the Interviewer. Ask meaningful questions, Give logical hypothesis and feasible solutions. You can be slow, but do not make any math mistakes. Ask clarifying questions, Understand the problem correctly and then give answers, Do not hurry
Interview Tips
for case Interviews - You should read Case in Point, other than that, you should see the sample cases given on Capital One's website, and read cases from IIM A,B , Wharton Casebooks.
Resources

Preparation materials

Books
  • CAT Data Interpretation by Arun Sharma,
  • Case in Point,
Videos
  • Victor Cheng - Case Interview series,
Courses
  • Foundations in Business Strategy - Virginia University,
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15

CapitalOne Analyst interview

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Ayush Agrawal FresherNot 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

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 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 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 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.
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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16

CapitalOne Analyst interview

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Gaurav ThakurFresherNot 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 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.
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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17

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

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 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
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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18

CapitalOne Analyst interview

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Garima JoshiFresherNot 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 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 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.
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19

CapitalOne Analyst interview

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Ram KakkadFresherSelected
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 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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20

CapitalOne Junior analyst interview

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Amber AfshanFresherSelected
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

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

Case Study Interview

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 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

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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