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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.
Skills

Skills Tested

  • Data Interpretation
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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CapitalOne ANALYST interview

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AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus for ANALYST role at CapitalOne
Interview Process
Resume Shortlist Test Case Study Interview Case Study Interview
Round 1

Resume Shortlist

Interview Experience
I had a standard resume for this company as per our institute placement cell norms. Also my seniors advised me that for an analyst profile they would definitely look for consistent academic performance as well as academic achievements (at school/Olympiad level). So I had taken care to include the same in my resume (since the resume in our case is a standard one and does not change from a company to company basis).
Round 2

Test

Duration
35 Minutes
No. of Questions
30 questions
Interview Experience
Since I was aware of the profile they were recruiting for, I had anticipated the test. There was also guidance from my seniors as well as peers in other colleges. The written test had 30 questions and the total duration of the test was 35 minutes. The questions focused on data interpretation. Data about a company’s revenue, profit and sales in the form of graphs and pie charts was given and students were asked to analyse the same. Questions were simple and the use of calculators was allowed. The cut-off was around 23 questions (based on discussions/feedback from various students). People who have prepared for CAT would have a good idea about the kind of questions and are also aware of the relative difficulty level of various questions.
Interview Tips
In these tests the focus should be on accuracy. Since a lot of people prepare for CAT there is high probability that a lot of candidates would be able to attempt all the questions in the written test. The focus then shifts to accuracy.
Round 3

Case Study Interview

Interview Experience
The first round was a case study round held in the month September (three months prior to the actual placement process). This interview lasted for approximately 15 minutes. It dealt with the break even analysis of a credit card company’s marketing and promotion campaign. The company had the option of sending letters of promotion to prospective clients via simple postal mail or through courier. The data provided was – cost of each promotion strategy, the probability of reaching the correct client and the conversion rate of a prospective customer into a customer for the particular case. There was a constraint on the marketing budget and hence one needed an optimized solution to maximize the profits.
The first part involved giving pros and cons for both the strategies and thereafter giving a data based analysis for the given promotion strategies to come up with one which was more profitable.
Round 4

Case Study Interview

Interview Experience
The second round of the interview was held at the time of the main placement season – this time a one on one case study interview. This case focused on the break even analysis of a telecom company. The data given was the cost to company for a call (on a per minute basis), fixed price paid by the customer for the first 10 minutes and the price paid per minute of usage thereafter.
After analysis, I found that there were two break even points. Up to the first point the company was making a profit. Then there was an intermediate call duration period when the company made losses and beyond the second break even point, the call was again profitable.
As the head of the telecom company I had to decide whether to take the plan or not based on the probability distribution of the call duration and also analyse the probabilities of profit/loss.
Skills

Skills Tested

    Motivation for applying
    I learnt about the company and the profile from the seniors working at the company and the pre-placement talk. The placement talk was useful in getting to know about the job responsibilities and the expectations from the candidate.
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    CapitalOne Analyst interview

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

    Resume Shortlist

    Interview Experience
    First step involved writing down everything that I had accomplished in my tenure at IITB. Then, grading each point on the basis of accomplishment and innovation involved along with details in about 4-5 lines. Carefully went through 10 resumes from the previous year to get an idea of the prevailing format. Prepared a resume and got the feedback from 4- 5 people and then on the basis of the feedback finalized the resume. I attended the Pre-Placement talks of companies, I was interested in. It was a good exposure for understanding the skill sets and the values that companies were looking for in a candidate and the possible future paths in the organisation. The talks also helped in  increasing the overall awareness about the different companies  
    .
    Round 2

    Test

    Interview Experience
    a) Written DI based test with emphasis on interpreting graphs, calculating percentages etc. 100 people shortlisted. Candidates go through psychometric test
    Interview Tips
    Interview preparation was best done in groups of 2-3 at a time: One interviewer, one interviewee and one observer. Tests were best prepared for by referring to the CAT study material
    Round 3

    Case Study Interview

    Interview Experience
    c) ~40 people selected after this stage d) 3-4 interviews –first case study , second HR , third and fourth case study. 3 people made final offers. a) First case study involved understanding the details of two marketing strategies. Then, comparing the effectiveness of the two in terms of revenue generated incase of limited budget and in case of specific no. of customers to be contacted. The final task involved calculating the point at which transition occurred in effectiveness for the two strategies for the two cases.
    Round 4

    HR Interview

    Interview Experience
    b) Second interview consisted of HR questions like a. Why capital one? b. Why not research? c. An instance of working under time and resource constraints? d. An instance of leadership. e. An instance of innovation and thought leadership.
    Round 5

    Case Study Interview

    Interview Experience
    c) Third interview was again a case study involving credit card strategies. The task involved calculating the effect of reduction in the credit limit or an increase in the rate of lending for high risk customers. In both the cases, it was required to calculate the % reduction in customers for the profit to remain same. Then a question was asked regarding which strategy I thought was better and how would I decide it? Note: Capital one case studies are simple mathematical case studies with a focus on understanding and calculations. These are different from the ones asked by consultancy companies like Mckinsey BCG etc. where the candidate is expected to ask the right questions before supplying any data. All the data for case studies in Capital one is provided at the start itself. If someone wants to appear for this company, what all should he/she ideally prepare? Someone preparing for Capital One should practice numerical case studies like the ones gives in Tucks Case study book 2002. They should also try the case studies available on the capital one website. Its important to prepare the HR based questions well because they might ultimately decide whether you are in or out. Another important advice is that you should think aloud while solving the case studies. It helps a lot in avoiding silly mistakes as well as in keeping the interviewer interested.
    Skills

    Skills Tested

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      CapitalOne ANALYST interview

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      AnonymousFresherSelected
      Application
      I was interviewed on-campus for ANALYST role at CapitalOne
      Interview Process
      Resume Shortlist Test Case Study Interview Case Study Interview Case Study Interview HR Interview
      Round 1

      Resume Shortlist

      Interview Experience
      I had my resume which I used for the internship purpose, I used the same resume. While applying in different companies I used the same resume but only ameliorated my areas to make them compatible with the requirements of the profile.
      Round 2

      Test

      Interview Experience
      I had prepared for CAT earlier which helped a lot. All the tests were easier than CAT examination. In the written test for Capital One, we were allowed to use the calculators. The questions asked were pretty simple and were based on graph interpretation. To solve those questions required speed and precision. Nearly 400 people appeared for the written test out of which 80 got selected for the case study round.
      Round 3

      Case Study Interview

      Interview Experience
      The first phase was a preliminary case study round. The topic of the case study was based on comparison between diesel cars and petrol cars, which is more preferable to be purchased. Then we had to perform a break even analysis regarding which car is a better purchase in a particular year. Then they added a clause that if the car was to be purchased with a loan at a given rate of interest, then which is more preferable. They also asked me to guess the constraints that should be put on mileage, servicing and maintenance. The data given was the Distance traveled per year, the cost of servicing, the rate of interest on the loan taken and the rate of depreciation.
      25 candidates got selected for the next phase of interviews.
      Round 4

      Case Study Interview

      Interview Experience
      In the second phase of case study, the case study was held in front of a panel. There were two sets of panels. My case study was about the credit card users, I was told about two types of user the transactors and the revolvers and I had to find out which type of user is preferable among the two considering the given constraints. The constraints given were the amount of money they were allowed to withdraw, the time allocated to pay the dues after each month and so on. We had to do a break even analysis of the case. Due to the lack of time I was asked to do the quantitative analysis only.
      Round 5

      Case Study Interview

      Interview Experience
      For the next case study the topic was on the spectrum allocation. I was told about the call rates as a function of time and I was asked to comment whether the implementation of the plan would be successful or not. The person taking supervising my case study helped me by dropping hints. He asked to state the number of minutes an ideal user should use so that the plan would be successful. I came up with a figure. He immediately asked me the procedure I would undertake to implement this plan without giving me any data whatsoever, I was terribly confused and could not reply. He then told me that I could ask for any data that I think would prove to be fruitful in getting to the answer. I asked him to give me the distribution of the customers based on the call rates of each customer. This data proved to be helpful and I managed to arrive at the answer.
      Interview Tips
      In the case study just do your mathematics properly, do not commit mistakes in doing that.
      Round 6

      HR Interview

      Interview Experience
      We had an H.R. interview in which only 2 questions were asked. Both the questions were situation based
      questions.
      Skills

      Skills Tested

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        CapitalOne ANALYST interview

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        AnonymousFresherSelected
        Application
        I was interviewed on-campus for ANALYST role at CapitalOne
        Interview Process
        Resume Shortlist Test Case Study Interview Case Study Interview
        Round 1

        Resume Shortlist

        Interview Experience
        I had a standard resume for this company as per our institute placement cell norms. For an analyst profile at Capital One, they do look for a consistent academic performance, scholarships, Olympiads etc. So I did make sure to include all my academic achievements in my resume.
        Round 2

        Test

        Duration
        35 Minutes
        No. of Questions
        30 questions
        Interview Experience
        This was the first round and was conducted in September itself, well before the final placement process held in December. The test was based only on Data Interpretation (DI), quite similar to DI questions asked in CAT. It was a 35 minute test comprising of 30 questions. The questions were divided into sets of 4-6 questions, each set based on different data. Typically a set used to have 2 bar graphs/pie charts/line graphs and questions were based on them. Most of the questions were easy but were calculation intensive. Use of calculators was permitted. The cut off was about 22-23 questions. About 80 students were shortlisted for the first case study interview.
        Interview Tips
        Be accurate. Often it might not be possible to attempt all the questions. So do not spend much time on a particular question.
        Round 3

        Case Study Interview

        Interview Experience
        The first interview was relatively short – a one to one case study interview was held on the next day of the written test. The case study was mainly quantitative in nature and was based on calculation of break-even point (concept from Profit and Loss). In the case study given to me, a kiosk owner providing delivery of products to dial-in customers wished to expand his operations by setting up an e-commerce platform on the kiosk’s website. Data about the existing number of customers, new distribution of customers, profit per customer, and cost for setting up the e-commerce platform and scaling up the operations was given. I was asked to carry out break even analysis for different cases.
        Round 4

        Case Study Interview

        Interview Experience
        24 students got shortlisted for the next interview round which was again a one to one interview. Like the previous interview, this too was mainly focused on the analysis of the quantitative data in the case.
        In the case given to me, a bank had two types of credit card customers – ones who paid off their due balance completely within the due date and those who paid only the minimum amount required before the due date and carried forward the remaining amount to the next month. There was a short discussion with the interviewer to identify the sources of revenue and costs for the two types of customers. After all the sources had been identified, I was given the data for all the costs and was asked to calculate the profit/loss the bank makes on each customer. The interview concluded with a short discussion on the possible ways of marketing the credit card. The interview lasted for about 40 minutes and because of a couple of calculation mistakes during the quantitative analysis, I couldn't make it to the next interview round.
        Interview Tips
        Go through some sample case studies. Get a basic idea of how to prepare for a case study interview. Prepare well for the written test. If you are preparing for CAT, that should be more than enough in almost all the cases.
        Skills

        Skills Tested

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          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
          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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          AnonymousFresherSelected
          Application
          I was interviewed on-campus 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:<br />
          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.<br />
          <br />
          2.RESUME:<br />
          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!<br />
          <br />
          3.CASE STUDIES:<br />
          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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          CapitalOne Analyst interview

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          AnonymousFresherNot Selected
          Application
          I was interviewed on-campus 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.
          Skills

          Skills Tested

            General Tips
            The first 2 interviews went amazing. The key idea being good practice and following case study tips (think<br />
            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 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.
            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).<br />
              <br />
              <br />
              Dilemma:<br />
              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. <br />
              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.<br />
              <br />
              <br />
              Resume for Analytics Companies:<br />
              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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              CapitalOne Analyst interview

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              Vipin SagarFresherSelected
              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

              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.<br />
              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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