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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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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

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 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

      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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      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.
      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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        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 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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          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.
          Skills

          Skills Tested

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            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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              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

              Test Sections
                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

                • 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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                Farman MenonFresherSelected
                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

                Round 3

                Case Study Interview

                Round 4

                Case Study Interview

                Round 5

                Behavioural Interview

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

                Case Study Interview

                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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