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Citicorp Coding interview

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AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus for Coding role at Citicorp in Dec, 2015
Interview Process
Test Test
Round 1

Test

Test Sections
  • Section 1: Algorithm problems
  • Section 2: Coding questions
Interview Experience
Didn't Attend
Round 2

Test

Test Sections
  • Section 1: Coding and general puzzle questions were asked,Coding questions were askd and checked for time comp and space comp. Some questions asked1)Given 99 numbers ranging from 1-100. Find the missing number in one traverse. 2)Given the starting node of a linked list fin if its circular or an ending list
Interview Experience
Time complexity and Space complexity of your code was tested.
Interview Tips
Nothing in particular. Just solved the problems in Hackerrank.com and read Corman.
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Citicorp Analyst interview

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Abhinav SuryaFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Analyst role at Citicorp in Dec, 2016
Interview Process
Test Technical Interview Technical + HR Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Test

Duration
1 Hours
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: A basic question on Bayes Theorem
  • Question 2: Few Complicated questions using Probablity which will be assisted by the interviewer as you interact with them
  • Question 3: Few Finance Questions
Interview Experience
The first round of interview was identifying your interest and testing it. I told I am good at Math and Fin and I was asked all probab and Fin questions. Many others were asked Guesstimates and Puzzles
Interview Tips
Be confident and keep talking and keep interacting, even when you are struggling- it's more about the ideas you put on the table than the answers. Be thorough in basics of probab including all kinds of distribution and all.
Also the job is for analysing Credit Card usage. And it is a gloabla financial firm. So for questions like, "Tell about yourself" or "Walk me through the resume", keep telling how you are good at handling data. And if you have Fin background, pitch about it.
Round 3

Technical + HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Guesstimate to find number of Credit Cards in India
  • Question 2: Other questions asking you to convince them you are good for the job
Interview Experience
The interview was mostly a stress interview. They kept telling me that I am somehow not so good for the job and my knowledge in the field is insufficient. And I kept convincing them back that I am indeed a good candidate.
Interview Tips
Keep calm. Prepare HR questions perfectly. You should talk to them as if you are dying too get this job and detail it to them that you are the best candidate for this job. You have to tell them that you have some special capability that others don't (I told about my knowledge in Fin). And you should be really special in that and be able to answer anything.
Round 4

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Simple questions like how serious are you about Citicorp and how bad you want the job
Interview Experience
Basic HR questions to test if you are really serious about the hjob and firm. If you did previous 2 intervies well, this must be a cakewalk.
Interview Tips
Be ready to give answers convincing them that this job is the most important thing in your life
Skills

Skills Tested

  • Mathematical Aptitude
  • Probabiity
  • Finance
  • Conversation Skills
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Citicorp It engineer internship interview

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Thejes KumarFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for It engineer role at Citicorp
Interview Process
Test HR Interview
Round 1

Test

Duration
120 Minutes
Test Sections
  • Section 1: Programming
  • Section 2: Quant
  • Section 3: Logic & Reasoning
  • Section 4: English
  • Section 5: Coding
Interview Experience
The first one hour was an aptitude test consisting of MCQs based on 4 sections. The first section was programming related, consisting of questions related to binary trees, figuring out the output of a given pseudo code, completing a given pseudo code, finding the error in the given code, etc. The Quant section contained fairly simple questions but with very limited time. Lots of numerical calculations involved and use of calculator was not allowed. L&R section was again fairly straightforward but had many questions with limited time. English questions consisted of picking out the grammatically correct sentence, sentence sequencing, vocabulary (meaning of word/antonym of word, etc) and comprehension based questions. If you're preparing for CAT or other similar exams then this test will be simple for you.

The second hour of the test was the coding round. Two problem statements were given and we had to type out the code, compile it and run it. We had the option of C, C++ and Java. Full marks if the code ran successfully, zero otherwise. There were no in between marks for steps or incomplete codes, even if the logic was correct.
Interview Tips
You'll find online mock tests for CAT for Quant, L&R and English sections. Focus on speed and accuracy, the questions won't be tough but the time will be limited with lots of questions. For the coding section it should suffice if you've had sufficient experience with coding. Even if you haven't (as I didn't) you'll still be fine. For the novices I'd suggest focusing on famous algos such as trapezium pattern, etc.
Round 2

HR Interview

Interview Experience
It was an extremely peaceful interview. There were 2 interviewers for my IT profile. I told them frankly that I didn't have much experience in coding, I had just done a course in my first year and an online course as well. I had a strong finance resume, so they asked me questions related to finance. I was able to answer them satisfactorily. It seemed more like a conversation rather than an interview, as if they were trying to figure out if I was a right fit for their company. Most of the time they were doing the talking and explaining about the IT role and what it involves, and asking me if that's what I was looking for. Almost all the questions they had for me were resume based.
Interview Tips
Be honest and upfront. Tell them what you think and most importantly why you're applying for the profile. The questions asked to me were: If you're offered a PPO after the internship will you accept it? ; This profile is not in line with what you've taken as your major, do you feel that you'll be wasting 4 years by suddenly switching your line? ; What problems do you think you'll face if you are to join Citi as a full time employee?

These questions cannot be prepared for, you have to be honest in answering them. If you would have noticed their questions were leaning towards checking if I would be a right fit as their employee. Unlike other companies who hire 2 month interns just to get the maximum work out of them, Citi was hiring interns as possible employees and future leaders within the company, and their HR interview will be in this line as well.
Skills

Skills Tested

  • 1)communication
  • Conversation Skills
  • Programming
  • Coding Skills
  • Proficiency In English
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Quantitative Problems
Resources

Preparation materials

Books
  • For English Have Practise With Vocabulary And Comprehension,
  • Any Aptitude And Reasoning Book,
General Tips
Practice speed and accuracy for solving aptitude questions. Be confident during the interview. They're looking for potential employees and their PPO offering rate is quite high, their questions will also be along the same lines.
Motivation for applying
Wanted back office experience and also exposure to coding/analytics in a banking company. Work given by them is generally challenging and fun.
Funny Moments
One of the questions asked in the interview was what I do in my free time. One of my answers was watching TV shows. They then proceeded to ask me what TV shows I watch and I mentioned Game of Thrones among my list (which was quite lenghty :p). Unsurprisingly, one of the interviewers was also a GoT fan and we spent quite a bit of time talking about the show and why neither of us hadn't read the books.
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Citicorp It internship interview

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Pavithra MoorthyFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for It role at Citicorp
Interview Process
Resume Shortlist Test HR Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Resume Shortlist

Interview Experience
Resume Shortlist was not stringent to any cg cut off. I think a mixture of good POR's and course work along with atleast one coding work can be impressive.
Interview Tips
Have a CFI project if not done any prior non-core internship.
Round 2

Test

Duration
2 hours Minutes
No. of Questions
not sure questions
Test Sections
  • Section 1: Aptitude + C/ C++/ Java basic questions + english skills for 1 hour
  • Section 2: Coding Questions - 2 for 1 hour
Interview Experience
Each part have time constraint and you can only attempt the next question if you have done the present one. I have not performed that well in the coding questions but fairly well in the first half which put me to the interview round.

Any one coding language can be preferred - C/C++/Java.
Interview Tips
Practice basic questions coding language, English, Aptitude/ Logical Reasoning and Writing Code in the precise order as it can boost your confidence through the test duration,

It is okay if you excel in any one of the two parts.
Round 3

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Tell me about yourself
  • Question 2: Some questions on your hobby
  • Question 3: A qustion on a project mentioned in the resume
  • Question 4: Why finance? Why IT in particualr? What are your future plans
  • Question 5: Do you like to ask me any questions?
Interview Experience
The HR was not very intimidating. I was very calm and presented myself confident and very cheerful which I think impressed him. I answered to the first question very elaborately that it covered most of the other possible questions. It's very crucial to answer it smartly without overselling or underselling yourself. I was being very honest.

I answered in this manner:

- My qualities and work ethics
- What was my passion and what has led me to take interest in IT and finance?
- Why Citicorp? - just a brief line as it wasn't asked directly
- My hobbies and unique talent

He asked what would you choose - finance or IT. Well it seemed tricky as IT work is related to finance in Citicorp. So I answered them that I have interest in Finance of which IT plays a part. So interested in both.

When asked about my project, I answered clearly and related to the profile. No questions were asked further.

After a set of these 4 questions, I was asked if I have some questions. Two questions were popped up in my mind about the proflle nature and the challenges faced by Citicorp macroeconomically.

Interview Tips
It is very important to answer clearly and articulately. Stammering gives a bad impression on you.
Some tricky questions will be asked. It's alright to take some seconds off and asnwer with clear thought.
Show enthusiasm towards the internship. They do not require students with good coding skills so show them that you can grasp anything fast.

When asked about yourself, kindly don't tell the place you are from or your family descriptions as it is absolutely not required by them. They need to know your nature of work and abstract qualities you possess. That's it.



Round 4

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Where are you from?
  • Question 2: Why do you choose chemical engineering? By rank or by passion?
  • Question 3: Why do you want to intern in Citicorp?
  • Question 4: Some more quesions based on your previous answers
Interview Experience
She didn't ask any tricky questions and mostly listened to what I had to say. She wanted to know how much interested I am in this,
Interview Tips
Be very relaxed and ask questions meaningfully.
General Tips
Java is not a pre-requisite to IT in Citicorp.
Motivation for applying
It is a reputed bank in financial sector. The stipend is relatively high compared to other companies.
Funny Moments
I got intimidated by a senior before the interview that I require Java knowledge. So I was very sure that I wouldn't get through. Hence I bacame very calm and took the interview entertainingly.<br />
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During the interview, I told the HR that I know little of Java and was willing to learn it. In turn, he answered that it is not at all required. I was dumbstruck ;)
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Citicorp Financial risk analyst internship interview

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Akhil AshokFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Financial risk analyst role at Citicorp in Dec, 2015
Interview Process
Test Case Study Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Test

No. of Questions
40 questions
Interview Experience
The test was not too tough. Focus on answering all the questions as there may be easy questions concealed in the paper and every question has the same weight
Interview Tips
Familiarize yourself with data sufficiency tests
Round 2

Case Study Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Probability Question
Interview Experience
The question was tough and I was unable to arrive at the answer. What matters though is the way you think and arrive at the answer. Make sure the interviewer gets to know your thought process
Interview Tips
Method matters the most
Round 3

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Resume Questions
Interview Experience
Don't worry too much about this round. Be sure about your resume. Know it thoroughly
Interview Tips
Go through your resume as many times as possible. Figure out possible questions that an interviewer could ask
Skills

Skills Tested

  • Presence Of Mind
  • Communication
  • Mathematical Aptitude
  • Analytical Skills
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Citicorp Business analyst interview

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Shubham GuptaFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Business analyst role at Citicorp in Dec, 2016
Interview Process
Resume Shortlist Test HR Interview Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Resume Shortlist

Interview Experience
Show your finance and analytics background in the resume.
Round 2

Test

Interview Experience
aptitude, same as cat exam
Round 3

HR Interview

Interview Experience
They asked me about my interest, why do I want to join citicorp. I discussed current financial events like demonetisation, etc, its impacts. They asked some questions like today's dollar rate.
Round 4

Technical Interview

Interview Experience
They asked me to discuss my internship work which I had written in my resume. They asked whether the work which I have done was used by my company.
Round 5

HR Interview

Interview Experience
In this 3rd and final round, they asked me if I won't leave the job later if I get better better offer from somewhere else. They asked me whether I am happy with the compensation they are offering me.
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Citicorp It engineer internship interview

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Anushree PeriasamiFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for It engineer role at Citicorp
Interview Process
Test Behavioural Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Test

No. of Questions
1 questions
Test Sections
  • Section 1: Objective Coding
  • Section 2: Quantitative
  • Section 3: Verbal reasoning
  • Section 4: Logical reasoning
  • Section 5: coding
Interview Experience
Overall easy. For the objective coding section, revise basic data structures like trees, pseudo codes. Quantitative, verbal and logic require speed. For the coding section practice coding. The questions were simple. Note, the test is an important stage in the shortlisting.
Interview Tips
Practice speed aptitude tests and coding.
Round 2

Behavioural Interview

Interview Experience
Tried to asses interest in coding, company fit. Asked one java question. Why citicorp? Discussed about the financial crisis. Interview is flexible and can cover a broad range of topics.
Interview Tips
Stay calm. If you can convince them if you are interested in a career in coding. Note, the profile is not completely IT based, it covers a broader umbrella, involves much more was what I was told. The prerequisite knowledge they expected too wasn't very high.
Round 3

HR Interview

Interview Experience
Spoke about myself, my hobbies, my interests. Very peaceful round. We also had a little chat about my favourite book.
Interview Tips
Stay calm ant try to be yourself and as honest as possible
Skills

Skills Tested

  • General Coding And Problem Solving
Skill Tips
Practice speed tests and coding on websites
General Tips
Citicorp was my fourth interview in the internship process. What i learnt collectively from this experience was to say calm, no matter what. Never approach an interview with an " I must get it " attitude. "Its not a big deal" works much better. This doesn't mean that you don't take preparation seriously but once you've prepared, don't care too much. Also prepare well, the biggest contributor to your confidence and satisfaction is the feeling of preparedness with which you attend the selection process
Motivation for applying
I was interested in non - core, finance, analytics and have basic coding skills. Citi is undoubtedly a reputed name.
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Citicorp It profile interview

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AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus for It profile role at Citicorp in Dec, 2016
Interview Process
Resume Shortlist Test Test Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Resume Shortlist

Interview Experience
They shortlisted people with some coding project.Or have done some coding.
Interview Tips
Most of you can easily get shortlisted if have done some coding in their resume.
Round 2

Test

No. of Questions
50 questions
Test Sections
  • Section 1: English
  • Section 2: Quant
  • Section 3: English
  • Section 4: Quant
  • Section 5: Logical reasoning
Interview Experience
They shortlisted people with some coding project.Or have done some coding.
Interview Tips
Most of you can easily get shortlisted if have done some coding in their resume.
Round 3

Test

Interview Experience
Do the English quant and logic correctly.
Interview Tips
They even shortlisted people who did not attempt the coding quest NS.
Round 4

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Difference BTW for loop and while loop.which is better?
Interview Experience
One number series completion.
Round 5

HR Interview

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Citicorp Technology internship interview

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Sanjana YellamelliFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Technology role at Citicorp
Interview Process
Test Behavioural Interview Puzzle Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Test

Test Sections
  • Section 1: objective algorithmic and programming questions
  • Section 2: Basic Aptitude
  • Section 3: English
  • Section 4: Coding
Interview Experience
The first 3 modules in the test were all objective with a huge time constraint . For Module 1- knowing few basic algorithms and basic coding knowledge was enough. Coding section (Module 4) was also easy-(1 hours- 2 codes)
Interview Tips
Knowing few basic sorting and searching algorithms will really help.Practicing few aptitude tests before the tests will help to improve speed
Round 2

Behavioural Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Name few accomplishments in your life for which you are really proud?
  • Question 2: Accomplishments as a team?
  • Question 3: What is your motive in life/for this choosing to build your career in these lines?
  • Question 4: Why this profile?
  • Question 5: Why CitiCorp?
Interview Experience
It was a really friendly environment. Interviewers were more interactive and was not like a stereo typical interview but was more like a very good conversation
Interview Tips
Some people had a technical round interview in this interview's place - it is mostly interviewer specific.They had hard core coding questions on C/Java(depending on which language they chose to write module 4 in the test)

Preparing for few questions like Why citi? Why this profile? in addition to practicing to run them through your resume by highlighting important points would help
Round 3

Puzzle Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: A fish using 6 sticks was drawn in a specific direction and was asked to rotate in 180 degrees moving minimum number of sticks possible
  • Question 2: Extension of question number 1- interviewer drew two fins and now asked to do the same
Interview Experience
The puzzles were actually easy.
Interview Tips
Being cool and calm and not panicking
Some of my other friends had questions like - most efficient way to find whether or not a number is prime
Round 4

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Which place are you from?
  • Question 2: Why do you think almost all the IITs are populated mostly by students from the telugu states?
  • Question 3: Few other questions related to resume
Interview Experience
It was a very friendly interview.
Interview Tips
Trying to work on your soft skills will help
Skills

Skills Tested

  • 1)communication Skills
  • Logical Puzzles
General Tips
Just be calm. Try to interact with the interviewers and the interview can also be self driven - as in, one can direct the interview as he/she wants(the first round interview)<br />
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Trying to be active during the interview right from the beginning - with good salutation will give them a good impression on you
Motivation for applying
After reading about CitiCorp - got an impression that its work culture would be good
Funny Moments
From my resume - the Monkey Proof dustbin i worked on during my first semester (In the HR round interview)
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Citicorp Assistant manager interview

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Kranthi TejFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Assistant manager role at Citicorp in Dec, 2016
Interview Process
Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Practical use of linked list, classes and structures
  • Question 2: How do you reverse the digits of an integer in an optimal way?
Interview Tips
Stay confident. Revise data structures and algorithms, C++/Java
Round 2

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Tell me about yourself
  • Question 2: What are your strengths and weaknesses?
  • Question 3: How would you friends give you feedback and how would they describe you?
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