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Deutsche bank Analyst interview

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AnonymousFresherNot Selected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus for Analyst role at Deutsche bank
Interview Process
Test HR Interview
Round 1

Test

Test Sections
  • Section 1: Written
Interview Experience
There were 4 sections: Maths, Finance, English, DI and Quant, No negative marking. 
The Maths section had questions on basic probability and statistics. Also the Maths section had a higher weight age than the other sections (Questions carrying 3 marks each while other sections had 1 or 2 marks for each question. They were here, offering a quant profile so that justifies the distribution.) 
The DI/Quant (2 marks each) and English (1 Mark Each) section were similar to CAT. 
The finance section had questions on Basic Accounting.
Interview Tips
Anyone who did well in the Maths section could find his name in the shortlist.
Round 2

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Tell me about yourself from the day u were born till today.
  • Question 2: What is a Brownian motion? Properties of Brownian motion?
  • Question 3: What is a Martingale? What are Markov Processes? Is Martingale a Markov Process? Are Markov Processes Martingales?
  • Question 4: One trait of yours that you're not proud of?
  • Question 5: Puzzle: m2 = n2 + 32294
  • Question 6: In a group would it be better for me to assume a leadership position or simply be a part of it? Why?
Interview Experience
It was a 20-25 minute round. There were 2 interviewers, one of them was the HR manager and the other was a Quant Guy.
In the first question, they stopped me mid way when I mentioned the finance course.
The puzzle was also asked in last year’s interview.
Interview Tips
I’m still not sure about why I did not qualify for the next round but one of the possible reasons was, I had mentioned my short temperedness as my weakness and later I came to know, this is considered to be a highly undesirable trait in the Investment Banking jobs. So be a bit careful while answering this question.
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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Deutsche bank Analyst interview

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AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus for Analyst role at Deutsche bank
Interview Process
Resume Shortlist HR Interview
Round 1

Resume Shortlist

Interview Experience
A lot of fundaes regarding the writing of the resume were given at a session by McKinsey earlier in the year. I prepared my basic resume based on that and changed it according to suggestions from some friends. Pre-placement talks are essential for getting a broad understanding of the company and the work that one is going to be doing in the job, inspite of the fact that a much nicer version of the reality may be presented in these talks. If one does not have a good idea about a particular sector or a company, attending PPTs can help a lot.About 90 people were shortlisted initially for the inteview, based mainly on a test conducted by the company earlier. The test evaluated students on basic quantitative and DI skills. Out of those, after an interview of about 20-25 mins, about half were shortlisted for the second and the last interview, which immediately followed the first one.
Round 2

HR Interview

Interview Experience
In my case, the only interview I attended was for Deutsche Bank, and it did not require any such special preparation.However, some basic finance fundaes were obtained with the help of google and wikipedia. I prepared for interviews with some of my friends. We conducted mock interviews of one another, asking possible questions, especially the HR ones. If done seriously, it helps a lot, in terms of preparation for the few stock questions in interviews and others that one can anticipate. A lot of improvements can be suggested by your friends in terms of framing answers correctly and many other things. Preparation is best done in groups.
Round 3

Interview Experience
The entire interview process consisted of two interviews. The first interview could be called technical, but it was a wide ranging interview. I was initially asked about my stream of engg. The interviewer knew a surprisingly good amount of aero, and I was asked a lot of aerospace related questions, most of which I could answer satisfactorily. I was asked general questions about life in IIT, my hobbies, etc, and some questions on statistics. Finally, I was asked if I knew something about finance. On answering in the affirmative, I was asked questions about options, futures and other such trading basics. The interviewers knew that a workshop on finance had been conducted on campus earlier, so one was expected to have some elementary knowledge about such things.The second interview was a very short one, basically an HR interview. I was asked the usual questions that are asked in an HR interview. They can be easily found out on the net or on documents available in the institute. Be sure to prepare for those questions and know your resume very well. Those two things essentially define how such an interview will go.
Interview Tips
The ideal way to prepare would be to study seriously for CAT! The practice of solving quant and DI questions that one gets in CAT preparation is invaluable for doing well in the test of this as well as many other companies. Doing well in the test is really the key element in the recruitment process. Once the hurdle of the test is cleared, you can present yourself in the way that you want, and lead the interviewer to your areas of comfort by preparing well. Arguably the biggest tool available for preparing for job interviews is the internet. Be sure to find out some info about the company, about your job profile and the expected skills, these can give a direction to your preparation.
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Deutsche bank Analyst interview

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AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus for Analyst role at Deutsche bank
Interview Process
Interview Interview
Round 1

Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Explain the current economic scenario and financial products.
  • Question 2: Why Deutsche Bank over Goldman Sachs or World Quant?
  • Question 3: Why not MS?
Interview Experience
DB was my dream job, with great seniors at that firm, its corporate culture, vast global exposure, and most importantly finance. I went to interview with three DB people, and when I came out of the room, I knew I had nailed it! There is no other way to put it. They grilled me on my career choices and knowledge of finance and economics and I seriously blew them away with my responses. I felt they had to make me an offer.
And, then I sat for the next round of interview. My second interview at DB went well. After the interview ended, within a minute, they made me an offer which I gladly accepted.
Interview Tips
(a) HR questions: This is the most important part for any interview. In companies like DB, your communication skills coupled with your preparation of such questions account for more than 70% of a candidate’s selection. Answering questions about your career goals, interests, and your career thus far should become second nature by the end of November. You must also know the firms and job profiles inside out. I worked on this specific area, and by the end of the placement session, I had gained a reputation among my wingies for my expertise at answering HR questions.

(b) Puzzles: Since this is a non-core sector, puzzles are the only way to objectively test the ability of candidates with diverse backgrounds. Look up braingle.com and techinterview.org. These two should suffice. Also, whenever you come across a puzzle that you’ve already encountered, pretend as if you’re going through it for the first time. Don’t rush through. This is your opportunity to impress them. Do not squander it away!

(c) Finance and economic affairs: If you have a comprehensive knowledge of the financial markets, national economy, and international affairs, in addition to the above two, it is highly improbable that you won’t be selected. For brushing up these, read the Economist (print or online), and read through the opinion pages of Economic Times or the Business Standard for 2-3 months leading to the Placement season. You CANNOT afford to walk into the interview ignorant of terms like European debt crisis, global financial crisis, fiscal cliff, QE, and basic finance like options, hedging etc. Wikipedia, Investopedia and J.C.Hull (first few chapters) are great sources to pick up these.
Round 2

Interview

General Tips
1. If you are a B.Tech. student, do not be under the wrong impression that you can target all sectors- core as well as non-core. It is really difficult to prepare comprehensively for all companies, especially if you are in the B.Tech. program owing to time constraints.



2. The Dual degree students have an edge over you for precisely two reasons. Firstly, they get more time to prepare for the placements, and have learnt vicariously from their B.Tech. batch mates experiences. Secondly, they tend to have higher retention rates (good for the companies).



3. Work on your English communication skills which are crucial for performing well in interviews and GDs.



Let neither of these become an obstacle by leaving no stone unturned in the course of your preparations.
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Deutsche bank Associate internship interview

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Ashish ViswananthanFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIM Bangalore for Associate role at Deutsche bank
Interview Process
Technical Interview Technical Interview Technical Interview Technical Interview
Round 1

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Personals (tell me about yourself, couple of short questions from resume
  • Question 2: Lots of personals about why markets (why not consulting too!), why Deutsche etc
Interview Experience
I think they were looking for Analytical ability (more in terms of thought process of approaching a problem), good awareness of financial crisis and general gyaan and willingness to work in markets (i.e. how convincing my reasons were etc). I wasn‟t tested too much on derivatives and puzzles, but I believe a few others had lots of questions in this area.

I think the personals & financial crisis questions went very well, pretty decent with the puzzles too. Started a bit slowly on the problems, but was able to arrive at the solution quickly once I had the hang of the question.
Interview Tips
I prepared pretty well for derivatives & financial crisis. Though my approach was not very quick for the former, this was not a problem because I was not hurried for these questions and they were also seeing how I was approaching the solution. I was well prepared with the personals section – very clear on why I wanted markets, not consulting etc and I think I gave them nearly 6 reasons for Why Deutsche 
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Couple of puzzles (reasonably simple)
Interview Tips
For most banks, and for Deutsche especially, be prepared with personals at three levels (Tell me about yourself etc | Why markets, why not consult / IBD etc | Why Deutsche). I had done my homework by speaking to seniors in this respect and I think
Name
Ashish Viswanathan
Educational Qualification
B. Tech Chemical Engineering, IIT Madras
Workex
Shell Global Solutions (1 year)
Summers Company & Role
Deutsche Bank Global Markets, London Associate

Networth Fin Summers Guide 2010 6 | P a g e
my clarity of thought on these questions clinched it.
Round 3

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Some problems on hedging using futures, FX exposure, credit exposure etc. Interest rates, currencies, some macro gyaan
Interview Tips
Make sure you understand what you are preparing in case of derivatives. Don‟t get caught up and confused by the math, learn the basics of why and how the derivatives work
Round 4

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Good no. of questions on subprime crisis (both factual and also interpretation based questions like „What would you do if you were Ben Bernanke and you found out about all this in 2007‟)
  • Question 2: Couple of questions testing knowledge of capital markets etc („If I were an FII with 100 million dollars, where should I invest it today?‟ etc)
Interview Tips
Make sure you are well prepared with financial crisis / current affairs / bailout and efforts to fight the crisis. Have an opinion on issues like „Do you think it was right to not bail out Lehman?‟ etc and be prepared to defend your opinion
Skills

Skills Tested

Skill Tips
Curiosity, “can-do” attitude, Gyaan on derivatives, basic excel skills, willingness to learn in a sometimes chaotic environment
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Deutsche bank Analyst interview

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AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus for Analyst role at Deutsche bank
Interview Process
Resume Shortlist HR Interview Behavioural Interview Test Other Interview
Round 1

Resume Shortlist

Interview Experience
There is a standard pattern which most of us follow. I just tried to highlight my strong points as my CPI was not very high. I was good in sports and music, so I made sure that I highlighted them. I did attend most of the Pre-Placement Talks. The one thing which I gained was the exposure.
Round 2

HR Interview

Interview Experience
As far as HR Questions are concerned, they totally depend on you. Your seniors can always help you out finding answers for them. But I recommend you to think on your own; because that way your honest answers come out and believe me they ALWAYS work however naive they may sound. Nobody expects you to know everything. The fact that you can relate to those answers will boost your confidence as you would be able to defend them well.
Round 3

Behavioural Interview

Interview Experience
When going in for an interview, its expected of you that you know about the company you are sitting for. So obviously you have to search the net and know few important things about the companies. I prepared for CAT so that took care of the puzzles and quantity part.
Round 4

Test

Interview Experience
Initially they took a screening exam. It was quant and logical based mainly and few Questions were on market and economics. Some 80 students were short listed. They short listed around 40 students after 1st round of interviews and gave final offers to 22 after 2nd round of interviews.
Round 5

Other Interview

Interview Experience
The first thing which is asked in an interview is mostly Tell us about you. After that they concentrated only on my extra-currics like football, swimming and singing which was my forte. They asked me general questions about my home town and family. Asked me about my strengths but didn't go to any weaknesses.Then they asked me if I had any Questions for them. I asked a few. This was it for the first one. DBs CEO was taking this interview. He started off with asking Questions from my resume about my projects n stuff. Then he too started asking Questions about my city and family. Questions were mostly the same as the first one. It ended on a very positive note and I came out with a smile.
Interview Tips
Do prepare well for the screening exam, it has a good weightage. Interviews were generally HR type for me but they asked puzzles to few. So preparing them would help too. Overall, any particular mistake that you committed during the whole process? My resume was not well compiled although it didn't matter but I should have taken care of it. Prepare your resume well in advance, it will surely help.
General Tips
I always wear something which I could carry comfortably. I recommend the same for everyone. And also start wearing formals a month before the placement season starts, this way you'll get used to them and would feel comfortable.
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Deutsche bank Analyst interview

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Ujjawal SharmaFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at Motilal nehru college for Analyst role at Deutsche bank
Interview Process
Test Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Test

No. of Questions
30 questions
Test Sections
  • Section 1: Written Round
Interview Experience
There was an online test of computer basics questions are quite easy but time was a factor as there were 25 MCQ question with no negative marking and time is 25 minutes.Total 35 students were shortlisted for the interviews. Soon after the interviews were conducted.
Interview Tips
Read the question carefully and have a good practice on geeks quiz for MCQ.
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Experience
As I entered the interview room interviewee asked me to introduce myself. Then he asked me about the most challenging project I have done and why this project is so much challenging to you. I explained him the project from the scrap and but at the end he was not satisfied with my explanation then I again explained the project to him. After that he asked me to explain my website project then he got satisfied with my both projects. Then he asked me you have interest in Operating system, OOP’s and Data Structure how you will be perfect for this profile then I explained him this by giving him a real life example. Then he asked why DB? and any query for me? I asked him Some question about the logo of DB.
Interview Tips
Have a vivid view of your project.
Round 3

HR Interview

Interview Experience
First, he asked me to introduce myself then he said that you have done 4 Project but you have only explained 2 Project in previous round. Then he asked me to explain my other two projects. He easily got satisfied to me. Then he gave me a case study that you have given a choice to choose a team

1.First-team is highly technical but people in this team are rude.

2. Second-team is average technical and person in this team are normal.

3. Third-team is low technical but people in this team are very helpful.

I choose the first team and then, explained him why I want to be part of this team.

Then he asked him any query for him? I asked him about our role in DB and foreign exposure for us.
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Deutsche bank Analyst interview

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AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus for Analyst role at Deutsche bank
Interview Process
Test Group Activity Mentorship Technical Interview
Round 1

Test

Interview Experience
About 600-700 people applied. 53 were shortlisted. Analytical skills. Reasoning. Basically solve different CAT mock test papers. Should be enough.
Interview Tips
The questions are not very hard. Don't cheat. They were very strict regarding this. You don't want to be thrown out in the first phase itself.
Round 2

Group Activity

Interview Experience
The 53 shortlisted students were called for a workshop in Kolkata the very next day. 5 Group Discussion topics were given and students were expected to prepare on these topics. It was basically a networking cum GD session.
Interview Tips
Highly Evaluative. Go prepared. Go very prepared.Don't irritate them.
Look interested.
Ask questions. Relevant questions.
Round 3

Mentorship

Interview Experience
Though it wasn't that long a process, I think it carried weight as well. A mentor was assigned to a group of 10-11 students. The mentor called once to know more about the candidate. More of an informal chat session.Telephonic conversation.
Interview Tips
Learn it.Be polite.
Don't sound rushed.
If you're not in an *cough* appropriate place to attend the call, reschedule the call. But please be available at the scheduled time.
Ask questions.
Don't be too formal.
Follow up with a mail/ further questions etc.
Round 4

Technical Interview

Interview Experience
I had two rounds of interviews, with the first concentrating mainly on my technical (finance) skills, given my interest. The second round was a Director-level round which focussed much more on my interests and integration.
Interview Tips
Just be very well prepared. Though DB doesn't take stress interviews but you can expect one if you are among the later ones.Don't give up. Ho jaayega.
Look fresh and interested.
General Tips
I was 7.13 and had the lowest CG in the select list. And there was no mention about academics at all in my interviews.

CFA/FRM/ even to some extent NCFMs will help, if you can back them up with a solid knowledge base and/or interest in the field, evident from some project work/publications etc.

Regarding Extra academic involvement, you need it but you have to know your stuff. If you're bragging about how good you're at martial arts, you should know who Chuck Norris is.

Jokes apart, a solid knowledge of the field in which you are interested apart from academics, gives an impression of genuine interest. So, be prepared and expect questions on all the points in your CV.

My second round interview was with one of the directors and they asked me to integrate some pretty complex functions.

Ideally, I should be knowing it, since I'm from Math background. SO expect questions on your major subject.

Apart from this, giving CAT (but not mentioning it in the interview) always helps with respect to quantitative abilities. Also solve as many puzzles as you can. Always helps.
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Deutsche bank Analyst interview

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AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus for Analyst role at Deutsche bank
Interview Process
Interview Interview
Round 1

Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Why finance?
  • Question 2: Why DB and some applied questions on Futures, Options and Derivatives.
Interview Experience
Had a quick first interview which was mostly HR. No puzzles were asked from me, as I told them that I am not very much interested in mathematics and number crunching. Questions like Why finance? Why DB and some applied
questions on Futures, Options and Derivatives. (Read John C. Hull that will help you). It was more of a chat than interview.
Round 2

Interview

Interview Experience
This one was a bit technical as many questions from finance course, which I did in 7th semester, were asked. I did a term paper also in the course but hadn’t prepared for it before interview and the result was there in the interview.


They grilled me on that and I was not able to answer many questions (do prepare thoroughly on whatever you have written in your resume). Besides the technical part some questions on my family background and my dad’s business were asked and some situations were given and I was asked how I will respond to such situation.
Interview Tips
DON’T get involved in last time discussion on any of the puzzles or finance questions before interviews.
General Tips
PPTs: PPTs are very important to get an overall view of the opportunities you will be having for placements or the kind of profile that a company offers. If you are interested in a particular company, talk to the seniors who are working in that company and from there you’ll get an honest feedback about the company

and whether the profile suits you or not.



Resume: Believe me your resume has to be perfect. In your resume, highlight your strengths and the skills which the company is looking for. I feel that my extra-curricular and summer internship was my advantage and therefore I mentioned it in such a way that on reading my resume anybody will ask me more about that. Go through you resumes again and again and you’ll see the improvements. Take help from your wing mates and your close friends. In fact I prepared my complete resume along with a friend.



ET: For business awareness ET is the best thing to read, this will help you not

only in tests (for companies like DB) but also for interviews.



Get in touch with seniors who are currently working in the company you are interested in, they will help

you a lot. Resume should be perfect, whatever you have done present it efficiently highlighting your qualities and that required by the company. Do take help from your close friends and wing mates. Since

the 7th semester is very hectic, start preparing for it from the starting of the semester. Read ET if you are

interested in financial job or go through your basic courses if you are interested for core job. Dress well

for interviews, shoes should be comfortable, don’t smoke in between the interviews and if you do then

put some deodorant before interview, buy a nice pen and a nice folder for the interviews…
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Deutsche bank Analyst interview

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AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus for Analyst role at Deutsche bank
Interview Process
Resume Shortlist Test Group Discussion HR Interview HR Interview HR Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Resume Shortlist

Interview Experience
DB directly shortlisted from resume. There was no test. After the initial shortlisting procedure, I had a months time to prepare.
Interview Tips
I had started preparing for my resume from August when SPO had asked to send in master resume. After making a rough draft I had sent it to a lot of seniors from my department who were placed in different companies and edited it accordingly.
Round 2

Test

Interview Tips
I had used the material from T.I.M.E and also from CL to prepare for it. Also,there were some classes arranged by SPO and CL which I had joined.
Round 3

Group Discussion

Interview Tips
I did not prepare much for the GDs. I just participated in 3-4 mock GDs organized by the placement preparation cell.
Round 4

HR Interview

Interview Experience
I had prepared all my interns and projects along with the courses written in the resume. I had prepared my answers from all the basic questions which are generally asked in an interview and was very thorough with them. I had also gained sufficient knowledge about the work profile of DB along with all major deals in the past year. Specially, for DB's interview I had also prepared for the current affairs by reading newspapers daily for about 3 months and also kept up to date about some major happenings in and around the world such as Syria happening, US shutdown, crisis and bubbles, etc.


I had my interview scheduled at 6:30 in the morning with DB. My first interview went really well and the person told me that I should definitely see the next panel.
Interview Tips
Please do not write those courses in your resume which you found tough as it will create problem at the end moment when you have to prepare so much.
Round 5

HR Interview

Interview Experience
My second interview was fine and most of the questions were from current affairs and my resume. They also asked me to guesstimate in this interview.
Round 6

HR Interview

Interview Experience
In my third interview  I messed up some economics related concepts.I thought they wouldn't like me but I was called again
Round 7

HR Interview

Interview Experience
My fourth interview also did not go well but then somebody from the HR hinted that they liked me for a certain profile and would want to know my take on that.
General Tips
Be yourself and give your best shot. Have faith in yourself. Do not panic.
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Deutsche bank Analyst interview

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AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus for Analyst role at Deutsche bank
Interview Process
Test Group Discussion Behavorial Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Test

No. of Questions
40 questions
Interview Experience
They were very similar to CAT type questions.
Cut-off is very low compared to mock-CATs. So if there are about 35-40 questions, answering 18-20 correctly should suffice. Soft skills play an important role here.I think there was no negative marking. Build a strategy how you are going to mark the questions you couldn't attempt.
Some questions are tricky. Don't fall for them.
Interview Tips
Preparing for CAT will help anyone to clear the written test.
Round 2

Group Discussion

Interview Experience
All the shortlisted students were given some 5 topics to prepare for. They were the current financial issues across globe.
Interview Tips
This was different from last year.Never ask any questions about work life-balance, work hours or get too much into detail about their project (asking about their risk management practices, etc).
Round 3

Behavorial Interview

Interview Experience
Two MDs took my first round of interview. My interview was about 50 minutes (30 mins is average). Reason for lengthy interview was one of my financial projects. I explained at length to them, which itself took about 25 minutes. Otherwise they concentrated on some basic questions like what is CDF and its properties? Integrate arctan(x). Bayes theorem based problems.
Interview Tips
Some of my friends were asked puzzles. Substantiate everything on your CV. Read the basic concepts of your branch. Prepare for some HR questions - have unique and different answer. Avoid using words like passion, etc.
Read some basic subjects - no matter what department you are in.Avoid bookish answers for HR questions. Rather relate them to your past and answer.
Round 4

HR Interview

Interview Experience
Rest of the content of my CV was covered.More questions were asked about subjects, certifications, projects etc.
General Tips
Puzzles are very important for non-finance people.

One important note : Certifications ( CFA, NCFM, FRM, PRM or actuaries) doesn't fill all the voids in your profile. A good profile without CFA will get you the shortlist but not the other way.

Completing 1 or 2 financial projects is beneficial. Make sure you know everything about the project and beyond. What more could have been achieved? What is the expected result?

Anyone with low CG should be involved in a lot of extra-curricular activities and elaborate how the experience will help in the financial industry.
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