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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 HR Interview
Round 1

interview

Interview Tips
At the end of the day, its number crunching. But, in the finance sector, you are your own boss. You would have to come up with ideas and initiatives on your own. They also look for some experience in money markets, econometrics and optimization. Most importantly, the job involves coding experience and knowledge of algorithms and data structures. Again, read the newspaper daily, check out articles on Reuters, Bloomberg, etc. Refer Investopedia to understand the jargon. They seek personal impact and commitment. The resume must be a one-page resume and should be clean and only relevant parts must be highlighted. Your candidature defines you. The resume is your first point of contact. It also gives the interviewer stuff to talk to you about. Always try to show that you are an all-rounder. Use numbers to show impact. Most importantly, they look for a clear reason for why you chose finance. They also look for other hobbies and interests that you have. Prepare algorithms, order of runtime and data structures.
Round 2

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Why Finance?
Interview Experience
The objective is to get to know you better.
Interview Tips
One of the most important questions would be “Why finance?”. It all comes down to, would they like to work with you. Try to make them remember you.
Skills

Skills Tested

Skill Tips
Exams & Certifications are needed to improve your resume and exam like GRE or CAT will improvise your English skills. Financial knowledge is a must along with coding. Communication : Oral & Written is what looked for by financial corporations.
Resources

Preparation materials

Courses
  • CAT Course,
  • GRE Course,
  • Bloomberg Aptitude Test,
  • Operations Research,
  • Management,
  • Industrial Engineering,
  • Developmental Studies,
  • Economics,
  • Linear Algebra,
  • Probability,
  • Graph Theory,
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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 Technical Interview Other Interview
Round 1

Resume Shortlist

Interview Experience
Deutsche Bank did not have any aptitude test, only resume based short-listing.
Round 2

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Why Finance? Why not core?
  • Question 2: What is Nifty, Sensex?
  • Question 3: Name 5 companies listed on Nifty?
  • Question 4: A 10x10x10 cube is made up of 1x1x1 cubes. Its outer surface is painted red and then big cube is dismantled into smaller cubes. How many cubes are there with none of their faces painted red?
  • Question 5: Some remainder question.. What is the remainder when (2^75-5^3)/5? 3. They then asked quick mental maths questions like what is square root of 91, what is 107^2 etc.
Interview Experience
This round was a mix of HR + Puzzles + Balance Sheet and lasted for 25 minutes. Panel was of Corporate Finance people. I performed average in this interview. However after a long wait they sent me for the next round.
Round 3

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Questions on corporate finance and balance sheet.
  • Question 2: Difference between call and put option?
  • Question 3: Tell something about Material Science and Engineering?
  • Question 4: Resume-based questions.
  • Question 5: What would you do if you were the finance minister of India?
Interview Experience
This round was mainly focused on Current Affairs and Finance and lasted for 40 minutes. Panel was of Business Associate (senior most person on the panel). India. A lengthy discussion followed and at the end of this discussion he was quite happy. I was immediately sent for the third round.
Round 4

Other Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Why Deutsche Bank over Credit Suisse?
  • Question 2: Why is Chromium added to Stainless Steel?
  • Question 3: How will you maintain the work-life balance at DB? Are you willing to work on weekends?
Interview Experience
It consisted of core and HR questions and panel was of IITK alumnus. After this round I was informally offered the job.
Skills

Skills Tested

  • Probability and Statistics
  • Financial Economics
Resources

Preparation materials

Books
  • CL books,
General Tips
1. Even when you are unable to answer questions, don’t get bogged down or disheartened remain calm. <br />
2. DB quite often takes stress interview. Just keep your cool and smile while answering questions. <br />
3. If you do not know any answer, there is no harm is admitting that.<br />
4. Be confident. Know your resume inside out. <br />
5. Practice a few HR interviews before the actual one. <br />
6. Also communication skills in English are very important.
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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.<br />
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.<br />
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?<br />
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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Deutsche bank Analyst interview

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

resume shortlisting

Interview Experience
The profile offered is not solely based on number crunching; rather, it is also focused on building industries by buying and selling market commodities. You are judged on your drive or excellence in any field, and on how good you are at convincing the panel.
Interview Tips
Your resume will be scrutinized thoroughly and whatever you write in it must be well thought out.
Round 2

Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Questions on Current Affairs & Puzzles
Interview Experience
The interview is more like a conversation and you should try to direct it in the direction you like.
Interview Tips
For puzzles: Approach important, not final answer,think aloud,take cues from interviewer,do not panic! They look for the ability to show that you can create an impact. Have knowledge on current affairs and happening around you- Overview + details about a few topics,take a stand on issues. Watch economic & political debates. Read blogs by economists, journalists as well as economic Times and magazine and discuss topics with friends.
Round 3

Interview

Interview Tips
Have good appearance and posture,be professional and confident,know your resume well,relax and be yourself!
Skills

Skills Tested

  • Domian excellence
  • Ability to convince
Skill Tips
Need to be aware of the current affairs. One should know the top 5 headlines of the day before the interview and also on the day of the interview. As far as DB is concerned, there is no written test and CAT preparation should suffice. Even DB has a buddy program for shortlisted candidates. Brush up Probability & Statistics.
Resources

Preparation materials

Books
  • Corporate Finance by Brealey & Myers,
  • Heard On The Street: Quantitative Questions From Wall Street Job 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
Other Interview Other Interview
Round 1

Other Interview

Interview Experience
It was a 10-12 minute round taken by two fairly young Analysts. It started with an informal chit chat. I grabbed my opportunity. In my first line I told them that I had done my internship with Lehman Brothers. No wonder the next 5-6 questions were on my internship. There were followed by a couple of questions on swaps, spreads etc which I had mentioned in my resume (Note questions were not out of the blue…I had used these terms in my resume). Finally one question was - You have a decent CPI and are from Maths background so why not go for a PhD? Again talked about my internship with Lehman, the corporate world, professionalism etc.
Round 2

Other Interview

Interview Experience
It was a 15-20 minute round taken by the CFO and the HR head.

My M.Sc. project was 'pricing of inflation linked pension plans'. There asked question about it. In my answer I used the word 'inflation' and the next question was - what is inflation? 

Then I used WPI in my answer and I was told to explain WPI. I explained them the WPI basket...the weightage of the various categories...the base year etc...(They were quite impressed as my answer was complete with all the possible detail). 

Next question - apart from WPI which other indices are popular in India...I told them about CPI industrial workers, labour etc. 

Next question- What is today's inflation....I explained that inflation is calculated weekly and told them the latest figures. 

Next question- why is inflation being talked about these days? My answer- Recently it was at a 13 yr high and RBI has been taking various measures to bring it down. 

Next question- how does RBI control inflation? My answer- through open market operations, CRR, SLR, Repo, Reverse Repo. 

Next question-what is open market operations, CRR, SLR, Repo, Reverse Repo? I explained them and also gave them the figures (eg CRR then was 6.5%, SLR was 24%...they were pretty impressed). It seemed they were trying to ensure that whatever I said I knew about them completely. 

Once they were satisfied with my technical knowledge they asked- Why Investment Banking now that you won’t get hefty bonuses, what do you know about DB, etc. I mentioned DB's strength, its commercial banking, high liquidity etc. I told them that I expect the learning curve to be very steep in these difficult times.
Skills

Skills Tested

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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 CV based selection Interview
    Round 1

    Test

    Test Sections
    • Section 1: Quantitative test, very similar to CAT
    Interview Tips
    DO prepare for CAT and take their tests, practice solving questions quickly and accurately & don't rely on cheating. : CAT material is ideal. Prepare as if you’re going to give CAT.
    Round 2

    CV based selection

    Interview Experience
    Prepare your CV well with adequate and relevant data related to the job profile offered by the organization.
    Round 3

    Interview

    Interview Tips
    Good communication skills, good knowledge of all the current affairs in finance with enough idea about issues around them to hold a conversation and give your own views on them is required. Department specific knowledge for maths and economics students. Finance - read up articles and discuss with someone who is well versed with fundamentals in the field. Being knowledgeable enough to hold your own in a conversation would help DO sit for mock interviews, take your mentor’s advice seriously, be confident about what you know (this will come through as rigorous preparation on what’s mentioned above). Don’t try to bluff. For Puzzles: Make sure to go through standard puzzles available on several websites (such as google puzzles).
    Skills

    Skills Tested

    • Math
    • Good communication skills
    • quantitative ability
    Skill Tips
    CGPA > 8.0, the more the better, finance courses/economics background along with fairu00a0 involvement in Extra-Academic activities. Finance related internships would help.
    Resources

    Preparation materials

    Books
    • Puzzles and brainteasers,
    • CAT material (for test),
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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
    Resume shortlist- peaks in the resume: An all-round and dynamic personality, ability to multi-task and handle pressure, proactive nature and initiatives taken in PORs, achievements in the field of sports, literature and arts contribute in resume short listing.

    They look for people who’ve used their time in institute wisely and are passionate about things they do. A crisp and well written resume forms a good first impression. Invest enough time to prepare the resume and get it reviewed by seniors.
    Round 2

    HR Interview

    Interview Questions
    • Question 1: Current affairs
    Interview Experience
    First round was HR. Second had some puzzles, discussion on current affairs. Basic understanding of current affairs is tested. Rather than just being aware about the global and national issues, it’s important to know a few issues/events in detail and take a stand on them. You can let the interviewer know which events you are aware about and direct the course of the interview.

    Case study:

    1) Identifying the reasons for loss incurred by a motel (relevant data was provided)
    2) Evaluating different aspects of setting up a business
    3) Guesstimate: Estimate the number of windows in a skyscraper
    4) Estimate the scope of 4G in India. Is introducing 4G a good idea?reas
    5) A foreign elevator company operating in India is incurring losses. What are the likely issues and how can they be fixed
    Skills

    Skills Tested

      Skill Tips
      Started reading economic times from the beginning of 7th sem. One month was sufficient to prepare. However, one can start preparing puzzles and reading up Economic Times a little earlier.
      Resources

      Preparation materials

      Books
      • Herd on the street,
      General Tips
      The standard HR questions can be found online. Also be prepared to answer questions like 'why do you want to join our company?', 'why do you prefer a career in investment banking over consulting' or vice versa. Know you resume inside out as some HR questions will be directly based on you resume. Highlight you role, achievement and learning outcome while answering such questions.<br />
      <br />
      Whatever you do in life, do it with passion. It’s this passion that’ll take you far in life. These four/ five years in IIT are the most crucial years to mould the personality of an individual. Seize every opportunity you and make the most of it. Manage time well and prioritize various activities. Try to get industrial exposure through internships. Good communication skills and a confident personality are very important.
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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 HR Interview
      Round 1

      Test

      Interview Experience
      Contains 2 sections, 1st of math and data interpretation and the other related to market awareness and finance. The former was the most important and it can be easily done in the given time. In my case I also answered the market awareness questions because of which lot of finance questions were asked in the interview.
      Round 2

      HR Interview

      Interview Questions
      • Question 1: ‘Why DB?’
      • Question 2: ‘Why finance?’
      Interview Experience
      It was a combined technical and HR interview. ‘Why DB?’ or ‘Why finance?’ this question was asked to each and every candidate. Since I was the last in the panel the interviewer was bored of the same kind of answers again and again so he literally started laughing when I was answering. But this is where I tried to keep my composure and continued with the answer and at the end he was convinced. Since I had done well in the market awareness section in the written test, they made me solve the remaining questions also. During the interview it all depends on you where you want to direct your interview. If you claim that you know finance then be ready to face some never heard questions, it doesn't matter whether you answer it correctly or not but be confident in whatever you say. They asked me an easy puzzle; make sure that you talk to them while solving telling them what your thought process is. All this done took me to the next round.
      Round 3

      HR Interview

      Interview Questions
      • Question 1: ‘Tell me something about yourself’;
      • Question 2: ‘Tell me one thing not mentioned in your resume’
      • Question 3: ‘Why we should take you?’
      Interview Experience
      The interviewers were the senior officials of the company and it was an HR round. Very much similar to the 1st round if you remove the puzzles part. I had to convince them that I am really interested in the company.
      Interview Tips
      Some general tips regarding the company, don't worry if you have a low CPI, you just have to prove your mettle in the test and the interviews and you will be through, girls can feel better as they are given some preference. Before the test and the interviews make sure you know how the market was recently (Sensex, Nifty etc) oil prices etc. Spend some time on the website of the company.
      Skills

      Skills Tested

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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
        HR Interview HR Interview
        Round 1

        HR Interview

        Interview Questions
        • Question 1: “Why are you quitting Math for Finance?”
        • Question 2: “Why DB”
        Interview Experience
        There were two people in my panel, one guy seemed senior, and the other, maybe an Analyst with a year or two of experience. He started with “Why are you quitting Math for Finance?” and I explained that I knew that Finance today was largely mathematical and quantitative, and that I hope to leverage my Math-Stat skills in the industry. After that, he asked me some questions on one of my projects in Mathematical Finance. He followed that up with some very easy questions, including pricing forwards etc, and then some general questions on Mathematical Finance, including Martingales, Stochastic Calculus, etc. This part was quite mathematical and non-trivial, and since I had prepared very well I answered all the questions, and he was impressed. Then there were some general questions - “why DB” and whether I had given GRE and what my score was. I knew I’m not good at lying, specially under-pressure, so I told them my true score (however, this meant that I had to spend a few minutes convincing them that I am not applying this year.) After that, I was asked whether I had any questions, and I asked some about the various roles in DB etc.
        Round 2

        HR Interview

        Interview Experience
        In this interview there were four members on the panel, including one from HR. They said they were tired and that I had to drive the interview, which I was happy to do. I started introducing myself and then they wanted to know a bit about my projects etc, and then asked me some easy questions. One of them asked me some questions on derivatives (I had done a course on them) but they were rather easy as well. Then they asked me whether I had any questions on DB or if I knew enough about them. I said confidently that I had done my research on them and that I knew DB well. (I said this because I expected questions on DB from them, which I was confident I could answer.) However, they were happy with that and ended the interview there. This was one of the shorter interviews, and after the interview I was wondering if I should have asked a few questions instead of what I said, but thankfully it turned out well. I think it is best to be aggressive in any I-Banking interview.
        Skills

        Skills Tested

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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
          HR Interview HR Interview
          Round 1

          HR Interview

          Interview Experience
          1st interview..2 interviewers in the panel..again was asked why not further studies, why not core job and why finance..be prepared for these questions, if you yourself are convinced about these, then only you will be able to get them in your ideas, but don’t lie!! Then I was asked about my optimization project and one puzzle (I already knew some modification of that puzzle) and was asked to write an algorithm to solve a puzzle. I was asked questions on algorithms.
          Round 2

          HR Interview

          Interview Experience
          There were 4 people in the panel, including VP. 1st question – again why not further studies!! Uff...I nearly laughed there that I am not tired of answering that question and completely convinced them about my plans and why I think about my career in that way...they asked why you don’t know much about finance, some basic questions on derivatives, stocks, bonds (please read about them from investopedia). It lasted for about 20 minutes and went well. Finally got a call from DB.
          Skills

          Skills Tested

            General Tips
            Starting from identifying our interests, attending PPTs, making resume to the final interview..each step has its own significance and can’t be taken as trivial. So, let’s start..<br />
            <br />
            The first thing I did was to identify some of the companies; I would like to get into and started collecting points for resume relevant to those firms or sectors. This is very important as requirements for finance may differ from that of consulting or Core and so on. So, as per the profile offered by these firms, things should be highlighted in the resume. Resume making should start ASAP so that there is much time to get it reviewed by seniors in those firms or by friends as this is a long iterative process. In my case, every other person pointed out some or the other statements which can be made better. Also resume making should start from scratch and not by “save as” the resume you have got from your friend or senior with your name. There are lots of resumes shared which can be looked upon for getting the idea of how to use strong verbs, what to emphasize in 1 or 2 page resume, formatting, etc but at the end, the resume should be yours completely.
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