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Ernst & Young Associate consultant interview

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Gudisa NithinFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Associate consultant role at Ernst & Young
Interview Process
Resume Shortlist Group Discussion Behavioural Interview HR Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Resume Shortlist

Interview Experience
Wish you all the best for your placements. 395 students applied for the profile. There were 3 profiles of Asscociate Consultant, Exceutive, Executive PFI open for the placements during December 2016. 7, 2 and 8 students got placed in each profile. 95 students are shortlisted for GD out of 395 students applied for this profile.

The students were allowed to apply for all the 3 profiles but were asked for preference later among these 3 profiles. Students are shortlisted for only 1 profile based on their 1st preference so be careful in choosing your interested profile. I don't know the criteria for resume shortlist exctly other than the preference selected out of 3 profiles
Interview Tips
1. Choose your profile preference with utmost care as it decides the final shortlist for GD of each profile.
2. Be careful in writing your RESUME as the interview is completely on Resume and HR questions. There were no puzzles/ guesstimates/ anything else other than resume and HR in interviews
Round 2

Group Discussion

Interview Experience
There was a group of 10. We were asked to choose our own topic. As the topic trending is Demonetization everyone unanimously agreed with the suggested topic by one of the group members. This was a very big advantage as compared to other groups where the topic was given by the moderator and were very difficult to speak. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF YOUR OWN QUESTION BY SUGGESTING THE ONE YOU'RE BEST AT. YOU'LL LOSE IF YOU'RE AFRAID.

I've started the discussion by structuring and spoke moderately during the GD. It was difficult due to a good group and tough competition. Please get proper GD fundaes as it's very important to get selected for the interview.

It's very important to note the points during discussion. In our case, moderator asked everyone in the group to conclude and you can't do it without writing down points from discussion
Interview Tips
1. Sit back relaxed. Never lean to front on your chair and never slouch.
2. Try crossing your legs as it shows your confidence to the moderator and highly increases your chance of shortlisting.
3. Always keep smile on your face. Remember it's just a smile.....don't laugh/ smile very wide. Smile reduces the tension/ stress in you and gives a lot of relief to everyone.
4. Take note of the points spoken by all to give a conclusion.
5. SLIGHTLY RISKY BUT PAYS OFF A LARGE DIVIDEND - Try taking a stand different from everyone in your group. It makes the moderator think you add a different perspective to the team in general and you'll get shortlisted. But be careful that you need to have such stance during discussion and also need to mention points supporting your argument.

Ex: In the end when moderator asked to conclude I said "I'm not in support of Demonetization" whereas everybody else said they were in support of Demonetization
Round 3

Behavioural Interview

Interview Experience
It began with a minute of silence which stressed me but don't speak random things to start. Let the interviewer start the interview. You just wish him, shake your hands, give your resume and take a seat. Then he asked, "Tell me about yourself which should be very well prepared if you want this job. MOST OF MY INTERVIEW WAS BASED ON POINTS MENTIONED IN TELL ME ABOUT YOURSELF. So, include the best of resume in this question. I've included my intern, operations management course, PoR with an initiative, my best project BTech Project (BTP).

Then he asked about my BTP which involved lot of Data analytics. I've explained the tools used and the entire process briefly including all the techniques used. He was satisfied with my answer due to the confidence levels even though he doesn't know a lot about data analytics.

Next he asked me about Market Research internship which I almost explained for 10 minutes. This was my best pitching point and I've prepared well. It has caught lot of interest in him. It was similar to the work I would be doing after I get this job. So he liked it and asked more about it.

Later he asked about innovation. In this I mentioned one of my project where we designed a new mechanism. Giving examples is the best way to answer any interview question. It means you've done something regarding it than just preparing the answers.

Stregths - Of course everyone needs to prepare it. MOST IMPORTANT Question. Mention the qualities given in skills required along with Job description provided by the company in portal. Again give examples for the qualities mentioned.

Weaknesses - There are several answers available online. Choose the one that suits you best and is not a problem to the company. Try not saying routine answers like too hard-working or too perfect. I said that I used to struggle working on multiple projects in my 1st year. And I've improved a lot by planning and did 3 PoR's in my 3rd year and have given very good results.

Future 5 years- Divide it into short-term(2-3 years) and long-term(5 years). Mention you'll explore and develop expertise in 2-3 years. Then you'll choose the domain of your interest and lead a team to offer best solutions to clients giving a larger impact on the society.

He asked about instances where I was a team-player, when I did social service. He also questioned me about my views regarding turning into a farmer and also about organic farming.

Finally he asked me if I had any questions. My question was "What's the role of analytics in Consultancy copmanies as we don't see lot of information in this sector?" He has explained it for quite some time which is a good sign of asking a good question and lands you brownie points.
Interview Tips
1. Be thorough with your Resume. He may ask anything from it and you should be able to answer. He didn't go anything out of it so better write a good resume to drive our interview
2. Prepare an exhaustive set of questions by doing good ground work online using Ambition box, Glass door.
Round 4

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Tell me about yourself.
  • Question 2: Explain about your intern
  • Question 3: Explain the analytics project
  • Question 4: Instance about my creative/ innovative skills
  • Question 5: Team-work instances
  • Question 6: Why consulting? Why EY?
  • Question 7: How would you parents/ friends/ mentors/ teachers/ colleagues describe you in one word?
  • Question 8: Do you have any questions?
Interview Experience
It began with the same question Tell me about yourself. Please maintain consistency in giving this answer at every round as they will definitely cross-check your qualities for evaluating you in their evaluation forms. I've mentioned 3 main points in this answer which were asked during the interview. Nothing else was questioned much.

I've explained about my intern, project etc. from the resume.

I've given an example of my competition being converted into course project for my innovative and creative skills. Later I've mentioned my social service activities. I have given many projects of mine as examples to prove that I'm a team-player.

Be best prepared with questions like Why consulting? Why not a start-up? Why corporate job? Why this company? You can use sources like 64 HR Questions.

Be prepared with your list of qualities for strengths. It has helped me in mentioning different types of qualities for each part of the question regarding parents/ friends/ team members/ mentors/ teachers etc.

Of course, I've prepared for only one question to ask and I've been asked if I had any questions in every interview. The interviewer was kind enough to let me go saying that it's not necessary to have questions. I was so happy with the situation. I was quite sure that I'm placed with the end of this round as they kept on taking me round by round for each interview continuously without any gap.
Interview Tips
1. Be prepared with all the possible HR questions based on ground work using Ambition Box, Glass door. Don't overprepare which will give a feeling that you've by-hearted the answers. Just list out the points for each question and go through them several times so that you can fit that point at any time during the interview just like I've used strengths for the question about my qualities.
2. Be confident and don't bluff
3. Be thorough with your resume
4. Have questions in the end to ask
Round 5

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Tell me about yourslef
  • Question 2: Explain points in resume that are mentioned in Tell me about yourself
  • Question 3: Are you okay working at any location?
  • Question 4: Which sector would you like to work in if given an offer?
  • Question 5: Do you have any questions?
Interview Experience
It was a job fitting round. I'm sure about my offer after 2nd round of interview. So, I was more confident. However, you shouldn't mess up at any stage before getting the offer letter at least. So you need to do this well too.

Regarding location, say you're okay with any place. Regarding sector ask them for options and choose what interests you more. Also say that you would like to explore and then decide the interested domain in 2-3 years but as of now you would like to begin in that particular sector.
Skills

Skills Tested

  • Integrity
  • Interest In The Job
  • Areas Of Interest
  • Knowledge Of Your Resume Points
  • Ability To Handle Situations
  • Adapting To Many Situations
  • Team Player
  • Self-Awareness
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Ernst & Young Associate software engineer interview

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Aditya KhandelwalFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at VIT Vellore for Associate software engineer role at Ernst & Young
Interview Process
Test Group Discussion Other Interview
Round 1

Test

Duration
60 Minutes
No. of Questions
60 questions
Test Sections
  • Section 1: Analytical
  • Section 2: Verbal
  • Section 3: Coding
Interview Experience
Enlightening. Really had to rack my brains for that hour. Made a lot of corrections in my own answers before confirming a choice. The coding section was amusing - some MCQ's had programs for each option and you had to 'choose' the right program. 
I still remember trembling with excitement/fear when my name was called out in the selected list.
Interview Tips
Strengthen your basics. 
Timing is never a problem is you do not ponder over each obstacle. Be alert during the test - many questions require common sense over formulae. Read the rules: All the questions in this test were MCQ type without any negative marking. ANSWER ALL before the time ends.
Round 2

Group Discussion

Group Discussion Topic
Parenting in present day
Interview Experience
A touchy topic as the moderators were (probably) parents and all your comments would reflect your own upbringing. Diplomacy was a major flavor in most of the arguments presented. 
The GD was conducted methodically and everyone was given at least one chance to state their views. I was digressing in the beginning but quickly took control of the situation by assessing the environment.
Interview Tips
Be confident and rational in your thoughts.NOBODY likes a drama queen, please present your views with a polite intensity.
Listen to all who are present, you may not know everything.
Round 3

Other Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: A cricket puzzle.
  • Question 2: Sorting and Searching in real-life scenario puzzle.
  • Question 3: A couple of questions about electrical and electronics engineering (my branch).
  • Question 4: A couple of questions about what I envision.
Interview Experience
I apologize as I don't remember the questions specifically. 
The interviewer was exceptionally pleasant and was even nice enough to explain the intricate details of cricket (yes, I am an Indian and I am not a cricket lover :p). I imagine that he liked my method of solving and never-give-up attitude (I did not get the right answer in the first three tries). The rest of the queries simply probed into my basics. Had I been cramming up advanced theorems, I am sure I would have faltered. However, with little hesitation, I braved through all his questions. And I still thank goodness that I did. 
I remember the interviewer saying one statement distinctly - 'The rounds get easier as you keep qualifying'. Not sure how far that is applicable to you, but I sure can vouch for it. :)
Interview Tips
Candor is a refreshing quality. Please imbibe it.
Spend some time with yourself. Think about who you are and what do you want to become. 
Do not be ashamed if money matters to you. Just back it up with virtues. :p
SMILE, you make the world a better place. Or at least the interview room. :D
Skills

Skills Tested

  • Analytical
  • Verbal
  • Coding
  • Diplomacy
  • Technical foundations (pertaining to your branch)
  • General knowledge
Skill Tips
The most fun way to acquire these skills is to interact with people, discuss ideas, solve random aptitude tests WITH a friend, etc. Do not feel embarrassed to ask someone for help.<br /> If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.
General Tips
I have told most of what I could in the earlier sections... Last tip: Being nice is a choice. Choose it! :)
Motivation for applying
As I studied Electrical and Electronics Engineering through my college years, I realized that I may not be the best man for it. Sure, anyone can get good grades - even I did. However, I believe that instead of hoarding up a core technical job and finding ways to be contented in it would make life a chore.

So, I looked into new pastures and EY came at the right time. As a brilliant platform for a career take-off, EY spans across economics, consulting and computer coding - which I am excited for. My time in college has indicated my preferences for these fields and I am now confident of my path.
Funny Moments
Placement time wasn't easy as the wait was enough to drive one crazy. My impatience for the company's arrival, the test results, the GD results and finally the interview results left little scope for humor.

Apart from a few inside jokes with friends, a handful of instances like running from one written test to another and tripping on the way; rambling away during the GD so much so that the moderator has to end explaining the topic again; stopping a chuckle during the interview but ending up in a violent bout of cough make me laugh even today...

Oh yes! The interviewer's face when I asked if ODI matches were the ones with 50 overs or what. Epic! XD
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Ernst & Young Ca article interview

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Spoorthi HegdeFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at HR College of Commerce and Economics for Ca article role at Ernst & Young
Interview Process
Test HR Interview Technical Interview
Round 1

Test

Duration
60 minutes Minutes
Test Sections
    Interview Experience
    It was a fairly easy test based on Logical Reasoning,Basic Mathematics and General Questions on Accounting.
    Interview Tips
    A little brush up on the above mentioned areas a few days before the interview should suffice.
    Round 2

    HR Interview

    Interview Questions
      Interview Experience
      They had come on campus only for Audit.Basic Questions about yourself,your family and the reason for doing CA/choosing E&Y over others was asked.It might get overwhelming for a few when they grill you in detail about everything.They asked me about my preference of area(Service sector/Manufacturing/Financial services) in Audit.When I said that I had no such preference and I did not have much idea regarding the same,she explained about all the three.Nothing much technical here,more general.
      Interview Tips
      Smile,Be Confident(Not Overconfident!) about what you're speaking irrespective of the fact of whether or not you know the right answer.State clearly your preferences and conditions(if any) regarding travel restrictions because you will not be allowed to back out once you opt for it.Clear all your doubts regarding the scope of work,remuneration(though not suggested) with the HR team itself.
      Round 3

      Technical Interview

      Interview Questions
      • Question 1: Why was the New Companies Act 2013 introduced in place of Companies Act 1956?
      • Question 2: List out all the Accounting Standards that you know of.What is your favorite?Mention any 2 or 3.
      • Question 3: Once you choose your favorites, questions will be asked on those( and others too).
      • Question 4: What are the differences b/w Purchase Method and Pooling of Interests Method in Accounting of Amalgamation(AS 14)?
      • Question 5: A case study was asked on AS 19 which was of CA Final.I just answered by stating the definitions of Operating Lease and Finance Lease and made an attempt which proved to be wrong.
      • Question 6: State AS 4 AND AS 5.
      Interview Experience
      I chose the Service sector(as I was told it's more suited for girls as it did not involve much field work).This was the toughest part among all, if I had to choose among the three.Your concepts must be clear about the area that you choose(TAX/AUDIT). The first thing that they ask you is why Audit.Then she gave different case studies testing my knowledge in Accounting Standards.She also asked me a few questions on The Companies Act 2013.
      Interview Tips
      Make sure that you are clear with all the AS, SAs and Company Law.Be ready for twisted questions- some might even be out of our syllabus. In such case, politely inform the interviewer that you do not know the answer. Do not try to be over smart as most of them are highly qualified and Experienced CAs. In case you have particular doubts regarding that sector(in my example,Services), clear it with them.
      Skills

      Skills Tested

      • Company Law
      • Auditing
      • Accounting
      Skill Tips
      Make sure you brush up with all the Accounting Standards,Standards on Auditing and Company Law(as much as possible).Go through a few case studies on all the three in case they decide to twist and ask you the questions.
      Resources

      Preparation materials

      Books
      • ICAI Study Material,
      • Practice Manual,
      General Tips
      Be ready to travel a LOT if you choose to be in Audit.

      The daily timings(specially the "out" of the office timings) are not fixed and may extending till late night.

      Saturdays are officially off but you may be asked to come if there's work.
      Motivation for applying
      It's a "BIG 4".The tag itself is quite motivating but the main reason behind me applying for the same was to experience what an interview would be like and to get a few doubts cleared about how they actually work and expect us to work on first hand basis before zeroing in on whether I should join a BIG 4 or a mid size CA firm.
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      Ernst & Young Associate consultant interview

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      Ram PrabuFresherSelected
      Application
      I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Associate consultant role at Ernst & Young
      Interview Process
      Resume Shortlist Group Discussion Technical + HR Interview Behavioural Interview HR Interview
      Round 1

      Resume Shortlist

      Interview Experience
      I think they looked for CG and/or good internship experiences.
      Round 2

      Group Discussion

      Group Discussion Topic
      Is technology hampering human imagination?
      Interview Experience
      People who spoke up with at least 2-3 sentences were selected for the next round. 6 out of 10 of us were selected.
      Interview Tips
      If you aren't able to start the GD, it's alright. Just cash in on any opportunity to speak, and more importantly, speak to the point.
      Round 3

      Technical + HR Interview

      Interview Questions
      • Question 1: Case Interview
      • Question 2: Case: A toothpaste company is seeing decline in its revenues and margin. What would you do?
      Interview Experience
      It was a pretty straight forward profitability case. No numbers were involved - very qualitative. The interview went on for about an hour. It was a one-on-one and he also asked me some HR.
      Interview Tips
      The interviewers generally are pretty helpful and you can ask for help if you are royally stuck in between. Practice a few cases and get a grasp on the problem solving framework(s).
      Round 4

      Behavioural Interview

      Interview Questions
      • Question 1: Partner interview. He was trying to assess how good a fit I was to the company. A little stress assessment was also there.
      • Question 2: How do you think you are a good fit for the company, coming from a very niche engineering discipline? Why should we hire and shell out so much money to train you engineering guys while we can get already consulting-equipped people from IIMs?
      • Question 3: Tell me about a recent problem you faced and how you overcame it.
      Interview Experience
      You can make out that the questions were in essence, the common 'Why hire you?' type HR questions. Even when they try to stress you out, keep calm and answer what you know.
      Round 5

      HR Interview

      Interview Questions
      • Question 1: Usual HR eval.
      Interview Experience
      Final round. You are mostly in, if you have reached this level.
      Interview Tips
      Most people think that this round might be casual but it's better to prep for HR questions as well. Tell me about yourself; Strengths and weaknesses; Why EY? Why consulting?; Why should we hire you?
      Skills

      Skills Tested

      • Problem Solving Skills
      • Communication
      • Case Solving Ability
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      Ernst & Young Senior consultant interview

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      AnonymousExperiencedSelected
      Application
      I Applied for job through Walk-in for Senior consultant role at Ernst & Young
      Interview Process
      Case Study Interview
      Round 1

      Case Study Interview

      Interview Questions
      • Question 1: I was given an eight pages case write up about a hospital chain in India which was experiencing low assets utilization and stagnant revenues.
      Interview Experience
      The case write up was well written and quite comprehensive so he asked me start with my gut feeling of what was going wrong with the hospital chain. As all of the information was already given to me in the case, I did following things before moving into the interview room: Broke the case analysis in four standard parts: Defined the Problem: A hospital chain which provides treatment to the lower end diseases (non lifestyle diseases such as diabetes, heart related diseases etc.) is experiencing a decline in sales/revenues over the period of last four years. (All the information was given in the write up). Structure: The structure I applied was: Sales are defined: ∑ PI * Qi where Q = number of patients*average patient days and price was price charged per patient. And I stand for different diseases which the hospital serves. I told him that we would we analysing these three components for the client, the completion and the customer preferences. Before proceeding to using the structure, I asked him whether the proposed structure covered everything or there was any critical piece which he thought might be important for the discussion but I missed out, He appreciated my structure and complimented me for coming with such a nice structure☺. Then, he told me that, before I move on to apply the structure, what are the different ways we can break up the revenue so I told him the following ways:
      1. By diseases the client serves.
      2. By types of customers: demographic, psychological, economic parameters based segmentation.
      3. By referral and non-referral patients. (this point came out after he directed me towards this but once I mentioned this he seemed quite happy ☺).
      Then we moved on to third part, issue analysis and based on whatever notes I had made from the case write-up, We came to the conclusion that
      1. The healthcare market was booming in the life style related diseases which generates higher revenues. The other two competitors had already moved to treating theses diseases.
      2. The client was focusing only on the local customers which were quite price sensitive while there was a huge opportunity in the global and medical tourism market where the competitors had already moved in.
      3. Insurance companies were playing a significant role in the decision making process of the patients and the client lacked strong partnership with the top firms in this market. All this information was given in the case and I did a good thing of making notes of all these points which came very handy during our discussion.
      Finally I recommended the client to:
      1. Enter into the life style disease treatment market.
      2. Focus on global brand building and attracting pan India and foreign customers.
      3. Get into strategic partnership with insurance companies to attract more new and high potential customers.
      Interview Tips
      Do prepare for such case write up based interviews. As a group, we made cases from our work experiences which actually helped a lot in knowing industries well.
      Skills

      Skills Tested

      • Case Solving Ability
      • Case Analysis
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      Ernst & Young Senior consultant interview

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      AnonymousExperiencedSelected
      Application
      I Applied for job through Walk-in for Senior consultant role at Ernst & Young
      Interview Process
      Case Study Interview Case Study Interview
      Round 1

      Case Study Interview

      Interview Questions
      • Question 1: P&G has acquired Gillette and is looking for cost reduction across logistics & supply chain. How would you advise them?
      Interview Experience
      I asked a couple of clarifying questions: Does P&G manufacture/market shaving products? Answer: No. Is the integration complete (I got a vague response for this)? Are we defining a strategy for short term or long term? Answer: Both I then classified 3 areas of cost reduction: Sourcing, Manufacturing & Distribution. I also mentioned that we need to take 2 perspectives on each cost reduction measure: Operations View: Operationally how feasible is achieving cost reduction and a Strategic View: What are the strategic implications of the cost cutting measure Once I got affirmation of my structure I proceeded to identify the various broad level levers we could adopt. Sourcing: Rationalize the supplier portfolio, renegotiate contracts and allocate more to those who provide better rates Manufacturing; Consolidate manufacturing if P&G plants can produce Gillette goods. It turned out that only packaging could be consolidated as Gillette goods need specialized machinery that P&G does not have. Also P&G due to its larger size can have economies of scale in maintenance Distribution: I was asked to get deep into details regarding a couple of items and this is where I stumbled a bit. I believe the normal case preparation only lets you get a 30,000 foot overview of the situation. Since EnY also does implementation one must depart from a strategic view and address how these measures can be actually implemented. After all this, I ended the case by suggesting the use of a matrix to plot all measures. The X-axis would be amount of cost reduction that can be achieved and Y-axis would be ease of implementation.
      Interview Tips
      Firms like EnY, Deloitte hire you as consultants for a specific vertical so you need to demonstrate fit in the resume, EoI and interview. It may be good to inquire about specific projects/expertise they have in the vertical of your choice and coming up with examples to demonstrate how your experience will be helpful.
      Round 2

      Case Study Interview

      Interview Questions
      • Question 1: How would you leverage E&Y strengths to help telecom companies grow their enterprise business?
      • Question 2: What are the 2 key areas that would help Indian IT companies remain competitive
      Interview Experience
      1) I said we can leverage our domain expertise to recommend innovative business models to telecom companies that involve triple-play, quadruple-play of services. We can see which model provides greatest benefits and suggest that our client use that. Our implementation focus can also help us
      2) For this question, I took the conservative approach and was not very creative. I said that the 2 key areas are: driving innovation and controlling attrition.
      Interview Tips
      When the interview is with people at the partner level, they become more like conversations. In my experience, in such cases the interviewer is looking for cut and dry responses and not the traditional rehearsed answers. Also, they look for a practical approach to problem solving and a passion for consulting.
      Skills

      Skills Tested

      • Case Solving Ability
      • Case Analysis
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      Ernst & Young Associate software engineer interview

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      Mitali SinghFresherSelected
      Application
      I was interviewed on-campus at MSIT GGSIPU for Associate software engineer role at Ernst & Young
      Interview Process
      Test Group Discussion Technical Interview HR Interview
      Round 1

      Test

      Duration
      1 hour Minutes
      No. of Questions
      100 questions
      Test Sections
      • Section 1: Computer programming
      • Section 2: computer science
      • Section 3: verbal and non-verbal reasoning
      • Section 4: ADA and Data Structure
      Interview Experience
      Questions were quite tricky, but not difficult.
      Most of the questions were from data structure like stacks, queues, sorting and complexity etc.
      Interview Tips
      Do not think much about each question. They will totally depend on your general understanding about programming topics.
      Round 2

      Group Discussion

      Duration
      30 Minutes
      Group Discussion Topic
      SOCIALMEDIA AND ITS IMPACT ON GenZ
      Interview Experience
      It was great discussion. firstly, the EY team made us very comfortable and he told us his first experience about GD. He supported every contentest's opinion without any biasing and arguments. We were 15 students in our group discussion
      Interview Tips
      Don't divert from your perspective about whatever topic you will get. Be calm and slow but effective
      Don't talk out of topic
      Be a good listener so as you can support or disagree with other's view
      Round 3

      Technical Interview

      Interview Questions
      • Question 1: they asked me only what i have mentioned in my resume. My first question was swap two numbers without using third variable.
      • Question 2: What is the difference between arrays and linked list. Which one is better
      Interview Experience
      I wrote the code for the same.
      I answered the second question very well
      Interview Tips
      Do not overwhelm your resume with too much of extra information
      Round 4

      HR Interview

      Interview Questions
      • Question 1: Tell us about yourself?
      • Question 2: How do you manage your tuition classes with your college hectic schedule?
      • Question 3: Will your parents allow you to work late at night and in weekends?
      • Question 4: What have you done in your research paper?
      • Question 5: What was your role in your minor project?
      Interview Experience
      Told.
      Interview Tips
      Calm and be sensible.
      Nervousness and fumbling may degrade your performance
      Answer precise and relevant
      Motivation for applying
      Guys do not preset your mind with any stuff of information before a day of your interview.

      Keep your point precise and sensible. Like other MNCs, EY don't expect a fluenced english speaking candidate,instead they want to see how different you are from other in any aspect.
      Funny Moments
      I took a sound sleep in college auditorium after my GD selection, as they were conductiong interview one selecte
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      Ernst & Young Senior consultant interview

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      AnonymousExperiencedSelected
      Application
      I Applied for job through Walk-in for Senior consultant role at Ernst & Young
      Interview Process
      Case Study Interview Case Study Interview
      Round 1

      Case Study Interview

      Interview Questions
      • Question 1: A North American telecom operator wants to enter the Indian market. They hire you as a consultant. How would you go about helping them in making a decision? And also how can they enter the market?
      • Question 2: Mini case - You are consulting for a top investment bank. You need to help them in deciding what all processes to outsource. Mention a criteria that can be used to outsource?
      Interview Experience
      In this market entry case, I started with the industry analysis in terms of size, profitability, growth potential etc. Then I went on to do the competitor, customer and company analysis (if it can leverage its existing strengths in the Indian market). I spoke about the regulatory issues too. The interviewer cut me short in the analysis and wanted me to focus on the ways the operators can go about the entry in any market and the ways it has been done in India. Here I spoke about options like MVNO (not allowed in India)/ partnership/ JV/acquisition etc. Next she asked me to determine the segment this telco should target. I spoke about the Indian Telecom scenario. The penetration in Urban and rural areas. Also given that this telco has more competencies in dealing with the youth segment in North America, this might be a good segment to target initially. I identified other reasons for this. In the end we had a discussion on the recent entry of Virgin mobile in the Indian market and how they are targeting the Youth segment. In this case along with the use of framework, I was also tested on my understanding of the Indian telecom market. I have prior experience in Telecom. The interviewer was also interested in the implementation issues.

      I started by mentioning how the core and non-core activities can be used as a criteria for outsourcing. Then she wanted me to identify the non core processes for an investment bank. Some of the processes I identified were Non core - procurement, financial accounting, human resources, reporting, some part of IT etc.
      Interview Tips
      I was being interviewed for the Telecom, Technology and the Outsourcing vertical. This was reflected in the cases. So knowledge of the sectors you are applying to helps a lot.
      Round 2

      Case Study Interview

      Interview Questions
      • Question 1: Estimate the petrol utilization in Mumbai in a year.
      Interview Experience
      It was a market size estimation case. I approached it by estimating the number of families in Mumbai from its population. Then I segmented the market based on income level and for each segment assumed a “vehicle per family” ratio (both for 2 wheelers and 4 wheelers). Then I assumed the average distance covered for each category and the mileage.
      Interview Tips
      Be systematic in estimation cases and state each assumption clearly. Practice prevents us from making arbitrary assumptions.
      Skills

      Skills Tested

      • Case Solving Ability
      • Case Analysis
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      9

      Ernst & Young Analyst interview

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      Abhinav BansalFresherSelected
      Application
      I was interviewed on-campus at JUIT Solan for Analyst role at Ernst & Young
      Interview Process
      Resume Shortlist Group Discussion Technical & HR
      Round 1

      Resume Shortlist

      Interview Experience
      Out of total 380 applications 120 were called for group discussion. Basic cutoff for B.Tech was 70%
      Interview Tips
      Prefer a one pager resume in case of fresher.
      Round 2

      Group Discussion

      Duration
      25 Minutes
      Group Discussion Topic
      Should India increase its defence expenses?
      Interview Experience
      Out of total 120 applicants shortlisted after resume screening in total 60 passed the group discussion round. GD panel consisted of two judges from EY and number of candidates were 15 in one group.
      Interview Tips
      If you missed your chance to be the first speaker then try being the moderator. If you missed that too then last speaker i.e. summary maker is the good way to crack a GD.
      Round 3

      Technical & HR

      Interview Experience
      Interview lasted for 50-55 minutes. Panel consisted of two person one from HR and other from technical.More or less it concentrates on the activities you have done in past both academic (minor) and extra curricular (major) activities.
      I was later served with a case study related to risk advisory (since I have applied for risk advisory services and related to civil engineering as I am a civil engineer), "If I were a consultant from EY and assigned a project to go to a bridge construction site then on meeting the contractor what all types of risk can I identify there and what measures should be taken to mitigate them or to reduce their frequency and impact."
      Interview Tips
      Have a grip what all you have write in your CV.Why EY and why you is the sure shot question you must be prepared for.
      If asked for questions do show your interest and ask one or two questions even if you know about that before hand.All the best
      Skills

      Skills Tested

      • Good Communication Skills
      Skill Tips
      One must learn to present himself.
      General Tips
      All the best.
      Motivation for applying
      EY is a good brand and one of the best firm to launch your career being one of the big fours.
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      10

      Ernst & Young Associate consultant interview

      3.4k views
      Bharath ChandranFresherSelected
      Application
      I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Associate consultant role at Ernst & Young
      Interview Process
      Resume Shortlist Group Discussion
      Round 1

      Resume Shortlist

      Interview Experience
      Standard Resume- Had good PORs, Startup,VC internships. This two were the highlights. Adding to it couple of business competitions and social projects(one co-founder, lead another and volunteered for one more)
      Interview Tips
      Get it reviewed as many times as possible. Preferably also bring more points to something you have done exceptionally. Would be better if you can stress on what you have done which others might not have as it will help you stand out in the crowd
      Round 2

      Group Discussion

      Group Discussion Topic
      Growth in technology kill creativity
      Interview Experience
      In my case I was able to bring a different perspective to the interview by summarising what others had told
      Skills

      Skills Tested

      • Business Acumen
      • Quantitative Aptitude
      • Leadership Skills
      • Team Player
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