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EXL Service Consultant 1 interview

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Apoorv MittalFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Kharagpur for Consultant 1 role at EXL Service
Interview Process
Test Case Study Interview Other Interview
Round 1

Test

Interview Experience
Basic Aptitude test. A bit difficult provided the time constraint. Questions are not that difficult but time is very less.
Interview Tips
Don't get stuck on a question.
Round 2

Case Study Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Why EXL?
  • Question 2: How NCFM has helped you?
  • Question 3: Let's say you are an airline company wanting to enter India, how many flights you will introduce on Delhi Calcutta route.
  • Question 4: Why there are only 30 rows in airplane? What if number of rows are changed, how will it affect our profits?
  • Question 5: By how much precent flipkart should increase its inventory of mobile phones during Diwali season?
  • Question 6: Since, one of my past internships was on Insurance and the interviewer was a insurance domain consultant, a few questions on concepts of Catastrophe model. Eg. How risk is calculated? what are depth damage curves? what is exccedence curve?
  • Question 7: Some very basic concepts of data analysis, Eg, what is adjusted r squared? what is degree of freedom?
Round 3

Other Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Quickly walk through CV
  • Question 2: How many lines can be constructed using 5 non collinear points and 3 collinear points?
  • Question 3: How did you get interest in Data Analytics?
  • Question 4: Since, I mentioned about a PAN IIT Data Analytics Competition by AMEX, Explain the problem statement and how did you solve the problem? Explain the techniques you used?
Skills

Skills Tested

  • Puzzle Solving Capability
  • Guesstimation Cases
  • Basic Aptitude Topics Like Combinatorics
  • 1)communication
General Tips
Keep smiling, have a firm voice, state your assumptions well in guesstimates, draw your MECE structure clearly.<br />
Some people were also asked probability puzzles. so practice puzzles also.
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EXL Service Decision analyst internship interview

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Vineet ChoudharyFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Kharagpur for Decision analyst role at EXL Service
Interview Process
Resume Shortlist Case Study Interview Puzzle Interview
Round 1

Resume Shortlist

Interview Experience
The entire process was very fair. They make a priority list on the basis of the resumes. They don't take much heed about your POR's. All they are looking for is some relevant work experience and/or courses and/or coding skills in the resume.
Interview Tips
Case Study is a big plus. Other professional courses related to stats such as Actuary can help you become one of the top priorities.
Round 2

Case Study Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: An aviation company wants to start a flight between Mumbai and Jaipur. What all things should it keep in mind?
  • Question 2: What can Flipkart do to improve its rural presence?
Interview Experience
Firstly, I was asked to introduce myself. Then on the basis of the introduction he asked me to summarize one of the case study events that I have participated in. Interviewer made up a new case out of it and asked me a few more questions. One more case was asked which I was able to answer comfortably.
Interview Tips
Don't get over excited. Be 100% genuine and confident.
Round 3

Puzzle Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: [Puzzle] There are 11 packets of 10 cigarettes each. 1 packet has 11 gms cigarettes and others have 10 gms cigarette. How can you identify which packet was it in one usage of electronic weighing machine.
  • Question 2: [Guestimate] What is the target number of customers for high-end men's wallet in Delhi?
Interview Experience
This round was a combination of Case Study + Guesstimate + Puzzle, duration 50 minutes. Firstly, a case study, which required some knowledge of operations, was given. Then the wallet problem followed by 2 puzzles were asked.
Interview Tips
Be calm and composed. They want to check your approach.
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EXL Service Consultant interview

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AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus for Consultant role at EXL Service
Interview Process
Test Case Study Interview Puzzle Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Test

Interview Experience
It was not that difficult and so the cut offs were high. I started the  quant preparation from RS Agarwal (found it too repetitive so stopped  midway) and started with Arun Sharma(first 2 levels of few important  topics like logical reasoning and statistics).Always target to be in the top  so that you have your interviews early because last year the hiring team were in a hurry and so they rushed with the interviews of later part students. Few people call these LUCK FACTORs.
Interview Tips
Remember the imp. topics would be Probability, Statistics ,Work-Time.
Round 2

Case Study Interview

Interview Experience
Questioned me about my college activities , few common puzzles and then came the most interesting part. They gave me a case study based on sports since I had mentioned my interests. It had to do with probability, Bayes Theorem and logic...sum real bad logic...I liked this  even though I had no basic idea of how to start with this .It was as if He was teaching me there itself on these .We discussed a lot-almost 20  minutes on this .At times he used to stress out few questions and I had to ensure that I stayed firm with my answers. They try to confuse you. You just keep smiling and be firm with your answers. Stay damn confident with yours. Then he moved onto another case study wherein I had to list all types of data to be collected , decisions to be made if I were to start an ice-cream shop in a famous shopping mall. It was a discussion wherein I needed to justify my decisions on how to make maximum profits in any situation. Took almost 45 minutes to come out
Round 3

Puzzle Interview

Interview Experience
This one was with a very cool person who continuously kept on offering me Oreo biscuits  This round had to do with puzzles which you will find in How to Ace the BrainTeaser (I don’t recollect which were the puzzles). I could answer 3 of the 5 asked. Then he moved to C programming. Asked me to write code to print few patterns , optimize them further and that was it. Took hardly 20 minutes for this round.
Round 4

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: INTERVIEW WITH THE DIRECTOR
Interview Experience
He started with questions like Why Data analytics ? Where could this field be used ?(almost everywhere-just for facts : almost every top IT firm especially the banking firms are having a data analytics team) We had discussions on different topics that he raised. One of them which I remember is: Suppose one of the hospitals in your city has been having an increasing number of patients, then please quote the possible factors leading to the ill-health of the citizens. How to ease the different issues in medical field using data analysis? It was just a discussion and I was quite sure that he liked my points.I also asked him about how to utilize this field of data analysis to improve the current business markets of India and how differently did countries like USA used data for business than in INDIA. Overall this was an interactive session. He kept me busy and I also did keep him busy answering my questions. This might have lasted for 40 minutes and then it was all over
Skills

Skills Tested

    Resources

    Preparation materials

    Books
    • quant preparation from Arun Sharma,
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    EXL Service Business analyst interview

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    Avlok BahriFresherSelected
    Application
    I was interviewed on-campus at NIT Jalandhar for Business analyst role at EXL Service
    Interview Process
    Test Technical Interview HR Interview
    Round 1

    Test

    Test Sections
    • Section 1: Aptitude Test
    Interview Experience
    45 minutes test organised by Cocubes including three sections :Verbal (10 ques) ,Reasoning (10 ques) and Quant (20 ques). it was easy but you have to clear section cutoff.
    Interview Tips
    Be confident and fast.
    Round 2

    Technical Interview

    Interview Questions
    • Question 1: justification for the times of iteration required to check the number if it is prime number in c language
    • Question 2: find the triangle with max area whose sides are: 300,400,500 300,400,700 ? justification
    • Question 3: Simple puzzle and designing of basic gates
    Interview Experience
    this interview was not stressful and they was jus checking our dedication and Passion to solve problem no matters if you answer wrong .
    Interview Tips
    Be careful and aware of what is there in your resume.they ask everything from your resume and it would be totally basic and need jutification
    Round 3

    HR Interview

    Interview Questions
    • Question 1: How many persons are there at Jalandhar Railway Station?
    • Question 2: how many spherical ball of .5 inch can be placed in cube of 10 inch side and then the wastage percentage?
    • Question 3: why you want to be in EXL ?
    Interview Experience
    As i was the first one to give my technical interview ,so i was called up by hr who took my both hr and technical interview to speed up the process.i was lucky that i fortunately missed the separate technical interview in which many of the applicants got rejected.
    Interview Tips
    Don't try to listen to answer of your friends. they will ask you the same questions.
    Skills

    Skills Tested

    • aptitude
    • puzzles
    • comm skills
    General Tips
    They are fascinated by your academics ,so be prepared for it also if your score well in academics ,technical round can also stick to your stream .
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    EXL Service Analyst interview

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    AnonymousFresherSelected
    Application
    I was interviewed on-campus for Analyst role at EXL Service
    Interview Process
    Test HR Interview Case Study Interview
    Round 1

    Test

    Duration
    30-40 Minutes
    No. of Questions
    10+10+10 questions
    Test Sections
    • Section 1: Aptitude
    Interview Experience
    1. Number of Questions: 30 (10 each from mathematics, English and DI).
    2. Type of questions and details Questions of Mathematics and DI were mainly from previous years CAT papers. 
    3. The time was very limited and so speed was very important while solving the questions. 
    4. Moreover there was cut off for individual sections so keeping that in mind one had give time to each section.
    Round 2

    HR Interview

    Interview Questions
    • Question 1: Resume-based questions.
    • Question 2: What is the color of door from which you entered?
    • Question 3: Did you attend the ppt? What did you like the most about ppt?
    Interview Experience
    Most of the questions were resume based. The interviewer also tried to confuse me sometimes. While I was answering he looked at the ceiling and here and there but I ensured that I was still answering everything very confidently not diverting my attention.
    Round 3

    Case Study Interview

    Interview Questions
    • Question 1: Intern-based questions.
    • Question 2: If you start a startup of selling books to IITK students through e-commerce what will be the annual demand you can expect from IITK students?
    • Question 3: In your hostel every girl plays badminton atleast once a month. The probability of one playing badminton in 1st week is a, probability that if one doesn’t play in 1st week than she will play in 2nd week is b, probability the one doestnt play badi in 1st and 2nd and play in third week is c, and the probability that one plays in last week is obviously (1-a-b-c). What is the probability that you and your friend will play badminton in the same week is?
    Interview Experience
    It was a HR + puzzle + casestudy interview and lasted for 20-25 minutes and had a panel of only one.
    Skills

    Skills Tested

    Skill Tips
    Do solve all previous year question papers of CAT and try to increase speed of solving.<br /> Do practice some case studies and puzzles.
    General Tips
    1. Don’t leave everything for the end. As December approaches it becomes more and more hectic with end sems, project deadlines, BTP, ppts to attend, test of companies etc. Start preparing early.<br />
    2. Do attend ppt and write down points whatever they mention in the ppt. generally one can prepare the questions like why this sector or why this company from the points they mention in ppt. <br />
    3. They generally mention that they are looking for in the candidates in the ppt so this helps in preparing the answers in interview. Moreover do spend some time in preparing for HR. <br />
    4. At least think and write down few basic points of the questions that are generally asked in the interviews.
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    EXL Service Analyst internship interview

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    Atul PrakashFresherSelected
    Application
    I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Analyst role at EXL Service
    Interview Process
    Resume Shortlist Telephonic interview Test
    Round 1

    Resume Shortlist

    Interview Experience
    15 people were short listed from the entire lot.
    Interview Tips
    High CGPA or course in R programming will be helpful in getting shortlisted.
    Round 2

    Telephonic interview

    Interview Experience
    general HR questions like describe yourself was asked. I was questioned on my tennis knowledge (extra curricular) and detailed description of intern too.
    Interview Tips
    Be thorough with your resume from start to end and you should be able to explain what you did in interview.
    Round 3

    Test

    Duration
    30 Minutes
    No. of Questions
    6 questions
    Test Sections
    • Section 1: Aptitude test
    • Section 2: guess estimate
    • Section 3: case study
    Interview Experience
    Difficult questions related to data interpretation mixed with probability were asked to solve within 7 minutes. One guess-estimate question and one case study type problem were asked to be solved within 23 minutes.
    Interview Tips
    calculations should be done fast and assumptions properly written.
    Skills

    Skills Tested

    • Analyzing And Problem Solving Skills
    Skill Tips
    Be calm and not get tensed is a must,
    General Tips
    Be very thorough with your resume and some general HR questions.
    Motivation for applying
    This is a very diverse company and major attraction is that it applies decision analytics to solve business problems. Being interested in a finance and coding a bit, this profile seemed the right fit.
    Funny Moments
    I was quizzed on my knowledge of tennis like how many Grand slam has Leander paes won and what was the semi final score of US open.
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    EXL Service Consultant interview

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    AnonymousFresherSelected
    Application
    I was interviewed on-campus for Consultant role at EXL Service
    Interview Process
    Resume Shortlist Test Group Discussion Problem Statement Group Activity Puzzle Interview
    Round 1

    Resume Shortlist

    Round 2

    Test

    Round 3

    Group Discussion

    Round 4

    Problem Statement

    Round 5

    Group Activity

    Round 6

    Puzzle Interview

    Round 7

    Skills

    Skills Tested

      General Tips
      Do’s :<br />
      • PREPARE FOR APTITUDE TESTS. Many of us believe that our profile will lead us getting <br />
      shortlisted on resume basis. That may be true, but I have not seen a process as random as <br />
      placements. It might happen that you are getting closely rejected in 3-4 firms for which you have <br />
      prepared. In such a case, having a good aptitude will give you more no. of shortlists, which will give <br />
      you a psychological security to fall back. APTITUDE PREPARATION IS BORING, so you may start it <br />
      and then leave it. Don’t do it. It is the only thing that is going to be with you in case something <br />
      unexpected happens.<br />
      • Be prepared for random and unexpected events like unexpected shortlisting results, irregularities in interview procedures etc.<br />
      • Prepare in a group, and help each other. The entire placement preparation phase is very taxing, <br />
      and support from people around you helps.<br />
      <br />
      Dont’s :<br />
      • Don’t leave things for the end.<br />
      • Don’t underestimate yourself. Don’t overestimate yourself too.<br />
      • Don’t have pre-conceived notions about anything: no. of people a company is going to hire, who is <br />
      better than you, who is worse than you etc. Let the company decide what they want.<br />
      <br />
      Final Tips :<br />
      • Prioritize the sectors and analyse your chances.<br />
      • Don’t keep too high or too low expectations from yourself.<br />
      • PREPARE APTITUDE. If you don’t get placed in big firms, aptitude is your only fall back.<br />
      • Be prepared for unexpected outcomes.<br />
      • Trust yourself for what you know, because there are a lot of things and you cant know everything. <br />
      The interview is driven by what you write on your resume. Know what you write. <br />
      • In all preparation aspects, one never gets a feeling of satisfaction. Due to paucity of time and so <br />
      much pressure around, we are unable to do things as per our expectations. So don’t worry too <br />
      much. Give ample time to things, but don’t overdo them.<br />
      • Go to the interview empty-headed. Thinking too much about things makes you feel nervous. An empty mind works most efficiently.
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      EXL Service Consultant interview

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      AnonymousFresherSelected
      Application
      I was interviewed on-campus for Consultant role at EXL Service
      Interview Process
      Test Other Interview Technical Interview HR Interview
      Round 1

      Test

      Interview Experience
      3 sections - Quant, Verbal and Logical Reasoning.No sectional time limit and sections could be attempted in any order. However, they might have section-wise cut-offs (not sure) and so each section must be given importance. It is a speed based test. Level of difficulty is easy to moderate
      Interview Tips
      you need to be quick. Do not waste too much time on any question. All questions contain equal marks. You can come back to the remaining questions later.Try maximizing your score in the apti. A lot of preference is given to the high scorers of the apti.
      Round 2

      Other Interview

      Interview Experience
      It started with a brief introduction-Tell us about yourself. Till the time you answer, one panellist goes through your resume.Be thorough with everything you write in your resume. Do not write fake stuff, they question you on anything that you have written.They asked me about everything- projects, seminar topic, languages mentioned, extra-curricular activities A lot of SQL questions were asked. They ask concepts, queries, syntax. The had questioned me a lot on JOINS.
      Interview Tips
      Support everything you say with an example. (eg. if u say you have leadership qualities, give an example of when you have been a leader).If you don’t know an answer, tell it to them honestly. Don’t try to fool them.
      Round 3

      Technical Interview

      Interview Experience
      Standard puzzles that you normally prepare for interviews were asked. Do not give away the answer immediately as if u know it by heart. Think aloud and explain them every step. It does not matter even if the final answer is wrong, the approach is important. In my case, I wasn’t prepared with the puzzle I was asked so I explained it to them from myperspective. Even though the final answer was wrong, the approach was correct so they qualified me for the next round. Also, they smartly try to confuse you. So remain confident in what you say. Do not argue if you are very confident, explain it to them politely. In the tech part of the interview, basic java/c/c++ questions wereasked. (what is object oriented programming? What is inheritance?
      Round 4

      HR Interview

      Interview Experience
      Be prepared with all sorts of HR questions- strengths, weaknesses, happiest moment, proudest moment etc). Why EXL? One Fermi question was asked in this round. Again here, the approach is important, not the final answer. Beprepared with a question to ask at the end of the interview- it could be abt the company/ data analytics or anything. That shows your interest in the job
      Skills

      Skills Tested

        Skill Tips
        Don’t panic or be nervous. Stay calm. Once the interview starts, they make you feelvery comfortable.
        Resources

        Preparation materials

        Books
        • 101 HR questions,
        Courses
        • CAT classroom teaching,
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        EXL Service Business analyst interview

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        AnonymousFresherSelected
        Application
        I was interviewed on-campus for Business analyst role at EXL Service
        Interview Process
        Test Other Interview Other Interview
        Round 1

        Test

        Duration
        60 Minutes
        No. of Questions
        40 questions
        Interview Experience
        First was an online aptitude round of 40 questions to be solved in an hour. Most questions were of average CAT level with few easy ones slipped in between them.
        Round 2

        Other Interview

        Interview Experience
        The second round of interview was one-on-one with a panel member, In the second round, questions asked were based on what I had written in my resume. Since, I said I had interest in finance and economics, I was asked about the reasons for rupee depreciation against dollar (hot topic at that time) and possible repercussions from it. Besides,few regular puzzles were asked.
        Round 3

        Other Interview

        Interview Experience
        The third round started off with regular HR questions. After that, I was asked a guesstimation cum case study question about the price of an English newspaper in Mangalore given its targeted profit and also info was provided on costs of various logistics. Various costs had to be considered and English-reading population of Mangalore had to be guesstimated. After this, I was asked another puzzle, difficult compared to previous ones, solving which seems to have sealed the deal.
        Skills

        Skills Tested

        • Aptitude
        • Analytical
        • Guesstimation
        • Case Study
        Skill Tips
        The preparation stage was exhausting as one had to go through company profile, brush up Apti skills the night before etc. etc. depending on individual way of preparation. The first and foremost challenge is to go through Apti rounds coz that is where maximum elimination happens and generally, lot of people in NITK are pretty good at solving Apti questions accurately and quickly. Once, done with Apti, it all depends on how you express yourself at the interview and prove your knowledge and depth at things that you say you are good at.<br /> <br /> In Analytical prepare Probability, Puzzles based questions
        Resources

        Preparation materials

        Books
        • CAT textbooks,
        Videos
        • https://www.youtube.com/user/PlacementGrid,
        General Tips
        For the HR questions, there are readily available blogs and sites which will give you the general framework of avoiding blunders and by-passing tricky questions along with a general answer. It's better to follow these and also add a tinge of your own individuality to it.
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        EXL Service Analyst interview

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        AnonymousFresherSelected
        Application
        I was interviewed on-campus for Analyst role at EXL Service
        Interview Process
        Test HR Interview Case Study Interview Stress Interview
        Round 1

        Test

        Duration
        45 Minutes
        No. of Questions
        30 questions
        Test Sections
        • Section 1: Aptitude
        Interview Experience
        1. Quantitative questions (10), Verbal Ability (10) and Data Interpretation (10). 
        2. It was long as the DI questions were time consuming.
        Interview Tips
        Attempt each section because there are sectional cut offs as well. Many people didn't consider this and attempted some sections completely and left out some completely.
        Round 2

        HR Interview

        Interview Questions
        • Question 1: Talk about yourself?
        • Question 2: What gets you frustrated/bored?
        • Question 3: What competitions did you participate in?
        • Question 4: Resume and Intern based questions
        Interview Experience
        It lasted for 15-20 minutes.
        Round 3

        Case Study Interview

        Interview Questions
        • Question 1: If your friends wants to open up a barber shop in the area you live, what are the prospects?
        Interview Experience
        The panel was of one person. It lasted for 20 minutes. He asked the place I belonged too. I answered Delhi and then he went straight on to the case that if my friends wants to open up a barber shop in the area I live, what are the prospects. It was pretty open ended and could be taken anywhere. Was trying to see if I can bring in all factors or not. Then regarding one of the competitions I participated in, he asked me to list three and just 3 factors which can summarize my solutions. This king of bullet-ed answering is generally expected from consultants and maybe that’s why he asked such a question.
        Round 4

        Stress Interview

        Interview Questions
        • Question 1: A general puzzle question
        Interview Experience
        The panel was of one person. He asked me a puzzle and said if I know it already I should tell him. I didn’t know it so he proceeded. Then he went out of the room saying he doesn’t want an answer, he just wants to discuss the puzzle with me and will be back in 5 mins. He came 5 mins later and started circling around me in the interview room and asked what I had to say regarding the question. I told him what I could figure out and then he started helping me in where I was stuck. He constantly kept circling around me. Probably was trying to build up stress. Finally together we arrived at the answer and he was happy after that and let me go.
        Skills

        Skills Tested

        • Probability and Statistics
        Skill Tips
        If you have done some data processing project before, that gives something to talk about in your interview.
        General Tips
        1. Keep yourself calm in the interview even if you don’t know something. Smile and say that you don’t know is the best way.<br />
        2. Stress interviews might be there, you panic and you are out. That’s something not expected from you under pressure.<br />
        3. Participating in competitions held at the time of placements is a good idea to know about the company as well about your preference regarding the company. The problem statements are a good insight into the actual problems companies deal with.<br />
        4. Be focused on the kind of companies you want to go for. Even at the stage of application, it's good to remove some companies from your wishlist based on your interest and capability to avoid confusion and disappointment in the end.
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