FinMechanics Associate consultant interview
They will try to check your character. What kind of person you are. What will you do in certain situations. Which values you hold important, and certain questions about your past - achievements etc. Note that there were hardly any standard HR interview questions - they prepare questions specific to their requirements as they are going to revolve a major part of your interview (if selected around you).
This is the most important section of the test.
Its not the normal MCQ aptitude questions. Its subjective questions and you are expected to solve them with every step. They involve puzzles, probability, general quant and all. Fundaes need to be clear, of course you can't guess them.
Few theoretical questions like definition types. Also, output types - certain codes will be given and you are to compute the outputs. And algorithms for simple codes like factorial, fibonacci, searching or sorting. Few questions will also involve data structures, and they may as well go to linked list and Inheritance (Object Oriented Programming)
Basic questions. Must be aware of basic financial terms - like what is bond, what is equity, mutual funds etc. And, the questions are like supported with guidelines for you to understand the context and then solve. Nothing high funda
Be what you are. They are going to look at it from every angle - put you in different situations, if you try to project something else - chances are they will catch you. I don't think (not sure) this is evaluated for interview selection process.
You need to be really strong here and score well to be shortlisted for the interview.
They should see you are interested in coding and know coding decently well. As they are checking for aptitude and quant mostly, they are okay with a decently good performance in coding.
Same as coding. They just want to see you are enthusiastic about finance and are ready to learn more, after having knowing basics.
As long as you crack quant, and do just fine in coding and finance you'll get through. I think (not sure), they do have an individual cut off for last 3 sections - coding and finance cut offs are lower than quant though. Quant is the most important section!