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Flipkart Graduate trainee interview

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Shubham SharmaFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Kharagpur for Graduate trainee role at Flipkart
Interview Process
Group Discussion Guesstimate Interview Case Study Interview
Round 1

Group Discussion

Duration
15-20 Minutes
Interview Experience
Each and every one was given sufficient time to express their opinions but since there are more than 100 guys you are competing with, do try to make an impression somewhere on the mind of the recruiter.
Interview Tips
Nothing specifically, similar to the cliche GDs that all the other firms take but the only point to be kept in mind in case of Flipkart is, from the list of 120 odd people it is gonna come down to 50. So, try to keep that in mind.
Round 2

Guesstimate Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Demand of TVs next year? Specify one 'good' and one 'bad' approach.
Interview Experience
It was pretty chilled out, since they will try to help you all along. Difficulty level was okayish, nothing to be afraid of. Slight CV grilling and basic HR questions too were covered in this round. No monsters there.
Interview Tips
Make use of the paper they give you. try to be as graphically illustrative as possible. Think out loud. Make them move along with you, hence if you get stuck up they will be able to help you instantly, saving you some time. Also, this will keep them involved and interested in you.
Round 3

Case Study Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: What would you suggest Kishore Biyani against us (Flipkart) to stay in competition?
Interview Experience
I took a moment to jot down some points, no one in the the panel seemed to complain(I guess :P). I suggest 5-6 possible strategies and elaborated specifically. Not much counter questioning( Maybe they liked the answer or maybe the question was a meager formality :P)
Interview Tips
Again, nothing to be afraid of. Not the consultancy type cases where framework building and segmentation is necessary. Here they will try to judge your business acumen rather than your 'Case In Point' MuggPower.
Skills

Skills Tested

  • Communication Skills
  • Business Sense
Skill Tips
Keep yourself updated. If you are reading ET regularly and have a fair idea about the case analysis strategies, it will be walk through the cake.
Resources

Preparation materials

Books
  • Case in point,
  • Case interview cracked,
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12

Flipkart Graduate trainee interview

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AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Kanpur for Graduate trainee role at Flipkart
Interview Process
Test Group Discussion HR Interview Case Study Interview
Round 1

Test

Duration
60 Minutes
No. of Questions
60 questions
Test Sections
  • Section 1: Aptitude Test
Interview Experience
Type of questions and details: Normal aptitude questions. Usually cutoff goes around 50, so you can estimate that it is about speed and not your intelligence.
Round 2

Group Discussion

Duration
30-60 Minutes
Group Discussion Topic
FDI in retail
Interview Experience
For group discussion they’ll ask recent topics, so a general knowledge of what’s happening and your ability to speak will take you through. There were 8 of us.
Interview Tips
1. Use moments of pause to deliver your ideas
2. It’s good to start the discussion and frame it, but it is not essential
3. Always put points, Flipkart doesn’t asks random topics so speaking absurd ideas will not be beneficial for you.
4. Always take note of what others are telling, they’ll ask you to conclude
5. If you’ll enter in an arguments, you are out of the discussion
6. Keep your nerves under control and deliver what you got
Round 3

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Tell me about yourself?
  • Question 2: Your usual introduction, education?
  • Question 3: Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
  • Question 4: Strengths and weaknesses?
  • Question 5: How are you a good fit for the company?
Interview Experience
It was a Skype interview.
Interview Tips
What went well for me was that I made some really good suggestions regarding the company like:
1. They should have live chat support
2. Option to try 2 items before buying 1 of them (in clothes and footwear)
3. No. of warehouses should be increased to assure faster delivery
Round 4

Case Study Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: If you were to launch a new product (clothes in my case), what are the factors you’ll consider and what strategy you’ll follow?
Skills

Skills Tested

Skill Tips
Some MBA courses which have case studies might help. Doing probability and statistics is strongly recommended.
Resources

Preparation materials

Books
  • Quantitative Aptitude for CAT by Arun Sharma,
General Tips
Read newspapers regularly (it really helps)

1. Don’t get into an argument in GD

2. Always speak points (casts good impression)

3. Speed is essential to qualify the test

4. Don’t panic and keep you nerves under control

5. In Case studies don’t jump to a conclusion immediately (ask them for

more and more information until you see you have considered all the

factors, then conclude)

6. Solve as many puzzles as possible so that the one you get in interview, you’ve solved already.
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13

Flipkart Graduate trainee interview

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Parth SabharwalFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Guwahati for Graduate trainee role at Flipkart
Interview Process
Test Group Discussion Guesstimate Interview Guesstimate Interview
Round 1

Test

Test Sections
  • Section 1: Quantitative Ability
  • Section 2: Verbal
Interview Experience
Test was a little long according to the time allotted, but that's part of the challenge.
Interview Tips
Revise basic mathematical concepts, like geometry and puzzles. Work on vocabulary, which was slightly below GRE level.
Round 2

Group Discussion

Duration
30 Minutes
Group Discussion Topic
Challenges to the e-commerce industry
Interview Experience
The moderator actively participated in the discussion, starting with outlining the broad topics of discussion, pointed out by the candidates themselves. He then proceeded with 2-3 minutes discussion on each of the 8 topics.
Interview Tips
Stay in touch with the developments of the e-commerce industry and the business model of the company.
Round 3

Guesstimate Interview

Interview Questions
    Interview Experience
    Standard HR questions and guesstimates are asked. Assessment of the candidate is done and the feedback is forwarded. Unlike a stress interview, the atmosphere was very relaxed, with the conversation often venturing into informal areas.
    Interview Tips
    Try to put forth your best front, and focus on the best points in your CV.
    Round 4

    Guesstimate Interview

    Interview Questions
    • Question 1: Practical, real life execution question.
    Interview Experience
    One question was asked, which involved making estimates of the practical, day to day functioning of the company, on topics ranging from finances, work force, strategy etc.
    Interview Tips
    Knowledge of logistics and working off start ups will help.
    Skills

    Skills Tested

    • Practicality
    • Managerial Skills
    • Work Experience
    Funny Moments
    My mobile rang during the first interview, though I was sure it was off. But the interviewer was nice enough to let it slide, and have me a good feedback.
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    Flipkart Software developer internship interview

    3.9k views
    Kshitij TomarFresherSelected
    Application
    I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Software developer role at Flipkart
    Interview Process
    Test Technical Interview HR Interview
    Round 1

    Test

    Duration
    90 Minutes
    No. of Questions
    2 questions
    Test Sections
    • Section 1: Coding test on Hacker Rank
    Interview Experience
    The online coding test is not that difficult. The questions are very easy. Only thing is that you have to come up with an efficient solution.The naive solutions are fairly obvious.
    Interview Tips
    Practice some algorithms questions.
    Round 2

    Technical Interview

    Interview Questions
    • Question 1: First question was about a robot and tracking his movements.Given a string of moves a robot makes check if he ends up at the location he starts from?
    • Question 2: Given a list of stars and their distances from the earth.Find an efficient solution to find the k closest stars to earth?
    Interview Experience
    First question was very simple. I was asked for the solution first and then to write the code on paper and show it to him.Second question requires more time to think.
    Interview Tips
    A good knowledge of data structures and algorithms will help you clear the interview with ease.
    Round 3

    HR Interview

    Interview Questions
      Interview Experience
      The guy asking questions makes you feel relaxed. He will give you a feedback about the test and the questions asked in the test. I appreciated the feedback. He pointed out things i could have done better.
      Interview Tips
      The HR interview is relatively easy. Its just a chat about you and your interests and some other questions like "why should I hire you?".
      Skills

      Skills Tested

      • Data structures and Algorithms
      • Coming up with efficient solutions
      Skill Tips
      Practice Data structures and Algorithms questions.
      General Tips
      A good knowledge of Data structures and Algorithms will help clear the interview and the test.
      Motivation for applying
      I wanted to apply for Flipkart as I have seen its meteoric rise in the past few years. It has transformed the wasy people shop in India.
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      Flipkart Graduate trainee interview

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      AnonymousFresherSelected
      Application
      I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Graduate trainee role at Flipkart
      Interview Process
      Test Group Discussion Interview Interview Interview
      Round 1

      Test

      Duration
      60 Minutes
      No. of Questions
      60 questions
      Test Sections
      • Section 1: Verbal
      • Section 2: Apptitude
      Interview Experience
      The test was for around an hour it consisted of Quant and verbal sections.
      Interview Tips
      Simple questions just basic math and verbal understanding would suffice.
      Round 2

      Group Discussion

      Duration
      30 Minutes
      Group Discussion Topic
      Lies, damned lies and statistics
      Interview Experience
      All the students shortlisted from the exam were divided into 3 sets and 3 GDs were conducted. Each GD had 8 students. It lasted for 30 min.
      Interview Tips
      One thing that will help in a GD especially when you are not sure about the topic like my case is to listen patiently to others so that you get an idea as to what the topic is exactly about. A strict no to cutting on someone when he/she is making a point and shouting in a loud tone. Both these indicate that you are not fit to be in a team and you are slightly dominating types respectively
      Round 3

      Interview

      Interview Questions
      • Question 1: Basic puzzles
      Round 4

      Interview

      Interview Questions
      • Question 1: Guess the number of vehicles on the Chennai roads between 5 to 6
      Interview Experience
      I was asked this because my resume had some decent points about my work and interest in transportation engineering.
      Interview Tips
      You need to have some decent knowledge on basic figures like the population of Chennai or India etc., to be able to do these guesstimates well. obviously speed in basic calculations will help.
      Round 5

      Interview

      Interview Questions
      • Question 1: Basic questions on inventory model
      Interview Experience
      Factors affecting inventory modeling
      Interview Tips
      They were not really looking for any specific electives or courses but having knowledge of Operations Research would help. 

      Most importantly, you must be in a position to explain everything that you put in your resume perfectly especially your final year project.
      Skills

      Skills Tested

        General Tips
        Good resume, decent quant and verbal skills, and analytical skills, ability to communicate things properly, reasonable knowledge on current affairs and happenings in the world.

        year wise plan for juniors.

        1. Explore everything but never ignore acads

        2. Decide on what you want to do after graduating

        3. Start preparing for CAT, GRE, TOFEL.

        CGPA matters so never ignore acads.
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        Flipkart Software developer internship interview

        3.8k views
        RAJIVTEJA NAGIPOGUFresherSelected
        Application
        I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Software developer role at Flipkart
        Interview Process
        Test Technical Interview HR Interview
        Round 1

        Test

        Duration
        11/2 hr Minutes
        No. of Questions
        2 questions
        Test Sections
        • Section 1: Online Test
        Interview Experience
        The test started very late due to some technical issues and space issues. So , It helped us to be far more relaxed.
        Round 2

        Technical Interview

        Interview Questions
          Interview Experience
          The Overall Technical Interview was a mixture of innovation and apprehension and it really helped me to get my strengths and weaknesses out. The questions outsmarted me at the beginning, Later I did.
          Round 3

          HR Interview

          Interview Questions
            Interview Experience
            HR was very friendly. He asked about my strengths and weaknesses. And then we continued talking about the nature of work and sincerity and technicality expected from my side, while taking a stroll in cool night air.
            Skills

            Skills Tested

            • Algorithms and DataStructures
            Resources

            Preparation materials

            Videos
            • mit lectures. ,
            Courses
            • Programming lab in C ,
            • Advanced Programming Lab in Java,
            • Discrete Mathematics,
            • Algorithms and Datastructures,
            Motivation for applying
            The work specification
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            Flipkart Software developer internship interview

            3.8k views
            RohithKumar KesaFresherSelected
            Application
            I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Software developer role at Flipkart
            Interview Process
            Test Technical Interview HR Interview
            Round 1

            Test

            Duration
            90 Minutes
            Test Sections
              Interview Experience
              It was a good one but both questions would have been easy if we know more libraries in java
              Interview Tips
              Both the questions were related to bigint. It could have been better if both questions were from different areas
              Round 2

              Technical Interview

              Interview Questions
                Interview Experience
                I felt my interview went fine since i was able to answer most of their questions.They gave many hints even if i didn't get the right one
                Interview Tips
                Everything was fine
                Round 3

                HR Interview

                Interview Questions
                  Interview Experience
                  I was able to see myself how i responded to questions asked regarding me and sometimes i was just blabbering
                  Interview Tips
                  nothing
                  Skills

                  Skills Tested

                  • Datastructures and Algorithms
                  Skill Tips
                  nothing
                  Resources

                  Preparation materials

                  Courses
                  • Computer Programming Lab and Advanced Programming Lab,
                  General Tips
                  One must be good at datastrucures and algorithms
                  Motivation for applying
                  I wanted to do something for the company where I ordered many of my things
                  Funny Moments
                  No funny moments as such but I enjoyed talking to the hr interviewer
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                  Flipkart Graduate trainee interview

                  3.8k views
                  Priyadershita SinghFresherSelected
                  Application
                  I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Roorkee for Graduate trainee role at Flipkart
                  Interview Process
                  Test Group Discussion HR Interview
                  Round 1

                  Test

                  Test Sections
                    Interview Experience
                    Since I was preparing for Cat 2015, My quant aptitude speed was above average. This helped me in cracking the test.
                    Interview Tips
                    Do prepare for Cat. Even though one is not seriously considering it, it would help in cruising through the aptitude tests during placement.
                    Round 2

                    Group Discussion

                    Duration
                    10 Minutes
                    Group Discussion Topic
                    India vs Hindustan
                    Interview Experience
                    During my GD, I came up with a few points, but they were too mainstream and nothing which would make the instructor notice me.I remember one boy stated that if India changes to Hindustan, We would be kept in the league of terrorism Stricken nations like Afganistan, Pakistan.I immediately Countered that such thinking is shown by narrow minded people,whose opinions shouldnt matter to us in first place.I guess that was a winning stroke for me. There were 10 guys, out of which 4 were selected for the next round.
                    Interview Tips
                    Flipkart was quite known for taking GD on random topics, Like Blue vs Black, Joker vs Batman.I remember one group was told to choose their own GD topic.In such Cases, Background Study isnt of much help.It all comes down to the things one knows inherently, things which are accumulated by ones surrounding .In topics such as these, try to give out of the box solutions, so that the person remembers you during selection.Also, prior GD experience helps one in being calm and collected and to think clearly.
                    Round 3

                    HR Interview

                    Interview Questions
                      Skills

                      Skills Tested

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                        Flipkart Management trainee interview

                        3.9k views
                        AnonymousFresherSelected
                        Application
                        I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Roorkee for Management trainee role at Flipkart
                        Interview Process
                        Test Group Discussion Interview
                        Round 1

                        Test

                        Duration
                        90-120 Minutes
                        Test Sections
                        • Section 1: Online Test
                        Interview Experience
                        Questions of verbal and logical reasoning, data interpretation etc.
                        Round 2

                        Group Discussion

                        Duration
                        15-20 Minutes
                        Group Discussion Topic
                        FDI in Indian Economy
                        Interview Experience
                        The topic will be relevant to the times and you will have
                        about 2 minutes of speaking time, in total, if you're lucky. Make that count.
                        The GD topic was "FDI in Indian Economy". You could take it in a positive or negative stride. However, the stand had to be backed up by solid facts and emphatic statements. Some keywords were, loss of jobs(-), R&D(+), corruption and red tapism(-), higher prices for raw materials(+) etc.
                        Interview Tips
                        GDs have a tendency to become a shouting match, the end result in such cases is the entire group getting rejected. If however, it does become a slugfest, the better option is to calm the offended party by playing the
                        moderator. The objective of any healthy group discussion is listening to everybody's opinion and offering arguments or counter arguments till most of the people are convinced and find a common ground. Opening
                        the GD can fetch you important points but do so only if you are immensely confident about what you are going to say. There are numerous sites/blogs out there which can help you with the nuances of a GD, but nothing beats practise and mock runs.
                        Round 3

                        Interview

                        Interview Questions
                          Interview Experience
                          Personal Interviews(10-30 min)- If you've sufficiently impressed the interviewer during the interview process, it'll be a breeze. If you've left him on the fence, he'll grill you enough till he reaches a decision.
                          Know your CV inside out, rehearse the questions with a friend, attend workshops organised by the Placement Office. The interviewer has the right to question ANYTHING(hobbies/languages/extra currics)
                          you put on your CV.
                          Skills

                          Skills Tested

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                            Flipkart Graduate trainee interview

                            4k views
                            Pratik ChaudhariFresherSelected
                            Application
                            I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Graduate trainee role at Flipkart
                            Interview Process
                            Test Group Discussion Technical Interview HR Interview
                            Round 1

                            Test

                            Test Sections
                            • Section 1: Quant and English
                            Interview Experience
                            Easy
                            Interview Tips
                            Just brush up basic quant/cat prep. You can't prepare for English in a short span of time like 2-3 months.
                            Round 2

                            Group Discussion

                            Group Discussion Topic
                            Digital Piracy - What can be done
                            Interview Experience
                            Relaxed discussion. Everybody got the chance to speak
                            Interview Tips
                            Just be yourself and speak your heart out. Your only enemies are nervousness and low self confidence.
                            Round 3

                            Technical Interview

                            Interview Questions
                            • Question 1: Puzzles and Business problems
                            Interview Experience
                            What problems can you solve/things you can improve for flipkart with your current skill set?Hence you need to know the company, its workings and the problems that it could be facing. 
                            Interview Tips
                            Be prepared for this. I used to go into operations research all the time to answer these kinds of questions.
                            Round 4

                            HR Interview

                            Interview Questions
                            • Question 1: Why not CAT? GRE?
                            Interview Experience
                            High CGPA and not going to higher studies - Had to give a justification
                            Interview Tips
                            Just being honest is enough if you are really willing to take up the job and not going for higher studies. Cook up a story if you are trying for both!
                            Skills

                            Skills Tested

                            • Puzzle solving, Business problem solving
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