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Futures First Trainee market analyst interview

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AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus for Trainee market analyst role at Futures First in Aug, 2016
Interview Process
Test Stress Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Test

Duration
35 Minutes
No. of Questions
60 questions
Test Sections
  • Section 1: Mathematical calculations
  • Section 2: Logical Reasoning
Interview Experience
Mathematical Questions were very basic and I was able to solve most of them mentally.Logical Reasoning questions were a bit challenging but solvable.
Interview Tips
Start with a free mind and dont waste time on a single question.
Round 2

Stress Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Tell me about yourself?
  • Question 2: You wouldn't be able to make it in futures first, Why should we hire you?
  • Question 3: Why do u think you are right for futures first?
  • Question 4: Who is your idol (and some questions based on that)?
  • Question 5: Some situation based questions(to judge how risk taking I am)?
  • Question 6: Some questions based on the form which you hava to fill before interview.
  • Question 7: Why are you not going for higher studies?
Interview Experience
The stress interview is one hell of an experience.They try to unsettle you in many ways like interviewer will be walking in the room while you are answering questions, they will keep fixating that you are not right for the job, but you to be cool and confident.
Interview Tips
Be yourself during this round but don't try to be over smart. They will try their best to unsettle you but be confident.
Round 3

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Tell me about yourself?
  • Question 2: Why should we hire you?
  • Question 3: 2-3 simple puzzles we asked in this round/
  • Question 4: Some situation based questions were asked.
  • Question 5: Some questions based on the form which you have to fill before the interview.
Interview Experience
Apparently, this round was a bit simpler that the stress interview but required presence of mind and fast thinking for puzzles.
Interview Tips
Be calm, Be cool, Be confident,
Skills

Skills Tested

  • Analytical Skills
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Futures First Market analyst interview

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AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus for Market analyst role at Futures First in Mar, 2017
Interview Process
HR Interview
Round 1

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Why do you want to join this company?
Interview Experience
It was a HR round asking questions about self.
Interview Tips
Be honest and confident.
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Futures First Financial markets internship internship interview

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Vishal JainFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Dhanbad for Financial markets internship role at Futures First in Dec, 2016
Interview Process
Resume Shortlist Trade Mogul Round HR Interview
Round 1

Resume Shortlist

Interview Tips
Try to enhance more on Finance skills and certificates!
Round 2

Trade Mogul Round

Interview Experience
Participate in 14 days online trading at trade mogul website by help of Futures First
Interview Tips
Do maximum No of trades!!!
They don't care for P/L, Spent maximum time on these 14 days of trade.
Round 3

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Thing that you have not mention on CV
  • Question 2: Why FF?
  • Question 3: You don't have much experience on Trading then why FF?
  • Question 4: IF not futures First then which company will you prefer?
  • Question 5: Where would you want to see yourself in next 5- 10 years?
  • Question 6: Any Future plans for MBA?
  • Question 7: Family background?
  • Question 8: Question on Trade Mogul Round !!How much time you spent ? Have you followed any charts or news for trading or you did just by you guts?
Interview Experience
I told Hr that my CGPA is low , 10th ,12th grades are also less so even though i may get 99.99%tile in CAT i won't get admission in good IIM so i don't have future plans for MBA!!
Interview Tips
BE Fluent , Answer Wisely !! Each answer could lead to yes or No for you
Skills

Skills Tested

  • Communication And Confidence
  • How Well You Can Handle Stress
  • Conversation Skills
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Futures First Trainee market analyst interview

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AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus for Trainee market analyst role at Futures First
Interview Process
Test HR Interview
Round 1

Test

Interview Experience
1st test had only mathematical calculations, since it was only 6 minute test so I did not wasted my time in selecting the questions, I went on and solved the first 25 out of 40. 2nd test had math and DI questions for 30 minutes; I tried to do selected questions this time. Preparations for CAT helped me lot in doing this test. The company had an absolute cutoff in both the tests.
Round 2

HR Interview

Interview Experience
“Why trading and not aerospace?” the very first question fired on me, I gave a positive answer stating why I find finance more interesting instead of saying anything negative about aerospace. What is 77^3, 141^2 etc some of the verbal calculative questions asked in between, although these are very uncomfortable questions I tried to kept my composure and gave an approximate answer to these questions which was acceptable. Some simple puzzles were asked. After some time the interviewer started pitching for me and telling me stuffs about the company, this is where I was almost sure of an offer. There was no 2nd of interview for me.
Skills

Skills Tested

    General Tips
    At the beginning of the 7th sem I had made up my mind that I don’t want to do MS or Phd but I was still confused between MBA and job. So I decided to prepare for both, which later on I realized that there was a lot common in the preparation of the two. After deciding this, the next question that came to my mind was ‘what kind of job I want?’ To answer this question I needed to develop basic market knowledge about the various sectors and the companies in those sectors which I did by regularly updating myself through newspapers, internet, business magazines etc. At least a month before the placements I was sure that I<br />
    would apply only for consulting and finance profiles, since there were more than 5 companies on a single day so having a preference helped me focus better and do well in the interviews.<br />
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    Resumes: It is the very first test of your creativity by any company and is equally important like any interview. I tried to add some spikes in my resume which is required for both consultancies as well as finance. I started making my resume in September and after hundreds of changes and feedbacks from the seniors (which is most important) and it took me more than a month, so start with resume as early as possible.<br />
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    PPTs: The most important thing that you learn in ppts is the details of the work profile which you won't find anywhere else. It is the best place to get an answer to all the questions in your mind. So I would suggest you to try and attend as many ppts as possible not because of the compulsion in attendance but for its<br />
    benefits. In any ppt make sure that the company tells you the breakup of the compensation package as there are many hidden expenses included in the package.<br />
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    Preparation: This is the most important input in getting a good job. This basically includes 3 things,<br />
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    Group Discussions: We used to make a group of 8-10 within our department and sometimes in my wing and discussed on any topic for 15-20 minutes. It would be just like a bulla session but in English and an element of formality involved in it. After the GDs the participants gave the feedback to each other which was most important. For GDs try to keep yourself updated with the current affairs coz most of the times the topics are related to recent happenings. And one more thing don’t feel shy or left out, say whatever you want to say even if you think that the discussion is chaotic.<br />
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    Case Studies: Make a group of 3-4 people one would be the interviewer, an interviewee and the rest to just watch and would give the feedback at the end. Take up any case from the numerous case books available on the LAN and conduct such sessions. How ever tough or easy the case may be you always learn how to structure the problems and the basic knowledge which is applicable in most of the cases. Do solve lot of puzzles, this will further add to your logical thinking. This can be best done while you go to the canteen every night because a discussion can add a lot dimensions to it.<br />
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    Personal Interviews: The basic mantra for a PI is to show a positive body language, be cheerful and speak confidently. This basically involves the HR questions and questions related to the stuffs written in your resume. This round is conducted by every company irrespective of whether it is a core or a non core company. I prepared myself for general questions and also participated in various one on one interviews with my friends, initially I thought that such interviews with friends won’t be a formal one but I was wrong, it helped me a lot later on.<br />
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    Workshops: There would be numerous workshops conducted by the companies and the SPO. Don't miss<br />
    out on any of them as it is the most easy and effective way to learn.
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    Futures First Trainee market analyst interview

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    Indraneel PiseFresherSelected
    Application
    I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Jodhpur for Trainee market analyst role at Futures First
    Interview Process
    Test Technical Interview Puzzle Interview
    Round 1

    Test

    Duration
    36 mins Minutes
    No. of Questions
    60 questions
    Test Sections
    • Section 1: Aptitude 30 questions in 30 minutes
    • Section 2: Calculation based questions 30 questions in 6 minutes
    Interview Experience
    Section 1 - Quant, basic mathematics and return calculations(finance). Level lower than CAT.
    Section 2 - Simple calculation based questions. 4*4 multiplication, divisions, squares, cubes, square roots etc. No options and less time, so one needs to be very fast and accurate.
    115 students appeared for the test at our institute.
    9 were shortlisted after the test.
    Interview Tips
    If you are preparing for CAT, you won't have any problem clearing it. Also take a look at return calculations since it is not part of CAT syllabus.
    For the people not preparing for CAT, brush up basic mathematics and take a look at questions from aptitude book for placement tests(Agarwal).
    Practice vedic maths for section 2.
    Round 2

    Technical Interview

    Interview Questions
    • Question 1: What do you know about trading?
    • Question 2: What is algorithmic trading?(My B.Tech project is algo trading related)
    • Question 3: What is the probability of you getting selected today?(Guesstimate)
    • Question 4: What is the number of cars passing per day on the road(I could watch the road from the window for 2 minutes)? (Guesstimate)
    • Question 5: If given 5 lakh rupees now, what will you do with it?
    Interview Experience
    Mostly resume based since I had multiple projects in finance and trading.
    9 students appeared for the interview, 3 shortlisted.
    Interview Tips
    Be through with your projects. Practice guesstimates and display your approach in a tabular form to the interviewer. Try to show enthusiasm towards enterpreneurship.
    Round 3

    Puzzle Interview

    Interview Questions
    • Question 1: Matchstick puzzle
    • Question 2: Counting triangles and quadrilaterals
    • Question 3: Pirate puzzle
    • Question 4: Why futures first?
    • Question 5: Why non-core job?
    • Question 6: Are you okay with long working hours?
    Interview Experience
    It was a mixture of puzzles and HR questions.
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    Futures First Trainee market analyst interview

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    Sriman Raja KandulaFresherSelected
    Application
    I was interviewed on-campus at NIT Raipur for Trainee market analyst role at Futures First
    Interview Process
    Test HR Interview Stress Interview
    Round 1

    Test

    Duration
    29 Minutes
    No. of Questions
    75 questions
    Test Sections
    • Section 1: Calculations/Speed Math
    • Section 2: Logical Reasoning
    • Section 3: Calculations/Speed Math
    Interview Experience
    The questions were basic but speed was tested throughout the paper. Accuracy matters a lot as many questions were having negative scores fr wrong answers.
    Interview Tips
    Start with a cool mind and just skip anything that even seems to take time; you can come to it afterwards. Answer only if you are damn sure of the solution.
    Round 2

    HR Interview

    Interview Questions
    • Question 1: Tell me something about yourself that is not there in your resume.
    • Question 2: What are your achievements until now?
    • Question 3: What are your hobbies?
    • Question 4: Who is your inspiration?
    • Question 5: What is it that you have learnt in these years as student?
    • Question 6: Do you want to ask something?
    Interview Experience
    The first interview was very very cool. I was very much comfortable with the interviewer. All he wanted to know was the real me. He was asking questions to open up myself, completely.
    Interview Tips
    Be Honest. Be yourself. Never try to manipulate in such kind of free going interview, because they already know what you would answer if you were frank enough.
    Round 3

    Stress Interview

    Interview Questions
    • Question 1: Introduce Yourself.
    • Question 2: Why should we take you?
    • Question 3: What is so different about you that makes you stand out of the crowd waiting outside?
    • Question 4: Tell me the sum of all the digits of your mobile number.
    • Question 5: Your CGPA is very low. How do you justify this?
    • Question 6: How risk taking are you? (situation based questions)
    • Question 7: How many cubes are there in a Rubik's cube?(related to hobbies)
    • Question 8: Would you go for Higher Studies?
    • Question 9: What do you know about Futures and Share Markets?
    • Question 10: How much is 19x21? (asked in very serious and stress-inducing manner)
    Interview Experience
    The Stress Interview is really an interview of a lifetime. The interviewer always showed unsatisfactory expressions. Yet he was throwing me with manipulative questions. All I was able to do is bear a shameless smile throughout the interview. Hobbies were also an interesting subject for questioning.
    Interview Tips
    Being honest is necessary, but Diplomacy plays a very huge role. They try to corner you with your own answers. So chose your words carefully. Even humiliation may be used  by them as a weapon. Just stay calm and cool. Be confidant about whatever you say. Confidence is the Key to Performance.
    Skills

    Skills Tested

    • Entrepreneurial skills
    • Decision taking capability
    • Stress control
    • Quick maths
    Skill Tips
    Any kind of tension would spoil the interviews. So stay as cool as possible.
    Resources

    Preparation materials

    Books
    • Think Without Ink,
    General Tips
    Self Belief is a must. Confidence shows your stability during decision making. Less or no preparation is a must.
    Motivation for applying
    My skillset steered me towards such a job profile.
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    Futures First Trader interview

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    AswanExperiencedSelected
    Application
    I Applied for job through Campus recruitment for Trader role at Futures First
    Interview Process
    Resume Shortlist Test Test Stress Interview Stress Interview
    Round 1

    Resume Shortlist

    Interview Experience
    I guess they have shortlisted more or less 80-90% of the applications for the written test
    Round 2

    Test

    Duration
    5 Minutes
    No. of Questions
    30 questions
    Test Sections
    • Section 1: Quick Math
    Interview Experience
    They will ask you to solve 30 numerical questions in 5 minutes.Its all about getting to know your zeal for numbers
    Interview Tips
    There are several quick math tests available online and having some practice doing them will help
    Round 3

    Test

    Duration
    30 Minutes
    No. of Questions
    30 questions
    Test Sections
    • Section 1: Quantitative and Anaytical
    Interview Experience
    This test has 30 questions and you are given 30 minutes.the difficulty of the questions would be more or less similar to CAT.
    Interview Tips
    If you are already preparing for CAT,it will help you big time
    Round 4

    Stress Interview

    Interview Experience
    The interviewer tried to create stress from the minute I entered his room.After formal introduction about myself ,he asked me few questions about the courses I did in finance.He started to argue that I am wrong with one of my answers in Accounting,but I was quite sure that I am right.He asked me to prove that I am right.I requested him to allow me to go back to my room and get that accounting book.He allowed me to leave and said that I need not come back if I am wrong.I had a few tense seconds and then I decided to leave as I was quite sure about my answer.I got that book from my room and ca,e back to prove that I am right.He was impressed with my confidence and risk taking ability.He went on to ask me about global economic situations,the crisis of 2008 and some other general questions.
    Interview Tips
    I don't think there will be such an emphasis about finance in the interview.I had few courses and I initiated the conversations as I had prepared to talk about them.It will be a stress interview and they might test you with puzzles and numbers in the middle of the interview.Be calm,confident and honest.
    Round 5

    Stress Interview

    Interview Experience
    The second interview started and there was an awkward silence for the next 5 minutes(The longest 5 minutes I ever had till then).The interviewer was looking at his phone,ordered for a coffee and then had a look at my resume.Then, he remained silent for the next couple of minutes again after which he finally started conversing with me.He told me a 10 digit number
    Skills

    Skills Tested

    • Emotional Quotient
    • Ability To Make Quick Calculations
    • RISK TAKING ABILITY
    • Ability To Convince
    • Ability To Cope Up With Stress
    Resources

    Preparation materials

    Courses
    • Economics Courses,
    • Accounting And Finance,
    • FRM Level 1 Certification,
    • NCFM Certification,
    • CFA Certification,
    General Tips
    Be yourself.If you have what it takes to work there,they will not miss you
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    Futures First Trainee market analyst interview

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    Karthikeya ReddyFresherSelected
    Application
    I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Kharagpur for Trainee market analyst role at Futures First
    Interview Process
    Test Interview Interview
    Round 1

    Test

    Duration
    25 Minutes
    No. of Questions
    45 questions
    Test Sections
    • Section 1: Multiple choice questions based on logical reasoning
    • Section 2: Fill in the blank type questions (calculations)
    Interview Experience
    Logical reasoning questions were pretty simple.

    Calculations were very basic, completely based on BODMAS. (example 91/41 upto 3 significant digits)
    Interview Tips
    The time available for each question is very limited. Try to complete all the logical reasoning questions (these are scoring and less prone to errors).
    Round 2

    Interview

    Interview Questions
    • Question 1: Strengths and weakness
    • Question 2: Why do you want to join Futures First ?
    • Question 3: One good reason to select you ?
    • Question 4: Hobbies and interests ?
    • Question 5: If not futures first, which company would you like to join and why ?
    • Question 6: If you don't find the work interesting, would you leave the company ?
    • Question 7: What makes you think that you are fit for this role ?
    • Question 8: Facts about the company.
    • Question 9: Rate yourself in mental math, logical reasoning on the scale of ten.
    • Question 10: Guess Estimate
    Interview Experience
    I had no knowledge of trading. I did not attend the company's Preplacement talk.
    We had a lot of talk on my hobbies and interests and i explained him the reason i wanted to work in futures first. I could not complete the Guess estimate but i explained him the way to arrive at the solution.
    Interview Tips
    The interviewer does not expect you to have a strong knowledge on trading but expects you to have interest in learning new things. Try to explain that you are more interested in learning, you have excelled in areas you're interested in and that you are very excited to work for them. What ever you say, be confident.
    Round 3

    Interview

    Interview Questions
    • Question 1: Three reasons you would not want to join futures first ?
    • Question 2: Why is your CG so low (this will be the same even if your CGPA is 9)
    • Question 3: You are not consistent in your academics. We don't think you can survive in our company ?
    • Question 4: One achievement in your life you are proud of ?
    Interview Experience
    The interviewer tried to bluff me telling that i got very less marks in the qualifying test and was just and the cut off. I was very confident that i would get more than what he was telling, So I said that there might be some error in correction and i would definitely get more than that. The interviewer actually like my confidence and my sincerity. (I rated myself very poor in mental math but i explained that i can calculate very quickly given me a piece of paper). I did not hesitate to tell them that i would leave the company if i don't find the work interesting.
    Interview Tips
    The main aim of this round is to test your breaking point, so if you could stretch you limits here, its very easy to qualify this round. But answer every question logically because there will be a lot of follow up questions.
    Skills

    Skills Tested

    • Logical reasoning
    • Mental math
    Resources

    Preparation materials

    Books
    • CAT books,
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    Futures First Trainee market analyst interview

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    AnonymousFresherSelected
    Application
    I was interviewed on-campus for Trainee market analyst role at Futures First
    Interview Process
    Resume Shortlist Test HR Interview
    Round 1

    Resume Shortlist

    Interview Experience
    I listed down my achievements and key projects undertaken and then prioritized them in order of importance. I read the Be prepared material of batch 2006 and also saw a few resumes of senior students to understand the structure of an ideal resume. I attended pre-placement talks. I got a brief idea of the various profiles the companies offered and the basic knowledge about the companies. I did not talk to anyone about choosing between jobs/companies but was clear of my priorities. I was most inclined towards joining a finance firm, then a core and the least towards a software
    Round 2

    Test

    Interview Experience
    At first stage they conducted a 3 minute test. It checked your calculation speed. 85 people were selected for the 2nd
    stage. In 2nd stage they conducted a one hour aptitude test. 33 people were selected for the 3rd stage.
    Round 3

    HR Interview

    Interview Experience
    At 3rd stage a half an hour interview was taken of each candidate. 11 people were selected for the fourth stage. At fourth stage again a 25 minutes interview was taken. Finally 3 people were made final offers. In the first interview I was first asked about the academic projects that I had undertaken. Since I had written about a project Related to foreign exchange I was asked about every minute detail in it and some general economic basics like impact of inflation on interest rates etc. Then I was asked some HR questions such as: Why would you join a finance firm inspite of having a technical background? What do you know about our company? what are your strengths? Then I was given a case study to estimate the number of black cars in Calcutta. If someone wants to appear for this company, what all should he/she ideally prepare? He/she should build his aptitude and good calculation skills. He/she should also be clear about what the company is all about. He/she should be clear about every point written in his/her resume
    Skills

    Skills Tested

      Skill Tips
      -I was a regular reader of editorials of newspapers like The Hindu, Hindustan Times, Times of India.<br /> I prepared for the CAT exam which was of great use to me in clearing the aptitude tests of various companies. I read the Beprepared material of batch 2006 which helped me to prepare and have the right mindset required for an interview. For test preparation I think practicing the CAT exam based questions individually is of great help to build one’s aptitude for the tests. For GD, preparation in groups with a variety of topics is of great help. For interviews too preparation in groups for different types of HR questions makes one keep a track of how clear his viewpoints are and the regular inputs or feedback from other members improves one’s ability to perform well in an interview.
      General Tips
      One must be in an impressive formal attire but also comfortable. In spite of the nervousness inside one must keep calm which ultimately will keep your performance at its peak as excessive zeal may lead one into wrong direction.
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      Futures First Financial analyst interview

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      Raja SekharFresherSelected
      Application
      I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Financial analyst role at Futures First
      Interview Process
      Test Trade moghul usly(online simulation of trading) Interview
      Round 1

      Test

      Duration
      30 Minutes
      No. of Questions
      50 questions
      Test Sections
      • Section 1: 30 Questions of Analytical Aptitude
      • Section 2: 20 Questions Speed Maths
      Interview Experience
      I did well in speed matth part but i felt I could have done better in analytical aptitude. They have questions like od man out in picture format which i didn't expect.
      Interview Tips
      Practice speed math 1 day before. You can get some tests online (just google). There are cutoffs for each section, so dont neglect any section.
      Ideal time - Speed math 5-7 min
      aptitude 20-25 min
      Round 2

      Trade moghul usly(online simulation of trading)

      Interview Experience
      We were asked to take part in trade moghul, Company's trading competition for one week on a crude oil. I have started playing it as it is part of selection process but later i have enjoyed it and took part for almost 6-7 hrs a day.
      Interview Tips
      Just enjoy making profit or loss. The values will be real time but money is not. So play for fun. They take it seriously. They dont mind if you make profit or loss. They jus want to check your patience.
      Round 3

      Interview

      Interview Experience
      I have had 4 rounds of interview. First one is rapid round. In this they will ask you questions very fast that you cannot settle and make up your mind and then answer. They ask even normal stuff like capitals of countries, Presidents of countries and some speed math which you have to answer instantly
      2-4 rounds: These 3 rounds are stress rounds where they say you are useless and will not have a career if you join this company and they say you are not good at this and that and try to put you in pressure. In pressure they test how your mind works and how smart you think. For example they ask you to see around in room then change topic and ask you to close eyes and ask how many switches are there in room. They give you some situation and will test you how you behave in those conditions. We all know that no interviewer ,how bad the interview is ,will not say you are not good and will not say you will be a failure. So for all the words they say I was just saying to myself that they are just trying to make me feel the pressure and I have also started to enjoy with them. I would definitely say that this was my most enjoyed interview.
      Interview Tips
      Just be yourself. Dont act and keep saying to yourself that they are just saying bad things to make you feel the pressure. Play trade moghul as it reflects your intrest in trading
      Skills

      Skills Tested

      • Speed Math
      General Tips
      Be cool. They are not here to test your english ability. They need people with good math skill and who works under pressure
      Motivation for applying
      Individual performance is directly proportional to the bonus you get.
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