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Futures First Trainee market analyst interview

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Pulidindi RamakanthFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Trainee market analyst role at Futures First
Interview Process
Resume Shortlist Test Interview
Round 1

Resume Shortlist

Interview Experience
CGPA cutoff
Round 2

Test

Duration
35 Minutes
Test Sections
    Interview Experience
    Duration : 5 min + 30 min
    Interview Tips
    The first test needs no special material to prepare. You need to be quick in solving the simple mathematical problems. There is no negative marking in this test.
    Round 3

    Interview

    Interview Experience
    2 stress interviews. There was no HR round as such, but we were given a sheet to fill containing all HR questions prior to the personal interviews. There were interview questions based on the answers I gave in this sheet. Both the interviews were stress interviews. There was no much difference in the two rounds. I had guesstimates, in both rounds. There was also a small session of quant question's.
    Interview Tips
    I have got a lot of interview fundaes from seniors and also saw many videos regarding it.
    Skills

    Skills Tested

    Skill Tips
    There was a constant smile on my face all through my interview period. I did not loose my confidence levels, even though I had made few mistakes in my interview. All that you have to show them is that you were able to handle pressure and react properly, even in stressful conditions. My scores in both the tests were just decent. I feel, I made it through, just because of my performance in both the interviews.
    Resources

    Preparation materials

    Books
    • CAT preparation ,
    • Kalpakjian for manufacturing book ,
    General Tips
    Core or Non-core you need to have basic fundaes regarding the other. You never know where you gonna end up.

    I started my core preparation, one n half month before the placement season.Starting the preparation earlier could've brought NO change in my case but it would surely be helpful.



    There was no preparation for non-core in particular. I went through thebasics of trading (required for FUTURES FIRST) just 2 days before the interview.



    I went through the GATE book for my core preparation. I prepared basic subjects in every area i.e.; design, manufacturing and thermal. I studied chapters like TD, SOM from GATE book, and referred kalpakjian for

    manufacturing.



    Even if you are aspiring for one among the core or the non-core job, you need to have basic fundaes regarding the other. You never know, where you gonna end up.
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    Futures First Trainee market analyst interview

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    Saket DugarFresherSelected
    Application
    I was interviewed on-campus at NIT Durgapur for Trainee market analyst role at Futures First
    Interview Process
    Test Test Stress Interview HR Interview
    Round 1

    Test

    Duration
    5 Minutes
    No. of Questions
    30 questions
    Test Sections
    • Section 1: basic mathematics and quantitative ability
    Interview Experience
    first round comprised of 30 questions to be solved in 5 minutes.all the questions were pretty simple and basic.around 25-26 questions were easily doable within the time limit.
    Interview Tips
    just stick to the basics and try to solve as many questions as possible in the given time.
    Round 2

    Test

    Duration
    30 Minutes
    No. of Questions
    30 questions
    Test Sections
    • Section 1: logical reasoning and data interpretation
    Interview Experience
    these questions were bit difficult and required logical thinking.I attempted around 20 questions and cut off goes around generally 13-14.cut off can be crossed easily in the given time.
    Round 3

    Stress Interview

    Round 4

    HR Interview

    Skills

    Skills Tested

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      Futures First Trainee market analyst interview

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

      Resume Shortlist

      Interview Experience
      No CGPA criteria. One must be interested in finance, especially trading.
      Round 2

      Test

      Test Sections
        Interview Experience
        There are two stages of written tests.
        Round 3

        Technical Interview

        Interview Experience
        The company gave a form to be filled by all the candidates just before the start of interviews. A few questions will be based on the answers one provides in the form. The form contained fields for all the academic information and around 20 short HR questions to be answered in 2-3 lines each. Again arithmetic ability is tested extensively in this round also. One should also be good with guesstimates. Examples include questions like 58*32, 5th root of .32768. Be confident of your answer.
        Round 4

        HR Interview

        Interview Experience
        This was mostly an HR based interview. Questions based on CV (POR and intern especially) were also asked. Prepare for some basic HR questions. Show some enthusiasm while answering questions.
        Skills

        Skills Tested

        • Strong arithmetic skills
        • quantitative aptitude
        Skill Tips
        These skills are tested extensively in the second written test and also in the interview. Math ability of the student plays a very important role in the selection process. CAT preparation would be good enough for the second written test. If you are serious about the company, start learning vedic maths or work on your arithmetic skills. Go through Investopedia for some finance related funda. Also, Futures First will start an online game called “Trade Moghul” sometime in August, so if you play that game and end up in the top 100 countrywide, you directly get an interview call.
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        Futures First Trainee market analyst interview

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        Pulidindi RamakanthFresherSelected
        Application
        I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Trainee market analyst role at Futures First
        Interview Process
        Resume Shortlist Test Interview Interview
        Round 1

        Resume Shortlist

        Interview Experience
        CGPA cutoff
        Round 2

        Test

        Duration
        Duration : 5 min + 30 min Minutes
        Test Sections
          Interview Experience
          Type : Written
          Interview Tips
          The first test needs no special material to prepare. You need to be quick in solving the simple mathematical problems. There is no negative marking in this test.
          Round 3

          Interview

          Interview Experience
          There was no HR round as such. But we were given a sheet to fill, containing all HR questions, prior to the personal interviews. There were interview questions based on the answers I gave in this sheet.
          Round 4

          Interview

          Interview Experience
          Both the interviews were Stress Interviews. There was not much of a difference in the two rounds. I had guesstimates, in both rounds. There was also a small session of Quant questions.
          Interview Tips
          I have got a lot of interview fundaes from seniors and also saw many videos regarding it.
          Skills

          Skills Tested

            Skill Tips
            I prepared for CAT which helped me get better at quant and DI. I studied GATE book for core preparation. There was no preparation for non-core in particular. I went through the basics of trading (required for FUTURES FIRST) just 2 days before the interview.
            Resources

            Preparation materials

            Books
            • TD,
            • SOM from GATE book,
            • ,
            • Kalpakjian for manufacturing.,
            General Tips
            Even if you are aspiring for one among the core or the non-core job, you need to have basic fundaes regarding the other. You never know, where you gonna end up.
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            Futures First Trainee market analyst interview

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            VamsidharFresherSelected
            Application
            I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Trainee market analyst role at Futures First
            Interview Process
            Test Other Interview
            Round 1

            Test

            Duration
            30 Minutes
            Test Sections
            • Section 1: Written
            Interview Experience
            Section 1: 30 questions  – Quant Section 2: 20 questions- Speed Math
            Interview Tips
            Don’t stick on to one single question which you are unable to solve. You need to complete it as quick as possible.

            I prepared for Quant for about 10 days before the placements. But I think it would be better if one starts preparing much much earlier.
            Round 2

            Other Interview

            Interview Questions
            • Question 1: Who is the President of UK?
            • Question 2: President of Russia?
            • Question 3: New CM of Tamil Nadu?
            • Question 4: What is the Square root of 9?
            • Question 5: Square root of 32?
            • Question 6: Floor area of the room?
            • Question 7: Do you smoke?
            • Question 8: Do you have a girlfriend?
            Interview Experience
            For me there were 3 rounds. All the 3 rounds went on the same note for me. They were constantly asking random questions. All you need to do is keep smiling and answer them properly.  You can just say to all the questions he asks as “No idea sir”. There is nothing like you should be answering all his questions correctly. 

            In my 2nd round, he went through my resume. So you need to be very clear about what you wrote in the resume. You should not fake it as they will shoot many quick questions the moment you start to cup.
            Interview Tips
            I answered most of the questions with a pleasant smile. One should not worry about their facial expressions and panic.
            Skills

            Skills Tested

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              Futures First Trainee market analyst interview

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              FresherSelected
              Application
              I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Kharagpur for Trainee market analyst role at Futures First
              Interview Process
              Skills

              Skills Tested

              • Quantitative ability
              • Mathematical aptitude
              • Ability to take stress
              Resources

              Preparation materials

              Books
              • "Options, Futures and Derivatives" by John Hull,
              General Tips
              If you are serious about the company, start following the markets, if possible do some online trading. Take up the Financial Engineering course offered by the Industrial Engineering Department in the Autumn Semester. Read the first chapter of John Hull Book thoroughly the night before the interviews.

              Start preparing for the Quant questions early on, as they will not be easy. Also, to clear the first round of test, you need pretty decent Arithmetic skills, so start practicing some quick methods to solve multiplication problems.

              Also, Futures First will start an online game called "Trade Moghul" sometime in August, so if you play that game and be in the Top 500 countrywide, you directly get an Interview call, basically you skip the first two tests and sit for the interviews directly.

              However, be cautious, they come prepared with the record of all your transactions in the game, and will ask you about your strategies used to play the game.

              Last piece of advice : the job is very demanding with the work timings being 11 AM to 10 PM and also extremely risky. The rate of firing of the company is pretty high, with less than 50 % of recruits making it to the second year of employment.

              However the benefits moneywise are no doubt tremendous, with the Bonus package increasing exponentially each year.

              So if you think you want to enter this competitive sector, only then sit for the interviews, otherwise, pursue a career someplace safe.
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              Futures First Trainee market analyst interview

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              Harish GudaFresherSelected
              Application
              I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Trainee market analyst role at Futures First
              Interview Process
              Test Interview Interview Resume Shortlist
              Round 1

              Test

              Duration
              50 Minutes
              Test Sections
                Interview Experience
                No need of any preparation. Just speed maths.
                Interview Tips
                2 tests around 30 candidates were shortlisted
                Round 2

                Interview

                Interview Experience
                They wanted to see how i reacted when put under stress.
                Interview Tips
                Duration : 20 min
                Round 3

                Interview

                Interview Experience
                This interview was about finance, trading , the job and alike. 
                The interviewer explained what the job entails, i was sure i would get the job
                Interview Tips
                Duration : 30 min
                Try taking part in Trade Moghul if you are really interested in trading. A lot of banks don't offer trading positions, so if you are interested in trading profile, it's a good place.
                Round 4

                Resume Shortlist

                Interview Experience
                In fact there are different skill sets each company expects so try to emphasize the right skill set in your resume. 
                Get this done by at least September end.
                Skills

                Skills Tested

                  Resources

                  Preparation materials

                  Courses
                  • CFA,
                  General Tips
                  I started preparing somewhere in Nov. Yup. Starting by Aug itself is good. 



                  At least prepare for CAT, so it keeps you in good stead for quant based tests.

                  Try FRM/CFA if you are enthu about fin companies. That's what I did.
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                  Futures First Trainee market analyst interview

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                  Kanakiya Jay NiteshFresherSelected
                  Application
                  I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Trainee market analyst role at Futures First
                  Interview Process
                  Resume Shortlist Test Interview
                  Round 1

                  Resume Shortlist

                  Interview Experience
                  Selection or shortlisting criteria is based on performance in the overall selection process. Not specific about the resume.
                  Round 2

                  Test

                  Duration
                  5 Minutes
                  No. of Questions
                  30 questions
                  Test Sections
                  • Section 1: Aptitude and I.Q(9th and 10th standard level)
                  Round 3

                  Interview

                  Interview Questions
                  • Question 1: Tell us about yourself.
                  • Question 2: How do you plan to improve yourself through this job?
                  • Question 3: How is a job in our company important to you?
                  Interview Experience
                  Main topic covered : Personal details and immediate responses.
                  Skills

                  Skills Tested

                    Skill Tips
                    Practice aptitude and logical reasoning. Solve puzzles but do remember the written tests are only for filtering. Quick and convincing responses are appropriate in the HR round.
                    Resources

                    Preparation materials

                    Books
                    • Placement material,
                    General Tips
                    Practice aptitude and logical reasoning

                    Solve puzzles but do remember the written tests are only for filtering.

                    Quick and convincing responses are appropriate in the HR round.







                    The importance in getting selected (in ascending order) : Extra, co-curricular activities ,Technical Skills example coding etc. ,Acadamic Achievements, PoRs, Projects, Internships, CGPA
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                    Futures First Trainee market analyst interview

                    3.3k views
                    FresherSelected
                    Application
                    I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Trainee market analyst role at Futures First
                    Interview Process
                    Test Test Interview Interview
                    Round 1

                    Test

                    Duration
                    5 Minutes
                    No. of Questions
                    30 questions
                    Test Sections
                      Interview Experience
                      All the questions were based on simple math calculations.
                      Round 2

                      Test

                      Duration
                      30 Minutes
                      No. of Questions
                      30 questions
                      Test Sections
                        Round 3

                        Interview

                        Round 4

                        Interview

                        Interview Experience
                        How the student handles pressure is an important criteria in the selection process. Proofs could be asked for any claims/answers given by the student, so being absolutely sure about one's claims is essential.
                        Skills

                        Skills Tested

                        • Quantitative Ability
                        • Data Interpretation
                        • Logical Reasoning
                        • Accounting
                        • Fundamentals of Operations Research
                        • Principles of Economics
                        Skill Tips
                        CAT preparation will be helpful for cracking the written test
                        General Tips
                        A good knowledge of the current affairs in the finance sector is important to crack the interviews. NCFM and CFA exams' preparation materials can also be used.
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                        Futures First Trainee market analyst interview

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                        HARSH SINHAFresherNot Selected
                        Application
                        I was interviewed on-campus at NIT Surathkal for Trainee market analyst role at Futures First
                        Interview Process
                        Other Interview Stress Interview
                        Round 1

                        Other Interview

                        Interview Experience
                        First round of interview will be some basic stuff like multiplication of 3 by 3 digits ,no big divisions. One should be confident enough to answer the question.
                        Interview Tips
                        Brush up your basic calculation skills. Watch placement grid. (An initiative by NIT Jaipur students where they will upload videos about their experience)
                        Round 2

                        Stress Interview

                        Interview Experience
                        Basically, they want to see your reaction in challenging time. I had no clue about trade mogul and I became a bit tensed in second round, which is why I think I didn't get placed.
                        Interview Tips
                        Always read about companies few days before sitting in it. There is an event TRADE MOGUL which is conducted by future first. Do participate in it.
                        Skills

                        Skills Tested

                          Resources

                          Preparation materials

                          Books
                          • Go through some standard aptitude book. (I found Arun Sharma cat book was the best),
                          General Tips
                          This company had the lowest pointer cutoff among those that came in the first two months. It was 5 last time. So almost 400 sat for first round and in first round they gave 30 basic mathematics calculations which one has to do in only 5 minutes. 70 got shortlisted for next round which had cat LEVEL APTI questions. It had 30 questions. If you are seriously interested in stock markets then this is the place worth trying for.
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