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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

Interview Questions
    Round 4

    HR Interview

    Interview Questions
      Skills

      Skills Tested

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        Futures First Trainee market analyst interview

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

                            Interview

                            Interview Questions
                              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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                                AnonymousFresherSelected
                                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

                                    Interview Questions
                                      Round 4

                                      Interview

                                      Interview Questions
                                        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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                                        AnonymousFresherSelected
                                        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

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                                          AnonymousFresherNot 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 Questions
                                            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 Questions
                                              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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                                                Futures First Trainee market analyst interview

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

                                                Test

                                                Duration
                                                5 Minutes
                                                No. of Questions
                                                30 questions
                                                Test Sections
                                                  Interview Experience
                                                  First was 5 mins 30 questions and second was cat type.
                                                  Interview Tips
                                                  Google Futures first interview or something to get details
                                                  Round 2

                                                  Interview

                                                  Interview Questions
                                                    Interview Experience
                                                    Normal HR questions were only asked and i was not put under stress because of test marks.
                                                    Round 3

                                                    Interview

                                                    Interview Questions
                                                    • Question 1: What do your family members do
                                                    • Question 2: Why dont you join family business
                                                    • Question 3: You know what are you getting into if we hire you
                                                    • Question 4: What if we fire you
                                                    Interview Experience
                                                    Basic questions were asked you can google for list of questions.
                                                    Skills

                                                    Skills Tested

                                                      Resources

                                                      Preparation materials

                                                      Books
                                                      • Prithins tests,
                                                      General Tips
                                                      Good test scores specially the first i think i might have scored full.



                                                      Be honest during an interview, they know when you are honest, and they appreciate it if you are.



                                                      CAT preparation specifically fast reading and comprehension help during placement tests.



                                                      Play bridge other mind sports it helps keep thinking straight and concentration.
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