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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
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
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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
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

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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

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

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
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 TRADER interview

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

Test

Duration
5 Minutes
No. of Questions
30 questions
Interview Experience
There was no shortlisting as such on the basis of resume. Everyone was allowed to sit for 1st round which was a written test. In this round we were supposed to solve 30 questions of calculation in 5 minutes. I think those who managed to solve above 20 were shortlisted for next round which was an aptitude test.

There were 30 questions in 30 minutes. Aptitude portion was a bit tougher than all the previous tests of other companies. The questions were numerical calculations and quantitative aptitude. I could solve 22 questions only. People who managed to solve above 15 were shortlisted. 35 people were shortlisted after this round.
Round 2

HR Interview

Interview Experience
After the written test I went through two rounds of interview. The questions were not company specific but were very generic. They wanted to explore the personality of the candidate. The questions asked included:

Questions about my strength and weaknesses
Ability to handle pressure and crisis situations
Examples where I have worked in a team and had shown leadership skills

As I had a good CGPA they grilled me a lot by saying that I was not suited for the company and asked me to justify my stand and why I felt I would be suitable for the company.
Overall I believe that if a candidate wants to get into the company he should be able to justify why he wants to be a part of the company. Also he should be able to quote examples of teamwork and leadership.
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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.
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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
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 TRADER interview

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

Test

Interview Experience
The company’s selection process was open for all candidates who had joined the institute through JEE (Joint Entrance Examination). They conducted a written test which was purely based on testing one’s ability to do quick calculation and proficiency in analytical skills. The test had around 30 questions which were to be solved in thirty minutes. Thereafter the selected candidates where asked to go through another round of written test with a higher level of difficulty. The questions could be answered easily if you have had sufficient practice of mathematics.
Round 2

HR Interview

Interview Experience
After the written test there were two sets of personal interview taken by two different panels. They were checking my personality and my ability to fit into their team. They asked me about my extra-curricular activities and how it has shaped my thought process and my personality. They were really particular about one question which they asked from all the candidates – ‘Why do you think you are more suitable for the company than other candidates?’ They also asked me few generic HR questions about me, my strengths and weaknesses etc.
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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
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.
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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