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Goldman Sachs Analyst interview

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Piyush SinglaFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Kanpur for Analyst role at Goldman Sachs
Interview Process
Resume Shortlist Test Technical Interview
Round 1

Resume Shortlist

Interview Experience
For CSE and EE students , CPI was not at all seem to be a criteria for shortlisting and almost all who have a decent profile got shortlisted for the test. However, for other department students they shortlisted above 9 CPI students.
Round 2

Test

Interview Experience
It was a 2 hour test. It consisted of 3 sections-Quant , Machine Learning and Computer Science . Each section had 10 questions and 45 minutes were allotted for each section.
Being from non-CSE background I attempted only 2 sections ie. Quant and Machine Learning. Machine Learning section was fairly easy this time and almost all questions were standard. If someone has done an introductory course on Machine Learning and basic stats , this section was a cake walk for him. However , attempting quant section required some preparation of solving probability puzzles (computing expectations etc.) ,basic linear algebra and geometry base questions.
Round 3

Technical Interview

Interview Experience
I had 2 rounds of interview. Both were technical ones.
In the first interview , they asked some probability puzzles (from 50 challenging problems in probability book) . Since I had completed that book before , I was able to solve them . Then they asked 1-2 algorithm based questions like formulate an efficient algorithm for solving a particular problem. I was not able to solve them completely but tried to give them the overview of y approach. The interviewer didn't seem to be satisfied though. It lasted for around 20-25 minutes.He told me to wait outside . To my surprise, I was called for the 2nd round.
The second went better than the first round. They again asked questions on computing probability , expectations , constructing a Markov Chain for a a given problem etc. Since I had done 1 course in Fiance also , he asked me questions from it also which were quite easy. Then he began asking algorithms and asked me to explain a sorting algorithm and I chose Quick Sort. While explaining it , I got struck at one point but the interviewer was helping me by giving hints and I was able to explain it fully. The second round was quite exhaustive as it went on for around 45-60 minutes.
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Goldman Sachs Anaylst interview

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Aviral JainFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Varanasi for Anaylst role at Goldman Sachs
Interview Process
Resume Shortlist Test Technical Interview Puzzle Interview Other Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Resume Shortlist

Interview Experience
You need to have a cgpa above 8.00 to be eligible for the written rounds of GS
Interview Tips
For every college there is a cgpa cutoff
Study well you can clear it with ease.
Round 2

Test

Duration
1+1 hr Minutes
No. of Questions
objective+subjective questions
Test Sections
  • Section 1: obective(4 sections ,15 questions each)
  • Section 2: subjective(about 5-10 sections)
Interview Experience
For objective we had 4 sections maths,coding,aptitute,probability each had 15 questions which had majorly tough questions

For subjective round they have 5-10 sections but tine was lwss so you could attempt only 2-4 sections, sections were based on networking , coding ,maths , probability and so on
Interview Tips
For objective section study well and attempt as much as you can because most of the questions will go above your head

For subjective choose you sections wisely and attempt accordingly
Round 3

Technical Interview

Interview Experience
Questions asked were of average toughness, some that i remember are
Stock buy and sell and its variation
Some questions of array,trees
Some normal agorithms and data structure questions
Interview Tips
Be calm think wisely the level of questions would be moderate you just have to give the approach
Round 4

Puzzle Interview

Interview Experience
Some puzzles such as weighing puzzles and so were asked that can be easily found on internet toughness was moderate
Interview Tips
Think and answer and if you are unable try to get hints asking some queations
Round 5

Other Interview

Interview Experience
Maths questions based on probability distribution, graphs , eigen values and vectors, expectation value and such things were asked
Interview Tips
Be confident and prepare some topics of maths, toughness level was good and i have to derive some formulas there
Round 6

HR Interview

Interview Experience
Asked about my previous projects and asked me.to explain them in details
Gave stress on points in my resumes and asked about it
And launguages that i have worked on and told the work that is done in their team
Interview Tips
Prepare the points in your resume well
Skills

Skills Tested

Skill Tips
Prepare before hand for GS as it has a tough selection process
Resources

Preparation materials

Books
  • obejtive c/cpp,
  • cormen for algorithms,
General Tips
Shortlisting on the basis of CGPA, tough objective round , tough interviews

Overall tough selection process
Motivation for applying
Package ofcourse and the opportunities they offer
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Goldman Sachs Analyst interview

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Rupesh BansalFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Kharagpur for Analyst role at Goldman Sachs
Interview Process
Test Technical Interview Technical Interview Technical Interview Technical Interview
Round 1

Test

Test Sections
  • Section 1: Objective
Interview Experience
There were 30 questions divided into 3 sections(Computer Science fundamentals, Mathematics and Machine learning) each containing 10 questions. Each question was of 3 points with the negative marking of 1 mark. 60 students were shortlisted from this round.

2nd paper consisted of 3 questions in each section. Each section was of 30 points with each question of different weightage.
Interview Tips
Time is more that sufficient. Focus on only one section but try to excel in that
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: He explained my what is call value and put value in finance and asked me to plot it so that user maker maximum profit
  • Question 2: Find the magic number in an sorted array. magic number is the one whose value and index position is same
Interview Experience
Interviewers are very friendly and helped my if I got stuck anywhere
Round 3

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Given a 2d matrix sorted row and column wise, search an element
  • Question 2: Design a newspaper subscription system
Round 4

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: A person can climb 1 or 2 stairs. Find the number of ways to jump n stairs
  • Question 2: How will you mane a LRU Cache
Round 5

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Suppose you and I are playing a dice game. The one who get the lesser number looses the games. The dice has n sides. If I start the game, what is the probablity of you winning?
  • Question 2: Given 3 functions, f which gives the first day of the current month, g gives the next working day and h gives the previous working day, conpute the 3rd working day? Compute the 2nd working day of the previous month? COmpute the 4th working day of the next month?
General Tips
Try to cover geeks for geeks as much as you can. It will help you a lot
Motivation for applying
Highly relevant work to my interests
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Goldman Sachs Analyst interview

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Kaushik MaranFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Delhi for Analyst role at Goldman Sachs
Interview Process
Test Puzzle Interview Puzzle Interview Puzzle Interview Puzzle Interview
Round 1

Test

Duration
1:30 Minutes
No. of Questions
5+4+? questions
Test Sections
  • Section 1: Algorithms
  • Section 2: Maths
  • Section 3: Coding
Interview Experience
It had three sections namely algorithms, math and coding.
Interview Tips
This is the most important step in the recruitment process. So prepare well and try getting shortlisted in more than one section.
Round 2

Puzzle Interview

Interview Experience
The logical abilities of one is tested. The questions asked do not require you to know any advanced concepts but just make you think in a non-routine manner. The topics covered were Pigeon Hole Principle, Dynamic Programming, Probability (Expectation Value).
Round 3

Puzzle Interview

Interview Experience
The logical abilities of one is tested. The questions asked do not
require you to know any advanced concepts but just make you think in a
non-routine manner. The topics covered were (algorithm+discrete math), (probability+combinatorics).
Round 4

Puzzle Interview

Interview Experience
This was a purely coding interview where the interviewer was just ensuring that I knew how to code. This interview is taken only for people who have nothing (not even courses) to show in the coding front. The questions asked were based on Data Structures and were pretty standard.
Round 5

Puzzle Interview

Interview Experience
Loads of puzzles were asked and a few questions on basic probability distributions as well.
Resources

Preparation materials

Courses
  • Math courses,
  • Graph Theory,
  • Number Theory,
  • Discrete Maths,
  • Data Structures,
  • Probability,
General Tips
Prepare hard for the test and just be yourself during the interview,
Motivation for applying
The only job where I could put my mathematical abilities to work.
Funny Moments
I completed the first question for the first interviewer (he said the first few words and I completed the statement of the problem) and still couldn't solve the question.
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Goldman Sachs Analyst interview

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AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus for Analyst role at Goldman Sachs
Interview Process
Interview Interview Interview Interview
Round 1

Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: A nimbu paani wala spends all of his daily income on his daily expenditure except only as much as would enable him to conduct equal business on the next day. He now wants to aim at starting to save for the future. How would you advise him to proceed?
  • Question 2: An IT sector multinational wants to expand its business into more countries. Suggest a strategy. This was the question given in the VC round by the Partner. It was followed by a lot of numerical and qualitative data about competition, customers and other aspects of the market?
Interview Experience
The interviewer also said: "It seems like you are more interested in finance and BCG is only the second option. We don’t like being the second option." All these questions required some delicate handling.
Round 2

Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: An IT sector company wants to increase the number of BPOs in India. Devise a metric that will help it rank cities according to their favourability to host this BPO.
  • Question 2: The supply chain head in an auto company in India is frustrated about manufacturing stopping frequently because of parts not being readily available at the assembly line and comes to you for help. What could be the probable reasons, how will you proceed to find out which of these reasons are actually responsible and what solutions would you suggest?
Interview Experience
This was a sort of stress interview because the interviewer seemed disinterested and dissatisfied with everything i said and kept on demanding for more while impressing that whatever I am coming up with was really of no significance.
Interview Tips
What worked in my favor was I dint get flustered by his attitude, kept smiling and working at the problem objectively. When I would come to the end of one line of thinking and would have no more answers to his “What next” I would frankly tell him that and ask him in return for more suggestions. It resulted in him complimenting my way of thinking at the end and saying that I was one of the best and most practical candidates that he had interviewed that day.
Round 3

Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: How many airplanes are flying in the Indian sky at the moment?
  • Question 2: How many years will it take the Delhi Metro to break even?
  • Question 3: Why not MBA?
Interview Experience
1. Both the above questions were the part of one interview.
2. The interviewer didn't want me to solve the case fully in either instance. He just wanted to see my structure and evaluate my thinking process.
Round 4

Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Interview-4
Interview Experience
Almost all my interviews went well with BCG except the last VC one, because by then I was complete drained out and could hardly think. I also did some minor silly mistakes in a couple of the smaller cases while dealing with numbers, but otherwise everyone seemed to appreciate my structuring of the cases. Some of the interviewers also delved into the HR side frequently.
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Goldman Sachs Analyst interview

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AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus for Analyst role at Goldman Sachs
Interview Process
Test Test Technical Interview Puzzle Interview
Round 1

Test

Duration
75 minutes Minutes
Test Sections
  • Section 1: DS & Algorithms
  • Section 2: DS & Algorithms
  • Section 3: Maths
Interview Experience
You are not supposed to know everything. If you do exceptionally well in one or two sections in each paper and even leave third section completely (which I did) then you are through. Third section was mainly for CSE guys. In subjective part Algorithm section had 5 questions and maths section had 4 questions. Questions in maths section were based on probability, linear algebra, differential equation and discrete maths. Randomized algorithm course taught by Baswana sir was really helpful in doing probability questions. Questions were doable if you knew the concepts well. For algorithms part concepts taught in basic Data structure and algorithm course were enough. Questions were based on linked list, binary tree, stack, queue, sorting, Dijkstra etc.
Round 2

Test

Duration
75 minutes Minutes
Test Sections
  • Section 1: Systems
  • Section 2: DS & Algorithms
  • Section 3: Maths
Interview Experience
Each section in objective paper had 10 questions and there was negative marking. On the basis of test they selected 75 candidates.
Round 3

Technical Interview

Interview Experience
I was asked about my thesis 3-4 times as I had done some good work in Thesis and had submitted 2 paper based on it. Also as my work was on (Data Compression) Information theory which involves a lot probability and the problems I worked on was of theoretical nature, so I was able to relate it with them. So it was one of my plus point. They asked some questions from topics related to my thesis.
Round 4

Puzzle Interview

Interview Experience
They asked some algorithmic puzzles and some probability and other maths puzzles. At no point of time I was asked to write the code (but it totally depends on the team they are looking you for) I just had to tell them how to solve the problem.
Interview Tips
Don’t hurry in interview and take your time to solve the problem. Also at every point keep interviewer engaged and keep telling him in which direction you are proceeding and also why you are doing this.
Skills

Skills Tested

Skill Tips
Focus on your Study.. Revise the subject that you have studied at the time of Interview
Resources

Preparation materials

Books
  • R.S. Agrawal for APTITUDE.,
Videos
  • N.P.T.E.L. Videos,
Courses
  • Soft Skills Development by NCVT,
General Tips
Start preparing from summer itself. If you are targeting quant companies I will advise you start preparing even before for probability and puzzles as you can’t become good in these things overnight. I am not saying you to give 1 -2 hour daily for puzzles rather I will advise you to do just 1-2 puzzles whenever you have time and enjoy it.



Don’t leave everything for the last time you will for sure run short of time so finish the important tasks first. Make goals which are practically achievable.

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Goldman Sachs Core internship interview

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Nivedita JanardhanFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Core role at Goldman Sachs
Interview Process
Test Technical Interview Puzzle Interview
Round 1

Test

Duration
45 Minutes
Test Sections
  • Section 1: Technial Test
Interview Experience
There were three sections Quantitative aptititude, Data Analytics and Computer Science. Doing well in any one of the section will be enough to get shortlisted for the internview. But try scoring in other sections as well. Data Analytics is quite similar to that of quantitative aptitide.
Interview Tips
Probability is very important. Being good only at that may lead to get the internship offer. I strongly recommend to revise JEE probability. If you have done a course, going through that will be better.
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Asked me about the Internship I have done
Interview Experience
I did internship in NAL banglore based on numerical methods to solve partial differential equations. Interviewer asked about the methods I used, mae me solve a couple of partial Differential Equations analytically as well as numerically. Interviewer being really good at Fluid Mechanics, understood the importance of my internship and also explained different ways PDE's are used in Finance. I had really nice talk about Fluid Mechanics. This interview lasted for 1 hour
Interview Tips
Be very good with your resume and especially your Projects and Internship Experience. They will ask about it in and out.
Round 3

Puzzle Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Probability questions and Puzzles
Interview Experience
The probabiliy questions were sly tough but they will help you through the process. It is about how you approach the problem more than the final answer.
Interview Tips
Again revise your probability concepts thoroughly.
Skills

Skills Tested

Skill Tips
Do not panic. Be very honest and tell them if you do not anything. You need not hesitate to ask any kind of questions.
General Tips
Talk to seniors and get valuable advice and do everything they
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Goldman Sachs interview

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LokeshFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at Anna University Chennai for role at Goldman Sachs
Interview Process
Test Group Discussion Technical Interview
Round 1

Test

Test Sections
  • Section 1: Aptitude and Technical
  • Section 2: Subjective
Interview Experience
1. Apps and technical ­ objective
     Apps completely tough.
    Totally 35 aps questions were asked and only 35 minutes were given for it :P:P
     Also, technical questions were nothing but c ­ aps
Only three problems were easy. Technical was easy.
2. Subjective:
    1.Find the two non repeating elements in an array with other elements repeated two       
       times(even times) exactly in linear time .
    2.String matching algorithm.
I just wrote the kmp algorithm in words.
Usually for few companies and pep exams, Career net only sets papers for written. Their apps 
questions will be tough. Only by luck i entered the next round :)
Round 2

Group Discussion

Interview Experience
Second round:
Group Discussion
There was a situation given. The group is stuck in a storm in the middle of their travel in some 
ranchi lake.
We have only few materials left with us for rescue :) match stick , chocolate bars , air pillow, 
sleeping bag, water filter, wine bottle.
We need to prioritise these things and just discuss with the group about out prioritisation :) It 
was fine. This company wanted us to speak that's all.They eliminated only one in this round(who 
didn't even speak a word).But do remember other management companies are not so.
Round 3

Technical Interview

Interview Experience
Technical Interview :
Interview  was  pretty  easy  with  simple  questions  ,  but  don  know  why  they  were  not 
satisfied with my answers and I could not go ahead from this round in Goldmann Sachs .
Before they could ask me any question , I was asked to tell about myself . And I continued it for 
about 15 min :P . I explained my personal skills,programming skills etc . Pretty long speech it 
was !!!
Well below are the few questions which they asked me .
1. What are functional pointers ?? Why and where we use it  ??
2. Design  a  class  to  show  different  shapes  using  inheritance  and  various  other  OOPS 
concepts . I explained the concept of abstract class for shapes . Then he asked me by using 
which access specifier you will inherit the abstract class ??
3. An easy puzzle or aps based  ­ How many times a hour and a minute hand intersects or 
overlaps in a particular day of 24 hours ?
4. He  gave  me  a  small  job  .  Now,  am  a  road  Contractor  and  I  have  to  meet  CM  for 
discussing about a project for laying a highway road from his/her home to chennai .  And, as a 
contractor , I have to do a requirement analysis regarding the project and discuss directly to the 
Interviewer ( who is now the CM ).
5. Well, they did not ask anything from my area of interest . So, I asked them to test me 
from my area and so, they asked me a question. It goes like this ­ You are given a huge file with 
lot of words , spaces and line breaks. I need to separated them as an array of strings having 
fixed length size of 60, but you should not break any word
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Goldman Sachs Analyst interview

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AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus for Analyst role at Goldman Sachs
Interview Process
Test Other Interview
Round 1

Test

Duration
60+40 Minutes
Test Sections
  • Section 1: General aptitude, permutation & combination (P&C) and Probability- MCQs (60min)
  • Section 2: On probability/P&C and few problems on data structures and algorithms- Subjective (40min)
Interview Experience
Written test (Cut off: 7): The test consisted of 2 sectionsPart A (60 min): MCQ's with negatives on general aptitude, permutation & combination (P&C) and Probability.Part B (40 min): This was a subjective section. One or two problems on probability/P&C and few problems on data structures and algorithms (we were asked to write code).
Round 2

Other Interview

Interview Experience
22 candidates were selected for interview which consisted of 2 or 3 rounds. First round: They asked me to explain my summer project. In the Second round, a few problems on P&C/Probability and couple of questions on DSA. Final round: An open problem. For example: estimate the population of Mangalore.
Skills

Skills Tested

Skill Tips
If they ask you to explain what you did in your summer internship, explain it in as simple a language as possible so that even a person with no background in the subject will be able to understand it. Don't use complicated terms because they are looking for people who can express themselves well. Prepare for aptitude sincerely. You might neglect it thinking "It's just apti, what can they ask?". The problem will arise when you know how to solve the question but it might take a really long time to work it out. Practice makes a man perfect. For algorithms, code every question you have tried to solve. Interviewers look for people who can write efficient and readable code. ["Use proper names for variables"]. When they ask you a question, they don't expect you to arrive at the exact solution. They look for the structure in your solution i.e have you considered the necessary parameters and does there exist a logical progression from one step to the next. If you are asked an open problem, don't panic. Keep asking questions to get a proper understanding of the problem and try to give them multiple solutions and reason out why each solution might be right or wrong.
Resources

Preparation materials

Books
  • Aptitude - RS Agarwal,
General Tips
If you don't know an answer, tell the interviewer the same. Lying would do more harm than good because they definitely know more than us and will find out very easily. It was Challenging and a great learning experience They test your fundamentals and don't ask too many difficult questions.
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Goldman Sachs Analyst interview

5.4k views
Devendra BendkhaleFresherNot Selected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Guwahati for Analyst role at Goldman Sachs
Interview Process
Test Puzzle Interview Technical Interview Puzzle Interview
Round 1

Test

Test Sections
  • Section 1: QUANT
  • Section 2: COMPUTER SCIENCE
  • Section 3: DATA SCIENCE
Interview Experience
30 OBJECTIVE QUESTION 90 MIN . QUESTION LEVEL WAS TOUGH. GS Takes their tests very seriously
Interview Tips
Do the section first which are you most famaliar with. They hire on section wise performance.
Round 2

Puzzle Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Dice rolled several times until sum of outcomes till now comes greater than equal to hundred. What is most likely number to occur as final sum?
Round 3

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Discussion on one of the project .
  • Question 2: Given a matrix containing several positive numbers find max path from bottom left to top right using only up and right steps
Round 4

Puzzle Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Cutting three random points on the circle of radius 1 centered at (0,0) . What is probability that point (1,0) lies in longest cut.
Skills

Skills Tested

Skill Tips
Be calm . Approach is important than answer.<br />
Resources

Preparation materials

Books
  • 50 Challenging Puzzles In Probability,
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