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Goldman Sachs ‎strategic anaylst interview

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AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for ‎strategic anaylst role at Goldman Sachs
Interview Process
Test HR Interview
Round 1

Test

Test Sections
    Interview Experience
    GS has a paper-based test consisting of both subjective and objective questions. The pattern for the test typically varies every year. 
    However, the paper tests candidates on pre-calculus math, probability (up to and including random processes), some linear algebra and basic calculus, analytics and puzzles. There's also separate section on computer science including graph theory. 
    The criterion for qualification to the final interview round is that the student should do exceedingly well and at least one of math and computer science sections but not necessarily in both. 
    In my case, for example, being from electrical engineering background, I had very little expertise in computer science. But I did well in the math section and hence got a call for the interview.
    Interview Tips
    Most analytics firms won't bother that much about resume. The more important part would be their written test. This is where they will filter out most students. 
    Firms other than GS have fairly simple aptitude tests. Most companies also have a coding section in their tests. I would urge everyone to start early enough and get familiar with programming and C++ / C / Python. This is one thing that I did not do and should have done.

    If you are good at math (or computer science), the test is a cakewalk. 
    If you are not so confident, I would suggest that you choose your strong area (math / computer science) and prepare from the start of the semester. 
    40 Puzzles and Problems in Probability and Mathematical Statistics and Heard on the Street are good sources for gaining confidence in probability.
    Round 2

    HR Interview

    Interview Questions
      Interview Experience
      Interview, as such, does not require any preparation different from what is required for
      the written test. There's little or no HR component to the interviews. 
      This holds for GS as well as most other analytics firms.
      Skills

      Skills Tested

        General Tips
        Most analytics firms won't bother that much about resume. 

        The more important part would be their written test. This is where they will filter out most students.
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        Goldman Sachs Analyst internship interview

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        ArunKeshav SridharFresherSelected
        Application
        I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Analyst role at Goldman Sachs
        Interview Process
        Test Puzzle Interview
        Round 1

        Test

        Duration
        90 Minutes
        No. of Questions
        30 questions
        Test Sections
        • Section 1: Quantitative Aptitude
        • Section 2: Data analysis
        • Section 3: Computation
        Interview Experience
        The test was very well designed with seemingly easy questions but which required deep understanding of fundamentals. I really enjoyed the quantitative part and the data analytics part.
        Interview Tips
        I would suggest that you focus on the parts that you are good at . It is not necessary to do well in every part. So focus on your strengths.
        Round 2

        Puzzle Interview

        Interview Questions
        • Question 1: How many ways can a king go from one end of the chessboard to the diagonally opposite square(The king can move only towards the corner and not diagonally)
        Interview Experience
        I initially suggested a brute force method to solve this problem , which was correct but the interviewer asked for a smarter way to solve it using permutations. I initially struggled but i finally got the right answer.
        Interview Tips
        Walk the interviewer through what you are thinking and think of the smartest way to solve it.
        Skills

        Skills Tested

        • Problem solving abilities
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        Goldman Sachs Analyst interview

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        Siddhartha SidduFresherSelected
        Application
        I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Bombay for Analyst role at Goldman Sachs
        Interview Process
        Resume Shortlist Test Puzzle Interview Other Interview
        Round 1

        Resume Shortlist

        Interview Tips
        Cpi doesn't matter. But the project works and achievements in Olympiads does!
        Round 2

        Test

        Test Sections
          Interview Tips
          Test consists of Linear algebra, CS basics, probability sections.
          Don't hurry and try to best in all the sections.
          Try to top any one section. (CS students might concentrate on CS section and likewise)
          Round 3

          Puzzle Interview

          Interview Questions
            Interview Tips
            Not exactly puzzles. Probability plus CS basics (depending on your background. Non cs students might not have questions on algorithms)
            Round 4

            Other Interview

            Interview Questions
              Interview Tips
              Convey a better command on topics. Interview process might vary on the profile they are looking for.
              Skills

              Skills Tested

                General Tips
                Work on probability and puzzles.

                Try to know about the profile they are hiring you for. Get to know more about it.
                Motivation for applying
                New field. First job. Chance to take risk.
                Funny Moments
                Ended up discussing a lot about my entrepreneurial experience with the interviewer who has similar background before joining GS
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                Goldman Sachs Analyst interview

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

                Test

                Duration
                60 Minutes
                Test Sections
                • Section 1: Objective
                Interview Experience
                Test was mainly based on probability and algo, with some algebra, integration and puzzles. Some questions were on OS and database for CS people.
                Round 2

                Test

                Duration
                60 Minutes
                Test Sections
                • Section 1: Subjective
                Round 3

                Technical Interview

                Interview Questions
                  Interview Experience
                  First round was all about probability, algo and tricky mathematical problems, The key was to take your time, keep talking about your approach and try to see if the interviewer gives away any hints.
                  Interview Tips
                  Be enthusiastic during the interview. Your enthusiasm matters more than your answer.
                  Round 4

                  Technical Interview

                  Interview Questions
                    Interview Experience
                    The second round was similar to the first round.
                    Round 5

                    Technical Interview

                    Interview Questions
                      Interview Experience
                      The third was a discussion on projects. I told them about my interest in following markets.
                      Round 6

                      Technical Interview

                      Interview Questions
                        Interview Experience
                        In the fourth round, the interviewer explained the various teams that had come to recruit and asked a question about BST.
                        Round 7

                        Other Interview

                        Interview Questions
                          Interview Experience
                          The fifth round was just to check which profile would interest me. When I told him that I was interested in a combination of algo and math, he himself told that the quant profile would be the best for me.
                          Skills

                          Skills Tested

                            General Tips
                            Prepare your resume in advance, with ample revision. Make them company specific if possible by talking to alumni.

                            Prepare according to the company requirements.
                            Motivation for applying
                            I got interested in Quant jobs that help integrate technical knowledge with finance. Hence this was my first choice.
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                            Goldman Sachs Analyst interview

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                            Nitin BadamFresherSelected
                            Application
                            I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Guwahati for Analyst role at Goldman Sachs
                            Interview Process
                            Resume Shortlist Test Technical Interview
                            Round 1

                            Resume Shortlist

                            Interview Experience
                            For GS, CPGA is not a big factor
                            Project experience in the fields they are looking for (generally finance or systems), does count
                            Round 2

                            Test

                            Test Sections
                              Interview Experience
                              3 hrs test
                              Objective + Subjective
                              You need to pass the bar on objective to get the subjective part evaluated.
                              Interview Tips
                              This test is very important for GS, performing well here will do half the job for you
                              Round 3

                              Technical Interview

                              Interview Questions
                                Interview Experience
                                Simple questions on OS, Compilers, Distributed Systems (project related), Databases, Probability, Coding
                                Interview Tips
                                I don't remember the questions from the interview, just make sure your concepts are strong in math or systems based on the team you are being interviewed for. Be as interactive as possible with the interviewer. Stay Confident!
                                Round 4

                                Skills

                                Skills Tested

                                • Coding
                                • Concepts of Systems courses
                                • How good you know about your projects
                                • Probability
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                                Goldman Sachs Strategic analyst internship interview

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                                Akshay BalajiFresherSelected
                                Application
                                I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Strategic analyst role at Goldman Sachs
                                Interview Process
                                Technical Interview
                                Round 1

                                Technical Interview

                                Interview Questions
                                • Question 1: Intermediate probability/coding questions
                                Interview Experience
                                The interviewers were very professional. Apart from asking about how your interests, they would help you out in order to arrive at the solution to the given problem. They are also very eager in clarifying your doubts (if any).
                                Interview Tips
                                Be truthful and honest about yourself. Think out loud during the technical aspects of the interview as they are more interested in your thought process rather than the solution itself.
                                Skills

                                Skills Tested

                                • Ability to think of creative solutions.
                                • Clear mental picture of who you want to be and whether or not GS will benefit from it
                                Skill Tips
                                Again. You should give out your honest opinions as they are seasoned interviewers who are generally able to tell when the candidate is exaggerating or pretending.
                                General Tips
                                Stick to your story.

                                Think out the problems out loud.

                                Carry lots of food with you. Interviews will be all over the place and you might not have the time to have a proper meal
                                Motivation for applying
                                General interest in IB and finance.

                                A firm with a good reputation that cares for its employees
                                Funny Moments
                                Interview with alumnus. Engaged conversation which ranged from college life to professors.
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                                Goldman Sachs Analyst interview

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

                                Test

                                Interview Experience
                                Each section had 10 questions, 100 marks, with 45min duration for each. It consisted of Multiple Choice (+10, -3), Fill in the Blanks type(+10,0), and a coding question (+20).
                                Platform used was HackerRank. You had to do good in atleast 2 sections
                                Interview Tips
                                CS: DSA, Graph Theory, Time Complexity
                                Quant: Probability, Probabilty, Probability.
                                Machine Learning: Ensemble Methods, Bagging, Boosting, Decision Trees, etc. You need to know the concepts. No mathematical formulation or equations were asked
                                Round 2

                                Technical Interview

                                Interview Experience
                                First of all, the GS panelists were really nice, kind and helpful. They provide with lot of hints, given you have that attitude of solving the problem.
                                There were 6 technical rounds in all, with different division of GS.
                                3 rounds consisted of questions from Probability, Expectation, Markov, etc.
                                1 round for algorithm puzzles.
                                1 round for strategy puzzles.
                                1 round for Finance (discussed on derivatives, call options, etc.)
                                Skills

                                Skills Tested

                                • Probability And Statistics
                                • Algorithm
                                • Knowledge Of Your Resume Points
                                • Aptitude
                                • Finance Basics
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                                Goldman Sachs ‎strategic anaylst interview

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                                AnonymousFresherSelected
                                Application
                                I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for ‎strategic anaylst role at Goldman Sachs
                                Interview Process
                                Test Technical Interview HR Interview
                                Round 1

                                Test

                                Duration
                                3 hours Minutes
                                No. of Questions
                                70 questions
                                Test Sections
                                • Section 1: Written Test
                                Interview Experience
                                1.5 hrs for objective questions (35 questions) and 1.5 hrs for subjective questions (35 questions). In both the objective and subjective questions the sections were: Graph theory, Math(Probability, Linear Algebra) and Algorithms. This was the selection round.
                                Interview Tips
                                Marking was linear no negatives. Cut off was not revealed.
                                Round 2

                                Technical Interview

                                Interview Questions
                                • Question 1: Given a list of numbers give an algorithm that to find 2 numbers that add up to 600. He asked me to improve the complexity with every attempt I made finally got it down to complexity of O(N).
                                • Question 2: What is the probability of a 8 bit string to have no more than 2 consecutive 1's. This might seem like a probability question :p. But it is actually dynamic programming.
                                Interview Experience
                                Based on the written test and your resume interviews are scheduled. I had 3 rounds. Technical rounds are very heavy. They mostly ask questions on your projects and test your skills in probability,

                                Datastructures and algorithms (DSA), puzzle solving. They want to know how you solve the problem and not just the final solution. So it is always helpful to be verbose and think out loud. If you are stuck somewhere it is not a bad idea to ask for hints. I was asked a lot of questions on DSA, Dynamic programming, Machine learning and many questions on my projects (since many had mathematical modelling)
                                Round 3

                                HR Interview

                                Interview Questions
                                  Interview Experience
                                  Trying to understand the way you solve a problem. Your understanding of the job. Your preferences etc.This will be a talk with the higher management who do another analysis of you preferences and understand what kind of a person you are and if you will be able to handle some of the tough conditions that ITC employees work in.
                                  Skills

                                  Skills Tested

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                                    Goldman Sachs Analyst interview

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                                    RajlaxmiFresherSelected
                                    Application
                                    I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Bombay for Analyst role at Goldman Sachs
                                    Interview Process
                                    Test Test
                                    Round 1

                                    Test

                                    Duration
                                    90 Minutes
                                    Test Sections
                                    • Section 1: Objective Questions
                                    Interview Experience
                                    Test was divided in three parts Algorithms, Maths, CS (Operating systems, Database, etc.). They were fairly easy questions and if basics are clear the questions are doable.
                                    Interview Tips
                                    Understand the basics in Algorithms, OS, Database, etc.
                                    Round 2

                                    Test

                                    Duration
                                    180 Minutes
                                    Test Sections
                                    • Section 1: Written Round
                                    Interview Experience
                                    It was again divided in three parts. There were many questions and less time. So manage your time beforehand. I attempted Algorithms and CS sections. Algorithms questions were of a bit easy difficulty (should be easy to answer if practiced from sites like GeeksforGeeks, etc). CS core question were of medium difficulty.
                                    Interview Tips
                                    Study from GeeksforGeeks site for questions and for core CS subjects read slides of the subject before test. Try to manage time effectively. Dont write essays where they expect a brief answer.
                                    Skills

                                    Skills Tested

                                    • Algorithms
                                    Skill Tips
                                    For algorithms, clear the basics from Cormen book and then practice coding questions from Hackerrank, codechef, codeforces everyday.
                                    Resources

                                    Preparation materials

                                    Books
                                    • Introduction to Algorithms - Cormen,
                                    General Tips
                                    Practice Regularly and be confident. Even in interviews if you dont know answer, try to show your thinking process. They may give you hints.
                                    Motivation for applying
                                    I was interested in application of CS in finance.
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                                    Goldman Sachs ‎strategic anaylst interview

                                    4.5k views
                                    AnonymousFresherSelected
                                    Application
                                    I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for ‎strategic anaylst role at Goldman Sachs
                                    Interview Process
                                    Resume Shortlist Test Technical Interview HR Interview
                                    Round 1

                                    Resume Shortlist

                                    Round 2

                                    Test

                                    Test Sections
                                    • Section 1: Engineering/Mathematics Olympiad
                                    • Section 2: Algorithms
                                    • Section 3: Network Theory
                                    • Section 4: Formulation of Solutions/ Modeling based section
                                    Interview Experience
                                    The test contains four sections out of which only 2 have to be attempted. 42 people were shortlisted based on the test out of nearly 200 applicants.
                                    Round 3

                                    Technical Interview

                                    Interview Questions
                                      Interview Experience
                                      There were 3 Technical interviews.
                                      The questions will be tailor made based on the sections you attempted in the test. General mathematical skills were tested- questions on linear algebra, probability, Olympiad type questions etc.
                                       Algorithm- questions on OS, coding etc.(more for candidates from CS).
                                       Details about projects/interns done were asked.
                                      Round 4

                                      HR Interview

                                      Interview Questions
                                        Interview Experience
                                        Regular HR questions, questions based on resume were asked. Almost all sections of the resume were covered.
                                        Skills

                                        Skills Tested

                                        • Probability
                                        • Field Calculus
                                        • Algorithms
                                        • Operating Systems
                                        • Linear Algebra
                                        Skill Tips
                                        Candidates aspiring for the CS profiles are expected to have a good knowledge of coding.
                                        Resources

                                        Preparation materials

                                        Courses
                                        • Basic Calculus,
                                        • Linear Algebra,
                                        • Probability,
                                        • Theory of Random Processes,
                                        • Statistics,
                                        • Graph Theory,
                                        • Discrete Maths,
                                        • Algorithms,
                                        • Operating Systems,
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