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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

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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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      33

      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
      Technical Interview Technical Interview Technical Interview Technical + HR Interview
      Round 1

      Technical Interview

      Interview Questions
      • Question 1: What is the expected number of tosses of a fair coin to get 3 consecutive heads?
      • Question 2: There is an urn with n red balls and 1 black ball in it. You and your friend play a game where you take turns drawing from the urn. The player who draws the black ball first wins. Should you go first or second?
      • Question 3: You roll a die until the sum of all die rolls becomes at least 100. What is the most likely value of the last roll?
      Interview Experience
      Puzzles, probability questions
      Interview Tips
      Brush up on probability problems
      Round 2

      Technical Interview

      Interview Experience
      Questions on resume, especially interns.
      Interview Tips
      Know your resume inside out.
      Round 3

      Technical Interview

      Interview Questions
      • Question 1: You have an n x n matrix in which all the rows and all the columns are sorted. Given an input number, describe an algorithm to search for the number in the matrix.
      • Question 2: Given two arrays of size n each, describe an algorithm to find the largest common subarray of the two arrays.
      Interview Experience
      Puzzles, algorithm questions
      Interview Tips
      Learn algorithms from geeksforgeeks
      Round 4

      Technical + HR Interview

      Interview Questions
      • Question 1: Why do you want to join Goldman Sachs?
      • Question 2: Walk me through your resume
      • Question 3: There is a 2D plane with infinite parallel, vertical lines with a spacing of 1 unit between them. You drop a rod of length L randomly on the plane, with random position and orientation. What is the probability that the rod intersects a line?
      Interview Tips
      Be familiar with your resume, prepare for generic HR questions
      Skills

      Skills Tested

      • Problem Solving Skills
      • Algorithm
      • Probability And Statistics
      • Knowledge Of Your Resume Points
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      Goldman Sachs Financial analyst internship interview

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      KarthikFresherSelected
      Application
      I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Financial analyst role at Goldman Sachs
      Interview Process
      Resume Shortlist Test Group Discussion Problem Statement Technical Interview
      Round 1

      Resume Shortlist

      Interview Experience
      GS didn't shortlist based on resume. Nevertheless it's good to have a good one.
      Interview Tips
      Do highlight the important ones and put legit points
      Round 2

      Test

      Duration
      90 Minutes
      No. of Questions
      GS questions
      Test Sections
      • Section 1: Quantitative analysis
      • Section 2: Data analysis
      • Section 3: Computer science
      Interview Experience
      The standard of the test was very good . it was a good experience
      Interview Tips
      Probability has a heavy weightage among the topics covered
      Round 3

      Group Discussion

      Interview Experience
      No gd fire GS
      Round 4

      Problem Statement

      Round 5

      Technical Interview

      Interview Questions
        Interview Experience
        GS just had tech interviews and it was rigorous.
        Interview Tips
        It's important to be strong in concepts of probability and statistics.
        Skills

        Skills Tested

        • Probability
        Skill Tips
        Try taking the course offered in the institute.
        General Tips
        Don't crack under pressure on the interview.
        Motivation for applying
        GS deals with complex mathematical model which is my prime area of interest.
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        Goldman Sachs Analyst internship interview

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        Rella Hemanth ReddyFresherSelected
        Application
        I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Analyst role at Goldman Sachs
        Interview Process
        Resume Shortlist Test Group Discussion Technical Interview Puzzle Interview
        Round 1

        Resume Shortlist

        Interview Tips
        Know all your course projects well.
        Round 2

        Test

        Test Sections
        • Section 1: Quant
        Interview Experience
        Solved mostly quant section.
        Interview Tips
        Solving at least one of the sections well will suffice.
        Round 3

        Group Discussion

        Round 4

        Technical Interview

        Interview Questions
        • Question 1: Linked list Algorithms
        • Question 2: Queue based questions
        Interview Experience
        Wasn't able to answer some fully .
        Interview Tips
        Know all technical details of your course projects .
        Round 5

        Puzzle Interview

        Interview Questions
        • Question 1: Probability based questions
        Interview Experience
        Had to re-think again of all the possibilities .
        Interview Tips
        Think of all possible ways . do not hurry towards the answer . approach to the problem is mainly what they see
        Skills

        Skills Tested

        • Probabiity
        General Tips
        Know everything you wrote in the resume . do not hurry towards an answer . don't be biased in yhinking
        Motivation for applying
        The profile of the company
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        Goldman Sachs Analytics internship interview

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

        Test

        Duration
        90 Minutes
        No. of Questions
        29 questions
        Test Sections
        • Section 1: CS
        • Section 2: Quant
        • Section 3: ML
        Interview Experience
        Good deal of questions. Best way to judge students!
        Interview Tips
        -NIL-
        Round 2

        Technical Interview

        Interview Questions
          Interview Experience
          Very good experience. Interviewers were really friendly and encouraged students.
          Interview Tips
          -NIL-
          Skills

          Skills Tested

          • Quant+Math
          • Machine Learning
          • Computer Science
          Skill Tips
          -NIL-
          General Tips
          -NIL-
          Motivation for applying
          Goldman Sachs is one of the company where you get opportunity to implement your ideas as soon as you are capable.
          Funny Moments
          -NIL-
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          Goldman Sachs interview

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          AnonymousFresherSelected
          Application
          I was interviewed on-campus at NIT Warangal for Goldman Sachs
          Interview Process
          Test Group Discussion Technical Interview Technical Interview Technical Interview HR Interview
          Round 1

          Test

          Duration
          90 Minutes
          Test Sections
            Interview Experience
            There were two papers.One objective paper containing 2 sections :Quantitative: 25 questions on basic mathematical abilities requiring both speed and accuracy were asked.Technical: 10 questions based on basic Data structures and Algorithms.One subjective paper containing 2 sections:Technical: 2 codes to be written in java/c/c++Essay: Topic given was 'Why should GS hire me?'
            Round 2

            Group Discussion

            Duration
            30 Minutes
            Group Discussion Topic
            Case study
            Interview Experience
            26 candidates were shortlisted who were divided into two groups of 13 each and were given the same topic for case study. Case study was based on response to stressful situations and decision making abilities where we had to present our point of views and reach a general consensus at the end.
            Round 3

            Technical Interview

            Interview Questions
              Interview Experience
              I had 4 rounds of interviews. 3 of them were mainly technical. I was asked to explain about my project work and a few puzzles of varying difficulty levels were asked. Subjective questions were mainly from DS. Questions were asked from trees, linked lists, stacks and queues, sorting and graphs. One software design question was asked in one of the rounds. One or two questions were asked from OS mainly concentrated on processes.
              Round 4

              Technical Interview

              Interview Questions
                Round 5

                Technical Interview

                Interview Questions
                  Round 6

                  HR Interview

                  Interview Questions
                    Interview Experience
                    There was one round of HR though the other rounds also had few questions. Panel members were easily approachable and it was just like an informal discussion covering questions on future goals, schooling, hobbies, passion, interests, why I chose to take up my branch, what I expect from GS, what I can offer to the company, general take on recession and many others.Panel members were genial and interviews were challenging and at the same time interesting. I totally enjoyed the HR round and discussed practically every topic under the sun with them.
                    Skills

                    Skills Tested

                      General Tips
                      It is a good chance for everyone who has a good knowledge of basic programming and DS. The key is to be well prepared and be confident. Just give your interviews with a cool head and this one is definitely not difficult to crack. I am sure you will enjoy the experience. Good luck to all the aspirants.
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                      Goldman Sachs interview

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                      AnonymousFresherSelected
                      Application
                      I was interviewed on-campus at NIT Warangal for Goldman Sachs
                      Interview Process
                      Test Group Discussion Technical Interview Technical Interview Technical Interview Technical Interview
                      Round 1

                      Test

                      Test Sections
                        Interview Experience
                        There was a written aptitude test followed by a group discussion and then personal interview.In the written test there were quant questions(easy-medium level) and technical questions mainly from data structures and C/C++ (multiple choice questions). For each section there was a definite period of time alloted.There was also a section where 2 programs were asked-one was to find the angle between hour hand and minute hand , another was on anagrams . Finally an essay type question-"Why do you want to work for Goldman Sachsand why it should hire you"
                        Round 2

                        Group Discussion

                        Group Discussion Topic
                        Based on an abstract
                        Interview Experience
                        An abstract of 4-5 pages about the people on a ship which is going to sink. Around 4-5 peoples' personalities were analysed thoroughly. We had to choose a captain and vice captain for the ship at such a critical juncture.
                        Round 3

                        Technical Interview

                        Interview Questions
                          Interview Experience
                          They first asked, 'What is your favorite subject?' I said DS..Then he asked why? Then some questions based on what I answered were asked.He also asked about use of trees in real life scenario..I spoke about data models -hierarchical data model follows tree structure. It was a pretty cool round..I wasn't made to write any code.
                          Round 4

                          Technical Interview

                          Interview Questions
                            Interview Experience
                            He asked me about Polymorphism, Function Overloading Virtual Functions etc. Then I was asked to write a code for a "movie " class . And types of movies are- new , ol, medium levels and then some functions I don't exactly remember. Basically he was checking C++ class concepts.
                            Round 5

                            Technical Interview

                            Interview Questions
                              Interview Experience
                              In the Third Interview,He asked me about the two programs which were asked in the written round.
                              Round 6

                              Technical Interview

                              Interview Questions
                                Interview Experience
                                In the final interview, he asked me about my curriculum , one question on abstract classes and then what do I want in a job, my preferences, etc
                                Skills

                                Skills Tested

                                  Resources

                                  Preparation materials

                                  Books
                                  • Test your C skills by Kanetkar,
                                  General Tips
                                  Placements are a difficult period and one tends to get tensed up. So start revising C/C++ concepts and data structures in the summer vacation itself. Technical C/C++ questions you can practice from Test your C skills byKanetkar. And stay cool . Be confident. ALL THE BEST :)
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                                  Goldman Sachs Strategic anaylst interview

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                                  Sameer WaghFresherSelected
                                  Application
                                  I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Strategic anaylst role at Goldman Sachs
                                  Interview Process
                                  Technical Interview Test
                                  Round 1

                                  Technical Interview

                                  Interview Questions
                                    Interview Experience
                                    CS and Math, start with Puzzles and gradually build upon them to test your thinking abilities. No stress interview at all.
                                    Round 2

                                    Test

                                    Test Sections
                                      Interview Experience
                                      CS and Math questions, some subjective and some objective. 
                                      Skills

                                      Skills Tested

                                      • Math, Thinking, Probability
                                      Motivation for applying
                                      The job was highly technical and the challenges solved were mathematically challenging for me. 
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                                      Goldman Sachs Napa - new associate programmer analyst interview

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                                      AnonymousFresherSelected
                                      Application
                                      I was interviewed on-campus at NIT Surathkal for Napa - new associate programmer analyst role at Goldman Sachs
                                      Interview Process
                                      Test Group Discussion Puzzle Interview
                                      Round 1

                                      Test

                                      Test Sections
                                        Interview Experience
                                        The test consisted of Math Apti(Quant quite similar to CAT level questions) and Comps Apti (C Apti,Output/errors, a few questions on OOPS, JAVA and DBMS)
                                        Interview Tips
                                        GS is famous for a really hard first round. You will need both, speed and ability to solve tough problems.
                                        Make sure you practice C Apti really well, it would be a part of the test for all the CS/IT companies. Go through ANSI C or any similar C book.
                                        Practice CAT apti and give tests on Indiabix.com
                                        Round 2

                                        Group Discussion

                                        Interview Experience
                                        Almost 180-200 people wrote the first round and they shortlisted 14 people for the GD and selected 12 among those for the interviews.
                                        Round 3

                                        Puzzle Interview

                                        Interview Questions
                                          Interview Experience
                                          They may ask a few puzzles as well, so just practice a few before hand.
                                          Interview Tips
                                          Practice puzzles online, there are loads of websites like http://gurmeet.net/puzzles/
                                          General Tips
                                          Wear formals for the interviews.

                                          Always be free and open to the interviewer, they would in most of the cases help you to solve the problem given. Make sure you are comfortable.

                                          GS is an Investment Bank so for the ones who are interested in MBA/Finance jobs later, this would count as

                                          a really good work experience.

                                          The interviews are generally easy as compared to the first rounds, so make sure you practice well

                                          beforehand.

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