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Goldman Sachs ‎strategic anaylst interview

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AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus 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 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 Experience
Regular HR questions, questions based on resume were asked. Almost all sections of the resume were covered.
Skills

Skills Tested

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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32

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

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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33

Goldman Sachs ‎strategic anaylst interview

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AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus 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 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.
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34

Goldman Sachs Strategist interview

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

Puzzle Interview

Interview Experience
Just some basic puzzles like: Given 100 doors all closed if you toggle the state of all multiples of 1 then toggle the state of the multiples of 2 and so on… which doors will be finally open; Given points in a plane describe a data structure to find points within 1 km radius of any given input point; (since I had done regression analysis course) Find the Best linear unbiased estimate of parameters in a linear regression model; Basics of Convex Optimization; Spaghetti Puzzle : find expected number of loops in a spaghetti bowl with n strands if you randomly choose 2 ends and join them together; (this one was a tough one and I struggled a bit while solving this …. But the good this is that the interviewer helps you) Given a pile of n stones you randomly divide it into 2 stacks and multiply the size of the 2 stacks and note the value. Every time you divide the stack you multiply the sizes of the 2 stacks and then note the value. Then sum up all these values. What will this value be? (Ans: n(n-1)/2). There were a total of 5 rounds.
Resources

Preparation materials

Books
  • Cracking the Coding Interview,
  • Peter Winkler Puzzles Connoisseur collection,
  • Heard on wall Street,
  • 50 challenging problems in probability,
General Tips
Remain calm because things like pre scheduling of interviews can happen and you shouldn’t let that affect you since you have prepared too much for this moment and now is not the time to panic.



Try to surround yourself with friends and maintain a positive attitude. Be friendly with the SPO representatives because they’ll help you A LOT with the interview scheduling. Don’t rush the interview and take your time.

Start your preparation early. Placement is 90% preparation and 10% luck.

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35

Goldman Sachs Analyst interview

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AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus 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
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36

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 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

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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37

Goldman Sachs interview

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

Test

Duration
90 Minutes
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 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

Round 5

Technical Interview

Round 6

HR Interview

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.
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 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
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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39

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

Skills Tested

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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40

Goldman Sachs interview

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

Test

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

Technical Interview

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
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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