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HSBC Global markets internship interview

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Jaidiya Jeyakar FresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIM Bangalore for Global markets role at HSBC
Interview Process
Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Tell me about yourself.
  • Question 2: why finance.
  • Question 3: few simple technical questions.
Interview Experience
They were looking for if I really wanted this internship, or if I just wanted to go anywhere; a basic and sound understanding of Corp.Fin fundae.

What went wrong/right was Confidence in self and sound basics (even if you don’t know the exact formula, but understand the fundamentals)
Interview Tips
know the basics of the stream you’re looking to enter (they don’t expect you to be an expert, but a basic understanding is expected considering you’re probably going to say that you’re interested in the field!)
know what you’re talking about, esp. which company/desk you want to work at and why?
Round 2

HR Interview

Interview Tips
A good and interesting CV gives you a good base upon which the interview can be built (2nd interviewer was looking at my CV for at least 50% of the time)
Humour in moderation (but use this only after you have gauged if the interviewer will appreciate it)

prepare a good ‘tell me about yourself’ answer because almost always you’ll be asked that question and not having a good answer in mind (rehearsing the exact words doesn’t matter) will leave a bad impression
Skills

Skills Tested

  • Analytical Skills
Skill Tips
Understanding of basics of Corporate Finance and Financial Derivatives helps understand better what is happening.
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HSBC Associate analyst interview

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AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus for Associate analyst role at HSBC
Interview Process
PPT Test Group Discussion Other Interview
Round 1

PPT

Interview Experience
Attend the PPT if you aim to get into HSBC. The team tends to notice your presence and absence, and the questions you ask. It makes a good first impression. If your pointer is on the lower end, be sure to do this - it shows interest, and they really do appreciate you taking the effort.
Round 2

Test

Test Sections
  • Section 1: Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation
  • Section 2: Verbal & Logical Reasoning
  • Section 3: Economics and Finance
Interview Experience
Written Aptitude test: Consisted of 3 sections - Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation (important), Verbal & Logical Reasoning (important), and lastly, Economics and Finance Questions. There was negative marking, and as far as we were told - sectional cut-offs as well! The finance and economic section is not that important - but it does have some questions from the PPT.
Round 3

Group Discussion

Duration
20 Minutes
Group Discussion Topic
Standard current affairs topics
Interview Experience
Super simple. Format is 10 people in a GD, starting with a round robin introduction, a 20-minute discussion, and then round robin conclusion. Selections were based on the points people made, and how they interacted with others.
Round 4

Other Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: About your internships, projects, and academics
  • Question 2: Your motivation to join analytics
  • Question 3: Motivation to join HSBC
  • Question 4: Your career objectives, interests
Interview Experience
Interview: Entirely based on your resume - they go quite in depth. Some questions you will be asked for sure: about your internships, projects, and academics, your motivation to join analytics, motivation to join HSBC, location preferences, your career objectives, your interests. They also randomly stopped me mid-sentence and asked me my GRE score. I hadn't written GRE, but I hear some people who did fell for the ploy. Be careful I guess.
Skills

Skills Tested

  • Apti questions.
Skill Tips
Have a well-formatted one-page resume. Make sure everything on your resume is 100% true, especially your interests. Be genuine.
General Tips
The interview process was informal - the team is really nice! I think that helped me be a lot calmer and represent myself better.
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13

HSBC interview

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AnonymousFresherNot Selected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus for HSBC
Interview Process
Interview
Round 1

Interview

Interview Experience
They had three rounds of interviews which were all of a mixed kind with questions ranging to very easy to mediocre. The questions they asked to test our mental strength were really very easy. For example they asked questions involving the simple use of formula of speed = distance/time. And they asked the same questions to every candidate. When I answered correctly, the guy enquired into whether I had learned the answer from the previous candidate. This was embarrassing enough. 

I thought I had done really well but I wasn’t selected finally and I think that the reason being that the competition was really very severe.
Skills

Skills Tested

    General Tips
    There are all sorts of people one will come across at IIT. There are people who are sure about themselves and then there are people who are not. The people who are sure about themselves are not to be discussed here as this article wants the private account of the writer.<br />
    It was really during the pleasant industry experience I had that I became less unsure about doing a job. I thought a lot and finally converged on a few sectors which could interest me and the job would involve something I would have fun doing. The criteria were interest factor and of course money. The funny thing is that the more you consult and seek public opinion, the more confused you get. This is because of the wide range of opportunities there are in all the sectors. So my advice here would be to choose something you would like to do. Doing something you don't like for at least a dozen hours a day, daily, would make you search for alternatives. So make an informed decision but not a confused one.<br />
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    Importance of GDs and Aptitude tests:<br />
    We used to organize wing GDs and had detailed conversations over a variety of topics ranging from contemporary politics to issues of social relevance. Looking up to the placement site for the GD topics the companies gave won't hurt. It helped us a lot in building up an opinion and feeling confidant. Besides it also made us recognize our weaknesses and gave us a chance to improve upon them. The rest of the things, I did when the SPO notified about them. For example the SPO would, from time to time, announce deadlines to make versions of our resumes and if one just follows them, it's enough. While making the resume, I used to discuss with friends and then alone and only then, write. Resume making workshops are also a great help. I wasn’t a serious CAT aspirant and so I was skeptical as to whether I would be able to compete in the initial short listing round of companies where they ask specifically, aptitude and English questions. But fortunately, there was this company which came about a week before the actual placements started and took its aptitude test. When I wasn’t short listed, I realized the importance it had in the process. I had a week's time and I somehow managed to improve upon my aptitude skills. My advice to the students is that they should at least be giving serious attention to their English comprehension skills and aptitude. You don't want to have an excellent resume (I don't mean that I had one) and a high CPI and not even clearing the first round.<br />
    In Retrospection, I think that the most important part of the placement process is that it is a really good “learning experience”. I think I matured along the process and started feeling a lot surer about myself. I realized that friends are forever and the times of stress are the only time you realize their value.
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    HSBC Wealth management sales internship interview

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    Sanjana PeguFresherSelected
    Application
    I was interviewed on-campus at IIM Bangalore for Wealth management sales role at HSBC
    Interview Process
    Technical Interview
    Round 1

    Technical Interview

    Interview Experience
    I reckon they were looking for someone who was confident and would fit in well with the company. They weren't looking for great fin studs who knew how to price options backwards but rather who were eager to learn, enthusiastic and yet knowledgeable.
    I was pretty relaxed during the interview, didn‟t take too much stress and had researched thoroughly on the company which I guess impressed them. Also, when asked for my opinion on certain matters, I was as honest as possible and didn‟t try too hard. They can see through any kind of charade after all.
    Interview Tips
    Possibly the only interview where I was not stressed out! That was a big help in my opinion. Also, I didn't go for the interview with an “I got to crack this one” attitude. The idea was to relax, have a good conversation with the interviewers and possibly, even have fun!
    Skills

    Skills Tested

    • Macros
    • Spreadsheets
    Skill Tips
    A basic knowledge about the fin fundas (investment course helps here), spreadsheets, Macros etc. Eagerness to learn and enthusiasm <br /> <br /> Best to read up on the company, they like it if you ask questions about their company. Also, try and not get stressed out. Difficult I know.
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    HSBC Associate analyst interview

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    AnonymousFresherSelected
    Application
    I was interviewed on-campus for Associate analyst role at HSBC
    Interview Process
    Test Group Discussion HR Interview HR Interview
    Round 1

    Test

    Interview Experience
    It was an aptitude test including basic quantitative aptitude, logical reasoning data interpretation, reading comprehension and finance section( this section was there only in HSBC it included few concepts which we learn in Engineering Economics and some basic idea of bond and stocks can be useful) but even if you don't do that well in this section you can still clear the test as I did rather most of us did.
    Round 2

    Group Discussion

    Group Discussion Topic
    Investment Plan:- suppose you have 10 million$ were you will invest and why?
    Interview Experience
    2nd round( Group Discussion):- 50 students were shortlisted after round 1 for GD. Other Topics were:- 1) Rupee devaluation pro's and con's 2) FDI
    Round 3

    HR Interview

    Interview Experience
    It can revolve around banking stuff if you know it or else it can be simple H.R round also in which they might ask you about your internship even if you have done it in core or they can give you some case study and be prepared with all puzzles.
    Round 4

    HR Interview

    Interview Experience
    It was more or less the same as 3rd round it was taken because the panel was bit confused about whom they should reject
    Skills

    Skills Tested

      Skill Tips
      Just read "THE HINDU" daily. Read properly about recent reforms which can affect the corporate world (e.g land acquisition bill was reformed just before my interview so I used it in my case study so anything can be useful) Try to be unique in your answers for questions like, why you want this company?, why we should recruit you?
      General Tips
      The overall experience was very good the panel was quite friendly it became tiring because I finished my 3rd round at 2:30 am and had my 4th round 8:00 am in morning so be prepared for such hectic schedule and do not let it affect your performance.
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      HSBC Associate analyst interview

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      AnonymousFresherSelected
      Application
      I was interviewed on-campus for Associate analyst role at HSBC
      Interview Process
      Test Group Discussion Other Interview
      Round 1

      Test

      Interview Experience
      It was a basic Apti test through which they shortlisted around 40-50 students.
      Round 2

      Group Discussion

      Group Discussion Topic
      'If you were given a million dollars and 3 choices of investments - oil, gold and stock market, how would you use your money?
      Interview Experience
      So, be prepared with current affairs, slightly on the financial side, for this company, as they also expect you to reason out your decision.
      Round 3

      Other Interview

      Interview Experience
      The next round was Personal Interview. It was a very casual interaction where I told them about my projects and enquired about the job profile and growth.
      Skills

      Skills Tested

        Skill Tips
        As far as the Apti is concerned, speed and accuracy is very important and only regular practice can get you there. And take Apti very seriously because it is an elimination process and you have to fight your way in. GDs require a sound knowledge of current affairs and most importantly you should have anopinion about most of the issues. Newspapers, most importantly the editorial section which has experts offering their views on issues will help you develop your opinion. Personal interview is a round where you can steer the whole conversation to your advantage by taking them only through your positives and strengths. Be confident, show that you are genuinely flexible and speak with conviction.
        Resources

        Preparation materials

        Books
        • Byju's test papers,
        • CAT papers- for quant,
        • Placement apti papers,
        General Tips
        It was rewarding. The process is not only about getting a job, but learning about certain life skills which help you through the process. Patience and determination are the key.
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        HSBC internship interview

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        Prateek MankadFresherSelected
        Application
        I was interviewed on-campus at IIM Bangalore for HSBC
        Interview Process
        Technical Interview Other Interview
        Round 1

        Technical Interview

        Interview Questions
        • Question 1: General questions: HR questions- introduction etc, Why HSBC, and a chat about how the interview process runs
        • Question 2: Technical questions about how a commercial bank‟s CEO would assess its performance- (was asked such questions because of prior banking / financial services experience
        • Question 3: Questions about work ex- ethical dilemmas faced / independence of auditors; asked because of experience as a team leader for audit of large clients and 6 years of audit experience 
        • Question 4: Concluded with are you open to working in any location and meeting the colleague from HR in some time
        Interview Tips
        Dos
        Background search about the bank
         Knowing basic macro-economic environment and basics / pillars of a commercial bank (capital adequacy, SLR / CRR, assetliability mismatch, NPA / NPI).
        Round 2

        Other Interview

        Interview Questions
        • Question 1: Was explained CMB‟s structure and the business segment they were interviewing me for and was asked whether I was open to making a career in commercial banking
        Interview Experience
        What went right:
        Good technical / practical knowledge of the banking / financial services industry was a bonus for them
         Knowledge about HSBC, their businesses
         Confidence and diplomacy (avoiding answers to questions where confidential information at work ex was involved)
        Skills

        Skills Tested

        • Management Skills
        • Analytical Skills
        Skill Tips
        Skills required for a full time RM role would be analytical skills, and client interaction / client management skills and working knowledge of the banking industry
        General Tips
        be Confident communication; technical knowledge
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        HSBC Associate internship interview

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        Ishita Verma FresherSelected
        Application
        I was interviewed on-campus at IIM Bangalore for Associate role at HSBC
        Interview Process
        Technical Interview
        Round 1

        Technical Interview

        Interview Questions
        • Question 1: Brief introduction,,
        • Question 2: why markets?
        • Question 3: 2-3 puzzles,
        • Question 4: economics questions
        Interview Experience
        No. of Interviews: 1
        I think they were looking for Mathematical and analytical ability, Awareness about and aptitude for finance related stuff (news items, their analysis, my understanding etc.)
        Interview Tips
        Being prepared: In markets there is no substitute to knowing your stuff. You can‟t faff your way through as the questions will be technical
        Skills

        Skills Tested

        • Financial Markets
        • Aptitude
        • Analytical Skills
        • Mathematical Aptitude
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        19

        HSBC internship interview

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        Gazal Heda FresherSelected
        Application
        I was interviewed on-campus at IIM Bangalore for HSBC
        Interview Process
        Technical Interview Other Interview HR Interview
        Round 1

        Technical Interview

        Interview Questions
        • Question 1: Macroeconomics, ,
        • Question 2: understanding of the current state of global economy
        • Question 3: knowledge of derivatives,
        • Question 4: understanding of the derivatives involved in sub-prime crisis
        Interview Experience
        Typically an in depth understanding (you have to show that you understand things in greater depth than the others appearing for the interview).
        Interview Tips
        reading the Macroeconomics book by Shyamal Roy,
        Round 2

        Other Interview

        Interview Questions
        • Question 1: Discussion on current newspaper headlines.
        • Question 2: Discussion on the economies of US, UK, India and China
        Interview Experience
        they expected you to have a view on all issues, and suggest measures. As for derivatives,
        Interview Tips
        reading Hull as much as possible recommended (Chapter 1-5, Chapter on CDOs, CDSs) , newspapers, esp opinions and blogs
        Round 3

        HR Interview

        Interview Questions
        • Question 1: questions based on resume
        • Question 2: Questions based on projects, PORs, extra-curriculum.
        Skills

        Skills Tested

        • Knowledge of derivatives
        • Macroeconomics
        • Mathematics
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        20

        HSBC interview

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

        Test

        Interview Experience
        4 Sections:
        1. Qualitative and quantitaive aptitude (Quick calculations, Qualitative analysis)
        2. English (Class 12th)
        3. HSBC basic information (General information about company)
        4. Financial Quotient (Basic finance knowledge)
        Section 1, 2, and 3 have negative marking but section 4 doesn't.
        Round 2

        Group Discussion

        Interview Experience
        1. They divded us into groups of 15 and each group had 4 GDs.
        2. Topics
        Is Arvind Kejriwal’s party good for India.
        Role of retail FDI in Indian scenario.
        3. Use references before making any argument during the discussion. Do not criticize somebody’s statement. Counter it with your perspective
        Round 3

        Technical Interview

        Interview Experience
        1. One on one interview to filter your technical know how of the subject (here finance and statistical analysis), Quantitative and Qualitative decision making. 
        2. Questions : 
        As an Analyst at HSBC how can you support the organization with your technical skills (from your branch)? 
        Questions based on financial aspects, current affairs and their effects over global financial markets.Some real life situations were given to gauge my attitude.
        Interview Tips
        Be clear and crisp in your response.
        Round 4

        HR Interview

        Interview Experience
        1. Checked multi-tasking abilities of the candidates. 
        2. Questions: 
        Personal Questions about family. They asked me about the creative things I had done so far. How you can bring change to society? 
        3. Lasted for an hour.
        Interview Tips
        DOs: Answer all the questions keeping in mind the position you’ve applied forand try to maintain your calm during the interview.
        Skills

        Skills Tested

          General Tips
          Have a focused mind and since the whole process takes time, try to sleep well previous night.
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