PPT Test Group Discussion Other Interview
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.
- Section 1: Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation
- Section 2: Verbal & Logical Reasoning
- Section 3: Economics and Finance
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.
Group Discussion Topic
Standard current affairs topics
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.
- 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: 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.
Have a well-formatted one-page resume. Make sure everything on your resume is 100% true, especially your interests. Be genuine.
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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