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HSBC interview

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HARSHIT KASHIVFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Kanpur for HSBC
Interview Process
Group Discussion HR Interview
Round 1

Group Discussion

Interview Experience
First cat like test then GD (topics were “corruption in india and anna hazare” and “zero” I am not sure about second one but it was something like this) and then interviews.
Round 2

HR Interview

Interview Experience
In HSBC they asked me a case in which I had to first guess the no of petrol pumps in Kanpur and then to device a criteria for finalizing a location for a petrol pump for my client.
Skills

Skills Tested

    General Tips
    It was always finance for me as I had always felt that I had the entrepreneur genes in me and to be good at that one is required to have a good knowledge of finance. To prepare for it I used to read the basic books like liars poker, rich dad poor dad, The Quants and Life of a quant by Hermann hesse. Before 3 months from placement I also read John C Hull which deals with financial instruments. But what I encountered finally was totally different from what I expected. Getting a good finance job was mostly CPI and test driven (and all sorts of other things)and not on your interest in finance or your knowledge of finance. So in the end I prepared for tests and cracked the test for HSBC in which I would be joining soon.
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    HSBC interview

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    FresherSelected
    Application
    I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Kanpur for HSBC
    Interview Process
    Test Technical Interview HR Interview
    Round 1

    Test

    Duration
    45 Minutes
    No. of Questions
    40 questions
    Test Sections
    • Section 1: Written
    Interview Experience
    It was divided into 4 sections, containing 10 questions each: Quantitative Analysis, English - Reading comprehension based, Flowcharts for filing missing information, logic and DI.
    Question level was easier than CAT. 25 students were shortlisted.
    Round 2

    Technical Interview

    Interview Experience
    1st round of 15-20 minutes having Quant based questions – puzzles and brain teasers. They inquired about courses and asked to view a problem from different perspectives. A Case study of 7-8 minutes with involved discussion along with questions on Subprime crisis were also there.
    Round 3

    HR Interview

    Interview Questions
    • Question 1: Tell us about yourself.
    • Question 2: Tell us about your projects.
    • Question 3: Describe a situation where you failed.
    • Question 4: Did you give CAT ? How much did you expect ?
    Interview Tips
    They are looking for Analytical Skills (No bookish answers), Communication Skills and a Quick thinker.
    Skills

    Skills Tested

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      HSBC Management trainee interview

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      ANURAG RASTOGIExperiencedSelected
      Application
      I Applied for job through Personal Contacts for Management trainee role at HSBC
      Interview Process
      Technical Interview
      Round 1

      Technical Interview

      Interview Questions
      • Question 1: -Run me through your resume in 5 minutes? -Why Banking? 9 Why HSBC? -What area would you like to work in? –Tell me about your Family?
      • Question 2: Tell me how can you increase the quality of a BPO center by 20% everything else remaining same?
      • Question 3: If you were in an I-Bank and were approached by a corporate with a mandate for deciding their dividend policy what would be your approach?
      • Question 4: What kind of cross selling can you to do for such a corporation?
      Interview Experience
      I think the company was looking for:
      • Leadership skills
      • Domain experience
      • Profile
      • Attitude
      • Aptitude/problem solving skills
      • Enthusiasm/passion
      • Any other factors that may be important
      Profile, Clarity in thought, Enthusiasm, Problem solving skills,
      Pleasant Personality, etc.
      - The way you present the details in your resume can play a crucial
      role in getting you a call from HSBC.
      - Luckily and thank heavens that CGPA does NOT play a part in
      shortlisting for HSBC – Thank God for small mercies!
      - The selection procedure for all divisions of HSBC including I-Bank
      is similar.
      - All shortlisted candidates would have to undergo a psychometric
      test, which is a variation of Conjoint Analysis for getting to know
      your work preferences!
      Interview Tips
      - Prepare for a usual general interview questions like Why HSBC, Why
      Banking, Run me through the resume, etc.?
      - Be prepared with one area of interest in Banking – Most people here
      had said corporate banking and something specific in that – I had
      said Dividend Policy.
      - Be extremely thorough with all sorts of possible questions on your
      Resume – I was asked questions on BPO!
      Skills

      Skills Tested

      • Dynamic Personality
      • Problem Solving Skills
      • Enthusiasm
      • Aptitude
      • Attitude
      • Domain Knowledge
      • Leadership Skills
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