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HSBC interview

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AnonymousFresherSelected
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 Questions
    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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      AnonymousFresherSelected
      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 Questions
        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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          AnonymousExperiencedSelected
          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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