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Novartis associate analyst interview

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D.PragathiFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at NIT Warangal for Associate Analyst role at Novartis
Interview Process
Test Group Discussion Problem Statement Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Test

Duration
60 Minutes
No. of Questions
30 questions
Test Sections
  • Section 1: Quant
  • Section 2: Logical Reasoning
  • Section 3: Analytical Assessment
Interview Experience
It was quite easy and the time given for all these sections was infact surplus.
Interview Tips
One can clear the aptitude test easily if he/she has some practice.
Round 2

Group Discussion

Group Discussion Topic
Are reservations necessary ???
Interview Experience
The GD topics given to us were quite simple and many of us din't find any difficulty in clearing the Group Discussion round.All you need is to be clear and confident in expressing your stand and maintain dignity during the discussion.
Interview Tips
If you can initiate or conclude the group discussion , it would be fetch you extra points.
Round 3

Problem Statement

Interview Experience
The problem statement given to us involved many statistical data and the names given to the reports,products were also quite confusing.There were two options for us to analyze the situation.I performed the qualitative analysis and few of my friends calculated numerically the profitability and other parameters.The interviewer's do not expect the correct answer from us , they just look at the approach we followed to make our point.
Interview Tips
Read the problem statement carefully without missing any data and eliminate the unwanted information so that you can focus on the objective.
Round 4

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Write a program to find out whether the given string is a palindrome or not.
Interview Experience
I started writing the code for the given program but I lost the continuity in the middle of the program.So I requested the interviewers to understand my logic and condone the syntax errors.They were very much convinced and asked me few questions like Why Novartis? Why Management? etc...
Interview Tips
The interviewer expects the confident answer from you rather than the correct answer.If you don't know the answer to a particular question , you can admit it deliberately.
Round 5

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: What if your manager is not satisfied with your performance after six months of your work
Interview Experience
I told them that I would ask the manager for buffer time of 2 months wherein I will put all my efforts and accomplish the work assigned to me in a satisfactory manner.If at all , the manager seems unconvinced after my wholehearted performance , then I would quit the job because expecting work from me is the primary responsibility of any employer when they are paying me such a huge compensation.Probably , this may not be the case with me as I would learn from my colleagues and definitely live up to the expectations of my manager.
Interview Tips
Always make sure that your candidature and experiences you have in the past like internships,trainings complement your profile for the position they are looking for.
Skills

Skills Tested

  • Quantitative Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Analytical Skills
  • Spontaneity
Skill Tips
Be cool , confident and think logically without being in a haste while answering the interviewers.
Resources

Preparation materials

Courses
  • C ,
General Tips
Be yourself.
Motivation for applying
It is located in Hyderabad and offering good payscale.
Funny Moments
Not many during my selection process.
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GlobalData associate analyst interview

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Akshay PatniExperiencedSelected
Application
I Applied for job through Referral for Associate Analyst role at GlobalData
Interview Process
Resume Shortlist Test Test HR Interview Technical Interview
Round 1

Resume Shortlist

Interview Experience
I applied through an employee referral, and he only forwarded my resume.
You get shortlisted always for the first round if you have a Masters degree in Energy, chemical or healthcare. or an MBA. A bachelor degree would also work out if it is from good petroleum colleges like (ISM, RGIPT, etc) or if in Healthcare then NIPER etc.
Interview Tips
None.
Round 2

Test

Test Sections
  • Section 1: Research Task
Interview Experience
Research data related oil and gas production in India, and fill out the blanks in excel sheet.
Interview Tips
Be quick, it is timed. Not necessary to fill all data points.
Round 3

Test

Test Sections
  • Section 1: Report writing
Interview Experience
Write a report on falling crude oil prices and their impact.
2 Hrs wore given to complete both the excel sheet and write this report.
Interview Tips
Its easy, if you are from a relevant background. If not then just try to avoid plagiarism.
Round 4

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Tell me something about yourself
  • Question 2: Why GlobalData ?
Round 5

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: What is a block ?
  • Question 2: Whats the difference between a block and a field ?
  • Question 3: Crude oil prices ?
Interview Experience
Very very simple. They just need people from a relevant background.
Interview Tips
Be updated about the oil and gas industry.
Skills

Skills Tested

  • Secondary Research
  • Report Writing
  • Oil and Gas
General Tips
Show your interest in the work profile.
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XL Dynamics associate analyst interview

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Shalin VermaFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at SIRT Bhopal for Associate Analyst role at XL Dynamics
Interview Process
Test Test Test Test Group Discussion
Round 1

Test

No. of Questions
45 questions
Test Sections
  • Section 1: Aptitude
Interview Experience
Normal basic aptitude with tricky questions. Cutoff was 35+ around.
Interview Tips
Attempt all , as there is no negative marking .
Round 2

Test

No. of Questions
45 questions
Test Sections
  • Section 1: Aptitude
  • Section 2: Reasoning
  • Section 3: Reasoning
Interview Experience
Normal basic aptitude with tricky questions. Cutoff was 35+ around.
Interview Tips
Attempt all , as there is no negative marking .
Round 3

Test

No. of Questions
25 questions
Test Sections
  • Section 1: General English
Interview Experience
Logical reasoning was tricky aswell with limited choices and the pattern formed about the story was not so time consuming
Interview Tips
Go slow and crack the entire pattern before filling all the answers related to the story.
Round 4

Test

Group Discussion Topic
India's orbital mission
Interview Experience
It consists of general English grammar along with basic vocab and article usage.
Interview Tips
Basic idea about every aspect will help you crack this. Cutoff was around 25+.
Round 5

Group Discussion

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: 7-10
Interview Experience
A GD of 20 odd people were there in the GD. Healthy with fluent English would do.
Interview Tips
All they look forward to is basic English , confidence ,fluency and the say you initiate the issue.
Round 6

HR Interview

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HSBC associate analyst interview

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AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at NIT Surathkal 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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HSBC associate analyst interview

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AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Associate Analyst role at HSBC
Interview Process
Resume Shortlist Test Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Resume Shortlist

Interview Experience
Most people with CGPA more than 7.5 made it to the test shortlist.
Round 2

Test

Test Sections
  • Section 1: Aptitude
  • Section 2: Technical
Interview Experience
Not very different from the aptitude tests of most other companies. Technical test was also like an aptitude test but involved more questions from probability.
Round 3

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Questions regarding resume.
Interview Experience
I had course relating to multivariate data analysis and applied time series. The interviewer mostly checked how comfortable I am with thise topics. Following this he asked a probability question. How many times do you have to toss a coin until you get 2 heads in a row?
After this he asked about my project where I had mathematically solved partial differential equations. He asked more about the methods that I used and so on.
Round 4

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Tell me about yourself.
  • Question 2: Are you thinking of applying for masters?
  • Question 3: What are the three most important qualities for success?
  • Question 4: Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
  • Question 5: Tell me about some important event in terms of economics and how it has affected the markets?
Interview Experience
A long interview with 2 panelists. It is very important to come well prepared for this rpund. It is okay if the technical round wasnt as good as expected but HR interview is critical.
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United Airlines associate analyst interview

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AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, Delhi for Associate Analyst role at United Airlines
Interview Process
Test Case Study Interview Behavioral Interview
Round 1

Test

Test Sections
  • Section 1: Verbal
  • Section 2: Logical Reasoning
  • Section 3: Quantitative
Interview Experience
There was no negative marking in the test so we were free to attempt all questions.Out of 100,15 students were shortlisted for the next round that was to be taken at their office.
Interview Tips
Be quick! Quant was of average difficulty but you do need to brainstorm in many questions.
Round 2

Case Study Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Case was particularly one that they had dealt with.Mine was introducing a new scheme for the frequent travelers and as a consultant they wanted me to decide if the oragnization should go about it.
Interview Experience
There were loads of silent moments in the room but the interviewers were really helpful and they helped in driving a conversation simultaneously motivating me to brainstorm by providing situations relevant to the case.
Interview Tips
Be prepared with the case studies,it helps.This was my first ever case study so I was not at all structured in my approach but they had made it clear that they were interested in the mindset and not merely the solution.
Also,utilize your "Do you any questions?" time to the best.It earns you some extra points.
Round 3

Behavioral Interview

Interview Experience
There were a set of questions they had on a paper and you had to answer each of them through the experiences you have had as a part of project team or in societies you're part of or the internships you've done.They were writing every answer that was said!
One guesstimate was also asked in the end.
"Estimate the number of cars passing the yamuna bridge."
They wanted just the factors and not the numbers.
Interview Tips
Be fluent.The interview was taken by a senior HR person and one of the managers who were really sweet and making the interview go comfortable.Be honest! Try to express your journey as a story because this is how they'll remember you.You need to create a mark down their memory lane
Skills

Skills Tested

  • Thought Process
  • Presentation Of Facts In Resume
  • Personality
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HSBC associate analyst interview

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

Test

Test Sections
    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 Questions
      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 Questions
        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 at NIT Surathkal for Associate Analyst role at HSBC
          Interview Process
          Test Group Discussion Other Interview
          Round 1

          Test

          Test Sections
            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 Questions
              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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                SG Analytics associate analyst interview

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                Sagar TiwariFresherSelected
                Application
                I was interviewed on-campus at NIT Bhopal for Associate Analyst role at SG Analytics
                Interview Process
                Test Group Discussion Guesstimate Interview
                Round 1

                Test

                Test Sections
                • Section 1: Aptitude Test
                Interview Experience
                Time is every thing, level of question was easy
                Round 2

                Group Discussion

                Group Discussion Topic
                ODD-EVEN RULE
                Interview Tips
                Just had some data of pollution level of few populated cities
                Round 3

                Guesstimate Interview

                Interview Questions
                • Question 1: Population of various states of india
                • Question 2: Headline of todays newspaper
                • Question 3: Estimate how many tickets can a movie theatre sell in a day
                • Question 4: Some question on family background
                Skills

                Skills Tested

                • Guess Work
                • 1)communication Skills
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                Feedback Infra associate analyst interview

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                AnonymousFresherSelected
                Application
                I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Associate Analyst role at Feedback Infra
                Interview Process
                Group Discussion HR Interview Other Interview
                Round 1

                Group Discussion

                Interview Tips
                Be aware of the recent affairs in the sector.
                Round 2

                HR Interview

                Interview Questions
                  Round 3

                  Other Interview

                  Interview Questions
                    Interview Experience
                    This was a telephonic interview with the Head of the Division from Delhi.
                    Skills

                    Skills Tested

                      General Tips
                      Investopedia (Website), Economic Times shall help for finance preparation you should be able to explain the current real world scenarios.
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