Financial Analyst

Financial Analyst Interview Questions and Tips

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The Blackstone Group financial analyst interview

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AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Bombay for FINANCIAL ANALYST role at The Blackstone Group
Interview Process
Resume Shortlist HR Interview
Round 1

Resume Shortlist

Interview Experience
BS's shortlist was out during the endsem and was taken only by surprise by me as my profile showed no indication of any sort of connection to business world or finance.
Interview Tips
A Good Resume is the one with a clear message in one glance. One usually doesn't have much time go through the specifics. Also, most of the resumes look more or less the same if you start reading thoroughly. So what distinguishes you is how much you can convey to a third person in one glance.However a crucial point that one needs to keep in mind is - The third person may be an IITian or may benot. So your resume needs to be optimally elaborate and detailed. Good at glance and not boring with details.
Round 2

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Why Blackstone?
  • Question 2: Other shortlists? Blackstone vs the rest?
  • Question 3: Walk us through your resume
  • Question 4: Why the switch from tech to business?
  • Question 5: Any understanding of business?
  • Question 6: Discussion about Internship at Ivy Mobility.
  • Question 7: Take any sector and tell us how will you predict its growth? Whom will you approach for the relevant data?
  • Question 8: Your skills?
  • Question 9: Your expectations?
  • Question 10: Will you stay for four years with us?
  • Question 11: What do you want to do five years down the line?
  • Question 12: Family Background?
  • Question 13: AIR 10?
  • Question 14: High CPI?
  • Question 15: Motivation and skills?
  • Question 16: Why EE?
  • Question 17: Why Maths?
  • Question 18: Why Business? Some related questions
  • Question 19: Why no PhD?
  • Question 20: Expectations?
  • Question 21: Where do I see myself 5 years down the line?
  • Question 22: Why not politics?(Probably even Civil Services, I am unable to recall!)
  • Question 23: Any case study that I have done in the preparation?
Interview Tips
BeforeI forget, usually at the end of interviews, the interviewers ask you if youhave some questions about them, be prepared with some questions which can belike - what do you usually look for in a good candidate, what is the workculture at the company, the career path of the individual in the company orotherwise etc etc. You can google things, or you can be innovative. Innovationmight pay off very well or it may just kill your chances. But that's life -more risk, more reward.Andanother point, some of your interviews might be telephonic - in such cases,many more factors come into picture which might spoil the mood of theinterview ( I would let you to think about the possible glitches that you mighthave because of this technological advancement). But as usual, I would adviceyou to keep calm and just give your best.
Skills

Skills Tested

    General Tips
    There are many things that I would like to convey to the students regarding the placement process.On the preparation side, one must give his best - visit websites, read blogs, attend presentations and various related sessions, ask seniors who have been placed, talk to anyone who you think can provide some help. These practices will give you enormous data - and your job is to filter and use it wisely, at your own discretion. Read relevant material from books and internet, practice problems and tests, do mock interviews and GDs with your friends, prepare your resume well - in short – do what is to be done. Depending on job profiles that you target, the preparation keeps varying, ask around and work hard.







    With that being said, I would like to say that placement is not simply about merit -independent of whether you appreciate this fact or not. Various companies value compatibility over the merit of the student (which is quite logical thing to do!) and sometimes you may under-qualify and sometimes over-qualify on those standards - and rarely will you be just at an optimal level. Consequently,many results(in fact most, to be even more precise all except one) will not go in your favour - either accept them or challenge them (if you think you have been denied of something that you truly deserve) but never lose your heart this is simply a welcome song to the real world. In the long run, this short and (most likely a difficult and) tough experience will prove to be one of the most memorable and a great learning experience.







    In a nut shell 







    "Keep Calm and Give your Best! - Karm karte raho, fal ki chinta mat karo."
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    Futures First financial analyst interview

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    Raja SekharFresherSelected
    Application
    I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for FINANCIAL ANALYST role at Futures First
    Interview Process
    Test Trade moghul usly(online simulation of trading) Interview
    Round 1

    Test

    Duration
    30 Minutes
    No. of Questions
    50 questions
    Test Sections
    • Section 1: 30 Questions of Analytical Aptitude
    • Section 2: 20 Questions Speed Maths
    Interview Experience
    I did well in speed matth part but i felt I could have done better in analytical aptitude. They have questions like od man out in picture format which i didn't expect.
    Interview Tips
    Practice speed math 1 day before. You can get some tests online (just google). There are cutoffs for each section, so dont neglect any section.
    Ideal time - Speed math 5-7 min
    aptitude 20-25 min
    Round 2

    Trade moghul usly(online simulation of trading)

    Interview Experience
    We were asked to take part in trade moghul, Company's trading competition for one week on a crude oil. I have started playing it as it is part of selection process but later i have enjoyed it and took part for almost 6-7 hrs a day.
    Interview Tips
    Just enjoy making profit or loss. The values will be real time but money is not. So play for fun. They take it seriously. They dont mind if you make profit or loss. They jus want to check your patience.
    Round 3

    Interview

    Interview Questions
      Interview Experience
      I have had 4 rounds of interview. First one is rapid round. In this they will ask you questions very fast that you cannot settle and make up your mind and then answer. They ask even normal stuff like capitals of countries, Presidents of countries and some speed math which you have to answer instantly
      2-4 rounds: These 3 rounds are stress rounds where they say you are useless and will not have a career if you join this company and they say you are not good at this and that and try to put you in pressure. In pressure they test how your mind works and how smart you think. For example they ask you to see around in room then change topic and ask you to close eyes and ask how many switches are there in room. They give you some situation and will test you how you behave in those conditions. We all know that no interviewer ,how bad the interview is ,will not say you are not good and will not say you will be a failure. So for all the words they say I was just saying to myself that they are just trying to make me feel the pressure and I have also started to enjoy with them. I would definitely say that this was my most enjoyed interview.
      Interview Tips
      Just be yourself. Dont act and keep saying to yourself that they are just saying bad things to make you feel the pressure. Play trade moghul as it reflects your intrest in trading
      Skills

      Skills Tested

      • Speed Math
      General Tips
      Be cool. They are not here to test your english ability. They need people with good math skill and who works under pressure
      Motivation for applying
      Individual performance is directly proportional to the bonus you get.
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      Verity financial analyst interview

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      Santam BaulFresherSelected
      Application
      I was interviewed on-campus at NIT Warangal for Financial Analyst role at Verity
      Interview Process
      Resume Shortlist Technical Interview HR Interview
      Round 1

      Resume Shortlist

      Interview Experience
      All people with cgpa over 7 was shortlisted.
      Interview Tips
      Maintain a cgpa>7 :)
      Round 2

      Technical Interview

      Interview Questions
      • Question 1: What is quenching?
      • Question 2: How will you shape a brittle material?
      • Question 3: What is a lathe machine?
      • Question 4: Which is the most effective form of heat transfer?
      • Question 5: Which is a better fuel coal or petroleum?
      • Question 6: Charle's law, Boyle's Law, Bernoulli's Theorem etc.
      Interview Experience
      They wanted to check if you knew your core subjects for some reason. They asked me around 30 very basic questions like these in less than 10 mins. Answer expected was to the point and concise
      Interview Tips
      Prepare very basic questions. Main thing is confidence . Even if you are not entirely correct, don't stammer or say I want to change my answer, try to justify it smartly.
      Round 3

      HR Interview

      Interview Questions
      • Question 1: Tell me about yourself
      • Question 2: What does your mom and dad do?
      • Question 3: Siblings?
      • Question 4: Your parents will not have any problem if you're working away from home?
      • Question 5: Why not CAT?
      • Question 6: If you could rewind to the first day at NITW, what would you have done differently?
      Interview Experience
      These questions have no right or wrong answers. There's just good and bad answers.
      Interview Tips
      Think twice before answering. "KISS-Keep it short & simple". They just wanted to check if you would last in the company and not wander off within the first few months. So keep a convincing tone in your answers.
      Skills

      Skills Tested

      • Confidence
      • Reaction to pressure
      • Ability to improvise
      • Ability to justify
      General Tips
      Be cool as a cucumber. Brush up basics of your core engineering subjects and you'll slip by easily. Don't stammer and use sophisticated words to prove your point. All the best!
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      XL Dynamics financial analyst interview

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      Shubham ChaturvediFresherSelected
      Application
      I was interviewed on-campus at Hindustan college of science and technology for Financial Analyst role at XL Dynamics
      Interview Process
      Test Case Study Interview Technical + HR Interview
      Round 1

      Test

      No. of Questions
      20 questions
      Test Sections
      • Section 1: Aptitude
      Interview Experience
      Questions were very easy and a person can crack this round very easily.
      Interview Tips
      Don't be in a hurry, ample amount of time is there to solve the questions.
      Round 2

      Case Study Interview

      Interview Questions
      • Question 1: A case study related to US mortgage was given and related articles questions were there to be answered.
      Interview Experience
      Case study was lengthy and it consisted of a reading comprehension from which we had to answer 20 questions.
      Interview Tips
      Case study was the main round in which only few got selected and it was time consuming, so be fast enough to answer at least 90% questions.
      Round 3

      Technical + HR Interview

      Interview Questions
      • Question 1: Technical interview consisted of questions from the case study.
      • Question 2: Basic hr questions were asked like Why should we hire you?
      • Question 3: Being from engineering background, why do you want to shift from your core study?
      • Question 4: What upsets you the most?
      Interview Tips
      Just be straight and simple in answering the questions. Don't try to be diplomatic.
      Skills

      Skills Tested

      • Behavioural Skills
      • Inter Person Communication Skills
      • Aptitude
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      Fortune Global financial analyst interview

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      Abhishek LoiwalFresherSelected
      Application
      I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Bombay for FINANCIAL ANALYST role at Fortune Global
      Interview Process
      Resume Shortlist Test Technical Interview
      Round 1

      Resume Shortlist

      Interview Experience
      Mathematics Courses, Statistics Courses and related projects. Also interest in finance is a plus point. Coding skills and computational software such as MATLAB is another plus point.
      Round 2

      Test

      Duration
      1 hour Minutes
      No. of Questions
      7 questions
      Test Sections
        Interview Experience
        Very challenging, almost impossible to get to answers of every question. They just check your approach. All questions were either based on statistics (regression for example) or algorithmic puzzles.
        Round 3

        Technical Interview

        Interview Questions
          Interview Experience
          A combination of Technical as well as HR interview. Was asked to go through every technical point in my resume, and was asked a few question here and there
          Interview Tips
          Be sure to know each thing in your resume well.
          Skills

          Skills Tested

          • Statistics
          • Mathematics
          • Coding
          • Computational software
          Skill Tips
          Also an interest in finance
          General Tips
          1: Be Confident.

          2: Keep Smiling.

          3: Do not be Panic.

          4: Remember they are here to hire you but not reject you.

          5: Do not loose hope.

          6: Believe at yourself.

          7: Start preparing early.

          8: Do demo interviews with your friend.
          Motivation for applying
          Every body joins a comapny for making a software or earning money. But I was always motivated to MAKE MONEY. I have taken this job because they have very extensive work in Share Market and they have lots of MBA from IIM's, Lots of CAs, CS. Thats why i have choosen Edelweiss. I have rejected epic System USA for this profile.
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          Goldman Sachs financial analyst internship interview

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          KarthikFresherSelected
          Application
          I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Financial Analyst role at Goldman Sachs
          Interview Process
          Resume Shortlist Test Group Discussion Problem Statement Technical Interview
          Round 1

          Resume Shortlist

          Interview Experience
          GS didn't shortlist based on resume. Nevertheless it's good to have a good one.
          Interview Tips
          Do highlight the important ones and put legit points
          Round 2

          Test

          Duration
          90 Minutes
          No. of Questions
          GS questions
          Test Sections
          • Section 1: Quantitative analysis
          • Section 2: Data analysis
          • Section 3: Computer science
          Interview Experience
          The standard of the test was very good . it was a good experience
          Interview Tips
          Probability has a heavy weightage among the topics covered
          Round 3

          Group Discussion

          Interview Experience
          No gd fire GS
          Round 4

          Problem Statement

          Round 5

          Technical Interview

          Interview Questions
            Interview Experience
            GS just had tech interviews and it was rigorous.
            Interview Tips
            It's important to be strong in concepts of probability and statistics.
            Skills

            Skills Tested

            • Probability
            Skill Tips
            Try taking the course offered in the institute.
            General Tips
            Don't crack under pressure on the interview.
            Motivation for applying
            GS deals with complex mathematical model which is my prime area of interest.
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            Barclays Technology Centre India financial analyst internship interview

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            KannanFresherSelected
            Application
            I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Financial Analyst role at Barclays Technology Centre India
            Interview Process
            Technical Interview
            Round 1

            Technical Interview

            Interview Questions
            • Question 1: Questions from resume about computer science or IT related points
            Interview Experience
            After the customary " Tell my about Yourself" and "Why Barclays?", I was asked about my previous internship ( which was in IT domain ) and an android game that I had made. I just explained both of them completely and gave the interviewer a demo of my game.
            Interview Tips
            Having points in your resume (projects, internships etc.) that prove your coding aptitude definitely helps. Explain everything completely with full clarity along with all the steps you took, the things you learned and most importantly the difficulties faces and how you overcame them. ( I spoke for 15 to 20 mins straight)
            Skills

            Skills Tested

            • Big Data Analytics
            • Analytical Skills
            • Basic Coding
            • IT Skills
            • Ability To Deliver On A Project
            Skill Tips
            You mostly wont be tested on coding if you have projects as a proof of your skill.
            General Tips
            Speak confidently and be positive. Also shake your interviewer's hand.
            Motivation for applying
            Global exposure, best in terms of stipend and other facilities.
            Funny Moments
            I had to run all the way back to my hostel mid interview as I wasn't having my game in my phone initially.
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            Ernst & Young financial analyst interview

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            AnonymousExperiencedSelected
            Interview Process
            Group Discussion Technical Interview Case Study Interview Stress Interview
            Round 1

            Group Discussion

            Group Discussion Topic
            Swach bharat
            Interview Experience
            It was really nice. Learnt from others and also analysed the thinking of others on how they wish to do betterment for our nation.
            Interview Tips
            In gd. Always be confident and speak. Don't try to prove your point in an aggressive manner but also try to stick to your point. Most importantly , listening skills must be build before you attend a gd.
            Round 2

            Technical Interview

            Interview Questions
            • Question 1: About finance and banking
            Interview Experience
            They went through my resume and asked me on my financial skills.
            Interview Tips
            Brush up your knowledge first before attending the technical round
            Round 3

            Case Study Interview

            Interview Questions
              Round 4

              Stress Interview

              Interview Questions
                Interview Experience
                Stress interview was taken by hr head where he kept asking back to back questions. Few were related to finance and others were general. Gave me situations where in I have to decide the course of action to be taken.
                Interview Tips
                Finish your point and be polite. Stress interview is to not only see your knowledge but also how you react or behave during the stress situation.
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                D. E. Shaw & Co. - Investment Firm financial analyst internship interview

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                ArjunFresherSelected
                Application
                I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Financial Analyst role at D. E. Shaw & Co. - Investment Firm
                Interview Process
                Test Group Discussion Technical Interview HR Interview
                Round 1

                Test

                Duration
                60 Minutes
                No. of Questions
                2 questions
                Test Sections
                • Section 1: Coding Test
                Interview Experience
                Was quite easy
                Interview Tips
                Just be familiar with the hackerrank interface and with the programming language you are planning to use
                Round 2

                Group Discussion

                Duration
                12 Minutes
                Group Discussion Topic
                IOT prospective investments
                Round 3

                Technical Interview

                Interview Questions
                  Round 4

                  HR Interview

                  Interview Questions
                  • Question 1: Tell me something about yourself?
                  • Question 2: What are your weaknesses ?
                  Skills

                  Skills Tested

                  • Probability And Statistics
                  • Algorithms And Data Structures
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                  Goldman Sachs financial analyst internship interview

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                  K. Vinod ReddyFresherSelected
                  Application
                  I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Financial Analyst role at Goldman Sachs
                  Interview Process
                  Resume Shortlist Test Puzzle Interview
                  Round 1

                  Resume Shortlist

                  Round 2

                  Test

                  Duration
                  90 Minutes
                  No. of Questions
                  20 questions
                  Test Sections
                  • Section 1: Probabilty
                  • Section 2: Programming
                  • Section 3: Machine Learning
                  Interview Tips
                  Concentrate on one topic properly
                  Round 3

                  Puzzle Interview

                  Interview Questions
                  • Question 1: 25 horses puzzle
                  Skills

                  Skills Tested

                  • Basic Coding
                  • Logical Reasoning
                  • Aptitude
                  • Probabiity
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