Nomura wholesale strategy analyst interview
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Wholesale Strategy Analyst role at Nomura
Interview Interview Interview Interview Interview
- Question 1: Why do you want to join Nomura?
- Question 2: What are the different segments of IB?
- Question 3: What do u think your will be in the given profile?
- Question 4: Why are u shifting from your engineering background ?
- Question 5: Why is your CGPA less?
To whatever reply u give they would say that there exists one more company with all the qualities u have previously mentioned that are present in Nomura. They would try to generalize your view and try complicating the situation, In the end they gave me a hypothetical company with all the qualities Nomura has and is better than it and asked whether I would move to it? I said YES!My CGPA was 7.8 and it is considered as less but I have been improving from 1st sem and shown this as how adaptable I have become over a period of time- So prepare for everything; Know your weakness and have valid reasons for itThey expect some Finance in your resume and grill u on that; Resume preparation is a MUST!- It should be explained in IB perspective .
Be logical, dont be foolish by just repeating your points on and on!
- Question 1: Suggest a way to flipkart owner(one of the interviewers) whether he should acquire Jabong?
Typical M&A case study. The interviewer looks like he is not listening to u he will be chatting/drinking coffee other interviewer will just stare at you.. Be confident on what you say and try to answer all the questions backed by data or assumptions. State them clearly while solving the case studyThey expect some Finance in your resume and grill u on that; Resume preparation is a MUST!- It should be explained in IB perspective
Listen to Victor Cheng Videos- it's a must!PRACTICE case studies- it doesn't mean that u just read them, ask your friend to be interviewer and start solving the problem.
- Question 1: mod(x-10)+mod(x+10)+mod(x-5)+mod(x+5)=30; Solution of X?
- Question 2: If a stick is cut 2 times what is the probability that it would form a triangle?
I have drawn the graph and was little confused and trying to understand the logic. The interviewer helped me by removing the two terms and asked its sum, that is when I realized that mod(x-a)+mod(x+a)=2a; So it's a happy ending!They expect some Finance in your resume and grill u on that; Resume preparation is a MUST!- It should be explained in IB perspective
Prepare basic logic problems and be comfortable while answering the questions; believe that u can get it!
- Question 1: Want to start a old age home business in 2-3 years in India, What is your approach?
They were trying to confuse me in the beginning and it looked like a stress interview; but later they helped me when I am going in the wrong direction. Try to point out all possible factors (write the down!) and explain the reason behind the numbers u have chosenThey expect some Finance in your resume and grill u on that; Resume preparation is a MUST!- It should be explained in IB perspective.
Know basic figures: like population; working people; old people and popular government schemes,
- Question 1: Tell me your background
It's a very friendly round. If u have come till this point that means you are selected. they just want to know u more. None my of friends are rejected because of HR round. They just look for confidence and tell you the real problems u generally face in the work and r u okay with it?
Be normal and be confident.
- Handling Stress situations
- Being Logical
The environment WILL NOT be comfortable but be comfortable and show your confidence
- Heard on Wall Street,
- Case in point,
- Victor Chenge Videos,
- Principle of Economics,
- Probability Theory,
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