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KPMG Associate consultant interview

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Krishna TejaFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Delhi for Associate consultant role at KPMG
Interview Process
Resume Shortlist Guesstimate Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Resume Shortlist

Interview Experience
There were many profiles in KPMG for which they wanted to recruit - Strategy and operations consulting, Edu Analyst, etc. Since there was no test conducted for any of these profiles, they directly shortlisted through resume. There seemed to be a CGPA cutoff of 7 looking at the list of candidates who have been called for further rounds.
Round 2

Guesstimate Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Tell us about yourself?
  • Question 2: Some Questions on the work i did in my college, which is there on my resume?
  • Question 3: Estimate the no. of affordable homes (according to New govt. project) that will be needed to be constructed in Andhra Pradesh?
Interview Experience
This interview was taken by 2 people. People generally prepare for puzzles, case studies, guesstimates, etc through out the semester. But frankly i went on to sit for these campus placements with very less preparation on any of these.So i was a bit worried on how i can pull of an interview without all of that! What i did realize from the entire experience - from mine and that of my friends, is that the questions given in the interviews are not really tough. One can solve them if he just thinks through the problem there and then itself- without thinking that I have not done this earlier, i didn't prepare, etc. I did do some mistakes while solving the problem, but they helped me to correct them in the process and arrive at the solution.
Interview Tips
Here again as everyone say, YES, What they are looking at is the way you are structuring or solving the problem. How much are you comfortable with numbers, pulling off simple calculations with that, etc. Having said all of that above, about preparation, BUT it does help and a bit of practice earlier only makes one feel more confident for the interview!
Good communication skills is always a plus for any interview. The way you tell about yourself, the work you did, etc. And this is something that any company expects now in the age we live in.
Round 3

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Tell us about yourself?
  • Question 2: Why do you want to choose consulting now as your career option?
  • Question 3: What kind of skills do you think you have suitable for that? Tell us 5?
  • Question 4: Having said perseverance as 1 quality, they asked me to tell 10 components of a mobile tower? I can use my mobile connection and tell in 3 min!!!
  • Question 5: Do you want to do MBA after this?
  • Question 6: You seem to have done a lot of Marketing? What have you done here when you worked as ......?
  • Question 7: Discussion on my love for travelling? Where have you been, etc!
  • Question 8: What is so special about Delhi since you have been here since 4 years?
  • Question 9: Preferred place of posting? Will you even go to Calcutta?
Interview Experience
This interview was taken by 3 people, which is enough to make anyone a bit nervous when you have a panel interviewing rather than a single person. Even i was! Also they were trying to create a STRESS environment by countering most of the things i said or questioning them even more. They were also friendly at the same time. I didn't have prepared answers for any of the questions asked, i was just very honest with them on what i really felt about each one of them. And if there is one thing i learnt from all the interviews - 3 in total that i faced, being honest and confident is the key to crack to the interviews. I think that way i sort of started building a connect with them with the really HONEST answers that i gave them - something that i believed in truly! So they liked me that way.
Interview Tips
Being prepared again with a few basic questions about yourself will help. Like knowing your strengths, why do u want to do that job, etc. It will anyways be helpful to know about yourself through these questions. But be prepared to get any kind of question in this kind of HR interview. Just be Honest. I very much believe in this " Dil ki baat dil pe hi lagti hai" :) :P
Look into the eyes of the panel when you are speaking. Helps build connect with them. Present yourself just the way you are. I m sure, They ll love you! One easy technique to get over these nervousness and all of that is start feeling the panel as someone like your friend, family, etc whom you are just meeting and telling YOUR STORY in those 30-40 min, that will ease out of a lot of things.
Skills

Skills Tested

  • Problem solving
  • How you are structuring a problem!
  • Mental Math
  • Number crunching
Resources

Preparation materials

Books
  • CAT books,
  • Case in Point,
General Tips
Although this company didnt take a test. But generally most of the companies did take a test. So prepare for them. Prepare through CAT books, it is enough. Practice can be done on the net as well.For interviews prepare for Guesstimates, Case study and look into some standard puzzles. For case study prep, "Case in point" is the best and will suffice! Others- Guesstimates and puzzles can be looked up for on the net.



Preparation (which will help you be confident as well) + Honesty + Communication skills is the key!!!
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KPMG Consultant internship interview

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AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIM Lucknow for Consultant role at KPMG
Interview Process
Case Study Interview Case Study Interview Case Study Interview
Round 1

Case Study Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Tell me about yourself.
  • Question 2: Do you know about the work that KPMG does?
  • Question 3: Experience at IIM Lucknow.
  • Question 4: Describe the project that you did at ZS Associates.
  • Question 5: Personal goals in life .
Interview Experience
Case: Samsung has come up to you with a business proposition i.e. they want to start an insurance company for electronic goods. How will you help them?
Analysis: The only thing they were looking was how you structure your analysis and your line of thinking.
I started with asking questions about the new business model to extract some information like target customers,, how is the value proposition different from a warranty, how much can Samsung expect to charge its customers for insurance.
My first step was to analyze the business model and establish the financial feasibility. This was followed by target customers – who are the target customers and are they sufficient to justify investment and why will they be interested in our product. Third step was to deal with operational issues of providing this product.

Case 2: A foreign bank wants to open its branch in India. They have hired you as a consultant. How will you approach this?
Analysis: My first step was to inquire about the bank. So I asked them about their current scale of operations, countries where they are operating, their market share and reputation among clients.
I then explored what are the different areas of banking where the bank can start its operations and based on the answers to above questions, narrowed down on 1 area.
Next step was to deal with operational issues, how they will start operations. I focused on 2 questions in this:
1. Who will be the customers immediately after starting?
2. How will be getting those customers and build trustworthy relationship with them?
After an approach was finalized to start operations, I also briefly discussed how they will proceed in short term to expand their business in India.
Round 2

Case Study Interview

Interview Questions
    Interview Experience
    Case: You want to open a petrol pump. Proceed.
    Analysis: In this case, my questions were not answered and I was told that it is your business, make necessary assumptions. So I took up 3-4 options like highways, a busy market in a city and similar other options. Then I followed a guesstimate approach for calculating the demand in these locations. Comparison of demand or revenues with investment gave me the best possible option for the petrol pump.
    Round 3

    Case Study Interview

    Interview Questions
      Interview Experience
      Case: A US car manufacturer wants to setup a plant in India. You are hired as a consultant. Help them.
      Analysis:
      I started with stating my assumptions to make sure that all of us are working in the same framework. My assumptions were:
      1. They already export their cars to India: This helped me to simplify my case as now I am aware of my target customers and what is my position in the market. Also I know how my product is viewed in Indian market.
      2. It is amongst the biggest car manufacturers of US: This simplified the problem of establishing trust among customers as the company was a big brand name and enjoyed a good position in the market.
      So I started with the reasons of investing in India. Possible reason can be increase in demand and lost sales because imports are not able to meet demand or increase in competition and therefore for reducing costs, I have to operate in India rather than import my cars. I stated all the possible reasons and assumed one reason to be the valid one for further analysis. Let‟s say the reason is increase in competition.
      So we have decided that the motive of investing in India is to reduce costs. Now next step was to decide on a location that will help me in this regard. So I looked at 2 possibilities for this.
      1. My customers are uniformly spread throughout India. In this case, my only concern about the location will be investment costs i.e. cost of land, cost of setting up a plant etc. and the tax rebate that I will get from state government.
      2. I have most of my customers located in a particular area. In this case, I must strike a balance between above mentioned investment costs and my logistics costs i.e. plant must be located close to my biggest market.
      Since the reason for investing in India is increased competition, my last step was to analyze how I will use my cost savings to deal with competition. I analyzed pros and cons of different options mentioned below:
      1. Increase my marketing budget to attract customers
      2. Decrease prices by passing on the savings in manufacturing to customers
      3. A mix of both the strategies
      Interview Tips
      Case analysis is very important. Make sure that you prepare a structure and show them the structure of analysis before starting.
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      KPMG Analyst (it advisory) interview

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      Ashwini KolteExperiencedSelected
      Application
      I Applied for job through Campus placement drive for Analyst (it advisory) role at KPMG
      Interview Process
      Resume Shortlist Group Discussion Other Interview Other Interview
      Round 1

      Resume Shortlist

      Interview Experience
      KPMG visited my college campus for the placement drive and our resumes were sent to the firm prior to the actual placement drive. The criteria they were looking for was not known to us, however almost everyone above a decent score (around 65% aggregate) and an internship or any co-curricular and extra-curricular activities in the resume got through this round.
      Interview Tips
      Mention internships and important achievements separately in a separate section to highlight them. Keep the format of the resume simple and consistent.
      Round 2

      Group Discussion

      Duration
      10 Minutes
      Group Discussion Topic
      Smart work vs hard work
      Interview Experience
      Groups of approx. 10 were made. Topics given were very general. Mine was ‘Smart work versus hard work’. Midway, they asked a group of 5 among us to speak for the notion and other 5 against the notion. After 5 minutes, we were asked to switch the sides and speak accordingly. At the end of GD everyone was asked to conclude individually. In all 12 were shortlisted for the interviews from a group of around 45.
      Interview Tips
      Speak enough to get attention of the panel. Concluding the discussion in just one sentence is very challenging and important.
      Round 3

      Other Interview

      Interview Questions
        Interview Experience
        The first question is usually “Tell me about yourself”, and this is the most important question. It determines where your interview will go. I told them about my education, extra curricular and stressed on my awards and internship. I had an internship in finance, Trade Finance to be specific. So my interview was majorly based on it. They asked me to tell everything that I learned in the internship. Whichever terms I mentioned, I was asked to explain them in the next question.
        KPMG also conducts a competition and I had participated and won in a similar competition by another institute. I was asked to give details about it. Whatever you tell them, be sure that you know each and every term that you mention.
        They gave me a scenario and asked to find solution for it. It was finance related since I had mentioned an internship in that field. Also, at that time, rupee was in a bad state, they asked me why is it so and what are the reasons.
        They also asked about my final year project. No technicality, but you should be able to give them a clear idea. What is my role in the project and other general questions.
        Interview Tips
        Know your resume thoroughly. Speak fluently and in a convincing manner.
        Round 4

        Other Interview

        Interview Questions
          Interview Experience
          Only two of us were shortlisted for second round. It was not an HR round. A person with higher position in the firm usually takes this interview, in my case, it was the Director. All resume based questions were asked. What all did you organize and what were your positions of responsibility. Internship related questions were asked. What did I learn. He asked me about my family, where do I stay, where do my siblings stay n what do they do. He asked me whether I read newspaper, I said no, since I am not really fond of it. But keep myself updated now and then. He then asked about my hobbies. Be careful with what you say. You should know all the latest news about the particular thing. I said cooking, so I was asked ‘Do you know who passed away recently?” I didn’t know. But since I had earlier said I don’t read newspapers, it saved me. Be honest, the company is very particular about it.
          Interview Tips
          Be honest and confident while you speak
          Skills

          Skills Tested

          • English fluency
          Skill Tips
          The job profile demands a lot of interaction with people outside the firm. It is important to speak clearly and fluently in both group discussion and interview. You don't have to be good with big words, but definitely good with basic English.
          General Tips
          Try for an internship while you still can in any company. It will surely give you an edge. If not, your profile must have something different apart from just academics. We didn’t have Aptitude test.

          Know what is happening around, it will help you in group discussion. Work on communication skills, since the profile will be client facing.

          Motivation for applying
          KPMG being one of the Big Fours is a major motivating factor.

          Another reason was a non technical job profile.
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          KPMG Analyst interview

          11.6k views
          AnonymousFresherSelected
          Application
          I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Analyst role at KPMG
          Interview Process
          Resume Shortlist Group Discussion Technical Interview HR Interview Other Interview
          Round 1

          Resume Shortlist

          Interview Experience
          There was no aptitude test, only resume screening, out of that 120 people were shortlisted.
          Round 2

          Group Discussion

          Group Discussion Topic
          100 days of NAMO headed in right direction or not.
          Interview Experience
          General topics were given. Everyone was praising NAMO so just to stand out, I decided to go against the motion and it worked. The main catch in the GD was each group had 8 members but time allotted for discussion was only 5 minutes so you might get only a few opportunities to speak so prepare solid concrete points so that you stand out from the others, lay them out effectively and you will clear the round easily. After GD 12 people were shortlisted for forensics
          Interview Tips
          Take the center seat if possible. If you start the discussion, do so with proper topic(it may seem stupid now but people do make mistakes in that as well). Don’t try and dominate from early stages of discussion. Give everyone a chance to speak(not at a cost of your own turn though). Your nature in the discussion(aggressive or a team player) should depend on the type of job description. At the end you should have stated one concrete point don’t just talk without any sense it does not help at all.
          Round 3

          Technical Interview

          Interview Questions
          • Question 1: what do you know about networking?
          • Question 2: what do you know about virtualization?
          • Question 3: what is cloud?(i assumed he meant cloud computing here)
          • Question 4: Tell me about any one of your projects or internships?
          • Question 5: How proficient are you with MS excel?
          Interview Experience
          There were no 'ice breaker' questions straightaway tech questions.
          Interview Tips
          Select one language you want to be perfect at, know the basics of others as well. I had selected C asmy language.In general I was preparing from the standard textbooks (Let us c,Test our C skills and others)Solve each and every problem in the book clear your concepts thoroughly. I preferred leaving the coding part for the later stages of my preparation as I had focused first on clearing my aptitude test and then on my interview(coding was required at the interview and not for aptitude test).
          Round 4

          HR Interview

          Interview Questions
          • Question 1: Tell me about your family background?
          • Question 2: Given a choice between KPMG and a company X How likely is it that you will take up the job here?
          • Question 3: Sell me this pen?
          • Question 4: There is a lot of travelling involved are you comfortable with it?
          • Question 5: This job will involve interacting with clients who might be very rude...how comfortable are you dealing with such people?
          Interview Experience
          The interview kept on shuffling between the Tech guy and the HR lady so that was a good sign.5 people were shortlisted after this round.
          Round 5

          Other Interview

          Interview Questions
          • Question 1: Tell me about your technical project in 1 minute?
          • Question 2: why KPMG?
          • Question 3: Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
          • Question 4: What is software licensing?
          Interview Experience
          Interview with the director. This was a telephonic interview since the director was unable to reach the campus.Most of the questions were repeated from the previous rounds.
          Skills

          Skills Tested

          • Soft Skills
          Skill Tips
          It doesn't matter how good the product is you can't sell it. Your soft skills help you present yourself in front of the recruiters. This cannot be developed overnight, you need to have consistent practice for the GD and the interview. Some of the tips for Interviews: Never Say ‘NO’ or ‘I don’t know’ in an interview, say you don’t remember or are not clear on the concept a direct ‘NO’ places you on the defensive. NEVER LIE, this is an interview not our viva,the person sitting in front of you is much more experienced in spotting liars and much more smart then we are. Show some respect. Prepare the answers to standard questions Be prepared to be grilled on anything and everything on your resume so don’t give false facts in that.
          Resources

          Preparation materials

          Books
          • R.S. Agarwal,
          General Tips
          Your resume introduces you to the interviewer before you do it yourself so work hard onit.DO NOT copy some templates from the internet, design one for yourself. Avoid cluttering it withuseless facts. Design one for each profile accordingly.
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          KPMG Associate consultant interview

          11.3k views
          AnonymousFresherNot Selected
          Application
          I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Kanpur for Associate consultant role at KPMG
          Interview Process
          Group Discussion Case Study Interview Puzzle Interview HR Interview
          Round 1

          Group Discussion

          Group Discussion Topic
          “In the parliament there is a debate on whether they should cut the subsidy for the IITs because the students take up non core jobs or move out of India without serving the nation”
          Interview Experience
          We were supposed to come up with a solution whether this subsidy cut should take place or not. Initially everyone was given 1 minute to speak, 12 people in the group and I was the 10th to speak, this gave me sufficient time to think but on the same hand I had to make sure that I say something which the 9 people before me haven’t spoken, so it was a bit tricky. After that the floor was open for discussion for 10 minutes, make it a point that this is not a debate so its not necessary that you take a positions for or against the topic, I had made points both in the favor of the issue and against it and it was appreciated by the moderators.
          Round 2

          Case Study Interview

          Interview Questions
            Interview Experience
            I had to tell something about myself in not more than 45 seconds, so I focused more on my extra curricular activities and the volunteering work instead of academic achievements which I felt most of the other candidates too had a decent one.

            Case: “Delhi airport has a terminal which is being utilized only upto 60% of its potential, still the authorities are planning to make a new terminal, what could be the reason behind it.” There can be numerous reasons to this, I gave a few good reasons and I was through. Like, the international flights are concentrated on a particular time of the day like at the night or early in the morning so during that time only one terminal might not be sufficient. Having more terminals would reduce the transit time and that will result in an efficient use of the runway and would smoothen the air traffic. I gave only these two reasons and tried to explain it in detail.
            Round 3

            Puzzle Interview

            Interview Questions
              Interview Experience
              It was only me to whom a puzzle was asked and the interviewer assured me that he won't evaluate me on this. The puzzle was “there are 10 lions and a sheep on a lonely green island, sheep can eat grass and survive, lions can also survive on grass but that is they would like to do the least. Lions can eat the sheep but the catch is that which ever lion eats the sheep would turn into a sheep, now I am one of the lions so will I eat the sheep? Assume that all the lions are equally intelligent.” Although I had no clue how to solve this but I went ahead with the problem logically and the interviewer helped me, at the end I answered the question. There could be some tricky answers also to such questions which one should definitely say if you can think of any, like I said that “in the minds of all the lions there would be an element of fear for eating the sheep so I would think a step ahead and eat the sheep and the other lions
              don't eat me due to this fear in their minds.”
              Round 4

              HR Interview

              Interview Questions
                Interview Experience
                As soon as I entered the interviewer said “I remember you”, this was because we had some exchange of views during the ppt. In this round they made all the nine candidates solve the same case. It was about the truck industry in US, I was shown some data and graphs related to various business sectors in the industry and was asked to interpret things like why the profit margins are different in any two sectors, what would be the effect if a Japanese player comes in etc. To answer this having a basic knowledge of the terminologies would help a lot.
                Skills

                Skills Tested

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                  KPMG Analyst interview

                  10.9k views
                  AnonymousFresherSelected
                  Application
                  I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Analyst role at KPMG
                  Interview Process
                  Resume Shortlist Group Discussion Case Study Interview HR Interview
                  Round 1

                  Resume Shortlist

                  Interview Experience
                  Based on a cut off of 7.5
                  Round 2

                  Group Discussion

                  Group Discussion Topic
                  Life without Zero
                  Interview Experience
                  5-7 minutes.Abstract topic, so open ended. Within logical boundaries you could be as creative as possible. The discussion went from  importance of binary system to philosophical bearings of "its all relative".  We had to sum up key points discussed towards the end of GD with positives and negatives of "life without zero".
                  Interview Tips
                  Don'ts:Never look at the moderator while making your point, always engage your colleagues.Never interrupt other person midway, if the moderator is sensible enough, everyone would get chance to make their point.Dos:You don't always have to jump to start the GD, but try to put across your points articulately when your turn comes.Always bring a pen and Paper to GD (In case they don't provide) to note down your point of view on the topic.If possible, try to set the tone of the GD in the beginning by pointing out different aspects that can be discussed. (You might get brownie points for that)
                  Round 3

                  Case Study Interview

                  Interview Questions
                  • Question 1: India- Market Entry Strategy for a Greentech company with focus on Solar Energy
                  Interview Experience
                  This round was lasted for around half an hour. I had interned in a Private Equity Research firm focusing on greentech. So they picked up a case from my resume. (This might happen, so be thorough with your internships). They will look for you ability to break-down a problem statement to smaller streams, multidimensional  approach and clarity in thought process.
                  Interview Tips
                  1. Reiterate the problem statement before you start solving the case 2. Think out loud with possible approaches, solutions, etc and pros and cons for each one3. Summarize at the end
                  Round 4

                  HR Interview

                  Interview Questions
                    Interview Experience
                    Lasted for almost an hour.Typical questions like1. Tell me something about yourself2. Why consulting and KPMG3. Long term goals and how KPMG fits in 4. 3 things you feel you need to improve upon
                    Interview Tips
                    "Tell me something about yourself" sets the tone for this round so be prepared with a quick 2-3 minutes response to steer the discussion towards the points you want to highlight from your resume. 
                    A few stress interview questions. Make sure you take your time to answer without panicking.
                    Skills

                    Skills Tested

                    • Problem Solving
                    Resources

                    Preparation materials

                    Books
                    • Case in point,
                    • How to move mount fiji ,
                    General Tips
                    1. Be clear on what type of companies you want to apply (Core, Consult, Fin, etc) and why2. Don't fall pray to peer pressure. Company-candidate fit is the most important thing from long term perspective.

                    3. Be thorough with your resume and story line4. Practice HR questions with your wing mates
                    Motivation for applying
                    I was interested working in consult to begin my career, as it gives you good exposure across companies, sectors, you get to interact with different kinds of people and yea you get to travel.
                    Funny Moments
                    One of the consultant who had come down for tech rounds interacted with me outside the room and we had a chat on Saarang and Cricket for a while. Helped me settle down quickly during the interview.
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                    KPMG Senior consultant interview

                    7.9k views
                    AnonymousExperiencedSelected
                    Application
                    I Applied for job through Walk-in for Senior consultant role at KPMG
                    Interview Process
                    Case Study Interview HR Interview
                    Round 1

                    Case Study Interview

                    Interview Questions
                    • Question 1: How would you evaluate a company in telecom infrastructure domain for possible attractiveness for buy-out by a PE fund?
                    Interview Experience
                    I asked him to explain the business model for telecom infrastructure company. He asked me back as to what I think of the sector. I explained my understanding of the sector. He was not very happy with my sector understanding. Then he interrupted me and asked me as to what are the value drivers of this sector which you would like to advise to the PE firm who is looking for a buy-out. I started with more theoretical approach of explaining the revenue drivers, the cost drivers etc. He did not like the approach a whole lot and asked me in desperation “ Given two companies A and B in this sector, how would you value them and decide to chose which one to buy” . I said I would like to do an NPV analysis and tried to structure it by saying that I would calculate the FCF and the discount rate. He gave the revenue number and the capex for the first year. I started to jot them down so as to start with my valuation. I asked for the numbers of second year onwards and he said that he has given enough information for me to make the decision. I was not very sure how to approach ahead. Then with slight frustration, he asked me as to why should they hire me. This was the first time I had the opportunity to present some strengths of mine and I rattled the prepared answer which was a mix of my personal strengths and the fact that I had worked in technology sector and hence could bring in the domain knowledge from the sector into the deals. He asked me why not IT consulting? I explained him the fact that I wanted to get a broader domain experience of how businesses are run while IT consulting would not give me that broad an experience without bad mouthing IT consulting. At this point the interview ended.
                    Interview Tips
                    Understanding of some of the key domains help. Though I did build perspective on some of the domains, but clearly missed on this one. I should have done more research on KPMG’s way of interviewing. The SCI arm had recently started in India and this was the first time SCI interviewed. So a good understanding of the interview process would have helped. Please go prepared with some understanding of what kind of case questions would the company ask for. Not every company would be interested in giving cases like the ones given by Mckinsey, BCG etc. Outcome Yes, surprisingly possibly because of IIT brand name on the resume. Seems like the interviewer might have had some bias for that or the fact that the interviewer was frustrated by not being able to spot too many interviewees with good domain understanding.
                    Round 2

                    HR Interview

                    Interview Questions
                    • Question 1: Tell me about yourself.
                    • Question 2: Where are you from? The interviewer also turned out to be from the same place and we had some chit chat around that. This helped me relax.
                    • Question 3: Why KPMG?
                    • Question 4: Why ISB?
                    Interview Experience
                    I was able to build a personal connect with the interviewer and it helped me become very relaxed especially after the first interview.
                    Skills

                    Skills Tested

                    • Case Solving Ability
                    • Case Analysis
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                    KPMG Summer intern interview

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                    AnonymousExperiencedSelected
                    Application
                    I Applied for job through Walk-in for Summer intern role at KPMG
                    Interview Process
                    Problem Statement Case Study Interview
                    Round 1

                    Problem Statement

                    Round 2

                    Case Study Interview

                    Interview Questions
                    • Question 1: I proposed that since machinery has not been replaced since years, quality of products has degraded. Secondly, competitors have reduced their prices by outsourcing it to countries like China.
                    • Question 2: Analyse it by separating life insurance, general insurance and fire and damage insurance. Give inputs on mode of delivery (online mode is not very feasible in Indian scenario). Also, take into account role of brokers and agents in case of fire and damage insurance.
                    Interview Experience
                    I was able to provide solutions to first 2 cases and the interviewers looked satisfied but couldn’t do well in third case. Was not able to provide a good solution to third case
                    Skills

                    Skills Tested

                    • Case Solving Ability
                    • Case Analysis
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                    KPMG Financial risk analyst interview

                    10.2k views
                    AnonymousFresherSelected
                    Application
                    I was interviewed on-campus at Hindu College for Financial risk analyst role at KPMG
                    Interview Process
                    Test Group Discussion Other Interview
                    Round 1

                    Test

                    Duration
                    45 Minutes
                    No. of Questions
                    30 questions
                    Test Sections
                    • Section 1: Aptitude
                    Round 2

                    Group Discussion

                    Group Discussion Topic
                    if FDI in retail is brought in India will it bring a boom for farmers or not
                    Interview Experience
                    Every one started very fiercely with the GD trying to prove their point right. I gave my points stating the short run outcome and long run outcome and therefore speaking initially for the motion and then against it. the game changer in GD round was the end of the GD where they asked me to give a short summary of the gd. ( this generally means that the jury felt that you have not spoken much and want to listen more to you so that a decision can be made.) after my turn their was another candidate which was asked to sum up the g.d to which in turn I replied taking the jury's permission and I concluded in the G.D.
                    Interview Tips
                    So GDs are the most tricky rounds in a recruitment process because you don't know what the recruiter is looking for in the candidate their. try to come in the limelight for the right reasons.   I was selected for the job directly from the GD round.
                    Round 3

                    Other Interview

                    Interview Questions
                      Interview Experience
                      It was a partner interview.. normal questions were asked about - what have you done. and if travelling is a problem for you.
                      Skills

                      Skills Tested

                        General Tips
                        Do not lie to a recruiter.  Just be yourself.
                        Funny Moments
                        there were 40 people who sit for the GD round . 8 got through for the next round ( my name was not there. ) which was a PI. all my good friends made It to that list of 8 people and then only two were selected out of those 8. the day ended , recruiters went back home and sent a list of three candidates which had the name of 2 selected candidates and my name which were selected for the final interview with the partner, it was funny how none of my best frds could not make it even after giving 2 more interviews than me . :p
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                        KPMG Consultant internship interview

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                        Application
                        I was interviewed on-campus at IIM Lucknow for Consultant role at KPMG
                        Interview Process
                        Case Study Interview Case Study Interview
                        Round 1

                        Case Study Interview

                        Interview Questions
                        • Question 1: Why Consulting?
                        • Question 2: Why KPMG? What are your expectations from the internship programme?
                        • Question 3: What would you do for conflict resolution?
                        Interview Experience
                        Case:A company which has a market share of 60% saw reduction in its revenue for last 3 years due to intense price competition. Competitors are reducing prices and the company is not able to compete since cost of production is higher than prices quoted by competitors. Machinery employed for production is old and labor costs have been rising over years. Customers have been very loyal to the product.

                        Analysis:I proposed that since machinery has not been replaced since years, quality of products has degraded. Secondly, competitors have reduced their prices by outsourcing it to countries like China.
                        Interview Tips
                        Read case carefully
                        Round 2

                        Case Study Interview

                        Interview Questions
                          Interview Experience
                          Case 1:A multinational insurance company wants to enter into Indian market. They offer life insurance, general insurance and fire and damage insurance. Company has been offering insurance in its parent country through online mode.
                          Analysis:Analyse it by separating life insurance, general insurance and fire and damage insurance. Give inputs on mode of delivery (online mode is not very feasible in Indian scenario). Also, take into account role of brokers and agents in case of fire and damage insurance.
                          Case 2:A company wants to set up an automobile manufacturing unit in India. Do a cost-benefit analysis for the company. I was not allowed to ask questions in this round.
                          Analysis: I tried to analyse this case taking into account factors like location, government regulations, market size, availability of labor, transportation etc. ( Time limit : 3 minutes )

                          Interview Tips
                          Ask questions and try to get as much information as possible. Communicate
                          your answers to interviewers and keep them involved.
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