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KPMG Analyst interview

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Neha KalsekarFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Analyst role at KPMG
Interview Process
Resume Shortlist Group Discussion Technical Interview Paragraph writing Other Interview
Round 1

Resume Shortlist

Interview Experience
We had no Aptitude test. Students were shortlisted directly for GD round on the basis of their resume.
Round 2

Group Discussion

Group Discussion Topic
Can business and ethics coexist?
Interview Experience
Group Discussion: Groups of approx. 10 were made. Topics given were very general. At the end of GD everyone was asked to conclude individually for 2 minutes.In all 11 were shortlisted for the interviews.
Round 3

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Tell me about yourself?
Interview Experience
They asked me about my projects, internship and why I see myself at KPMG. 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.5 were shortlisted for the next round.
Round 4

Paragraph writing

Interview Experience
Each one of us was asked to write a short paragraph on some random topic.
Round 5

Other Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: What all did you organize and what were your positions of responsibility?
  • Question 2: Tell us about your family?
Interview Experience
It was not an HR round. A person with higher position in the firm usually takes this interview, in my case, it was the Partner. All resume based questions were asked. He asked me about my favourite subjects and few technical questions regarding those subjects. He asked me about my hobbies and achievements.
Interview Tips
Be honest, the company is very particular about it.
Skills

Skills Tested

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    KPMG Analyst interview

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

    Resume Shortlist

    Interview Experience
    CGPA cut-off: 7.5
    Round 2

    Group Discussion

    Group Discussion Topic
    Life Without Zero
    Interview Experience
    GD of about 5-7 min.
    Round 3

    Technical Interview

    Interview Experience
    Comparatively shorter than HR interview.
    Technical round will include Business analysis, case studies. They will look for your approach, clarity in thoughts and considerations of all the possibilities
    Round 4

    HR Interview

    Interview Experience
    HR interview will go for almost an hour.
     HR round will have all standard stuff like your future plans, internship details, your strengths and weaknesses
     One of the previous interviews had a case study on "How would you increase sale of Bank's insurance plan?‟
    Skills

    Skills Tested

      General Tips
      1. Be thorough with your resume

      2. Go through the material available on the ftp server, have a look at case studies and puzzles.

      3. Start preparation early.
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      KPMG Analyst fmas/ssoa interview

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      FresherSelected
      Application
      I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Analyst fmas/ssoa role at KPMG
      Interview Process
      Resume Shortlist Group Discussion Technical Interview
      Round 1

      Resume Shortlist

      Round 2

      Group Discussion

      Duration
      12-15 Minutes
      Group Discussion Topic
      Discuss the pros/cons of different government structures.
      Interview Experience
      There were 10 people per GD. One needs to be vocal and firm on his stance and present logical points.After this,6-7 people were shortlisted for the interview.
      Round 3

      Technical Interview

      Interview Experience
      Only one round of about 30-45 minutes took place. Questions were resume-based and any resume point which
      shows that you can think out of the box will help.Good POR helps and standard consult company questions were also asked. After this round,only 2 were selected.
      Skills

      Skills Tested

      • Well balanced individual.
      • Should be able to strike a conversation from nothing.
      • Easily approachable.
      • Team player.
      General Tips
      Placement preparation is enough and reading newspaper may help.Read about the company and know what KPMG means,etc.Interview is slightly informal so don’t be nervous and be courteous instead.
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      KPMG Intern internship interview

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      Tuhin Kanti MondalFresherSelected
      Application
      I was interviewed on-campus at IIM Lucknow for Intern role at KPMG
      Interview Process
      HR Interview
      Round 1

      HR Interview

      Interview Questions
      • Question 1: Why are you so famous in your batch? Why does everybody talk about your batch?
      • Question 2: What did you do in your job?
      • Question 3: a few basic questions in operations.
      • Question 4: 2-3 questions related to extra academic activities.
      Interview Experience
      Their strategy for the interviewees were to test them with a blow of unexpected question at starting. The success rate depends on how can you tackle the blow and answer promptly. With a heavy operation background I faced a few questions related to operation and a few questions related to relevant work experience.
      General Tips
      Be open minded. And for KPMG you should expect some starting blow. Whatever it is try to provide the information such a way they can’t verify. Be confident, and try to put a smile. Also be through about your CV points, in details.
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      KPMG Assurance assistant interview

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      AnonymousFresherSelected
      Application
      I was interviewed on-campus for Assurance assistant role at KPMG
      Interview Process
      Group Discussion HR Interview
      Round 1

      Group Discussion

      Group Discussion Topic
      Role of technology in education
      Interview Experience
      Most of the time the others were away from the topic and most of the times I was asking them to come back on the main subject. That really helped me.
      Interview Tips
      Stay focussed on the topic given, don't deviate.
      Round 2

      HR Interview

      Interview Experience
      It was HR plus technical interview. They asked me tricky questions but it went quite well. It lasted for 50 mins. They ask questions from the resume. Like from the skills you have mentioned, they ask experiences that justify those skills.
      Skills

      Skills Tested

      • Communication Skills
      • Leadership qualities
      General Tips
      Be authentic in your interview and tell them everything confidently!
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      KPMG Consultant interview

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      Usashi BanerjeeExperiencedSelected
      Application
      I Applied for job through Personal Contacts for Consultant role at KPMG
      Interview Process
      Case Study Interview
      Round 1

      Case Study Interview

      Interview Questions
      • Question 1: Estimate how many Fair & Lovely is sold in India
      Interview Experience
      Questions asked (as far as I remember): 1. Is there a specific weight (type of pouch or tube) he is looking for which makes the estimation of the usage easy.2. I demarcated the population as per gender then rural/urban and then income wise.3. Competitors to be considered.4. Use of fair & lovely cream for other purposes (other than fairness).
      R1 -Tell me various ways to reduce the EPC cost in a power plant. (relevant to my past work experience)R2 –Ques asked –1) How does reduction in oil price affect India in short term and long term?2) Mention the initiatives taken by the new government
      Skills

      Skills Tested

      • Case Analysis
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      KPMG Intern internship interview

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      Prateek KumarFresherSelected
      Application
      I was interviewed on-campus at IIM Lucknow for Intern role at KPMG
      Interview Process
      Group Discussion Case Study Interview
      Round 1

      Group Discussion

      Group Discussion Topic
      Discuss feasibility of “ Make in India”
      Round 2

      Case Study Interview

      Interview Questions
      • Question 1: If govt. wants to collaborate with private players to open education institutions what are possible quality/Financial check measures
      General Tips
      Knowing your CV through and through And Case practise
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      KPMG internship interview

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

      Case Study Interview

      Interview Questions
      • Question 1: Tell us about yourself.
      • Question 2: Questions on Business Current Affairs, leaders
      • Question 3: Why KPMG? Who all are its competitors? What are its business lines?
      • Question 4: A few questions on FRA acronyms and their importance (like EBITDA)
      • Question 5: Estimate the market size of Biscuit Industry in India.
      Interview Experience
      They gave me some time to work out the solution but I made some quick assumptions and took them through my thinking process. I solved the case from supply side. Then once I was done, I asked if I should solve it from the demand side as well. The interviewers asked me to elaborate upon the way I’ll go about it.
      Came up with a ball park figure.
      General Tips
      Stay confident. They seem to like people who are confident about what they speak. If you don’t know an answer, tell it to them politely.
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      KPMG Summer intern interview

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

      Problem Statement

      Interview Experience
      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 analyse 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.
      Round 2

      Problem Statement

      Interview Experience
      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 3

      Problem Statement

      Interview Experience
      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 4

      Case Study Interview

      Interview Questions
      • Question 1: A US car manufacturer wants to setup a plant in India. You are hired as a consultant. Help them.
      Interview Experience
      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 analysed 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
      Skills

      Skills Tested

      • Analyzing And Problem Solving Skills
      • Case Solving Ability
      • Case Analysis
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      KPMG Audit Associate profile interview questions

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      • Question 1: Accounts , College questions - asked on Oct, 2013 in Bengaluru
      • Question 1: Acounting Related - asked in
      • Question 1: Intangible assets , AS , and entries - asked in

      KPMG Assistant Manager profile interview questions

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      • Question 1: Why you want to leave your current company - asked in Gurgaon, Haryana

      KPMG Associate Consultant profile interview questions

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      • Question 1: What is your favourite AS? - asked in Bengaluru

      KPMG Graduate Trainee profile interview questions

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      • Question 1: Basics of c, c++, dbms - asked on Jan, 2017 in Bengaluru

      KPMG .NET Developer profile interview questions

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      • Question 1: interviewer asked me about previous project , basic oops concept,and i had answered them well. - asked on Jan, 2017 in Bengaluru

      KPMG Consultant profile interview questions

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      • Question 1: 1. Normal HR questions such as: why KPMG, strengths, weakness, 2. Industry news3. Case study based on industry4. Resume based questions - asked on Sep, 2014 in Hyderabad

      KPMG Staff Accountant profile interview questions

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      • Question 1: They tested my knowledge about Income Tax Act, Accounting Standards, Balance Sheet understanding, etc - asked on Jul, 2012 in Mumbai

      KPMG Academic Trainee profile interview questions

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      • Question 1: the interview questions included, resume based questions, IFRS, GAAP, accounting concepts, basics of accounting, general entries. - asked on Nov, 2016 in Bengaluru
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