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Morgan Stanley interview

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NEELAM KUMARIFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at NIT Warangal for Morgan Stanley
Interview Process
Test Group Discussion Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Test

Duration
120 Minutes
Test Sections
  • Section 1: Written Test
Interview Experience
In apti some syllolysm , some numeric puzzles,some pictorial resoning and then some analytical reasoning. For the technical written they gave 3 options ' c , c++ , java' we had to select any one of them. then we got some 45 questions on that particular language. more of them were like - what will be the output of folling programme. and some questions on environment etc.
Round 2

Group Discussion

Duration
40 Minutes
Group Discussion Topic
To open an icecream parlour
Interview Experience
They gave some stuff like sticks , small wheels , chart papers.By using then we had to create a structure of an icecream parlour.There were 12 students in this round . first they divided into 4 groups of three people each. Later after 20 minutes they merged 2 groups .so at last 2 roups were there . I drew the Banner of our shop and also contributed in the design process,gave name for the parlour and also assigned responsibilities for each of the member of our group .
Round 3

Technical Interview

Interview Experience
First they asked me my area of intrest-- i told c , c++ , and DS. But he started with unix, Then Database questions and some queries and 1 or 2 OS questions.Then he asked me to write some codes in DS and then c++(more on virtual functions and iheritance etc).
Round 4

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Why you want to join this company ?
  • Question 2: What do you know about our company?
  • Question 3: Do you have any problem in shifting to Mumbai ?
  • Question 4: What are your long term goals ?
Interview Experience
He also asked some puzzles including pictorial and numerical. Then academic and extra curricular activities. my hobbies etc.
Skills

Skills Tested

  • C, C++
  • DS
  • DBMS
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Morgan Stanley Analyst interview

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VIKAS MOHANDOSSFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at NIT Surathkal for Analyst role at Morgan Stanley
Interview Process
Test PERSONAL INTERVIEW Group Activity
Round 1

Test

Test Sections
    Interview Experience
    First round - 1 hour online test split into 2 sections. First section - aptitude 10 questions and c/c++/java 10 question for a total of 30 minutes. Second section included 2 coding questions for a total time of 30 minutes. Approx - 400 students.
    Round 2

    PERSONAL INTERVIEW

    Round 3

    Group Activity

    Skills

    Skills Tested

    Skill Tips
    Prepare well DSA, OS ,Aptitude,C,C++ , by the help of Indiabix.com.
    General Tips
    Aptitude was hard and pace is important. Practicing commercial mathematics will help. Past projects are important and resume should have only information that you are thorough with.Understand the company and what it does before the personal interviews.
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    Morgan Stanley Investment banking internship interview

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    Neha GuptaFresherSelected
    Application
    I was interviewed on-campus at IIM Bangalore for Investment banking role at Morgan Stanley
    Interview Process
    Other Interview Technical Interview
    Round 1

    Other Interview

    Interview Questions
    • Question 1: personals
    • Question 2: Current affairs
    Interview Experience
    I think they were looking for, team fit + strong background in terms of achievements (indication of hard work I guess)

    what went right – could explain current affairs and implications
    what went Wrong – poor knowledge about all ibanks and MS in particular
    Interview Tips
    Brush up on news, about the company and personals
    Round 2

    Technical Interview

    Interview Questions
    • Question 1: Questions on finance.
    • Question 2: Questions on economics.
    Interview Experience
    What went right was :Eco
    Interview Tips
    Brush up finance
    Skills

    Skills Tested

    • Presentation Skills
    • Hardwork
    • Patience
    Skill Tips
    Patience, hard work, persistence, PPT/Excel
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    Morgan Stanley Analyst internship interview

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    Rahul KumarFresherSelected
    Application
    I was interviewed on-campus at IIM Bangalore for Analyst role at Morgan Stanley
    Interview Process
    Technical Interview
    Round 1

    Technical Interview

    Interview Questions
    • Question 1: Mostly on Financial accounting
    • Question 2: questions on Cash flow statements ( Project during 1st term )
    Interview Experience
    number of interviews were 2 where the 2nd was more of a confirmation that I am willing to work with them.
    I answered most of the questions they asked except who is teaching you corporate finance. I asked a lot of questions about what they do and what is their view about Indian accounting laws
    I think they are looking for knowledge in finance and less of globe during the interview.
    Interview Tips
    Prof. R. Narayanswamies fundas of financial accounting.
    Be thorough with financial.
    Skills

    Skills Tested

    • Accounting
    • Finance
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    Morgan Stanley Sales internship interview

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    RAHUL BAJAJ FresherSelected
    Application
    I was interviewed on-campus at IIM Bangalore for Sales role at Morgan Stanley
    Interview Process
    HR Interview
    Round 1

    HR Interview

    Interview Questions
    • Question 1: ..basic HR stuff..personals
    Interview Experience
    3 rounds or more, panel kept changing while me sitting there in one room! And the same people came again and again so atleast 3 rounds were there technically.

    Didnt think anything really went wrong. Right- Umm, I guess me pulling them towards my work experience and then them getting totally technical about the interview and asking me about stuff that I had worked on earlier at Deutsche.
    Interview Tips
    Basic financial markets knowledge with a tab on whats happening currently in the markets.

    Skills

    Skills Tested

    • Excel VBA
    • Attitude
    Skill Tips
    Some excel, VB, a cheerful attitude about the work..
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    Morgan Stanley N/A interview

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    BharathwajFresherSelected
    Application
    I was interviewed on-campus at N/A for N/A role at Morgan Stanley
    Interview Process
    Test Group Activity HR Interview
    Round 1

    Test

    Duration
    90 Minutes
    No. of Questions
    60 questions
    Test Sections
    • Section 1: Computer Science Basics
    • Section 2: Quantitative Aptitude
    • Section 3: Programming Language of your choice. (C/C++/Java)
    Round 2

    Group Activity

    Interview Experience
    They had selected 12 from round one.we were split into batches of 6 each.
    This round was a group activity round as the name suggests you have to work in a group to get a job done.we had been given some jenga blocks , crayons and a paper to come up with a slogan for Morgan Stanley.First we started doing it alone.then 2 in a group,then 3 then 6, in the end we had to present what we came up with. They wanted to see how much we knew about the company, how we worked with other people and how we communicated our ideas. No elimination in the rounds after this(including this one). The rounds after this were cumulative and based on your cumulative score you would get through.
    Round 3

    HR Interview

    Interview Experience
    This was a different kind of HR round called profit(professional fitness). The guy started of by asking a puzzle then went to ask me some technical stuff on my projects then came to the normal HR stuff like why would you choose this company. I just told that I liked the pay honestly. They expect the truth not something flowery. And ask questions about the company and stuff if they do allow you to ask questions.
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    Morgan Stanley Analyst internship interview

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    Deepak Kumar ThakurFresherSelected
    Application
    I was interviewed on-campus at IIM Bangalore for Analyst role at Morgan Stanley
    Interview Process
    Technical Interview
    Round 1

    Technical Interview

    Interview Questions
    • Question 1: finance related questions
    Interview Experience
    I think they were looking for Basic understanding of financial accounting, confidence.
    My experience of working on valuation of Oil & Gas projects, financial modelling helped a lot
    Interview Tips
    My confidence in answering questions related to finance and Read thoroughly two chapters 11 & 12 of “Financial Accounting” book by RNS
    Skills

    Skills Tested

    • Finance
    Skill Tips
    They will give you required training
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    Morgan Stanley interview

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    SAMEERA KOLLIFresherSelected
    Application
    I was interviewed on-campus at NIT Warangal for Morgan Stanley
    Interview Process
    Test Group Discussion Technical Interview HR Interview
    Round 1

    Test

    Duration
    90 Minutes
    Test Sections
    • Section 1: Written Test
    Interview Experience
    Online test Coding and decoding Analytical questions like they will provide the conclusion and two statements. and we are supposed to choose whether the two statements are sufficient or only one is sufficient. Basics of c and c++ and oops concepts.
    Round 2

    Group Discussion

    Duration
    40 Minutes
    Group Discussion Topic
    Group activity
    Interview Experience
    Asked to establish an icecream parlour with the materials they provided
    Round 3

    Technical Interview

    Interview Experience
    Most of the questions were on pointers in c and data structures, oops concepts duration is 45min to one hour. 2nd Technical Most of the questions were on classes and tree structure as I am a student of electrical background i dont have any questions on Java
    Round 4

    HR Interview

    Interview Questions
    • Question 1: Your strengths and weakness ?
    • Question 2: Why i want to choose Morgan Stanley ?
    • Question 3: What kind of career i want to choose ?
    • Question 4: In 5 years what do i expect from Morgan Stanley ?
    Skills

    Skills Tested

    • Pointers in C
    • OOPS Concepts
    General Tips
    Be confident Have full command on the basics of c and c++, oops and data structures
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    Morgan Stanley interview

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    Prerna BhandariFresherNot Selected
    Application
    I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Bombay for Morgan Stanley
    Interview Process
    Test Technical Interview
    Round 1

    Test

    Test Sections
      Interview Experience
      First a technical test, then 1 round of technical interview, then a very interesting group activity (I enjoyed that the most) and one more technical interview and then a HR interview – shortlist after each of these.
      Round 2

      Technical Interview

      Interview Experience
      Lets not talk about the technical interview its like any other technical interview about C++. But the interesting part was the group activity in which we were divided in group of 6/7 and given a packet of straws we had to come up with some idea to build something and then promote our product with a picture presentation in 45-50 minutes. Interviews were watching the groups.
      Skills

      Skills Tested

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        Morgan Stanley interview

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        RAJA JANAKIRAMANExperiencedSelected
        Application
        I Applied for job through Personal Contacts for Morgan Stanley
        Interview Process
        Technical Interview
        Round 1

        Technical Interview

        Interview Questions
        • Question 1: Why don’t you walk me through your resume ?
        • Question 2: Why equity research after 4 years in sales and marketing ?
        • Question 3: What do you know about AGS and the role we are offering ?
        • Question 4: . How comfortable are you with accounting and financial analysis ?
        • Question 5: Is equity research important ? Why ?
        • Question 6: Tell me something about fundamental analysis and technical analysis (since I brought this up in the previous question).
        • Question 7: What is the difference between buy-side and sell-side research ?
        • Question 8: How do you calculate FCF ? Walk me through each step. What are the problems with DCF ?
        • Question 9: What is the difference between WACC and APV ? (he also went a bit into CAPM, levering and unlevering betas etc).
        • Question 10: Tell me something about comparable transactions and multiples analysis ? What are the problems with multiples analysis ?
        • Question 11: What are the line items involved in calculating NOPAT ?
        • Question 12: If a firm is expected to have increased earnings in future, what happens to the various ratios ?
        • Question 13: What vested interest can an investment banker and an equity analyst have ?
        • Question 14: How would you forecast depriciation for a firm ?
        • Question 15: How would you forecast capital expenditures for a firm ?
        • Question 16: How do you calculate ROCE ? What is its significance ?
        • Question 17: How would you forecast revenues for Hewlett Packard peripherals (since that was related to my work-ex) ? What are the specific factors you would look out for ?
        • Question 18: Do you know about financing and leasing ?
        • Question 19: Why would you be ideally suited for a career with AGS in equities research ?
        Interview Experience
        It was not a stress interview though all questions were pertaining to ER, valuation and
        financial analysis. In some technical q’s, he digged deeper into the topic.
        Interview Tips
        (i) Be prepared for ANY kind of technical q’s – mostly on Corp Fin, Valuation and
        Accounting (the others had quite different questions than what I was asked).
        (ii) Know your resume in and out (both prior work-ex and any academic / fin-related
        projects that you may undertake).
        (iii) Tracking 2 / 3 stocks may not really give one any edge (I did not do it though it may
        be of help. For some interviewers, it could look like an oversell. However,it would be
        prudent to be prepared just in case one is asked this question.). Be sure to track a couple
        of sectors (be thorough with the sector that you came from) and the economy.
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