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Nomura Wholesale strategy analyst interview

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Praneeta NehraFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Bombay for Wholesale strategy analyst role at Nomura
Interview Process
Resume Shortlist Case Study Interview HR Interview FIT TEST
Round 1

Resume Shortlist

Interview Experience
There are no tests for consultancies so make your resume very different and awesome.
Interview Tips
Have a look at resumes of seniors who got shortlisted or placed in consultancies so as to get an idea of how to prepare your resumes.
Round 2

Case Study Interview

Interview Experience
There will be definitely one case study interview for a consultancy.
Interview Tips
I would suggest start preparing from the start of the final year.Prepare in groups and practice regularly.I referred Victor Cheng's videos for studying case studies.
Round 3

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Tell me about yourself.
  • Question 2: Tell me about your weaknesses.
  • Question 3: Tell me about your strengths.
Interview Experience
Only basic HR questions were asked.They just wanted to check if you are good fit for the company.
Interview Tips
In tell me about yourself questions, you can tell about your other soft points which you couldn't mention in your resume.Go to company's website and see what type of consultants they are actually looking for and prepare your HR questions accordingly.Make sure you are not taking more than 2 minutes to answer!
Round 4

FIT TEST

Interview Experience
They see if you can work long hours and travel on weekends.They also ask your future plans.All the questions are direct and the interview hardly takes 5 minutes.
Skills

Skills Tested

    Skill Tips
    Go through company's website and understand what they expect from you.
    General Tips
    Prepare well in advance if you are targeting consultancies.
    Motivation for applying
    I wanted to join only consultancy.The brand value of company obviously mattered to me.I got to know how exactly this company is from seniors.All of the above factors motivated me to apply.
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    12

    Nomura Global structuring analyst internship interview

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    PRASHANTH SRINIVASANFresherSelected
    Application
    I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Global structuring analyst role at Nomura
    Interview Process
    Puzzle Interview Other Interview
    Round 1

    Puzzle Interview

    Interview Questions
    • Question 1: Probability and Modelling question - Guessing number from 1-64 and minimising number of tries for guessing it.
    Interview Experience
    It took me a while to figure it out. Most optimised method is to halving the range of numbers on each guess. Basically a variation of binary search
    Interview Tips
    Prepare quant methods from Heard on the street
    Round 2

    Other Interview

    Interview Questions
    • Question 1: Resume Questions. Discussion on current affairs. Specific sector based questions. Extremely basic questions on products which full-service investment banks work on.
    Interview Tips
    Be ready for questions on why finance career, are you sitting for any other investment banking firm . It is important you explain to them your understanding on what derivatives are , what asset classes are. If you have background on economics /development theory you can talk about economy like recession,inflation and capital markets.
    Skills

    Skills Tested

    • Quant
    Skill Tips
    heard on the street - just graze it through
    Resources

    Preparation materials

    Videos
    • Inside Job - Movie ,
    General Tips
    Be very confident. The more you speak will make your interviewer to ask more questions about you. Also express genuine interest in finance by initiating conversation about market and economic current affairs . Be very frank if you do not have finance fundaes. Know what profile your sitting for- Very important.
    Motivation for applying
    New learning experience. Company has good workload for interns and high expectations from them.
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    Nomura Analyst interview

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    FresherSelected
    Application
    I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Analyst role at Nomura
    Interview Process
    Technical Interview
    Round 1

    Technical Interview

    Interview Questions
    • Question 1: Solve Monty Hall problem using Bayesian probability.
    Interview Experience
    A CGPA above 8 would be useful to get shortlisted for an interview, but may notbe necessary. A well-written and edited customized resume helps a lot. It must necessarily reflect an interest and basic knowledge of finance.Interview: HR, finance, tech and math questions are all usually rolled into one round of interview.
    Interview Tips
    A good understanding of probability and/or statistics and knowledge about currents affairs and trends in the financial world would be to your benefit.A tight grasp of math (quant, especially probability) is required for finance profile. Math Puzzles with variations on the standard ones can be asked.
    Skills

    Skills Tested

      Resources

      Preparation materials

      Courses
      • Operational Resources,
      • Industrial Engineering,
      • Accounting,
      • Mathematics,
      • Economics Management,
      • Linear Algebra,
      • Partial Differential Equations,
      • Probability,
      • Decision Modeling,
      • Financial Economics,
      • Data Structures and Algorithms (CS),
      General Tips
      Preparing for CAT would suffice for general practice of quant questions. Do not focus too much on one thing. Selection is usually random. Put fight for math/puzzles and you can score in banks/finance jobs. Finance questions are to test the thought process and not knowledge in finance as such. Probability parts would be covered in finance questions itself. Solve as many brain teasers and probability puzzles you can, you can find enough on the FTP server. Try to balance what you know and be alert.
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      Nomura Global structuring analyst internship interview

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      Adarsh GFresherSelected
      Application
      I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Global structuring analyst role at Nomura
      Interview Process
      Technical Interview
      Round 1

      Technical Interview

      Interview Questions
      • Question 1: About finance
      Interview Experience
      I knew some financial terms through the net and I could talk about it to some extent but the interviewer was an expert and corrected me a few times which made me focus on following questions so that I could answer them to my full knowledge.
      Interview Tips
      Be prepared for whatever profile you are applying for and be thorough if you want to talk about a certain topic in depth.
      Skills

      Skills Tested

      • Approaching a problem
      Skill Tips
      Be sure of yourself and think aloud so that no mistakes are made when solving.
      Motivation for applying
      I am interested in finance and this internship has offered me a chance to explore and I thank my institute and my company for this.
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      Nomura Analyst interview

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      Yashwanth TadikondaFresherSelected
      Application
      I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Analyst role at Nomura
      Interview Process
      Interview Interview Interview Interview interview
      Round 1

      Interview

      Interview Experience
      Tested how much I was interested into this profile.
      Round 2

      Interview

      Interview Experience
      They tested how good was I in applying what I know.
      Round 3

      Interview

      Interview Experience
      They tested my logic.
      Round 4

      Interview

      Interview Experience
      Tested my subject knowledge.
      Round 5

      interview

      Interview Experience
      They tried to know about me.
      Skills

      Skills Tested

      • Logic
      • Handling stress.
      Resources

      Preparation materials

      Books
      • Heard on wall street,
      Courses
      • Minors In Economics,
      • Management Free Electives,
      General Tips
      I choose my minors in economics, took electives in management, did an non-core intern and checked that I am thorough with courses. I didn't prepare for core, I was just being thorough with my resume.
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      Nomura Wholesale strategy analyst interview

      2.2k views
      FresherSelected
      Application
      I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Wholesale strategy analyst role at Nomura
      Interview Process
      Resume Shortlist Technical Interview
      Round 1

      Resume Shortlist

      Interview Experience
      Candidates were shortlisted based on resume and cover letter.In the cover letter, applicants were asked to write about ,why they are suitable for the position of risk analyst and why they are better than others.
      Round 2

      Technical Interview

      Interview Experience
      The interview was of about 50 minutes and mostly technical questions were asked and also relating to maths course and probability.Questions were asked on core subjects also, like derivation Navier Stokes Equation.
      Skills

      Skills Tested

      • Quantitative Skills
      • Analytical Skills
      Skill Tips
      Revise all the maths courses you have mentioned in your resume. People with quantitative and analytical skills are preferred. They look for people who have given exams like CFA.
      Resources

      Preparation materials

      Courses
      • Economics Courses,
      • Maths courses,
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      17

      Nomura Analyst interview

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      Nishanth P P FresherSelected
      Application
      I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Analyst role at Nomura
      Interview Process
      Write up Technical Interview HR Interview
      Round 1

      Write up

      Interview Experience
      Didn’t have test. We were shortlisted

      initially by submitting a write up.



      It included questions like -1) What is it

      that is attractive about the job?



      2) Why are you correct for this job?
      Round 2

      Technical Interview

      Interview Experience
      There were 2 rounds of technical interview. Tech – Probability, taylor series.

      Probability difficulty level was very varied(easy to hard)
      Round 3

      HR Interview

      Interview Questions
      • Question 1: You might go for higher studies then why a job?
      Interview Experience
      Asked about my background.



      Did you appear for exams like GRE, GMAT?
      Skills

      Skills Tested

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        Nomura Analyst interview

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        SdfsdfFresherSelected
        Application
        I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Analyst role at Nomura
        Interview Process
        Skills

        Skills Tested

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