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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 Questions
    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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      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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      13

      Nomura Analyst interview

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      AnonymousFresherSelected
      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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        AnonymousFresherSelected
        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

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        AnonymousFresherSelected
        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 Questions
          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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          Nomura Analyst interview

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

              Skills Tested

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