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Ola Cabs Management trainee interview

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Manish K GuptaFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Management trainee role at Ola Cabs
Interview Process
Test Group Discussion HR Interview
Round 1

Test

Duration
60 minutes Minutes
Interview Experience
A selection test was used to screen the applicants initially, with MCQ questions, focusing on quant abilities, analytical ability. A testplatform ‘Cocubes’ is used by almost all companies to conduct the tests. I had good quant ability, which helped me ace the tests.
Round 2

Group Discussion

Interview Experience
I did not attend a single GD. But Tanuj, my friend, had attended quite a few, and he can be approached for GD fundaes ;)
Round 3

HR Interview

Interview Experience
There were two rounds of Interview.A total of 150 people wereselected for a first round of interview, out of which 40 students were shortlisted to form a ‘priority’ list. All 150 students were interviewed for asecond time; the students not in the priority list underwent a HR interview followed by a second main interview, while the candidates in the priority list were directly interviewed by the main panel. Only 6 candidates from the non-priority list made it to the final interview.Communication skills and puzzle solving ability were given importance in the interview. The shortlist was released late, and the coordinator in charge of handling Ola Cabs got busy with some other work, so when I went to Sabarmati hostel, I had to rush directly to the interview. Due to this, I could not maintain composure and performed poorly; I didn’t solve even one simple puzzle. But I explained my position to the interviewer, and the interviewer agreed to re-interview me; I performed well in the re-interview. The interview lasted for about an hour orso.The experience gained inspeaking to a lot of clients helped improve my communication skills, which wasvital in helping me get placed. My re-interview went really well; the guesstimate of the approximate expenditure incurred by Ola Cabs Ltd. was almost spot on, and this helped me in getting placed.
Interview Tips
With regards to placement nervousness, NOT being nervous is a sign of overconfidence; everyone is nervous, but it'simportant to not be nervous beyond a limit.Building arapport with the interviewer was very important in getting placed early.Placement is a conversation and not a ‘ragging session’ for the interviewee toget tensed and nervous. In my interview with housing.com, I eventually ended up speaking to the interviewer in Hindi :) NEVER PUT FALSE DETAILS IN YOUR RESUME OR INTERVIEW. It is impossible to pull off a lie in an interview.
Skills

Skills Tested

Skill Tips
I started off very late,hence couldn’t do any online courses. But itwould be difficult, if not impossible, to learn vast subjects like coding oranalytics during the 7th/9thsemester, as the pressure of placement preparation, academics, tests etc would be too much to bear. Don’tuse final year to start learning coding/analytics.With regards to placement preparation, be open to many choices, as it will be difficult if one fixates on a particular type of job. There were some friends of mine who applied only for one type of jobs, e.g. analytics. If one does that,there is a good chance that one might cup in the interview, and thus end upwithout a job. Also, one can never be sure if they would like a certain type ofprofile; it might look interesting at first, but might become boring sometimein the future. So one must be open to all options.Istarted preparing for placements 2 monthsbefore placements i.e. during late September.With regards to whether starting early helps, it depends on other factors; there are people who prepare for just 15 days and thulp placements, while there are others who prepare for months but end up with not-so-exciting offers.
Resources

Preparation materials

Books
  • Case In Point,
  • u201cQuantum Catu201d book by Arihant Publishers Ltd. It is THE guide book; ,
  • Wall Street Journal,
  • DC++,
Videos
  • Videos on how to answer and some tips tricks,
General Tips
Maintain a high CGPA. There were many companies for which he didn’t get shortlisted, only because of my CGPA. I performed well in tests, had good quant ability,good communication skills, the other points in my resume, such as hisinternship performance was very good, and I had good PoRs. Everything in my resume was good except CGPA. Even if I had performed exceptionally well in thetests, and if the company decides to shortlist based on test performance and CGPA, I wouldn’t have got shortlisted, the sole culprit being his low CGPA. Maintaining a CGPA about 8 is critical to getting shortlisted for interviews. That doesn’t mean that peoplewith low CGPA won’t get placed; But for that to happen, a lot of otherfactors, such as good communication skills, quant ability, performance intests, puzzle solving ability etc are needed to overcome the minus points dueto low CGPA.Certifications like NCFM help for finance; having such a certification made no difference to Ola CabsLtd.’s selection procedure. I didn’t have any of these certifications.
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Ola Cabs Analyst interview

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Rahul KandalamFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Analyst role at Ola Cabs
Interview Process
Test Interview Interview
Round 1

Test

Duration
60 Minutes
No. of Questions
60 questions
Test Sections
  • Section 1: Quantitative and Verbal
Interview Experience
It was not tough. Practiced lots of quant questions.Couldn't manage time for verbal. Overall, it was okay! I lost five minutes over one question.
Interview Tips
Face the verbal questions at the end if there is no specific cut off.Score in quant and then touch verbal part.Don't spend more than 2 mins on a question.
Round 2

Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Standard HR: Tell me about yourself, why this company and how do you think we help you reach your goals?
  • Question 2: Tell me one cool thing you got to do at IIT
  • Question 3: Why did you choose IIT and do you regret it? What's different here?
Interview Experience
It was very informal and I told them that I got to work as a student consultant for a space mission when she asked me about the cool stuff I did here. I tried to impress her by telling her how I made use of my time here at IIT and how important it is to use the opportunities when they are at arm length distance.
Interview Tips
Be honest and impress HR. Try to smile and be active. They like active and positive people.And prepare for standard HR questions.
Round 3

Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: What is a portfolio? How do you measure risk?
  • Question 2: What is beta? What is Value at risk? What is formula for beta?
  • Question 3: What is covariance? How does it measure sensitivity? What is volatility?
  • Question 4: What is WACC? How do value a company? Suggest a method that can help you decide on project undertaking?
Interview Experience
It was a pure finance interview as my resume as completely finance type.I told all questions without any issues and these are standard questions if you expect finance type profile.
Interview Tips
Be sure of what you put in your resume. If you cannot answer what's in your resume, you will be screwed.Try to steer your interview towards your stronghold and then make it impressive.If you don't know anything, let them know. It is totally fine.
Skills

Skills Tested

Skill Tips
"Focus your skills when they say: Tell me about yourself.So they will get back to you saying: "You were saying you are strong in this. Can you elaborate". Just screw it."
Resources

Preparation materials

Courses
  • NCFM,
  • Accounting and Finance,
  • Financial econometrics,
  • Bloomberg Aptitude Test,
  • HOLT Valuation Challenge,
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Ola Cabs Analyst interview

8.2k views
Sanjyot TheteFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Bombay for Analyst role at Ola Cabs
Interview Process
Resume Shortlist Test HR Interview Puzzle Interview
Round 1

Resume Shortlist

Interview Experience
Was resume shortlisted, nothing great about that.
Interview Tips
Keep up the CPI, but I guess it's too late for that now.
Round 2

Test

Test Sections
  • Section 1: Aptitude Test
  • Section 2: English proficiency
Interview Experience
Test wasn't too difficult. Can be cracked if you're in your game and have a chill mind.
Interview Tips
General aptitude preparation should be started atleast before a month from placements. Solve GATE papers, institute placement tests, read CAT modules and their tips for faster problem solving. English needs time for those who haven't used it much in their childhood. But still the difficulty level of questions in these placement tests is easy.
Round 3

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Why do you want to work with us?
  • Question 2: Why should we hire you?
  • Question 3: If we need you to transfer to another place ASAP and you haven't completed your current assignment, how would you handle it?
Interview Experience
Was  generally good. Interviewer was young and we could connect.
Interview Tips
It is extremely important that you remain calm. You need to tame that nervousness down. Think of the interview as a general talk with a stranger. Be your natural self. That's when the ideas hit you for the questions you haven't prepared. Practice interviewing with friends and read about the most common questions on the Interwebz.
Round 4

Puzzle Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: What's the maximum number of runs a batsman can score in an ODI?
  • Question 2: Two jug problems, where you need to obtain a specified amount of water by using two differently sized jugs.
Interview Experience
Problems were easy. Asked for a pen and paper and slowly solved them.
Interview Tips
Practice puzzles. There are some good sites for this.
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Ola Cabs Marketing- tie ups internship interview

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Praveen KumarFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at Department Of Management Studies - IIT Madras for Marketing- tie ups role at Ola Cabs
Interview Process
Resume Shortlist Test Other Interview
Round 1

Resume Shortlist

Round 2

Test

Test Sections
  • Section 1: Written test
Interview Experience
Questions about different marketing strategies to bring in more first time customers and improve repeat customer use.
Given a marketing spend budget of 1 crore, how would you go about allocating this to your strategies. Step by step execution plan, Ideas to scale, to bring in different services,Market for such things and so on.
Interview Tips
Give a detailed and elaborate plan of execution for whatever idea you suggest. Include team size, cost, market size, revenue etc
Round 3

Other Interview

Interview Experience
Cool guy - IITM alum! Discussed my answers in length. Told me about the industry.
Interview Tips
Chilled out interview. Was more of a discussion than questioning.
Motivation for applying
Exciting to work in a startup. Proved to be a good experience. Complete freedom and huge responsibility
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Ola Cabs Analyst interview

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Satyam MudaliarFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Bombay for Analyst role at Ola Cabs
Interview Process
Test HR Interview Stress Interview
Round 1

Test

Duration
60 Minutes
Test Sections
  • Section 1: Maths
  • Section 2: Logical reasoning
  • Section 3: English
Interview Experience
English was unpredictable.. Maths was easy but it will be good if you have practice, logical reasoning requires practice but are interesting
Interview Tips
Leave english comprehensions for the end.. Do not waste too much time on one question even if it appears easy.. attempt the paper in the order of your comfort and mark every questions in case of NO negative marking
Round 2

HR Interview

Interview Tips
Smile!! And think before speaking anything, else you may contradict your own point.. Prepare "Tell me about yourself" well and guide your interview by focusing on your strongest point, you may face more questions on that point.. refer to 64 HR questions book
Round 3

Stress Interview

Interview Tips
If they are giving you stress, that means they like you.. Relax!! Do not get nervous, thats what they want to check.. Think for the solution to the problem normally, you know you can crack it (Stress interview may be a part of HR, technical, case or any other interview.. you may have to make it out yourself)
Resources

Preparation materials

Books
  • Case interviews cracked,
  • Case in point,
  • 64 HR Questions,
  • Arun Sharma for CAT,
Videos
  • https://www.youtube.com/user/Angusdomini/playlists,
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Ola Cabs Software development engineer interview

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Sathoori AravindFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Software development engineer role at Ola Cabs
Interview Process
Resume Shortlist Test Test Technical Interview Technical Interview
Round 1

Resume Shortlist

Interview Experience
Almost every one who has applied for the profile has been shortlisted for the test
Round 2

Test

No. of Questions
40 questions
Interview Experience
It has english , programming , logical reasoning and math questions equally in different sections with a total time of 40 min to solve and you can switch between the sections.
Round 3

Test

No. of Questions
2 questions
Interview Experience
It has two programming questions and Every one has got different questions. I got kadane's algorithm and K closest elements for a number in a sorted array
Round 4

Technical Interview

Interview Experience
Sorted Array with some unknown rotation and a value 'k' is given. Find whether that element is present in the array or not.
Interview Tips
First find the starting point(least element position) of the sorted array in O(log n). Then sort the array and with binary search find whether that element is present in the array or not.
Round 5

Technical Interview

Interview Experience
Question 1: An array with 0's and 1's is given and we need to find largest square sub matrix with 1's.
Question 2: Binary search tree deletion
Interview Tips
1)For the first question give dynamic programming solution in bottom up manner.
http://www.geeksforgeeks.org/maximum-size-sub-matrix-with-all-1s-in-a-binary-matrix/

They will mostly ask atleast one question related to trees. So be prepared for that and you might also asked to code.
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Ola Cabs Sde (software development engineer) interview

1.6k views
Divyansh GothwalFresherNot Selected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Roorkee for Sde (software development engineer) role at Ola Cabs
Interview Process
Test Technical Interview Technical Interview
Round 1

Test

No. of Questions
1 questions
Test Sections
  • Section 1: English
  • Section 2: Aptitude
  • Section 3: Computer programming aptitude
  • Section 4: Coding round
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Maximum sum rectangle in a 2D matrix (http://www.geeksforgeeks.org/dynamic-programming-set-27-max-sum-rectangle-in-a-2d-matrix/)
  • Question 2: implement 3 stacks using one array(with space and time complexity optimised)
  • Question 3: sort array of 0,1,2 in O(n):time complexity and O(1): space complexity
Round 3

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Questions related to database, multi-threading,design patterns
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Ola Cabs Analyst interview

7.4k views
Tarun MeenaFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Bombay for Analyst role at Ola Cabs
Interview Process
Test HR Interview Behavorial Interview
Round 1

Test

Interview Experience
It was a very general aptitude test, including probability reasoning etc.
Interview Tips
practice some CAT papers
Round 2

HR Interview

Interview Experience
Very basic and general HR questions starting with tell me something about yourself and why this job?
Interview Tips
You should have tailor made answers for tell me about yourself for different sectors/firms, this will help a lot, start preparing on this a month in advance.
Round 3

Behavorial Interview

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Ola Cabs Business analyst interview

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Himanshu AroraFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Bombay for Business analyst role at Ola Cabs
Interview Process
Test HR Interview
Round 1

Test

Duration
60 Minutes
No. of Questions
60 questions
Test Sections
  • Section 1: quant
  • Section 2: verbal
Interview Experience
it was a basic test, CAT level questions and can be easily cleared
Interview Tips
keep your cool, don't panic
Round 2

HR Interview

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Ola Cabs Developer operations interview

7.1k views
Chaitra LakshmiFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Developer operations role at Ola Cabs
Interview Process
Test HR Interview
Round 1

Test

Test Sections
  • Section 1: Written
Interview Experience
Questions are of CAT Standard.Conducted by CoCubes Subjects:  English, logical Reasoning. quant.
Round 2

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Why interested to join their company?
  • Question 2: How you suit the profile they offered?
  • Question 3: Number of cars needed to start a city like Vijayawada?
Interview Experience
There were about 2 or 3 interview rounds.
General Tips
First years - Improve vocabulary.

2nd Year – Internship or project in summer at least to know the sector.



Interview preparation should start from Summer. Prepare case studies and Guesstimates in November. Focus on all points in resume.
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