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ZS Associates Consultant interview

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AnonymousExperiencedSelected
Application
I Applied for job through Walk-in for Consultant role at ZS Associates
Interview Process
Case Study Interview
Round 1

Case Study Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: I was given some actual Sales data and corresponding incentive plan for 4 different geographies in US. The question was quite open-ended as I was asked to draw as many inferences from it as I could.
  • Question 2: The second question was on a new set of data. This was about an Air Mail company which has carried out some research to estimate various segment of customers that it can target.
Interview Experience
First Case: I said there are three sets of observations that can be made from the data – by looking at the Sales data in isolation, by looking at Incentive plan data alone and by combining the two.Sales Data Analysis - Highlighted a trend (High vs. Low) in sales data across different geographies and rank ordered them - certain geographies were underperforming against the other. He asked me what could be the reason? I said this could be because of varying level of demand (patient profiles) for the drug in different states (targets across states were the same). He then asked me for the solution? I said targets should be set after taking buy-in from sales manager (local knowledge) for particular state. He was not very convinced with this argument (he felt this happens in firms) and then I gave an example of how targets were set by the corporate office in my previous org. Another observation was that out of 15 odd data points, there were only 3 which exceeded the target. Incentive Plan – Bonus payout was split into 4 tiers of performance. Out of this, 2 tiers were giving same % bonus. I highlighted that Combining the two – Made couple of more observations. At the end he asked me what kind of Incentive plan will you suggest for this company. I said that sales data looks normally distributed to me and therefore I will probably recommend a IC plan that is normally distributed. He looked satisfied with this answer ☺Second Case: It took me 5 minutes to just understand what the graph stood for (though I was constantly chatting with the interviewer). But then with Interviewer’s help I made some sense out of it and made a recommendation which offcourse the interviewer didn’t like much ☺. Then he gave me some hints and based on that I changed my recommendation. I think I could have done better here
Interview Tips
ZS interviews are very atypical of what we understand of case interviews. We are use to practicing case interviews in a framework approach. However, in the first case interview, while the emphasis was clearly on testing analytic strength of an individual, the mode was a little different. But if one can apply some framework to it (but don’t force fit please), it’s definitely a plus.
Skills

Skills Tested

  • Case Solving Ability
  • Case Analysis
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ZS Associates interview

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AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at NIT Warangal for ZS Associates
Interview Process
Test Group Discussion Technical Interview Technical Interview Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Test

Duration
60 Minutes
Test Sections
  • Section 1: Aptitude Test
Interview Experience
Quantitative: There were 2 questions. One was based on speed, distance & time and the other was on probability. Both of them needed a little bit of intuition and common sense. Analytical: 3 questions were analytical and required subjective answers and thus a good IQ and writing skills were essential.
Round 2

Group Discussion

Duration
15 Minutes
Group Discussion Topic
Nuclear Deal between India and USA.
Interview Experience
There were 16 of us for the GD round.First we were divided into two groups of 8 each and then each group was then taken to separate board rooms and were asked to sit in a circular fashion around the table. We were provided with notepads and pens, one per person. The topic was then announced by the panel members and we were given two minutes time to get prepared. Soon, we were asked to start the discussion. Over the span of 15-16 mins, I talked about the oil problem and how we could reduce our dependency on oil through the deal. In the end, we were asked to summarize and conclude the discussion individually.
Round 3

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
    Round 4

    Technical Interview

    Interview Questions
      Round 5

      Technical Interview

      Interview Questions
        Interview Experience
        There were three rounds of interviews for me. First round was a behavioral interview and I was asked about my projects,club activities,hobbies etc.. Then, I was asked to solve a guesstimate. The second round was a case study round. The final interview as they called it Principal interview consisted of some questions based on basic mathematics as well as some HR questions like 'What do you expect from your first job?', 'Why should ZS hire you?', etc.. Basically it was an HR interview and nothing very technical was asked.
        Round 6

        HR Interview

        Interview Questions
          Interview Experience
          It was a one of a kind experience for me. The Pre-placement talk was held on a rainy evening and based on the conditions, the delegation from ZS effectively gauged the situation and started it late so that all students could attend it. The manner in which the process of PPT was conducted was very professional and all the aspects were covered in the one and a half hour presentation. The recruitment team was very helpful,supportive and courteous at each stage of the recruitment procedure. They were very dignified and despite of their huge achievements, I found them to be very humble and down-to-earth. In all, it was an experience which I'll never forget throughout my life.
          Skills

          Skills Tested

            Skill Tips
            My suggestion to juniors would be: <br /> 1)Brush up your intermediate and engineering level mathematics.<br /> 2)Keep yourself updated of current affairs and general knowledge as they are of vital importance to sail through the GD and the Case Study rounds. <br /> 3)Make your Communication skills better so that you are able to express your solutions lucidly to impress the interviewer. <br /> 4)Have an idea about the 'Guesstimate' and learn what should be the right approach to provide a solution to the given problem. <br /> 5)A good statistical approach is essential to provide a convincing solution to the problems stated in the case interviews. <br /> 6)Be prepared for all kinds of HR questions. <br /> 7)Also, a high level of confidence and enthusiasm are sought after by the company
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            ZS Associates interview

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            AnonymousFresherSelected
            Application
            I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Kharagpur for ZS Associates
            Interview Process
            Test Group Discussion Case Study Interview Behavioural Interview HR Interview
            Round 1

            Test

            Duration
            60 Minutes
            No. of Questions
            6 questions
            Test Sections
            • Section 1: HR
            • Section 2: Strategy/Reasoning
            • Section 3: Observation
            • Section 4: Puzzles
            Interview Experience
            The topic is not case-study based, rather something that you would be more generic.The crucial thing in the test is to crack the math questions, since the first shortlist after the test, has 30 odd people among more than 300 who sit for the test.
            Interview Tips
            They are usually more logic based than the use of any convoluted math theory. Going through the company web-site would help to answer the HR part.
            Round 2

            Group Discussion

            Interview Experience
            The students shortlisted for the test are put divided into groups of 6-7 students and are given a topic to discuss on.Do not fight or try to be over-aggressive during the GD sessions, also do not hesitate to put forth any point you might fight relevant.
            Interview Tips
            Sometimes students stick to one point when they talk, try and listen to other students' ideas and feel free to agree or disagree in a subtle way. You are asked to summarize the discussion in the end so be sure you keep in mind most of the points.
            Round 3

            Case Study Interview

            Interview Questions
              Interview Experience
              The case-study is a little different as compared to other major companies that come to Campus.You are given a booklet with a case-study, that has the overview of the case and certain data that you might need to analyse. You are given 30 mins to go through the booklet and come up with answers to several quantitative and qualitative questions in the booklet. Here some amount of Data Interpretation and fast math is necessary. You are then led to discuss the case with one of the interviewers.
              Interview Tips
              Do not panic if you don't finish your going through the case in 30 mins. Be sure to put forth points during the discussion with the interviews and explain your strategy clearly so you earn marks for that.
              Round 4

              Behavioural Interview

              Interview Questions
                Interview Experience
                This a 20-25 minute interview where you are asked HR questions, and one puzzle or guesstimate. Guesstimates do not need heavy practice however try to look at few when you are preparing for the interview.
                Interview Tips
                Do not worry about a weird guesstimate. The interviewers test your approach, and cracking it use of more common-sense than any specific strategy. Keep your HR questions well rehearsed however learn to fake spontaneity.
                Round 5

                HR Interview

                Interview Questions
                  Interview Experience
                  Most students going to this round as usually hired by the Company, so you have a 90% chance of getting in.This is more of an informal discussion where your talk about your resume, your activities on campus and your interest in ZS. The partners are senior members at ZS and are very keen on understanding how you fit in the Company.
                  Interview Tips
                  Try to drive the conversation towards topics you are comfortable with, but very carefully. This interview will test how cool you are while talking to Senior members and what your drive for working with the Company is like.
                  Skills

                  Skills Tested

                  • Case study
                  • Puzzle solving
                  General Tips
                  While ZS does not need rigorous case-interview preparation, since there are more and more Consultancies coming to campus, it would be an add on if you go through case-material available in abundance with seniors and batch-mates.
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                  ZS Associates interview

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                  AnonymousFresherSelected
                  Application
                  I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Kharagpur for ZS Associates
                  Interview Process
                  Test Group Discussion Case Study Interview HR Interview Stress Interview
                  Round 1

                  Test

                  Test Sections
                    Interview Experience
                    Though my CGPA wasn’t up to the mark, exemplary performance in the online test helped. But apart from a couple of guys, the rest of the ones who made it to the initial shortlist had a CG > 7.5
                    Online Test in Takshashila was conducted. GMAT/CAT model based. Quant, Verbal, and the likes. Ensure that you get the highest possible score. The students selected had more or less a full score in this test.
                    Round 2

                    Group Discussion

                    Group Discussion Topic
                    Aam Aadmi Party
                    Interview Experience
                    GD with a group of around 10 was conducted. General Knowledge and Current Affairs are the requisite skills.
                    Interview Tips
                    Ensure that you contribute valuable points in the GD. In a group of 10 people, there isn’t much time to speak for more than a couple of minutes overall. But the points you make must be relevant and attention grabbing. Every person is required to conclude the GD. So, there’s a redeeming chance as well.
                    Round 3

                    Case Study Interview

                    Interview Questions
                      Interview Experience
                      There are three different cases based on the designation you’ve applied to: Analyst, Operations, Technology. The case may sound really weird in the beginning, esp. for Operations. They are mainly based on Performance Appraisals and Remuneration Design (for Operations). But, there’s an inherent simple trick based on math skills and data interpretation, and presence of mind. You are given around 40 minutes to solve the case and write down the reasonings and method of solving. Make the best use of them. After this, you will have around 30 minutes to make the interviewer understand the method and approach of solving the case.
                      Interview Tips
                      Basic Quant Skills and Data Interpretation skills should sail you through. Don’t freak out. Just don’t. Everything else is easy. PS: Legible handwriting helps.
                      Round 4

                      HR Interview

                      Interview Questions
                        Interview Experience
                        Basic resume drilling. Might Include a guesstimate question. The guesstimate may sometimes be based on the resume itself (like, in my case). For the guesstimate, math skills will help. And, a good flow chart approach to the problem.
                        Interview Tips
                        Don’t falter on the resume drilling. Stand on your answers and don’t backtrack. About the guesstimate, use logical assumptions with a sound base. And, a neat and tidy solving method will appeal to the HR interviewer (and to the Principal later) Lastly, *Use a proper flowchart/mindtree.”
                        Round 5

                        Stress Interview

                        Interview Questions
                          Interview Experience
                          HR interview again, but with the Principal of the company (a big shot guy) along with a HR assessment guy in a corner. It’s mainly done to test how you interact with people of high stature. There might be a basic math question, which is more of a Stress Interview than a check for your quant skills.
                          Interview Tips
                          The good news is that, if you make it to this round, you’re “almost” selected. All you need is presence of mind to crack this. To summarize, Don’t loss your cool. Don’t freak out. Appear confident. Basically, you are being screwed with. Keep this in your mind.
                          Skills

                          Skills Tested

                            Skill Tips
                            Programming languages not required. The initial online test will be based on the lines of CAT/GMAT. HR interview and the Principal interview will have a guesstimate and a quant problem respectively.
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                            ZS Associates Business analyst interview

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                            AnonymousFresherSelected
                            Application
                            I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Kanpur for Business analyst role at ZS Associates
                            Interview Process
                            Test Interview Interview
                            Round 1

                            Test

                            Test Sections
                              Interview Experience
                              Test ( Quant, English, DI, Attention to detail) + Group discussion
                              Round 2

                              Interview

                              Interview Questions
                                Interview Experience
                                I was given a booklet describing a case involving a shoe manufacturer and his supply chain system. In addition there were a few other glitches in his profit generation. A total of 30 mins was allocated to solve the case, followed by an interview to discuss the case and suggest changes. In the second round of the same section basic math puzzle involving the surface area and volume concepts of a cube was asked. In round 3 of the same section. A role play wherein I was meeting a potential customer in an elevator and had 60 secs to inform him about what ‘We at ZS’ do. I lacked proper knowledge of the firm and had to do with limited information I had. I ensured I don’t go wrong on the little information I knew.
                                Round 3

                                Interview

                                Interview Questions
                                  Interview Experience
                                  The interview was by and large about my experiences in campus and how I had responded to different situations. Questions like “3 instances wherein you worked in a disordered environment and came out with flying colours“ , “ What is the most important quality in a team leader and why” etc . The round lasted for around 40 mins.

                                  The interview was again primarily about my experiences in campus and how I had managed time etc. Questions like “ Why ZS” , “ 3 most valued principles of your life” etc were put forward. The round lasted for about 30 mins. At the end I was given time to ask questions and clarify my doubts about the kind of work, culture etc at the firm
                                  Skills

                                  Skills Tested

                                    Skill Tips
                                    My calculations were neat and I invested more time in understanding the problem which made the Q/A session with the interviewer a cake walk. I was relaxed during the entire conversation and was able to substantiate my answers with examples from my life experiences.
                                    General Tips
                                    Make sure you read the cases VERY carefully. I learnt that a couple of my fellow students messed up the understanding part. Make sure you relate each and every significant achievement of yours to a particular quality or trait that defines you. This would help you answering HR questions effectively. Be thorough with each and every line of your master resume. HR interviews are all about knowing yourself and what you have done so far in life.
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                                    ZS Associates Business operations associate interview

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                                    AnonymousFresherSelected
                                    Application
                                    I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Kharagpur for Business operations associate role at ZS Associates
                                    Interview Process
                                    Test Group Discussion Case Study Interview Behavorial Interview HR Interview
                                    Round 1

                                    Test

                                    Test Sections
                                      Interview Experience
                                      Online test with basic quantitative and verbal ability sections.
                                      Interview Tips
                                      CAT preparation is more than enough.
                                      Round 2

                                      Group Discussion

                                      Interview Experience
                                      Group size is 10 . Topic is mostly based on current affairs.
                                      Interview Tips
                                      Knowledge of what is happening in the world is important. In my case, the topic was whether Kingfisher Airlines should be bailed out or not.
                                      Round 3

                                      Case Study Interview

                                      Interview Questions
                                        Interview Experience
                                        30 minutes of quantitative case study to be solved individually. After the time elapses, the interviewer will ask about the solution and the approach behind it.
                                        Interview Tips
                                        Quick arithmetic and being logically sound is important. Prepare from any case book such as Kellogs etc.
                                        Round 4

                                        Behavorial Interview

                                        Interview Questions
                                          Interview Experience
                                          Simple HR questions about extra-acads, BTP (see above), personal habits etc are asked.
                                          Interview Tips
                                          Focus is on time management. May ask a specific situation where you faced a time crunch situation and managed it.
                                          Round 5

                                          HR Interview

                                          Interview Questions
                                            Interview Experience
                                            Almost all the candidates who go through this get selected. The senior partner asks some questions about the resume and basic HR questions.
                                            Skills

                                            Skills Tested

                                              Skill Tips
                                              The company does look into CGPA much once you clear the cut-off. This year they recruited students with CGPA ranging from 7.5 to 9.2. Some amount of extra academic involvement is advisable. Inter-halls are fine. They ask in detail about the participation, time management, team work and leadership skills. Good participation in few events is also good and can be defended well in the above mentioned areas. No programming skills required. Ability to do mental calculations is important. They ask for a quantitative case study ( 3o minutes time), which involves some calculations. Quick arithmetic is fine.
                                              General Tips
                                              One can expect questions about the BTech Project. Apart from the technicalities, the overall usage and commercialization of the project is important, since ZS is more interested in those lines. They’ll also ask about how to commercialize the technology behind the BTech project. Good internships are of course handy to make an impression.
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                                              ZS Associates Business operations associate interview

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                                              AnonymousFresherSelected
                                              Application
                                              I was interviewed on-campus at NIT Surathkal for Business operations associate role at ZS Associates
                                              Interview Process
                                              Test Problem Statement Guesstimate Interview HR Interview
                                              Round 1

                                              Test

                                              Test Sections
                                                Interview Experience
                                                Online Aptitude test-AMCAT (verbal, quantitative, qualitative, logical) -Time is a crucial factor here than difficulty, the test is quite average.
                                                Round 2

                                                Problem Statement

                                                Interview Experience
                                                Day-2- Case study of Real life problem statement.(Math Skills & ideas needed to qualify here)Most important Round according to me. Majority was eliminated here. Those remaining usually make it through final interview. First a Case study is given to solve in around 30-35 mins.(4 questions with subparts also). Next, a "Case study discussion" takes place,1 to 1 discussion where you have to explain your approach/ideas/answers. This round takes up 40-50 mins at least.
                                                Round 3

                                                Guesstimate Interview

                                                Interview Questions
                                                  Interview Experience
                                                  Tech./Guesstimation Round- Internships/Projects (asked to explain the project and what your role was in it). Guesstimation questions are always asked here and are quite important to the process. Practice a few questions online beforehand to get a grasp of it. Approach here is more imp than the actual answer.(Elimination round)
                                                  Round 4

                                                  HR Interview

                                                  Interview Questions
                                                    Interview Experience
                                                    HR interview/Behavioral interview- Casual round of HR questions( Hobbies, interests etc are discussed). Qualities are asked to justify with real life examples. A quant questions (average difficulty) were also asked to solve.Almost everyone made through this round.(Final round)
                                                    Skills

                                                    Skills Tested

                                                    • Puzzles
                                                    • Trick Questions
                                                    • Apti
                                                    Skill Tips
                                                    Online materials are enough. Practice Apti. questions in summer for at least a week to build up the speed. Materials from seniors also helped. Trick questions/Puzzles are integral part for some companies, so knowing it beforehand helps. Almost all puzzles are available online.(just Google INTERVIEW puzzles). Andtry and read about the company you are planning to apply for, might come handy in HR rounds.
                                                    Resources

                                                    Preparation materials

                                                    Books
                                                    • R.S. Agrawal- for Apti ,
                                                    General Tips
                                                    Stay CALM and confident. Keep the basics right and be very sure with the companies you want to sit for. Dress smartly and always answer to the point. If confident about yourself, can skip companies for your dream offer.
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                                                    ZS Associates Consultant interview

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                                                    AnonymousExperiencedSelected
                                                    Application
                                                    I Applied for job through Personal Contacts for Consultant role at ZS Associates
                                                    Interview Process
                                                    Case Study Interview Case Study Interview
                                                    Round 1

                                                    Case Study Interview

                                                    Interview Questions
                                                    • Question 1: A Pharma company is introducing a new drug aimed at certain patients. It needs to work out its sales sand marketing strategy based on the information given. There were 6-7 slides printout with specific questions on each slide. I was required to answer the mentioned questions using whatever data was provided. It was not a conventional case interview. (Case Type-Marketing Strategy)
                                                    Interview Experience
                                                    Recommended Approach
                                                    •Candidate should start with understanding the case completely as a lot of information was given and explained. Any relevant Pharmaceutical words used in the case have to be clarified and no assumptions are to be made.
                                                    •As the case had lot of information, it was necessary to isolate useful information from the irrelevant information.
                                                    •Since the case included numbers and calculations, the calculations should be done correctly at the first time itself (time can be taken to compute the numbers)
                                                    •Interpretation of the graphs is extremely important (and there were only few graphs). Pay close attention to X and Y axes and their units
                                                    Interview Tips
                                                    Keep calm. Do not make the interviewer think that you are tensed.
                                                    heavy importance on numbers and interpretation on numbers
                                                    Round 2

                                                    Case Study Interview

                                                    Interview Questions
                                                    • Question 1: • A cinema theater chain needs to increase revenue and profits. Lot of information was given such as cost of new theater, expected revenue per theater based on its type, profit sharing details between studio and theaters. (Case Type- Sales/Marketing Strategy (Long case like HBS)
                                                    Interview Experience
                                                    40 minutes was given to read the case and make presentation templates in A4 sheets.
                                                    Reading the case itself took more than 30 mins.It was such a big case and had humongous data.
                                                    Recommended Approach
                                                    •Read the case as fast as possible and mark relevant data
                                                    •Give importance to data and try to interpret some useful inferences from it
                                                    •Making some graphs in the A4 sheet can be helpful
                                                    Interview Tips
                                                    It is not possible for anyone to understand the case fully in such a short time, Even the interviewer told this. They were more interested in how I presented and communicated. Of course, the interpretation of numbers was important
                                                    Skills

                                                    Skills Tested

                                                    • 1)communication
                                                    • Presentation Skills
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                                                    ZS Associates interview

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                                                    AnonymousFresherSelected
                                                    Application
                                                    I was interviewed on-campus at NIT Warangal for ZS Associates
                                                    Interview Process
                                                    Test Group Discussion Technical Interview HR Interview
                                                    Round 1

                                                    Test

                                                    Duration
                                                    60 Minutes
                                                    Test Sections
                                                    • Section 1: Aptitude Test
                                                    • Section 2: Analytical
                                                    Interview Experience
                                                    Quantitative: There were 2 questions. One was based on speed, distance & time and the other was on probability. Both of them needed a little bit of intuition and common sense. 
                                                    Analytical: 3 questions were analytical and required subjective answers and thus a good IQ and writing skills were essential.
                                                    Round 2

                                                    Group Discussion

                                                    Duration
                                                    15 Minutes
                                                    Group Discussion Topic
                                                    Nuclear Deal between India and USA.
                                                    Interview Experience
                                                    There were 8 of us for the GD round. We were then taken to the board room and were asked to sit in a circular fashion around the table. We were provided with notepads and pens, one per person. The topic was then announced by the panel members and we were given two minutes time to get prepared. Soon, we were asked to start the discussion. Over the span of 15-16 minutes, I brought to the table a few valid points such as the current national political scenario and the responses of many International bodies with regards to the deal. In the end, we were asked to summarize and conclude the discussion individually. Other than the GD, there was also a case study where I was given the task of analyzing a fictitious candy company's sales and set local goals for the salesmen. Also there was a round called 'Guesstimate' where I was asked to logically predict/guess the total number of cricket balls sold in India in one year.
                                                    Round 3

                                                    Technical Interview

                                                    Interview Questions
                                                      Interview Experience
                                                      There was only one interview for me. It was a mixture of technical and HR. As far as the technical part goes, I was tested for my knowledge of engineering mathematics, probability distribution curves, etc.. I was quite prepared for these questions and answered them as I deemed fit.
                                                      Round 4

                                                      HR Interview

                                                      Interview Questions
                                                      • Question 1: Why did you choose to apply for ZS?
                                                      • Question 2: Why did you choose to apply for ZS?
                                                      • Question 3: Why do you think ZS should select you?
                                                      Interview Experience
                                                      It was a thoroughly enriching experience for me. Initially, at the Pre-Placement talk, I was dazzled by the credentials of the delegation from ZS Associates. The manner in which the process of PPT was conducted was very professional and all the aspects were covered in the one and a half hour presentation. Although it was a very serious occasion, the delegation made me feel comfortable and were very encouraging throughout the process. All in all, it was a day whose memories I will cherish throughout my lifetime.
                                                      Skills

                                                      Skills Tested

                                                        Skill Tips
                                                        My suggestion to juniors would be: <br /> 1)Brush up your intermediate and engineering level mathematics. <br /> 2)Keep yourself abreast of current affairs as they are of vital importance to sail through the GD and the Case Study rounds. 3)Improve your Communicative skills. <br /> 4)Have an idea about the 'Guesstimate' and learn how to logically approach a given problem. <br /> 5)A good statistical approach is essential to provide a convincing solution to the problem stated in the case interviews. <br /> 6)Be prepared for all kinds of HR questions. <br /> 7)Also, a high level of confidence and enthusiasm are sought after by the company.
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                                                        ZS Associates Operations associate interview

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                                                        AnonymousFresherSelected
                                                        Application
                                                        I was interviewed on-campus at BIT Mesra for Operations associate role at ZS Associates
                                                        Interview Process
                                                        Test Case Study Interview HR Interview PRINCIPAL INTERVIEW
                                                        Round 1

                                                        Test

                                                        Test Sections
                                                        • Section 1: Selection Process: Written + Interview (3-4 Rounds) (*As in 2010, but probably the process has changed now. Get in touch with your immediate seniors.)
                                                        Interview Experience
                                                        Written test: 3-4 aptitude questions (CAT type) + 2 subjective HR questions
                                                        Round 2

                                                        Case Study Interview

                                                        Interview Questions
                                                          Interview Experience
                                                          Case Study
                                                          You will be given a case and supporting data about the case. There are no standard cases and hence there is no point discussing the case which I faced. There are 3-4 questions based on the case mainly to gauge your logical thinking and common sense. Try to write whatever you think and do that in a structured manner. Prep case solving using internet (lot of material is available).
                                                          Round 3

                                                          HR Interview

                                                          Interview Questions
                                                            Interview Experience
                                                            HR Interview
                                                            Generic questions on leadership, initiative taking, team playing etc. Just prep well before the interview. Follow a systematic approach in all the answers: Describe the context/situation, describe what you did, what you learnt, impact of your actions and finally generalize the learning lesson by demonstrating how you can utilize that lesson in your workplace
                                                            Round 4

                                                            PRINCIPAL INTERVIEW

                                                            Interview Experience
                                                            Round 3: Principal RoundIts mainly an extension of HR round but you should be ready to face some weird apti questions and puzzles. I was asked a very interesting question which fortunately I was able to solve (do not remember the details now, but remember using calculus for that puzzle :-|). Rest of the interaction is about the job role and your fit. Keep asking smart and engaging questions. The interviewer will be the head of the office who is a partner. So, this round counts a lot. Anyways your chances are good if you have reached this round because generally it is the last round. Yes, FYI, all rounds are elimination rounds.
                                                            Skills

                                                            Skills Tested

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