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Goldman Sachs Analyst Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 18, 2014
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Interview Details The interview process included a couple of case studies and very technical questions about the previous job and the work done.

Interview Question – Which JAVA API did you use in your previous job?   View Answer

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Interview Details 0. A lot of discussion about my under grad college,its campus,hostel life,( even food quality !!). Then why not Phd-difference in academiic and corporate life etc etc?
1. What is outlier? Why we are concerned about them - give a situation ? How to detect it? 2008 crisis-extreme value theory?
2. What do you mean by lift chart?
3. Stability of a system? Describe eigenvalues and eigenvectors?
4. What do you mean by Factor Analysis?
5. logistic regression? how to estimate its parameters? how to know whether it is a good model or not? Give an example of it.
6. When is a PDE parabolic? Methods to solve PDE numerically? Explain Finite Difference Method
7.Describe CLT?
8. How to Estimate parameters of ARIMA model?What is ACF?

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I applied through college or university and interviewed at Goldman Sachs.

Interview Details Campus Recruitment. Had 1 written test, HR interview and then 2 interviews at GS office.

Interview Question – Nothing specific. Just some basic Finance/Accounting questions.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – It was a standard compensation for all Campus grads. But they pay the best salaries to freshers compared to other companies.

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I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in August 2012.

Interview Details initial interview was conducted at delhi and then all it was online, got thru within three rounds

Interview Question – Do not remember at the moment but it was related to case study.   Answer Question

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I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Goldman Sachs.

Interview Details The hiring rounds are competitive and lengthy in terms of time taken for the interviews. They are also interesting and challenging with some questions such as - How would you sell water?. Overall an amazing interview experience

Interview Question – How would you sell water?   Answer Question

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Interview Details The interview process for the post of analyst in the above company was a very well structured interview process with many rounds of interview. Questions related to personal life, leadership skills, team building and suitability to culture are prominent types. Knowledge of current affairs and about the company plays a major role too.

Interview Question – What is your long term goal?   Answer Question

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I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in July 2013.

Interview Details first round: MCQs on aptitude and technical followed by a couple of programs and an essay on 'why I am the best fit for GS'
second round: Group Discussion on a given situation the group is put.
The second round is followed by interviews.During the interview process the candidate's resume is studied by the interviewers and a lot of questions were asked on it.

Interview Question – Explain certain OOPS concept (which they will decide) without using technical terms?   Answer Question

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I applied through an employee referral and interviewed at Goldman Sachs.

Interview Details HR Round followed by 4 other rounds with different stakeholders in the Dept.

Interview Question – Finance Related Questions   Answer Question

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I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in April 2013.

Interview Details Had 10+ interviews - attended in person interviews on one day and several telephonic rounds

Interview Question – Interviews were resume based, with emphasis on questions about fit   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – None - offer was as expected

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Interview Details 1.Resume shortlisting 2. 1st round interview with Senior analysts / Associates 3. 2nd round interview with VP (No HR round)

Interview Question – Questions generally related to accounting concepts, valuation, summer internship & a few guesstimates.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No salary negotiation.

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