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Updated Apr 16, 2014
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Interview Details I applied through their website and got a call for interviews at the Ggn office within a week. The first round was a simple written assessment of grammar, case studies and simple logic. The 2nd round was the HR round which was again very basic. The third round was a subjective written test on software testing. By the thord round 80% of the interviewees were eliminated. They got back to me within a week with the result of the 3rd round. I was called for the 4th round which was a technical round. Nothing too complicated but there were elements of stress testing. I think they're looking for you to be honest and up front. Final round was with the director which was just a general run through of my background and the prior stages of interviews.

Interview Question – Why are you opting for testing   View Answer

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Research Associate Interview

Research Associate

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ.

Interview Details telephonic interview.aptitude

Interview Question – why do u want to join research field?   Answer Question

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Research Associate Interview

Research Associate
Gurgaon, Haryana

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in August 2013.

Interview Details The process mainly comprises of 5 rounds
1) An objective test of 30 minutes covering basic reading and comprehension, LR and quant skills. Very easy
2) HR discussion round testing the communication skills
3) A subjective test containing finance, M&A related questions. Its tough to moderate level.

If you clear the above 3 rounds then later on 2 more rounds

4) Managers round where you will be grilled on finance related concepts
5) Director round

Interview Question – Keep in touch with finance related concepts and news specially M&As   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Got a better profile at another place

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Research Associate Interview

Research Associate
Gurgaon, Haryana

I applied through college or university - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in October 2013.

Interview Details 1st was Aptitude Round, followed by HR Round followed by Manager and Director level PI

Interview Question – If you are locked in a room full of haystack, how you will find needle in it?   Answer Question

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Research Associate Interview

Research Associate
Gurgaon, Haryana

I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in October 2013.

Interview Details Well the interview process consists of 5 eliminating rounds. Round 1 is a written IQ test, duration is 30 mins and is pretty general. Thereafter Round 2 is HR round, that is highly unforeseen and leads to majority of eliminations, in my case close to 22 people were eliminated with only 3 making to the next round. Round 3 again is a written test of duration 90 mins. Again quite generic nothing specific. All these round take place on a single day. Thereafter you will be called if you are shortlisted for Round 4 which is basically a personal interview, wherein two people of manager rank will sore down your neck. And finally if go get further shortlisted there is the final Round 5 that is called the director's round which is the last hurdle before you are made an offer.
But be aware that many a times they simply land up hiring no one, hence its not certain that someone will get hired out of all that appear.

Interview Question – I was told to define some typical financial terms like acid test six sigma, but these were not at all in line with my academic background.   Answer Question

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Product Support Engineer Interview

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I applied through college or university - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in October 2013.

Interview Details The first round was a written round.The paper was divided into 4 sections Coding/C++ knowledge,DBMS/SQL, Aptitude and Design/Testing(Software Engineering concepts)

After clearing the first round the second round consisted of one Technical telephonic interview and one Personal Technical interview.Then final round is HR round.

Interview Question – Possibly Inorder Tree Traversal without using Stacks.   Answer Question

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Senior Research Associate Interview

Senior Research Associate
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I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ.

Interview Details The interview and hiring process were completed in a day's time, as it was a campus placement.

Negotiation Details – There wasn't any negotiation. The salary is fixed for employees. Only the management and IT staff can negotiate for their salary.

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Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer
Gurgaon, Haryana

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ.

Interview Details 3 ROUNDS :1st is written round comprising of apti,SQL,programming questions,2 code were to be written.
2nd is Technical Interview:1 code was asked,quite grilled on DBMS,OS,OOPS,JAVA.
3rd is Tech+HR interview:concepts from java ,DBMS were asked extensively and HR ques like "where do u see urself after 5 yrs" were there.

Interview Question – how do you merge N files into a single file ?what approach is to be followed?   Answer Question

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Research Associate Interview

Research Associate

Interviewed at S&P Capital IQ

Interview Details five rounds. 1st one is a basic written test followed by an HR interview, a concept and general knowledge based skill test (written), Technical Round and Directors Round respectively.

Interview Question – What out of Profile, package and environment is the most important factor and why?   Answer Question

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Technology Quality Analyst Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Gurgaon, Haryana

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in September 2013.

Interview Details hai....i have attended the interview in s&p capital on 25th september.. on that day they have completed 4rounds for me(aptitude,hr,written,technical hr) but after they told that they will call with in a week ..can i expect call from them..but i did all the things fine....

Interview Question – technical hr   Answer Question

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