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Updated Apr 16, 2014
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Junior Research Associate Interview

Junior Research Associate
Gurgaon, Haryana

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in June 2013.

Interview Details Aptitude test followed by HR Interview and final two round of interview with manager and director.

Interview Question – Interview was easy   Answer Question

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Technology Quality Analyst Interview

Technology Quality Analyst
Gurgaon, Haryana

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in August 2012.

Interview Details First round :Aptitude
second round :HR interview
third round:Testing based written exam
fourth round:Interview with manager
fifth round :Interview with Director

Interview Question – the process is simple>Only domain knowledge is required   Answer Question

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Reaseach Associate Interview

Anonymous Employee
Gurgaon, Haryana

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ.

Interview Details The Capital IQ interview process has 5 steps – Every round is elimination round.

1st step is an IQ test - written test (Math and Vocab – aptitude exam)

2nd step is HR interview. Questions may include definitions of mergers and acquisitions and more finance/investment questions.

3rd step: Technical exam written for 60 mins /90 mins (finance basics and merger and acquisitions)

The above 3 rounds can happen on the same day. At least 2 rounds will happen in same day.

If you clear the first 3 rounds. You would get call for the next round in 7-8 working days (max)

4-5 rounds would be personal interview – Director Rounds.

They are more interested in knowing about you. Knowledge about the company is required and you need to know what’s happening in the news.

Questions on finance and mergers, equity, financial firms and venture capitalists. If you reach this round you are more or less going to get the job."

Please refer Google for more question and details/ kind of questions.

Interview Question – basic finance - CFA orientation   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – they offered 4.5 lakh for entry level so kool ..

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Research Associate Interview

Anonymous Employee
Gurgaon, Haryana

I applied through college or university and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in March 2013.

Interview Details 1) College written exam- logical aptitude, quantitative maths, basic English.
2) Office HR interview- lasted on an average minutes.
3) Another written round- Heavy on financial knowledge, logical aptitude, Business GK.
4) Manager round - Seemed like a repeat of second written round, with financial knowledge tested, with current affairs. Lasted 15-20 minutes.
5) Finally the Director round, more of a formality. Lasted 10 minutes, discussed about my course and what I expect of the job.

Interview Question – Who is the chairman of Biocon?   Answer Question

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TQA Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Gurgaon, Haryana

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 days - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in February 2013.

Interview Details it waS COOL and easy

Interview Question – what is testing ?   Answer Question

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Research Associate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Gurgaon, Haryana

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in April 2013.

Interview Details The interview process is well managed and follows an elimination factor in each round.

1st Test - a basic English and Maths test (100 people at that point)

2nd Hr Interview - an HR round to review the resume, quite basic (20 out of above 100 selected for this round)

3rd Aptitude Test - one and half hour test, a bit tough including advanced financial/accouting questions and General Awareness questions (12 candidate out of above 20 selected for this round)

4th 2nd Aptitude Test - Similar test like the 3rd Aptitude test (6 candidate out of above 12 selected for this round)

5th Team/Manager Interview - An interview with the Team/Manager, generally 2 people. Nothing technical but in general if you're apt for the position. (2 candidate out of above 6 selected for this round)

There was supposed to be another round called a Director Round, which did not happen as both of us (last 2 candidates) were told we are over qualified for the position.

Interview Question – nothing difficult just keep your basics right. here are some examples -define management buyout, angel investor, growth stock, value stock, no load fund, incubation, rights issue, functions of investment banker, full form of NASDAQ, ESO, GAAP   Answer Question

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Very Easy Interview

Research Associate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Gurgaon, Haryana

I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in March 2013.

Interview Details there was drive for Research Associate..application were invited thru employee referall, naukri or simiar ways.. drive was on for more than 2 weeks.. and graduate+ pg both were invited..
1. a form was given in which details were to be filled + an aptitude test ( 30 min) to fill up all
2. shortlisted were called for namesake HR intv. and then were told that will call u later..
it happend with almost all candidates.. i wonder if any was selected..on that day or other..

i have not got a call yet.. or i dont know whether vacancies are filled

Interview Question – no such ques..
prepare for- why u want to join and your key skills for the job post
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Research Associate Interview

Research Associate
New Delhi

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 days - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ.

Interview Details Interview and hiring process was well managed

Negotiation Details – No issues faced

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Data Analyst Interview

Anonymous Employee
Hyderābād

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 days - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in December 2011.

Interview Details there would be 3 rounds. its cool

Interview Question – no such difficult questions.. but they negotiate the salaries a lot   Answer Question

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Very Easy Interview

Research Associate Interview

Research Associate
Gurgaon, Haryana

I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in January 2013.

Interview Details 2 rounds test and then HR round.. very very simple

Interview Question – very basic concepts of M&A   View Answer

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