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JRA(Junior Research Associate) Interview

Anonymous Employee in Hyderābād (India)
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I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at S&P Capital IQ (Hyderābād (India)) in June 2012.


-->Written test consist 3 segments Financials(40 Quest), Aptitude(10 quest), English (10 Questions) all are multiple choice. and section cut-off is there 1hr duration.
     Financial questions are very basic ones every one answer those like calculation of profit from sales after tax and depreciation, some related to bonds, when company winding up 1st preference of settling debt.. etc
    Aptitude consists some are arthematic and finding area of cylinder when height and base are given, questions related to circles, and some are solving quadratic Equations,

English Consists of very easy questions like finding errors in a sentence(5) and filling suitable word in blanks(5)

--1:1 Technical Interview of 2 rounds ..mostly on basic of accounting and stock markets. i faced 15-20 in 2 rounds..some of them are..

     2.EPS Formula (Pat/No. of Shares) ,How do u caluclate NO of Shares for Accounting period (Ans-By Weighted Avg. of outstanding shares over the period)
     4.Bridge Financing
     5.Mutual Fund
     6.Capital Market
     7.Non-recurring Expenses
     8.Retained Earnings
     9.Inventory Turnover Ratio
     10. Networth
     11.Difference b/w Preference share and equity shares
     12.Prefferencial Dividend
     13. Capital Employed..
     14.Treasury bills
     15. Holding company operations and Examples

-- Final HR. mostly asked from Resume ..project.. achievements. hobbies.. negetives.. educational back ground,.. why u choose those courses etc.

Good Luck.

Interview Questions

  • Eps Formula..(PAT/ No. of Shares) How do u find.. no of shares in accounting period?   3 Answers
  • Difference b/w prefferece share holders and equity share holders.   Answer Question

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I cleared 2 round of Technical but lost in HR round..

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