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Updated Jun 23, 2014

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I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in December 2011.

Interview Details – I attended the company's info session at my school. After the info session, we could make appoints for a 1-1 interview the next day. The interviewer was very nice. The interview lasts about an hour. There was around 4 technical questions. Overall, I thought the interview went well. However, it seems like they wanted students coming into their summer internship with lots of experience in the field.

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Junior Research Associate
Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

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

Interview Details – 5 ROUNDS :1st is 30 min aptitude which has english ,maths and reasoning questions.
2nd is HR round where u are being asked simple financial definition to see ur knowledge and comm skills,i was being asked the difference between bonds and debentures,and the reason for currency depriciation.
3rd round is technical writing round for 90mins: has general awarenees+finance question
bussiness description,and hard core reasoning.
4th is technical interview round : where a lot of grilling is done on financial terms,curent awareness and resume.
5th is director round :just a formality

Interview Question – Some questions in reasoning   Answer Question

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Software Developer, Quality Analyst, Business Analyst, Database Administrator Interview

Software Developer, Quality Analyst, Business Analyst, Database Administrator
Hyderābād (India)

I applied through college or university and interviewed at S&P Capital IQ.

Interview Details – The inter view was held at our campus(|Mjcet,Hyuderabad).The interview comprised of a single paper with 4 sets consisting of 1.Aptitude 2.technical 3Writing of code etc.Only 30%of the candidates cleared.Then there was a gd.With that there weremultiple technical interviews.icleared 2 interviews and was callled to their campus where the last technical interview was to be scheduled.This is where i got rejected

Interview Question – The interview at the campus needed thorough knowledge of basics   Answer Question

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Product Support Engineer Interview

Product Support Engineer

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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Research Associate Interview

Research Associate
Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

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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Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer
New York, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ.

Interview Details – On-Campus: Written test followed by a follow-up in person interview.
On-site:
3 back to back technical interviews, 40-45 minutes each.
Questions:
1. Design "Undo" and "Redo" feature for a text editor.
2. Given an integer array, return "1" if sum of any two numbers is zero.
3. Use two dice to create a random number generator (0-15).
4. What is a Race Condition?
5. Given a continuous stream of characters, find the first non-repeating character.

Interview Question – Design "Undo" and "Redo" feature for a text editor.   Answer Question

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BSA Intern Interview

BSA Intern

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 months - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in March 2012.

Interview Details – I was recruited through an on-campus program. I met the recruit at a job, then was invited back for an on-campus interview. Then they flew me out for a superday where I had 4 back to back case interviews

Interview Question – One interview was just asking questions, I didn't need to answer anything I just had to know how to ask to right questions   View Answer

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Research Associate Interview

Research Associate
Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

I applied online - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in August 2013.

Interview Details – the process started with an aptitude test, followed by HR interview about profile and why this co., then another test consisting of questions related to capital markets and other happenings in the corporate world.

Interview Question – why do you want to join this co.   Answer Question

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Business Analyst Interview

Business Analyst
Hyderābād (India)

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ.

Interview Details – Hiring and interview process was held for so many candidates at a time and the first round was an written test which are on the basics of finance and second round was personal interview round in which they mainly asked about detail explanation of financial ratios.

Interview Question – Explain CAPM in detail.This is followed by some related questions   Answer Question

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Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

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

Interview Details – I applied at the company's website portal and got a mail for the interview on 21st November.
The process consisted of the following rounds
1. Aptitude Test.
2. HR interview.
3. Written subjective test.
4. Technical interview.
5. Another interview.

The first round is more of a form cum test round where you have to fill in some details and answer some easy logical, quantitative and English questions. The important thing here is to not miss out on any question as there's no negative marking. It's fairly easy.

The second round is the HR interview but it was mostly technical. Just basic questions about testing and what the profile is about and also what u know about the company.

The Third round consists of 10 subjective questions. Mostly are about the various types of testing and about writing test cases.

The fourth round is again an interview which they tell me is the manger level interview.

The above four rounds happened on the same day. I was told the result for the fourth round would be communicated to me within a week. It has been a week since then and i haven't heard from them so far. I guess it's their subtle way of saying, thanks but you haven't been selected for further rounds.

Interview Question – No difficult questions as such.   Answer Question

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