I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at D. E. Shaw India.
Interview Details – I applied through a college placement and took a day for the process. comprised of an assessment containing verbal and quant questions followed by GD and then one-on-one behavioral interview.
Interview Question – Unexpected question: If you could be any character in fiction, whom would you be? Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at D. E. Shaw India in November 2013.
Interview Details –
Sat for campus recruitments.
Four rounds - Aptitude Test, GD and Interview rounds. Didn't reach the interview round.
Aptitude test was surprisingly difficult, with only 1/5th of the candidates being accepted into the next round.
GD topic was simple enough, but high elimination rate. Only 1/10th of the people made it through.
Can't say anything about the interview rounds.
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at D. E. Shaw India in August 2013.
Interview Details –
Process flow :
Pre-Plamecement Talk > Written Test > Interviews (2 Technical + 1 HR)
1. Written Test had 3 sections (Time : 20 min each)
a)Aptitute (20 Questions) - Very tough questions, to be answered on OMR sheet
b)C, C++, Java (20 Questions) - Average questions, to be answered on OMR sheet
c)Algorithm (1 Questions) - Average question, Code in any language to be written on paper.
2. Technical Interview 1
Results of written were announced very soon, and interview started immediatly after that. This interview of mine went so long (for 80-90 min). Covered many topics from C, C++, DBMS & DS. Interviewers were very friendly and I was able to give direction to my interview.
3. HR Interview
Next day first I had HR round, talked about my projects, answered other general questions like Why DEShaw? It went for more than 30 min, because I started about Aliens & UFO (in which I was interested).
4. Technical Interview 2
Final interview was not so long, but it was kind of very bad for me (and for others also). In this interview they try to cover all the areas like Networking, Operating System, etc.
5 from our college were in finals, and then I was the only one to be picked up by them finally.
Interview Question – They love to take people who have good knowledge of as many areas as possible, so one should be able to answer basic questions of DBMS, C, OOPs, DS & Algo, OS, Networking etc, Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at D. E. Shaw India in August 2013.
Interview Details –
A written round was conducted. It had two sections, namely Aptitude and Technical.
20 ques were to be answered in each section with 20 mins alloted for each..
16 students were shortlisted. Then 2 technical interview rounds were conducted and the questions were basically on DSA and puzzles.
I applied online and interviewed at D. E. Shaw India.
Interview Details – it was a telephonic interview and wasn't to hard the technical round was easy . patiently waiting for their call
Interview Question – the process of interview is quick, waiting for results is tiresome. Answer Question
I applied in-person and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at D. E. Shaw India in January 2013.
Interview Details – It was a telephonic interview
Interview Question – How would you fit in to this role Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at D. E. Shaw India in August 2012.
Interview Details –
Hiring consisted of A written (Aptitude + technical)
Aptitude consisted of 20 questions in 20 minutes, but quite tough. Could hardly do 5 of them. But then was the technical, it also was 20 minutes duration, consisted of basic coding and technical questions, And one code writing question : Given - numbers being generated and given to you. Write a function to maintain and return the median of the array along with the new element being inserted.
I did it in O(n) and then in O (log n). Was selected for interview technical. Interview lasted for about 1 hour. Questions from my resume were asked. And basic DATABASE, DATA MINING , DATA STRUCTURE were asked. I was not selected.
Interview Question – Given a stock data for some day, give a strategy to analyse the time series data for raising and falling of stocks, and how will you identify the peaks. Answer Question
I applied through college or university and interviewed at D. E. Shaw India.
Interview Details – It was a college placement. There was an initial screening process involving a written test. There were several logic puzzle type questions in the written test, and one essay type question asking to interpret an image as we see. The interview was mostly technical, questions ranging from algorithm questions to solving specific programming problems to details of languages. Many had RDBMS related questions too. The questions were of a good difficulty, the panel was friendly and accommodating of gaps in knowledge, as long as it was frankly expressed.
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I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at D. E. Shaw India in June 2012.
Interview Details – Lot of technical questions and the test was very difficult and quantitative
Interview Question – What is the state of the economy if the interest rates are going up but the growth is negative? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – They are very willing to negotiate of the candidate is right
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