Royal Bank of Scotland Interview Questions

Updated Jul 25, 2015
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    Software Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chennai (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Royal Bank of Scotland (Chennai (India)) in December 2010.

    Interview

    3 technical rounds 2 managerial rounds 1 hr round

    Interview Questions

    • Why are you leaving your current company?   1 Answer
    • You are selected. Can we discuss your salary package?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    went well

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    Software Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Royal Bank of Scotland (Bangalore (India)) in January 2010.

    Interview

    There was a written test conducted for CICS, JCL, DB2 and COBOL (Each topic has a separate test). The test can be taken from any sify center. The test is very tough and tiring. The number of questions are not fixed. As you keep answering the questions keep appearing till the time ends. Next is the face to face interview which has 2 rounds. The is a generic communication, personality round. The second is the final technical round. In this situation based questions are asked. Like how would you design for this requirement, How would you handle this issue, etc. Then the HR round.

    Interview Questions

    • The written test was the most difficult and unexpected one. I haven't expected to pass through but I had fared with very good score.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Yes I was able to. As I already had an offer in hand it was easy for me to get what I had asked for. Negotiation is mandatory to get a good pay in RBS as far as I know.

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    Software Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chennai (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 5+ weeksinterviewed at Royal Bank of Scotland (Chennai (India)) in August 2010.

    Interview

    It was a detail process, couple of rounds of Technical screening, followed by competency based written tests, then again a couple of rounds of Technical screening (this time face to face), then again Management rounds and finally a HR interview (salary expectation). It was a tough process but structured.

    Interview Questions

    • Usually all the questions are competency based and it was scenario based, questions are pretty much available or taken from many internet sites but with a decent preparation one can crack it.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I had to negotiate twice to come closer to my expectation, you need to press foot and negotiate :)

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    Graduate Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Manchester, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 8 weeksinterviewed at Royal Bank of Scotland (Manchester, England (UK)) in February 2013.

    Interview

    Four stage process: 1. Application Form and Situational Judgement Test 2. Online Numeracy and Reasoning Tests 3. Telephone Interview 4. Assessment Centre

    Interview Questions

    • "People like to ask about risk areas for the banking industry. Why, in your opinion, do you think RBS is in a good position and what are the areas that it can take advantage of going forward?"   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation involved. You are asked to provide an immediate indication as to whether you wish to accept the offer or not. You are also made aware that your office location is not provided immediately and you will be informed in the coming months as to where the company will be placing you.

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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Interview

    Only given aptitude round

    Interview Questions

    • Numerical reasoning question were so tough with less time given.   Answer Question
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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 8 weeksinterviewed at Royal Bank of Scotland (London, England (UK)) in February 2012.

    Interview

    I work on the graduate scheme. Fairly standard recruitment process. Apply online with CV and 3 detailed questions answered. If successful followed by online assessments and first round interview. Final round is an assessment centre involving interviews, group discussion and a presentation. There is a lot of focus on RBS values and people standards so make sure to read it up

    Interview Questions

    • Quite detailed competency questions and presentation with only 15 mins to preparre   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Fixed graduate salary - no negotiation

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    Junior Process Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mumbai (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Royal Bank of Scotland (Mumbai (India)) in February 2014.

    Interview

    Aptitude test & Personal Interview

    Interview Questions

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    Assistant Vice President Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Tokyo (Japan)
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Royal Bank of Scotland (Tokyo (Japan)).

    Interview

    Multiple rounds of technical, domain and managerial.

    Interview Questions

    • Current salary and expected salary at earlier stage interview itself   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    Got another better offer

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    Assistant Vice President Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Royal Bank of Scotland (Gurgaon, Haryana (India)) in November 2012.

    Interview

    interactive, apply on the portal, business process driven

    Interview Questions

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    Graduate Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    interviewed at Royal Bank of Scotland in September 2014.

    Interview

    1st round, intelligence test, same as other IQ test, pass This set of problems is much more difficult than SHL (some name like that). It includes arrows combination, symbols, etc 2nd round, numerical test, failed Different from other banks, just 12 McQ quiz, 75sec each, quite stressed comparing to other banks online test. Actually, it might not be that difficult, but you need to be prepared and using a good calculator. Each quiz with at least 6 choices, some even with more than 10 choices They will have assessment center if u pass it. Some of my friend get there, but unfortunately I failed.

    Interview Questions

    • Different from other banks, just 12 McQ quiz, 75sec each..   Answer Question
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