S&P Capital IQ Interview Questions

Updated Aug 25, 2015
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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at S&P Capital IQ (Gurgaon, Haryana (India)) in April 2015.

    Interview

    the process had 4 rounds first was the aptitude test that had CAT like maths and VA the ones who cleared the test were called for a one to one interview with the HR. This interview had basic finance based questions as well and lasted for only 3-4 mins. after the HR interview the selected candidates had to go through a skill test or written test. which had mcq questions on accounting, computer softwares related to research, rc passages. the selected candidates were then called for a manager level interview after a few days. the interview was average and a friendly experience. the interviewers asked finance questions like what is etf, market cap, etc

    Interview Questions

    • what is the difference between etf and mf what is your favourite subject   Answer Question
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    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at S&P Capital IQ (New York, NY) in January 2015.

    Interview

    Went through 6 interviews and then 1 person twice over a 3 month period. I was never called back, I had to call to be told they were going in another direction. Communication from the company was good at first but then when it became clear I wasn't getting the role. all communication stopped. I thought that was unprofessional.

    Interview Questions

    • Typical questions, most related to previous employment and background, etc.   1 Answer
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    Database Engineer I Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at S&P Capital IQ (Gurgaon, Haryana (India)) in March 2013.

    Interview

    Total rounds of interview were 7 which includes the written and HR interview as well. It was a bit lengthy and took almost 4-5 days to get the offer letter.

    Interview Questions

    • Fine tune the provided query??   1 Answer
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New Delhi (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at S&P Capital IQ (New Delhi (India)) in April 2014.

    Interview

    Shortlisting on the basis of resume and after that telephonic interview was taken. I applied to the company through university. The interview experience was good and they focus on all aspects instead of just CGPA. The questions were mostly about data structures and algorithms and a bit of puzzles.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Greater Noida (India)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at S&P Capital IQ (Greater Noida (India)) in May 2015.

    Interview

    The first round was through cocubes. It had apti questions and 3 coding questions. It was easy just basic string questions were asked. 2nd round as interview based on project, summer training, DBMS and Data Structures. Not that difficult if prepared well for the interview

    Interview Questions

    • A db query to select 2nd highest salary from a table, find if tree is BST or not   Answer Question
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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at S&P Capital IQ (Gurgaon, Haryana (India)) in November 2014.

    Interview

    It started out with telephonic interview at our campus where questions like difference between bonds and debentures, what is tickers, hedge funds, call options, put options, about the company, its competitors etc was asked........... After that we were called up for next round process at Gurgaon where several colleges were pooled. The office is super awesome and you will feel very homely entering into that due to its excellent infrastructure and ambiance. The first round consisted general aptitude and vocabulary questions which were fairly easy to solve. It consisted one question which carried highest weightage i.e. Why S&P Capital IQ Should hire you. So be very specific about answering this. Time limit 30 mins. Be fast. Next round-HR. 2-3 mins. Shoot questions which are mostly technical like Merger acquisitions, difference between them, bridge financing, mezzaine debt, load funds, IPO,derivatives and stock market related. Good confidence with presence of mind can work well. Technical written which was of 60 mins for me and time vary according to the paper. 5 questions were descriptive such as what is full form of NASDAQ, Leverage ratios etc and consisted of 7-8 cases regarding new startups, IPO, Venture capital funding and valuation. Others had questions from reasoning and GK too. So be cautious about that. Final interview round held a day after the first round process. Here, technical questions were asked which were a bit dicey with that questions to check creativity and presence of mind were asked. Lack of confidence and preparation can lead to a disaster and you can miss the bus. With that, they take your technical written paper and ask whether you searched for the questions which you felt you wrongly answered that day. If you had done that, it creates a good impression. Overall, the process is based on technical competency and your personal aspiration to work for S&P.

    Interview Questions

    • 1.If Beta of a stock is negative and stock market rises, what will be its effect on beta? 2.Different markets in an economy with examples? 3.How would you describe volume and capacity of a half filled glass of water to a small kid? 4.ESOPS related questions...and many more technical questions.....   1 Answer
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    Senior Manager Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at S&P Capital IQ (Hyderābād (India)) in August 2013.

    Interview

    3 Tech rounds consists deep technical on SQL Server and other Microsoft technologies and 1 tech round about software architectures, management and lead capabilities and the last HR round for comp discussions.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jabalpur (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at S&P Capital IQ (Jabalpur (India)) in March 2014.

    Interview

    It was a campus interview process. They shortlisted the student on the basis of CV. basically They shortlisted on the basis of CPI (CPI > 7.5). They shortlisted 10 students out of 20 -25. After a week they took telephonic interview. There are two interviewers on the telephone. It was purely technical interview. They asked questions related to the operating system, dbms and java (basically oops concept).

    Interview Questions

    • They asked about the binary tree.   1 Answer
    • Asked about deadlock   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    for internship there is no such negotiation. To get selected you should have sound knowledge of Java, and DBMS.

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    Database Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in November 2014.

    Interview

    Basic question about yourself and past experience. Very detail questions about your project in the resume and also the skills you mentioned in the resume. A phone interview is last for 20 mins.

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    Technology Quality Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at S&P Capital IQ (Gurgaon, Haryana (India)) in April 2015.

    Interview

    round 1- aptitude 30 min(s)(5 question from English RC, general english, quant, reasoning). time management is key to here. Round 2- Tech written 45 mins( if you have good knowlsdge then it is very easy to clear). round 3- Tech F2F( grilled you through each n every topic in manual testing) Round 4- managerial (puzzle n general quest) round 5- HR

    Interview Questions

    • BUG life cycle, test cases security testing, sanity n smoke , re-testing and regression testing. Prepare your self for testing question in finance domain.   Answer Question

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