S&P Capital IQ Research Associate Interview Questions

Updated Apr 13, 2015
Updated Apr 13, 2015
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Research Associate Interview

Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
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Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through college or university – interviewed at S&P Capital IQ (Gurgaon, Haryana (India)) in April 2015.

Interview

Round 1- Aptitude (english, maths, logic, SOP)
Round 2- Brief Interview (They throw five six questions at you, mostly technical.)
Round 3- Written test. It's tough. (It has five sections: finance/D.I./computer related/RCs/personality questions)
Round 4- Interview with manager (awaited)

Interview Questions

  • What is a bull market?
    Number of companies listed on BSE?
    Full form of NASDAQ?
     
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    Research Associate Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at S&P Capital IQ.

    Interview

    Round 1- aptitude (english, maths, logic)
    Round 2- HR interview
    Round 3- written (finance terms- arbitrage, index, private equity, SLR & CRR, Indian rupee appreciation/depreciation; logic; finance related comprehension passage)
    Round 4- Interview with manager (awaited)

    Interview Questions

    • 1. Difference between VCs, PE & Incubaotors
      2. Difference between primary & secondary research
      3. Core function of the company
      4. Leverage buy out
      5. Angel investors
       
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  2.  

    Research Associate Interview

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at S&P Capital IQ.

    Interview

    5 LEVEL INTERVIEW
    First round: simple aptitude test, half an hour long
    Second round: interview, basic finance questions asked
    third round: Aptitude test, one and a half hour long, divided into three sections- logic, aptitude, general knowledge
    Fourth round: Managerial interview
    Fifth Round: Director

    Interview Questions

    • Angel Investors, mutual fund ,hedge fund,PE Vs angel investors,growth stock   Answer Question
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    Research Associate Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at S&P Capital IQ (Calcutta (India)) in April 2015.

    Interview

    First an Aptitude Test was conducted with 50 Marks on Finance related questions, and 10 Marks for reasoning and 10 marks for language with a time duration of 1 Hour, Further a Personal technical interview was conducted with one to one process. 8 Question were asked on instant one after another.

    Interview Questions

    • Margin of Safety IPO, Merger and acquisition, Cost of Capital, Buyback of Shares, Quick Assets,   Answer Question
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    Research Associate Interview

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    First round: simple aptitude test of half an hour
    Second round: HR review, though nothing seemed like it was an HR interview. All financial terms were asked
    Third Round: Content test- which had 4 sections: 1.finance related subjective questions 2. gk 3. LR 4. quant
    Fourth round: managers interview- i have it tomorrow :P

    Interview Questions

    • Management buyout buyin, angel investors, private equity firms, about BSE n NSE
      Content test had questions on growth stock, Arbitrage and similar financial terms
       
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    Reasons for Declining

    i am still in the process

  6.  

    Research Associate Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at S&P Capital IQ (Gurgaon, Haryana (India)).

    Interview

    aptitude test then a HR round where technical was also asked , written exam of all finance related questions and then if u get selected u have another main technical round

    Interview Questions

    • what is the difference between depreciation and amortization   Answer Question
  7.  

    Research Associate Interview

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at S&P Capital IQ (Gurgaon, Haryana (India)) in February 2015.

    Interview

    First round: simple aptitude test, half an hour long
    Second round: interview, basic finance questions asked
    third round: Aptitude test, one and a half hour long, divided into three sections- logic, aptitude, general knowledge
    Fourth round: Managerial interview

    Interview Questions

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    Research Associate Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at S&P Capital IQ (Gurgaon, Haryana (India)) in February 2015.

    Interview

    3 rounds
    1 round : Aptitude Test
    2nd round: HR cum Technical round
    3rd round: 1.5 hour technical round with 4 sections GK, Reasoning, Aptitude and Finance

    all of these rounds take place on day 1.
    then they call for final round on some other day if you clear the 3rd round

    Interview Questions

  9.  

    Research Associate Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at S&P Capital IQ (Gurgaon, Haryana (India)) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Do not expect questions like- tell me about yourself, career goals etc.The HR interview is a technical interview itself wherein they ask questions to test your financial and capital market knowledge.

    Interview Questions

    • What are angel investors/incubators/hedge funds/difference between bonds and debentures/MCX index etc.   Answer Question
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    Research Associate Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at S&P Capital IQ.

    Interview

    Very Standard Procedure. Basic Question from Accounts and Finance. Level increases as You keep giving right answers. Two round of interviews followed by a technical round. Expect question from Managerial accounting also although its a bit irrelevant to the profile.

    Interview Questions

    • Managerial Accounting was also asked although its a bit irrelevant to job profile   Answer Question

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