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S&P Capital IQ Research Associate Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 30, 2014
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Research Associate
Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in March 2013.

Interview Details – I had applied through the existing employee referral process but got an email for interview more than 2 months later. I had almost lost hope of getting it and the email was very sudden. The interview was scheduled just 2-3 days from the date of the email and no chance of rescheduling. The process was conducted with over 60-70 people giving a common written test with basic aptitude questions for maths and english and your profile details. After the test, they eliminated over half the strength on the basis of profile and written test. Then a single HR person was taking basic interview (non Technical) with profile based questions. Then another lengthy written test with finance questions and basic GK.
That was it for the day, a week later a managerial interview was scheduled. That was also abruptly informed just the night before. This interview was taken by 2 members and went on for an hour. All sorts of technical & Non technical questions were asked. The final Director Round was scheduled for the next day and was also only informed on previous night. Could not appear for that due to previous commitments and the position was filled by another person

Interview Question – The second Written Test had some tough finance questions.(Equits, Debt, Bankruptcy Etc)   Answer Question


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Research Associate Interview

Research Associate
Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

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

Interview Details – i applied through college placement cell. The recruitment process was held at their Gurgaon office. First there was a very easy objective Written test, followed by a very short HR interview. Selected candidates were called for 2 technical interviews.

Interview Question – Your mission statement   Answer Question


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Research Associate Interview

Research Associate
Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

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

Interview Details – I applied via Online portal.The time was too short to solve 20 questions and write an SOP.IT would have been better if the employee had specifically given instruction for the test


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Research Associate Interview

Research Associate
Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in April 2014.

Interview Details – A short test comprising aptitude and english, followed by a personal interview with the HR and a long test comprising aptitude, english and financial terminology. The personal interview includes questions such as ratios, difference between bonds and debentures, M&A, etc.

Interview Question – The entire process is difficult for a person not from finance background   View Answer


No Offer

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Research Associate Interview

Research Associate

Interviewed at S&P Capital IQ

Interview Details – Interview process starts with an easy aptitude test (MAT level), if you clear this there is an HR round with basic finance questions (bonds, stocks, hedge funds etc.) depending upon the kind of profile applied for. After the HR round there is a core finance test and subsequently 2 more rounds of interviews.


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Research Associate Interview

Research Associate

I applied online - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in May 2014.

Interview Details – there was a written aptitude test which consisted of basic information about yourself, education and questions on logical reasoning, quantitative and english passage.
please time yourself accordingly for the test as it is too lengthy and you would only be given 30 mins to complete it.
also dont stress too much on questions that you're not able to solve as youl lose time.

Interview Question – the unexpected thing was not asking anything specified as per the mail regarding financial terms.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

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Research Associate Interview

Research Associate
Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in September 2013.

Interview Details – Their process is well organized and HR is very efficient. Their 1st round is an apti followed by HR round then a subjective written test then a technical or Managers round followed by a directors round.

Interview Question – what is your favourite subject?   View Answer


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Research Associate Interview

Research Associate

Interviewed at S&P Capital IQ

Interview Details – The process was difficult and it wasnt that easy .... there were 4 rounds.... 1st was the aptitude round... + tell me about yorself.
Results of this aptitude was out in a day
then there was an hr round basic hr round.... nd mergers & acquisitions , hedge funds were asked
Then there was a technical round written on the same day ,,, that was very difficult .. it was a cat type format paper .
Last was the technical round.....

Interview Question – forward and future   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

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Difficult Interview

Research Associate Interview

Research Associate
Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 days - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in August 2010.

Interview Details – Hiring process is not that easy. It involves 5-6 rounds of interview here a candidate is judged on everything starting from Aptitude to the Attitude towards career progression, and towards the company. Hiring process involves One to One with the HR, followed by two written exams, and then the two rounds of interview with Operations Manager and the Group Director respectively.

Interview Question – Most difficult would be the aptitude test and one more written exam as it has lot of business awareness questions.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – This was my first job


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Research Associate Interview

Research Associate
Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in November 2013.

Interview Details – The company culture and interview panel was very professional and the entire process was conducted in the same manner.

Interview Question – The panel requires the candidate to have updated knowledge about the market. just knowing the morning news isnt enough, understanding its implications also is equally important.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – NO Negotiations at all.

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