S&P Capital IQ Research Associate Interview Questions

Updated Aug 16, 2015
71 Interview Reviews

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

61%
24%
14%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview

59%
31%
9%

Interview Difficulty

3.1
Average

Interview Difficulty

Hard

Average

Easy

71 Candidate Interview Reviews Back to all Interviews

Sort: Popular Date Difficulty

Helpful (1)  

Research Associate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
No Offer
Neutral Experience
Average Interview

Application

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

Interview

It was followed by a written test. The interview was very technical and majorly finance terms were asked. There were other rounds including the case solving round and another round of interview.

Interview Questions

  • What is the difference between hedge fund and mutual fund   Answer Question

Other Interview Reviews for S&P Capital IQ

  1. Helpful (12)  

    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I 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?   Answer Question
  2. Helpful (1)  

    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at S&P Capital IQ (Gurgaon, Haryana (India)) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Campus Recruitment Process took around 2-3 months 1. Written test included logical reasoning, general knowledge, quant, english and personal aptitude 2. Video Conference Interview 3. Face to face interview The selection process is really slow I am selected.

    Interview Questions

    • 1. What is deferred revenue expense 2. ADR 3. Operating Cycle 4. Calculation of Working Capital Overall general accounting and cost accounting Questions were asked.   Answer Question
  3. Helpful (1)  

    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I 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   Answer Question
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Interview Review


  5. Helpful (2)  

    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Calcutta (India)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days. I interviewed 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
  6. Helpful (2)  

    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    interview was very long took 2-3 months, first there was aptitude test which consist of eng, quants, logical reasoning, finance. and after few days they will call you for personal interview process basically 2 round of interview asking u full question about finance

    Interview Questions

    • most of the question came out from domain basically about ratios and accounting concepts, accounting standards, amalgamation etc   Answer Question
  7. Helpful (1)  

    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate 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
  8.  

    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I 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
  9.  

    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I 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   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    i am still in the process

  10.  

    Research Associate Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed 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
Don't Miss Out On a Job You Love
Upload a resume to easily apply to jobs from anywhere. It's simple to set up.

The difficulty rating is the average interview difficulty rating across all interview candidates.

The interview experience is the percentage of all interview candidates that said their interview experience was positive, neutral, or negative.

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.