S&P Capital IQ Research Associate Interview Questions

Updated Aug 16, 2015
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Research Associate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at S&P Capital IQ in June 2014.

Interview

Five rounds comprising of IQ test, HR interview, written technical test, manager's technical interview round and Director's Technical interview round. Fairly easy. Just brush up on finance basic concepts. Over all experience was fairly quick and easy

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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate 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
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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate 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
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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee 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
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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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    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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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate 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
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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee 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
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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    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
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    Research Associate Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed 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

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