Edelweiss Financial Services Recruitment Process – Associate Trader – Bhavya Aggarwal
Bhavya Aggarwal, Associate Trader, Edelweiss Financial Services shares his Interview Process in this brief interview
College: NSIT Batch of 2017
Please tell us about your Interview procedure at Edelweiss Financial Services (Short listing procedure, GDs, Interviews, Questions).
It was a two day process. The company visited our campus in the morning for the presentation and after that around 200 students sat for the online test which involved 30 calculations based question need to be solved in 5 minutes, 20 aptitude based questions to be solved in 20 minutes and 15 pattern based questions need to be solved in 15 minutes. Around 30 students were shortlisted after this round.
The next round had two interview rounds and general questions related to CV,profile and company were asked in both the interviews to me. But, some students were given mathematical problems like what is the square of 139, 2.35 % of 550 etc. Both the interviews lasted for 30-35minutes. 9 students were shortlisted after this round.
The next round was also the interview round of the same type and finally 2 students were selected by the company.
What and how many internships and projects you did at college? How did you get them?
I had done four internships in my college life
1. Intern at Philips Pvt. Ltd. (Via Family Contact)
2. Worked for Jobs Hiring Process (Startup of my senior)
3. Intern at Cardekho (Referred by a friend)
4. Worked for Meetaround (Startup of my senior)
Also, I was very dedicated about my work at Enactus NSIT and the journey in the society gave me an amazing experience.
How did you prepare for the placement season? What advice would you give to your juniors regarding the placement season?
I did some case studies and guesstimates practice with my friend. I joint the CAT coaching institute so i need not to prepare for the Aptitude tests explicitly.
Advice:- Aptitude tests are easy. If anyone is not preparing for cat, s/he should not worry. Just practice some online tests to increase your speed. Regarding the case studies and guesstimates preparation, it will be better if one will do it in a group. Also, practice some basic HR questions.
What’s the role of academics in getting a good placement?
Academics play a major role in preliminary shortlisting. Try to maintain it above 70% for Tech companies and 65% for non tech companies.
Elaborate on the type of work in this kind of role?
As an Associate Trader, I will be part of a distinguished trade execution team, trading with Edelweiss’ proprietary funds globally on
the biggest derivatives exchanges.
What growth opportunities does this company provide? Is there any global exposure?
This is the best part about the company as the growth of an employee will solely depend on the performance of an individual. If somebody is doing good, s/he will get the profit.
Edelweiss is in 29 countries so one might get the global exposure.
Would you like to give any general advice to your juniors?
Use your 3 years of college wisely.Explore and learn as much as you can. Figure out your interest and pursue it.