Ernst & Young Placement Process – Analyst – Preemi Malya
Please tell us about your placement procedure at Ernst & Young (Short listing procedure, GDs, Interviews).
Considering you fulfill the company’s eligibility criteria there’ll be 3 rounds during the selection procedure namely
a)Written test b) Group Discussion c) Personal Interview
The written test consists of quant, LR, English and data analysis questions . Though there was no sectional cut off (at my time) we had to clear the overall cutoff (set by the company people). The quants section was comparatively easy but there were pretty tough math questions in LR . So for all the freshers who are interested to apply I’d suggest you revise your fromulas well . As far as the GD is concerned just be confident in what you are saying . If you have a good conversational skill you are pretty likely to get through even if some of your points in the GD aren’t that good .
The last round is the face to face interview where they can ask you anything and everything from your CV , so you should be very thorough with it . DO NOT put false achievements in your CV just to make it look good , the interviewers might go into details of anything and if you are unable to explain it to them clearly it’ll be very negative point for you.
What helped you sail through the hurdles and crack one of the finest jobs?
The key to success here Is confidence and good conversational skills . If you are able to explain to them all the work you have done or anything else they ask about you , this shouldn’t be that hard . Of course for the written part you have to be update with the general quant n English but the GD and PI solely depends on how good you are at expressing your points (valid ones) with utmost clarity.
How did you prepare for the placement season? What advice would you give to your juniors regarding the placement season?
Since I wasn’t taking any coaching for quant I use to study from Arun Sharma which is a really good book to practice quant from . English was much easier for me though I use to practice the typical placement questions (which are easily available on many sites)online. My only advice to all of you right there is that at least know the basics of quant and practice English regularly that’ll be enough to get you through most of the written papers during placement season.
What’s the role of academics in getting a good placement after college?
Academics does play an important role in getting a good placement . Since every company has a certain eligibility criteria (Eg- 70% throughout btech etc) it becomes necessary to maintain a certain level . Having said that you don’t have to be like an 80% or a 90% to get in a good company even if you’re an average student but your concepts are clear you can get a really good job.
What all internships and projects you did while in college? How did you get them?
I did my major and minor project based on microwave antenna . You basically have to choose a specialty in your field (whatever interests you the most) and go ask the faculty of the concerned field to guide you through the various projects you can undertake. As far as the summer internships are concerned I completed that from DMRC and TCIL . There are many such firms which take in students for summer training and anyone interested can look for them online and apply accordingly.
Are you planning to do higher studies in near future?
Though I haven’t decided that yet but I might wanna apply for my masters after 2-3 years
Would you like to give any general advice to your juniors?
My only advice to everyone Is that be confident of yourself . No matter what field you choose or what projects you undertake just make sure you are thorough with the work you have taken up , because almost all the interviews consist of a discussion on the projects and internships you have done during your college period . And for those you aren’t good in conversing start working on it , there are like so many examples I can give of people who didn’t get a job ONLY because their English was bad or they weren’t that fluent in it but academically they scored really well .