EXL Services Hiring Process – Business Analyst – Vaibhav Jain
Please tell us about your placement procedure at EXL Services (Short listing procedure, GDs, Interviews).
It was a three step process for me (other selected candidates had 4 rounds, one extra PI round). First round was an online aptitude test followed by 2 rounds of interviews (puzzles and HR). Aptitude test included basic apti questions (Quant, LR, English, DI). In the first interview they ask questions based on your background (to make u comfortable) then about details mentioned on your resume which are followed by mind boggling puzzles. In final round again some puzzles and guess estimates are asked along with basic HR questions about you, your future plans regarding MBA and what you expect from the company.
How did you prepare for the placement season? What advice would you give to your juniors regarding the placement season?
As I was preparing for CAT, it helped me get through the apti test. A month before the beginning of placement season I prepared for puzzles, case studies and guess estimates (u can get a lot of material on the net). Getting a job in a non-tech company needs more of a logical ability to answer under pressure in a jiffy and how to deviate the questions from topics you know nothing about. My advice to you guys is stay relaxed, decide which path excites you and you see yourself in. The most imp thing is not to be disheartened by rejections as they help you rectify your mistake and bounce back with a BETTER YOU!!
What’s the role of academics in getting a good placement from NSIT?
YES, academics do play a role in landing you on the doors of a big company (having high % CUT OFF), but after that it’s YOUR PERFORMANCE (mainly confidence, attitude, passion and knowledge) which decides whether you’ll bag that job or not. But even if your percentage is low, don’t worry; I’ve seen guys with low percentage getting big jobs.
Are you planning to do higher studies in near future?
I am planning for MBA degree from a top notch institute but not now maybe after 2 years after I get some work experience. Honestly, would have joined MBA if I had scored a bit better in CAT this year.
Would you like to give any general advice to your juniors in NSIT?
Make sure you try everything you ever wanted to do in college. NSIT provides you with a lot of free time to explore different avenues. Academically its chill, keep your percentage above 65%. College life is fun and make the most of it as these four years will pass away in the blink of an eye. ALL THE BEST !!