Morgan Stanley Internship interview Experience


account_circleSamay Sanghvi

Department : CSE

CGPA : 8.6

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Criteria
The company had a minimum pointer criteria of 7.0 with no current backlogs (For CSE,ECE,EEE)
Session
2016-17
Status
Accepted Offer
Round 1

Computer Based Test Interview

Time
90 mins
Difficulty
Easy
Interview Experience

Firstly, an online test was conducted (90 minutes duration) on HackerRank, consisting of 15 MCQs(Data Structures,C concepts,Logical Puzzles,General Aptitude) and 2 coding questions.
Coding Questions:
1) Given a number which is odd initially and we can swap any two digits and we can swap only once.Now the problem is that we have to find the maximum possible even number that can be formed using the above constraints
Example
input:121
output:112

2)Given two arrays, one represent elements and another array represents frequency of elements in the input sequence .You can remove m items from the given input sequence.You have to tell the minimum number of distinct elements that you can remove to keep as minimum distinct numbers as possible after removing m elements in the array.

13 out of around 100 students were shortlisted for further rounds.

Round 2

Technical Interview

Time
30 mins
Difficulty
Easy
Interview Experience

1. I was asked to explain my project (Android App Development) which i did after 2nd Year B.Tech.
2. The interviewer then asked me to explain the codes i wrote in online test which basically involved fundamental knowledge of pointers,datatypes and choice of data structures in different real-life case scenarios.

They want to see how you approach any question and how well you can explain and write the code.
After this round 9 students were shortlisted for further rounds.

Round 3

Technical Interview

Time
30 mins
Difficulty
Medium
Interview Experience

1.Implementation(Had to write the code) of snake like traversal of binary tree.
2.Discussion about which data structure to use for linking fields of database.
3.Question based on Topological Sort algorithm(Written Code).
4.A logical reasoning puzzle .
The interviewer was very friendly and helped me whenever i got stuck anywhere.

Round 4

HR Interview

Time
30 mins
Difficulty
Easy
Interview Experience

This was the best round for me!
The interview started with expected questions like
1.Tell me about yourself.
2.Why Morgan Stanley?
3.Tell me your strengths and weaknesses.
4.Mention any incident where you showed your leadership skills.
After that we had friendly discussion about extra curricular activities mentioned in my CV,movies and popular technologies being researched nowadays.
Please do not show off or lie about anything. The interviewers are highly experienced and can catch you in a minute.
Always stay calm,this round is basically to see how confident you are while interacting with others and whether you are really interested to work for this company.

Finally 6 students got selected for internship!!!

Additional

Other comments

Study data structures course with full interest and understanding.
Do competitive coding on sites like Hackerrank/Codechef etc. as it helps to build logic and also helps to clear online and technical rounds.
Technical knowledge is not the only factor judged by Morgan Stanley, they expect the applicant to have good communication skills as well.