GEP Job interview Experience


account_circleFarzan Shaikh

Department : CME

CGPA : 7.2

Profile
Business Analyst
Package/Stipend
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Criteria
All Branches, No CGPA Criteria, No current Backlog
Session
2018-19
Status
Accepted Offer
Round 1

Written Test Interview

Time
60 mins
Difficulty
Difficult
Interview Experience

Around 240 students appeared for the Aptitude Test.
Test mode: Offline
Test Pattern: Three sections consisting of Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation + Logical Reasoning and Verbal Ability.
Every section consisted of 20 questions each.
Marking Scheme : Though the question paper mentioned +3 for correct answer and -1 for wrong attempt, they evaluated using +2 and -1.
This year they shortlisted 32 students for the interview process.

Round 2

Technical Interview

Time
30 mins
Difficulty
Difficult
Interview Experience

Question 1) Tell me about yourself.
Question 2) Based on my past internships and interests.
Question 3) Guess estimate the weight of detergent being used in India on a daily basis.
Question 4) How can you cut a cake in 8 equal pieces, given that all you have is just a knife.

Round 3

Technical Interview

Time
30 mins
Difficulty
Difficult
Interview Experience

Question 1) Past internships and my role at the Entrepreneurship Cell.
Question 2) Uber Eats is operating in Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi and Kolkata and wants to expand in a new city. Which city will you recommend and why? What will be their expected revenue in that city per annum?
Question 3) Why GEP and not the companies I have worked and interned with.

Round 4

Technical Interview

Time
30 mins
Difficulty
Medium
Interview Experience

Question 1) Biggest achievement of my life so far.
Question 2) You have started a travel business and have bought a bus that you want to run on Mumbai-Pune Highway, what should be the cost of a ticket so that you break even in exactly one year.
Question 3) What did I like the most about the GEP presentation on the previous day.

Round 5

HR Interview

Time
30 mins
Difficulty
Easy
Interview Experience

Question 1) Tell me about yourself?
Question 2) Who is your idol in life?
Question 3) What are your future plans, career goals for the next 5 years.
Question 4) What do you like the most about GEP and its work culture?
Question 5) You have worked with many startups and MNCs in the past, why would you choose us above them?
Question 6) You have a very strong Management profile, why not MBA directly?

Note: This additional round wasn't there for everyone, my Entrepreneurship related profile was a red flag for them as they believed that I might not join them even if I get selected. All the questions asked in this round were to ensure that I will work with them in the future.

Additional

Other comments

For Aptitude Test: The questions are not easy and will test accuracy over speed as negative marking is also involved. Due to lack of sectional cutoffs I would suggest that you spend more time solving questions from the section you are most comfortable with. Search and solve easy questions from all sections first.

All interviews are one on one and you will face a different interviewee in each round. Elimination occurs after every round.

They will focus on mainly two things :-
1) Communication Skills
2) Structured Problem solving skills

Tell me about yourself is just to know how well you can speak about yourself. This is where your communication skills are judged. Many were rejected right after this question, so do prepare a pitch beforehand.

Learn on internet how to solve Guess-estimation questions, the interviewee is more interested in your approach than your final result. But ensure that your final result makes sense.

Stay confident and don't lie on your CV, they go through the pain of reading each and every point. Also, keep your CV short and on point.