Merilytics Job interview Experience
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Meghana Maduri
Profile
Business Analyst
CTC/Stipend
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Criteria
All branches/ 6.5
Session
2019-20
Status
Accepted Offer
Round 1

Computer Based Test Interview

Time
65 mins
Difficulty
Medium
Interview Experience

The test consisted of 3 parts: 1. general aptitude ( more focus on data interpretation) 2. minute business cases ( very small case studies ) 3. technical ( C, SQL mostly). Individual time was allotted for the 3 sections. This was a common test for both technical and BA positions. If you are applying for BA, you need not clear the technical round so focus more on the first two sections.
This is an elimination round.

Round 2

Group Discussion Interview

Time
15 mins
Difficulty
Easy
Interview Experience

GD with a group of 6 people was conducted. The topics given were relatively simple. My group was given the topic " Does the present engineering education system require any changes? " To be selected for the next round, you need not be one of the best speakers but make sure that you are not left out during the discussion and make at least a few valid points. Very few people were eliminated in this round.

Round 3

Technical Interview

Time
15 mins
Difficulty
Easy
Interview Experience

It started with basic HR questions, resume walkthrough, internships and learnings from those. Some probability-based questions were asked at the end. Overall it was an easy round.

Round 4

Technical Interview

Time
20 mins
Difficulty
Medium
Interview Experience

This round was completely based on a case study. The case was explained verbally and initially, some ' business insight' questions were asked based on the case. After that, some data was given and an optimised marketing model was required to be found from the given options by performing calculations. Some knowledge of Operations Research or Cost Analysis would help.

Round 5

Technical Interview

Time
25 mins
Difficulty
Difficult
Interview Experience

This round started with the basic ' tell me about yourself ' and why did I have a low cgpa in the first year and how I had improved later on and some questions about my schooling as the interviewer was also from the same city as me.
Then started the case interview. The case given in this round was fairly difficult when compared to the previous one. The case was explained verbally and some theoretical questions were asked to test my understanding of the case and my way of thinking. This case was less about calculations and more about analysing why certain situations arise by looking at the given data.
I couldn't solve the case completely but shared my way of thinking and logic for all the questions asked.

Additional

Other comments

In the case interviews,
1. Try to understand the case completely and clear your doubts about any assumptions that can be made.
2. While solving the case, be it theoretical or calculation based questions, engage the interviewer throughout the process and let him/her know your " thought process", rather than just giving the final answer directly. This will help the interviewer understand your thoughts better, even if your final answer is wrong.
For the Computer-based test,
1. Practice Data Interpretation based questions thoroughly.
2. Try to maintain a good accuracy percentage.