There were three sections in this online test which tested the Verbal, Logical and Quantitative aptitude. The test was conducted on the AMCAT platform where one needs to attempt all questions in one by one manner (Note: There is no going back to previous question). The test was very easy with some medium to tough questions at times. There were sectional cutoffs as well. So the key point is maintaining accuracy at a faster pace. Don't waste time for any question (2 minutes Tops). Rest is a cake walk if you have a grip on basic aptitude questions (which are even important for other companies also). Out of 315 applicants some 63 students were shortlisted for Deloitte USI while 49 students were shortlisted to Deloitte India after Round 1 (as per thier preferences). Note that Deloitte generally has higher intake rate, so these numbers also seem high.
In our batch, no GD/JAM round was conducted for Deloitte USI while a GD round was conducted for Deloitte India (Note: Deloitte India visited VNIT Nagpur for the first time, this year). They called this round a Personal Interview. So basically it's a mixture of Technical and HR stuff. Luckily my interviewer asked me mostly HR questions only. He introduced himself to me and asked me to do the same along with quoting my hobbies, strengths and weaknesses. His next question was how did I overcome my weakness. Next he asked me what is the importance of teamwork, to which I responded well by quoting my past experiences (some are in my resume and some are not). Then he moved on with standard questions like Why Deloitte? Where do you see yourself five years from now? How good are you at taking up new technologies? (These are some basic questions everyone needs to prepare generally for any company. Prepare for all such HR questions and just show your willingness to learn, somehow during the interview). Finally he asked me if I had any questions to him to which I posed him two questions regarding the differences among Deloitte member firms. He was very cheerful throughout and responded well to these questions. He was very positive at the end of interview and told me that he had a nice time. Finally 25 students were selected for Deloitte USI and 11 students were selected for Deloitte India (after GD round, only 15 were shortlisted to the Final Personal Interview round that was similar to that of Deloitte USI). Note: Deloitte company people didn't show any bias towards any particular branch/CGPA people for the final shortlist. So if you do good there are high chances that you get selected. Deloitte as a company encourages diversity in the crowd, which was clearly evident from their final shortlist.
Deloitte people have told us that there was a final round after the interview to which we were shocked at first. Don't worry it's just a fun session where they inform you about your onboarding process and congratulate you on getting selected(believe me, seeing everyone of the 25 members being happy for their selection is a true visual treat). The following suggestions can be used for both Deloitte USI and Deloitte India (or any such company that offers you analyst role) : Give the aptitude test very seriously because it's easy for everyone and one may need higher scores to get shortlisted to the next round. In interview, be cheerful and confident throughout the session. Thank the interviewer at the start of the interview (for getting you shortlisted) and answer his first question ( mostly it will be your introduction only). Study well their JD (Job Description) and you can quote the answers accordingly to prove that you have the skills they need in a potential candidate. Be prepared with your resume thoroughly (Don't fake anywhere ,if found it might create a bad impression). I recommend having knowledge of programming to some extent ( Knowing basic C/C++ programs , Object Oriented Programming concepts is sufficient). Some companies even ask for SQL so prepare accordingly. Core/Circuital branch students can even speak on their core projects as well (everything need not to be IT/Software related). It is recommended to have one big + two small projects on your Resume (Do know their real life applications also, if any). If you have included your hobbies or extracurricular activities be prepared with some background current affair questions regarding them. Some of my peers were even asked some puzzles (one can prepare for them using "Geeks for Geeks" website. It is always good to have some idea regarding AI, ML, Big data, Cloud computing, Block chain, crypto currency, supply chain, Data analytics etc. (Just google them or watch some TED talks). It is also suggested to have an idea on how case studies and guesstimates are handled in an interview (refer youtube). Backup every statement you speak with a suitable incident from your past experiences so that it makes your case even more stronger before the interviewer. Listen to everything attentively and ask questions if required (this makes your interview more like a conversation rather than a viva). One night before the interview, one should go through the company's website to understand more about the company. You even get to ask some genuine doubts in their ppt sessions and interviews as well. Do this thing sincerely and chances are that you may get into the recruiters notice positively. Ultimately remember that no one is your enemy. It's just an interview. What could be the worst thing?!! You may not get selected. But, the key here is learning from your experiences. Keep trying and trying but never give up. Everyone will get some good opportunity at VNIT Nagpur, if he/she is willing to try . Ultimately such companies which offer analyst roles look for good analytical and communication skills. Good coding skills are a plus point but not necessary. Deloitte is truly one of the best recruiters that visits our campus (the role is business+technology related, so it involves coding but they don't test particularly on this as long as the candidate proves his/her analytical skills). Given their training opportunities and brand value , I recommend all those eligible candidates (especially from core branches who have little to no grip on coding) to give their best shot for Deloitte. Probably this is one of the easiest paths one can use to get into a "Big Four" firm (not to mention Deloitte being the top one as per Global Revenue). Cherry on the top is that there isn't any bond or clawback agreement. Prioritise your dream companies wisely after understanding yourself. Finally wish you good luck and a Happy Placement season.