Name: Suraiya Khan
College: Delhi Technological University
Branch: Computer Science
Type of interview: Off-Campus Interview
As it was an off-campus interview, I had mailed my CV for Business Technology Analysts position in ZS Associates. The ZS interview had two rounds, one was the online interview round and if a candidate is able to pass this, then he or she is eligible for the next round that is the face to face or interview round. After applying for the drive, I started my research for the written test and interview rounds. Fortunately, I found the PrepInsta website where all the necessary study material was available. There were some previous year papers also on the website that helped me prepare for the online written test.
Round 1 – Online Written Round
The first round was an online test which comprised of Multiple-Choice questions There were four sections in the test, namely, Logical Reasoning, Verbal English, Quantitative Aptitude, Data Interpretation. This is time-based task, where I was allotted 120 minutes to solve 80 different types questions from all the above-mentioned sections.
Check out the below table to get insights about the number of questions, difficulty level, as well as other details of the test:
||NUMBER OF QUESTIONS
|Logical and Attention to Detail
||Medium - High
||Medium - High
Audio is recorded with the test screen; a dialogue box appears if the text screen is changed. The test is automatically published if such a scenario occurs more than twice. The questions related to sufficiency and probability questions were very difficult for me to solve. Although, I was able to score 80 percentile in the online aptitude test. After few days, I received an email from ZS Associates and I was called at the ZS Associate campus for further interview rounds.
There were two interview rounds. First-round had two sessions, a behavioural interview and a case interview. The second round was the project demonstration session.
Behavioural Session: This round checks your skills and ability to communicate effectively. In this round they asked me a number of questions related to my past experiences to judge my skills and to know the desire to work in a competitive work environment.
Case Interview Session: This case-based session evaluated my ability to analyse a business situation, synthesize information, and develop and communicate recommendations. This session further evaluated the ability to apply analytic thinking directly to a project scenario—the case may involve calculations and interpretation of the results.
Project Demonstration Interview Session: This was the last section of the interview process; I was given an overview of a specific project where I was provided the chance to ask questions regarding workplace environment as well as the work structure.
After the entire process, all the candidates were told to wait for an offer letter if selected. I received the letter after a week and went to the Bangalore office for a visit where I was briefed about the whole process and work structure. It was a dream come true and could have not been better.