Credit Suisse Interview Experience for Technical Analyst | On-Campus 2022
All the students from B.Tech CSE/IT, M.Tech CSE, MCA who had CGPA 7.5 and above were allowed to apply for this drive.
ROUND 1(Online Test): The first round was on the HackerEarth platform. It was held on 16th December 2021 and it was a proctored online test. It consisted of a total of 5 questions. 2 MCQs based on DBMS and Computer Networks which carried 6 pts each.
And, it had 3 coding questions:
- The first one was of hard level (100 pts)
- The second was of medium level (50 pts)
- The third one was also of medium level (50 pts)
If the code passed a few test cases, then it showed as ‘partially executed’.E.g.: if there are 15 test cases and your code could pass 14, then also it will be considered partially executed. So, you must focus on the edge cases as well.
- I could solve one medium-level question (50 pts) and was able to partially solve the remaining two (partially executed). You’re on the safe side if your code for one medium-level question gets executed completely for all the test cases and if you could solve the MCQs.
- The results were declared on January 4, 2022, and a total of 19 students were selected for the next Technical Interview which was held on 13th January.
ROUND 2(Technical Interview): We were provided with a Zoom meeting link and based on panels availability, we were moved to the interview room. The start time was 10 am sharp. There were 2 interviewers in this round and it lasted for 40-50 mins.
They started by giving their introduction and asked me to do the same.
- “Walk me through your resume”.
- About the recent experience. (Internship or similar)
- Which project you’re most proud of? (prepare beforehand to explain it for 10 mins at least, so that without asking anything they would get the main insights of what you did technically)
- How did you manage when you had to complete your project within a short and tight deadline? As I was Microsoft Engage Mentee ’21, they asked in detail about the same.
- Questions related to the project I was proud of:
- What tech stacks did you use and why?
- What is Prop drilling in React?
- What database did you use and why?
- Other cross-questions relating the tech stacks that I used.
- Final Year project. Details about it.
- What more technologies do you know and have worked on?
- What are data structures? Why do we use them?
- What is a circular linked list? How to find the first node in the circular linked list?
- SQL queries:
- How to find unique records from a table?
- How to remove the duplicate records from a table.
- If there are 100 attributes in table t1 Then how many attributes will be there in (a) t1 union t1 (b) t1 union all t1
- how to count distinct records?
- Why having clause is used? What it does?
- Queries on the group by and having clause.
- What is Left join and Right join?
- Order of execution: from clause, where clause, group by clause, having clause.
- Coming to the data structures again:
- Difference between arrays and list.
- What is the difference between stack and queue?
- How to implement stack using queues? (Code in notepad, time complexity, what it means to be push operation being costly?)
- Any Questions for them.
After the TR we were asked to wait in the zoom meeting so that they can convey the further processes.
At 1:45 pm they allowed all the students who were selected for the next round of interview and stated that it would start from 2:15 pm sharp.
ROUND 3(HR Interview): This time there was only one interviewer. It started with the introduction from both ends.
- Why Credit Suisse?
- If any of my family members are in Credit Suisse?
- Which project you’re proud of and why?
- Describe a situation when you were given the responsibility in a team? How do you manage? What was the output?
- Do you have your Aadhar Card, Pan Card, and Passport?
- Any Questions? (Be well prepared for this beforehand, recommended, it should be different for Hr and Tr.)
At last, I asked the interviewer about when can I expect the results, she said the next day or a day after that. We received results the next morning itself. A total of 5 students from Information Technology were selected for the full-time Technical Analyst role at Credit Suisse.