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Goldman Sachs Recruitment Process

Last Updated : 18 Dec, 2023
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This article will give you information about the company, its recruitment process, sample questions that have been asked previously, lots of experiences shared by other aspirants, and the portal where you can apply.

About the Company:

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is an American multinational investment bank and financial services company headquartered in New York City. Apart from investment banking, it offers investment management, securities, asset management, prime brokerage, and securities underwriting services. 
As a “Bulge Bracket” bank, it is one of the largest investment banking enterprises in the world. It is considered a primary dealer in the United States Treasury security market and more generally, a prominent market maker. The bank owns a direct bank known as Goldman Sachs Bank USA through which it maintains its online banking presence. Goldman Sachs was founded in 1869 and is headquartered at 200 West Street in Lower Manhattan with additional offices in other international financial centers. Goldman Sachs Engineers are innovators and problem-solvers, building solutions in risk management, big data, mobile and more.

Recruitment Process:

Goldman Sachs conducts 4 to 5 rounds to select the freshers as SDE in their organization: 

  • Online or The Hackerrank Round
  • Coderpad Round
  • Telephonic Round
  • Technical Round 1
  • Technical Round 2
  • Technical Round 3
  • Technical Round 4
  • Technical-cum HR round

Online or The Hackerrank Round:

 The online round is held on the Hackerrank platform and generally consists of three sections and the user is allowed to switch between the sections. 

  • The CS section which consists of programming questions along with a few MCQs lasts for about 1 hour.
  • The ML section consists of questions from Machine Learning and lasts for about 30 minutes.
  • The Quants sections consist of general numerical aptitude questions running for about 1 hour.

The Coderpad Round: 

The CoderPad Round is a coding round in which live coding is held in which the screen is shared between the student and the interviewer who will be on call with the student. The round lasts for about 1 hour and the interviewer may ask one to two questions depending on the time frame. Few questions asked are: 

  • Trapping Rainwater Problem
  • Anagram Problem
  • Given an array of non-negative numbers & a target value, return the length of smallest subarray whose sum is greater than the target value.
  • Given an array of students and their marks in different subjects. Find the maximum average of the student.

Telephonic Round: 

In this round, the interviewer asks questions over the phone, testing the students’ technical skills, related to course subjects, programming, System Designing and Algorithms. 

Technical Rounds: 

These consist of the face to face rounds with the interviewer where questions are asked regarding the facts and points mentioned in the resume. Questions are generally asked from the projects, internships or training mentioned in the CV. Subjects that interest the interviewer mostly are Data Structure, Algorithms, Operating System, Networking, Database Management etc. Students will be tested of his or her in-depth knowledge in all aspects of domains related to Computer Science and his or her interests. Students can also be expected to write codes in the interview. 

Technical-cum HR Round: 

This round deals less with less technical questions and more with the HR questions like: 

  • Tell me something about yourself.
  • Where do you see yourself in next 5 years, 15 years and 25 years?
  • Questions on family background.
  • Strengths and Weaknesses.
  • Questions on the facts mentioned in the CV.

Few Interview Experiences: 

Questions asked in Goldman Sachs: 

  1. Find Excel column name from a given column number
  2. Find the total number of triangles in a hexagon with edges connecting each vertex to another?
  3. Design an Elevator
  4. Intersection Point in Y Shapped Linked Lists

Where To Apply: 

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