Interview Process

Interview Process

Candidates will be evaluated on their programming as well as their analytical abilities.

There are generally four rounds to hire candidates in the Goldman Sachs Recruitment Process:

  • Online Assessment Test 
  • Technical Interview
  • HR Interview

Interview Rounds

1. Online Assessment Test 

The Goldman Sachs  online assessment test is divided into the  following  sections:

  • Quantitative Aptitude: It contains questions related to Numerical Computations and Numerical Reasoning. Prepare questions related to Numbers, Profit and Loss, Permutation and Combination, Averages, Time Speed and Distance, Ratio, Probability among other topics. Candidates' mathematical ability will be assessed through  Diagrammatic puzzles and Series.
  • Reasoning: It contains questions related to Logical Reasoning, Abstract Reasoning and Diagrammatic Reasoning. Be prepared on questions related to Data Arrangements, Coding and Decoding, Data Interpretation,  Algorithms/ Flowcharts, Circuits, Input-Output patterns among other topics.
  • Verbal: This section is related to Reading Comprehension. You must practise the topics listed below in order to answer more efficiently: Improvement and Correction of Sentences, Articles and Fill in the blanks.
  • Technical section: Technical Test will contain questions related to the following topics which are listed below:
    • Coding
    • Aptitude(Advance)
    • Computer science
    • Competitive Programming
    • Subjective

Prepare questions related to Primitive data types and expressions, Control flow operations, Basic object-oriented concepts, Subclassing, Abstract classes and interfaces,  Error handling and debugging among other topics. You can also prepare questions related to Data Structures, Pseudocode, OOPS, Operating systems, Networking, DBMS and SQL among other topics.

This round can be skipped for experienced folks based on the company's policy and job requirements.

2. Technical Interview

Candidates who pass the online assessment test stage will be invited to a face-to-face technical interview. Technical interviews are meant to assess your technical abilities – which are usually specific to the role you are seeking – as well as to discover how you think, solve problems, and handle stressful situations. Your problem-solving talents will also be evaluated by the interviewer. You'll be questioned about your previous projects and job experiences, as well as what you did and how you employed technology, as well as your level of success. Be prepared with the basics of computer fundamentals too.

Goldman Sachs is searching for candidates who have a strong conceptual understanding of at least one programming language, ideally C/C++, Java, Python, or JavaScript. 

The number of technical interviews you have will be determined by your performance in previous rounds, your job profile, your experience, and the needs of the firm. Generally there are two rounds of technical interview per candidate.

3. HR Interview

After passing the technical interview, candidates will move on to the HR round. The major goal of an HR interview is to examine a candidate's personality, background, strengths, and weaknesses in order to determine whether or not they are a good fit for a given post.  As a result, it's important to be well-prepared for the HR interview.

Examine your resume to ensure that you've included all relevant personal information and that the information you've provided is accurate to the best of your knowledge. They can also enquire about Goldman Sachs history, including when the company was established, its goals, principles, and organisational structure, among other things. Prepare to answer any questions based on your résumé that may be asked. Explain your interest in the profession and what motivates you the most in your explanations.

We've compiled a list of frequently requested HR round interview questions to help you prepare for your job interview.

  • Tell me about yourself. (You can start with your family history, then go on to your educational qualifications, and finally your professional advancement.)
  • Are you open to relocating to other parts of India?
  • What do you hope to get out of this job?
  • In five years, where do you see yourself?
  • Tell me about your internships and projects.
  • What prompted you to look for a new job? (This is a common question among experienced professionals looking for a new job.)

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