EY Interview Questions

Excerpts from interview #1:
(A student with a profile of CGPA 8.7 in graduation, 76.32% in 12th and 78.77% in 10th)
Technical interview:
  • What do you mean by assessment year?
  • What do you understand by total income?
  • How many heads are there under total income?
  • How will you decide the residential status of an individual?
  • Who are resident but not ordinary resident?
HR interview:
  • Introduce yourself.
  • What is the difference between smart work and hard work?
  • List some of you achievements?
  • What according to you was your greatest failure in life?
  • Where do you see yourself after 2 years?
  • Explain your personality in one word.
Excerpts from interview #2:
(A student with a profile of CGPA 7.9 in graduation, 75.11% in 12th and 76.17% in 10th)
Technical and HR interview:
  • What is tax refund?
  • What is capital gain? Explain long term capital gains and how is it different from short term capital gains?
  • What is alternative minimum tax (AMT)?
  • Tell me something about your family?
  • Why should we hire you?
  • Why E & Y?
  • Tell me about a time when you worked effectively under pressure.
  • If you could be any animal, what would it be?
Excerpts from interview #3:
(A student with a profile of CGPA 7.6 in graduation, 75.41% in 12th and 72.33% in 10th)
Technical and HR interview:
  • What do you mean by amortization and impairment?
  • What is intercompany reconciliation?
  • What is the securities transaction tax?
  • Who were your favorite professors? Why?
  • Do you enjoy doing independent research?
  • Why do you want to join this company?
Excerpts from interview #4:
(A student with a profile of CGPA 7.21 in graduation, 72.41% in 12th and 68.23% in 10th)
Technical interview:
  • Suggest a method of joining two tables.
  • What do you mean by “normalization”?
  • What is object oriented model?
  • Define RDBMS.
  • Why is DML provided?
  • Where do we generally create INDEX?
HR interview:
  • What opinion do your friends have about you?
  • When do you think you will complete and be able to join?(contextual question)
  • Do you have any questions for us?
  • What changes would you make at your college?
  • If you were to ask one of your professors to describe you, what would he or she say?
  • What do you think are your strengths and weaknesses?
Excerpts from interview #5:
(A student with a profile of CGPA 7.8 in graduation, 69.31% in 12th and 69.63% in 10th)
Technical interview:
  • What are the advantages to use stored procedures?
  • Do you think BCNF is better than 2NF & 3NF? Why?
  • Give me a SQL Query to find out the second largest company?
  • Discuss transparent DBMS?
  • What is the difference between exclusive lock and shared lock?
HR interview:
  • What interests you most about this position?
  • What is the difference between primary key, foreign key and candidate key?
  • How has your education prepared you for your career?
  • Describe your Final Year Project. What innovations did you bring into this project?
  • Who is the CEO of the company?
Excerpts from interview #6:
(A student with a profile of CGPA 7.5 in graduation, 68.21% in 12th and 72.63% in 10th)
Technical interview:
  • Why do you want to work in audit?
  • What are the objectives of internal audit?
  • Explain about cross functional audits?
  • What are audit control procedures?
  • What is CARO 2003? What do you mean by management audit?
HR interview:
  • Do you prefer working in a team?
  • How would a lecturer describe you?
  • Do you keep your promises?
  • What motivates you?
  • Are you a good listener?
  • Have you ever wanted to quit something?
  • Tell me about your groups of friends?
  • Do you believe in talent or hard work?
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