Deloitte Placement Experience and Process for Freshers - 2016

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, referred to as Deloitte is a UK based multinational professional services firm with professional headquarters in New York City in the United States.

This company is one of the “Big Four” accounting firms and the largest professional services network in the world by revenue and number of professionals. It was founded in 1845 and the founder was William Welch Deloitte.

The company visited our college in Bandra, for recruitment process of Cyber Security Consultant position. 150 students participated in the placement test.

The selection process was carried out in three steps:

1. Aptitude Test
2. GD based on Case Study
3. Personal Interview

1. Aptitude Test

First round was aptitude test. It consisted of three sections –

Quantitative, Reasoning and Verbal. Each section had fixed time duration.

Time was divided in following proportion:
  • Quantitative Aptitude – 25 questions in 35 minutes.
  • Logical Reasoning – 25 questions in 35 minutes.
  • Verbal Ability – 25 questions in 25 minutes.
There was no negative marking. We had to answer the questions in the given time. We were not allowed to skip before attempting the current question.

Quantitative Aptitude was a bit tougher among the three sections. There were questions from logarithms, areas, probability, simple interests, permutation & combination and simplification.

Reasoning was easiest sections for us. It consisted of questions from data sufficiency, blood relations, distance & direction, number series and causes & effects.

In verbal sections, questions asked were from sentence correction, synonyms & antonyms, fill in the blanks, ordering of sentences along with 2 passages. Passages were easy but lengthy which took time.

Out of 150 students who appeared in the aptitude test, 55 students were shortlisted for the next round.

2. GD based on Case Study

Selected students were divided into 5 groups. In each group, a topic was given. We were provided with a sheet and a pen to jot down the points related to case study and after 10 minutes they started GD session based on the case study topic.

There were 5 questions based on SDLC, big bang implementation etc.

After GD round, 20 students got selected from the groups and were shortlisted for interview.

3. Personal Interview

Personal interview round went calmly. The interview panel consisted of Senior Manager and HR Manager.

Each interview lasted for 20-30 minutes.

They just checked our confidence, behaviour and communication skills.

They asked basic questions - about myself, my family background, about B.Tech projects and few questions on it.

As I had mentioned my role in fest held in our college, they asked about the process of the event, my work in the event etc.

After interview, we waited for 30 minutes and final result was displayed. They selected 9 candidates in total.

Tips that will help you in clearing aptitude, GD and interview:
  • In aptitude test, do not get stuck at one question. You will have to abide by the time boundation so complete the section and move on to next.
  • You can expect one or two difficult questions. If you can solve that question, it is good, if not, don't waste your time. This is a tactical step to test your time management.
  • Deloitte conducts GD on the basis of case study. So, refer some of the topics related to that.
  • It is observed that some companies evaluate students on the basis of aggression. But, Deloitte gives value to those who take initiative and lead the team. The students who conclude the discussion are also given preference.
  • In interview, you can expect questions on continuation of your studies. They hire candidates who are available to join immediately. So, make-up your mind whether you want to study or work.
  • Answer in positive and optimistic way.
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