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Citi Quantitative Analyst Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 02, 2014
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Quantitative Analyst
Buffalo, NY (US)

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Citi in July 2014.

Interview Details phone interview and on site interview, in about 2 weeks. questions are easy. and in about another week got the offer. the whole process was professional, and since this is an entry level job, only requires fixed income security knowledge and high GPA

Interview Question – factors of Black-Scholes model   Answer Question


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Quantitative Analyst Interview

Quantitative Analyst
New York, NY (US)

I applied online and interviewed at Citi.

Interview Details First phone interview: tell me about yourself for 1 min. Then math and computing problems. I think I had a poor line for phone interview, especially those numbers and algorithms. I was really frustrated about that.

Interview Question – Tell me some algorithms about recursion and sequence.
Game theory is about distribution and the second one beat me in addition to the t-distribution.
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Quantitative Analyst Interview

Quantitative Analyst

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Citi in February 2013.

Interview Details Got the interview through On-Campus recruiting. First round interview was mostly behavioral with a few brainteasers. Final-round interview at Citi was nearly ALL quantitative. The interview consisted of a 30-minute math test, a programming interview, 2-3 brainteasers interview, a market interview and a few behavioral interviews.

Interview Question – What is the price of a 1-day Call Option on Citi stock struck at-the-money?   Answer Question


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Quantitative Analyst Interview

Quantitative Analyst

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Citi.

Interview Details It was a phone interview consisting of probability and logical question

Interview Question – You have 100 coins on the table. 10 are heads, 90 are tails. You are blindfolded but you can arrange the coins. How can you make 2 piles of coins with the same number of heads?   View Answer


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Quantitative Analyst Interview

Quantitative Analyst
Philadelphia, PA (US)

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Citi in September 2012.

Interview Details First round on campus interview, went through my resume. Ask me what programming language I‘m most familiar with, why I'm interesting in this position. Ask me whether I paid attention to financial news, some questions about European economic crisis. Ended with two brainteser, the first one I dind't quite understand, the second one is easy.

Interview Question – Burn two ropes, one needs 60 minus, another needs 30. How to get 45 minus time.   View Answers (2)


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Quantitative Analyst Interview

Quantitative Analyst

I applied through college or university - interviewed at Citi in September 2012.

Interview Details All are brainteasers. Questions are easy but I was not well prepared. It is about basic rolling dices problems, which involes calculation of expectation, probability and conditional expectation

Interview Question – Please try to be as detailed as possible regarding the technical question, business case, etc.   Answer Question


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Quantitative Analyst Interview

Quantitative Analyst

Interviewed at Citi

Interview Details First round on campus, 2nd one would be offsite

Interview Question – A lot of fit questions. How quant do you think you are compared to your classmates, etc.
Easy math question given 2 sides of a triangle what is the range that the 3rd side can be.
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Quantitative Analyst Interview

Quantitative Analyst

Interviewed at Citi

Interview Details Behavioral interview and technical interview.

Interview Question – technical questions can be really tricky   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – hardly any room


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Average Interview

Quantitative Analyst Interview

Quantitative Analyst

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Citi in October 2011.

Interview Details Applied through university career. Arranged interview on campus.
Very nice interviewer. Asked questions about projects on resume, very detailed questions.
You have to prepare to answer every detailed question on almost all projects listed on resume.
Then had a programming skill test. You may write algorithm in any language you familiar with.
The programming skill test is definitely the key.

Interview Question – Describe one project in detail.   Answer Question


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Quantitative Analyst Interview

Quantitative Analyst
New York, NY (US)

I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Citi in October 2011.

Interview Details -went through resume
-background check for computational method and programming language

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