DBS Group Interview Questions

9 total interview insight submissions

Interview Experience (78%)

The Interview Experience is a score from 1 star (very negative) to 5 stars (very positive) generated based on the Interview Insights at this company.

The number you see in the middle of the doughnut pie chart is the simple average of these scores. If you hover over the various sections of the donut, you will see the % breakdown of each score given.

The percentile score in the title is calculated across the entire Company Database and uses an adjusted score based on Bayesian Estimates (to account for companies that have few interview insights). Simply put, as a company gets more reviews, the confidence of a "true score" increases so it is pulled closer to its simple average and away from the average of the entire dataset.

3.6
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  • Negative
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Very Positive
Interview Difficulty (93%)

The Interview Difficulty is a score ranging from very difficult (red) to very easy (green) generated based on the Interview Insights at this company.

The number you see in the middle of the doughnut pie chart is the simple average of these scores. The higher the number, the more difficult the interviews on average. If you hover over the various sections of the doughnut, you will see the % breakdown of each score given.

The percentile score in the title is calculated across the entire Company Database and uses an adjusted score based on Bayesian Estimates (to account for companies that have few interview insights). Simply put, as a company gets more insights, the confidence of a "true score" increases so it is pulled closer to its simple average and away from the average of the entire data set.

3.1
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  • Difficult
  • Very Difficult
% Interns - FT Offers (81%)

The % of Interns Getting a Full Time Offer chart is meant to provide a realistic estimate of the hiring practices of the company based on the reviews at this company.

The number you see in the middle of the doughnut pie chart is the simple average of these scores. If you hover over the various sections of the doughnut, you will see the % breakdown of each score given.

The percentile score in the title is calculated across the entire Company Database and uses an adjusted score based on Bayesian Estimates (to account for companies that have few reviews). Simply put, as a company gets more reviews, the confidence of a "true score" increases so it is pulled closer to the simple company average and away from the average of the entire data set.

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Interviews at DBS Group

YearPositionLocationGroup/DivisionExperienceDifficulty
2019InternInvestment BankingVery PositiveAverage
2018InternSingaporeDebt Capital MarketsPositiveAverage
2017Wealth planning managerSIngaporeRetail BankingNeutralEasy
2018Management AssociateMumbaiCorporate BankingNegativeDifficult
2018Strategic AdvisorySingaporeInvestment BankingNeutralAverage
2018DBS M&ASingaporeMergers and AcquisitionsPositiveAverage
2017Young banker programmeSingaporeRisk ManagementPositiveDifficult
2016AnalystHong KongCorporate BankingPositiveAverage
2013internSingaporeAsset ManagementNeutralAverage

Intern Interview - Investment Banking

Anonymous interview candidate in

Outcome

No Offer

Interview Source

In-person

Length of Process

Less than 1 month
Interviewed: March 2019

Application

Phone Interview
1 on 1 Interview
Background Check

Interview

Four stage interview process. One 45 minute interview with a director, One 45 minute interview with 3 Managing Directors (15 minutes each, one after the other), One 6 boxer/strip profile test (2 hours), One modeling test (1 hour)

Interview Questions

1. Walk me through a DCF
2. What are the three traditional methods of valuation
3. What would an investor in x industry prefer, an asset deal or equity deal?

Intern Interview - Debt Capital Markets

Anonymous employee in

Outcome

Accepted Offer

Interview Source

Applied Online

Length of Process

Less than 1 month
Interviewed: December 2018

Application

Phone Interview
Group Interview
Personality Test

Interview

Phone interview by all analysts. Technical interview comprising financial ratios and important metrics for fixed income securities. Tested basic financial knowledge on fixed income financial instruments. Questions on macroeconomic events and environment, especially with regard to Fed interest rates and economic data coming out of the US (Non-farm Payrolls, Unemployment levels, Initial Jobless claims, etc)

Interview Questions

Describe the process of bond origination. As an intern interviewing for the debt capital markets position, i only knew basic financial concepts such as calculating value of bond using interest rate and coupon rates. I did not know the process of bond origination and was expected to know concepts such as coupon rate tightening, market sounding, syndication and relationship between the capital markets and the bank's relationship managers (this was to do with sales and allocation of fixed income securities in the event that the there was excess demand for the bond offer size)

Wealth planning manager Interview - Retail Banking

Anonymous employee in

Outcome

Accepted Offer

Interview Source

Applied Online

Length of Process

1-2 months
Interviewed: December 2017

Application

Phone Interview
1 on 1 Interview

Interview

First you get a call from HR two weeks after submission, then one-on-one meetings with the hiring manager and HR.

Interview Questions

I think the questions were fairly simple and straight forward. As it was a sales role, there were close to no technical questions at all.
Most questions were mostly personality question and cultural fit questions like strength and weaknesses. Others were told to sell the hiring manager a pen and i think that would probably be the hardest question in the pool already. Apart from that, it was more of the hiring manager explaining more about the role and selling the role as the role requires you to work alot.

Management Associate Interview - Corporate Banking

Anonymous interview candidate in Mumbai

Outcome

No Offer

Interview Source

College / University / On Campus Recruiting

Length of Process

2-3 months
Interviewed: October 2018

Application

Phone Interview
Presentation

Interview

Summer Internship for 3 months and then 3 rounds of interviews. Complicated process with random evaluation

Interview Questions

This HR is your client for portfolio management. Profile her based on questioning her and try to understand what her needs and goals are. Based on that design a portfolio for her and decide on the asset allocation. Why did you allocate this particular percentage on equity and the remaining on debt? Why do you think investing in equity markets is good? What are the macroeconomic that impact Indian equity markets the most currently? Based on these macroeconomic factors in the present scenario, discuss your outlook.

Strategic Advisory Interview - Investment Banking

Anonymous interview candidate in

Outcome

No Offer

Interview Source

Applied Online

Length of Process

Less than 1 month
Interviewed: October 2018

Application

1 on 1 Interview
Presentation

Interview

Got called up and asked to arrange a date for a case-study. Was given 24h to prepare and submit the pitch before arranging for another day to head down for the presentation.

Interview Questions

Interview questions were fairly average with the walk-me-through-your CV and what-do-you-know-about-us questions. More emphasis was placed on the case-study presentation we were given to prepare.

Had received the case-study question and given 24hours to prepare and submit it the previous week. When I went down to present it, I was quizzed mostly on the methodology I used throughout the case study and why I chose to use said methodology.

Was also asked about my view on the current trade war between US and China.

DBS M&A Interview - Mergers and Acquisitions

Anonymous employee in

Outcome

Accepted Offer

Interview Source

Applied Online

Length of Process

Less than 1 month
Interviewed: March 2018

Application

1 on 1 Interview
Skills Test

Interview

2 Rounds of interviews with the team, containing technical questions as well as behavioral questions. If you pass the test there would be a 5 hour modelling test.

Interview Questions

Questions were neither difficult or unexpected. Sample questions asked were on basic valuation, such as explaining the DCF, how to obtain the various parameters in the DCF. Fit questions involved asking questions such as tell me about a time where you displayed leadership, tell me about your personality and how it would fit to the team. They were also quite relaxed in asking what you do on weekends and what you do for fun. Generally the team wants to be able to know you are both technically capable and likable.

Young banker programme Interview - Risk Management

Anonymous interview candidate in

Outcome

No Offer

Interview Source

Applied Online

Length of Process

Less than 1 month
Interviewed: September 2017

Application

Other

Interview

Went through the video interview where I was given a time to read and record my answers. No reply from company after this.

Interview Questions

Tell me about a time when you had to think outside the box to complete a task
- wasn’t prepared for such a question, but you can mention about a time when you took initiative

Discuss one or two ideal projects that you would like to work on in our company and consider how they are strategic
- I thought questions were going to be competency based. So this question surprised me.

Tell me about a time when something went wrong at work/ project you took control of
- had to talk about a negative experience but turn it into a good ending

Analyst Interview - Corporate Banking

Anonymous employee in Hong Kong

Outcome

Accepted Offer

Interview Source

Employee Referral

Length of Process

1-2 months
Interviewed: February 2016

Application

1 on 1 Interview
Group Interview
Skills Test

Interview

Received an informational interview with a senior management after a referral.
Followed by a few follow-up calls, an HR behavioural interview, and also a written test (technical knowledge).
Finally a third round interview with line manager(s).


Interview Questions

Behavioural questions on my background mostly. Why banking, why the switch from my previous job, why I majored in a completely irrelevant area, my aspirations, my interests.
Technical assessment was not easy. Requires preparation although there is very minimal material regarding corporate banking online. Would recommend speaking to a person currently in the industry to prepare for these kind of tests. Basic accounting and financial analysis skills require. Ability to write eloquently in a limited amount of time.

intern Interview - Asset Management

Anonymous interview candidate in

Outcome

Declined Offer

Interview Source

Applied Online

Length of Process

Less than 1 month
Interviewed: April 2013

Application

Phone Interview
IQ / Intelligence Test
Personality Test

Interview

asset applying online I received the links to various aptitude and personality exams that had to be completed online. they were all timed and had various sections. following that came a thirty minute long phone interview.

Interview Questions

this was more of a conversational interview hence there weren't as many technical questions. A question that caught me off guard was why would I choose them over another company that was essentially identical to them where it was difficult to distinguish between the two of them.