Common Algorithm questions in Interview for Quantitative Analyst Summer Internship

Ng Hong Wai

New Member
Hi everyone,

I would like to know the common algorithm questions asked in an interview for quant position by big banks such as JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Barclay, Citigroup.

I suppose the following are the 'normal' questions but I would like to know more.

1. Sorting (insertion sort, quick sort, merge sort, heap sort)
2. Graph algorithms (Depth first search, Breadth First search, Bellman Ford, Topological sorting)
3. Time complexity / running time
4. Dynamic programming
 
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Ng Hong Wai

New Member
@Daniel Duffy Thanks for your link. Just curious, do you have any recommendation/resource for algorithms questions using Python? Like what are some common questions which might be asked in interview?
 

Daniel Duffy

C++ author, trainer
@Daniel Duffy Thanks for your link. Just curious, do you have any recommendation/resource for algorithms questions using Python? Like what are some common questions which might be asked in interview?
I am not an interviewer but if I were I would about using Python optimally. Forgetting numpy, scipy etc. for the moment

1. Top 5 datastructures
2. Efficient loops, arrays, matrices
3. How to speed up algorithms
4.?
 
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