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MIT MFin MIT Mfin Round 2 Interview 2020

Vatey

New Member
Hi! Have anyone who is applying to MIT Mfin Round 2 (deadline Jan 06 2020) for the 2020 intake received an invite to the interview? The application confirmation email said that they will send out invitation in late Jan, but I haven’t seen anyone posted about this topic on the forum yet as of now.
 

jmzfwjnfw

New Member
I haven't heard back yet. Also, I think it would be better for you to add the prefix filter "mit mfin" to your post -- this way more MIT applicants will be able to locate this post.
fyi: Quant Programs
 

fsez

Member
I received an invite too. There is a quantiative assessment section for 15 minutes? Any idea what that is about?
 

Jayant Panwar

New Member
I've heard alumni say that it's pretty basic and people who have received an interview invite should be be able to guide through it easily. Don't know the specifics though.
 
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Finengg

Active Member
I've heard alumni say that it's pretty basic and people who have received an interview invite should be be able to guide through it easily. Don't know the specifics though.
what do they generally ask? Math, programming? Can you please elaborate slightly more on this. That should go a longg way in helping out!
 

Potato Eater

New Member
I've heard alumni say that it's pretty basic and people who have received an interview invite should be be able to guide through it easily. Don't know the specifics though.

So I have an interview early Feb and I am kinda freaking out about this assessment because I haven't taken a calculus or linear algebra in 5/4 years and I need to refresh on the topics. Do you know if it will be questions on these subjects that we should know, or if it is a generic quantitative assessment like the GRE or some IQ test? Thanks!
 

bambuu

Member
I received an invite and will be interviewing on Wednesday. If anyone has any insight on the quantitative assessment I will gladly take it! Good luck everyone!
 

pretty new

New Member
Just did my mfin interview last week. Interviewer was very kind and chill. The 15 minute quant section was pretty straightforward, and as many have mentioned, if you have the quant courses background for this program you shouldn’t have a problem. New to this year is a separate 5 minute basic coding question. I was lucky in that I took a programming class during my final semester so I kinda solved it, probably with some syntax errors though. According to some other interviewees who asked about the coding part, what I hear - and only what I heard 2nd hand, not from an admissions officer - is that if you're not from a coding background and it's not one of your skillsets then generally they don't expect you to complete the coding part anyways.

Edit: removed some details to be closer to the level of detail that most other posts go to
 
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bambuu

Member
I have to say that I think it's unfair @pretty new that you are providing such detailed information. I would have loved to know all this before I went in but I didn't. Sure you can provide some information but imo it should be pretty general stuff. Otherwise people that went first are at a disadvantage...
 

princeofbelair

Active Member
I have to say that I think it's unfair @pretty new that you are providing such detailed information. I would have loved to know all this before I went in but I didn't. Sure you can provide some information but imo it should be pretty general stuff. Otherwise people that went first are at a disadvantage...
lol
 

pretty new

New Member
That’s a fair assessment. I edited to remove some details I guess were one step further than most other posters. The new coding thing is a separate 5 minute test, and I feel that giving folks a heads up is fair, since no one is gonna learn to code in a week for a random 5 minute test at the end of the whole application process anyways
 

bambuu

Member
Hi! I thought it was fairly easy. Imo it is a very beginner friendly question. As for the language, the person there told me I could write pseudocode so I would worry more about the logic than the syntax.
 

ZJUThomas

Active Member
C++
Hi! I thought it was fairly easy. Imo it is a very beginner friendly question. As for the language, the person there told me I could write pseudocode so I would worry more about the logic than the syntax.
Thanks a lot! May I ask whether you are interviewed f2f or by Skype?
 
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