Are you going to appear for the business analyst interview? If yes, then you should be ready for scenario and behavioural questions also. What are some scenario based and logical questions that are asked in a Business Analyst interview?
In this post, we will look at top commonly asked scenario based and behavioural questions. I will also provide answers/guidelines to a few questions, which will enable you to prepare answer for other similar questions.

Types of Business Analyst Interview Questions

As a business analyst, you will be asked the multiple types of questions in the interview. Lets understand these types:

Core Business Analysis Skills

Core business analysis refers to the business analysis skills like requirements gathering, elicitation techniques, business analysis, UML modelling, Agile, user stories, SQL etc. Some examples are as follows:

  • What is functional decomposition?
  • What are Include & Extend relationships between use cases?
  • Are you familiar with use cases and user stories? How are they different or they are the same?
  • What is BRD? Have you prepared a BRD? Is it different from SRS?

Scenario based Questions

These questions are asked to check your knowledge in a given situation. They are mostly related to business analysis skills and would test your BA skills in a given situation. Some of the questions could be as follows:

  • There are multiple stakeholders and are located at geographically diverse locations, which elicitation techniques would you be using?
  • Are you familiar with Process Modelling? If your customer is not familiar with either DFD or UML diagrams, will you still use process modelling? What would be your approach?

Behaviour / Problem solving questions

This is becoming an integral part of every BA interview and most of our students have confirmed this trend. These questions are asked to check the following:

  • How do you react to unfamiliar situation (out of your comfort zone)?
  • How do you approach a problem and how good is your Problem solving ability?

There may not be a unique answer to these questions. The interviewer is looking to check your approach to solve the situation. Some of the questions could be as follows:

  • If you have start a franchisee of a retail pharma chain, how will you go about it?
  • You are supposed to implement a automatic traffic controller at a 6 directional road. What are factors you will keep in your mind designing this. What questions will ask your clients regarding this?

Question with Answer

Are you familiar with Process Modelling? If your customer is not familiar with either DFD or UML diagrams, will you still use process modelling? What would be your approach?

Process modelling is the technique of visually representing the system processes. A top level diagram shows high level processes and it is further detailed out in next few levels. Typically 3 levels of detailing is good enough for every project. Process modelling helps in analysing the processes better and also helps in optimising it, if needed.
Data Flow diagrams (DFD) and UML diagrams are more powerful modelling techniques but requires learning curve to understand it. In case, the customer or technical team is not familiar with these two techniques, we can use flow charts which is probably one of the simplest techniques. It’s simple to understand.

You can find more Entry level business analyst interview questions and an interview question on elicitation approach

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Abhishek Srivastava

Abhishek Srivastava
-Senior IT Professional , CBAP Certified

Abhishek Srivastava is a seasoned IT professional with diverse experience in Banking, Insurance, Utility and Education domains. Managing large accounts, Program management & Business Analysis has been his forte, having done so for customers like ICICI Bank, NTPC & many other International customers.

In the past, he has been associated with companies like Mastek and 3i Infotech Ltd (erstwhile ICICI Infotech Ltd). An NIT (Erstwhile REC) / IIM Kozhikode graduate, now as an entrepreneur, he is pursuing his dream of creating an organization for providing quality training in the fields of Project Management and Business Analysis. His other areas of interest are Business Analysis consulting and mentorship. Over the years, he has mentored and guided more than 1000 professionals

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