All you need to know to start a career in analytics

Tavish Srivastava 26 Jul, 2020 • 3 min read

AV blogsIn last two years, we have successfully tried creating a community dedicated to share best practices across industry and give a kick start to all newbies. We received unconditional support from the people in the industry beyond the boundaries of experience and geography. If you search for any relevant topic of analytics, there is a good possibility you will find articles talking about the topic with different angles. This article will serve as an index to all the topics required to get a broad level exposure to the industry. Had I been new to the industry, reading the articles mentioned in this blog would have given me just the knowledge I would need to understand the industry:

Categories of articles published

Broadly most of the articles published on AnalyticsVidhya can be classified into 5 categories :

1. Analytics Interview related articles

2. Analytics Tools related article

3. Articles explaining popular predictive/descriptive algorithms

4. Analytical framework related articles

5. Other Interesting articles

For a fresher, I will recommend to go through each and every article talking about the first four categories. The articles have been designed in such a way that it strikes just the right balance of ease to interpret and knowledge depth covered.

Analytics Interview related articles

These articles will broadly cover

1. Tips and tricks to ace an analytics interview

2. Commonly asked Case studies

3. What is the interviewer looking for in a candidate?

Following is how AV will prepare you to crack analytics interview :

1. Start your preparation with this article

2. Initiate solving puzzles with

3. Learn to solve Guess Estimate (one of the most common interview question) with

4. Start solving business case with 3 article series starting

5. Try solving more complex business case studies with

6. Start solving data handling tools with




Analytics Tools related article

Following are some articles (not a complete list) on AV on this subject :

1. SAS Based articles :




2. Python Based articles



3. Qlikview related articles




And here is an article to test your expertise on various data handling tools

Predictive Algorithm related article

Following are some articles (not a complete list) on AV on this subject :














Analytical framework related articles

Here comes the most important group of articles published on AV. These articles explain who can become an analyst, how to become an analyst and how to sharpen your analytical thinking. Following are some articles (not a complete list) on AV on this subject :




Other Interesting articles

Other than these subjects we have also published some articles on interesting topics. These articles not only deepen your understanding of tools and statistics but also increases your excitement for the field of analytics. Following are some articles (not a complete list) on AV on this subject :





 End Notes

We have tried covering a diverse group of topics related to analytics on AV. However, any suggestions for genre of articles or specific articles is most welcomed. Share with us new topics or commonly faced concern in the industry to be covered on our website.

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Tavish Srivastava 26 Jul 2020

Tavish Srivastava, co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Analytics Vidhya, is an IIT Madras graduate and a passionate data-science professional with 8+ years of diverse experience in markets including the US, India and Singapore, domains including Digital Acquisitions, Customer Servicing and Customer Management, and industry including Retail Banking, Credit Cards and Insurance. He is fascinated by the idea of artificial intelligence inspired by human intelligence and enjoys every discussion, theory or even movie related to this idea.

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Responses From Readers


Anon 08 Dec, 2014

Very useful. Thanks.

Mohammed Wasim
Mohammed Wasim 08 Dec, 2014

Hi Kunaal, I have been a regular reader of your website. The article written is very very useful. Kudos to you for all your efforts :) Cheers, Mohammed

Santanu 04 Jan, 2015

Hi Kunal I am a Insurance professional having career experience of 7yrs in sales and business development at SBILIfe,Bancassurance. I am BE (automobile) and MBA (marketing). I am exploring opportunities in Business Analytics.I have already completed my training in SAS, VBA, Excel,R,Ms Access at IVY, kolkata.But not getting any calls.Already registered myself in naukri also. Could you please guide me. Thanks Santanu

DR Venugopala Rao Manneni
DR Venugopala Rao Manneni 01 May, 2016

Good Comppilization

Abhishek Singh Rathore
Abhishek Singh Rathore 19 Sep, 2016

Amazing compilation...tooo good :) thankss

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