I'm sure other posts have been written on this topic, but search didn't really turn up anything useful. I go to a semi-target and my school started offering the(BAT) pretty recently. I didn't know anything about the test at all, but I looked at the website and it seems fairly legit. Obviously the Bloomberg name has a fair amount of cachet and the test is free the first time so it seems like there's really nothing to lose. Still, I'm a little skeptical as to how useful/valuable it actually is. I'm not personally interested in taking the test but I'm still curious about how it's regarded in the finance industry.
For monkeys that have recently gone or are currently going through the recruiting process, has anyone taken the BAT? (apparently the website says around 100k people have taken it so I'm guessing at least a couple of you have.)
For those of you that work in the finance industry, how is the BAT thought of? Is it ever an important factor when deciding whether or not to give a candidate an interview?