Barclays Cognitive Ability Assessment - Intern Application

Hey everyone. Just got a greenlight to do the assessment the Expert Summer Intern Program for '23 and had to do the cognitive assessment.
My question more or less is - am I expected to finish all 24 questions in 36 minutes? I think I only answered 14 or 15 then I ran out of time - some of those questions took up a few minutes at a time. Was wondering if an applicant is reasonably expected to finish all the questions in time or I should just throw in the towel and "reasonably" adjust my expectations. For what it's worth, I believe I did quite well on the questions I was able to answer. The pattern stuff was easy and the "priority scheduling problems" I was able to figure out but were very time consuming.
Any other insights or applicants please let me know how it played out. Appreciate the feedback

*Edit: 2 hours after doing the whole thing I got an automated invitation for a video interview - not sure if they invite everyone to do it after the initial assessment or there's some additional screening - though all feedback is helpful. Would love to hear from someone else who applied

Comments (6)

Kapital Finance, what's your opinion? Comment below:

That sounds about right, did the same thing and got the video interview right away. 

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CoolGuy333, what's your opinion? Comment below:

If you don't mind how many questions did you end up knocking out? Cognitive Assessment wasn't hard per say - but wasn't even close to finishing it. They didn't provide any sort of score or metric for how I did, either. 

Goes to non-target disregard what he says.
Kapital Finance, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Hit 19 and got closed out of the time allotted, it's pretty much impossible to get all of them I'd say.

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I did absolute dog shit and ended up getting a first round interview. 

cgh009, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I ended up having the same problem with not finishing all of the questions. Can any of you follow up on if you got an offer/accepted unto further rounds? I got the notification for the video assessment, but did any of you guys get further than that?

CoolGuy333, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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Goes to non-target disregard what he says.
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