GSA Capital online test

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Can anyone advise what this entails? This is for a quant researcher position - they gave no details other than describing it as a research assessment. The test website is Correlation One which I believe Citadel also uses.

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Aug 28, 2019

I took it a while ago. Wasn't very prepared for it. It's a combination of statistics, probability, calculus and some basic quant finance stuff. Some of it is multiple choice and some of it is where you type in a number. If you aren't prepared it's pretty hard because it tests a lot of content that you wouldn't necessarily be thinking about or using day to day as a quant researcher. Not so bad if you were recently in school taking these classes but if you are a bit out of school I would definitely study your probability and stats and a bit of basic machine learning principles.

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Aug 28, 2019

Thanks DL! Will probably leave it a few days then to go back over some of those areas in the meantime.


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Feb 19, 2020

What was toughest sets of questions that you encountered? I want to know the diffculty level. May be you could tell 1-2 questions from each of the topics you mentioned. And what do you think one should sit with while giving the assessment. For example is it advisory to sit with the list of common integration formulas for calculus part

Feb 21, 2020