HSBC SA IB Assessment Test?

Has anyone taken the HSBC online Assessment Test for SA IB yet? I have just taken it last night and wanted to see when I would be able to know if I got put through to the next round. Also has anyone had the phone interview yet? Is it mostly behavioral questions?

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Oct 20, 2016

Bump-- Someone has to know something about this

Oct 21, 2016

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Nov 5, 2016

Just took the first exam and passed, but havent heard back for the next exam.

Nov 5, 2016

How was the exam?

Nov 6, 2016

it was the logical reasoning exam. Nothing about finance, but some were difficult.

Nov 5, 2016

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Nov 6, 2016

Was very much logical. I'm assuming it tries to judge how you come to your conclusions.

Nov 10, 2016

I thought the exam was fairly difficult but my online profile says assessment passed... Hoping they reach out soon, feels like its taking forever

Nov 10, 2016

I'm in the same boat.

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Nov 14, 2016

They take a while to process it - I think the first one is to see if you're a cultural fit at HSBC. After you pass the first one, they'll send you a link to complete another assessment.

As for the phone interview, it's very behavioral, so just make sure you know your story! I just got an offer for a SA position at HSBC, so PM me if you have any other questions.

Nov 16, 2016

Hi, can I ask which department did you get offer and what's the general timeline of your recruiting process for HSBC? Much Thanks!!!

Nov 16, 2016

Has anyone heard back after doing the assessment?

Nov 16, 2016

I still have not

Nov 16, 2016

I did yesterday. They let me know that I'll have an HR interview coming

Nov 16, 2016

If you don't mind me asking, when did you complete your assessment and are you at a target/non-target?

Nov 16, 2016

I completed mine mid October and heard back in early November. Also, I'm at a target for the Asia office (but my offer is in NY).

Nov 17, 2016

Completed mine around early November; I'm at a non-target (or target (I guess?) for Asia).

Nov 16, 2016

Nope.

Nov 16, 2016

Is this for Asia or US? When I applied, I was given the logical reasoning and situational reasoning (or something along those lines) test. Wasn't too hard but I'd recommend jobtestprep.co.uk for people applying to UK or Asia SA or FT. Almost every bank uses some combination of logical, numerical and situational reasoning tests.

Gimme the loot

Nov 18, 2016

Anyone know if they're still handing out interviews? I haven't heard anything yet.

Nov 18, 2016

simple logic test, guess I had a leg up because I took the LSAT...took a few of them, positive I did well, didn't hear back lol

Nov 27, 2016

I took it last year. So it may have changed, but this was my experience.

First, they gave me practice problems and unlimited attempts with the explicit purpose of showing me what the actual assessment would be like. The practice problems were easy.

The actual timed, no-going-back version was the exact same stuff. However, I found that it started out easy but got almost impossibly challenging at the end. Consequently, time became a factor. I, personally, spent too much double checking my answers for the first problems.

Ultimately, like they say on standardized tests: work through it accurately but quickly. But do not be deceived by how easy the practice and first problem sets are; that was my mistake.

"A modest man, with much to be modest about"

Nov 28, 2016

I have taken it. The tests consists of a SJT and an Inductive Reasoning Test. The SJT was a little bit strange but the reasoning test was pure fun. I believe most of the applicants pass these tests. They serve more as a way of cutting applicants that are not serious. For HSBC, I believe most weight is put on how effectively you communicate your story in the application form, (the four capability questions).

This is for UK.

Nov 28, 2016

I got a superday invite for the 24th in HK, declined it though. Had first round phone call about 2 weeks before that.

The test has cultural fit assessment through situational questions as well as reasoning through a pattern recognition test.

Nov 28, 2016

Still haven't heard back after taking the test and contacting the recruiter. Starting to take it as a loss.

Nov 28, 2016

Don't assume anything. HSBC takes a lot of time to assess all applications since every applicant that passed the minimum benchmark is looked at and graded based on the quality of their application.

May I ask you two questions?
1) Why did you apply in mid-november?
2) Why are you so impatient? It's only been 10 days, geez!

Don't loose hope mate, as long as you had a decent application you're still in the game.

Nov 28, 2016

I applied October 3rd, for some reason the post is only showing I posted this thread like a week and a half ago but I posted it like a month ago. Also I'm so impatient because its just the way I have always been haha

Dec 2, 2016

HR emailed me and said that they are still analyzing candidates.

Dec 10, 2016

Any updates on the FT IB process at HSBC? I passed the online assessment on Nov 4th and still haven't heard back...

Dec 10, 2016

Nah I passed it in late October and have not heard back. I think they might be done recruiting also, not entirely sure.

Dec 12, 2016

For both SA and FT?

Dec 12, 2016

SA

Dec 12, 2016

im in the same boat. did my stuff in november too. for full time

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