Investment Banking Online Numerical Tests

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Hey, guys. Another recruiting season is coming soon! For those of you who struggle with online numerical tests (SHL, Kenexa, Elements), I offer my help and advice.

Please pm me if interested.

Thanks.

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Comments (20)

Apr 18, 2017

hey!

I want to apply for Deloitte summer vacation scheme and was wondering what are good prep resources.I have heard of graduatemonkey and assessmentday.

Are BIG 4 tests similar to IB online tests?

Thanks!

Apr 18, 2017

I have quite a lot of experience with SHL tests and have taken the Bar Cap one. Are you applying to London ? Anyhow. At this point I have no problem with SHL tests at all but this is becouse I ahve taken so many (and failed so many). I woudl advise you to just practice as crazy, ti certainly helps. When I was doing the tests, I eventually did so many that I started seeing repeating tests for different applications and I would already know the answers by heart.I also had a special set of Python functions that I used to tackle the most commonly occuring problems on the SHL. So yeah, if yoiu really put your mind to it and practice like crazy you will ace it. Also, have in mind those tests become very predictive once you take 20 of them (real ones). Just like the SAT... ;) And to answer your question. I would say that the actual tests are not more difficult than the practice ones...

Apr 18, 2017

Read the question first. Then attack the chart/charts. The reason is, there may be extra charts that you don't actually need to use. So if you addressed them first, you might waste a lot of valuable time on them if there are no actual questions on them.

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Best Response
Apr 18, 2017

HW Numerical Test:

What percentage of an MD's time is spent on analyst career development (i.e. going to bat for) at HW vs. other banks?
- 83% against 2%

When does a HW MD go to bat for his analyst?

  • Trick question. They are constantly going to bat from day 1. First day of training Harris himself calls up Shwarzmann (sp?) to tell him they need to hire this kid.

An MD walks across the street. Why did he do it?
- So he can go to bat for an analyst.

Okay those weren't super numerical, sue me. I'll get an HW MD to go to bat for me.

Apr 18, 2017
breakinginnew:

HW Numerical Test:

What percentage of an MD's time is spent on analyst career development (i.e. going to bat for) at HW vs. other banks?
- 83% against 2%

When does a HW MD go to bat for his analyst?

  • Trick question. They are constantly going to bat from day 1. First day of training Harris himself calls up Shwarzmann (sp?) to tell him they need to hire this kid.

An MD walks across the street. Why did he do it?
- So he can go to bat for an analyst.

Okay those weren't super numerical, sue me. I'll get an HW MD to go to bat for me.

post of the year

Apr 18, 2017
breakinginnew:

HW Numerical Test:

What percentage of an MD's time is spent on analyst career development (i.e. going to bat for) at HW vs. other banks?
- 83% against 2%

When does a HW MD go to bat for his analyst?

  • Trick question. They are constantly going to bat from day 1. First day of training Harris himself calls up Shwarzmann (sp?) to tell him they need to hire this kid.

An MD walks across the street. Why did he do it?
- So he can go to bat for an analyst.

Okay those weren't super numerical, sue me. I'll get an HW MD to go to bat for me.

I took the time to sign in just to say LMFAO.

MKballer

Apr 18, 2017

SB if i wasn't broke

Apr 18, 2017

I'm assuming these numerical tests are the standard ones issued by the major test providers, e.g. SHL and PSL.

Apr 18, 2017

+SB for going to bat, always.

Apr 18, 2017

wtf?

Apr 18, 2017

Europe needs this for applications so well done to the OP

Apr 18, 2017

to be honest, if you are having trouble passing the numerical tests you probably need to start thinking about a new career direction.

Apr 18, 2017

Always useful to practice..

Apr 18, 2017

haha true to derivstrading, these testes are fairly standard.

Apr 18, 2017

megaupload has since been shut down, does anyone have this on another site?

just looking to brush up and practice before the real thing

Nov 1, 2018