Deloitte Online Test
First of all congratulations to anyone who has already secured a contract with deloitte and best of luck to others who are trying.
Just a question. Can anyone please tell me Deloitte uses which company's numerical and etray exercises to test candidates. Is it SHL or any other?
Thanks in advance.
Hi Guys..please help me..i got mail from Deloitee for Communication Test( Online & Versant)....let me know details as what to do...please guys!!!
It took about a day for them to get back in touch with me. You don't get an automated response although it is a generic email.
Hey guys, This thread is useful but unfortunately i found it after my numerical reasoning with deloitte for brightstart starting 2013. I finished the test, thought it was hard (not confident at all) but after the test i recieved no email for the confirmation that i completed it. Its only been 10 mins since I completed it now and I am eager to know how long do they take to respond? in how long will i know if i passed or failed? thanks in advance
I just fucked up my numeric test , too much depressed as their test is far more difficult than the test I practiced on assessment day. I wish to pass.... shit!
Ah, I see what you mean. After reading through my emails, it seems like I got 'Congratulations on passing the on line numerical test! We would now like to invite you to complete the on-line verbal reasoning test'. Then when I had done the verbal test, I received 'Thank you for completing your online tests. I am delighted to inform you that we should now like to invite you to the next stage of our selection process. This comprises of an E-Tray exercise within one of our offices'.
It may just be an error in their automated replies? Try tech support and see if they can help, or a grad recruitment contact.
Thanks; I'm just confused as I've done the numerical but haven't been invited to do the verbal yet, even though I've been emailed with the somewhat ambiguous 'Thank you for completing our on-line psychometric tests, we will be in contact shortly to advise on next steps.' which others, earlier on in the thread, suggested came after the verbal and which was indicative of an upcoming invite to interview.
Things just seem to be occurring in the wrong order and I would be grateful for any clarification that could be offered?
You have to sit the numerical ones and see if you pass before they invite you to the verbal ones.
Hey! Hoping some people still read this. I've just applied for the 2013 entry for the scholar scheme. I did the numerical tests two nights ago and got an email this morning saying 'Thank you for completing our on-line psychometric tests, we will be in contact shortly to advise on next steps.' However, I haven't yet done the verbal tests, even though their use of the plural 'psychometric testS' would suggest I've done both.
Is this normal? Or do you think I will also still need to do the verbal tests! Thanks
S*** I thought I replied to this thread but what i wrote is not here !
I am sorry I couldn't help you Nii and I guess it is too late to give you advises for the numerical test.
For the others, here is my experience. I highly recommend to take the SHL test on their website as it is very similar to what you'll have to do for the real test (except it is a 18 questions test and you have 20 minutes to complete if i remember well).
You can choose the language you want for the numerical and verbal test, which is a relief for non native english speakers. I subscribed to the assessmentday website and it seems to be a good training, but to me it is really different to do a numerical test in english rather than in my mother tongue so I can't recommend it for sure.
Here is my way to proceed, can't tell it is the best way :
I look very quickly to the chart get the general idea, I read the question and look more closely to the chart. It is important to understand the data of the charts as you can have three questions on the same chart. 1 min/question was my aim, keep an eye to the time it goes fast ! If you don't get the point of a question just leave it and save time you'll desperately need for the last ones :)
The verbal test seemed easier with less time constrain. Sometimes you spend 2 minute on a question, sometimes 30 seconds. As in the numerical test, you have one text and several questions for that. Beware only to answer True/False if what you're looking for is IN the text. You may have a common sens question, if it is not in the text (and it can be tricky) go for "cannot say".
I hope my experience will help you guys. I strongly recommend to read the whole thread. Previous experiences are still useful.
Im scheduled to take the test and i ll appreciate any tips.
Thank you for your advises Kayfour,
I ll do the test tomorrow and I ll let you know how it went :)
Oh and, some practice test sites:
If you're willing to pay a bit for a lot of well worded/laid out practice tests, I'd really recommend AssessmentDay, when I first started out I was hopeless at these tests and they helped enormously. Nowadays if I do need to take similar tests, I can do them while doing something else at the same time pretty much!
Again, good luck :)
I'd imagine you'll need to be fluent/very high level English in no matter what Deloitte office you're planning on applying to. With this in mind I'd think you'll have to take the actual test in English. If the maths isn't a problem for you then I'd just focus on opening practice tests and work on understanding the language and what the questions are asking from you instead of working on the numbers. You will have to take a verbal reasoning test after this and that is 100% in English, so the practice will be worth while either way.
I know it must be difficult for you, but good luck either how and let us know how you got on!
Hope some people still read the thread ^^. I have been invited to take the Deloitte numerical test and I have a question for you guys.
I can choose my native language (french) for the trial exam on the SHL website and I did quite good. When you take Deloitte test did you have the choice of the language or is it all english ? I tried another english numerical test and I managed it like a retarded 8 years old boy...
Old thread but, i read through it before i took my tests for Deloitte. I wasn't sharp on my numerical or verbal side having took a year out but, the tests seem to be quite over-hyped, at least the numerical. At the same time AssessmentDay seems to be ridiculously underrated. I purchased the numerical and verbal packages from them and, in all honesty, the numerical ones were just as difficult as the Deloitte ones. I think the hardest questions i faced were the practice questions before the real test, that definitely shook me up a little! The actual test was easier than the SHL practice test, maybe i just got lucky! AssessmentDay, SHL, Kanexa, Kent.ac.uk, Kubics and efinancialcareers all had great practice tests, SHL is the most difficult so I'd leave that until your final preperation but either way, its all about familiarity with the concepts, the maths itself ISN'T hard, so don't be scared!
25 mins for 18 qu's doesnt seem that bad but when you're actually doing the test, time is a killer!
I dont think i'll ever be ready or prepared enough but I'll probably take it in tomorrow because I work in the week and be tired! :s eeeek!
Thank u for your help
I contacted SHL team to ask for solutions, but, i got a reply saying that they just provide feedback for the test with results.
And you will have currency related questions in the main test at least 3 of them. I saw this somewhere in one of the forum and i experienced some 3 t o4 questions. Totally u will have 25 min to answer 18 questions in numerical.. Dont worry u are putting all ur efforts in, u will get thru. when r u taking the test?
The one common Assesment day link:
http://www.assessmentday.co.uk/aptitudetest_buy.html - click under each tab for practice test. good thing is u will have solution for this.
My friend who go into deloitte said- you just have to be your self - they like people who will fit well into the team + will get on with other people (be sociable when you're there with the other grads!) + also convey you're hardworking through prep for the intervew. what kind of case study do you have to do? my friend asked me for help (i cant remember which stage she was at it might have been the partner interview)i i told her to talk about the financial crisis in specific a company that's gone bankrupt - and what lessons need to be learnt.
Look into companies/clients under your service line - research
I'm sure you'll get through
Had my Telephone interview today. same 2 questions
1. Why Deloitte? 2. What you will be doing in chosen service line?
After 10 min of my interview i got a mail saying i passed for next stage. After some 2 or 3 hrs I got a call for booking my Interview slot. I was told that interview will last for 1.30 hrs with a case study and competency based. I am totally scared. Hope i pass this stage for next Assessment Center. My chosen service line is Technology integration under Consultancy.
Has any one already attended interview for consultancy in 2011 and willing to share their experience? It will be of a great help.
Well done I hope you get the job.
I have an invitaion to deloitte test but so far all the online tests i have done I have failed. i dont want to blow this chance. i have tred shl tests and other online resources but either they far too easy or I end getting a mark of 60% or something!
I am really worried! I know Im going to fail! Arggh
Test was horrible for me also... i answered only 13 or 14 out of 18.... i was also not confident about my test....
hey guys i'm new here and i just want to say this is the most useful thread on the whole internet. it's not letting me reply to anyone on page 3 for some reason but to the person who is asking about the phone interview, I think they moved it to after the tests to screen candidates before the first round interview instead. Also, i was logged out during the test due to inactivity because i was so nervous i kept doing the practice over and over again... does that mean my test might not have been submitted? It's been more than 24 hours so I'm getting nervous. help would be much appreciated.
I don't want to worry anybody but I got that same message saying 'thank you for passing the verbal and numerical tests and we will contact you shortly' only to get rejected 2 days later. I don't know whether I failed or passed the verbal test (I had been previously told that I had passed the numerical one) or whether they simply reviewed my application and were no longer interested. Either way I unfortunately am not passing on to the next stage :(
Like I said earlier, I wasnt really interested in applying now. I just gave these a shot. Not sure how many firms are still open for 2010 vacancies.
Im quite interested in the Think Tank position. May be thats what Im meant to do ;0) And yes, I do have my Deloitte interview to work on !
Sorry to hear that Zephyra. Don't lt it drag you down, at least you conquered one of the hardest numerical tests out there. You still have your Deloitte app? Have you looked at the other firms?
No, still waiting for my first round. I must have had my phone interview a month ago now and nothing since! I e-mailed them today anyway just to see what the score is. I'm not rushing that at the mo as I have KPMG and PwC occupying the mind but it will be a good back-up should I crumble, also keeping an eye on E&Y in Bristol too just in case!
Let me know how you get on anyway!
Don't worry, I was lucky to do 60% of the Q's as well! As long as you were accurate, you will be fine! I didn't think I got through either and somehow I made it... Good luck, I'm sure you'll be ok!
How many options per answer was it? 8 or 10 I seem to remember... It can seem a little daunting and the time goes down fast! KPMG tests are the hardest IMO
I'm sure there are other routes available, maybe not so in London. That said, I'd take any Big 4 job in the south for a September start!
I got an invite for the interview at Deloittes'. They havent mentioned the date yet. Its telephonic right? The role is on Technology Integration. And I didn't have a choice on the role selection. The agency said that it was the only one open now at Deloittes'. I am not sure I even know if i am interested in it.
I hadn't come across any tests like the KPMG's one before, can't remember the engine they use (PSL? May have even been Rubiks, I'm not sure I'm afraid). Your best practicing with SHL, the format is more or less identical apart from the number of options. The number of answers shouldn't throw you off though, there's only 1 right answer. Sorry I can't be anymore help, apart from accuracy is top priority!
Also even though I said I found them harder, it wasn't necessarily the questions but the time limit. If you master SHL then you will be fine with this!
Don't give up faith with applications, I did that last year. The Big 4 still have loads of vacancies and they have a small window now to fill these in so I'd guess they'd be slightly less stringent in these circumstances as they need to fill the posts by late August. I'm looking at the Bristol and Cardiff offices btw.
Good luck with your KPMG test and let me know how you get on!
And coming back to where I applied, I actually gave up sometime back. Out of the blue, these recruitment agencies call me and tell me that I qualified to go through the fast track applications from Deloitte and KPMG. So that got me all pumped up. I presently got an internship at a Think Tank in London. Giving these a shot for now. Lets see how it goes.
And Best of luck for your interviews ! Im sure you'll do great.
I found the KPMG tests a little harder than the SHL tests of Deloitte and PwC. Instead of 4/5 options, there are 8 choices. Also I think you have 20 questions to answer in 20 minutes or thereabouts. It felt a lot more time pressured HOWEVER I only managed to complete 12 questions and still got through to the next stage. Accuracy is everything, I can't emphasize this enough!
Also with KPMG Questions, you can miss one out and go back later if you have time or the answer comes back to you. Just relax, have a glass of water by you and answer the questions you know. I'm not sure if these tests are negatively marked but in the PwC, Deloitte and KPMG tests I have completed, I have never finished and only answered what I knew and have passed them all!
Any more Q's, just fire away. I have my first round interviews with KPMG and PwC this week and am bricking it! Still yet to hear a date from Deloitte, will give them an e-mail later this week to find out more!
What offices are you applying to out of interest Zephyra? Good Luck!
Accuracy is the key! Aslong as you complete 75% of the questions accurately then you should be fine. Don't worry if you don't answer all the questions but you should try at the very minimum to make it through 60% of the test accurately.
For my KPMG test, I barely answered 55% of the questions but got through on accuracy!
Also have a glass of water available along with a notepad and pen for workings.
Best wishes, if you have any more questions then just post!
@ The untouchable one Should I concentrate on accuracy or completing the test?
Hi The Untouchable One! Thx for your reply...just got an email saying that I passed :))) I found it a bit more difficult than the ones I tried but it was okay I guess...now on the the verbal! Good luck with your application :)) One day you'll have to write a book about these tests with your experience loool
I recently passed my Deloitte tests and am on to the next stage. With your scores, you should be fine in the tests! They are more or less the same type of tests as there are on the SHL site (The Deloitte test is powered by SHL) so as long as you have familiarised yourself with the format, there won't be anything new to you. Accuracy is the main thing they look for I belive, I think I had 4/5 Q's remaining in my numerical test and I made it through!
The Untouchable One
hi everybody! i have my numerical test coming up tomorrow...thx for all the posts i guess they will be helpful! i just did the practice test on the SHL side and finished verbal with 85% and numerical with 76%...do you think that will be enough for deloitte's one? are they similar to the one online at the shl site? and does anyone know how i can practice currency conversions? any good link? cheers! and good luck to everyone ;)
The test was tough, didn't manage all the Q's but answered as well I could have. Not sure how I've done, awaiting an e-mail to find out my fate but it's touch and go. Just some quick advice, currency conversion is key! Best of luck all who take it
da6thsense and ref
I believe that you guys are alright, considering that you should get an email right away rejecting you if you failed the test. Just wait for correspondence from Deloitte advising what you should do next.
Best of luck!
Thanks Untouchable One. Let us know how you go. Best of luck!
I took my verbal test for Consulting in Zürich yesterday morning and just got an email saying: "Thank you for completing our on-line psychometric tests, we will be in contact shortly. The Graduate Recruitment Team"
It's probably been answered in this forum multiple times, but is this an indicator for passing the tests or is there still a chance that they "contact me shortly" just to tell me I've failed...?
Yeh I think you did pass, I've heard that if you fail you are notified right away, so you can pretty much breathe freely (for a bit).
All the best!
Just finished the numerical test. I highly recommend purchasing the 5 pound subscription to assessmentday.co.uk. I found that doing the tests beforehand really helps to internalise the processes so you can do them quickly and on the test. Also, I found the real test slightly more difficult than the middle-range tests of assessmentday.co.uk and definitely easier than the hardest practice test (number 2). Of course, we'll have to take all that with a grain of salt till I found out how I actually did.
Did anyone who's already taken it have their Deloitte account page time out on them while they were taking the test? That happened to me, and when I logged back in, the button that lets me verify that I was done was gone, replaced by the "Your Application is under consideration" page. Normal?
Cheers. By the way, this thread really helped me out before taking the test to get a lay of the land, so thanks to all the previous posters.
Yea, I remember I was nevous too...I got the following message:
"Thank you for completing our on-line psychometric tests, we will be in contact shortly. The Graduate Recruitment Team".
And the next day I got an e-mail saying they'll schedule my interview soon. So, if you got this message, it's a good sign.
Thanks for the reply Vaneela, I hope I passed. Have you done your verbal yet? Did you get through?
Thanks for the reply Vaneela, I hope I passed. Have you done your verbal yet? Did you get through?
Well, I think this means you've passed because otherwise I've heard rejection comes straight away.
hey guys, I just completed the online tests and got an email saying they will contact me shortly. Does this mean I still might have failed the verbal test? Has anyone who failed recieved this message before? I know some of you guys recieved this message before you passed, but I dont think that this message is an indicator if you passed or not.
@what-a-banker: Thanks for your reply...indeed, I got my invitation to do the verbal test yesterday.
@ct2010: There are many practice tests you can do...Deloitte use SHL for their online tests, so you should expect to find some more complicated stuff, such as currency conversions and suff like that; and with the time pressure it all gets even harder. You can register on the shl website and you can do a full verbal test and a full numerical test (actually, they are a bit longer than the actual tests, but it's really good practice). And you can try the tests on the assessment day website.
Hi all, I've got an invite to take the Deloitte online numeracy tests. What kind of questions can I expect? I've done the practice one's on Deloitte's website as well as the Kenexa SHL practice questions that someone posted above. These mainly concentrated on interpreting graphs and simple charts, using a few percentages. However I googled a few other online numerical tests for practice and many of them seemed to feature much harder maths - complex ratios, currency conversions, lots of demicals, fractions etc that kind of scared me!! Are the real Deloitte questions just like the one's on their website and can anyone recommend any areas of maths I might want to brush up on?
Cheers in advance!
Just to clarify some things...I've done the numerical test early this moring but I haven't yet received any reply as to whether I'm through to do the verbal test...from what I've read here this is quite normal...and if I had failed I would've already got my rejection; is this true? (I'm just asking so that I can catch some sleep tonight :P). Thanks.
I just received an offer from Deloitte. If anybody needs help any help please do not hesitate to ask .
From what I've read in the forums, I don't think there is a negative marking system. But what's done is done, hopefully you did your best, just wait and see. If they didn't reject you right off then you should've made it through.
I guessed at the end too. I don't think the pass mark is all that high. You should be fine.
I finished the numerical tests feeling quite dissatisfied. I think they began to get difficult around question 14 - before that it's straight forward calculations with sometimes tricky wording. At the time, I chose not to randomly guess at the end for fear of negative marking. Now, I slightly regret that... should I?
The main thing to do is practice. You have three working days to complete the test so use this time to get in as much practice as you can. The tests are provided by a company called SHL and if you register with them, they have a good practice test the is just like the real one. They also provide you scores which is helpful. I would do these tests last, and use the web to search for other practice tests, there are loads out there. With practice, you should see your scores improve. Also, for the verbal reasoning one, i found it helpful to open a dictionary on another web page when doing the test - just in case you come across words you're not sure of. Good luck.
Most companies are pretty much the same. It wouldn't hurt to give them a quick call to make sure they haven't forgotten about you (even though they won't have).
finished both the tests and got a mail from them saying 'thank you for completing the tests. will be in touch with u shortly. "
Its been 9days now and now follow up mail after that mail. anyone else experiencing the same?
Yeah same, my email said I may have to wait until NY also. Similar concerns this end on whether places will be filled, but i'm fairly sure we should be OK. If not, it was experience either way.
I applied to Edinburgh, yourself?
Hi spaceman and top_cat87, I completed the verbal test last thursday, then got the 'thankyou we will be in touch' the next day. I still have not been contacted as to whether I passed or failed the verbal reasoning test. how long did it take for you to receive confirmation that you had passed the verbal after taking the test, up till now each stage has been next day responce.
Thanks for your help petpig, heard back today and passed the verbal tests so now onto the first round interview which is great news.
Advice for other potential applicants:
Numerical: - Just practise as much as you can. Get to grips with percentages and how to manipulate them from two sets of data - Know how to do simple currency calculations when you are given exchange rates - Take as much time as you can, don't rush through and ensure to read the blurb on each piece of data you are provided with. Sometimes this gives information that will cause your answer to change etc. (They're very sneaky!)
Verbal: - Again, practise as much as you can - The statements you are given are often contrary to popular belief, so ensure that you only provide answers based on what is written in the statements, not your previous knowledge
This website has some good practices for the tests, but be sure to use NUMERICAL TEST 2, not 1, as this is far too easy. Also provides answers so you can work though the questions. There is also a VERBAL test as well. SHL are the closest I came to the real tests, and these were challenging, and quite similar to the actual test so I would reccomend taking these prior to undertaking the real tests.
Thanks everyone who has posted in reply to me, and good luck to anyone else who has to sit the tests.
Make sure you stay calm and concentrated until the test is over. I've personally found that the later paragraphs are longer and fed with more terminologies. Do not panic if you are short in time.
Good luck and keep us updated!
Nice one STEVIE.
Have passed numerical by all accounts so now need to do verbal.
Any tips would be appreciated.
you will be asked to do the verbal around 3 days after the numerical. it takes around three days for them to contact you after you finish the online testing.
pitpig- What devision is ERS? I havent applied to other big 4, have you? Its been nearly two weeks and have heard nothing :( I emailed graduate recruitment but no reply, I'm beginning to presume audit position is near full!
stevie- good luck with your assessment centre, there is plenty of info on wikijobs to help you out! How long did it take for them to contact you after you completed the online testing phase of the application? Cheers!
Applied for Consulting.
I did my telephone interview yesturday, just waiting to hear back as to whether or not I got through to the online tests. How long do you get to complete the online tests? Also, does anybody know if you need a certain percentage? I'm OK at maths, but more nervous about the tests than the interviews!
everything was pretty quick for me, 1 day waiting for each step . I've applied for ERS. I've heard from someone that if you fail on your test, you would receive an automatic msg from the system straight away after the tests. Keep us updated. Are you applying for any other big 4 ? Fingers crossed.
@top_cat87: I dont think you should be worrying cause it totally depends on the availability of the interviewers, and depends on the department you're apply to as well. what r u applying for btw ?
yah tru, initially i thought that i hadnt done well in the numerical when they said that my application was under consideration...but some1 from the HR checks ur score n then invites u for the verbal..its the same after the verbal test..my verbal was ok..waiting for the 1st round interview now...good luck with ur verbal test! btw which office n role hav u appplied for?
Its harder than the E-financial ones, their sooo easy, practice the one on the SHL website, Try to get higher than me and you should definitely pass, I didn't do that well, on the practice SHL one i got 28 out of (35 or 37 cant remember) and on the real one i got to the 14th question, answered that and had 1 min left and guessed the last 4, so if u do similar to me then I say you should pass, I dunno what the pass rate is but aim for about 80% and you defo should pass. hope this helps. Just practice bro. (but I am guessing i think i got about 78% on the real test, on the practice one i got 74%), try to download some Practice papers from the net, the real test is a bit easier than the practice one that they give u when u click take test now pm Deloitte's site , that one was a bitch, one of the tables was very confusing ( i think question 6) , i did that question like 5 different ways, never got the answer lol. U''ll be fine, I'm dumb and i passed lol. just be relaxed when ur doing it, take care bro, salaam.
Percentage questions as in ?? can you please point to me the similar questions in efinancialcareers paper 1 ,2 or 3 ??
I would very very grateful to you.
Can somebody pleaseeeeeeee help mee... I am finding the questions in the numerical tests of deloitte very difficult .The ones before the test are killing. Please helpppppppp
What do you suggest? I am very weak in numerical tests and usuallly fail :(
Is there negative marking ? Can I guess questions? What are the type of questions ? Pie or charts or bars or currency ??
Any other tips ? Is it worth getting stuck to a question or moving on ?
Urgent !!! i need to do them today !!!
I think you've def passed, cuz u dont get that email as soon as u complete the test, you get it only once they've reviewed ur results...if ur results arent good enough they reject u instead of saying we will conact you shortly..which means uve made it through to the next round..theyl get back to u once they have arranged some intrvw dates..(giv it around a week)
You see that we will contact you email, does that mean I definitely passed, or I still might fail??
i got the " we will contact you shortly email" after 2 days.. so be patient..best of luck!
Pancho, It took them roughly a week to get back to me. Maybe a little longer.
I recently took the online tests, and received a response to the effect of '...we'll be in contact shortly'', which I am led to believe means I'll be invited to the next stage.
However, I received this email response exactly a week ago, and I haven't heard back since. Just wondering how long you guys have had to wait until you receive the invite to the next stage?
You passed the test, or you would have got automated email rejecting you.
They contact you in a few days... to arrange an interview.
I had same query as you on this thread few weeks ago.
I passed my interview recently, and am through to the assesment centre.
If anyone has queries about interview please feel free to ask!
hi, i completed my verbal test and got an email saying "Thank you for completing our on-line psychometric tests, we will be in contact shortly"..wonder if any1 else got this email..im not sure if i passed the test in the 1st place...anyway how long do they take to get back to me with a 1st round intrvw? cheers guys
On SHL, there is one proper test which you can do, but it is only available to do once. I'd also suggest Kubiks and PSL.
I thought I totally messed up the numerical test for these, but was surprised to find out I passed. Did my verbal this afternoon. They have generally been quite smooth with response times. Don't let the difficulty levels on the practice tests fool you though. The real tests are much harder.
Ello everyone, I need some advice, I tried to do the Deloitte Numerical test last night, I was doing the practice test and when I clicked finish, a pop up blocker blocked the actual test startting up and and it some how got submitted, so phoned them up this mornign and I i think their going to allow me to do the test again, the practice tests toook so loong to do and I did not see what the real test was like, I've only done one practice SHL test on their website (everyone was saying deloite is PSL I was shocked when I started it and it was SHL), I find it imposible to complete the practice test on SHL's site ( I think its 47 mins for 39 or 37 questions ), I only had time to answer 23 questions on the practice one on SHL's site and I only got 21 right, is that s really crap result? I am scared that I am going to fail and all the effort is going to go to waste, does anyone know how well you have to do to pass? Or where I can get practice SHL tests, apart from 'assesment day' becasue those are too easy, I tried one while I was falling asleep after staying up over 24 hours lol and igot 11 out of 12, SHL ones are sooooo difficult!!! Any help would be greatly appriciated!! I am so stressed.
I received reply after two days, said ' thank you for complete online test, we will contact u shortly'
two days after that, i received email again ' you have passed, we will contact you shortly to arrange a interview time '
until now, i have not received this 'shortly' contact
what's your current status ?
hi, how long does it take after you complete the verbal did any of you guys get a reply, Thank you!
I also sat the numerical test on Sat but have not heard anything as yet... I did the verbal test for Deloitte last year and it was fine - I suppose if English is not your first language it could be tricky... And yep, Deloitte used to use PSL for numerical - i'm not sure why they have changed though...
Good luck with the test results!
I done mine on Sat , and receive verbal invitation this morning.
Thanks for the information Imiliano. Im just going to do mine on monday. The practice ones are pretty hard so I guess im not too suprised about the real ones.
Oh, and the questions were mainly based on ratios, percentages, and currency conversion.
I've just completed the test - I thought it was harder than the one for PwC as the tables and diagrams are more confusing and there is a lot to interpret - I answered all 18 questions (some guesses!!) and think that I've got about 12/13 correct... Hope it's enough to pass :p
I'm 99.9% they are not - have you looked on the Deloitte website? I've got to do mine over the weekend :p
does anyone know if the numerical tests are negatively marked???
Does anyone know how long it takes to hear back from recruitment after completing both tests?
just heard i passed my numerical. i finished in time, and you have to be able to work out what you have to do pretty quick. Ive never been good at math but these tests are indeed basic stuff. The tests are SHL, and you can not go back to answer questions! i found that pretty annoying, you have to answer em all in one sequence, if you think your gonna take too much time just guess and proceed to the next one! Am slightly worried about the verbal one since English is not my native language, but I think I will be fine
Aj - ahh ok. I am in my final year applying for a grad role. I applied last week for a consulting role and have a first round interview in 10days, they have been really quick with me, i will share whatever experience i get. Has anyone had a numerical and verbal retest? if so what was it like?
I submitted my application on the 14th of september, in theory based on your data if i get to AC, It will take me about 15 weeks to get a decision. Which shows the wait for each stage is increasing..
Best of luck AJ hope it goes well....
@ S. Le: I apologise; should have been clearer. I meant they may ask you questions like give me two examples of effective communication skills but they may also ask: could you give me an example when you failed to communicate properly? What were the challenges/barriers? What have you learnt from that experience and how did you improve on that subsequently? Hope that makes sense.
@ imjamin: I have applied for Financial Services Audit - London - Audit. I have already graduated. I submitted my application on 12th August and it took full two months to get to the AC and may get a possible outcome within 10-12 weeks! I will share my experience of AC here later on regardless of the outcome. What have you applied for?
The thing about these tests is that they only have certain questions that are repeated over and over again. The first one is usually the worst one, but then you get used to the questions. You notice you get a lot better as you do more. When I did my first numerical test, I failed. The last few tests I took about 7/8 mins to finish and was confident on all the questions! Its just a question of doing as many tests as possible!
What do you mean by negative example?
I hav done the 1st round; it is competency based. However, my friend is an Assistant Manager at Deloitte and "somehow" my interview was with one of his friends! Anyways to those of you who get invited to the first round; there will be questions regarding 5 of the Deloitte-Competencies plus why corporatefinance/tax/audit and why deloitte? Two examples each. My advice would be to have two positive examples of each and one negative example each. When you answering follow the 'WHO' or 'STAR' method. WHO stands for what, how and outcome; STAR stands for situation, task, action and result. Use power words such as motivation, tenacity, excellent, cohesion, diversity, collective etc. Get a friend to ask you questions regarding these competencies and mark you out of ten. If you are asked to talk about the impact of increased regulations; please talk about the opportunity to generate more revenue for extra kudos. If you need specific information; please do not hesitate to get back. Best wishes
I passed numerical test. I found the sample questions before the test more difficult than the test itself. Dont know about you guys. The beginning were not really hard. But a few last questions were. I agree the difficult part is to figure out what you have to do rather than calculating. Remember to read the questions carefully. Now verbal is what I'm worried about. Failed KPMG verbal test, that's why. Good luck with AC Aj! Quick question: you have gone through first interview and are now invited to AC, right? Or straight to AC after tests?
@Aj thanks for your reply, I was getting worried I had failed
@seyoc007 I dont know if you have done the maths but I will assume you havent...
The maths is very hard,
I got 95% percentile in KPMG maths the fact I found Deloite hard should tell the story. The difficulty is not calculations, but actually working out what you have to do in each question. My advice would be to skip any question which will take you a lot of time to understand. For example I come from an engineering background so I found a few accounting/finance context style questions confusing because I had never seen the terminology before etc...
Take you time go for accuracy rather then a quantity, as there are plently of traps in the wording for you to make silly mistakes if you rush or are careless.
The verbal was easier then KPMG, it is 30 questions in 20 minutues.... I would say it was quite straightforward...
if you have any more queries just ask...
I have done the Deloitte test; it is pretty hard. Very much similar to Credit Suisse and BARCAP numerical tests; it is provided by SHL. Atleast 50% of the questions are percentage related. I am invited to an AC on 8th October; so I will update you all on how it goes! All the best to all of you.
That's the way I completed them, although they were pretty quick telling me I'd passed the 1st one and letting me take the second.
Hi, I completed the Deloitte online test earlier today, but I was only allowed to do the Numerical one, apparently I can progress on to the Verbal one if I am successful with the first? Is this new as there isn't anything listed about this on the forum that i've seen, I was under the impression you do them both and they take them together?
I didn't answer all the questions and i little bit worried about the percentile system. I think i will be fine.
The pass standard for the tests isn't too high & they are based on GCSE maths only. It's really a test to see if you can handle dealing with numbers at all - needless to say if you have too much trouble with these tests, you aren't really suited to an accounting career.
Despite this you should take them very seriously- complete the practice tests online where you can and make sure you are well versed with ratios, percentages, fractions, reading charts and tables, foreign currency calculations and time calculations before you take the test- each or a combination will almost undoubtedly form the basis of every question you are asked.
I think they use percentiles but I received absolutely no feedback re the tests so I don't know how many I got right to give you an idea, sorry.
Just don't stress too much about it. Do your best, stay calm and I'm sure you'll be fine.
Out of KPMG, PwC and Deloitte, this was by far the simplest online test for me. There are some practice tests you can do. Deloitte use Kenexa and you can find some sample tests here: http://www.psl.co.uk/practice/
However, in my experience these seemed slightly easier than the real thing!
The verbal test is quite simple. Just take your time reading each passage. There should be 3/4 questions for each passage so don't worry about spending a bit of time understanding the passage. It is feasible to answer all the questions in this but I wouldn't worry too much if you don't. It's more important to take your time so you don't make a stupid mistake due to haste.
Conversely, it is highly unlikely you will complete the numerical test. Don't make this your aim. Instead, take your time and concentrate on answering the questions you know. You can move easily back and forth between q's o if you feel a bit stressed by 1 q move on to the next one and go back to that q should you have time. In this way you're not stressing yourself about 1 q when you may be able to easily qanswer some further on.
Primarily, relax. Make sure you're in a quiet environment where you will be undisturbed, have pencil, paper and a calculator. Take the time to understand the graph or table in front of you and concentrate on the q's you think you can answer instead of spending too long on something you don't have a clue about. This is as much a test of time management and coping under stressful circumstances as it is about your numerical ability.
I have no idea what the bar is but I managed to pass, so you should certainly be able to!! Good luck and I hope this helps!