Deloitte Online Test

14 July 2008 - 1:12pm

Hi Everyone,

i've just been invited for the online test. Please can anyone share with me the Do's and Do Not's when taking the test. Additional tips will be highly appreciated. Thanks


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  • 7 July 2013 - 12:02pm
    • asif-malik55

    Hi All,
    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.

  • 31 October 2012 - 11:12am
    • vrijesh.singh5

    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!!!

  • 5 September 2012 - 3:57pm
    • Whatwerepeatedlydo

    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.

  • 5 September 2012 - 1:05pm
    • Harsh1291

    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

  • 3 August 2012 - 12:40pm
    • fahadi863

    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!

  • 31 July 2012 - 2:05pm
    • Rocco22

    I completed the numerical test and was then invited to sit the E-tray a few days later without ever sitting a verbal test. I don't know if they still do the verbal test as on the website in their stages of application it only mentions numerical tests and not verbal ones.

  • 17 July 2012 - 4:57pm
    • s.e.t

    I was wondering if there would be a verbal test too, as my email inviting me to take the numerical test did not mention it at all:

    Once you have completed the numerical test if successful, you will receive a further email inviting you to the E-tray exercise, which will be explained in more detail at that stage.

  • 12 July 2012 - 11:15pm
    • J_Economics

    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.

  • 12 July 2012 - 10:21pm
    • yoster123

    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?


  • 12 July 2012 - 4:18pm
    • J_Economics

    You have to sit the numerical ones and see if you pass before they invite you to the verbal ones.

  • 12 July 2012 - 1:32pm
    • yoster123

    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

  • 27 February 2012 - 4:22pm
    • arentir

    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.

    I passed the numerical test and did the verbal test. they told me that "we will be in contact shortly" 5 days ago and no news since... I'm not sure what it means.

    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.

  • 27 February 2012 - 2:08pm
    • asadafaw

    hey , i have got an invite too for the numerical.!

    I have been practising the SHL tests , but i guess there is some problem going on with them. Any other suggestions to get prepared , so as to give our best?


  • 19 February 2012 - 11:38am
    • kayfour

    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 :)

  • 19 February 2012 - 9:40pm
    • arentir

    Thank you for your advises Kayfour,

    I ll do the test tomorrow and I ll let you know how it went :)

  • 22 February 2012 - 11:30pm
    • nii

    Hi Arentir,

    Im scheduled to take the test and i ll appreciate any tips.

    Thank you.

  • 19 February 2012 - 11:35am
    • kayfour

    Hey Arentir,

    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!

  • 19 February 2012 - 10:25am
    • arentir

    Hello guys,

    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...

  • 25 August 2011 - 11:53am
    • kayfour


    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,, 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!

  • 18 May 2011 - 4:34pm
    • cm'muka

    hey guys

    i have been invited for an aptitude test by deloitte, does anyone
    have any idea of sample tests..
    kindly help

  • 5 March 2011 - 1:50pm
    • Sfa

    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

  • 5 March 2011 - 1:21am
    • sunstars

    Hi Sfa,

    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?

  • 4 March 2011 - 11:36pm
    • Sfa

    Thank you sunstars i will practice assesment day too.

    Is there anywhere i can get the shl answers? there's a couple i am struggling on.

    I struggle on exchange rate qus/currecy qu's

  • 4 March 2011 - 11:08pm
    • sunstars

    Hi Sfa,

    Many thanks...

    The one common Assesment day link: - click under each tab for practice test. good thing is u will have solution for this.

    I will search for other web links that i used and update you. Its worth checking with your university career service because some universities provide practice tests from kenexa.

  • 4 March 2011 - 8:10pm
    • Sfa

    thanks sunstars for your encouragement. hope you do well in your interviews! do you have any other websites like shl? im getting stuck on some of the qus - are there answers available?

    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

  • 4 March 2011 - 6:51pm
    • sunstars

    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.

  • 4 March 2011 - 12:09am
    • randomer

    I agree with sunstars - the SHL practice tests are useful.

  • 2 March 2011 - 11:57pm
    • sunstars

    hey even i had the same feeling... my advice practice well... atleast 3 to 4 days of practice and try to solve all kinds of questions just learn the procedure dont worry about the time... u can do it....

    take practice test from this will help u for deloitte...

  • 2 March 2011 - 3:27pm
    • sunstars

    Hi Friends,

    I got an email from Deloitte for telephone interview and i had my slot available only on 4th march... hope i get through to interview... and end up in a job with Deloitte :-)

  • 2 March 2011 - 10:05pm
    • Sfa

    Hi Sunstars,

    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

  • 18 February 2011 - 2:36pm
    • eaesg

    Hi, I completed the numerical test about 3 hours ago but have heard nothing (no email etc). How long until I hear any sort of feedback?

    It was exceptionally difficult and although I answered them all, I will be surprised if I get through :(

  • 22 February 2011 - 10:41pm
    • sunstars

    Hi eaesg,

    I completed my numerical test on 21st morning. I also didnt get any response. Today 22nd morning i got an invite for verbal test... I think they send invites for verbal to you ASAP.. dont worry...

    Test was horrible for me also... i answered only 13 or 14 out of 18.... i was also not confident about my test....

  • 2 December 2010 - 6:15pm
    • bolligrew

    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.

  • 1 December 2010 - 11:14pm
    • ScieFin

    I did my online numerical test this evening. For those who have done it, did you receive any email straight after the test, saying you have completed the test? Or just another email ( after some time) inviting to do the verbal test?

  • 10 November 2010 - 12:06pm
    • cann

    Hi all,
    I never had any tele interview and have been invited to do the online numerical test. Does this mean that I will have my tele interview later or Deloitte has just skipped tele interview?
    Any help will be appreciated.

  • 28 July 2010 - 6:34pm
    • zephyra

    This utter rubbish !
    They call me yest and schedule my interview for tom at 8 15am and they email me back today saying there are no more slots ! and that they will contact me later.

    rubbish !

  • 27 July 2010 - 1:17pm
    • zephyra

    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 !

  • 27 July 2010 - 1:10pm
    • The Untouchable One

    Double post :(

  • 27 July 2010 - 1:10pm
    • The Untouchable One

    Double post :(

  • 27 July 2010 - 1:08pm
    • The Untouchable One

    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?

  • 27 July 2010 - 12:03pm
    • zephyra

    I got my feedback for the KPMG tests. Disaster ! I got through numerical. But my verbal was just terrible ! ;(

  • 26 July 2010 - 10:31pm
    • The Untouchable One

    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!

  • 26 July 2010 - 10:00pm
    • zephyra

    yea there were 8. it was def daunting ! and yea its definitely something to be proud of if you get through them ! ;)

    I hope they reply quick !

    And did you get your interview date at Deloittes? They said they will get back to me with the interview slots.

  • 26 July 2010 - 9:34pm
    • The Untouchable One

    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

  • 26 July 2010 - 8:58pm
    • zephyra


    Took the kpmg tests. Were terrible ! I hardly completed 60% of it. gosh ! Im so sure I dint get through

  • 26 July 2010 - 5:16pm
    • The Untouchable One

    I've had my telephone interview at Deloitte, passed that, am waiting for an invite to the first round interview. I've found Deloitte to be much slower compared to PwC and KPMG in that aspect.

    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!

  • 26 July 2010 - 4:46pm
    • zephyra

    Hey Untouchable

    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.


  • 26 July 2010 - 2:33pm
    • The Untouchable One


    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!

  • 26 July 2010 - 1:26pm
    • zephyra

    And would you be knowing where else I can take similar practice tests like that of KPMGs'?

  • 26 July 2010 - 1:25pm
    • zephyra

    Hey Untouchable

    KPMG sent me practice test of Cubiks. They were no much harder than the shl and there were only 5 options in the practice test. I am guessing the final test is harder and different.

    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.

    zephyra :)