PwC Assessment Centre

2 June 2008 - 11:11pm
bright_future

I couldn't find a PwC assessment centre forum when I was preparing for mine so now it's over I thought I'd start one!

Before I go on I'd just like to say I'm writing from experience and actually got offered the job so something must have gone right.

Start:
- started at 9am (pretty early) with an ice breaker between a group of about 7 of us

Numeracy/Logical Test:
- we all went into a room together to do these tests
- they are the same kind of tests as you did at the start of the application process but on paper instead of on computer
- the numeracy tests takes 20 mins and you have to answer 20 questions
- they are slightly harder than the online ones (I found out afterwards I got 13 correct which put me in the 88th percentile), so aim for about 10 correct and you'll be fine
- the logic test is more of those sequences where you have to find the 6th from a range choices
- again you have 20 mins to answer 40 questions (I managed 35 and got 32 correct, put me in the 90th percentile)

[I'm putting in the percentile scores so you know what to aim for, not to flatter myself, apparently you need to get in the 60th+ percentile to be of minimum standard to be offered a job]

Group exercise:
- we were split into 2 groups for this, my group was 3 strong including me
- we were given a case study to read and discuss
- the twist is that each group member has slightly different infomation and you have to work together as a group to get all the info from everyone else then come to a decision about how to proceed
- once you start making your choices you suddenly get some new info, e.g. your budget has just halved, your deadline has just been brought forward, you have a new competitor in the market etc etc
- this means you have to quickly re-evaluate your plans and come to a decision
- unfortunately our group didn't really meet and of the objectives we were told to at the start, so i thought I'd messed up my chances
- I later found out I got a really good appraisal for my group work this was because I did the following:
* led the topics of conversation
* managed time
* budgeted
* encouraged other team members
* listened and let other speak
- this is real test of group work and project management skills so just remember that!

Lunch:
- this was an informal chat with recent grads
- make the most of it to get to understand what the partners are like and what the role involves
- it's not assessed, so relax

Partner interview:
- mine was actually done by a director as my partner was ill
- he was really friendly and asked a few competency based and commercial questions but nothing to taxing
- just relax, be confident and show your true self
- they really do know what to look for can tell an act

The next day i had another assessment centre with Deloitte and by the end of that day I had been offered jobs at both PwC and Deloitte, i'm now in the process of deciding which to choose. Along the way I went to interviews with all the big & mid sized companies and got rejected by BDO and Baker Tilly, which really hurt. So my advice is to know what you want and continue to go for it and treat rejection as a real learning experience to improve for the next interview you are bound to have!!!

Good luck!

I found out the next day I got the job if I wanted it,

Latest comments

  • 19 November 2014 - 9:09pm
    • lumzan

    Hi Guys I have my AC coming up soon. Can anyone please advise me regarding the AC numerical and verbal tests. I know they are very time pressured, so how many answers can I realistically answer or say I should aim to answer in 20 mins??
    Thanks


  • 21 October 2014 - 4:30pm
    • bextiyar.turghun

    Hi,

    Is there anyone who attended 29 September Assessment Centre in London? the office close to London Bridge.


  • 21 October 2014 - 4:12pm
    • fssa2010

    Has anyone had experience from a partner interview with the new PwC professional competencies?

    If so:
    How different was it to previous experiences posted on here?
    Can you remember your questions? (Especially any unexpected ones!?)
    Any advice?

    Best of luck to everyone!


  • 20 October 2014 - 9:41pm
    • arsam

    Hello every one,

    I hope you all are in good faith. I wanted to get some information from you people regarding the assessment centre as I am in the process of applying for an internship with PwC. Any information will be appreciated and one specific question that I have is what was the topic in written exercise and how do you guys manage to read 16 pages in 10 minutes.


  • 3 October 2014 - 1:26am
    • Ben Bernanke

    Pwc Assurance April 2015 offer accepted.

    Can't add a great deal more to this thread than has already been said, and it's still all pretty relevant.

    Any specific questions don't hesitate to ask.


  • 8 November 2014 - 11:43am
    • saad_tariq

    Hi Ben Bernanke,

    Could you please share your experience at the AC especially the group as. I am also applying for Assurnace.

    Thank you.

  • 29 August 2014 - 12:02pm
    • vedakarandikar

    Anyone going to the AC on 1st september in London?


  • 5 August 2014 - 10:11pm
    • kingthanwi

    Thank you Mackey and oomkks for your fast replies, it's good to know that I will not have to prepare for an interview and that I can concentrate on the tests instead.


  • 5 August 2014 - 11:11pm
    • oomkks

    Make sure you don't try and guess Qs you don't know anything about in the Numerical and Reasoning tests. PwC looks at the accuracy levels as well. So lets say its better to get 12 on 15 right than to get 14 on 20 right. :)

  • 4 August 2014 - 5:09pm
    • godtakesthewheel

    Hello Mackey.ha

    Thank you for your information about the AC. Sounds pretty challenging and you seem to have done perfectly! Congrats on the offer as well :).

    I wanted to ask you:

    Q1. Since it was your second attempt, what all pitfalls can one avoid during the AC?
    Q2. Any tips on preparing for the GD and the report writing?
    Q3. Which scheme did you apply for (2015 April or 2014 September)?
    Q4. How did you handle an aggressive/dominating person who was eating up the time? what did you say?
    Q5. Any other information?

    Thank you in advance

    I have mine soon and am a little nervous (London-April 2015-)

    Cheers and thanks in advance
    GoThwe


  • 5 August 2014 - 5:36am
    • Mackey.ha

    Hi Godtakes thewheel

    1. I think most of what I said previously may answer this question. Simply put: pass the conversation on as much as possible. Prepare a lot for the assessments so that when you are entering the ac, you dont have any worries and can just focus your nerves on the group discussion.
    2),You can't prepare for it. Just do the things that I said.
    3) September 2014
    4) I tried not to be the one to deal with them. If they are talking too much, that is bad for them and not you. I found from my first AC that you should aim to get everyone's individual assignment explained within the first15mins as you will find that the main discussion takes agggggesss. It's not about What you say (except for the numbers.. get those right!) But What you do. Read my points in my post.
    5. That's most of it really.

    Good luck.

  • 23 July 2014 - 1:47pm
    • Mackey.ha

    PwC Transaction services: accepted position

    I just wanted to add some points given that this website helped me a lot.
    Firstly, I passed on the second attempt having failed the assessment centre. So rather being one of those lucky ones whom pass on first attempt, I realized there is a huge skill involved in the assessment centre.
    (1) practice those papers again and again; and learn new techniques from others. Simple methods for calculating percentage changes (useful in 70% of questions) are great I.e.

    ( (New number)/(old number) ) - 1 = % change
    *** so much faster than that method we are all taught in school.

    (2) for logical reasoning: you can get better. Luckily I love these questions so I enjoyed practicing. The more you do, the better you get. Simple as that. Even go back to questions you have done before. The lady from HR told me that I got he highest score for this element in the assessment centre and I put that down to just practicing again and again until you can do them in 10seconds.

    (3) don't do the whole bullshit of saying "I will take the time"... Usually the guy/lady who says that first tends to forget that they said they would do it. Also, everyone just generally cringes at that person... The hr people included . Generally, just show during the process that you are noting the time.

    Help the timid person! Ask them what they think. I got massive kudos for this. Actually, for this point, it is actually quite good to even overdo this point. Really keep passing the puck around... Again and again. Once, twice, thrice... Not good enough. More.

    If I person is getting lost in what hey are saying I,e. Forgo the info, didn't prepare properly... Help them! Just by saying things such as "don't worry, take your time" is good for you and also nice for them. Don't feel too pressured by the time. It exists but shouldn't make you become too hasty.

    Try to take a back seat at the beginning, let the show offs do their crap in the first minute, and then start to show your skills and personality as the show goes on. The bullshitters always get found out. Also, there will be great people in there.. Better than you perhaps. Accept that they will get in. Don't make them your competition. No one should be your competition otherwise the group work becomes a total farce. That happened the first time I applied.

    Finally, as soon as you get the booklet, start calculating those figures!!! But read the footnotes carefully. So as soon as a figure is needed, you have got it. Don't get these numbers wrong! Say them first, ask your peers for a confirmation, and you are onto a winner. Also, at the end, summarize everything.

    The final interview is hard to distinguish as it does depend on the partner/director you get. My interviewer was so lovely. She did rattle through competencies, but do try to change it from a monotonous single sided conversation into a more 60/40 convo. Be calm! Calmness shows maturity. Speak slowly. This had been my problem in the past, and if it is one for you... Just keep reminding yourself again and again to slow down.

    Good luck.


  • 22 March 2015 - 6:00pm
    • asra.owais93

    Hi Mackey,

    I have an AC day coming up for PwC and just came across your post in this forum, well done on having performed so well!

    I would like to ask a few questions regarding the AC:
    Could you please advise on where I can get more practice for the numerical, verbal and inductive reasoning tests, apart from the ones given as examples on the SHL website?

    Thanks,
    Asra

  • 5 August 2014 - 12:53am
    • kingthanwi

    Hi Mackey
    Thanks for your good advice. I have an assessment centre soon and I was wondering if there was an interview in your assessment centre? The person at PwC i spoke to mentioned the partner interview would take place at a later date but I'm unsure as to whether there will also be one during the assessment centre. Thanks in advance!

  • 5 August 2014 - 6:47pm
    • oomkks

    Hello!
    Well done on making it to the AC. There will be no partner interview on the day. It will be done later. Hope that helps.

    Also, feel free to ask me anything about Assurance, PWC 2015 April intake London.

  • 8 November 2014 - 11:49am
    • saad_tariq

    Hello,

    Could you please tell what type of questions were asked during the first interview and the partner interview.

    Thank you

  • 13 November 2014 - 9:04pm
    • jiayi.zhao.927

    in the first interview, they asked questions like give an example when you adjusted your decision after getting some feedback. all the questions are related to the five core attributes, they may also ask you what did learn from that experience. Read some news related to PWC

  • 13 November 2014 - 9:03pm
    • jiayi.zhao.927

    in the first interview, they asked questions like give an example when you adjusted your decision after getting some feedback. all the questions are related to the five core attributes, they may also ask you what did learn from that experience. Read some news related to PWC

  • 13 November 2014 - 9:01pm
    • jiayi.zhao.927

    in the first interview, they asked questions like give an example when you adjusted your decision after getting some feedback. all the questions are related to the five core attributes, they may also ask you what did learn from that experience. also read some news related to PWC

  • 13 November 2014 - 9:01pm
    • jiayi.zhao.927

    in the first interview, they asked questions like give an example when you adjusted your decision after getting some feedback. all the questions are related to the five core attributes, they may also ask you what did learn from that experience. also read some news related to PWC

  • 5 August 2014 - 5:40am
    • Mackey.ha

    Hi kingthanwi

    The partner interview should occur a few weeks after the assessential centre.

    The AC is organised by the group that you applied to's HR. So no interviews. Unless they did an overhaul which I think is unlikely as this process works for them.

    Regards

  • 12 March 2014 - 6:20pm
    • clutterback520

    Written exercise is all about structuring, grammar and conclusion. Dont worry about detail. You won't have enough time to get into details. Youll get one page with 2 sides to write on.

    Group exercise- read through the company info- 16pages. And then understand your brief as youll need to explain it to your team.
    Dont interrupt, make valid suggestions, use eye contact and you'll be fine.


  • 12 March 2014 - 10:20am
    • lumzan

    First of all congratulations on your Job offer. Also, thanks for your very informative post. I have an assessment centre coming up for PWC. Could you please give me some more detailed info about the group exercise. And I believe there is a written exercise. Did you have to do that? Thanks


  • 27 February 2014 - 10:46am
    • zaneta.xxx

    Hi everyone,

    Thank you very much for all tips and advices, its really useful. I am preparing for my AC which is on Monday. However I am still confused about Logical tests. In the emial that I received from PwC, there is written that I will have to take diagrammatic reasoning tests. When I was searching for this kind of tests on the internet I've found various types of these tests. Some of them are like you have to decide to which of the two sets (set A, B or neither) the picture belong. In others you have to decide which is the next logical image in the sequence (usually there are options A-F).

    Please could you tell me which kind of logical test should I prepare?

    Thank you very much for all advices.


  • 18 February 2014 - 9:18pm
    • Graduate3213

    Hi everyone,

    Like a lot of people, I used wikijob extensively while preparing for my PWC assessment centre (which I had a few weeks ago). Having found out I passed the AC I thought I would share my own experience. For those of you who panic after not hearing back the next day, I heard I passed my AC 3 working days after the AC

    There were a mix of people at the AC. In mine there were 12 in total - these were interns/grads, consultants/assurance/audit candidates etc. It is emphasised that you are not in competition with the others, you are measured against a benchmark - and you have to pass each stage.

    Stages:
    Written excercise. Like those who have written above, the MOST IMPORTANT thing is structure and finishing the exercise. I wrote subheadings (eg intro, conclusion etc) You only have 30 mins to read & write your report (2 A4 pages long) so be quick. You have some options and you have to discuss the pros and cons of each, then make a recommendation. The impression I got was, it doesn't necessarily matter which recommendation you make, as long as you back it up with something, but it is very important that you have this conclusion bit!

    Group exercise:
    The 12 were split into two groups of 6. I found this quite fun - each person has a different plan/pitch they have to tell the group, then you have to come to a group decision as to which plan you will follow. Not much to say on this that hasn't been said before - 1) dont be super dominant 2) dont be super quiet. Make useful points and be somebody you would want to work with.

    Numerical/ Logical Tests.
    These were the sections I was most worried about. I practiced a lot before I arrived, but the logical section has always been tough for me. The questions are pretty much the same difficulty as the online ones, except you have much less time - eg Numerical online tests 12 q's in 18 mins, AC tests 20 q's 20 mins. The logical has 40 questions in 20 mins. I answered 18/20 numerical 31/40 logical - (note, this is not how many I got right!). I was very worried about my logical score as most at my ac answered more than 31 q's - but must have scraped through somehow, so dont panic if you dont finish. ALSO, a lot of people at my AC thought there was a pass mark of 60% in the tests - I do not think this is correct. You instead have to be above the 60th percentile of people who have taken the test. (as someone above mentioned)

    After all the testing, we had a chat with current graduates and ate lots of sandwiches. They give very very honest answers and so this is a great time to ask any questions/resolve any doubts you may have.

    Anyway, I hope this helps someone!


  • 22 March 2015 - 6:07pm
    • asra.owais93

    Hi,

    I have an AC day at PwC coming up and just came across your post in this forum, congrats on having done so well!

    I would like to ask a few questions regarding the AC day:
    Could you please advise on where I can get more practice for the PwC's numerical, verbal and logical reasoning tests apart from the example tests on SHL's website?

    Also, is there any preparation required for the written communication and the group exercises at the AC?

    Thanks a lot,
    Asra

  • 3 February 2014 - 9:21am
    • Christina66

    hi everyone,

    Thank you so much for the very useful posts.
    I have an assessment centre on Friday (Feb 7, 2014) for assurance/consulting. Could you please tell me how to best prepare for it and give me some advices regarding the commercial awareness. Also, they did not mention anything about the interview in the email. Does that mean that I don't have an interview ?

    Thank you


  • 8 February 2014 - 6:58pm
    • berry_asif

    Hi Christina66
    Congratulations for the AC! I have an assessment centre for economics consulting this monday (Feb 10, 2014)
    Could you please give me some tips regarding the AC, what to expect for the written report and group exercise? Would there be a networking lunch as well? Your help would be really really appreciated! Looking forward to hearing from you. Hope your AC went well :)

    Thank you :)

  • 8 January 2014 - 9:31pm
    • malino-masha

    Hi all,
    Can you tell me, please, if you've noticed that some of the questions for the AC numerical test are the same as for the on-line test? Do they use at least some questions from the on-line tests?


  • 8 February 2014 - 6:59pm
    • berry_asif

    Hi Malino!

    Congratulations for the AC! I have an assessment centre for economics consulting this monday (Feb 10, 2014)
    Could you please give me some tips regarding the AC, what to expect for the written report and group exercise? Would there be a networking lunch as well? Your help would be really really appreciated! Looking forward to hearing from you. Hope your AC went well :)

    Thank you :)

  • 26 September 2013 - 9:00pm
    • jamesfranco

    wikijobs are pretty much spot on about the AC. Here are some further tips I you guys might find helpful:

    HR will read out the names of the member in each group before the written task, so prepare to jot this down.

    Written exercise: Plan your structure, introduction and conclusion beforehand. There are around 30 lines per A4 page so you don't have much space. You don't need to write too detailed but it's a good idea to cover all options and conclude.

    Group exercise: know the advantages and disadvantages of your brief. calculate the profit levels and costs correctly. A common structure of the exercise is have everyone take turn stating their options and then discuss. When people are reporting their briefs note their profit levels/costs/etc. down in a completely new paper (to have a good overview of everything). Look at others' posts on how to behave. Also be truthful in the post-exercise feedback form.

    Tests: if you're not confident then invest in assessmentday or jobtestprep. Practice practice practice!


  • 22 March 2015 - 6:13pm
    • asra.owais93

    Hi jamesfranco,

    Thanks for your helpful tips and congrats on having passed your AC day!
    I have an AC day at PwC coming up and would like to ask a few questions regarding it:
    Could you please advise on where I can get more practice for the PwC's numerical, verbal and logical reasoning tests apart from the example tests on SHL's website?

    Also, is there any preparation required for the written communication and the group exercises at the AC?

    Thanks a lot,
    Asra

  • 13 September 2013 - 10:59am
    • cao.songbaolinh

    Oh no, on my reply above, this bit "It is not assessed but they can always give feedback on you. So if you leave a good impression, they might say nice things about you. So make sure they know your name and how awesome you are :)" is meant for the networking session (my last paragraph)
    I didn't realize it jump up to the first paragraph. Apology if I confused u lol


  • 13 September 2013 - 10:55am
    • cao.songbaolinh

    Hi guys, I finished my AC for management consulting a week ago and have received the good news that I passed. Before my AC, I have read through this thread and got so many useful tips. So I'm just going to share my experience here for those who are going to have it. It is not assessed but they can always give feedback on you. So if you leave a good impression, they might say nice things about you. So make sure they know your name and how awesome you are :)

    The were about 12 people in the AC that day, most people apply to Audit, a few to tax and 2 to Management Consulting.

    While I was waiting in the lounge before AC, I tried to speak to most of the candidates there. Personally, I just like to get to know people, what they're applying for, their experience, their name (although I didn't remember many names) and generally I just got an idea of who is strong and who is a bit shy. Group exercise has always been a bit daunting to be, so this networking bit helps me to feel more confident, I felt like I alreayd know these people and how they will react, rather than just going to a battle that I know nothing about.

    The AC started with introduction, where everyone talked a little bit about themselves. This part is not assessed so relax.

    We then started with writing exercise, 30 mins to read through the package on water savign solutions and write a summary with recommendations to your manager. My only advice is BE FAST! To be honest, in real life situations, 30 mins is not enough to read through that much mateirl and make a quality recommendation. So you don't need to write beautifully, al you need to do is present a report that is clear, concise and logical. I gave myself 5 mins to read. But after 5 mins, I still couldn't decide which option to go for so I just started writing and decided later. I went for bullet point structure. For the first 2 options, I write quite detailed but for the last 2, I ran out of time and could only give 2 points each. In the conclusion, I recommended 2 solutions which was in line with my points. Another advise is read carefully, there will be a few sentences that are written in a very confusing way. There was someone that interpreted this bit of information in the opposite way. I finished just in time and filled 2 sides of the A4 paper, a lot of people didn't finish.

    Then we were split into 2 groups, to do tests and group exercise. Our case was about an oil company that wanted to make use of by-products. What happened is pretty much like what people talked about previously, so I'm not gonna repeat it. There was someone in my group who was very dominating and jumped in while everyoen was talking so she could make a point (?!?!) There's always someone like that so don't feel intimidated. That is a chance for you to show your "communication with impact". be nice, ask the quiet ones what they think so everyone has a chance to speak up. You will also need to have your own input regarding the case. Remember it's not about who speak the most but about the interaction, so show that you are nice and professional. Also pay attention to your eye contact, body language, voice ..etc...

    Test!! Someone asked the HR lady if we get penalised for wrong answer. She said that she's not allowed to say it. I think you do get penalized (just from her reaction) but I dont' know for sure. I didn't finish both tests, but I made sure my answers were accurate. I did 35/40 for logical and 15/20 for numerical.

    In the end there was a networking session with current grads. The HR lady said that it is not assessed and most ppl left, apart from me and 3 girls. It's a chace to get to know more about the company, role, culture, advice for interview...etc... if you really want the job.


  • 29 August 2013 - 6:11pm
    • sri13

    I have my AC in the first week of Oct. How are you guys preparing - any particular advice? Is the "assessmentday"package any good or are there better alternates?


  • 25 July 2012 - 2:11pm
    • jobhunt91

    I had my AC two weeks ago. They said they would give me a feedback in two days. When I called them today to check up on the status, they informed me that they are still taking in candidates and will provide feedback during the first week of August. I am aware that currently they have started the partner interview. Does this mean that I am rejected? Has this happened to anyone?


  • 22 July 2012 - 11:06am
    • jobhunt91

    thanks waffles247.

    Its been 6 working days. I think i will wait.


  • 22 July 2012 - 10:34am
    • waffles247

    11 working days or does that include the weekends?

    Perhaps give it a couple more days then call and ask. I believe they are busy sorting out the autumn intake, which might be the reason why you have not heard from them yet. But if you are desperate, just give them a call.


  • 22 July 2012 - 10:00am
    • jobhunt91

    I had my AC 11 days ago. I haven't got any response yet. Do you think I am rejected? Should I call and check or wait for a few more days?


  • 14 May 2012 - 7:04am
    • Valentino

    Hi appreciate all your efforts in sharing your responses/experiences. I have AC coming up for Business Control Systems in London, has any one else in this forum applied for this position?

    Can someone pls shed some more light on writing part of AC, is it on paper or system? What they looking for?Any writing part tips out of your experiences.

    Cheerios


  • 13 May 2012 - 8:17pm
    • warwick11

    Had my PwC assessment ages ago and now i work for PwC... all i can say.. is maintain calm and dont panic at the odd question ( there is bound to be one ) which partner shall put forth to you..

    They can see right through if you are putting up an act.. Best thing and advise .. focus on competency they look for and relax.. Structure your answer well and know what you are saying inside out.

    All the best to all of you guys...


  • 3 February 2014 - 9:12am
    • Christina66

    hi warwick11,

    I have an assessment centre on Friday for assurance/consulting. Could you please tell me how to best prepare for it and give me some advices regarding the commercial awareness. Also, they did not mention anything about the interview in the email. Does that mean that I don't have an interview ?

    Thank you

  • 27 April 2012 - 6:36pm
    • blind999

    Hey

    For the PWC AC Group exercise does anyone know the specific calculations that are required and how you do them?

    Blind999


  • 13 May 2012 - 7:36pm
    • waffles247

    There are no specific calculations required, but it seems like most of the group exercises only need basic calculations, such as calculating when the firm will begin to take a profit if solution A has an initial start up cost of £10,000. Remember, you have less than an hour (30 minutes reading time and 20 minutes discussion), it won't be anything too taxing - it just requires some common sense. Keep calm and think sensibly.

  • 26 April 2012 - 7:44pm
    • Char2611

    Hi, I have an ac on 16th may for assurance, on my email it doesnt mention anything about a partner interview, should i assume there will be an interview or is it at a later date if i pass the ac? Thanks


  • 13 May 2012 - 7:41pm
    • waffles247

    The partner interviews are a separate stage; if you pass the AC, you will be contacted to arrange the partner interview at a later date.

  • 24 April 2012 - 3:03am
    • rabbit711

    Hi Asif,

    hope you did really well at your Ac. can you please share your experiences as well?

    Thanks so much


  • 26 April 2012 - 10:38pm
    • asif-malik55

    Hi isabelyue,

    Hope u r fine... Unfortunately Isabelyue, I could not get through assessment centre however my experience in words is as follows:

    Just to avoid getting late at assessment centre, I was outside Bristol Centre sitting in a car at 13:00. My assessment timing was 14:30 (I am very punctual isnt???).
    I entered the centre at 14:00 and met other candidates. We were 13 in total. We had little chat with each other and we were out of shell.

    At approximately 15:00 a person who was managing all recruitment came to us and took us to a room where we had a bit of introduction. We were shown some video clips about PwC and all that (No assessment of any kind yet).

    Then we all were provided with blank sheet and scenario booklets for WRITTEN EXERCISE. It was about C02 emission and conservation of water. An environmental agency was approaching us as a company and demanding the business to take some environmental steps (I dont exactly remember now so sorry for that)... Yes we had 30 minutes to absorb all information from about 4 or 5 pages and then write a report. I would suggest you to concentrate on the format of the report. Once you know how to structure your report and all headings, you can save your time.

    In feedback that I received, I was told that my structure and writing was very good however I diverted a bit from what was actually required. So BE CONCISE AND WRITE WHAT IS REQUIRED OF YOU...

    After written exercise, we were divided into two groups. One went from group discussion and other for Numerical and Logical Tests. My groups took tests first. Regarding these tests, you should not worry are already familiar with them. My advise would be NOT TO GUESS IF YOU ARE RUNNING OUT OF TIME and dont spend too much time on a question. Because less answers are better than many wrong answers. Wrong answers reduce your accuracy and overall score...

    Lastly, we had a group discussion. There were two assessors in the room. Group discussion was about an oil company and we were to discuss different options available to company for utilising its By-Products and making some new product. Each candidate had a unique option and we all were supposed to present our unique option to group and then discuss the best option for the company. I was told that I was very good at eye contact. Thats the main reason why I was rejected.

    After that we had lunch with recent graduates and this was not assessed part so nothing to worry about. You can ask as many questions as you want and they will answer your questions.

    Overall it was good experience and the good news is that I have seen the whole assessment day very very transparent and friendly. They provide you the opportunity to show them your strengths. Don't get nervous. Keep yourself relaxed and everything will be fine... I dont know If I have transferred all my thoughts into words however more questions are welcome.

    And yes... Let me know how was your assessment day...
    Good Luck...

  • 31 March 2012 - 9:47am
    • asif-malik55

    Hi everyone. First of all I would like to thank all of you for posting your experiences which are very helpful.

    I have an assessment centre coming on 12th of April 2012 at PwC's Bristol office for Risk Assurance.

    Anybody attending that day??????????????

    I have been told that I will have to get through 3 different tests.
    1. Hand written report.
    2. Psychometric tests (Numerical and Diagrammatical)
    3. Group discussion exercise.

    Anybody has recent experience of these tests. What type of topic do we get in Group discussion.

    Also how is overall day? relaxed or full of worries...

    Thanks in advance...


  • 23 March 2012 - 12:03pm
    • alexpearce15

    Hey, just went through an assessment centre and as this site has been very helpful to me I thought I would give something back. Would be pleased to answer some questions