Parents of Successful PWC Applicant 2017
Congratulations on successfully submitting your registration form! Approximately 55% of applicants won’t have made it this far,so you’re already doing very well indeed! It’s time to push ahead and take it to the next level.
Stage three of the KPMG job application procedure is the aptitude test. During this process, you will be undertaking numerical and verbal reasoning tests.
After you choose a convenient date from the options offered by KPMG, you will have roughly one to two weeks to prepare. As we all know, job tests can be daunting and how can you be fully confident of putting in a perfect performance if you lack Big Four experience? As long as you can show sufficient drive and enthusiasm, we will give you the support you need to land the job of your dreams.
KPMG have created the aptitude reasoning test to judge you against their key competencies criteria. The test will be time-restricted, so you must be able to cope with intense pressure. Our training will ensure that you are fully confident and ready to deal with any eventuality. Imagine the embarrassment and panic caused by ‘freezing up’ during the KPMG aptitude test and you’ll realise just how important this is.
Although KPMG do list key competencies criteria on their website, they don’t provide many details on the initial and follow-up questions you can expect to face. However, you can draw on the experience of our experts, who have previously worked for Big Four firms, to give you a major advantage in this area.
The relevant software has been developed for the company by Cubiks, a renowned global HR consultancy that publishes various psychometric tests for KPMG worldwide. Be prepared for the fact that you may have to resit this test! Around one fifth of applicants will be randomly reselected for this purpose. The KPMG aptitude test comes in two parts:
A. The numerical reasoning tests are based on data presented in formats such as graphs and charts. There will be four questions per scenario, leading to a total of 24 questions (6x4) that must all be answered within 20 minutes. You are expected to demonstrate your ability with figures, your analytical skills and sensible time management.
B. The verbal reasoning tests are usually taken after the numerical reasoning tests and comprise a series of statements that you must determine as true, false or ‘cannot say’. There will be four questions per scenario, leading to a total of 40 questions (10x4) that must all be answered within 20 minutes. You are expected to demonstrate your business judgement and problem solving skills.
KPMG will not provide you with an informational booklet in preparation for this stage, so you must have the relevant information and guidance well in advance. Do not think that you can guess your way through the aptitude test, as that way results in failure.
Your performance during the aptitude reasoning test will remain on record and is used in KPMG’s final deliberations to determine whether or not your application has been a success. It’s fully possible to successfully get through this stage by scoring a passing mark, yet fail to secure employment when KPMG recruiters take a look at your performances over the application process in its entirety.
KPMG grade your ability on each stage between 1 point and 5. It is assumed by KPMG that if an applicant can demonstrate ‘core capabilities’ and attain the full 5 marks during the aptitude test process then they automatically become a perfect match for the firm.
This means you need to score the maximum 5 points on every single stage to set yourself apart from rival jobseekers and cannot afford to take a job test without having been properly prepared by Green Turn.
Green Turn research results show that one fifth of applicants fail KPMG’s aptitude test, which in practice means that they have basically ruined their chances of ever securing a job with the firm. Time is your enemy here – vacancies are quickly filled due to the salary and status benefits provided by Big Four firms. Give your chances a serious boost by purchasing our preparation pack, which includes:
Green Turn is the market leader and the only specialist company worldwide that offers specific training on how to secure a Big Four job delivered by former employees of the companies in question. We have ten years’ experience of successfully fast-tracking people like you into positions with the top companies and regularly receive positive feedback on our training methods. By purchasing our preparation packs, you are gaining access to an invaluable network of former Big Four employees who have the required knowledge and desire to advance you into a dream job. We pride ourselves on our clients’ 90-to-100% pass rates and it’s in our interests that you achieve employment so that the retention level stays high.
Practice free KPMG psychometric tests Cubiks style to prepare for your real KPMG online aptitude tests and assessment centre. Click the link below to begin your free practice test. The test requires a free registration to track your performance and enable personalised questions with solutions in your User Panel.