Congratulations on successfully completing the STQ and OPQ tests! Around 50% of applicants won’t have made it this far, so you’re already performing at a high level! Now it’s time to take it further. Stage six of the PWC job application procedure is the verbal reasoning test. Depending on the service line you have applied to, you may instead be required to take PWC’s verbal reasoning test.
After choosing a convenient date from the options offered to you by the company, you will generally have from 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? If you can demonstrate the required ambition and endeavor, we will give you the support you need to land your dream job.
PWC have designed the verbal reasoning test to assess you against their key competencies criteria. The test will be timed, so you must be able to deal with pressure. Green Turn’s training schemes will ensure that you are totally confident and prepared for any eventuality. Think of the embarrassment and panic caused by ‘freezing up’ during the PWC verbal reasoning test and you’ll realise just how important this is.
PWC do list key competencies criteria on their website, but 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 software used in the stage has been developed for the company by SHL, a renowned global HR consultancy that publishes various psychometric tests for PWC worldwide. If you advance to the assessment centre stage, which comes later in the job application process, you will have to retake this test. It is therefore vital to start developing the necessary skills sooner rather than later.
The verbal reasoning tests usually come after the numerical reasoning tests and consist of a series of statements that you must determine as true, false or ‘cannot say’. There will be three questions per scenario, leading to a total of 18 questions (6x3) that must all be answered within 20 minutes. You are expected to demonstrate your business judgment and problem solving skills.
PWC will not furnish you with an informational booklet in preparation for this stage, so you need the relevant information and guidance well in advance. Do not assume that you can successfully guess your way through the numerical reasoning test, as you will be sorely mistaken.
Your performance during the verbal reasoning test will be retained on permanent record and used during PWC’s final deliberations to decide whether or not you have got the job. It’s entirely possible to get through this stage by attaining a passing grade yet fail to secure employment when PWC recruiters take a look at your collective performances over the whole application process.
PWC grade your ability on each stage between 1 point and 5. It is assumed by PWC that if an applicant can demonstrate ‘core capabilities’ and attain the full 5 marks during the verbal reasoning 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.
Our research findings show that one fifth of applicants fail PWC’s verbal reasoning test, which in practice means that they have basically ruined their chances of ever securing a job with the firm. You are in a race against time – vacancies are quickly filled due to the major salary and status benefits provided by Big Four companies. Give your chances a serious boost by purchasing our preparation pack, which includes:
We also offer totally free online practice tests. Click here to practice SHL style PWC numerical and verbal reasoning tests.
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Practice free PWC psychometric tests SHL style to prepare for your real PWC online aptitude tests and assessment centre. Click the link below to begin your free practice test. The test requires free registration to track your performance and enable personalised questions with solutions in your User Panel.