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Re: PWC Sending TEXT For Graduate Assessment TEST by vikkyt(f): 8:39pm On May 17, 2012
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Re: PWC Sending TEXT For Graduate Assessment TEST by Evagreenfields: 8:55pm On May 17, 2012
Thanks for d heads up Biola.
Re: PWC Sending TEXT For Graduate Assessment TEST by Xymma(f): 10:15pm On May 17, 2012
@biola thanks so much
Re: PWC Sending TEXT For Graduate Assessment TEST by anukwuchioma: 11:41am On May 18, 2012
@biola u r a darling, u will surely succeed d stage by the special grace of God. Cheers!
Re: PWC Sending TEXT For Graduate Assessment TEST by ItsGoingDown: 7:48pm On May 21, 2012
Hey guys,

Here is a comprehensive guide of the assessment:

We use a number of methods to find the right people for PwC - the methods you'll encounter will depend on the role you apply for. As well as an application form, you'll need to complete other forms of assessment. We ask everyone applying for a student role to sit online and paper ability tests, a group exercise and a written exercise. When combined with interviews, these assessments help us build a clearer picture of what you're like and where your strengths lie.

Can you tell me more about the types of assessment?
How should I prepare for the assessments?
What happens during the ability testing session?
Do you use negative marking for the tests?
Is there a pass mark for the test?
Does it matter what order I answer the questions?
Am I expected to finish the test?
Will you tell me how I did?
Can I use a calculator during my numerical test?
I have substantial experience/qualifications for the role I applied for. Why do I need to take tests as well?
Can I fail the tests? And if so, what effect will this have on my chance of getting a role?
What are your commitments to candidates completing the assessments?
Can you tell me more about the types of assessment?

Online tests
All our roles require you to have an ability to work with numerical and verbal information so you will be asked to take online numerical and verbal reasoning tests. Don't be put off by the tests - ensuring you take the time to prepare and try some practice tests will give you the best possible chance to succeed. Later in the process, you'll sit the paper versions of these online tests, so this online stage is good preparation.
Group exercise

A group exercise allows us to observe how people perform when working in a team. We give you a pack of information and ask you to use it as a team to come up with solutions to a range of issues. This type of simulation allows you to demonstrate communication and influencing skills, teamwork, and your ability to manage a project and deal with changing priorities.

Written Exercise
The written exercise is designed to assess your written communication ability. You’ll have time to read the exercise briefing materials and prepare a written report on the given subject. This exercise is designed to assess your ability to produce written reports to an appropriate standard. Your report will be assessed on the basis of your application of structure; use of clear, concise language and logical and coherent presentation.

How should I prepare for the assessments?

Ahead of your assessment session we'll send you information on where and when your assessment will take place, as well as how you can prepare. Read it carefully.
Make sure you know when and where to attend.
For the ability tests, use practice materials to improve your skills and understanding of the task. As well as the materials we send you, you can find additional practice materials on the internet (for example at: www.psychtesting.org.uk, www.shldirect.com and www.opp.co.uk). If you have limited internet access, most bookshops stock books that contain practice tests. Your University Careers Centre may also be able to offer you practice materials.
Find opportunities to put the skills to be assessed into practice. For instance, if you're taking a numerical test, use everyday activities like shopping trips or reading a financial newspaper to test your numerical understanding and practise calculations.
Tell us in advance if you're not clear about the assessment process or have any concerns.
Let us know as soon as possible if you can't attend for any reason.
Get a good night's sleep before the session.
If you need reading glasses or a hearing aid, remember to take these with you to the assessment session.
Allow plenty of time to get to the session punctually.
What happens during the ability testing session at the assessment centre?

A certified Test Administrator manages each assessment session and will tell you clearly what to do and how to do it. We do everything we can to make all our candidates' assessment experiences professional and fair. Please help us by being considerate of other candidates, including respecting their privacy and confidentiality.

If you have a mobile phone with you, turn it off before the test session starts.
Pay attention to test instructions.
Make sure you have understood a question or a task before responding.
Many tests have strict time limits. If you're being timed, try to work through questions quickly but accurately.
Do you use negative marking for the tests?

Each assessment has its own scoring system. During the introduction to the test we'll explain the best way to answer.

For most ability tests, your accuracy can be checked. We advise working quickly and accurately. If you're unsure of an answer, mark your best choice and avoid wild or random guesses. Your 'best choice' is when you have narrowed the answer down to one probable answer or two likely answers, and then select one of them. Wild guessing is when you cannot decide which of the multiple-choice answers is correct and randomly pick one.

Is there a pass mark for the test?

Before using any assessment tool, we work out what level of achievement indicates that a candidate has the potential to do a specific job successfully.
We'll compare your results with the level of skill needed by the role you've applied for; and with those of candidates who have a similar educational background and have previously applied to similar roles.

We look at your score in combination with all the other information generated by your application and take an overall view of your suitability for the role you've applied for.

Does it matter in what order I answer the questions?

Sometimes the questions in a test become progressively more complex, but not always. It is best to listen closely to the instructions given at the assessment session. Usually the best strategy is to work through all questions in order, and as quickly and accurately as you can.

Am I expected to finish the test?

Some people will complete an ability test in the time allowed, others won't. Don't be too concerned if you can't finish all the questions. We score on the number of correct answers given in the time allowed, so just work as quickly and accurately as you can.

Will you tell me how I did?

Yes, we’ll talk you through your feedback from the assessment centre, once a recruitment decision has been made.

Can I use a calculator during my numerical test?

You can use a calculator in our numerical ability test. We'll let you know in advance if you'll be allowed to use one and the Test Administrator will let you know again at the start of the session. If you are allowed to use a calculator, we'll provide you with one. Or, if you prefer, you can bring your own.

In every case, the rules of your testing session will be the same for all other candidates applying for the same role.

I have substantial experience/qualifications for the role I applied for. Why do I need to take tests as well?

The assessment tools give us extra information on particular areas like reasoning ability or the quality of your team working skills. It's difficult to assess these skills objectively from other parts of the selection procedure.

Each assessment focuses on a specific, job-relevant skill. People who have little experience of a particular job may well be very capable of doing that job, and the test gives them the chance to prove it. All candidates for a role complete the same assessment exercises which means we can compare them fairly and objectively.

Can I fail the tests? And if so, what effect will this have on my chance of getting a role?

It is possible to fail the tests. Before using any assessment tool, we work out what level of achievement indicates that a candidate has the potential to do a specific job successfully. As such, if you fail to meet any of the criteria, at any stage of the recruitment process, your application will not progress any further.

What are your commitments to candidates completing the assessments?

We're committed to the fair and ethical use of assessment tools and provide information to help you understand why and how we use them in our recruitment process. We've also prepared a detailed statement of our commitment to all candidates.

(Source :http://www.pwc.com/m1/en/careers/student/assessment.jhtml)

Good luck
Cheers

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Re: PWC Sending TEXT For Graduate Assessment TEST by Vergil: 8:47pm On May 21, 2012
Hmm...nawa o! Look at pple going on about how they got d link etc lol!

Congrats!

Got refused straight!

What on earth did you lot do?
Re: PWC Sending TEXT For Graduate Assessment TEST by walexyll(m): 1:43pm On May 31, 2012
hey guys,just got a mail from pwc that my online test results have been reviewed....that i shd come for a confirmatory test at V.I with all my credentials...both original and photocopy on 6th of june....what shd i expect and hw close is this step to gettin d job?
Re: PWC Sending TEXT For Graduate Assessment TEST by vikkyt(f): 2:44pm On May 31, 2012
Haven't got any mail º°˚˚˚°h
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Re: PWC Sending TEXT For Graduate Assessment TEST by yommy2sure(m): 2:51pm On May 31, 2012
walexyll: hey guys,just got a mail from pwc that my online test results have been reviewed....that i shd come for a confirmatory test at V.I with all my credentials...both original and photocopy on 6th of june....what shd i expect and hw close is this step to gettin d job?
got the mail too but mine is for teusday 5th...

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Re: PWC Sending TEXT For Graduate Assessment TEST by personp(m): 4:19pm On May 31, 2012
got the mail also, but mine is for 12th
Re: PWC Sending TEXT For Graduate Assessment TEST by ajirapsy(m): 4:58pm On May 31, 2012
yommy2sure: got the mail too but mine is for teusday 5th...
Mine is on the 6th. @yommy2surr; kindly hint us after you are done with it on Tuesday.
1luv ma people...
Re: PWC Sending TEXT For Graduate Assessment TEST by Okelowo(f): 5:14pm On May 31, 2012
Sup frds am looking for employment plz can somebody up date , God bless youu
Re: PWC Sending TEXT For Graduate Assessment TEST by yommy2sure(m): 7:04pm On May 31, 2012
ajirapsy:
Mine is on the 6th. @yommy2surr; kindly hint us after you are done with it on Tuesday.
1luv ma people...
Re: PWC Sending TEXT For Graduate Assessment TEST by yommy2sure(m): 7:13pm On May 31, 2012
will sure do....wish me luck
Re: PWC Sending TEXT For Graduate Assessment TEST by Xymma(f): 10:27pm On May 31, 2012
Haven't got any mail from PwC. Still waiting
Re: PWC Sending TEXT For Graduate Assessment TEST by ajirapsy(m): 11:04pm On May 31, 2012
@yommy2sure; Don't worry. Remember "Que sera sera". We just have to be prayerful and hope for the best. We all gonna start with them in Sept. God willing. Remember to come back and feed those of us going there after you. Trust u bruv.
Re: PWC Sending TEXT For Graduate Assessment TEST by wuragold2: 5:05pm On Jun 01, 2012
i just got a mail....i didnt make it to the next stage Congrats to all of u that made it thru
Re: PWC Sending TEXT For Graduate Assessment TEST by Xymma(f): 5:34pm On Jun 01, 2012
Jst got a mail dat i dint make it 2 d nxt stage. Congrats to y'al dat made it.wishin y'all success!
Re: PWC Sending TEXT For Graduate Assessment TEST by koolvin12(m): 6:32pm On Jun 01, 2012
i just got a mail that i didnt make it to the d next stage....Congrats to all of u dat made it....I wish u all d best
Re: PWC Sending TEXT For Graduate Assessment TEST by yommy2sure(m): 2:52pm On Jun 05, 2012
@all, I finished mine not long ago, I think we are abt ten, guess some people wrote before us and others are waiting to write. Its just 10 verbal for ten minutes, and ten numerical for 15 minutes, no chatt or interview, no need to wear suit jare (i didnt wear one)...ur credentials will be cross checked and photocopies collected before the test....The Banke lady says they will get back to everyone irrespective of status...pass or fail....she also said interviews will most likely commence this month..no big deal if u did the online thing urself...so thats the report....all the best everone
Re: PWC Sending TEXT For Graduate Assessment TEST by boneruns(m): 3:24pm On Jun 05, 2012
yommy2sure: @all, I finished mine not long ago, I think we are abt ten, guess some people wrote before us and others are waiting to write. Its just 10 verbal for ten minutes, and ten numerical for 15 minutes, no chatt or interview, no need to wear suit jare (i didnt wear one)...ur credentials will be cross checked and photocopies collected before the test....The Banke lady says they will get back to everyone irrespective of status...pass or fail....she also said interviews will most likely commence this month..no big deal if u did the online thing urself...so thats the report....all the best everone
thanks, friendlydude & themind4real.
Re: PWC Sending TEXT For Graduate Assessment TEST by ajirapsy(m): 3:46pm On Jun 05, 2012
yommy2sure: @all, I finished mine not long ago, I think we are abt ten, guess some people wrote before us and others are waiting to write. Its just 10 verbal for ten minutes, and ten numerical for 15 minutes, no chatt or interview, no need to wear suit jare (i didnt wear one)...ur credentials will be cross checked and photocopies collected before the test....The Banke lady says they will get back to everyone irrespective of status...pass or fail....she also said interviews will most likely commence this month..no big deal if u did the online thing urself...so thats the report....all the best everone
Thanks bruv. Omo mehn, i don cari suit come lagos o. No biggie sha, i go still flex am. Na when person wan stop to dey write all dia yeye test. No mind me jare. Shey d test na still SHL format?
Re: PWC Sending TEXT For Graduate Assessment TEST by yommy2sure(m): 5:23pm On Jun 05, 2012
ajirapsy:
Thanks bruv. Omo mehn, i don cari suit come lagos o. No biggie sha, i go still flex am. Na when person wan stop to dey write all dia yeye test. No mind me jare. Shey d test na still SHL format?
yes shl
Re: PWC Sending TEXT For Graduate Assessment TEST by ajirapsy(m): 7:24pm On Jun 05, 2012
Thanks man. All the best everyone.
Re: PWC Sending TEXT For Graduate Assessment TEST by lautech: 9:12am On Jun 06, 2012
@yommy2sure; hope u didnt av a table dat dealt financial statement wt currencies (euro, dollars wt today's index and all dat) like d 1 we had in d online numerical test. Am asking cos i don't really undastand d interpretation of dat table....pls reply
Re: PWC Sending TEXT For Graduate Assessment TEST by ajirapsy(m): 1:50pm On Jun 06, 2012
@all; just got home now. It wasn't as @yommy2sure stated o. I guess he didn't notice. Mine was 20 questions on verbal for 11mins and 15 questions on quantitative for 10mins. D verbal was kinda ok,but the quantitative was kinda harder than d online one. Not hard per say, but d time given wasn't enough to calculate everything you need b4 arriving at the final answer. Another thing was d big (stupid) calculator given to us. I wish those that are yet to take theirs all the best.
Re: PWC Sending TEXT For Graduate Assessment TEST by yommy2sure(m): 3:00pm On Jun 06, 2012
ajirapsy: @all; just got home now. It wasn't as @yommy2sure stated o. I guess he didn't notice. Mine was 20 questions on verbal for 11mins and 15 questions on quantitative for 10mins. D verbal was kinda ok,but the quantitative was kinda harder than d online one. Not hard per say, but d time given wasn't enough to calculate everything you need b4 arriving at the final answer. Another thing was d big (stupid) calculator given to us. I wish those that are yet to take theirs all the best.
....well i reported what I wrote, mine is just like I said, i really dont know y they will give u 20 and 25 questions for that short time....even the online stuff wasnt that bad...am really surprised @ ur post.
Re: PWC Sending TEXT For Graduate Assessment TEST by ajirapsy(m): 5:10pm On Jun 06, 2012
yommy2sure: ....well i reported what I wrote, mine is just like I said, i really dont know y they will give u 20 and 25 questions for that short time....even the online stuff wasnt that bad...am really surprised @ ur post.
The same way you are surprised at my post is what am trying to comprehend from your post right now. Are you telling me we did not do the same number of questions and yet we are contesting for the same job? I hope something is not going on behind our backs. Those who are yet to do theirs should pls come back and tell us their experience when they have done so.
Re: PWC Sending TEXT For Graduate Assessment TEST by Clemayara(m): 7:35pm On Jun 06, 2012
We sure will intimate d house on how the test goes as regards d number of questions and their alloted tym. Mine is scheduled for tomoro 7th . Wish me luck guys
Re: PWC Sending TEXT For Graduate Assessment TEST by carinaek: 8:18pm On Jun 06, 2012
smileyLet's all hp for d best
Re: PWC Sending TEXT For Graduate Assessment TEST by carinaek: 8:27pm On Jun 06, 2012
[color=#000099][/color] undecidedAbeg wats d dresscode like,will any questioons be asked and please wats d level of difficulty of d test
Re: PWC Sending TEXT For Graduate Assessment TEST by owenlyn1: 9:05pm On Jun 06, 2012
Pls@all I wiLl be 26 by august, do I need to go for d verification cause I am kind of scared. I don't want to go to lagos and waste money. Pls ur response will be appreciated

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