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BlackRock Tests

  • 18 tests
  • 211 questions
Blackrock Tests

BlackRock is one of the world’s preeminent asset management firms founded by eight entrepreneurs who wanted to combine the best of financial leadership and technology. Their mission is to create a better financial future for clients and they are looking for the future leaders to push them forward.

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BlackRock Group Exercise

All candidates participate in a group assessment. This assesses an individual’s ability to work successfully in a group and communicate effectively with others.

Candidates work in small groups to discuss a solution to a business-related problem. Individuals are given a pack of information. They must prepare individually before discussing their rationale and views in the group.

Ensure to find a balance between speaking up and making your point but without dominating the group. You must show the assessor that you can work well in any situation, especially within a team as that is something that will be expected of you at the company.

BlackRock Case study

This exercise evaluates candidates’ critical thinking, analytical reasoning, and communication skills. Candidates are given information on a business issue they are likely to face in the role. They must read, analyze and synthesize their rationale to approach the problem. Then, discuss this with the interviewer, clearly outlining the reasons for their approach.

BlackRock Presentation

You will be given information to analyse and present to the assessors, the length of which will be roughly 10 minutes. You will be given time to prepare and will be allowed to take prompts in with you. This will be assessing your public speaking and presenting skills. You will also be expected to answer questions following completion of your presentation. Ensure you read widely prior to the assessment centre about the organisation and industry.

First Interview

Those successful at the application and virtual cover letter stage are invited to attend BlackRock’s first interview(s) stage.

All BlackRock interviews are held virtually. The first interviews comprise up to two interviews, each lasting 30 minutes, held with a member of the business team that candidates have applied to.

Interviewers will ask questions based on BlackRock’s five core principles:

  • One BlackRock: working collaboratively, having a diverse and inclusive workforce drawing on expertise to bring out the best in each other.

  • Passionate about performance: finding better ways to work with clients, being innovative, and constantly learning about the financial markets, technology, and the business world.

  • Take emotional ownership: having a sense of responsibility, responsible for our client’s futures, the firm’s success, and those we work with. Constantly upholding standards of excellence.

  • Committed to a better future: think about the long term, running a sustainable business, using innovation to find additional ways to serve clients, and helping others achieve financial well-being.

  • Fiduciaries: avoiding conflict of interest by putting the interests of our clients first.

Candidates are also asked about their qualifications and what makes them suitable candidates for the role.

Those applying for technical roles such as software engineering will be asked technical questions relevant to the role they have applied for.

Final Interview

Successful candidates at the first interview stage are invited to attend a virtual round of final interviews. This stage comprises several 30-minute interactive interviews, again with members of the business teams.

Candidates are asked several behavioral questions to determine their suitability for the role, using their past experiences to inform their responses. All behavioral questions are linked to the skills and attributes required for success in the role.

Those applying for technical roles will also be asked additional questions to ascertain their level of technical expertise.

Practice Aptitude Tests is not associated with BlackRock. We provide preparation services for BlackRock psychometric tests. Our tests are not designed to be identical to any style, employer or industry. Visit https://careers.blackrock.com/ to find out more.

Sample BlackRock Tests question Test your knowledge!

If the trend of inflow into equity funds over the last four quarters is sequentially halved, and the initial inflow was $8 million in the first quarter, what would be the inflow in the fourth quarter?

  • $1 million
  • $2 million
  • $4 million
  • $500,000

A portfolio manager invested 20% of a fund in government bonds yielding 5% annually and the remainder in corporate bonds yielding 7% annually. If the total annual yield from both investments is $6800, what is the total amount invested?

  • $40,000
  • $80,000
  • $120,000
  • $160,000

After reading the summary of an executive report, identify the primary concern for the upcoming fiscal quarter.

  • Market volatility
  • Consumer satisfaction
  • Cost of production
  • Technology advancements

Analyze the following statement: 'In favorable market conditions, a well-diversified portfolio will usually perform in a similarly optimal manner as a highly specialized one.' What can be inferred from this statement?

  • Specialized portfolios are more volatile than diversified ones.
  • Diversification is irrelevant in favorable market conditions.
  • Diversification is key to optimal portfolio performance.
  • Market conditions influence portfolio performance.

Consider a sequence where each box represents a financial quarter and contains a shape that fluctuates based on performance metrics. If the shape expands to match improved performance and contracts with diminished returns, how would a box representing a significant return decrease be depicted?

  • A box with an enlarged shape
  • A box with a contracted shape
  • A box with a new shape
  • A box without any shapes

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BlackRock Tests Tips

1Know the Company

Understanding BlackRock’s unique blend of finance and technology is crucial. Their ethos of innovation means they value forward-thinking candidates. Dive into their history, mission, and any recent news to show that you’re not only adept at problem-solving but also a great fit for their progressive work environment.

2Brush Up on Financial Terms

Given BlackRock’s status as a financial heavyweight, familiarize yourself with common financial concepts and jargon. You don’t need to be an expert overnight, but showing that you speak their language can go a long way towards acing their aptitude tests.

3Get Comfortable with Data

At Practice Aptitude Tests, we understand that BlackRock looks for individuals who are comfortable navigating and interpreting data. So, make sure to practice data analysis and interpretation, which are likely to be a part of the tests. Utilizing the resources on our platform can give you a leg up.

4Mind the Clock

While it’s important to work accurately, you’ll also need to manage your time effectively during the test. Try some timed practice tests on Practice Aptitude Tests to build your speed and confidence. This dual focus on accuracy and efficiency mimics the multitasking environment at BlackRock.

5Stay Calm and Positive

Last but not least, keep your stress levels in check. A positive outlook and a calm mind can improve your performance more than you might realize. Remember, Practice Aptitude Tests offers not just practice, but also strategies to tackle test anxiety, helping you stay focused and composed.

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BlackRock Tests FAQs

Do I need a relevant degree to apply?

BlackRock is an asset management firm focused on ensuring diversity and inclusion amongst its workforce. For its early career programs, BlackRock welcomes applicants from any degree discipline.

What happens if I don’t complete the virtual cover letter by the deadline?

All candidates must complete and submit their virtual cover letter within the 72-hour deadline. Candidates’ applications will not be considered if the deadline isn’t met.

How many applications can I submit?

Individuals can submit a maximum of two applications for different positions each year. Applications should be for one program: graduate/ placement and for up to two business areas within the selected program.

Do I need to complete a different virtual cover letter if I submit more than one application?

Candidates must complete a virtual cover letter for every application they submit. No more than two applications can be submitted in any year.

Can I reapply if I am unsuccessful in my application?

BlackRock welcomes applications from those who have previously been unsuccessful in their application. All candidates re-applying must ensure they do not exceed the two applications per year limit and meet the requirements of the program they are applying to.

How long does the recruitment process at BlackRock take?

The recruitment process at BlackRock varies according to the role. The firm recruits on a deadline drive basis, candidates must check the careers pages of the BlackRock website for details on open and close dates for positions. Applications are generally not reviewed until the close date has passed.

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What our customers say about our Blackrock tests

  • India

    June 28, 2022

    It was very different from any general aptitude test.

    It was very different from any general aptitude test. All the graphical representations, analyses and moreover different currency conversions need a lot of attention to solve with precision and accuracy.

  • India

    September 03, 2021

    Interesting

    I have never take a test like this before. While I cannot comment on the quality of questions with regard to what Blackrock normally asks, I can say that your test-taking interface was really good.

  • United States of America

    May 14, 2021

    normal difficulty level

    The questions were good, but they could be more tough.