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EY is a leading global professional services company and one of the Big Four, which also includes Deloitte, KPMG and PwC. EY has a London HQ and employs 230,000 people globally. Candidates applying for jobs with EY face a rigorous selection process and competition is fierce.

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EY job simulation

If you complete the online assessment stage successfully you will be invited to move on to the job simulation. This stage aims to explore your individual strengths, and how good a fit you are for the EY role or programme you have applied for.

The job simulation consists of 14 questions based on real workplace scenarios you may come across while working at EY. For some questions you will be asked to rank possible responses in order; others will require written answers and two of the questions will involve recording your answer via video. Some questions will have a time limit, while others will not.

All together, this section should take you about an hour to complete and you must do it all in one sitting.

As you will be recording some of your answers, you should make sure you are dressed appropriately and that you are in a room with good lighting and free from background distractions.

You will be given a practice round to get used to recording yourself, but when it comes to the actual questions you will not be able to re-record your answers.

After completing this stage, EY will give you detailed feedback on the strengths you displayed and how you could develop these further.

EY Experience Day (assessment centre)

The EY Experience Day – which may also be referred to as the assessment centre – is the penultimate stage of the application process. This is a day of exercises, activities and interviews designed to assess your strengths and qualities, and also for you to get a taste of life at EY.

During the day you will take part in a group exercise and a case study, both of which we outline below. You may also have your partner interview either at the beginning or the end of the day.

EY group exercise

During the experience day, candidates will be split into groups of four and given a package of information about a work-related task or scenario. You will have 15 minutes to read through the information on your own, then 30 minutes to discuss what you have read and how you should approach the situation with the rest of the group.

You will be assessed on how you work as part of a team, so you should listen to the other candidates and respond to their comments and suggestions respectfully. But also make your own voice heard, and take the opportunity to display leadership skills wherever you can.

EY case study

In this task you will be provided with information about a fictional company that needs to make some difficult business decisions, along with extra documents and materials relevant to the task. You will then have 30 minutes to go through all the information, analyse the situation and come up with a recommended plan of action.

At the end of the task you must present your findings and recommendations to the EY assessors, who will ask you questions about how you have approached the case study. For this task you will need to be able to work quickly to find the key issues in the documents.

EY partner interviews

These may be scheduled for the start or end of your experience day, or on another date. The interviews usually last about 25 minutes and the questions are strength-based.

As such, you may be asked about significant achievements, how you approach tasks, what you like doing in your spare time and what motivates you.

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

Sample EY Tests question Test your knowledge!

An expert from a financial advisory group states that 'leveraging advanced analytics can provide a significant competitive edge when it comes to investment management.' What can be inferred from this statement?

  • Investment management does not benefit from analytics.
  • Advanced analytics can lead to a competitive advantage in investment management.
  • Most firms are already using advanced analytics effectively.
  • Advanced analytics are too complex to impact investment management.

A professional services firm has observed a steady 10% growth in revenue every quarter for the past three years. If in the first quarter of this year the revenue was $100 million, what would you expect the revenue to be in the same quarter next year?

  • $110 million
  • $121 million
  • $130 million
  • $132 million
  • $144 million

In a report by a leading consultancy firm, it is stated that 'Analysis reveals several market trends indicating a potential downturn in the technology sector, contrary to popular belief.' Based on this statement, what is the author suggesting about the technology sector?

  • The technology sector is thriving and will continue to grow.
  • The technology sector is stable with no expected changes.
  • There is likely to be a decline in the technology sector soon.
  • The downturn in the technology sector is a result of market manipulation.

An associate at a professional services firm works on tasks A, B, and C in a repeating pattern across the weekdays. Task A is done on Monday and Thursday, B on Tuesday and Friday, and C on Wednesday. If today is Wednesday, what will be the associate's task in two days' time?

  • Task A
  • Task B
  • Task C
  • The associate does not work on weekends.

After a strategic review, a consulting firm summarized that 'it's imperative to integrate forward-thinking paradigms in order to stay relevant in the rapidly evolving global market.' What is the firm suggesting its client do?

  • Consider cost-cutting measures to improve profit margins.
  • Adopt new innovative strategies.
  • Revert to traditional business models.
  • Focus primarily on local markets.

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EY Tests Tips

1Understand the Test Formats

Get familiar with the types of tests you’ll encounter. EY uses a variety of assessments to evaluate skills pertinent to the service line you apply to.

2Practice Makes Perfect

Regular practice can greatly improve your performance. You can take free practice tests on Practice Aptitude Tests to gauge your readiness.

3Time Management

These tests are timed, so developing the ability to manage your time effectively is crucial. Practice under timed conditions to get a feel for the pace you need to work at.

4Read Instructions Carefully

Ensure that you understand what each question is asking. Misinterpreting questions can lead to easily avoidable mistakes.

5Stay Calm and Focused

Test anxiety can affect your performance. Practice relaxation techniques, so you’re calm and composed on the day of the test.

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EY Tests FAQs

What are the Ernst & Young tests?

Ernst & Young uses a suite of tests designed to assess a range of skills including numerical reasoning, verbal reasoning, and situation judgement. These are tailored to the various service lines and roles within the company, from Technology to Assurance.

Are the Ernst & Young tests hard?

Like most pre-employment assessments, the Ernst & Young tests can be challenging. They are meant to gauge your aptitude and fit for the job at hand. The difficulty lies in the time pressure and the level of preparation of the candidate.

How do I prepare for Ernst & Young tests?

Preparing for Ernst & Young tests is all about practice. Familiarize yourself with the types of questions you’ll see and work on areas where you might be weaker. Practice Aptitude Tests offers a wealth of practice tests that simulate the real experience.

How long does the recruitment process take at Ernst & Young?

The recruitment process at Ernst & Young varies depending on the role and department. It typically includes several stages, from online assessments to interviews, and can take several weeks from the initial application to the final decision.

What are Ernst & Young's core values?

Ernst & Young is committed to building a better working world. Their core values include respect for the individual, integrity, teamwork, and energy. They seek individuals who align with these principles and demonstrate them in their work.

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    November 22, 2023

    time management

    I liked that the test was a perfect balance of easy and moderate questions ranging from calculative to analytical. The thing I disliked was it was to lengthy and was very hard to finish on time.

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    October 14, 2023

    The Aptitude Test

    I was unprepared so it did come off as difficult to me, but if I were prepared, It would be pretty easy, considering the questions are basically maths

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    June 08, 2023

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    This is my first test before taking the actual EY test.

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    January 12, 2023

    Most Important Aspect of the Test?

    The most important aspect of the test, especially for success is to highlight key information and go through the logic step by step.

  • United Kingdom

    November 17, 2022

    Reading graphs and different data

    Nice set of questions but seemed too easy - hopefully this is because the real EY assessments are the same :)

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    November 02, 2022

    Calculation skills

    Test reqired quick calculating, if you do not use the calculator, you can not do these exercises on time

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    Practice for EY

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    Read the questions!

    Very useful in practising for the NRT, reminded me the importance of reading the questions carefully!

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    August 16, 2022

    The presentation is appealing

    The presentation of the test looks nice, there aren't any problems that occurred during the test. Though, more variety of questions would be appreciated.

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    May 15, 2022

    Not enough time for the questions asked

    The questions were not always very relevant and the time allotted was not sufficient. It was nevertheless a very good test of preparation