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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 apply.

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  • United Kingdom

    May 23, 2021

    Timing

    it was quite hard to finish under the timed restraints

  • India

    May 19, 2021

    First mock test

    I got an idea of the questions asked during assessment.

  • India

    May 11, 2021

    Practice

    The questions were good, need to practice more

  • United Kingdom

    May 09, 2021

    good

    woul prefer more variety as i ran out of time

  • United Kingdom

    May 09, 2021

    What the question is asking

    Overall a good test but some of the questions are close to impossible to solve in a minute considering you have to find all the values etc

  • United States of America

    May 05, 2021

    Exchange Rates

    I did not like how tough the test was and how much math was required for the short amount of time given.

  • India

    April 24, 2021

    Amazing

    The questions were really brain-tasking. Very helpful.

  • United Kingdom

    April 24, 2021

    ratio

    i liked the variety of maths skills needed

  • Malaysia

    April 24, 2021

    time management

    I like this test as it challenge my brain to think fast.

  • Malaysia

    April 24, 2021

    Critical Thinking

    I like it because it trains my mind to think fast in finding the right answer. However, there is a lot of information that needs to be considered.