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GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Tests

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Tests

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GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Tests

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is a leading healthcare and pharmaceutical company headquartered in Brentford, Middlesex. It was established in 2000 as a merger between Glaxo Wellcome and SmithKline Beecham and has three main business areas: pharmaceutical medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare products.

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GSK Job Simulation

The next stage to complete is a virtual Hirevue interview. This is a video-based interview in which you watch pre-recorded questions, following which you have a set amount of thinking/ planning time and then a set amount of time to record your response.

The GSK Job Simulation uses a variety of types of questions including recorded spoken responses, written responses, multiple choice and rank order tests.

There are five sections in total. You will need a laptop or computer with a camera. There is a chance to test your equipment and sound levels with a practice question at the start of the test.

You should pay attention to your appearance as you will be recording yourself for review by a human rather than AI. Think about your clothing and general presentation, and how you would like to come across.

When preparing for the written test, you are likely to be carrying out a task in which you are invited to read a passage (for example an email) and then prepare a response, setting out your proposals of action.

Remind yourself of the GSK values, as you will want to ensure your advice reflects them. Ensure you keep an eye on your time limit and give yourself enough time for a quick proofread; check that it is free of errors when finished.

The next sections relate to numerical reasoning and situational judgement. You should ensure you’ve practiced and are comfortable with answering both multiple choice and rank order (e.g. where you order answers from most effective to least effective).

You will also have to answer motivational questions by way of presenting your thoughts to the camera. Plan this in advance and hone your response to fit the 2-minute time allowed.

Make sure you have studied the GSK annual report, any industry news and its website, so that you have relevant and current stats to hand.

GSK assessment day

The last step is an assessment centre, which should take about half a day. Remember that you are being assessed from the very beginning, so ensure you are dressed appropriately and speak to all members of staff and other candidates in a way that reflects positively on both you and the values of GSK.

Tasks to undertake are likely to include a group exercise, an individual strengths-based interview, and a presentation that you will prepare on the day.

The group exercise assesses your ability to work as a team and your communication skills.

The presentation will be a task for which you are asked to present a solution to a workplace-based scenario and your reasons for choosing that line of action. For example, you could be a virtual pharmaceutical company who has a list of potential new lines of work or medical options. You might be asked to choose which one to take forward and present your reasons why.

The strengths-based interview may look at your technical skills, or it may be a more general strengths interview focusing on soft skills.

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What our customers say about our GlaxoSmithKline tests

  • Singapore

    January 19, 2023

    need to understand the meaning of the question fast

    The total time is very limited, so try your best to get familiar with the questions as soon as possible

  • United Kingdom

    November 14, 2021

    Interesting, but hard to calculate everything in your head

    With a time of 1 minute per question, it was hard to put everything together and calculate within 1 minute.

  • Slovakia

    September 23, 2021


    Questions used different vocabulary to that used in the tables and graphs. Hence some were difficult to answer, since I did not know the vocabulary used.

  • France

    June 01, 2021

    First GSK test

    I liked the challenge to read and understand quickly the questions. It was interesting to do many calculations with only one diagram. However, 20 minutes is very fast to do all the 20 questions.

  • India

    April 15, 2021

    Graphical representation

    I like the presentation of data, which can we easily understand.

  • United Kingdom

    March 12, 2021


    I liked the material but it was very fidgety doing the test on my mobile.

  • India

    February 08, 2021

    A good wakeup call

    I did not know what to expect from the test since it was first time so thank you.

  • United Kingdom

    January 28, 2021


    Good clear layout, but not ideal for use on a tablet