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HSBC Assessments

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HSBC is a multinational banking and financial services company, with headquarters in London and offices in more than 80 countries. Its total assets make it the largest bank in Europe. As well as individual investors and savers, its customers include some of the world’s most high-profile organisations.

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HSBC Job Simulation

If you pass the online immersive assessment stage, you will then move on to the job simulation.

This is an automated video assessment provided by Hirevue. It is based on the specific business area you have applied to; you will be presented with fictitious information related to the kind of work you would be doing in the role.

Questions might involve analysing numerical data and providing a summary for a colleague, ranking responses to hypothetical work situations, or providing a video response detailing how you would approach a particular task.

You will also need to answer some multiple-choice numerical reasoning questions. There is a practice video response question before you start the assessed questions.

The whole test will take you around 50 minutes. You can sit both the online immersive assessment and the job simulation at any time within a set number of days, which will be specified in the email invitation.

HSBC Super Day

Depending on the programme you have applied for, you could be invited to a half-day assessment centre (called a Super Day).

Here you will be assessed by senior members of the relevant business area via a series of individual and group exercises, along with strengths-based interviews.

The exercises include a case study, where you will be provided with a large pack of information about a bank. You must use the data and other information included in these documents to answer questions and make recommendations.

You will also be asked to prepare a five-minute presentation setting out your recommendations.

The group exercise assesses how you respond to a workplace scenario. You will be split into groups of four to six people and observed by two HSBC assessors while you discuss the task.

You should make sure you demonstrate your strengths and make a positive contribution while taking care not to dominate the conversation.

You will also be interviewed during the Super Day. Questions are likely to focus on your motivation for applying to HSBC and the specific role, and how your own strengths and qualities are aligned with HSBC’s core values.

Before the Super Day you should do some thorough research into HSBC and the business area you are applying to. Think carefully about why you want the job and prepare some examples demonstrating relevant achievements.

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Sample HSBC Tests question Test your knowledge!

Analyzing the trend in quarterly revenues, it has been noticed that the revenues are decreasing by 5% each quarter following a previous increase of 15%. If the pattern continues, what is the next percentage change you would expect to observe?

  • A decrease of 5%
  • An increase of 15%
  • A decrease of 15%
  • An increase of 5%

If the current year's investment portfolio is valued at $10,000 and it increases by 8% annually, what is the expected value of the portfolio after 3 years?

  • $12,500
  • $12,544
  • $12,597.12
  • $11,400
  • $13,000

A manager divides a bonus pool of $6000 equally among the team members. If the team gains 3 new members and the total bonus pool remains the same, each member gets $250 less. How many original team members were there?

  • 5
  • 4
  • 6
  • 7

In a paragraph describing the recent fiscal policy changes, the author claims that lower corporate taxes can lead to increased investment and hiring. Which statement aligns best with this claim?

  • Lower corporate taxes could lead to higher dividends for shareholders.
  • Businesses might use their tax savings to further invest and expand their operations.
  • Decreased corporate taxes exert more financial pressure on the government to cut back services.
  • Fiscal policy changes suggest increasing corporate taxes as an approach to drive economic growth.

Upon reviewing several project outlines, your task is to recommend the one that aligns most closely with the company's goal to enhance client retention. Which project should you recommend?

  • Project A
  • Project B
  • Project C
  • Project D

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HSBC Tests Tips

1Understand HSBC's Core Areas

Before tackling HSBC’s specific graduate programme tests, get familiar with the bank’s main areas: Commercial Banking, Global Banking and Markets, Retail Banking and Wealth Management, and Global Private Banking. Having a solid understanding of these sectors will give you a competitive edge, allowing you to align your test responses with industry expectations.

2Hone Your Analytical Skills

HSBC values sharp analytical minds. Ensure you’re comfortable with data interpretation, problem-solving, and critical thinking exercises. Utilize Practice Aptitude Tests to simulate test scenarios, focusing on questions that assess your ability to analyze complex information swiftly and accurately.

3Practice Realistic Test Conditions

Time management can be just as crucial as getting the answers right. At Practice Aptitude Tests, you’ll find time-bound simulations that mimic the actual testing environment. Regular practice under these conditions can help boost your speed and efficiency, reducing stress on the big day.

4Review Test-taking Strategies

Understanding the types of questions you might face is important, but so is having a strategy for answering them. Whether it’s about managing your time wisely or tackling certain types of questions first, developing a methodical approach can make all the difference. Dive into resources on Practice Aptitude Tests to build these smart habits.

5Stay Calm and Confident

It’s natural to feel nervous, but confidence will play a key role in your performance. Use the practice tests on Practice Aptitude Tests to familiarize yourself with the format and the types of questions you’ll encounter. The more you practice, the more confident you’ll become, allowing you to tackle the actual test with composure.

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How do I prepare for HSBC online immersive assessment?

To prepare for the HSBC online immersive assessment, familiarize yourself with the types of questions and scenarios you may encounter by practicing situational judgment tests, numerical and verbal reasoning tests, and other relevant assessments. Review the company’s values, culture, and any specific knowledge required for the role.

What is the HSBC job simulation assessment?

The HSBC job simulation assessment is a situational judgment test where candidates are presented with work-related scenarios and multiple-choice questions to evaluate their problem-solving, decision-making, and interpersonal skills within a simulated work environment.

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What our customers say about our HSBC tests

  • India

    September 08, 2022

    It is a really great test to keep the mind fresh.

    I liked how much I had to think about each and every question. But the time was short to solve the problems

  • France

    February 24, 2022


    The test consisted of reasoning questions and mental calculation, but there is a lack of context in the figures.

  • United States of America

    December 30, 2021

    Harder than expected

    I liked that it pushed myself, but not so hard that I didn't know anything. I knew a way to answer most questions, but the speed was the hardest aspect.

  • United Kingdom

    November 23, 2021

    Difficult, need to practice more

    It had diverse types of questions. If I could practice more, I would have been able to perform better.

  • United States of America

    November 18, 2021


    Some questions were hard to understand what exactly we were supposed to do and look at. Graphs were difficult to interpret without proper heading and with minimal info.

  • United States of America

    October 27, 2021

    Understanding of statistics and quick reading

    I liked the way the questions are not incredibly easy to digest, making it necessary to interpret the problem quickly and efficiently.

  • India

    May 30, 2021

    Very Tricky Questions

    What I would say about this sample test is that you will find it very effective at the time you take it. In my view, if you score well in this it means you are able to take your official test.

  • Viet Nam

    May 05, 2021

    My very first test with timing

    Personally it takes time for me to draft or outline on the draft

  • India

    March 18, 2021

    Percentage topic is important

    I liked it, since percentages are my favourite topic

  • United States of America

    March 03, 2021

    I feel like I wasn't familiar with the earnings or the way the data was displayed

    I disliked the amount of different ways the data was presented.