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PwC Tests

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PwC Tests

PwC (formerly PricewaterhouseCoopers) is one of the largest professional service businesses in the world, helping organisations and individuals with assurance, tax and advisory services.

With a presence in over 155 countries and employing over 280,000 people, PwC is a highly sought-after place of employment, with a competitive application process.

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PwC video interview

If you’ve made it through the testing portion of the process, you’ll then be asked to take part in a ‘Career Conversation’ video interview.

This is your first real encounter with anyone at PWC, so it’s important to make a good first impression. Even though it’s over the video, interview preparation is key. Dressing smartly, remembering to speak clearly, and looking at the interviewer when you’re talking to them is essential.

The video interview is your chance to sell yourself and show how passionate you are about a career with PwC. You may be asked why you want to work for PwC, what interests you about the role, and other similar questions.

It’s recommended you have paper and pen to hand as you’ll be given between 30–60 seconds after each question is asked to prepare a response. Demonstrating the key competencies and keeping your response to the point, while answering in detail, will be crucial to your success at this stage of the application.

PwC virtual assessment day

The PwC assessment center is the final stage of the process, so the Career Focus virtual assessment day is your last chance to show PwC why they should hire you.

The day will involve going to one of PwC’s offices and meeting various members of staff, as well as the following exercises:

  • Written communication exercise. The written exercise will see how well you’re able to take instructions and follow a brief. Remember to demonstrate the key competencies you’re always being assessed on, and to keep your handwriting as legible as possible.
  • Aptitude tests. Either new aptitude tests or a retake of the test you took previously, this is another chance for you to prove you can excel in numerical and logical reasoning.
  • In-tray exercise. This could be an individual task, or one you have to perform as a group. Either way, it aims to determine how well you’re able to prioritise tasks and work efficiently under pressure.
  • Presentation. The type of presentation you’ll do at this point in the assessment centre depends on which role you’re applying for. The good thing is you won’t have to prepare in advance: all the information you need will be included in the brief you’ll read before delivering your presentation.

PwC partner or manager interview

It’s an achievement to make it this far. And if you do, your assessment will culminate in a one-on-one interview with a partner, manager or director.

The key focus for your potential employer is to determine whether you’d be a good fit for the role and to get evidence of your experience.

Try to remain calm, listen carefully to the questions and reply clearly and confidently.

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

Sample PwC Tests question Test your knowledge!

When assessing the risk associated with an investment, what is the likely consequence of underestimating the beta coefficient in a volatile market?

  • Overstating the potential returns of the investment.
  • Accurately predicting the risk and return.
  • Misrepresenting the investment as less risky than it is.
  • No consequence as the beta coefficient is irrelevant.

If a firm has an initial audit finding of financial discrepancies amounting to $10,000 and subsequent internal reviews reveal that each department has been inaccurately reporting their expenses by approximately 2.5%, what would be the adjusted discrepancy if the total expenses before correction were $800,000?

  • $10,000
  • $20,000
  • $30,000
  • $40,000

An excerpt from an internal memo states: 'The recent integration of new accounting software necessitates a reevaluation of our procedural guidelines to ensure compliance and efficiency.' What is the most likely purpose of this memo?

  • To instruct employees to stop using the current accounting software.
  • To notify employees about updates to the procedural guidelines.
  • To announce a downgrade to older accounting software.
  • To invite employees to a social event discussing accounting practices.

In reading a dense contractual agreement, you come across the term 'force majeure'. Based on the context in which it is used, what does this term likely refer to?

  • A legally binding promise.
  • Unavoidable circumstances that prevent fulfillment of a contract.
  • The financial penalties for breach of contract.
  • A major force or influence causing change.

Consider a pattern where the number of audit checks compliances increases by 3 every month starting with 2 in January. How many audit checks compliances will be conducted in April?

  • 5
  • 8
  • 11
  • 14

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PwC Tests Tips

1Familiarize with the Format

First thing’s first – get to know the test format! PwC’s assessments can throw a curveball if you’re not ready for the kind of questions you’ll face. Spend time understanding the structure to navigate the tests confidently.

2Practice Under Time Pressure

These tests are timed, and that can crank up the stress. Practice with a timer at your side to get a feel for the pace you need to maintain. This will help you learn how to manage your time efficiently.

3Mind the Details

With any aptitude test, the devil is in the details. Read each question thoroughly and look out for the tricky stuff – sometimes the questions are less about what’s asked and more about paying attention to the small print.

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PwC Tests FAQs

What are the PwC tests?

The PwC tests are aptitude assessments including numerical, logical and verbal reasoning tests, used to evaluate a candidate’s proficiency and fit for the role they’re applying to within this prestigious firm.

Are the PwC tests hard?

Like any challenge, the PwC tests can be tough if unprepared. They’re designed to measure aptitudes that are critical in the high-stakes world of auditing and it’s essential to go in with a clear mind and sharp focus.

How do I prepare for PwC tests?

Preparing for PwC tests is best achieved through practice. The more you familiarize yourself with the test types and formats, the better your performance. Practice Aptitude Tests offers a wide range of practice tests and resources tailored for this very purpose.

How long does the recruitment process take at PwC?

The recruitment process at PwC can vary based on many factors, including role and department. While some steps are swift, it can take several weeks or even months to go through the entire process from application to final decision.

What are PwC's core values?

PwC’s core values revolve around integrity, outstanding value to the market and clients, commitment to each other, and personal accountability for the highest standards of behavior, including acting with ethical leadership.

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What our customers say about our PwC tests

  • Saudi Arabia

    September 12, 2023

    Challenging

    The main challenge was beating the time constraint. The questions in itself were not that difficult, but the answers require time to be worked out

  • United States of America

    August 31, 2023

    Strategize

    I like that the test allowed us to skip questions and come back. I enjoyed that a handful of questions were designated per topic

  • India

    April 28, 2023

    Well designed assessment!

    Overall, the test was very well designed.

  • Spain

    April 21, 2023

    The importance of logic and attention

    It is interesting to have to calculate different percentages or ratios.

  • Portugal

    April 21, 2023

    Numerical test to process information

    Overall I appreciated it, process information fast5 and take into account that questions are pretty direct, there is no need for complex calculations

  • United Kingdom

    April 12, 2023

    Good PwC style test

    It's good to practice to get familiar with the test for PwC.

  • Nigeria

    April 12, 2023

    Good problem-solving questions under pressure!

    I like that the questions were well presented and the graphs were well portrayed - it made it easier to understand everything. The timing of the test was also okay ... it will help you improve problem-solving quickly while taking the exams.

  • Switzerland

    March 26, 2023

    able to read graphs

    time was perfect, a bit confusing that there is more information than necessary but I guess its part of the game

  • India

    March 17, 2023

    anxious but fulfilling

    I rushed through the test and surprisingly finished it before the timer stopped. I have this odd sense of achievement.

  • Nigeria

    January 21, 2023

    Be time conscious

    i like the fact that the test makes me exercise my brain and widen my knowledge about what to expect in an aptitude test.