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UBS Assessment Tests
UBS is a Swiss financial services firm for individual, corporate and institutional clients. The company works across four divisions: wealth management, asset management, personal/corporate banking and investment banking. It has a strong reputation and global presence, employing 70,000 people across 50 countries.
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If you achieve a high score in the online tests, you may be invited to interview. This first interview will take place virtually, either via video or over the phone.
This will be the first opportunity for you to demonstrate your skills and interests more freely.
The interview will be competency-based, focusing on your CV and your educational and work experience. Ensure you are prepared to back up all your examples of your skills and competencies with clear evidence – practising using the STAR method is a good way to prepare for your interview.
Read through the job description or requirements for the programme, making note of how you can illustrate you meet these criteria, alongside how you possess key competencies such as strong teamwork, innovation, leadership and resilience.
The UBS assessment centre commonly comprises two exercises. The UBS recruitment team will be observing and assessing candidates based upon their performance throughout.
The first of these will be a group exercise. You will be set a task to complete and assessed on your ability to communicate and work well as part of a team. It is important to approach the task with confidence and ensure you have a presence within the group, offering ideas and asking insightful or pertinent questions.
If you find these observed tasks particularly nerve-wracking or have a quieter personality, do not panic. It is not the loudest voices that impress the most in group tasks, but individuals who are able to work well as a team and bring out the best in their colleagues.
Aim to show consideration as well as creativity and innovation in your approach. Display that you understand team dynamics and have empathy for others, encouraging them to share their own ideas. Be balanced, listening carefully as well as offering your own input.
The second task will be a presentation. The UBS recruitment team will assess your ability to present information professionally, engagingly and succinctly.
Ensure you can match your body language and tone to the task in hand and be prepared to answer questions on the content of your presentation.
The assessment centre day will also feature a final interview.
To impress, you will need to display a level of knowledge of the area you want to go into and of UBS’s history and future direction..
Ensure you are confident in your motivations for wanting to secure the role with UBS. If you can match your enthusiasm with sector knowledge and evidenced skills, you will stand a good chance of securing a position at the company.
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Reviews of our UBS tests
What our customers say about our UBS tests
April 19, 2022
Some graphs are very inconvenient because you can't see both the graph and the question at the same time
United States of America
April 16, 2022
How to read these graphs
I wish the explanations for the questions had explanations for how assumptions implicit in reading the graphs (what currency the graphs were based on, etc)
March 10, 2022
Need to prepare for the format
It was challenging, I liked it, definitely not difficult, but you need to practice for the type of questions.
March 05, 2022
The questions are difficult if you haven't practised, however, it should get easier the more questions you practice.
January 10, 2022
Very limited time; 1 min per question is not enough
The test gives no time to calculate or to think over the answers before you select the answer; 1 min is not enough per question. It's probably considered for those students who have answers provided or learnt. I prefer to have more logical timing (at least 90 sec per question to calculate).
September 23, 2021
Time Pressure, Hard Graphs
You have to scroll up and down to see all information of the graph, which is inconvenient. And there's real time pressure.
July 21, 2021
Time was a big issue for me
The questions themselves were easy. They required having basic numerical skills and comfort using those skills under high pressure, such as under tight time constraints.
June 14, 2021
I really liked the fact that you have the precise values of each bar, thus you don't need to eyeball it, as in other tests
May 28, 2021
Tasks under pressure
I liked the tasks. The time is a bit too short.
May 20, 2021
The test was quite good and prepared well. The only problem is with how the diagrams are displayed, but overall good.