I found a long list of questions already on here, and never had one that wasn’t on there. I’d recommend focussing on the STAR methodology for answering questions, come up with an example per question, plus a few more that you could maybe apply to a few competencies.
A big issue, that they always ask, is about something in the news. A couple days before, find a financial news topic, research it, talk about it in detail, and preferably explain how PwC could help.
Starts with a written report (probably about water). This is extremely time pressured (half an hour) so be very strict on your timings. You don’t need to write everything down! I passed, and they commented that my last two sections were obviously a lot shorter than the previous 2. I would recommend laying it out in report form i.e 1.1 intro, 2.1-2.4 topics, 3.1 weighing up, 4.1 conclusion.
Then onto the reasoning tests again. They’re maybe more time pressured than online, but not any harder so you shouldn’t have to worry.
Group exercise - you’re given a unique brief each, and have to discuss them with the group, ideally concluding what your plan is. The tips for this are:
- name check some group members if possible
- make notes and ask questions (if necessary) when others are briefing theirs
- watch body language - sit forward and appear engaged!
- don’t stay silent, but don’t take over and definitely don’t shout over other people.
- don’t fall for the trap of just defending your own brief - you’re allowed to hate it!
If there’s anything else feel free to ask!