Blackrock 2014 Fundamental Equities

BlackRock

#1

Does anyone know what they are doing to assess candidates for this? There’s nothing I could find on the website to indicate whether it would be just an AC or if there’s reasoning tests to be done before.


#2

Hi, Blackrock usually reviews the app before sending out tests. It conducts a first round of interview via telephone or face to face depending on feasibility, and if successful, it is followed by a day long Assessment Center at the location you have applied to.


#3

I’ve just received an email inviting me to complete an online numerical reasoning test. I assume they review applications before sending out the tests because I applied about three weeks ago. Has anyone else been sent the link for the tests?


#4

I’ve just got the invitation to the tests as well. What division?


#5

Fundamental Equity (Edinburgh). Do you have any info regarding the process? I assumed they must screen applications first.


#6

I got invited last year to for the tests after a long screening process along with 3 other friends. None of us got an interview invite despite all of us being certain that we passed the tests…


#7

Saborio, exactly the same here. The process seems very erratic.


#8

Were the tests difficult? Ive found most investment banks tend to be quite easy, fidelity were by far the most difficult aptitude test I’ve ever taken


#9

I would say the tests were easy.


#10

Hi Saborio, how long did it take them to reject you after the test? Sorry for having to ask this.


#11

Hi. I got invited to the numerical test within a few hours of submitting my application… Wasn’t sure if the applications were screened prior to the invitation or not. Quick question - I’ve read elsewhere there’s a verbal reasoning test too but I’ve only got the invite for the numerical, did anyone else get the invite for a verbal test?

The practice questions on SHL seem deceptively easy - I’m wondering how similar are the actual questions to the practice ones…

Thanks for the info!


#12

Hi would you mind to share what is level of difficult regarding the numerical reasoning tests? Are they SHL or Kenexa or else?
Thanks!


#13

Hi would you mind to share what is level of difficult regarding the numerical reasoning tests? Are they SHL or Kenexa or else?
Thanks!


#14

The tests are provided by S H L, and their difficulty level could be described as medium. It’s just the standard 25 questions in 18 minutes, so speed is just as important as accuracy. I managed to complete the full test but missed one question around the middle (can’t remember which). Goodluck


#15

Hi, did you get further invitation to verbal reasoning after you finished the numerical part? I wonder do they send out verbal test invitation depends on which biz area the candidate is applying for?


#16

Has anyone applied to the 2014 London Graduate programme for Equities or Client Solutions and received a numerical test?