There was no case study, just a numerical test in the morning followed by 3 interviews. You do get to use the calculator that you bring, but they don’t provide any so make sure you bring one!
The actual test is psl also. To be honest I can’t really remember what the online test was like… For the test on the day, there are I think 40 questions and you get 45 minutes (I’m not eactly sure though). The quesitons are split into groups of about 4 or 5 on a double page spread where on one side there are 2 or 3 graphs/tables etc and the other side is questions. The questions are very easy at the beginning and get progressively harder/take longer to work out. I remember having to spend a few minutes for each question towards the end, and I missed out the last 5 or 10 questions or so because I ran out of time. Just make sure you work through as quickly as possible but make sure your answers are correct and also if there are any questions you aren’t too sure about then just skip/guess and come back if you have time.
The actual interviews I got were all purely competency, so almost no technical/commercial awareness questions were asked. Each interviewer will ask around a different set of competencies, but I still managed to use similar experiences/examples in each interview. But just make sure you have all your competencies covered. The first interview was more like a chat than the others - the interviewer did a short intro and then asked questions like… tell me about yourself in 2 min, why operations, did you consider other banks, if so why deutsche, followed by competency. The second and third interviews were much less like a chat. I basically went in shook hands and then they almost immediately started asking questions which were quite specific. I would say they were similar to those types of questions that the big 4 will ask you e.g. when have you adapted your communication style etc. The only technical like question I was asked was to give some advice on how deutsche could improve or continue to be successful in the current economic climate. Although I did get quite a lot of commercial awareness questions in my first interview so this is probably why they decided to focus mroe on competencies. Either way I think it will really help to know whats going on and have a really sound knowledge of the markets and how they work in case you get asked.
Contrary to what I thought throughout the whole interview process I didn’t get asked any questions like how many countries do we operate in? can you name anyone on our executive board? or how is our bank structured? although I did prepare for all these. Obviously its good to know just in case they ask.
Hope this helps.