Interpretation of an EY application question

EY
#1

Hey guys, great site. Just wanted to ask about the following EY application question:

Describe a situation where you took responsibility without being asked.
(150 words max)

Is this asking for a time when something has gone wrong and you have actively sought to correct it, or an example where you have volunteered to be the leader of a group or project?

Thanks for your help

#2

It’s a [[competency based questions|competency question]] - either example you stated is applicable to this question. They key part of the question is “responsibility” and your answer should focus on exactly this.