KPMG Online Tests

#1

I just did my numerical & verbal tests for a internship at KPMG. They use cubiks as their test provider, and just wondering if anyone knows if they used it last year, and what the pass mark/threshold is? For example, with the banks I know they generally only look at those in top 25-30% for test scores.

#2

Hi everyone! I was wondering if you could tell me more about the online tests, i.e. difficulty level, which website to do some practice tests and the number of questions to be solved for which amount of time (I heard it is 20 minutes) ?

Cheers!

#3

Hi, Olivier.
I have been informed that I passed the Online test today. it is really a suprise for me, because I felt that I would fail when I finished the test. The question itself is not that much difficult, but the time is really constaint, I didn’t finish all the questions for both numerical and vercal tests. so just keep an eye on the time, and do as much as you can.

#4

FYI - KPMG online testing only filters out the bottom 30%, so 70 out of 100 candidates pass. :wink:

#5

Hi guys,

I have the kpmg online verbal and numerical tests to do in the next few days and have started prepping…

I took the clubiks practice tests and wondered what the format of kpmg verbal reasoning tests are? Are they like the online practice tests - ie. passage to read and then ‘True’, ‘False’ or ‘Cannot Say’ questions following it?

Any info on the format of this and/or the numerical test would be greatly appreciated - would really help me focus my practice and studying for it. kpgm is my top choice and I really want to pass this…

Thanks so much!

#6

Hi guys,

I have the kpmg online verbal and numerical tests to do in the next few days and have started prepping…

I took the clubiks practice tests and wondered what the format of kpmg verbal reasoning tests are? Are they like the online practice tests - ie. passage to read and then ‘True’, ‘False’ or ‘Cannot Say’ questions following it?

Any info on the format of this and/or the numerical test would be greatly appreciated - would really help me focus my practice and studying for it. kpgm is my top choice and I really want to pass this…

Thanks so much!

#7

Hey. The format for verbal was a passage, and 2-4 questions on the passage (true, false, and cannot say). People say it’s really tough, but I didn’t think it was. The math section is not really difficult either, just make sure you answer questions accurately - it’s about quality not quantity.

#8

Hi Ronin,

Thanks so much for your help. Yeah I was definitely wondering what approach to take (accuracy vs speed), but I will just aim to be as accurate as I can within the time frame now - nice to know that its more about the quality…

Thanks again!

#9

No worries. I felt quite pressured with the verbal ones and I tried to do as many as possible as accurately as possible. Toward the end I started realising that I’m not gonna finish the verbal one and rushed it and probably got quite a few wrong. Still got in top 20% though. I’ve heard of people only doing 60/70% of the questions and passing comfortably.

So don’t panic, just do ur thing :slight_smile:

#10

yeah i agree with everyone, accuracy is more important than timing, even if you answer 5 questions correct and you are sure they are accurate you will still get through. i took my tests yesterday and received a reply within 1.5 hours from the HR department. Still waiting to hear what time and date my telephone interview will be!

happy job hunting people!

#11

Hi everyone,

Just took my online tests. I’m usually good with shl ones and usually score at the top 70th percentile, however KPMG’s tests are totally different.

  1. Numerical test questions are quite difficult, but not too much. The only problem here is that you have very little time for each question and will probably not solve all of them. The advantage here is that you can go back to some questions, so it’s probably better to skip the entire graph or table if you see that there’s going to be too many calculations.

  2. Verbal reasoning test is not so much about verbal reasoning as being able to read and understand vague legal passages. There’s a lot confusion as some questions use double negatives.

I would say that being the most important thing is to be extremely focused. Practising shl helps but does not guarantee success.

#12

Hi Guys

I have KPMG online test in two days, your experiences above have been very useful. Do anyone of you have details of how many correct ans is being on safe side etc, I know that its really difficult to find it even for a recruiter but as most of you have succeeded., I just for my general idea. Also can some please mail me some practice stuff if you have

Cheers

#13

Hi Valentino,

KPMG use SHL for their tests so you can get a flavour at shldirect.com/practice_tests.html

It really is impossible to say how many is a safe number, but as long as you work quickly and accurately you will be fine. Before you start, work out how much time you have per question and stick to it. Although some tests get progressively harder it may be that there are some easy marks at the end of the paper to pick up.

Best of luck!

#14

Hi,
I will have the verbal reasoning and numerical tests in next few days. Any advice for the practice before the test?
Normally I am better with the numerical part than the verbal reasoning. Any tips or suggesting for the tricky part?
Many thanks

#15

I just did the KPMG tests and i am so upset because I found them soo hard!! I have done lots of practice for these types of tests and I usually do really well in them - but especially with the numerical one - i guessed about half of the questions and i know i also made silly mistakes for the ones i ansered… i have a maths degree so I can do the maths - but im really disappointed… this is by far the worst tests i have done!!

#16

The KPMG online tests are definitely the hardest out there as the time constraints in place are impossible. But I wouldn’t lose hope just yet… last year I honestly thought I failed them. I barely answered half the questions and guessed a few more and I actually passed! The pass mark for these tests is not high at all, so there is still a chance you passed

#17

Hi ducesa,
Can you be clearer about the pass mark? I practice with shl test and have about 57% for the verbal reasoning (I have not practiced the numerical much). Is this enough to pass this round?
How much should I practice before taking the real test?

#18

Well last year I was in the 42nd percentile (no idea what that means) and i passed. I found the verbal test easier. The numerical test was brutal. What really helped is going in prepared that you are not meant to answer all the questions. Quality is far more important than quantity, so I suggest you do the questions you’re most comfortable with first (kpmg allows you to flip through the questions while other Big 4 firms dont). I’m not even exaggerating when saying that I must have only did half the questions.
I practised on shl a lot before I did the actual tests. I used to be crap at these tests… after a lot of practising I have now passed every single one (whereas before I’d fail them)

#19

Thank you for your advices :slight_smile: They really really help me now :smiley:

#20

Hi, yeah the pass mark must be really low… I just received an email saying I passed… :S:S i was sure that I was going to fail them!.. Oh well Im not complaining :stuck_out_tongue: I guess everyone finds them tough!