Oliver Wyman

Oliver Wyman
#1

Hi, did anyone get invited to take numerical test for Oliver Wyman GMC program?
Would appreciate it if anyone who took it could give me insight!

#2

I just took it.

it’s very difficult; i think i failed it.

It’s negatively marked and very time pressured. Make sure you have your calculator

#3

What sort of things did they test / expect you to know? The standard SHL ones don’t really have any formulae etc that we’re expected to know, but I’ve heard this has stats, geometry, etc?

#4

That’s right, there was a bit of geometry and probability that it would be helpful to brush up on. Do the practice questions and you should get a pretty decent idea of what’s coming.

#5

It is a very difficult test with big time pressure. I was completely wrong on what to expect, having done some other tests before, then I was surprised by this… the examples I was given before were a complete joke, nothing like the real test.

#6

took the test today…its like most other firms====>difficult …though I must say Newton’s was more difficult (i did not pass newton either)…the only thing with wyman is its negative marking…goodluck to anyone doing the test:)

#7

took the test today…its like most other firms====>difficult …though I must say Newton’s was more difficult (i did not pass newton either)…the only thing with wyman is its negative marking…goodluck to anyone doing the test:)

#8

took the test today…its like most other firms====>difficult …though I must say Newton’s was more difficult (i did not pass newton either)…the only thing with wyman is its negative marking…goodluck to anyone doing the test:)

#9

took the test today…its like most other firms====>difficult …though I must say Newton’s was more difficult (i did not pass newton either)…the only thing with wyman is its negative marking…goodluck to anyone doing the test:)

#10

took the test today…its like most other firms====>difficult …though I must say Newton’s was more difficult (i did not pass newton either)…the only thing with wyman is its negative marking…goodluck to anyone doing the test:)

#11

Thanks for answering to my question. It was extremely helpful. I took the test today and hope this would help me taking other tests this week. Good luck to everyone.

#12

Bloody 'ell, the maths test was pretty strenuous.

Its far more difficult than SHL and PSL, but I don’t actually think the questions are that difficult.

What makes it very hard is the amount of time they give you (20 mins, 30 questions), which adds a LOT of pressure to answer quickly. It gives only 40 seconds / questions which is not that long as the questions involve quite a lot of mathematical manipulation.

You need to be able to think very fast.

#13

Hi All,

Just wanted to know if anyone has sat the OW tests. I have mine on the 8th this month in London and have heard that they are pretty tough. I was wondering if anyone has done it could spread some information on things to focus on?.. Some have said that we should look at GMAT examples- how true is this and will they have anything like geometry or things like this (as this features on the GMAT)

Little worried so any advice would be appreciated :slight_smile:

Cheers people