The Deloitte Online Assessment is one of the many examples of the growing importance of online exams in the consulting recruiting process. Given widespread access to the internet and computers, many firms are adding digital tests to weed out candidates and save time in the screening process. In addition, these digital assessments allow firms like Deloitte to get to know your decision-making ability and other key skills in a context outside of the resume.
We know – recruiting is already challenging enough and companies add another step?! The short story is – great news for firms and not-so-great news for candidates.
Like most parts of the recruiting process, preparation is key and can make these recruiting challenges manageable, including the Deloitte Online Assessment.
What is the Deloitte Online Assessment?
An incredible 60% of candidates are rejected from Deloitte during this stage of the recruiting process! If you want to have a solid chance of landing an offer at Deloitte, you’ll want to keep reading.
The slightly confusing thing is that the Deloitte Online Assessment isn’t just one test. There are actually multiple different exams assigned to you depending on the role and practice area you are applying for.
The common thread amongst them, however, is that the assessments are psychometric, a fancy way of saying that they assess your intelligence, skills and personality. Let’s go through each of the common ones.
The Deloitte Game-Based Assessment
To make things a little interesting (and hopefully fun), the first online test you’ll need to conquer after passing the initial resume screen is the Deloitte Game-Based Assessment.
Typically, 3 days after submitting your online application, you will be invited to play Cosmic Cadet. This game-based psychometric test is designed to examine personality traits, such as your perception of risk and your ability to innovate.
The results of your game give Deloitte an idea as to how you think and react in different scenarios. The results come back to you in a personalized feedback report, identifying where your opportunities for improvement and strengths lie.
The Deloitte Online Aptitude Assessments
The next part of the recruiting process includes the following:
- Deloitte’s numerical reasoning test
- Deloitte’s situational strengths test
- Deloitte’s verbal reasoning test
Deloitte’s Numerical Reasoning Test
Deloitte’s Numerical Reasoning Test is an untimed 21 question test that presents candidates with prompts that include tables, charts, and other types of data presentation. Your job is to quickly but effectively analyze the information provided and derive the right answers.
Fortunately, you don’t need to be a Math Wiz to do well. Basic review of ratios, chart analysis, and percentages should be enough preparation.
Use our free math drills to prepare.
Although there is no time limit, you are still expected to complete the test in a timely manner (while obviously getting as many right as possible).
If the number of giraffes in Congtin were reduced by 63%, what would the approximate ratio of giraffes to animals in the “Other” category be?
Deloitte’s Situational Strengths Test
Deloitte’s Situational Strengths Test helps recruiters see how you would react in situations that may occur in the actual work setting.
The good news about this test is that there is no preparation really required. You just need to use common sense when choosing your answers.
However, the test can still be challenging because there will be multiple answers that seem acceptable. Use your best judgment based on your experience and intuition.
We recommend choosing the answers that best align to Deloitte’s vision and values.
You work for an IT specialist for a large electronics retailer. You have been made aware of some glitches within the stock check system that manages and automatically requests deliveries to each store. Management is concerned as this issue has never occurred before and may result in over-stocking or no stocking at all for approximately 74 stores. You do not have much clarity on the cause of this problem. What do you do?
Statements: (Choose the best answer for each.)
A- Identify the error logs and explore the information within. Consider the timings of the problems and when they were reported, the location of the stores, and whether these particular stores have specific exclusive products in their stock. Share this information with your team to get a quick resolution.
Best / Worst
B- Contact the providers of the system and ask them to give guidance on what to do next.
Best / Worst
C- Ring up each store that is effected and ask them for a detailed log of what they experienced, such that any consistent pattern may emerge.
Best / Worst
D- Notify all stores via the central notification system that you plan to reboot the stock checking system, as this has previously worked with many machines that run similar software.
Best / Worst
Deloitte’s Verbal Reasoning Test
Deloitte’s Verbal Reasoning Test identifies how accurately and effectively a candidate can extract the relevant information needed from a passage of writing to answer questions. You can think of the test as similar to the Critical Reading section of the SAT.
What’s slightly different, however, is that the only answer choices are true, false, or cannot say (based on the information contained in the text). You have roughly 45 seconds to answer each question.
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C- Cannot Say
There’s no turning back, technology is upon us and consulting firms are now using it in their interview process. You can expect some sort of digital assessment or component during your Deloitte interview. Hopefully this article equips you with some knowledge to head into your interview with your eyes wide open and prepared for what you will experience. Now go crush your interview!