How to prepare, what to do right before the test etc.

Any advice welcome!

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How to prepare, what to do right before the test etc.

Any advice welcome!

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Couple of points to add to previous responses:

If you haven't done basic highschool maths in a while, I would revisit the topics of geometry/trigonometry, probability and basic statistics.

While I agree GMAT quantitative section is a good way to practice, don't go overboard with buying GMAT material. Also, only do the "problem solving" questions - the OW test doesn't ask any of the "data sufficiency" type questions. You can find plenty of free content online - also, you can download the "Gmat test simulator" for free and do the math section. Unless you are planning on doing the GMAT soon as well, I would not invest into materials to prep for this.

Finally, being able to fast mental maths is not important, since you can use a calculator. So don't focus on this for the test (but definitely practice it for the actual interview).

Hi Anonymous,

when I prepared for it some years ago, I mainly focused on the GMAT, paying a lot of attention to the time constraint.

Topics of the test include:

- Probability
- Permutations
- Percentages
- Geometry
- Ratios

The questions are not super hard once you have understood the general logic. The most difficult thing – where many people fail – is **time management**.

The test is 30 questions in 20 minutes, which means that **you have less than one minute per question**. Together with the fact that **you get penalized for wrong answers**, this implies that **you should leave blank some questions initially**. If you don’t do this you won’t manage to obtain a good performance.

You can find some sample questions at the link below:

https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/oliver-wyman-numerical-reasoning-test

When I did mine, I covered 23-24 questions, skipping 6-7. As I finished with a couple of minutes left, I went back to the previous questions, managing to complete 2-3 additional ones.

Hope this helps,

Francesco

Hi,

- It's
**similar to GMAT Math part**and covers the same topics. The best way is to go through**GMAT Official Guide, concentrating on Math Part. Manhattan guide**will give you the right math theory and topics. Also, you can purchase an official GMAT tool that will simulate the right experience. - The key thing -
**do all the GMAT tests with a time limit**, similar to the real GMAT. You'll have 2/3 of a minute per question in the real test. Time management is the key. - You'll have less than a minute per question and
**wrong answers will decrease your score,**thus don't hesitate to skip some. **Learn Fast Math:**

- Learn how to multiply double digit numbers fast (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYrgjMubh-c)
- Learn the division table up to 1/11 (i.e. 5/6 = 83.3)
- Learn how to work with zeros (Hint: 4000000 = 4*10ˆ6)
- Use math tools (Mimir math for iOS), Math tool on Viktor Cheng website to practice

Best!

(edited)

All major firms like McKinsey, BCG and Bain use tests to assess a candidate's analytical skills. However the design of those tests can differ a lot.

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