Oliver Wyman Assessment

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New answer on Sep 28, 2022
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Anonymous A asked on Sep 26, 2022


I applied for a Sr. Consultant position at Oliver Wyman MENA practice with a referral from a partner. 

I got an email today with a link to a 30 min test with a generic description of that the test will be about. 

Does anyone have any experience with the Oliver Wyman assessment? Is it a lot like the Bain assessment or are there other things that one should study to ace the test? What's the best place to study for the test? 




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replied on Sep 26, 2022
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Hi there,

Honestly, all of these online tests are very similar

Format? Somewhat. Content and what's required from you ability-wise? Not at all.

The best way is to really find online tests / questions and practice. Regardless as to whether is a new or old test, the principles are mostly the same:

  • Time management (need to think quick)
  • Business knowledge/context (incl key formulas)
  • Critical thinking (answers that are very similar to each other...clues "hidden" in the text)
  • Ability to interpret data/charts

Think of it as a merge of a case and the GMAT/GRE.

You need to be clear on some key case-related and account formulas (margin, growth, breakeven, etc) as well as be good at critically understanding the question (including nuance to questions) and parsing through complicated text with a fair amount of distraction.

You'll also need to be good at chart/graph reading.

The (old) McKinsey PST, BCG Online Test, Bain SOVA test, etc. are all quite similar so leverage resources across all of them.

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Hi there, 


These tests are all very similar and you can find lots of examples of them on the internet. The better ones are paid, unfortunately. 

However, I would suggest that you start practicing cases as well at the same time, since the online assessment is basically testing indirectly for the same skills. 



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