Oliver Wyman Critical Reasoning Test

Anonymous A asked on Nov 04, 2019 - 1 answer

Does anyone have any experience on this test? Is this a regular SHL Verbal Reasoning test? Apparently the test will run for about 10 mins, so not sure what they will test actually.

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replied on Nov 08, 2019
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Hi anon!

No, the Oliver Wyman is not a standard SHL test - it is one of the toughest maths/logic tests in my experience. The biggest difficulty typically is getting through the questions in the time given - although the 10 minutes you're quoting doesn't sound right to me! It should be 20 minutes for 30 multiple choice questions, unless things have changed this year.

Here's a helpful page on PrepLounge about the assessment: https://www.preplounge.com/en/tests/oliver-wyman-test

And a helpful video that covers a few (actual!) Oliver Wyman test questions from previous years: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fSYgKESqFA

Finally, the GMAT is anecdotally very similar, so you can practice a few of those to guage how you'd fare.

Best of luck!


Thanks Kay - sat for this test, actually it was 10 mins. Think its different from country to country - my country seems to put less emphasis on the Critical Reasoning test. Many thanks for your help though! — Anonymous A on Nov 10, 2019

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