ANZ Aptitude Tests & Interview Prep

This PrepPack™ offers SHL-style tests that include Verify calculation, numerical, verbal analysis and reasoning, and inductive reasoning drills. As well as this, you will find situational judgement tests, personality profiling, interview preparation, and helpful study guides and tutorials. 

About ANZ and Its Job Options

ANZ, or the Australia New Zealand Banking Group, is one of the largest banks in Australia. There are multiple entry points for students including internships and graduate schemes and generalist bankers. Positions are offered in a variety of departments such as retail banking, technology and accounting. Both the graduate program and internship have long recruitment processes which are detailed below. Applicants to other positions will find elements of the below useful. Take advantage of this PrepPack™ to pass ANZ recruitment process and land your desired position.

ANZ Aptitude Tests

If your application form is up to the standard ANZ are looking for, you will be asked to complete a series of psychometric tests. These are produced by SHL, one of the largest aptitude testing companies around. These tests are generally used in the application process for both the ANZ graduate program and the ANZ internships. There are three different tests that you have to come through in order to progress to the next stage of the application and we will outline them below.

ANZ Numerical Reasoning Test

In this test, you are presented with statistical tables, graphs, and ratios that you need to analyse carefully in order to answer multiple-choice questions relating to the material. Aside from the fact that the test material is often difficult to comprehend, you will also be under extreme time pressure. Many prospective employees have lost out at this stage due to lack of sufficient preparation leading to poor results. Hence it is important to practise these tests in order to understand the concepts and learn how to work productively under pressure. Start studying with our SHL-style numerical reasoning practice tests.

ANZ Verbal Reasoning Test

In this test, you will be presented with a passage of information that often contains a variety of interrelated facts. For each passage, you will be presented with a number of multiple-choice questions. These passages are often worded in a difficult fashion making them hard to evaluate. You will be given 24 questions to answer in just 18 minutes so you will have to work quickly but also carefully. Practising for these tests is very important in order to make sure you are doing the best possible job you can. Get ahead with our SHL-style verbal reasoning practice tests.

ANZ Abstract Reasoning Test

In this test, you are presented with a variety of different shapes and matrices. It is your task to use your logical reasoning skills to evaluate and work out what the next shape will be in the sequence. These tests are often acknowledged as the best predictor of success, as you need to understand logical thinking patterns in order to successfully complete the tests. You can learn these logical patterns by practising with SHL-style logical reasoning tests.

ANZ Personality Test

In this test, you are asked a large number of questions in order to determine if you will be a good personality fit with ANZ. Provided by SHL, the OPQ32, or occupational personality questionnaire, the test contains 100 questions and examines 32 different qualities. You are presented with a block of four statements and must choose which of the statements best describes yourself and which of the statements least describes yourself. It is not only possible but vital that you practise with personality questions in order to prepare yourself for the format of the test as well as the questions asked. Gain the skills you need with our OPQ32-style personality practice tests.

The Right Preparation Tool is Key to Passing Your ANZ Tests

Pre-Employment tests have become more difficult, as competition across a spectrum of markets becomes ever fiercer. SHL Job candidates will be facing exams which require intense attention to detail and an ability to answer questions under a strict time frame. To pass your tests use our services to give yourself the best chance.

ANZ Talent Simulation

For this test, you are presented with different work-based situations acted out by a character on the screen and you have to choose what you are most and least likely to do in this situation. In many ways, this is a Situational Judgement Test, SJT. It’s a good idea to familiarise yourself with the situations and question types use here and you can do this with our SJT practice pack.

If you come through this stage of the application process you will be invited to attend the ANZ assessment centre and Interview. 

ANZ Online Application

The first step on your journey is to complete the ANZ online application form. This is a detailed application form including uploading your CV, a copy of your driving license or passport as well as some referees. Make sure you know exactly what you are applying for as your top two choices are recorded on the system. There are some other questions involving your participation in leadership experience and other extracurricular activities and these are multiple-choice answers. Make sure that the information in your CV is congruent with this information. In other words, make sure you include that information in your CV. For example, if you have led a team in University or outside of it ensure that you provide details of your responsibilities in your CV.

ANZ Key Values

You may also be asked why you want to work for ANZ and some other motivational questions that you need to produce a response for. In order to answer these questions and put yourself over in the best possible light, you will need to include the key values of the company in your answers. These are:

  • Accountability – You have to be able to make decisions that take into account economic, social, environmental and ethical accountabilities.
  • Collaboration – There are branches all over the world and you have to be able to work together in order to make the best decisions.
  • Integrity – Open and honest, always aim to do what is right.
  • Excellence – You are expected to think out of the box in order to pursue excellence.
  • Respect – In order to build relationships you need to respect everyone.

Using these key values throughout your application, particularly in your ANZ interview is your way of showing that you have the skills as well as the motivation to succeed in your desired position. Try out our CV package to help you create and tailor your CV to make it the best it can be for your application to ANZ.

ANZ Assessment Centre

If you have impressed enough in the previous stages of your ANZ application you will be invited to the ANZ assessment centre. There are several tasks that you need to complete throughout the day and we outline them below. Apart from these tasks, there are some important basic notes that you need to bear in mind. Ensure that you check you have all the documents requested, don’t forget to bring your passport and driving license. Moreover, try to get a good night’s sleep – the day will be draining as you are being constantly assessed.

ANZ Online Assessment Tests

You are expected to retake the three tests, mathematical, verbal and abstract reasoning, in order to validate your previous results from the online tests. Make sure that your practice is up to date as it is important that you receive the same (or better) results at the ANZ assessment centre as you did online.

Group Activity and Case Study

In this exercise, you, together with the other candidates, are given a brief that contains information about a certain fictional company. This is a business simulation and together as a group, you have one hour to go through the material and come up with a suitable business plan for the company. Your conclusions are important as they are assessed later on in the ANZ interview.However, the most important aspect of this task is the way you interact with your fellow candidates. Respect and collaboration are two of the key values at ANZ and they are being assessed throughout this activity. Learn more about how to prepare for a case study on our dedicated page, and sharpen your teamwork skills with our group exercise practice and tips.

ANZ Interview

The ANZ interview is a competency-based interview. This means that you are measured up in comparison to the ANZ key competencies. As such, this means that the questions are geared towards gaining a deeper understanding of your skills and suitability against the ANZ competencies. The ideal way to answer these ANZ interview questions is to use the STAR method where you relate to the interviewers an example of when you have used a particular skill during a situation that you have handled. For example, if you are asked to explain your leadership skills you should do so by outlining a time when you were a leader, the problems the role encountered and how you dealt with them. This not only answers the question but also gives ANZ a full picture of who you are as a person.

ANZ Interview Questions

Below are some popular questions that are commonly asked in the ANZ interview process.

  • What are the major challenges in the role that you are applying for?
  • What do you think are the skills needed to succeed in this role?
  • Tell me about a time you stood back and saw the bigger picture.
  • Name three products offered by ANZ
  • Why are you leaving your current job?
  • Tell me about a time when something you did turned out the wrong way.
  • What was the worst decision you ever made?
  • Tell me about a time when you led a team.
  • Tell me about a time when you were exceptional.

The best way to prepare for this interview is to actually do one. You can ask your friends and relatives to give you a mock interview and this will help you somewhat. However, the best way to prepare is to have a real assessor interview and give you tips and assistance to help you craft the perfect answer for each and every question that you encounter. 

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