EY Numerical Reasoning Test

The EY Numerical Reasoning Test is part of the **Tax, Assurance, and Technology service lines** recruitment process at Ernst & Young.

The Numerical Reasoning test is designed to assess your calculation skills, which are crucial to securing a place in one of EY's Graduate programmes.

With our EY Numerical Reasoning Test preparation, you will gain all the necessary practice to ace the test. It includes:

**Full numerical reasoning simulation**s with Cappfinity-style questions that mimic the format of the real EY Numerical Reasoning test.**Study guides**focused on the different types of mathematical operations you will need to demonstrate on the test.**Extra practice**to sharpen your numerical skills and quicken your numerical analysing abilities.

**Are you applying for EY's Tax or Consulting service lines?**

You will also take the immersive EY One Assessment. Learn more about it in our One Assessment page.

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- 3 full numerical reasoning practice tests
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- 10 numerical study guides

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The EY Numerical test assesses your ability to** understand, analyse, and interpret numerical information**.

The test is provided by Cappfinity and is often taken together with the EY ONE Assessment.

You will be presented with numerical data in the form of word problems, tables, charts, and graphs, and you will be asked to perform calculations based on this information.

The question format varies, with some being multiple-choice while others are open-ended, which requires you to enter the answer manually.

**You are allowed to use a calculator, pen, and paper.**

You will have to answer **12 questions**. There is **no time limit**, and the whole test typically takes about** 20 minutes** to complete.

The main difficulty of the EY numerical reasoning test lies in recognizing the specific inquiry, determining where to locate the necessary information, and discerning the relevant data for the calculations.

**Let’s see some EY Numerical Reasoning Assessment sample questions!**

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You predict a 25% increase in revenue in the upcoming first quarter of the year, and a 10% increase in revenue for all other three quarters.

Assuming your predictions will be realised, what will be the smallest difference between any two quarters' revenues in the upcoming year?

First, calculate the new revenues according to the predictions:

**• **Q1, +25% = 34,844 * 1.25 = 43,555**• **Q2, +10% = 48,760 * 1.10 = 53,636**• **Q3, +10% = 62,220 * 1.10 = 68,442**• **Q4, +10% = 54,020 * 1.10 = 59,422

The question asks for the smallest difference between any two revenues during a quarter. You can roughly tell that the closest revenues are Q2 and Q4.

Their difference is: 59,422 - 53,636 = 5,786.

**The correct answer is '5786'.**

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You need 'nine additional freelance working days to get the project completed.' These working days can consist of two freelance programmers working together rather than just one working for the entire nine days. This is even preferable, as it is stated that the project must be completed in the shortest amount of time. (it can take less than nine days if there is an overlap between the two freelance programmers’ working days).

Because the freelancers work three, four, or five days a week, the best way to manage the nine working days is to employ one freelancer that works five days a week, and one freelancer that works four days a week. Together they will work for nine days and complete the project in a week.

Between the two freelancers who work five days a week, it will be cheaper to choose Freelancer 2 with a day rate of £164.

Between the two freelancers who work four days a week, it will be cheaper to choose Freelancer 5 with a daily rate of £170.

The cost will be

If you choose answer A, you calculated freelancers 2 and 5 worked only one day each.

If you chose answer C, you calculated freelancer 2 worked the whole nine days. He may do the job the quickest of all freelancers, but it will still take him two weeks while adding another freelancer would mean completing the project in only a week.

If you chose answer D, you calculated that Freelancer 3 worked the whole nine days. He is cheap, but it will take him three weeks to complete the project.

If you chose answer E, you chose freelancers 1 and 2, instead of 1 and 5. Freelancers 5 and 2 work the same amount of days, but Freelancer 5 is cheaper.

**The correct answer is B: £1,500**

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The chart shows the percentages of online and brick-and-mortar sales out of the total sales. **Notice that these two types of sales complete each other to 100%**. The question refers to quarters 1 and 3, and their online sales. The data presented in the chart and in the question is:

**• Quarter 1 online sales = 28% of the total sales****• Quarter 3 online sales = 31% of the total sales****• Quarter 3 had twice the total sales of quarter 1**

To calculate how many more online sales were in quarter 3 compared to the online sales in quarter 1, you cannot directly compare the percentages shown in the chart as they are not the real sales numbers. Because you do not have the real sales numbers, you must use the ratio between the two quarters' total sales, which is 2:1.

The quickest way to make the calculation is to 'create' real sales numbers. Make the 100% in the chart a 100: If the total sales in quarter 1 were 100, then the total sales in quarter 3 were twice—200; the online sales in quarter 1 were 28% of a 100, which is 28; and the online sales in quarter 3 were 31% of 200, which is 62 (31/100 * 200 = 31 * 2 = 62).

Now you can calculate how many more online sales were made in quarter 3 compared to the online sales in quarter 1 (in percentages):

**The correct answer is A: 121.42%**

Preparing for the EY Numerical Reasoning Test? JobTestPrep's tailored PrePack offers full simulations, study guides, and additional practice to help you to ace the test and secure your spot in the EY programme!

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The EY Numerical Reasoning Tests poses a significant challenge to job candidates. Here are a number of tips to help you out:

**Refresh your Basic maths**

Review and strengthen your foundational math skills, including arithmetic, percentages, ratios, and data analysis. A solid grasp of these fundamentals will boost your performance on the test.

**Analyse the Data**Before jumping into calculations, carefully analyse the data provided. Identify the key information, relationships, and patterns to make informed decisions and avoid errors.

**Eliminate Wrong Answers**When faced with multiple-choice questions, eliminate obviously incorrect answer choices. In this way, you increase your chances of selecting the right option, even if you are unsure of the exact solution.

**Track your time**Although there is no time limit, the test is recorded; this provides your recruiters with insights into the duration you take to answer each question.

EY offers several graduate programmes in a number of service lines: Assurance, Tax, Consulting, Law, Technology, and Strategy and Transactions.

Each service line has its own recruitment process that includes one or more assessment tests.

**💡 Learn which tests you will be taking for EY below:**

Service Line | EY Assessment Tests |

✻ Assurance | Numerical reasoning |

✻ Tax | Numerical reasoning EY One Assessment |

✻ Consulting | Business consulting: EY One Assessment Technology consulting |

✻ Law | Technology is Changing Our World |

✻ Strategy & Transactions | Technology is Changing Our World |

✻ Technology | Numerical Reasoning |

The EY Numerical Reasoning test assesses the calculation skills required in EY’s Tax, Assurance, and Technology service lines.

The test is provided by Cappfinity, and includes 12 multiple-choice and open-ended numerical questions.

The best way to prepare for the EY Numerical Reasoning Test is by refreshing your basic maths skills and taking as many simulation tests as possible.

JobTestPrep’s EY Numerical Reasoning test preparation is tailored specifically for this assessment, with f Cappfinity-style questions that mimic the actual test, as well as study guides and extra practice to help you ace the EY Numerical Reasoning test.

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