JP Morgan recruits at a range of levels from Interns through Graduates and on to Experienced Hires. JP Morgan recruitment processes vary between schemes and positions, but each process will contain a number of assessments. This page covers the recruitment process for Europe. If you are applying for a position with JP Morgan Chase in the United States, you will be asked to take the Siena Reasoning Test.
JP Morgan testing for Interns or Graduates is usually as part of either the first interview or the assessment centre. The tests you take depend on the business area you are applying to, and include numerical reasoning test (selected business areas only), verbal reasoning, inductive reasoning, or situational judgement test. Where JP Morgan uses tests, these are provided by CEB’s SHL. You will be told ahead of your assessments which tests to expect.
The JP Morgan numerical reasoning test assesses your ability to analyse numerical data in the shape of a graph, table or chart, and use the information provided to answer questions. You may use a calculator in this test, which if used properly can save you a lot of time in the test, but if you haven’t done these type of calculations before, you may waste time trying to come to an answer that looks right. Review how to use a calculator in a numerical reasoning test with our online guide to using calculators. In the JP Morgan test, you have 18 to 25 questions to answer in 20 to 25 minutes. You need to do well in these tests, and as with anything, practice makes perfect. Fortunately, JobTestPrep’s specially developed SHL-style numerical reasoning practice tests will help you prepare.
Some positions at JP Morgan require you to take an online verbal reasoning test. These tests measure a variety of skills including language abilities and different aspects of critical thinking and reasoning. Advanced critical thinking tests can rely on rigorous logic patterns which may seem strange to the untrained eye but with some practice in their methods with the JobTestPrep test series, you will be on your way in no time at all. Try to practice verbal reasoning with this free sample test.
The next assessment you may come across is the JP Morgan inductive reasoning test. This test assesses your ability to understand unfamiliar information and use your lateral thinking skills to find solutions to convoluted problems without using words or numbers. You will be presented with a variety of different shapes and matrices that have a particular logical pattern running through them. You have to discern what the pattern is and use this information to choose the correct option from the possible answers. Practise these tests here.
Finally, some recruiting managers may require you to take a situational judgement test or SJT. SJTs examine your responses to situations that may come up in the workplace. The tests are usually workplace specific. In this test, you are given a hypothetical scenario and a list of possible resolutions. You are asked to choose the best and worst options. You can prepare for the situational judgement test by taking practice tests and putting yourself into “work mode” whilst answering the questions. Put yourself in the head of a JP Morgan employee by reading up on the key traits they are looking for. Practise situational judgement tests with JobTestPrep’s SJT preparation packs.
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The JP Morgan assessment centre puts candidates through various in-person tests and exercises in a simulated business environment. Exercises can vary, but the most common ones are detailed below.
This test requires candidates to discern a logical pattern flowing through a series of flashcards and is similar both the inductive reasoning and numerical tests discussed above.
The assessors will be scrutinising both your problem-solving abilities and your communication skills here. You will be given a business case study describing a commonly seen project at JP Morgan. Your job will be to analyse the project within a limited time span, usually 30 minutes, and to prepare a short 10-minute presentation outlining your thoughts and solutions. After your presentation, be sure to expect questions from the assessors. We recommend that you practise your public speaking skills. Enhance your preparation with our online case study practice package and our pages offering roleplaying tips.
Here the interviewers — or facilitators as they may be called — are assessing whether you can work effectively in a team and whether you have the appropriate leadership skills required to drive a project. In this exercise, you will typically be given handout sheets outlining a problem along with a set of data. Your task will be to analyse the information with your teammates and come up with solutions. Enhance your understanding of this type of exercise with our full-length practice tests here.
As part of the first round, you may be invited to one or more interviews. The focus of these interviews is your past experiences and accomplishments, and your suitability and interest in JP Morgan. These interviews take place at the JP Morgan offices.
JP Morgan’s website contains tips for preparing for the interview; these are:
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At this stage, you can expect JP Morgan interview questions such as:
In some business areas (for example CIB Risk) you will also sit a further numerical reasoning test at this point to verify your score from the online test.
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