Oliver Wyman Numerical & Verbal Test PrepPack™

Prepare for your Oliver Wyman numerical and verbal test with this specially prepared PrepPack™. Composed and modified by our team of psychometric experts, this pack contains everything you need to pass your upcoming tests. This PrepPack™ is designed to get you through the Oliver Wyman recruitment process. Start practising today.

Oliver Wyman
  • Seven maths word problem tests
  • 12 SHL-style verbal tests
  • 9 study guides and video tutorials
  • Money back guarantee

This unique PrepPack™ includes everything you need to pass your Oliver Wyman assessments. This pack includes practice for both your Oliver Wyman numerical and verbal tests, in the style of SHL. Use both the timed and step-by-step practice modes to stimulate your learning process and improve your overall scores.


Pass Your Oliver Wyman Numerical Test

Standing out from other job candidates can be difficult when you aren't sure what to expect. Our comprehensive practice materials are designed to help you outperform your competitors and impress the recruitment team. Start practising today with this specialised Oliver Wyman PrepPack™ and begin your journey to landing your dream job.

Make the Most of Our Oliver Wyman PrepPack™

Once you have completed the sign-up process and gained access to the Oliver Wyman preparation pack, you can begin practising for your assessments. The best way to use this specialised PrepPack™ is to use both the step-by-step and timed modes. Each mode has its benefits which are explained below:

  • Step-by-Step Mode: In the Step-by-Step mode, you will be given an unlimited amount of time to complete the test you have selected. While in this mode you will be able to access full answer explanations showing you how to reach the correct solution. A score report will be provided once you submit the test.
  • Timed Mode: The timed versions of our tests are designed to give you a better idea of the actual conditions you will face come test day. In the timed mode, you will need to race the clock to answer each of the questions presented in the limited timeframe. You will not be able to access the full answer explanations until you have submitted your test and received your score report.

By using our online practice test examples with answer explanations, you will be able to familiarise yourself with the material you will be tested on. Knowing what to expect and how to answer each question quickly and accurately will put you leaps and bounds ahead of other applicants.

What are the Oliver Wyman Aptitude Tests?

The Oliver Wyman test is made up of both numerical and verbal reasoning questions. These tests are used to assess a variety of desirable skills necessary for taking on the role you have applied for.

The numerical reasoning portion of the exam is known to be challenging due to its question types, time constraints and negative marking scoring method. The numerical portion of the Oliver Wyman test includes 20 questions that will need to be answered in 30 minutes, giving you less than 1 minute to answer each question. If you are unsure how to answer any question, it is better to skip it rather than guess as incorrect answers will count as -1 point each.

The verbal reasoning or verbal critical reasoning portion of the test is designed to assess your ability to understand and interpret written information. This PrepPack™ is designed to help you brush up on both your verbal analysis and verbal reasoning skills.

The passing rate for the Oliver Wyman assessments is determined by approximately the top 10% of candidates. These applicants not only embody the desired qualities of an Oliver Wyman employee but also have received a higher-than-average score on their employment tests.

The lowest possible pass score that you can receive in order to move onto the next stage is no less than 60%. This means that out of 20 questions, you will need to answer 12 of them correctly to receive a passing score.

How to Prepare for Your Oliver Wyman Assessments

The most tried and true method of improving your chances of success will be to practise beforehand. Using both the step-by-step and timed modes of each sample test enables you to practice under similar conditions to the actual test, strengthen key job skills and track your progress. By practising carefully and mindfully you will be able to improve the necessary skills for passing your aptitude tests.


General Tips and Advice to Get You through the Application

The most important thing to do is to be prepared. Using this PrepPack™ is a sure fire way of doing so. As well as this:

  • Check out the key competencies or values of the company. These will give you a thorough understanding of the company ethos and will help you prepare your answers for your interview
  • Read up of what they do. 
  • Ensure you are rested when you do the aptitude tests.
  • When applying, give yourself a few minutes to collect your thoughts so you'll be able to answer any curve balls more easily.
  • Fit yourself into the company, don't expect them to fit into you. 

What Skills Are Under Assessment During the Oliver Wyman Tests?

There are many different quantitative and math skills evaluated during the Oliver Wyman assessments. Some examples of questions that you are likely to encounter during the course of these tests include:

  • General algebraic equations
  • Probability
  • Geometry
  • Ratios
  • Percentages

The SHL-style practice tests contained in this pack include an answer explanation feature to assist you in solving each type of question. Understanding the calculations you will encounter during your Oliver Wyman numerical test will help to improve necessary skills while also improving your answer speed and accuracy.

Jobs at Oliver Wyman

Oliver Wyman is a management consulting company headquartered in New York. They have offices in over 50 cities in nearly 30 countries. The positions you can be expected to find within this company range from consulting roles to internal roles such as finance, marketing, IT, etc.

Oliver Wyman Application Process

Applying for a role at Oliver Wyman can be done directly from their website. They also hold hiring events at several universities across the globe. To begin the application process, you will need to search their website for a suitable role matching your skills and qualifications. Once you have completed the online application, you will be able to submit it along with your cover letter and CV. Other documents may be requested along with your application if you are applying for an internship or entry-level role. You should always tailor your cover letter and CV to highlight key competencies found in the specific job description for the role you are applying for.

Oliver Wyman Interview Process

The interview process at Oliver Wyman usually consists of both a conversational and case study interview. You may face 2 or more interviews of this kind during the interview process, these interviews include:

Oliver Wyman Conversational Interview

The first type of interview you will be expected to participate in will be a conversational interview. This interview will either be held over the phone or face-to-face depending on your location. This type of interview will last between 30-45 minutes and include questions regarding your accomplishments, experience and interests. Below you will find some sample interview questions for this type of interview:

  • Walk me through your CV.
  • Why Oliver Wyman?
  • What role do you take when working with a team?


Oliver Wyman Case Study Interview

Consultants at Oliver Wyman are required to analyse complex, ambiguous problems and then develop a solution, the case study interview is designed to simulate this element. It allows the interviewer to:

  • Introduce you to the work that consultants do daily.
  • Allow the interviewer to understand how you think. (They want to see if you can think “outside the box”).
  • Determine your levels of analytical skills and methods of working out a solution to the problem. The interviewer is looking for intellectual curiosity, strong analytical and interpersonal skills.

Often, for these case study questions, they are checking to see if you can apply common sense to business problems. In addition to the above, it is important to realise that analytical reasoning is an integral part of solving the problem. Furthermore, while all this is being tested, additional qualities are being assessed, including:

  • Presentation skills
  • Professionalism
  • Presence
  • Credibility
  • Communication skills

Oliver Wyman Case Study Interview Structure

During the case study interview, you will often be presented with a short, business-related scenario. The objective is to talk through the main issues in a structured manner as you work your way through to the solution. You will receive additional information in the form of charts and diagrams which you will need to analyse and use in your answer.

Your interviewer may also pose you with a scenario that is not entirely business-related, such as: “Estimate the GDP of the world between 1 AD and 2010 AD”. The more business-related a scenario, the more important it is to structure your thinking and apply relevant business concepts. You should approach the case study interview as a conversation between yourself and your interviewer as this will open problem-solving dialogue.