P&G Online Assessment: Get the Full Interactive Practice [2021]

 

 

What is the P&G Online Assessment?

The P&G online assessment includes three interactive game-based challenges, and the “PEAK performance assessment” that examines various aspects of your personality and behaviour.  

What is asked in the P&G assessment test?

The P&G assessment includes three interactive challenges, resembling app games. Every challenge examines a different ability – The Switch challenge examines logical reasoning, the Digit challenge examines numeracy skills and the Grid challenge tests your executive attention.

The PEAK performance assessment includes four different assessments: Situational Judgment Test (SJT), Motivational assessment, Leadership assessment, and a personality test.

 

Now, let’s dive into each of the P&G online assessment sections:

P&G Switch Challenge Test

The AON deductive-logical reasoning test, AKA the Switch challenge test, measures abstract-logical reasoning. In each task, there are four symbols that change position according to a specific rule.

The Switch Challenge measures deductive-logical thinking. Your job is to choose the correct operator (out of three alternatives) that changed the order of the symbols according to that rule. On this section, you’ll have 5 minutes to answer as many questions as possible.

Sounds difficult? Take a look at this question from our PrepPack™:

switch challenge sample question

 

Answer & Explanation

The correct operator is (4132).

In this question, there are two rows of symbols and a missing operator. The operator changes the order of the symbols in the upper row to a new order in the lower row. The digits of the operator represent the symbol according to its position in the upper row before it was changed by the operator.

Take a look at the first operator – (2314). The first digit is 2. If that is the right operator, that means that the second shape on the top row – the purple triangle – should become the first shape on the bottom row.

But as we can see, the first shape on the bottom row is the pink rhombus. Now we can know that the first operator is not the correct answer, and we can rule out this option.

Now, take a look at the last operator (4312). The first digit is 4, which means that if this operator is the correct one, the last symbol on the top row – the pink rhombus – should become the first symbol on the bottom row. And that’s true!

But note, you cannot be sure this is the correct answer as long as you don’t check the other digits (or rule out the middle operator). This case is a bit tricky, as the second and third operators begin with the same digit.

If we continue with the third operator, and check the next digit, 3, we can see that this operator is not the right one. If it were the right operator, we’d expect the yellow hexagon to appear as the second symbol on the bottom row.

 

Switch Challenge test answer

 

Now, at first glance, these questions might look like a no-brainer. Well, they are not. With a tight time limit - and increasingly difficult levels – you need to practice. A LOT. Take a look at a more difficult question:

switch challenge sample question 2
Answer

The right operator is (4231)

You can find the full explanation (along with harder questions) in our full PrepPack™

Did you manage to spot the correct operator?

The best tip I can give you to help you improve your Switch Challenge skills is to practice different levels with the same time limit as the actual test.

As put by one of our customers:

 

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P&G Digit Challenge

This section of the Procter and Gamble assessment examines your ability to perform numerical calculations quickly and accurately.

You will be given an equation with missing numbers. Your task is to find combination of digits to replace the empty spaces and make the equation correct.

Take a look at this sample question:

 

Digit Challenge practice question

 

Check out the full explanation here

Take notice of the order of operations, or BODMAS (Brackets, Orders, Division and Multiplication, Addition and Subtraction). Therefore, you should start with multiplication by thinking about the numbers that will best advance you toward the predefined result. The quotient of the first two digits must be lower than 27, because you need to be able to add two digits later.

For instance, if you choose 4 and 5, you’ll get 4*5=20.

Then, you’ll need to find the other digits that’ll get you to 27. That is, two digits with a sum of 7 (the difference between 27 and 20).

Note: you can’t use the previously used digits (in our case, 4 and 5).

Therefore, A possible solution is (4*5)+6+1.

Of course, there are other combinations of digits that’ll get you the correct result, and as long as you answer correctly, there is no difference between them.

You might want to know that in the highest levels, you may get a calculation of more than 500, for example (_ * _ * _ ) - 2 = 502 (the answer is "7", "8", "9").

So, to ace this part of the test, you will need to not only know the multiplication table, but also use the calculator correctly and quickly.

 

Just like the Switch Challenge, the time limit is five minutes, and you need to answer as many questions as you can.

 

In our PrepPack, you’ll find more tips and tricks to help you solve more complicated questions, and infinite Digit Challenge questions with a time limit, just like the real thing.

 

P&G Grid Challenge

The P&G Grid Challenge measures your short-term memory, your cognitive ability, and your spatial orientation skills. The Grid challenge questions work like this:


1. Each question begins with a grid - a map of dots. One of the dots will light up and you will have just a few seconds to memorize its position:

P&G Grid Challenge sample question 1


2. Following this question, the grid disappears, and you are presented with a spatial orientation question. There are three types of spatial orientation tasks: SymmetricalRotation and Combination.

3. Take a look at this symmetrical question - now you need to quickly determine whether the right and left grids are symmetrical:

P&G Grid Challenge sample question 2


4. Then, you’ll see the same grid that you saw at the beginning of the question, only now a different dot will light up and you’ll need to memorize it (and still remember the old dot that appeared).

P&G Grid Challenge sample question 3


5. Again, the grid disappears, and you will be presented with a different spatial orientation question.

P&G Grid Challenge sample question 4


6. And again, the grid comes back with another dot that lights up.

P&G Grid Challenge sample question 5


7. Again, another "is it symmetrical" question:

 

P&G Grid Challenge sample question 6

8. At the end of the question, you’ll be presented with the initial grid, and you’ll need to click on the dots that appeared throughout the entire question:

 

P&G Grid Challenge sample question 7

 

Important note: the number of memorization sections can range from two to five (the same is true for the number of spatial orientation questions).

 


 

 

P&G PEAK Performance Assessment

 

The PEAK Performance assessment is used to measure skills and abilities that don't always come across in an interview.

It is a type of Situational Judgment Test, that helps employers better understand your compatibility with the company and your prospective position.

While this test is not timed, it typically takes the test taker 20 minutes to complete.

On the PEAK Performance Assessment, you will face two kinds of questions – multiple choice questions and rating questions:

The rating questions are fairly simple - In these questions, you are presented with statements that you need to rate: Very Untrue, Somewhat Untrue, Somewhat True, or Very True.

Important tip: while taking the assessment, it is essential to consider Procter and Gamble’s PEAK Performance Factors, which are defined by P&G's integrity-driven PVP (Purpose, Values, and Principles).

These factors are as follows: “lead with courage; innovate for growth; champion productivity; execute with excellence; Bring out our best.”

 

In the multiple-choice questions, you are presented with a scenario and four options on how to react. Let’s see an example from our PrepPack:

 

Question: You are doing a performance evaluation for Janet, one of your team supervisors. Which of the following should you avoid doing during the review?

A - Examine her ability to manage time and resources

B - Keeping your negative feedback as general as possible

C - Ask her about her own career goals

D - Talk about how she responds to your authority as a manager

Answer & Explanation

Worst response: B

Core competency: encouraging employees’ development

Secondary competencies: supervising performance, effective communication

This is a question about employees’ training and development, as well as your need to supervise their performance. More specifically, the question discusses appropriate and effective ways to provide feedback. The question asks what you should avoid.

Employees’ ability to manage time and resources (response A) is relevant to their work effectiveness. Hence, it is relevant and beneficial to address this aspect of their work in their review. Providing feedback and suggesting strategies could help them improve their work and become more efficient.

Response B implies that since receiving negative feedback could feel uncomfortable, it’s better to keep it general and thus avoid hurting the employee. However, general feedback is less effective – it’s vague, might be less coherent, and can be misunderstood easily. Moreover, the more general the feedback is, the more room for the employee to guess what you really mean or feel your discomfort in providing this feedback. Your avoidance could make a big deal out of something that could be simpler. In short, providing clear and specific feedback is more effective.

This response is the one that should be avoided. That being said, providing negative feedback should indeed be done with sensitivity, focusing on improvements rather than pointing out errors. This response lacks effective communication skills and could also make you seem to lack confidence.

Responses C and D could seem very personal – addressing your employee’s personal goals or discussing her relationship with you. However, before you cross out one of these options based on a hunch, try to approach each one calmly and consider it analytically. Are there any situations in which these topics could be relevant?

An employee’s career goals (response C) are a relevant topic for discussion. One of your goals as a manager is to help employees develop professionally, for both the benefit of the organization and the employee. Discussing your supervisor’s goals enables you to both establish shared goals and direct your supervisor’s development (tasks she would be assigned to, professional courses she may take, etc.) accordingly.

Your supervisor’s acceptance of authority (response D) is relevant to your ability to work together. Employees’ acceptance of authority is essential for their ability to work under management. While differences of opinion and disagreements will happen and – if discussed appropriately – could contribute additional views and ideas; however, when your supervisor refuses authority, or the relationship is rocky, work can be much more difficult.

  

P&G online assessment practice

As you can see, the P&G Online Assessment is unlike any other pre-employment assessment

Here are some unique characteristics of the test:

  • The test is adaptive. the better you are, the harder it gets. That means it is super important to ace the first questions of every assessment you’re taking - once you get a question wrong, you are demoted to less difficult questions.
  • Tight time limit. You need to answer correctly and fast. The Switch and Digit challenge are limited to 5 minutes, during which you’ll be required to answer as many questions as you can.
  • Unique question types – These questions do not resemble anything you’ve encountered on high school or college. The solving techniques are different and you need to know how to approach every question correctly.

To learn more about the P&G Online Assessment (and get some more P&G practice questions), you are welcome to watch the following video:

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FAQs

 

How long does it take for P&G to assess the online assessment?

Well, there’s no clear answer to that. Most candidates get a pass\fail message within a week, while some will receive a notification more than a month later. If you don’t get a message in the first week after the test, don't worry. I personally know a candidate that got a positive answer after 34 days.

What is P&G online assessment like?

The P&G Online Assessment is pretty unique. The gamified challenges are not basic high school questions, as they require skills that you may have never practiced. That’s why it is critical not only to practice before the live test, but to use accurate practice materials so you won't be caught off guard.

Is there any deadline to take the test after receiving the online assessment link?

Procter and Gamble are not clear on the subject. I recommend taking the test within 10 days of receiving the exam invitation. Some candidates mentioned you can do it in 30 days, but I wouldn't recommend that.

There is only one problem you should be aware of. There is a chance that if you wait too long, the position will already be filled, and your application will be cancelled. However, if by some chance your application is cancelled, you can apply for other positions and then take the test.

What does the 30 days message mean?

Basically – nothing. Some candidates get an Email right after they finish the test, and some don’t. It is not a sign of rejection, and many of the candidates who received the email went on to the next step in the hiring process.

Is there a "passing grade"?

There is no known "passing grade", but we do believe that if you can answer the first 9-10 questions on the Switch and Digit challenges with no mistakes, you're bound to pass them. This is because the test is adaptive, and once you get a question wrong, you are demoted to less complicated questions.

The Grid challenge is not adaptive, but we believe the passing score is about 70-80%, with a bit more emphasis on the locations of the dots. However, these are all speculations.

What does the different “levels” of the test mean?

The "levels" change from "1" to "2" to "3" and more, no matter if you get the question correct or not. What changes is the difficulty of the calculations. For example, you may get a question wrong in "Level 9", but still, the next calculation will be called "Level 10".

It is much more important to get all the questions correct than getting to more questions. It is better to answer the first 11 questions correctly and then finish the test, than getting 9 correct, than 2 wrong, than 5 more correct. This is because the test is adaptive, and once you get a question wrong, you are demoted to less complex questions.

 

 

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