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SHL Aptitude Tests at BNP Paribas
strong>BNP Paribas is the largest banking group in the entire world and as recently as October 2010 was ranked as the largest company in the entire world, with assests of over 3 trillion US dollars.
Recruitment Processes at BNP Paribas
BNP Paribas (or BNPP), like many different large companies, use slightly varying selection processes and methods depending on what part of the business or what position you are applying for. This page will attempt to be as specific to the different parts of BNP Paribas being discussed as possible.
After a candidate submits their initial application to BNPP they will be asked to complete an SHL online numerical reasoning test. This is a standard numerical test provided by SHL, the same kind as used by many other financial institutions such as ICAP, Deloitte and The FSA.
One asset that candidates may need when applying to BNP Paribas is patience. Whether applying for an internship, graduate position, management position or other role, it may take weeks or even months before a candidate finds out if they have passed a particular round of assessment.
If candidates applications are accepted after the review of their application and numerical test results then candidates may a face a combination of an assessment centre and/or a panel interview. The interviews can be designed around technical questions as well as competency based questions and questions about a candidates soft skills, it depends on the division of BNPP being applied for.
If you apply for BNP Paribas's real estate consultancy division, they provide a very specific outline of what you are likely to face for your recruitment workflow. After the initial online application (which contains competency questions), candidates are asked to complete the obligatory online numerical reasoning assessment. If they pass that stage they will be asked to take a telephone interview. Candidates who are successful on the telephone interview will then move forward to the final assessment centre which contains further aptitude testing, group exercises, written exercises and an interview with a very senior member of staff, likely to be one of the directors.
Advice and Preparation for BNP Paribas SHL Numerical Aptitude Test
As BNP Paribas are currently using standard SHL numerical tests as opposed to a variant developed in house, there is quite a lot of information available to candidates wishing to read up on what kinds of questions they may face and now they need to approach this assessment. PracticeSHLTests.com has a section on numerical reasoning (which you can access on the link above), as well as a more general hints and tips for aptitude tests section. The SHL official website is also a great resource for those wishing to learn more about numerical reasoning assessments.
Where to Practice for BNPP SHL Numerical Reasoning Test
For the best in quality, affordable practice numerical reasoning tests, PracticeSHLTests.com recommends the Assessment Day website. Assessment Day are one of the Internet's most established providers of SHL / PSL style practice aptitude tests, designed to help job candidates be as prepared as possible with realistic practice aptitude tests. A wide range of numerical reasoning, logical / inductive reasoning and verbal reasoning tests are currently available. Taking even a couple of practice aptitude tests will make a large difference to a candidates understanding of how SHL testing works and thus give them a better chance of passing that stage of the recruitment process. Candidates to BNPP may find Assessment Day to be very useful in aiding their preparation.