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BNP Paribas is an international banking group which is active in 75 different countries. BNP Paribas is one of the largest banks in the world, with more than 30 million customers. In 2016 BNP Paribas reported a revenue of €43.4 Billion with 189.000 employees. BNP Paribas has its headquarters in Paris France.
When applying to BNP Paribas, the first step of the process is completing the application form. Here you will be asked to upload your CV and list your skills and extracurricular activities. You will also usually be asked to make a short Situational Judgement Task. In this Situational Judgement Task, you will be presented with several different passages about certain situations, and your task is to rate 4 different ways to deal with the situations. You must rate these reactions on which you are least, and most likely to do. At Assessment-Training.com we offer more advice and practice tests about Situational Judgement Tests.
After this stage, the next step is to make the BNP Paribas ability tests, developed with CUT-E. These tests can be, depending on the position you applied for, numerical, verbal and logical reasoning.
In a numerical reasoning test, candidates are required to answer questions using facts and figures presented in statistical tables (work with percentages, proportions, fractions, ratios, estimations and currency conversions). Numerical reasoning tests are one of the most commonly used aptitude tests that come up during a job application. Numerical reasoning tests are standardized psychometric assessment tests that provide the employing organization with information about a candidate’s general numerical aptitude. These tests are designed to measure a candidate’s ability to make correct decisions or inferences from numerical or statistical data. It is intended to measure the ability to work with numerical data in a realistic workplace context.
In a verbal reasoning test, it basically comes down to reading comprehension. The test provides a better/additional insight on the expected work level of the contestant. It also provides a more accurate image of the contestant than just the CV or a job interview. Therefore, the verbal reasoning test is used to test, with or without other assessment tests, which candidate is best suited for the job.
In a logical reasoning test, the candidate’s ability at skills such as how to interpret patterns and/or the relationships between shapes is assessed. It is up to the candidate to select the answer that best fits the missing symbol in a given grid of symbols.
After this, you might get invited to the BNP Paribas assessment centre for some positions. In this event, that takes place over the course of one day, you will do several different exercises. You will be assigned to a small group, and do some of the exercises together with them throughout the day. There will usually also be several interviews throughout the day.
During the group exercise you will usually be presented with a brief about a case, and you will be asked to come up with a plan of action or to solve a problem. This case related to the job you are applying for. Thereafter you will present your findings and recommendations to the BNP assessors. Following this they will ask you some questions about your findings. At Assessment-Training.com you can practice and read more about how to successfully take do a case study or group exercise.
BNP Paribas uses, depending on the specific job profile, one or more of the following psychometric tests during their recruitment process:
Note: It is possible that the organization, based on specific job roles and / or specific personality traits, composes a tailored assessment. As a candidate you have the right to know what you can expect on your assessment day. Therefore, it is wise to make sure that you are well informed before the assessment and request information from the recruiting organization or assessment center where you will take your tests.