BLOOMBERG INSTITUTE: Financial Aptitude Test - free until 2011

Bloomberg Institute

Distinguish yourself - take the Bloomberg assessment.

About Bloomberg:

Bloomberg L.P. knows finance. As the world’s premier provider of financial information, we have leveraged our network of successful financial professionals to discover what they need to know when finding the best applicants from universities around the world. Based on their need to make the job search process more transparent, we have created BAT, covering around 12 different topics that aspiring financial professionals should know. For more information about Bloomberg go to


Why take the test?

In today’s job market, hard-won finance jobs are taken by the most outstanding candidates. But how can you stand out from the crowd? If you want to make a positive impact on recruiters and managers at financial institutions, you need to take BAT.

BAT has been designed in conjunction with leading global financial institutions and academics to help outstanding students enter appropriate jobs in all areas of finance. If you want to stay one step ahead of your competitors, the BAT will:

  1. Allow you to advertise your availability and score to 20,000 global financial employers
  2. Give you an independent assessment of your skills, knowledge and areas for improvement as well as the finance role which might best suit someone with your abilities
  3. Enable you to compare yourself against peers at your institution, in your region and around the world


About the test:

Once you’ve registered we will email you with information about when and where your BAT will take place. Your BAT venue may be your University or a Bloomberg office, and your test will take place within a month of signing up. You do not need to prepare for the BAT.

The questions:

  • Economics
  • Financial Statement Reporting and Analysis
  • Valuation
  • Investment Banking - Corporate Finance and Financial Advisory
  • Investment Banking - Capital Markets Issuance / Syndication
  • Global Markets
  • Investment Management
  • Verbal Skills
  • Math Skills
  • Situational Judgment
  • Ethical Reasoning
  • Tasks

The results:
We will send you your results by email within a week of your test. Your test scores will be anonymous unless you give us permission to release them to prospective employers.

Sample questions:
Click here for some sample questions.

This is the beta version of the Bloomberg Assessment (BAT) and has been developed to the highest standards of test development. We expect that the test will be evolving over the coming months and years, however, so later versions may differ from this beta version.


Day of the test:

On the day of your BAT test, please make sure you have official identification with you. This can be your passport or driver’s license. Your I.D. will be checked against our expected attendance list. Books, papers and calculators will not be allowed in to the test room so please do not bring them along.

As you enter the test room you will be seated at a computer. Before the test starts you will be asked to fill in a form with the following details:

  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Email Address
  • Nationality
  • Date of Birth
  • University
  • Course
  • Year of Study
  • Year of Graduation
  • Are you available for internships / jobs?
  • Languages that you speak
  • Mobile number

Please ensure that the information you give us is up to date so that we have accurate data to pass on to potential employers.

We will take care of your personal information:
We will never reveal your personal information or test results without your permission. Your results will be published anonymously and will remain private unless you give us permission to share them.

Putting you in touch with potential employers:
If a recruiter is interested in meeting you, we will email and ask you for permission to put you in touch with them. Your information will only be sent to the recruiter if you authorize us to do so.

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