Free CBRE Aptitude Test Practice

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  • Kenexa All-inclusive Preparation - CBRE often use Kenexa tests to evaluate candidates, and our prep pack gives you accurate study tools for the verbal, numerical, and abstract reasoning test sections. 
  • Kenexa Prove It Tests - These tests assess your technical abilities in a variety of fields. With our prep pack, you can significantly improve your Microsoft Office, typing, and data-entry skills. 
  • Ramsay Mechanical Aptitude TestFor technical positions, you may be required to take a Ramsay Test, which evaluates your ability to succeed in entry-level mechanical and maintenance positions. Our PrepPack will teach you how to answer questions both quickly and accurately, and help you get a high score in this tricky test. 
  • Intermediate / advanced-level Excel assessment tests - This preparation pack will help you brush up your Excel skills toward the tricky Excel tests sometimes required by CBRE. 
  • Korn-Ferry Talent Q All Inclusive - Our accurate korn ferry prep pack will give you the tools you need to ace each part of the assessment, including the Aspects, Elements, and SJT sections. 
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Prepare for the CBRE Hiring Process

CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBRE) is headquartered in Los Angeles and is the largest commercial real estate investment and services firm in the U.S.A. They have over 80,000 employees and serve investors through about 450 offices worldwide. CBRE empowers their employees with challenges which help them grow and work professionally in the real estate world with a supportive team.

Whether applicants are working professionals, members of the military or a recently graduated college student, CBRE real estate provides a variety of career opportunities for all.

Here is a rundown of how the CBRE hiring process works:

Application: You can apply directly online through CBRE’s Talent Network website, where you simply follow the instructions to fill out the form, upload your resume, and complete the application process accordingly. Another method can be done by emailing them directly or going through an employee referral.

Telephone Interview: When applicants have completed the first step of the hiring process, they may be contacted by a team member of the CBRE hiring team to conduct a phone interview (Video interviews may also be held). Interview questions give applicants the ability to show off their personality, skills, and previous work experience, so make sure you prepare for this stage well! 

Interview: There are several different methods through which an in-person interview can be held, leading to different types of interview questions and differing interview formats too, depending on the position. Interviews can be tricky, but with proper preparation they don't have to be. Click here for our interview prep page.

Tests: Candidates will normally be invited to a CBRE test which can vary depending on the position and may be given online or as a written test. Check out the sample questions below to get an idea of what some of the CBRE aptitude test types look like. 

Sample CBRE Aptitude Test Questions

CBRE Aptitude Test Sample Question 1 (Kenexa)

Approximately 3 percent of the population say they have had a near-death experience—a sense of being dead or leaving one's body. Near-death experiences are reported across cultures, with written records of them dating back to ancient Greece. Not all of these experiences actually coincide with brushes with death—one study of 58 such patients found 30 were not actually in danger of dying, although most of them thought they were. Out-of-body experiences are also now known to be common during interrupted sleep patterns that immediately precede sleeping or waking. For instance, sleep paralysis, or the experience of feeling paralyzed while still aware of the outside world, is reported in up to 40 percent of all people and is linked with vivid dreamlike hallucinations that can result in the sensation of floating above one's body. Research found that out-of-body experiences can be artificially triggered by stimulating the right temporoparietal junction in the brain, suggesting that confusion regarding sensory information can radically alter how one experiences one's body.

Near-death experience is only one type of out-of-body experience.

Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

The first sentence of the passage explains that near-death experience may include the sense of leaving one's body (an out-of-body experience). Later it is stated that "Out-of-body experiences are also now known to be common during interrupted sleep patterns that immediately precede sleeping or waking". This is an example of an out-of-body experience which does NOT revolve around the sense of being dead, and thus confirms the statement. Therefore, the answer is True.

 In the distant past, scientific explanations of the near-death experience did not exist.

Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

The passage says only that "Near-death experiences are reported across cultures, with written records of them dating back to ancient Greece." Nowhere does it discuss the kinds of explanations that existed then for that phenomenon. Therefore, the answer is Cannot say.

CBRE Aptitude Test Sample Question 2 (Ramsay)

A star explodes in space, close to earth. Can the explosion be seen and heard on earth?

It can be seen and heard
It can only be seen
It can only be heard
It cannot be seen nor heard
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

Sound waves depend on a transmission medium in order to be heard, as they create small interruptions throughout the medium. A lack in media, such as in space, means that the explosion cannot be heard.

Light, however, travels independently. It is conveyed in the form of photons which do not require a transmission medium.

Therefore, the explosion can be seen but not heard on earth.

The correct answer is B.


CBRE Aptitude Test Sample Question 3 (Korn-Ferry)


The current generation of young Europeans is the first to have grown up in a largely borderless and peaceful Europe, with all that implies in terms of mobility, multilingualism, and new cultural and economic opportunities. Whereas their parents and grandparents defined themselves along national lines, many young people today have added a European dimension to that description. 

The EU’s Youth in Action programme aims to inspire a sense of active European citizenship, solidarity and tolerance, as there is still a certain measure of political disengagement among young Europeans. The programme promotes non-formal learning and intercultural dialogue among European youth, as well as the inclusion of all young people, particularly those from less-privileged backgrounds. Its main goal is to bring young Europeans closer to the EU decision-shaping process by backing activities that encourage a sense of active European citizenship amongst them. Another important goal is promoting mutual understanding, by giving young people from different countries the opportunity to meet and learn from one another through intercultural youth exchanges. In addition, The Youth in Action programme encourages young people’s mobility within and beyond the EU borders, thus giving them the opportunity to expand their horizons and gain valuable life and work experiences. 

Which ONE of the following is an assumption made by the Youth in Action programme?

European youth are not mobile beyond the EU border
The perception of nationality has changed
European youth are privileged
The current generation acts much like their parents
European youth are narrow-minded
The older generation was politically disengaged
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

The correct answer is (B).

The question deals with an underlying assumption made by the Youth in Action programme. In order to identify the correct assumption, we need to look at the rationale of the entire passage to see where and what is missing in its structure:
Introduction: the present generation lives in a different Europe than their parents did.
The Youth in Action programme: aims to develop a new sense of European citizenship and involvement.
What is missing here is a logical connection between the introduction and the detailing of Youth in Action goals. The introduction deals with a change in national identity between the former and current generation. The program focuses on creating a more multicultural Europe, working towards ‘active European citizenship’. Taking all this information together, it seems that the assumption behind Youth in Action is that the perception of nationality has changed (statement B). This is the logic behind the programme, which aims to develop a new, multi-cultural, trans-European identity. Let's eliminate the remaining distracters:

Answer A: Although the programme promotes mobility within and beyond Europe’s borders, its premise is not grounded in the assumption that European youth do not leave their country’s borders. The same logic also helps eliminate distracter E -

Answer E: Promoting mutual understanding and expanding horizons does not necessarily mean that the Youth in Action assumes that European youth are narrow-minded.

Answer C: The passage does not imply that European youth are privileged; therefore there is no reason to assume this.

Answer D: The introduction compares the current generation with their parents’ generation, emphasizing the differences between generations. Therefore, this is an incorrect assumption.

Answer F: The passage states that: ’there is still a certain measure of political disengagement among young Europeans’. That is not to say that the older generation was politically disengaged. Therefore, this is not an assumption necessarily made by the Youth in Action programme.

CBRE Test Process

Psychometric exams consist of several aptitude tests which may be given online beforehand or on-site. Such tests include the Kenexa tests, which are an IBM company provided exams, evaluating test-takers’ cognitive abilities and technical skills. Kenexa offers talent management results for many different organizations, assessing candidates’ compatibility for many positions. Kenexa offers three reasoning tests which assess mathematical, verbal, and logical skills. Kenexa personality and behavioral exams give recruiters an idea of candidate's temperament. The Kenexa numerical reasoning test measures how well one interprets numerical data and comprehends profit margins. The verbal reasoning test displays how candidates communicate, and the logical reasoning test shows their ability to make accurate conclusions by using the information provided in a sequence.

For technical positions, you may be required to take a Ramsay Test - a Ramsay Maintenance Test for maintenance positions, and the Ramsay Electrical Test for electrical ones. Other employers' tests are also based on Ramsay tests, such as the Amazon Ramsay Test or the Walmart Maintenance Test.

The Prove It Excel Power User Test allows employers to assess one’s Microsoft Excel skills, to determine whether they are qualified for the presented position. Kenexa’s behavioral and personality tests take applicants’ past actions into account to predict whether they are able to meet the demands of the career. Tests are given for various roles, such as managerial and professional positions. Statements are given which portray a challenging situation and candidates’ responses are assessed accordingly.

CBRE Questions and Answers

Some frequently asked questions which candidates may have are given below:

Question: How are aptitude tests scored?

Answer: Aptitude tests use a relative scoring method which doesn’t focus on the number of questions on a test answered correctly. They use a comparative method which assesses each applicant’s score to their opponents. If one’s score is generally high, they may still not have done as well as other candidates and may still not be hired.

Question: What should I take away from the interview?

Answer: Every interview should be viewed as an opportunity to showcase your strengths, expectations, and skills. You can learn more about the company and position through the interview questions you are asked, as well as discern what employers are looking for when preparing for following stages.

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