P&G Online Assessment [2022]: Practice Tests & Study Guides
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What Is The P&G Online Assessment?

The P&G Assessment Test is a series of cognitive ability aptitude tests that P&G uses to select suitable candidates. The P&G assessment includes three interactive gamified aptitude tests called challenges, and the PEAK Assessment which is a situational judgement test (a type of personality test) that examines work related attitudes and your compatibility with the Procter and Gamble core values. 

Some of the aptitude tests are adaptive, meaning that the difficulty of the questions changes based on whether you got the question right or wrong. So if the questions appear to be getting harder, you are actually improving and on your way to acing the P&G Assessment Test! 

Let's have a look at a summary of the different sections of the P&G assessment. Click on the name of the Procter and Gamble test to go directly to its sample question: 

 

Name of Test Time Adaptive Main Skill Tested Interactive
PEAK Assessment 20 minutes No Background
and Experiences
No
Switch Challenge Test 6 minutes Yes Logical Reasoning Yes
Digit Challenge Test 5 minutes Yes Calculation
Skills and
Numerical
Reasoning
Yes
Grid Challenge Test 9 minutes No Memory Tasks
and Spatial
Reasoning
Yes

In addition to these Procter and Gamble tests, some candidates will be invited to the P&G Virtual Job Preview.


P&G Assessment Test Video Tutorial

Check out our P&G assessment test video to hear more about the test, and to go over sample questions for each section of the test including the switch challenge test.  

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 P&G Assessment Test Free Practice

Below you will find interactive, free practice questions for the P&G Assessment Test, including the Switch Challenge Test, the Digit Challenge, the Grid Challenge and the PEAK situational judgement test. Let's dive in and see what the P&G assessment is all about:

 

Switch Challenge Test

The Switch Challenge Test (also known as the AON Deductive-Logical Reasoning Test) measures your ability to identify patterns and deduce rules from them. In each task, there are four symbols that change position according to a specific rule.

Your job is to choose the correct operator (those number sequences you see in the image below) that changed the order of the symbols according to that rule. You will have five minutes to answer as many questions as possible.

Sound complicated? Take a look at this question from our Procter and Gamble PrepPack™:

 

P&G Switch Challenge Sample Question 1

P&G switch challenge test sample question

 

 

The correct answer 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.

 

 

With a tight time limit and increasingly difficult questions, you will need to practice to get a good score on this section of the P&G Assessment Test. A LOT.

 

P&G Switch Challenge Sample Question 2

 

P&G switch challenge test sample question 2

 

The correct operator is (4231)

As you can see, once another operator is added to the mix the question becomes significantly more challenging. Higher level Switch Challenge questions also exist, in which you will need to consider another operator! 

You can find the full explanation for question 2 (along with harder questions) in our full P&G Assessment PrepPack™

One of the best ways to improve your Switch Challenge Test skills is to practice different levels with the same time limit as the actual P&G Assessment Test.

As put by one of our customers:

 

P&G online assessment preparation

  


P&G Digit Challenge

This section of the P&G Assessment Test examines your ability to perform numerical calculations quickly and accurately

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

Take a look at this P&G Digit Challenge sample question:

 

P&G Digit Challenge practice question

 

Take notice of the order of operations, or BODMAS (Brackets, Orders, Division and Multiplication, Addition and Subtraction). 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 correct answer is (4*5)+6+1.

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

 

Keep in mind that in the most difficult levels, you may get a calculation of more than 500, for example (_ * _ * _ ) - 2 = 502 (the answer is "7", "8", "9").

If so, to ace this part of the P&G Assessment, you will need to know the multiplication table perfectly, and also to use the calculator correctly and quickly.  The time limit is five minutes, and you need to answer as many questions as you can.

In our P&G Assessment PrepPack, you will find more tips and hacks to help you solve the more complicated questions, as well as unlimited Digit Challenge questions with a time limit - just like the real thing.

 


P&G Grid Challenge

The P&G Grid Challenge is a unique spatial reasoning test that measures your short-term memory, cognitive ability, and spatial orientation skills. 

The questions on this challenge are a mix of both spatial and memory tasks. Let's go through how this challenging test works:


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 questions: Symmetrical, Rotation and Combination.

3. Take a look at this "is it 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 will see the same grid that you saw at the beginning of the question, only now a different dot will light up and you will need to memorize it (while remembering the location of the dot that appeared earlier).

P&G Grid Challenge sample question 3


5. 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. 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 will 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 in the grid challenge can range from two to five (the same is true for the number of spatial orientation questions).


The P&G PEAK Performance Assessment

The P&G PEAK Assessment is a Situational Judgement Test (SJT) that helps employers better understand your compatibility with Procter and Gamble and your prospective position. While this test is not timed, P&G candidates generally need about 20 minutes to finish it.

In the P&G PEAK Assessment, you will be presented with a scenario and four options on how to proceed. Let’s see an example from our Procter and Gamble Assessment PrepPack:

 

You are writing a performance evaluation for Janet, your Team Supervisor. 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.
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

In the question, you're asked what solution to avoid.

It focuses on how to train and supervise employees and on the best methods for providing feedback.

Tip: In order to make a decision, you must organize each evaluation category by level of importance.

Core competency: encouraging employees’ development

Secondary competencies: supervising performance, effective communication

Employees’ ability to manage time and resources (response A) contributes to work effectiveness.

Hence, addressing this aspect of their work by providing feedback and suggesting strategies could improve their work and efficiency.

Avoiding hurting employees’ feelings (Response B)

Implies that since receiving negative feedback could feel uncomfortable, it’s better to choose a neutral response.

The problem, general feedback is less effective – it’s vague, might be less coherent, and can be misunderstood easily.

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.

Both for the benefit of the organization and the employee.

Discussing your employee goals enables you to establish shared goals.

Which you can use to direct their development such as:

Tasks they would be assigned to, professional courses they may take, etc.

Employees’ ability to accept authority (response D) is essential for their ability to work under management.

Differences of opinion and disagreements can erupt.

If handled appropriately, they could add value in the form of new perspectives and ideas.

 

 

Pro Tip: While taking the P&G PEAK Performance Assessment, it is essential to consider the PEAK Performance Factors, which are defined by P&G's integrity-driven PVP (Purpose, Core Values, and Principles).

The Procter and Gamble PVP are as follows:

  1. Lead with courage.
  2. Innovate for growth.
  3. Champion productivity.
  4. Execute with excellence.
  5. Bring out your best. 

Procter and Gamble Virtual Job Preview 

The goal of the P&G virtual job preview is to help Procter and Gamble learn more about your experience and skills in sales. The P&G Virtual Job Preview includes six sections and takes about 60 minutes to complete. This test is not part of the regular P&G Assessment Test, and is mainly used for applicants that apply for sales positions that require previous experience. 

If you've been invited to take the Procter and Gamble Virtual Job Preview, we highly recommend visiting our P&G Virtual Job Preview prep page, which includes more detailed information and access to our Procter and Gamble Virtual Job preview prep pack. 

Let's quickly go over the six sections of the Procter and Gamble Virtual Job Preview:

Part 1: Situations with customers and colleagues - In this section you will play the role of a Procter and Gamble sales team member and your mission will be to describe how you would respond in a variety of situations which will be simulated through emails. 

Part 2: Stats and sales analysis - This section of the Procter and Gamble Virtual Job Preview examines your proficiency with number, and you will be given the role of a Procter and Gamble employee in the sales division of a large shop. 

Part 3: Calendar management - Procter and Gamble value productivity, and thus this section of the Procter and Gamble Virtual Job Preview aims to determine how good you are at managing time, prioritizing daily and weekly tasks. 

Part 4: Personality analysisThis section examines your expectations, values, and motivation. Consider the Procter and Gamble core values when preparing for this section. 

Part 5: History and background - This part of the Procter and Gamble Virtual Job Preview examines your history, background, and experience, you will encounter multiple-choice questions that will require you to share information about your work experience and skills.

Part 6: Communication with colleaguesThis section examines your way of communicating with your work environment, aiming to predict how you will interact with your future Procter and Gamble colleagues. 

 

If you're interested in reading more about the unique tests used in the P&G Online Assessment, visit our pages dedicated to Aon, the test provider used by P&G:

Aon Cut-e Page / Aon Hewitt G.A.T.EAon SmartPredict


P&G Online Assessment Practice

The P&G Assessment Test is unlike any other pre-employment test you've seen. Here are some unique characteristics of the Procter and Gamble 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 reasoning test 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 Challenge Test 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 in high school, college, or even other psychometric tests. The solving techniques are different and you need to know how to approach every question correctly.

Our Procter and Gamble test experts developed a product that provides you with everything you need to prepare for what's coming your way.

  • The timed practice tests will make you sharp and quick.
  • The accurate preparation material will get you familiarized with the format and structure of all P&G assessment test questions.
  • We offer the only gamified P&G online assessment preparation that allows you to practice infinite questions.

Our goal is to help you learn how to crack the P&G Online Assessment, achieve a high score, and land that job.

 

     


The P&G Recruitment Process

The P&G recruitment process can be a challenge. Therefore, each step needs to be considered carefully to help you beat the competition:

1. Online Application Process
The first step of the P&G hiring process is filling out the Online Application Form which you can find by submitting a request in the P&G careers (258) area. This is your chance to show off your strengths, and highlight skills relevant to the position you are applying for.

Read the job requirements and skills needed carefully, and answer the questionnaire accordingly.

2. P&G Online Assessment 

After submitting the online application form, you should receive an invitation to take one or more of the P&G online aptitude tests.

It is essential to practice for the P&G Online Assessment with accurate prep material. Unfortunately, the internet is packed with practice questions that are not similar to the actual exam.

3. P&G interview

The Procter and Gamble final interview stage is the final step of the hiring process, just before the job offer. It is your chance to demonstrate every skill relevant to the position and to ask questions about the position, managers, culture, values, etc.

The P&G interview could be a panel or one-on-one interview and could be held via phone or online (that varies between countries).

4. Job Offer

Click here for more info about the Procter and Gamble hiring process.

 


 FAQs 

How Long Does It Take for the Company to Send The Official P&G Assessment Test Results?

The length of the P&G recruitment process can vary. Although most candidates get a pass \ fail message within a week of completing the online test, some will receive an online notification more than a month later.

So 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.

 

Is there a P&G assessment test passing score?

There are passing scores for the P&G assessment test however they are not public. Candidates will only get a fail or pass response from P&G, and the P&G assessment test results will remain confidential.

According to a P&G worker:
“The score is not public, and most employees don’t know it; I can only tell you that it is much lower than most people would expect; there are wide gaps between passing scores of applicants across regions and countries”

 

How Long Does the P&G Assessment Take?

The P&G assessment test takes about 50 minutes to complete. 

The cognitive ability section of the online test which includes the digit, grid, and switch exams takes 30 minutes to complete, while the PEAK Performance test takes about 20 minutes.

Is There a Deadline for Taking the Assessment Once the Link Is Received?

Missing the deadline of the P&G Assessment is a real possibility. This is a question we encounter a lot, and unfortunately Procter and Gamble are not very clear on it.

We recommend taking the online test within 10 days of receiving the exam invitation. Any longer than that and there is a chance the position will already be filled, and your application will be canceled. 

Something else to consider about the P&G recruitment process, is that once you fail the test you must wait a whole year before you can retake it. 

 

How Do I Prepare for a P&G Interview?

Do Your Research

Learn how the job you’re applying to fits into the larger P&G goals and strategy. Examine the company’s recruitment process and watch videos for a glimpse into the daily life of a P&G worker.

Gather Supporting Materials

That can shed more light on your value as a worker whether through online portfolios, successful product launches, or community efforts demonstrating your commitment to success, at work and in your personal life.

Gather information with specific examples of projects you've done, and prepare to show them to the interview team.

Speak with Confidence and Ask Questions

You will be asked about your experience as it relates to the particular needs of Procter and Gamble. Make sure you discuss your experiences in a concise, descriptive, and confident manner.

 

switchChallenge vs. Switch Challenge: What's the Difference?

The switchChallenge is a slightly different cognitive ability test created by AON (also known as the cut-e tests).
AON is a global provider of psychometric tests, talent consulting, and recruitment process services.

For the AON switchChallenge online test practice, click here.

 

 

The P&G Assessment Test includes tests unlike any you have met before, and encountering them for the first time on the day of the actual assessment can be overwhelming and damage your score. To make sure you take the deciding test calm and well-prepared, accurate practice is the only way to go.

With 30 years of experience and expertise, we have created the ultimate Procter and Gamble Prep Pack which which will allow you to stand out from the competition and land that job.  

 

About the Author:

 

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Arbel is JobTestPrep's P&G Online Assessment specialist. He has over 15 years' experience working as a psychometric test instructor and has led JobTestPrep's efforts to provide thousands of P&G Assessment test-takers with the most accurate online prep possible since 2017. You can contact him at

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