P&G Online Assessment [2023]: Practice Tests & Study Guides
Arbel P&G Assessment Test Expert

Arbel, P&G Assessment test expert at JobTestPrep.

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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

 


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. For more sample questions, check out our free P&G assessment practice page!

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 code 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 red 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 red 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

 

Visit our Switch Challenge page for more information and P&G practice questions!


P&G Digit Challenge

This section of the P&G Assessment Test examines your ability to perform numerical calculations quickly and accurately - you have five minutes to answer as many questions correctly as you can. 

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").

Can You Use a Calculator on the P&G Test?

You are allowed to use a calculator in the P&G Digit Challenge. In fact, an important step in preparing for this section of the P&G online assessment is to remind yourself how to use the basic functions of the calculator quickly and accurately. 

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. 

Interested in solving some more digit challenge questions? Visit our Procter and Gamble assessment practice page.


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 Performance Assessment is a combination of a Situational Judgement Test (SJT) and P&G personality test that helps employers understand your compatibility with Procter and Gamble and your prospective position. While it's not timed, P&G candidates generally need about 20 minutes to finish it.

In the P&G PEAK Performance Assessment there are two main types of questions:

  • Multiple choice questions with four options, typically used for the SJT. In these questions, you will be presented with a scenario you might encounter working for P&G, and four options on how to proceed.
  • Rating questions with five options, typically used for the P&G personality test questions. In these questions you will need to select which option best describes you, based on various statements regarding aspects of your life. 

Let’s solve an example of a PEAK Performance Assessment question 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.

 

 

 

P&G PEAK Performance Assessment Tips

  • Make sure to have a distraction-free environment available for at least 20 minutes to answer the PEAK Performance Assessment in.
  • You must answer all the questions in the PEAK Performance Assessment - you won't be able to submit your answers otherwise. 
  • Contrary to popular belief, there are right and wrong answers in the SJT and personality test. Preparing for them in advance can greatly improve your chances of passing. 
  • While taking the P&G PEAK Performance Assessment, it is essential to consider the P&G PEAK Performance Factors, which are defined by P&G's integrity-driven PVP (Purpose, Core Values, and Principles).

The P&G PEAK Performance Factors

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

For PEAK performance assessment practice questions and a full guide, visit our PEAK assessment page!


Procter and Gamble Virtual Job Preview 

The P&G Virtual Job Preview includes six sections and takes about 60 minutes to complete, and is used to help Procter and Gamble learn more about your experience and skills in sales. 

To learn more about the P&G virtual job preview and the six parts you will need to complete to pass, visit our P&G Virtual Job Preview prep page, which includes more detailed information and access to our specialized PrepPack.

 

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


Is the P&G Assessment Test Hard?

The P&G Assessment Test is unlike any other pre-employment test you've seen. Here are some unique characteristics of the P&G candidate assessment:

  • 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 of the P&G candidate assessment correctly.

P&G Online Assessment Practice 

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.

 


P&G Assessment Test Tips 

The P&G online test isn't easy, nor is it meant to be. The time pressure, increasingly complex questions, and the natural anxiousness you feel during assessment tests can lead to wrong answers. We've compiled a few useful tips to make the P&G assessment test a little easier:

  • Similar to other multiple choice tests, if you're not sure of the correct answer, elimination can be helpful in the P&G PEAK performance assessment. 
  • Make sure you memorize the multiplication table perfectly - it will help you save time by reducing your need for using a calculator. 
  • Practice! Yes, practice is vital for any assessment test, but the unique nature of the P&G assessment test means that without accurate practice that introduces you to the four types of questions, you are depriving yourself of a serious leg up. Have a look at some more Procter and Gamble assessment practice questions here!
  • Learn to work fast - having enough time to reach the higher level of the challenges requires excellent time management. There's no magic solution for this, only hard work with accurate prep materials.  

P&G Hiring Process

Like many others, you might be asking what comes after the P&G assessment test? The P&G hiring process includes four steps - and each needs to be considered carefully to help you beat the competition:

1. Online Application Process - a chance to show off your skills and strengths. 

2. P&G Online Assessment - be sure to practice for this step of the P&G hiring process with accurate practice questions.

3. P&G interview - your opportunity to ask questions and highlight your added value.

4. Job Offer 


P&G Interactive Assessment FAQs 

How do I know if I passed the P&G online assessment?

You will receive a pass / fail message to the email address you provided in the online application process. 

How many levels should you clear to pass the P&G online assessment?

As with many aptitude tests, the levels you should clear to pass depend first and foremost on the position you are applying for.

If however we assume that the requirement is to reach the advanced levels of each challenge, you should aim for level 5 at least in the switch challenge test, reaching four or five memorization sections in the grid challenge test, and triple digit numbers in the P&G digit challenge. 

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

The length of the P&G hiring 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, core values, 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 by the hiring managers 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, whether in a video interview, face to face, or via phone.

Is there a P&G Internship Assessment Test?

There is a wide variety of P&G internships available for people of every profile who want to develop professionally in one of the world's leading companies. Click here to learn more!


 

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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