A quick yet challenging math test covering 4 main topics, used for screening SIG candidates.

The SIG Quantitative Evaluation Assessment is a 20-minutes mathematical knowledge test used to screen candidates applying for quantitative trading position with SIG.

The following will provide you with exact details on the SIG test structure and content, including free practice and expert tips.

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SIG Quantitative Evaluation – 3-Minute Video Guide

What Is the SIG Quantitative Evaluation?

The Susquehanna International Group (SIG) Quantitative Evaluation, is a brief test assessing your mathematical knowledge and problem-solving skills. It is one of the three major pre-employment assessments used by SIG, alongside the SIG Problem Solving Assessment and the SIG Capital Markets Assessment.

The Quantitative Evaluation test is provided by test proviuder Mettl and contains 12-16 questions. The overall time to complete the test is 20 minutes.

The evaluation covers 4 main topics. Further below we dive deeper into each of them, with sample questions included:

Arithmetic

Probability and Combinatorics

Geometry

Logic

Let’s break down the various topics, with a sample questin of each.

Test Structure and Question Format

The 16 questions of the SIG Quantitative Evaluation can be divided into 4 categories, described below. The difficulty level of the questions varies during the test, and it constitutes of both simple and challenging questions.

Type #1 – Arithmetic

This type of question is usually the simplest in the assessment, and contains a basic mathematical drill that most experienced candidates can easily solve. The challenge here is that the questions are often intentionally tricky.

However, you are likely to come by at least one highly creative arithmetic question – see an example in the Free Practice section.

Sample Question

Alice and Bob played a number of card games. Each placed a $2 bet on each game. Bob won five games, but overall, lost $4. How many games did Alice and Bob play?

You may find the answer and explanation to this question, alongside additional sample questions from the SIG Quantitative Evaluation in the Free Practice section.

Type #2 – Probability and Combinatorics

This is the most common type of question in the assessment. These questions may be strictly about probability or combinatorics, but very often, they will combine the two. Throughout the assessment, these questions greatly vary in difficulty, from very easy to quite challenging.

Sample Question

You roll 4 dice. What is the probability that at least three dice show the same number?

Pro Tip

It is extremely challenging to solve all 16 questions within the given time frame, and you shouldn’t try to. Focus on solving as many as you can, and if you spend too much time on a particular question, give your best answer and move on.

Type #3 – Geometry

This type of question is aimed less to assess your understanding of geometry, rather your ability to solve problems creatively.

Sample Question

What is the diameter (d) of the circle?

Type #4 – Logic

This type of question will normally appear only once or twice in the assessment. No mathematical knowledge is required to solve this type of question.

Sample Question

Five managers are seated around a round table.

The CEO does not sit next to the CFO or the Head of Marketing.

The CFO does not sit next to the HR Manager.

The COO does not sit next to the Head of Marketing or the HR Manager.

The COO is sitting to the left of the CFO.

Who is sitting to the left of the Head of Marketing?

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Once you have passed the initial resume stage, you will get a test invitation from SIG, with some basic information about the test.

Here are the major things to consider:

The assessment is held by a third-party testing company named Mettl.

The invitation from SIG will not include a test link. That will be sent separately, directly from Mettl.

You may use a pen, paper, and calculator, but no additional source.

Do NOT try to cheat! If you navigate out of the testing window or open a new tab, your assessment will be instantly stopped.

You have 7 days to complete the assessment.

The Mettl Invitation

The second email you will receive is from Mettl, the test provider. That is a very simple notification, containing a link to the test itself and a prerequisite system compatibility check.

Test Interface

Here is an illustration of how the SIG Quantitative Evaluation testing screen generally looks like:

Several things to note:

The test instructions will state that the sections are “untimed”, but that only means that the time limit is for the overall test, and not for any particular section.

Once you have started, you cannot pause the assessment in any way.

Although “Next” and “Previous” arrows will appear on-screen, you CANNOT skip questions or move between them.

Although a “Review for Later” button will appear on-screen, youCANNOT mark a question for later review.

This free practice contains 6 sample questions and answers, covering all question categories of the SIG Quantitative Evaluation.

These are intended to give you a feeling for the test’s world of content and level of difficulty. The recommended solving time is 7.5 minutes.

Good luck!

Question 1

John is flipping a fair coin 5 times. What is the probability of getting the exact sequence Heads, Tails, Tails, Heads, Heads?

Answer and Explanation

The correct answer is 1/32.

The chance of getting heads or tails is similar across all flips and equals 1/2.

Therefore, the probability of getting any specific sequence of 5 flips is (1/2)^{5} = 1/32.

Question 2

Alice and Bob played a number of card games. Each placed a $2 bet on each game. Bob won five games, but overall, lost $4. How many games did Alice and Bob play?

Answer and Explanation

The correct answer is 12.

This is a good example of a simple yet tricky question. Even experienced candidates are prone to solving such a question casually and carelessly.

Games Bob won: 5 – earned $10

Total sum earned by Bob: -$4

We’ll denote the number of games lost as L:

10 + L x (-2) = -4

L = 7

This means that there were 7 games in which Bob lost, so overall, 5 + 7 = 12.

Question 3

Five managers are seated around a round table.

The CEO does not sit next to the CFO or the Head of Marketing.

The CFO does not sit next to the HR Manager.

The COO does not sit next to the Head of Marketing or the HR Manager.

The COO is sitting to the left of the CFO.

Who is sitting to the left of the Head of Marketing?

Answer and Explanation

The correct answer is the CFO.

Since the table is round, we can start by placing anyone around it. Let’s start with the CFO and COO, as we have the most accurate information about them.

Neither the COO or CFO sits next to the HR Manager.

The COO does not sit next to the Head of Marketing.

The remaining seat belongs to the CEO, naturally.

The CFO is sitting left to the Head of Marketing.

Question 4

You roll 4 dice. What is the probability that at least three dice show the same number?

Answer and Explanation

The correct answer is 9.72%.

The total number of possible rolls in the dice is 6^{4} = 1,296.

The number of options for three dice showing the same number is 6 x 5 x 4C3 = 120 [6 options for the number that appears three times, 5 options for the number that appears once, and 4C3 options for the three dice on which the two similar numbers will show].

The number of options for all four dice showing the same number is 6 x 4C4 = 6. This is quite intuitive.

Overall, the probability of at least three dice showing the same number is: (120 + 6) / 1,296 = 9.72%

Question 5

What is the diameter (d) of the circle?

Answer and Explanation

The correct answer is R = 17.

The main challenge here is to find the auxiliary line that would be most helpful to solve the question. In this case:

Now, it becomes as simple as using the Pythagorean theorem once:

(R – 9)^{2} + (R – 2)^{2} = R^{2}

This quadrartic equation has two solutions:

R_{1} = 17

R_{2} = 5

However, we can rule out R2 since R > 9. Therefore, R = 17.

Question 6

Given are 4 numbers – M, N, P, and Q (not necessarily integers). There are 6 possible ways to multiply the numbers: M·N, M·P, M·Q, N·P, N·Q, P·Q.

The results of these multiplications are (not respectively): 1, 5, 8, 30, 40, X.

What is X?

Answer and Explanation

The correct answer is 1.667

This is an example of a high-level question that requires a certain “spark” – you will find 2-3 such questions across the assessment.

We can see that every two pairs of the 6 that maintain the relationship:

(M·N)·(P·Q) = (N·Q)·(M·P) = (M·Q)·(N·P)

Of the 4 given multiplications, 1, 5, 8, and 40 maintain this relationship (1·40 = 5·8), but 30 does not.

Therefore, the remaining multiplication result X must also maintain:

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