What Is the World of GSK Assessment?
The World of GSK Assessment measures your behavioral traits and reasoning abilities by a series of drills representing problems similar to those encountered by GSK employees.
The test is used mainly to screen graduates and interns for GSK, although it may also be used for experienced roles. It contains 5 sections, is untimed, and requires deep immersion in the rich content it offers. If you pass the World of GSK, you will be invited to take the next assessment in the hiring process – the GSK Life Job Simulation.
Test Structure and Question Format
The assessment contains 28 questions in 5 sections. the sections are organized as “tiles” in the main screen of the assessment. The dots near each test section represent the number of questions in this section.
Here’s an illustration of how the test’s main screen looks like:
The 5 sections of the World of GSK Assessment are:
- Developing Medicine
- Selling Medicine
- Manufacturing Medicine
- Data Protection
In addition, the assessment contains one optional section covering the personal experiences of GSK employees.
World of GSK Assessment – Summary Table
The following table gives a concise summary of the test. Further below we cover each section in detail.
Section 1 – Developing Medicine
This section follows a fictional team of GSK employees in charge of clinical trials for a new medication under development. The section includes 4 short videos describing a work-related scenario, with 5 optional responses.
Your task is to rank the 5 responses, from the response you are most likely to take (1) to the one you are least likely to take (5).
The fifth and last question is a “summary” question asking you to describe the main lesson you have learned from the experience.
The situational judgment questions in the World of GSK Assessment do not only ask you for your practical response, but also assess your attitudes and personality traits. You can see some examples in the Free Practice section.
Section 2 – #Campaign
The story of the #AsthmaActive section revolves around a GSK social media campaign regarding Asthma. This section contains 8 questions total of two types:
- Multiple-choice numerical and verbal reasoning questions that assess your ability to integrate information and make data-driven decisions.
- Situational judgment ranking questions (similar to Section 1) that assess your behavioral tendencies.
Let’s cover these two question types in a bit more detail, including a sample question of each.
Reasoning Questions (Numerical and Verbal)
In this subsection, you are presented with one or two emails from your colleagues in GSK describing the general idea of the campaign, plus various charts, tables, and graphs.
You will then be presented with 5 multiple-choice questions related to the data, and your task is to choose the best answer.
Questions in this subsection may come in 3 levels of difficulty:
A single calculation of the data is required to come to an answer.
Several separate calculations are required to come to an answer.
This is the highest level of question, in which you will be required to make a decision based on the presented data.
Situational Judgment Questions
In this subsection of the #Campaign section, you will be asked to respond to job-related scenarios relating to the # Campaign storyline. However, these questions will not be directly related to the data given in the section.
Section 3 – Selling Medicine
This test section focuses on the marketing aspects of GSK’s work. The section contains 4 situational judgment questions, similar in style to those in the previous sections.
The situational judgment questions in the World of GSK Assessment follow a number of main behavioral traits:
- Adherence to rules and regulations
- Cooperation and teamwork
- Flexibility and adaptability
- Problem-solving approach
- Professional integrity
Section 4 – Manufacturing Medicine
The story in the 4th section of the World of GSK Assessment, “Manufacturing Medicine” deals with manufacturing and logistics. This section contains 5 situational judgment questions, again, similar in form to those in the previous sections.
Section 5 –Data Protection
The storyline of the last section of the assessment revolves around the issue of data protection in GSK.
This section is similar in format to section 2 (#Campaign) and combines numerical and verbal reasoning questions with situational judgment questions. The section contains 6 questions total.
Head over to the Free Practice section to try some sample questions that resemble the structure, themes, and difficulty level of the World of GSK Assessment.
The invitation to take the World of GSK Assessment will be sent to you in two channels:
- Email invitation
- Announcement on GSK’s hiring website
The initial invitation will be sent to you directly from GSK. It also includes an introduction video.
The test itself is taken on the platform of test provider Capp (Cappfinity / Cappassessments). A link to the testing website is also included in the invitation.
Announcement on GSK’s Hiring Website
You will also be able to see the test invitation on GSK’s hiring website – Workday. That invitation is more detailed than the email one and includes general and technical instructions for the test.
The hiring website invitation will notify you that you have 7 days to take the assessment.
Free Sample Practice Test
This free practice is intended to get you familiar with the types of questions, format, and difficulty level of the World of GSK Online Assessment.
- 3 reasoning questions (numerical + verbal) and 3 SJT questions.
- The assessment is untimed.
- Detailed answers and explanations are provided.
Use the following data sources for questions 1-3:
What location had the highest number of overall data points in the second half of the year?
- Hong Kong
Which of the following statements is true?
- A location with a Software Implementation score of 5 cannot obtain an overall success score of 8.
- Only locations with an overall success score of 7 and above have managed to increase their total number of data points from the 1st to the 2nd half of the year.
- Boston has the lowest overall success score.
- The overall project cost in Toronto was higher than in Frankfurt.
- Overall, the project had less data points in the 2nd half of the year than in the 1st half.
The project has received extra funding of $150,000 for the next 6 months, available for investment in one of 5 optional sites. Assuming the total number of data points per location remains constant, where would you recommend implementing the new system?
- Labs in Singapore
- Clinical sites in Boston
- Clinical sites in Toronto
- Labs in Frankfurt
- Clinical sites in Hong Kong