World of GSK Assessment – Full Guide and Free Practice [2024]

An immersive, rich assessment that requires high levels of reasoning and data integration alongside sensitivity to work-related behaviors.

Each of the 5 sections of the World of GSK Assessment represents a different aspect of the work in GSK (clinical, marketing, manufacturing, etc.). With very rich content that includes videos and abundant data sets, solving its 28 questions requires substantial focus and care.

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Basic Details

28 questions
Untimed
Situational judgment, reasoning
Multiple-Choice
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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:

World of GSK Assessment Main Screen

The 5 sections of the World of GSK Assessment are:

  • Developing Medicine
  • #Campaign
  • 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.

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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.

Pro Tip

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.

World of GSK SJT Sample Question 2


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.

World of GSK Reasoning Question - Data Source 2

Pro Tip

Questions in this subsection may come in 3 levels of difficulty:

Single Calculation

A single calculation of the data is required to come to an answer.

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Note: There is missing data in the question. You will find the full data + answer and explanation in the Free Practice section.

What location had the highest number of overall data points in the second half of the year?

  1. Hong Kong
  2. Singapore
  3. Frankfurt
  4. Toronto
  5. Boston

Combined Calculation

Several separate calculations are required to come to an answer.

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Note: There is missing data in the question. You will find the full data + answer and explanation in the Free Practice section.

Which of the following statements is true?

  1. A location with a Software Implementation score of 5 cannot obtain an overall success score of 8.
  2. 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.
  3. Boston has the lowest overall success score.
  4. The overall project cost in Toronto was higher than in Frankfurt.
  5. Overall, the project had less data points in the 2nd half of the year than in the 1st half.

Decision-Making

This is the highest level of question, in which you will be required to make a decision based on the presented data.

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Note: There is missing data in the question. You will find the full data + answer and explanation in the Free Practice section.

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?

  1. Labs in Singapore
  2. Clinical sites in Boston
  3. Clinical sites in Toronto
  4. Labs in Frankfurt
  5. Clinical sites in Hong Kong

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.

Pro Tip

The situational judgment questions in the World of GSK Assessment follow a number of main behavioral traits:

  • Accountability
  • Adherence to rules and regulations
  • Ambition
  • 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.

Test Invitation

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

Email Invitation

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.

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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.

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  • 3 reasoning questions (numerical + verbal) and 3 SJT questions.
  • The assessment is untimed.
  • Detailed answers and explanations are provided.

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Data Sources

Use the following data sources for questions 1-3:

Data Source 1

World of GSK Reasoning Question - Data Source 1

Data Source 2

World of GSK Reasoning Question - Data Source 2

Data Source 3

World of GSK Reasoning Question - Data Source 5

World of GSK Reasoning Question - Data Source 3

Data Source 4

World of GSK Reasoning Question - Data Source 4

Question 1

What location had the highest number of overall data points in the second half of the year?

  1. Hong Kong
  2. Singapore
  3. Frankfurt
  4. Toronto
  5. Boston

Answer and Explanation

The correct answer is A.

Let’s summarize the number of data points and sites for every location in Jul-Dec:

World of GSK Reasoning Question 1 Answer Example

Hong Kong has the highest total number of data points – 5700.


Question 2

Which of the following statements is true?

  1. A location with a Software Implementation score of 5 cannot obtain an overall success score of 8.
  2. 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.
  3. Boston has the lowest overall success score.
  4. The overall project cost in Toronto was higher than in Frankfurt.
  5. Overall, the project had less data points in the 2nd half of the year than in the 1st half.

Answer and Explanation

The correct answer is B.

Let’s check every statement:

Statement A – A location with a Software Implementation score of 5 cannot obtain an overall success score of 8.

The Software Implementation score constitutes 35% of the score. Theoretically, the highest possible score for a location with a Software Implementation score of 5 (and 10 in all other metrics) is:

0.35 x 5 + 0.65 x 10 = 8.5

Therefore, this statement is false.

Statement B – 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.

According to the calculation of all locations’ overall project success scores (see further below in the explanation, under Statement C), only Hong Kong and Boston have an overall score of 7 or more.

From looking at the Average Data Points graph, it is clearly visible that only in these two locations data points have increased from the 1st to the 2nd half of the year. In all other locations the number of data points decreased. Therefore, this statement is true.

World of GSK Reasoning Question 2 Answer Example

Statement C – Boston has the lowest overall project success score.

Let’s calculate the overall project success scores for all locations:

World of GSK Reasoning Question 2 Answer Example 2

Example calculation:

Hong Kong overall score = 0.35 x 9.7 + 0.25 x 9.2 + 0.15 x 10 + 0.1 x 8.9 + 0.1 x 6.3 = 8.7

From the calculation, it can be seen that Singapore has the lowest overall project success score. Therefore, this statement is false.

Statement D – The overall project cost in Toronto was higher than in Frankfurt.

Let’s summarize the data in a table:

World of GSK Reasoning Question 2 Answer Example 3

The cost in Frankfurt was higher than in Toronto. Therefore, the statement is false.

Statement E – Overall, the project had less data points in the 2nd half of the year than in the 1st half.

Again, a summary table:

World of GSK Reasoning Question 2 Answer Example 4

6170 > 6100. The statement is false.


Question 3

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?

  1. Labs in Singapore
  2. Clinical sites in Boston
  3. Clinical sites in Toronto
  4. Labs in Frankfurt
  5. Clinical sites in Hong Kong

Answer and Explanation

The correct answer is D.

Since the main goal of the project is increasing the overall data points gathered (according to Susan’s email), the project funding should be invested in the locations that will allow the maximal number of data points within budget.

Let’s arrange all possible options according to their cost, sites within a $150,000 budget, and data points (taken from Jul-Dec, as the number of data points is expected to remain constant):

World of GSK Reasoning Question 3 Answer Example

The maximal number of data points within budget is 3,100, which can be gathered from 5 additional labs in Frankfurt.


Question 4

World of GSK SJT Sample Question 1

Recommended Answer

The recommended ranking is:

E, B, C, A, D

The major trait assessed in this question is adherence to rules and regulations. Let’s take a look at each response.

Response A

While you adhere to the company’s policy, you do so in an unprofessional and impolite manner, jeopardizing the working relationship with Dr. Connor. Therefore, it is an unrecommended response.

Response B

This response shows you are in the “right mind”, as you are uncomfortable with violating the company’s confidentiality policy. Being unsure how to respond, you seek advice, which is a positive trait. However, as the issue revolves around an official company policy, you should have been able to make that call on your own.

Response C

While you indeed do not share the information with Dr. Connor, this response shows lack of responsibility by “shaking the problem off” and delegating it to someone else.

Response D

This is the least recommended response. You knowingly violate an official company policy with no reasonable justification.

Response E

This is the best response, as you fully adhere to the company’s policy while doing your best to maintain good working relationships with Dr. Connor.


Question 5

World of GSK SJT Sample Question 2

Recommended Answer

The recommended ranking is:

B, E, D, A, C

The major trait assessed in this question is teamwork. Let’s take a look at each response.

Response A

This response shows a lack of teamwork and unwillingness to make an effort to assist other members of the team. Encouraging colleagues to ask questions is positive, however, given the fact that the marketing team would probably not even know where to begin, this encouragement is rather empty.

Response B

This is the best response, for several reasons:

  1. It shows you are willing to make an extra effort to accommodate the needs of other team members.
  2. You do not lower the working standards (for instance, include only some of the information), as occurs in other responses.
  3. You address this issue in a personal manner by setting up a face-to-face meeting with the marketing team.

Response C

This is the least recommended response. It shows a complete lack of teamwork, as you do not make any effort to adjust to the needs and abilities of other team members.

Response D

While this response reveals good teamwork, you lower your working standards in order to achieve your goal. Leaving the medical and professional information out is likely to result in the marketing team not getting the full image.

Response E

This is a very good response that includes 2 of the 3 elements mentioned in response B. The only one lacking is the personal approach, and therefore, this response comes second.


Question 6

World of GSK SJT Sample Question 3

Recommended Answer

The recommended ranking is:

C, D, A, E, B

The major traits assessed in this question are ambition and integrity. Let’s take a look at each response.

Response A

This response is somewhere in the middle. Taking a week to spare is not that bad, but you still prioritize your own reputation over the success of the project you are in charge of.

Response B

This is the least recommended response. You present your manager with false information, which may result in inaccurate planning of future project only to achieve personal reputation.

Response C

This is the most recommended response. It shows both ambition and integrity. While stretching yourself to accomplish more is a positive trait, being transparent and accurate is almost always the best option when working in a large, interdependent team.

Response D

This response reaches out to further into the ambition trait. It is generally a positive trait to set yourself challenging, ambitious goals, yet you should not stretch it too far.

Response E

Cutting down two weeks of the overall project time is an ambitious plan and shows determination, but you should keep in mind that it is, after all, false information. A team project estimated at 5 weeks is highly unlikely to be completed in 3, even if you, as a manager, do your best.

This response, too, similar to response B, prioritizes your personal ambitions and reputation over the success of the project and the needs of the system.

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