Bloomberg Aptitude Test

What is the BAT?

The Bloomberg Aptitude Test (BAT) is a standardised test offered by more than one-thousand of the worlds top universities. It’s open to all undergraduate and graduate students and is a tool utilised by employers across the globe to find the best-fit talent.
It features 100 multiple choice questions across eight subject areas and is designed to test a student’s general aptitude in the arenas of finance, business and consulting.

  1. Chart and Graph analysis
  2. Global Markets
  3. Investment Banking
  4. Financial Statement Analysis
  5. News Analysis
  6. Economics
  7. Mathematics
  8. Analytical Reasoning


Why Take the BAT?

There are a number of reasons to take the BAT, the most prominent being:

  • To improve your marketability and employability
  • To show financial employers you have the required financial abilities and skillset
  • There is no ‘study’ to do before you take the test, so you don’t have to sacrifice your grades
  • There is the potential to get your foot in the door of various firms in the financial services industry
  • It’s free!

After completing the BAT, students can choose to enter their scores into the Bloomberg Talent Search. Recruiters can utilise this Talent Search database to contact students who they consider may be suitable for a position at their firm.


How to Take the BAT

The BAT can be completed online here. Simply click the link and follow the instructions to sign up and sit the test. BIG also runs additional BATs at Bond University over the course of each semester. Keep an eye out on our Facebook page to find out when the next one it.