Analysis Exercise

Analysis Exercises are commonly used in assessment centres, and often are unique to each company.


  • Analysis Exercise
  • Assigned Role Exercise
  • Case Study Exercise
  • Group Exercises
  • Presentation Exercise
  • Role Play Exercise

How do Analysis Exercises work?

During an assessment day, it is common that you will need to undertake an analysis exercise. They are often taken at a centre, rather than online, as they typically involve many paper documents. The exercise is to work through various documents and analyse their contents. The documents include company reports, inside memos and more. Remember, some documents may not contain any useful information towards the problem being asked to resolve. Tasks may include making decisions, prioritising and justifying reasonings.

Analysis exercises are a helpful way of predicting how a candidate could perform in the workplace in the role being assessed. Therefore, they can be quite common in assessment centres. The exercises often bare resemblance to the kind of situations that people in the workplace face. The exercise attempts to recreate the potential stresses and problems that can occur in the role and assess how the candidate might therefore act in real life. Analysis exercises can be bespoke to the organisation to make them specifically relevant to the role. At the same time, they can be purchased off-the-shelf also.

Analysis exercises are typically quite popular with employers alongside a presentation exercise that will follow on with the similar situational information given.