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  • No Seriously, Don't Mess With Texas 9 comments
    Jul 12, 2013 12:51 PM

    People With Freakishly High Bloomberg Aptitude Test Scores

    The Bloomberg Aptitude Test determines and showcases strengths and connects with financial employers worldwide. Over 113,000 students from 1,079 universities and 58 countries have taken the test so far. Forget about the top 1%; who is the top 1? That would be my friend and Seeking Alpha editor Samir Patel. If you are curious to see how you stack up, you can take the test here.

    WORLDWIDE TOP 3

    Rank

    Name

    Grad Year

    University

    Country

    1

    Samir Patel

    2014

    University of Texas at Dallas

    United States

    2

    Undisclosed

    2010

    Undisclosed

    United States

    3

    Alan Yip

    2014

    The Chinese University of Hong Kong

    Hong Kong

    3

    Boyan Indzhev

    2013

    Cass Business School

    United Kingdom

    3

    Faraaz Hassam

    2012

    Simon Fraser University

    Canada

    3

    Jacob Benatar

    2015

    University of Pennsylvania

    United States

    3

    Mingxi He

    2015

    McGill University

    Canada

    3

    Souvik Kumar Saha

    2014

    Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore

    India

    3

    Vasilis Ameranis

    2013

    ALBA Graduate Business School

    Greece

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  • Wilson Wang
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    Congrats Samir! Very impressive!
    12 Jul 2013, 03:49 PM Reply Like
  • sheldond
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    I will be taking this when I get back from vacation. I just looked at the sample questions and although they were easy I bet it gets more difficult. Thanks for posting Chris.

     

    As a guy, with advanced degrees that are not finance related I am curious. Although tests, games and problem solving are my thing.

     

    And congrats Samir....very impressive.

     

    Best,

     

    D
    12 Jul 2013, 06:17 PM Reply Like
  • SA Editor Samir Patel
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    Chris, thanks for the shoutout. Everyone else - thanks for the kind words; they're truly appreciated.

     

    sheldond: From my experience, the actual test is more difficult than the sample questions, though neither are particularly difficult. The concepts were fairly basic, but two factors made a few of the questions a little tricky. First, at least on the version I took, many of the questions were worded in the most confusing way possible, a little like the SAT way back in high school - you have to deconstruct the question and actually figure out what they're asking before you can figure out the correct answer. Second, they use real-world examples, and in a few instances, I knew from preexisting knowledge of the situation that the "real-world" correct answer was outside of the multiple choices given. On those sorts of questions, you have to be careful to pretend you don't know anything about the situation and work exclusively within the framework of the data that's presented to you.
    13 Jul 2013, 12:45 PM Reply Like
  • Whopper Investments
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    really awesome. congrats bud
    14 Jul 2013, 08:03 PM Reply Like
  • TimeOnTarget
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    Cool link Chris. I think I want to try it.

     

    I'll have to get a webcam first. I wonder if they will give me extra credit if I lick the webcam periodically during the test . . . .

     

    (Got that idea from a drunk driver who refused to take the field sobriety test, but when they put him in the back of the patrol car, he decided to lick the video camera -- somewhat hindering his defense against the drunk driving charges, I would imagine.)
    12 Jul 2013, 06:47 PM Reply Like
  • ALPHA BET SOUP
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    What up Patel grats playa. Yeah that's nice and all but I'm the #2 undisclosed guy and I'm on the come-up, so watch ya back... ya heard.

     

    #Ludacris #coming for that number one spot
    12 Jul 2013, 08:21 PM Reply Like
  • Chris DeMuth Jr.
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    Author’s reply » Okay that is just too funny.
    14 Jul 2013, 08:14 PM Reply Like
  • Paolo Gorgo
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    Congrats Samir!
    13 Jul 2013, 03:24 AM Reply Like
  • Profit Fan
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    Pretty amazing! Congrats!
    15 Jul 2013, 12:07 PM Reply Like
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