Unilever Online Assessment: Examples, Guides & Free Tests

Welcome to our guide on Unilever's online assessment! 

In this post, we introduce you to Unilever, a global consumer goods company, and its online assessment. 

You'll learn about three common types of assessments they use: behavioral, cognitive, and game-based assessments. We also provide helpful tips to pass each one. 

Additionally, we discuss the pass rate for Unilever's online assessment and recommend practice sources from MConsultingPrep to help you prepare effectively and increase your chances of success.


Introduction to Unilever

Top FMCG company in the world

Unilever is a fast-moving multinational consumer goods company headquartered in London, England. They have offices and factories all around the world.

Four-step recruitment process

The recruitment process of Unilever commonly includes four rounds, beginning with the online application, continuing with online assessments, followed by a digital interview, and ending with an assessment center.

Unilever recruitment process

Online application

To apply for a job at Unilever, you need to sign up on their careers website. Fill in the online form with your information, and attach your resume/CV and a cover letter to tell them more about you.

Online assessment

After applying for a job at Unilever, you might need to do some tests. These tests are designed for the job you want. They help Unilever decide if you are a good fit. 

Digital interview

If you apply for a job at Unilever and do well on the tests, you will be invited to an online interview. You might have a few interviews with HR from Unilever. 

Assessment center

In this round, you will spend an entire day at the Unilever office. During this time, you will be assigned various tasks to evaluate your performance and capabilities.


Three common types of Unilever online assessment

Unilever's online assessment is the second stage of their hiring process. Unilever has many recruitment programs which use different types of tests. There are several common types of tests, as follows.

Behavioral assessment

Unilever behavioral assessment consists of a personality test, a motivation questionnaire, and a situational judgment test. These kinds of tests help Unilever understand your traits, your behaviors at work, your motivation, and your problem-solving skills at work.

Cognitive assessment

Unilever cognitive assessment consists of numerical reasoning tests and verbal reasoning tests. These tests measure your problem-solving skills, logical thinking, and ability to understand information.

Game-based assessment

Unilever game-based assessment is a test where you play games that assess your abilities like memory, attention, and decision-making.

These assessments help Unilever find the best candidates who fit their company.

Three common types of Unilever online assessment


Unilever behavioral assessment

Unilever's behavioral assessment is designed to understand your personality and see if you fit well with the company's culture. It includes a personality test, a motivation questionnaire, and a situational judgment test. 

Types of Unilever behavioral assessment

Personality test

The Unilever personality test helps them understand how you usually act at work. In the test, you'll see four statements on each page, and you need to choose which is "Most like you" and which is "Least like you"

You can only pick each option once, and once you choose, it's shaded to show you've selected it. If you change your mind, you can click on a different statement. 

You have to pick an option for all four statements on each page before you can go to the next page.

This is an example of a personality test question.

Example of a personality test question (reconstructed interface)

Motivation questionnaire

The Unilever motivation questionnaire helps Unilever understand what drives you at work and what matters most to you. 

You'll see four statements on each page and rate each from 'Most important to me' to 'Least important to me’. Each rating can only be chosen once, and once selected, it's shaded. If you change your mind, you can pick a different rating. 

Remember, you must rate all four statements before moving to the next page.

This is an example of a motivation questionnaire.

Example of a question in the motivation questionnaire (reconstructed interface)

Situational judgement test

The Unilever situational judgement test checks how well you handle emotions and behave at work. It examines your decision-making, organizational, and interpersonal skills and problem-solving abilities.

In this test, you'll read a pretend work scenario and see a response to it. You have to rate how good the response was for the situation and how likely you would have responded the same way.

This is an example of a situational judgement test.

Example of a situational judgement question (reconstructed interface)


Unilever cognitive assessment

The Unilever cognitive assessment is a key part of their hiring process, including numerical and verbal reasoning tests. It checks how good you are at understanding numbers and words.

Types of Unilever cognitive assessment

Numerical reasoning test

The Unilever numerical reasoning test has two parts, with three questions in each part, and includes two types: word problem questions and data interpretation questions.

Even though the test is timed, there’s no timer on the screen, so you can take as long as you need for each question. However, the time you take is recorded, and both your accuracy and the time taken will affect your final score. 

So, try to answer quickly and correctly.

Word problem

Word problem questions involve calculations based on short scenarios. You get just enough data to solve the problem, without extra distracting information.

These multiple-choice questions often include distractors—options that are very similar to the correct answer or that result from common mistakes.

This is an example of a word problem question in a numerical reasoning test.

Example of a word problem question (reconstructed interface)

Data interpretation

You might get tables, graphs, and charts with numbers and be asked to find information from them. If you're applying for a job that needs you to analyze or make decisions with numbers, you should practice these questions.

There are five basic types of data presentations: 

Five basic types of data presentations

Here are four steps to solve these questions: 

  • Step 1: Look at the charts and understand the data. If there are multiple charts, see how they relate.

  • Step 2: Read the question and figure out what data you need.

  • Step 3: Find the right table, graph, or chart and locate the information.

  • Step 4: Use the information to calculate the answer

Steps to solve data interpretation questions

Data questions have two difficulty levels:

  • Level 1: Single chart (simple): These questions use one table/chart/graph and need just one calculation.

  • Level 2: Compound chart (advanced): These questions use two or more tables/charts/graphs and need at least two calculations. It might be tricky to find and combine the data you need.

Example of a data interpretation question (reconstructed interface)

You can learn more about numerical reasoning tests in numerical reasoning tests (guidelines & practice examples).

Verbal reasoning test

The Unilever verbal reasoning test has three parts, each with 2-3 questions. In this test, you will read a passage of text followed by a few statements. Your job is to decide if each statement is 'true,' 'false,' or if you 'cannot say' based on the passage you just read.

  • Choose 'True' if the statement is correct according to the passage.

  • Choose 'False' if the statement is incorrect according to the passage.

  • Choose 'Cannot Say' if the passage doesn't provide enough information to decide.

This is an example of a question in a verbal reasoning test.

Example of a verbal reasoning question (reconstructed interface)

You can learn more about verbal reasoning tests in verbal reasoning tests: The ultimate guide.


Unilever game-based assessment

Unilever's game-based assessment, conducted by HireVue, features various games like numerosity, portraitXT, digits game, and shapedance. These games test memory, attention, problem-solving, and decision-making skills, helping Unilever assess candidates effectively.


The Numerosity game tests your math skills. It's a quick game where you have 3 minutes to solve as many math problems as you can. In the game, you need to:

  • Check what type of math operation is needed (like addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division).

  • Pick the numbers that give you the correct answer.

  • Move to the next problem.

A key tip: Pay close attention to the math operation symbol!

This is an example of the numerosity game.

Example of the Numerosity game (reconstructed interface)


The PortraitXT game checks your personality and work style. It's a simple questionnaire that takes 5 minutes. In the game, you will:

  • Read a series of statements about your personality or work preferences.

  • Indicate how much you agree with each statement by selecting from the options given.

A key tip: Be honest in your answers, because if you're not sincere, your answers might not match up well.

This is an example of the PortraitXT game

Example of the PortraitXT game (reconstructed interface)

Digits Game

The Digits Game checks your memory and logical thinking. It's a quick game that involves numbers and letters. You have 3 minutes to play. In the game, you need to:

  • Look at the numbers and letters shown on the screen.

  • Use the game keyboard to enter the numbers in the same order you saw them.

  • Concentrate on the sequence and take your time.

  • Use memory tricks to help you remember the sequence before you try to answer.

Example of the Digits game (reconstructed interface)


The Shapedance game checks how well you pay attention and how quickly you can spot patterns. You'll have 3 minutes to play. In the game, you need to:

  • Look at all the grids of shapes on the screen.

  • Choose the grids that have the same pattern and click the COMPARE button.

  • Try to solve as many questions as you can.

A helpful tip: Relax and get rid of any distractions before you start. Take your time to really look at each grid before you pick the similar ones.

Example of Shapedance game (reconstructed interface)


How to pass Unilever online assessment

Unilever online assessment’s pass rate

In Unilever's online assessment, only about 20-40% of applicants pass. This means that a relatively small number of people who take the assessment score high enough to move forward in the hiring process.

Pass rate of Unilever online assessment

What should you practice to pass Unilever online assessment?

Unilever online assessment includes different types of tests used in different recruitment programs. 

If you know which is included in your applied program, you should practice those tests to familiarize with the format and increase your passing chance. 

To pass Unilever online assessment, you can consider practicing all three common types of assessment if you do not know which is included in your applied program.

Behavioral assessment

To increase your chance of passing this assessment, you need to understand Unilever’s culture, its core values and define whether you fit with those values or not. Try to fit with those values.

Cognitive assessment

For the numerical reasoning test, you need to learn 

  • Basic calculations including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division 

  • Basic business and finance knowledge terms like profitability, revenue, balance sheet, etc. 

  • Chart reading and common formulas.  

For the verbal reasoning test, you should improve your English, logic, and reading skills like skimming, scanning, etc. These skills need a lot of effort and time to improve. 

Game-based assessment

To increase your chance of passing in this assessment, you should look for some simulations or similar games, and practice them to have a better performance.

Where to practice Unilever online assessment?

Unilever is using two assessment platforms namely Sova assessment for cognitive assessment and HireVue assessment for game-based assessment. 

Before practicing with simulations, you should try to take trial tests in these 2 platforms to know how your actual tests will be, and to know which simulations you should choose to practice.

How to increase your chance of passing Unilever online assessment

You should start practicing tests and their simulations 4 to 6 weeks before the real test. This period is enough for you to familiarize yourself with the test format and identify your strengths and weaknesses to improve.

Practicing at least 8 to 10 full-length tests will help you become comfortable with the format and improve your performance.

Begin with sections that are most challenging for you or sections that carry the most weight in overall scoring.

These tips will help you increase your chances of passing the Unilever online assessment.


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