The Computer Based test consisted of 3 parts Quantitative Ability, Verbal Ability, and Logical Reasoning.
The total no of questions asked was 45 (15 questions from each part). The test was for around 45 minutes and one should aim to solve as many questions as possible to qualify for the next round. There was no negative marking. The platform for the test was HirePro.
In my case, it ended up being a 30 min interview that started with an introduction then he asked a couple of things about my home town and later he moved on to my projects and asked a few questions about them. Then he asked me some basic questions related to SQL( Primary Key, Foreign Key, Normalisation, and its types). Following this he asked me a couple of basic questions related to Civil Engineering( Young's modulus, How do you determine the strength of a concrete slab, etc.).He asked me about the latest constructions ongoing in India. Then he gave me 2 case studies to check my risk consulting competency. (First case study was related to a suggestion to a client regarding a poorly constructed 7-floor Shopping Complex. The second case study was related to reducing wind load on a bridge).
The interview ended with a typical 'Do you have any Questions?' and I took the opportunity to ask about life at PwC.
This was called a partner round, as the name would suggest, an interview with one of the partners at the company. The interview started with why I wanted to change my domain despite having a good CGPA in Civil Engineering. Then he asked me what my technical skills are, why I wanted to join consultancy, what I have done to align myself with this industry, and then some questions about Chess, as I have mentioned, as my hobby. The interview lasted less than 10 minutes.
This was a group round and my group consisted of 9 members. We were asked about relocation and educational details.
Then a group discussion took place. The Topic for discussion was “Is Technology Making Us Less Human?”.2 minutes of thinking time was provided after which the GD went on for 10 minutes.