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EY, Deloitte, KPMG, PWC Interview Q&A | Big 4 Interview Questions

EY, Deloitte, KPMG, PWC Interview Q&A

The all important interview. Its hard enough getting to this stage and being successful here can be even harder, so it seems. But the truth is, from a technical standpoint, when it comes to a graduate/entry level interview with Deloitte, KPMG, EY or PWC, they don’t expect you to know everything. Far from it, you’re fresh out of college so why would you, and being at the Big 4 is all about learning.

So based on the above, don’t expect very hard technical questions, but there certainly may be some and if it is an area you take an interest in (which you should since you’re applying for the job) you should know a bit and be able to have a good discussion round things.

So what should you expect in your first interview? For a comprehensive guide of over 100+ questions and the competencies they expect you to show, please see our Breaking Big 4 Guide here. As a quick summary, the main things you can be expected to be quizzed on will be:

Behavioral Questions

This is where you will be asked questions based on how you reacted in past situations. This is because interviewers believe past behavior is a predictor of future behavior. Your behavior will be expected to show certain core competencies which they will ask questions around. For example, for leadership competency, they may ask a question asking you to tell them about a time when you were in charge of a team and how you approached this. Your answer will be expected to show certain expected competencies as a leader. The full list of expected competencies, the questions around them and how to answer these questions is described in our Breaking Big 4 eBook.

General Questions

These are the usual questions where the interviewer tries to find out a bit about what you want and if you really want the job. These are questions about what you think the job entails, why you want the job, about your life to date etc.


Big 4 interviews can seem tough. But in reality they aren’t if you are prepared. The technicality of the questions will not be to a high degree and mostly behaviorally based. So if you prepare before hand with some good examples of situations you have been in that display the core competencies that will be tested, you can definitely have no trouble and comfortably secure an offer. Again, our Breaking Big 4 eBook guides you through all the core competencies, the questions you will be asked and how to answer them the way the interviewers want.

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