Financial modelling expert in private equity

The modex pe ® is an online test that covers private equity concepts and it allows you to demonstrate your skills as if you were in an interview

Financial modelling is an essential skill for those working on investment projects or advisory roles in areas such as venture capital, M&A, real estate, project finance or private equity.


It is increasingly common for the key players in this sector to require job applicants to have proficiency in financial modelling as part of their skill-set


The modex® pe exams are designed and marked entirely by professionals currently working in private equity, through a rigorous scoring system to ensure that all the exams are fair and accurate.

This pack includes three tests and the comparison of your results against our database: 

  • Two private equity mock modex® with the solution to help you prepare for a  interview.
  • One modex® private equity test. The real one, the one that separates you from the crowd  (live and monitored). For this exam, you will choose a suitable date upon purchase. 
  • By taking this benchmark exam, you can become part of our recruitment database and be recognized by prestigious financial institutions across the globe and you move to the top of the list in the hiring pipeline.

Who is it for?

  • Students

    Interested in working in private equity.

  • Professionals

    Already working in the private equity industry, to identify potential gaps of knowledge.

  • Teams

    The modex pe® also offers the teams & headhunters, an important benchmark on the modelling skills of a prospective candidate ,as part of a much broader database.

About the exam


  The modex exams are always in English.


The exam 
Technical knowledge
2-hours duration
Command of Excel
Simulates a private equity job interview
General financial modelling knowledge
Designed for associate & analyst level
Leveraged buyouts (LBOs)
Build model sections from scratch
Sources and uses
Choose your day (after purchase)
Senior debt/ Mezzanine / Seller notes
Take the exam from your computer
Bolt-on acquisitions
Compare your results with our database

Refinance

Dividend recaps

Investor returns

Testimonials

Rafael López Armenta

Partner GED Capital

“modex pe is a very interesting tool which helped us to better assess the financial modeling capacity of our team”

Gail McManus

Managing Director and founder of PER, Europe’s leading private equity recruitment specialist.

“Modelling is an important skill and a crucial part of the selection process. The Modex model has the potential to become a valuable tool in the recruitment landscape’.

Maxim Mishin

LBS 2019 Candidate, modex pe score: 86,4%

"Taking the modex pe test was a great opportunity to objectively evaluate my financial modelling skills and receive detailed feedback. The given case was challenging, but resembled actual modelling assignments in private equity"

FAQ

  • Where does the exam take place?

    The exam is done remotely. You need the following : 1) Computer with excel installed 2) Computer with camera 3) Reasonable Wi-fi 4) Zoom.us installed (to monitor the exam) 5) An ID with your name and photo.

  • Is there any official recognition?

    Absolutely, the modex® results are certified by EFFAS (European federation of financial analysts societies) Please note that to get certified there is a minimum passing grade of 50%.

  • How long is the exam?

    You have two hours to complete the test. After 120 minutes, the test will close automatically.

  • Is the test in excel?

    Absolutely, you will be given an excel spreadsheet to do your workings, and then you will provide the relevant answer using our online questionnaire. This is the main part of the exam, although we will also include some conceptual questions which do not involve any excel calculation.

  • Is the exam a case study?

    Not really, the test is made up of different short questions, where we measure specific concepts. For example, you may have a short exercise related to inventory, and another where we assess if you can calculate the EBITDA.

  • How long will it take to get the results?

    The results are immediate, but we allow 24 hours to ensure that your workings are in place in the excel file (i.e. you did not guess the correct answer)

  • How many questions are included?

    Typically the tests include 20/25 questions, 10/15 are excel based, and 10 conceptual (related to the specific sector, but without the need to perform calculations)

  • Will you give me the solution and my mistakes?

    In the mock-up tests yes, you can have the solution, and you will be able to see your errors; however, for the real monitored modex test, we will not give you the solution. You will be able to see your result in areas of knowledge, but not question specific.

  • How many attempts do I have?

    You are purchasing the right to take one test. You can take it as many times as you like, but you will have to pay for each attempt.