If you've been asked to sit an aptitude test or psychometric test as part of your job application, you will want to perform your best. By practising simulations of real tests you will be familiar with the layout of common test platforms (such as SHL and Kenexa) and the style of questions. Practising sometimes called 'test-retest effect' by psychometricians, generally has been shown to increase canddiates' scores by 5-20% depending on different sources.
Numerical reasoning tests are the type of test which candidates fear the most. Numerical tests assess candidates’ aptitude for interpreting graphical and tabular data, and performing numerical operations with the data. Find out about the different types of aptitude test employers use and practice some tests yourself...read more
Verbal reasoning tests assess candidates’ ability to understand and reasoning with written information. You will have to make inferences and recognise assumptions within statements. Verbal comprehension is a similar form of verbal test but there is less critical reasoning ability tested for these; it’s more just comprehension of written information...read more
Inductive reasoning tests are another type of timed aptitude test which have a strict time limit. Inductive reasoning tests require logical thinking skills and are used typically for engineering and analytical roles. Candidates must spot patterns, follow sequences and apply operators. Try a practice test now to improve your inductive reasoning skills...read more
Psychometric tests come in two distinct forms: aptitude tests (sometimes called ability tests); and personality questionnaires. For aptitude tests you should practice lots of questions, whilst personality questionnaires are rarely timed and do not have definite right or wrong answers. Within these categories there are lots of different types of psychometric test, all of which you can practice on our website...read more
You will probably have already taken at least one online test before you reach an assessment centre. At the assessment centre you will be asked to take exercises such as group exercises, analytical exercises, role play exercises, and probably more aptitude tests. Make sure you practice these all the types of exercise and tests...read more
In-tray exercises are used to assess candidates under a simulated working environment; you will have to quickly sift through myriad documents and quickly make decisions based on the information you find, which will include documents of varying importance, urgency and origin...read more
Situational judgement tests predict how you respond to situations which might occur in the workplace. For example how will you react when faced with a deadline dilemma? Are you more loyal to your boss or your colleagues? As with aptitude tests, practice will help familiarise you with this type of test...read more