Q) Who are AssessmentDay?
Answer: AssessmentDay are a professional team of individuals including charted occupational psychologists, researchers, and a programmers. Our mission is to provide customers with current, accurate practice aptitude tests to help you prepare for psychometric aptitude tests. We make it our job to find out as much as we can about the sometimes secretive world of psychometric testing, and pass on the knowledge to our customers. We are not a testing company who provide psychometric tests for employers; we provide only practice tests which means we are able to reveal to you and tutor you in the solutions to our questions.
Q) Please provide details about your service
Answer: We provide a series of online practice aptitude tests which mimic those used by employers in their selection processes. If you buy our tests you will have online access to the practice simulation software and also PDF versions of the questions and solutions so you may take a simulated test or print the questions for use offline. The best way to see what you will have access to is to look at our free sample tests; members get access to a similar thing but there are hundreds more questions and solutions.
Q) When will my book arrive?
Answer: There is no book to deliver. All of our service is online, accessed through a username and password.
Q) How long for delivery?
Answer: There is nothing to deliver, all our tests are accessed online using your username and password. You can print them off if you wanted to use them offline, or you can take them at your PC.
Q) How can I get started using your tests?
Answer: Just click 'Sign Up' in the top right hand corner of our website and you can choose which test package you want to buy. Complete the online payment process and you will get immediate access to the members' area via a username and password.
About the tests
Q) Can I see some free samples of the practice tests?
Answer: Yes, we have free samples on our website. Go to either the numerical, verbal or inductive reasoning sections on our site and scroll to about a third of the way down the page. We have free samples for all our tests and this is the best way to see what you will be getting with the full products.
Q) Will your practice tests run on a Mac?
Answer: Yes. The AssessmentDay tests run using Adobe Flash and therefore run on any browser which supports Flash (i.e. Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Opera, Chrome, SeaMonkey, Flock, etc.)
Q) Where do you get your tests from?
Answer: Most of our questions are written by the same chartered occupational psychologists who write the real questions used by employers. The remainder are written by us after dissecting real employer aptitude tests. Either way, you can be sure of the accuracy and relevance of the practice tests contained on our site.
Q) Who are the AssessmentDay practice tests designed for?
Answer: If you are a job seeker and someone has invited you to take an aptitude test, you should practice beforehand to increase your chances of success. Whilst our practice tests cover a range of difficulty levels up to senior management level, our practice tests are especially suited to graduate roles.
Most employers use selection tests nowadays to help them sift through applicants. Try to find out about the tests you are being asked to take; don’t be afraid of asking the employer directly. If the tests include either numerical reasoning, verbal reasoning, or inductive reasoning our tests will help. Note that personality tests are also sometimes used by employers, we do not provide practice personality tests, only practice aptitude tests.
Q) Are your tests similar to SHL?
Answer: Yes. Chartered occupational psychologists write our questions to replicate the same style and format of the major test publishers, which include SHL, Kenexa and Cubiks. In fact, some of our question writers have worked for these same test publishers, so they know what the questions are like. Our questions are not exactly the same questions used by SHL because they hold the copyright to them, but our questions are a close approximation to them.
Q) How difficult are your tests / what level of job selection tests do your tests replicate?
Answer: The style and format of all employer ability tests are standardised and consequently our tests will almost certainly be of the same style and format. What does vary between employers and roles however is the difficulty. The difficulty of our tests spans from graduate scheme level to senior management level. If you are applying for something like a director's position at an accountancy firm, you will have to face the most difficult tests available and you will find our practice are easier than your real test. For most jobs however, our tests will cover the level of difficulty you will face for real. For a good idea of how difficult other people rate our tests, see our feedback page.
Q) Is it ethical to practice these tests before my real test?
Answer: Yes, our practice tests are ethical because they are not the same questions employers actually use; they are close approximations to those questions. Testing companies and employers actually encourage candidates to practise so that the results are taken from a level playing field. It's inevitable some candidates are going to prepare, and it would not be representative to compare those with candidates who did no practice. Companies are testing an applicant's specific ability, not how quickly they get used to a testing interface.
Q) What's the difference between a psychometric test and an aptitude test?
Answer: An aptitude test is a type of psychometric test. The phrase psychometric test is an umbrella term used to describe two streams of scientific testing: personality questionnaires and ability (or aptitude) testing. Personality questionnaires are concerned with character traits such as positive thinking and honesty, whereas ability tests are concerned with cognitive aptitude and capacity to analyse.
Q) Will my employer be able to find out if I've used your practice tests?
Answer: No. We have strict privacy policies and never reveal who has used our tests. In the interest of keeping our test questions relevant, we invite customers to leave feedback on how accurate our tests have been. This feedback is visible to the public but all identifiable information (e.g. your username or email address) are kept strictly private.
Q) I have only one day before my real test, is this enough?
Answer: Yes. We recommend you try at least four practice tests before taking your real test. If you have time to do more, then even better. Since our tests are available immediately online after payment, you can leave it right up to the last minute to order. Don't trade practice for sleep though; make sure you get a good night's sleep before your real test.
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