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8 October 2012: AssessmentDay Present at Cass Business School

On Monday 8th October Oliver Savill from AssessmentDay delivered two practice test sessions with Q&As to MSc and MBA students at Cass Business School. The morning session covered numerical psychometric tests, and the later session covered verbal psychometric tests. Each session attracted around 60 delegates, who sat an online test and received feedback on their scores. After experiencing a simulated test, the students got to ask Oliver questions about psychometric testing and how employers tend to use various aptitude tests for selection. The objective of both sessions was to help applicants prepare for taking a psychometric test.

Practise makes perfect with verbal reasoning tests

These days, there are many forms of aptitude test in operation. Indeed, firms are increasingly using such means of assessment as a way to differentiate between candidates at various stages of the job seeking process.

One of the most common forms of the psychometric test is verbal reasoning. This is no surprise given the importance of such abilities in many jobs. You might at first think it is easy to sail through such challenges. After all, you are likely to use verbal reasoning in your everyday life on a frequent basis.

However, it is not quite as simple as this. When you combine the pressure of the aptitude test scenario with the crafty way in which some of the questions are worded, it can be harder than you think to perform well in such situations.

This is why it is so important to get plenty of practise in before you are thrust into these high-pressure situations. By familiarising yourself with the format of the assessments and making sure you are able to get through them within the specified time limits, you can significantly enhance your chances of success.

In general, verbal reasoning tests take the form of a written passage and a number of questions based on this with the options of true, false or cannot say.

By running through tests like this, you can avoid making unnecessary mistakes when the big day arrives. Therefore, it might well be worth your while investing in some sample assessments.

Regardless of the type of psychometric test you are going to take for your job application, we should have the perfect trial versions here at AssessmentDay.