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What form do aptitude tests take?
When you apply for a job, you may well be asked to take a psychometric test or aptitude test.
Aptitude tests are a way for potential employers to assess your skills and capabilities, and a successful test may make all the difference between eventually getting the job – or not.
But what form do aptitude tests take? There are a number of different kinds, and you may have to tackle one or more during an assessment day set up by an employer.
One kind of aptitude test is the verbal reasoning test, which normally involves a written passage and some questions with possible True, False or Cannot Say responses.
One way to do well is to make sure you know the full meaning of each response, and on our Assessment Day site, you can find tips on understanding this fully, as well as trying a free sample test. You can then download further aptitude tests so you can keep practicing until you are comfortable.
Another kind of aptitude test is the inductive reasoning test. People sometimes call these diagrammatic or abstract reasoning tests, and should always be practised. They often pop up selection processes for people in the field of IT and engineering, where logical thinking is important.
With practice, it becomes more easy to think logically and methodically to spot patterns in the sequence of graphics you are presented with, and finish the test in plenty of time, while showing off your abilities in the way that you would wish.