Psychometric Testing

Psychometric tests are method used to measure individuals' mental capabilities and behavioural style. Psychometric tests are designed to measure candidates' suitability for a role based on the required personality characteristics and aptitude (or cognitive abilities).

Ability Tests

Measure the general skills appropriate to your education and experience

Aptitude Tests

Assess your potential to pick up new skills. Can be Numerical, Verbal, Abstract etc.

Numerical Reasoning

Assess your basic arithmetic and ability to interpret data, graphs, charts or statistics.

Verbal Reasoning

Explore your ability to understand and evaluate written information.

Spatial Awareness

Reveal your spatial awareness and ability to spot patterns.

Inductive Reasoning

Inductive reasoning tests measure the ability to work flexibly with unfamiliar information and find solutions.  People who perform well on these tests tend to have a greater capacity for conceptual and analytical thought.

Personality Questionnaires

Assess how your character might suit a role or evaluate which part of the business you would work best in.  There are no right or wrong answers, so it’s best to answer honestly. 

Top Tips

  • Ensure you have a watch/timer.
  • Follow instructions carefully
  • Use the practice examples.
  • Note the number of questions and time allowed.
  • Work as quickly as possible.
  • If you don’t know, take an educated guess.
  • Don’t waste time on questions that baffle you.
  • Don’t be disheartened if you don’t finish. Accuracy can be as important as speed.
  • Skip questions if you are stuck and go back if you have time
  • Go back to basic maths percentages, ratios etc.
  • Puzzles such as Sudoku will help with recognition of number patterns.
  • Verbal: think about meaning; analyse reports in papers to see what they really mean.

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