Tools and Resources to Prep You for Psychometric Tests

Graduate jobs

November 28, 2019

Most employers recruiting under a graduate scheme include psychometric tests under the different stages of the screening process. Often in the earlier stage of the recruitment process, it is a common filtering tool for employers due to the standardised and non-subjective nature of the tests. 

There are different types of psychometric tests, each requiring a set of skills to crack them and preparation goes a long way. Which is why we have put together tips and resources for your preparation.

Types of psychometric tests

Usually, a psychometric test is either assessing the aptitude or the personality of the candidate.
An aptitude test will usually involve examine your ability and potential to learn a new skill related to the job you have applied for.

These include, but are not limited to, numerical tests, verbal reasoning tests, inductive reasoning tests, situational judgement test, logical reasoning tests.

A personality test is used to measure your behaviour, and assess your character. These will usually involve a series of questions, to which there’s no right or wrong answer here. So all you have to do is answer calmly and honestly. Employers usually use this information to gain insight into your temperament and inclination to help facilitate discussions during the later stages of interviews and mostly, to test your ability to take judgement calls within a time limit.

How can you practice these tests?

We have been going on and on about how practice is crucial for you to crack these tests. Here’s a quick glance at all the places you can brush up your skills:

You can make use of the following practice tests:

Apart from the practice tests there are a few things that can facilitate your skill finishing:

1. Work with number puzzles: Sudoku and puzzles like brain-teasers are good to get your mind working. Once the brain has been sufficiently teased, it becomes inclined to recognise patterns.
2. Work with word puzzles: Crosswords do for comprehension skills what Sudoku does for numerical skills. As simple as that.
3. Try and identify common mistakes that can be made in attempting these questions, make a checklist of such errors, and take a mental note of all these precautions from the checklist upon finishing the test.

Remember to brush up on your skills before taking the tests, and keeping a time-bound approach.

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