An aptitude test is designed to determine an individual’s suitability for a role and to give the employer an idea if they would be successful. You may be asked to do one of these tests online at an interview or job trial.
Most common aptitude tests:
- Numerical Reasoning Tests – Dealing with numbers.
- Verbal Reasoning Tests – Questions based on text.
- Personality Tests – Giving an idea on an individual’s personality.
- Logical Reasoning Tests – Measuring mental ability.
- Diagrammatic or Abstract Reasoning Tests –To quickly identify patterns/data.
- Critical Thinking Tests – Dealing with an arguable situation.
Tips for passing an aptitude test:
- Practice – Take practice tests online to give you an idea on what sort of questions you may come across. The more you practice, the more confident you will be.
Tip: ‘Practice Aptitude Tests’ have some great free tests that you can use to practice.
- Don’t rush – Read the question carefully and more than once. If this is rushed, you may misread the question and put an incorrect answer.
- Manage your time – If you are unsure on something, move on and go back to it later as you may take up to much time thinking about it.
- Avoid distraction – Make sure there is nothing around you that will cause distraction.
- Be equipped – Make sure to bring spare paper, a calculator and a few pens in case you are limited to what the company give you.
- Ask for feedback – By asking for feedback, you can see what your strengths and weaknesses are. This will help you in the future.
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