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Psychometric tests are used by employers to determine if your values, personality, or aptitudes match the demands of the job. Personality tests determine your 'fit' with the organisational values and work ethic. Aptitude tests include numerical, verbal and abstract reasoning which assess your ability to:
Testing is usually conducted online. You maybe sent a link to complete in your own time, or the tests may be conducted as part of an assessment centre. There is usually a limited amount of time to complete each test.
Measures your ability to understand written information and to evaluate arguments about this information.
Assesses your understanding of tables of statistical and numerical data as well as your ability to make logical deductions.
Measures your 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.
Assesses your ability to make good judgements and respond appropriately in workplace situations. For example, you may be presented with a situation, and asked to select one response that you feel would be the most effective and one that would be the least effective.
Identifies your preferred style of working to assess how well you would fit within certain work environments and teams, or how you may cope with the job requirements. While there are no right or wrong answers, it is important to answer these questions thinking about yourself in the workplace rather than with family or with friends.
Used to understand how conditions found in the workplace could affect your motivation (i.e. whether you would work harder or not in a given situation). Again, there are no right or wrong answers.