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Psychometric testing

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. Aptitude tests include numerical, verbal and abstract reasoning which assess your ability to:

  • think laterally
  • solve problems under pressure
  • grasp new concepts quickly
  • apply learned knowledge to specific work tasks

Testing is usually conducted online. You may be 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.


Types of tests

Verbal reasoning

Measures your ability to understand written information and to evaluate arguments about this information.

Numerical reasoning

Assesses your understanding of tables of statistical and numerical data as well as your ability to make logical deductions.

Inductive reasoning

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.

Interview style

Assesses your ability to make good judgements and respond appropriately in workplace situations.

Personality

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. There are no right or wrong answers.

Motivation

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.


Practice tests

Practicing psychometric tests will make you more familiar with the types of questions and help you perform at your best.

Practice tests online:


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