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  Pre-Employment Testing




Psychometric tests are now an integral part of the employment process. Companies may use a variety of intelligence and skill-based psychometric tests in order to filter the large amount of candidates applying for a position. When applying for a job you are likely to be sent a number of online aptitude tests that you will need to pass in order to continue. Afterwards you may be invited to an assessment centre and asked to complete more tests and interviews.

Below we’ve provided links to practice resources for the tests that you are most likely to face when applying for a job.



SITUATIONAL JUDGEMENT TESTS

Situational Judgment Tests, (SJT’s for short) require you to provide solutions or decisions for various work-based scenarios. They are designed to assess which core values or competencies are important to you during the decision making process.

NUMERICAL REASONING TESTS

These are numerical and mathematical based assessments. The tests require an understanding of basic math principles and often include questions dealing with graphs, percentages and ratios.

VERBAL REASONING TESTS

These tests are designed to assess your comprehension and analytical understanding. Verbal reasoning tests often use paragraphs of text and sentences to test your reading abilities. Other verbal reasoning questions may test your grammar and vocabulary.

WATSON-GLASER TESTS

These are critical thinking appraisal tests. They are very popular and are often used for prospective lawyers. Additionally, Watson-Glaser tests are used for a number of professions that require analytical and critical thinking.

NON-VERBAL TESTS

These tests can include a variety of aptitude tests that make use of shapes and patterns for spatial understanding and logical reasoning skills.

PERSONALITY TESTS

These are general personality tests or questionnaires used by companies to assess certain characteristics and innate traits in candidates.