Types of psychometric assessments
If you have been invited to attend an Assessment Centre for psychometric assessment, you will be going through a variety of exercises so we can measure your behaviour across various work situations.
Below is an overview of the types of exercises you may expect on your assessment centre day. Not every assessment centre consists of all of these exercises, but often a number of these are used during psychometric assessments.
- Aptitude tests: Numerical, verbal and abstract reasoning tests, which give an indication of a candidate’s ability to reason with and make correct decisions based on work-related information.
To help you prepare for aptitude tests, you can take some practice exercises here:
- Abstract Reasoning for Junior Managers (Level 2)
- Abstract Reasoning for Middle/Senior Managers (Level 3)
- Numerical Reasoning for Administrative & Blue Collar Roles (Level 1)
- Numerical Reasoning for Middle/Senior Managers (Level 3)
- Verbal Reasoning for Administrative & Blue Collar Roles – Set 1 (Level 1)
- Verbal Reasoning for Administrative & Blue Collar Roles – Set 2 (Level 1)
- Verbal Reasoning for Middle/Senior Managers (Level 3)
- Personality / Motivational questionnaires: a series of questions that measure your personality preferences and/or motivational drivers.
- Simulation exercises
- In-tray exercise: individual written exercise in which you will be asked to solve problems and make decisions, based on a number of letters and memos.
- Interactive exercises or role plays:
- Analysis and Presentation exercise: we observe how you analyse a range of data and make a presentation of your solutions to a superior.
- Management exercise: a face-to-face discussion with another role player who may be your colleague, superior or direct report.
- Commercial exercise: we observe how you analyse a range of data relating to a commercial problem and how you interact with a potential client.
- Group exercise: here we look at how you interact with other participants during a group discussion.
- Competency Based Interview: a structured, in-depth interview to gather relevant information on specific competencies by means of specific situations or examples. Click here to view a list of sample competency based interview questions and how to answer them.