Psychometric tests

What is a psychometric test?

As organisations place more emphasis on cultural fit, psychometric testing is becoming more common during the hiring and selection process.

Psychometric tests examine an individual’s capabilities and preferences, to provide data that can help assess a candidate’s “fit” for a role and organisation.

Psychometric tests might sound intimidating, but they are simply a standardised way of gathering information about a candidate. The applicant’s responses are assessed by someone who’s trained in psychometric assessments, so that the employer can understand and contextualise test results and compare it to others’ results.

If you have been asked to complete ability assessments, we strongly recommend you do some practice assessments. These can be found below and are similar to those you may have been asked to complete.

Numerical reasoning test

Numerical reasoning tests assess your knowledge of Ratios, Percentage Increase/Decrease, Cost and Sales Analysis, Rates and Trends, and Currency Conversions. To solve the problems you are usually allowed to use a calculator, but all other knowledge must come from your head!

Abstract    reasoning test
The abstract reasoning test is also called the conceptual reasoning test. It measures your lateral thinking skills or fluid intelligence, which are your ability to quickly identify patterns, logical rules and trends in new data, integrate this information, and apply it to solve problems.


Verbal      reasoning test
The verbal reasoning test measures your ability to understand verbal information, think logically about written information, accurately draw logical conclusions, produce written reports, and convey information to others in a clear and simple manner.


What is an online psychometric assessment?

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Preparing for your psychometric test

Psychometric tests are standard tests that rely on data to examine your capability. Here are some general hints and tips for completing online psychometric assessments.