Aptitude tests are used to determine an individual's ability/potential to succeed in a certain task, with no prior knowledge or training. Aptitude tests can be used in school exams and are frequently used as part of a pre-employment assessment.
Employers use aptitude tests to help them make the right hiring decision; aptitude tests are a proven tool used to identify those who are best equipped to carry out any given role.Aptitude tests can be held as an adjunct to an interview, or online, in the comfort of your own home.
The good thing about aptitude tests, besides the fact that they are a great way of improving your thought processing and memory skills, is that you can prepare for them. Read more about the different types of aptitude tests by clicking the categories below and try our free practice tests.
There are thousands of aptitude tests out there – we have divided the most common aptitude tests into categories below. Click to learn more and to try a free practice test.
Broadly speaking there are three types of aptitude tests:
Aptitude tests are designed to be challenging and to ensure that you do as well as you possibly can there really is no substitute for practice.
Ensure that you take the time to familiarise yourself with the sorts of questions that are on the tests, and ideally take a few practice tests. This will give you a feel for what is involved and help you identify whether there are any areas you need to work on.
Numerical reasoning tests, for example, often benefit from a refresher of basic maths techniques.
Make sure that you are giving yourself the best possible chance for success for finding the right environment for your test; somewhere quiet where you won’t be disturbed.
Work quickly but accurately and ensure you take a few seconds to double check you’ve understood the question and that you’ve actually selected the answer you had in mind.
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