Candidate Tips & Advice
Psychometrics is the field of study concerned with the theory and technique of educational and psychological measurement.
There are commonly two types of test:
- Aptitude test: assess your abilities
- Personality questionnaires: which build up a profile of your characteristics
Many employers believe that such tests give a good idea of whether you are able to do the job, and if your personality is suited to that of the job and the company.
Aptitude Tests: These test your critical reasoning skills under timed conditions. A typical test may have three sections each testing a different ability, such as verbal reasoning, numerical reasoning. The test would normally be about 30 minutes long for 30 questions.
Personality Tests: Questions tend to focus on; how you relate to other people, your work style, your ability to deal with emotions (your own and others); your motivations; determination and general outlook and your ability to handle stressful situations. There are no right or wrong answers, just be yourself.