## What Is the Capita Assessment Test?

The Capita Assessment Test is a three-part test conducted for candidates applying to the Scottish Government. Capita assessment questions are divided into three topics:

• Numerical Reasoning - Assess your ability to interpret numerical data and make decisions based upon it.
• Verbal Reasoning - Assess your ability to quickly understand the main idea of texts, analyze them, and reach reasonable conclusions.
• Situational Judgment Tests (SJT) - Assess your behaviour in work-related scenarios, and whether your expected behaviour is a good fit for the job you are after.

Below we provide a broader explanation of each topic, including one sample question for each.

Note: For apprenticeship positions, Capita uses the Arctic Shores Assessment. Read more about it on our dedicated page.

## Capita Online Assessment Questions and Answers

Here is one sample question for each topic on your Capita Online Assessment Test:

### Capita Numerical Reasoning Sample Question

If Chinese Insurance Stocks comprise 3.5% of all Insurance securities (globally), approximately how many Insurance bonds are Chinese?

The Capita Assessment Test Preparation focuses on table and graph analysis - similar to the questions appearing in the Capita Assessment.

### Capita Verbal Reasoning Sample Question

Even though the minimum age for obtaining a driving license has increased in recent years a substantial increase in car sales over the corresponding years has resulted in a staggering rise in fatal car accident numbers. As the latest figures show, fatal car accidents are especially prevalent among young drivers who have less than five years of driving experience. Last winter 50 percent of all fatal road accidents involved drivers with up to five years of driving experience and an additional 15 percent were drivers who had between six to eight years of experience. The interim figures for the current year show that the massive advertisement campaign 'fighting accidents' has resulted in some improvements but the truth is that the number of younger drivers involved in fatal accidents is intolerably high.

Fatal car accidents are more prevalent amongst young drivers with six to eight years of experience than older drivers with similar experience.

The Capita Assessment Test Preparation will teach you how to approach the assessment's tricky True, False, Cannot Say questions.

### Capita SJT Sample Question

Sarah is a long-time member of your team. She is a valuable employee who has creative ideas and always gets her tasks done before anyone else while still maintaining high standards. She is knowledgeable, and new team members like to consult with her when in doubt. However, due to her valuableness to the team, she seems to feel free to come into work late and leave early, despite work policy. Other team members are frustrated about this behaviour, feeling that she gets special treatment.

How would you address this issue?

The Capita Assessment Test Preparation provides you with SJT practice tests specifically relevant for the position you are after.

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