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What Is Special About Talent Q Test?

Talent Q aptitude tests are very challenging because of their special format: it is adaptive, which means that the difficulty level of each question depends on your success in the previous question. If you answer correctly, the next question will be more difficult. If you answer incorrectly, the next question will be easier. Thus, your score takes into account not only the number of correct answers, but also the highest difficulty level you’ve reached.

Talent Q tests have a time limit in which to complete each question, between 60 to 90 seconds to complete each question.


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✎ Talent Q Elements
For managing positions and graduate roles


✎ Talent Q Aspects
For entry-level jobs (e.g retail, apprenticeships, and customer service)


Talent Q Elements - for managing positions and graduate roles

The Talent Q Elements test is very challenging, even compared to other assessment tests taken by candidates for higher-level positions. The skills they require are more complex and the time constraints are respectively more pronounced.

The Talent Q Elements test made up of three sections. Remember you will have very little time in each section. Thus, to ensure that you can to utilise every second, it is important to try the sample questions below and practise as much as you can. You can find many test simulations with explanations, experts tips, and study guides in our full tailored PrepPack™.

 

Let’s go through each of the three sections to better familiarise you with the structure:

✔ Verbal section
Assess your ability to interpret verbal information, draw conclusions and inferences. You are asked to state what is a correct statement based on a long text section. You have 16 minutes to answer 15 questions. 

✔ Numerical section
Assess your ability to understand and analyze numerical data presented in data-packed tables and graphs. This test includes multiple-choice questions with a large number of answer options to choose from, and a tight time frame. You will have 16 minutes to answer 12 questions. 

✔ Logical section
Measures your ability to discover abstract rules and patterns and apply them to find the continuation of a sequence. In this section you are required to discern patterns from complex sets of symbols ordered in 3X3 matrices. You will have 15 minutes to answer 12 questions.

 

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Sample Questions & Tips to Crush Your Coming Talent Q Elements Test

Talent-Q Elements Logical Test - Sample Question

Please identify the missing symbol:

Talent-Q Elements Logical Test

The correct answer:

Talent-Q Elements Logical Test

In each row the right cell consists of a duplication of the right symbol from the middle cell and an addition of a new symbol between the two identical symbols.

The complete logic:
In each row, the symbols in the middle cell are a combination of the symbols from the left and right (i.e. outer) cells so that:

✻  The left symbol in the middle cell is identical to the outer symbols in the left cell.
✻ The right symbol in the middle cell is identical to the outer symbols in the right cell.
he middle symbol in all three cells is different from all the other symbols in the row.

 

 

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expert tips  Expert Tip: If there is more than one symbol in a cell, the way they’re ordered inside the cell might matter. Be sure to consider this possibility before answering a question.

Use your time wisely: Although this test doesn’t give you much time to answer each question, doing so quickly will not add on more time for the next question either.

Therefore, use every one of your 75 seconds to answer as best as you can.

Talent-Q Elements Verbal Test - Sample Question

Labour Crisis
A prolonged labour market recession is in the making as long-term unemployment is on the rise and many workers are becoming excluded from the labour market. The shift to austerity measures has further deteriorated labour market conditions in countries hit by the debt crisis. The depressed employment situation has been accompanied by growing job precariousness for those who have a job. The incidence of part-time work has risen significantly as has that of temporary employment.

Given the significant slowdown in economic growth, job loss can increase severely as businesses tend to decrease expenditure, leading to higher unemployment. At the same time, the crisis has resulted in the contraction of bank credit for small and medium-sized businesses and this, in turn, has reduced the growth in self-employment.
Measures that will increase employment and speed up economic growth should be taken promptly. Given the impossibility of financing expenditures with deficits, one can realistically suggest budget-neutral increases in training programmes and subsidies to businesses. This must be coupled with government programmes to facilitate credit to small- and medium- sized businesses, financed with increases in taxes in other areas such as environmental or tourist taxes that will not distort the economy adversely.
Adapted from europa.eu

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Which one of the following is NOT given as a cause of the labour market recession?

Talent-Q Elements Verbal Test - Sample Question

The correct answer is C.

The question asks us to identify 5 causes (or potential causes) of the recession and 1 that is not a cause. Let us go over the distracters and find the corresponding sections in the text that relate to them:

A) Given as a cause: ’the shift to austerity measures has further deteriorated labour market conditions’.

B) Given as a cause: ’job loss can increase severely as businesses tend to decrease expenditure’.

C) Given as a symptom: ’the depressed employment situation has been accompanied by… part-time work has risen significantly..’. In other words the proliferation of part-time jobs is a symptom of increased unemployment, not a cause of it.

D) Given as a cause: ’a prolonged labour market recession is in the making as...many workers are becoming excluded from the labour market’.

E) Given as a result and a consequent cause: ’at the same time, the crisis has resulted in the contraction of bank credit for small and medium-sized businesses and in turn reduced the growth in self-employment,’ which in turn negatively effects the labour market.

F) Given as a cause: ’a prolonged labour market recession is in the making as long-term unemployment is on the rise’.

The only answer that is not a cause or a potential cause of the labour crisis is: answer C.

 

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expert tips  Experts Tip: First, look over the initial 5-6 words in the paragraph, to get an idea of the topic presented. Afterwards, read the question and answer options, to understand what information you need to find. Finally, finish reading over the paragraph to be sure that your answer is correct!

Don’t skip over questions thinking that you’ll get back to them later - the strict time constraints in Talent Q verbal tests make this impossible to do. If you think a question is taking you too long, take your best guess and move on to the next.

Talent-Q Elements Numerical Test - Sample Question

 

revelian test sample question

*  OS = Over seas
** Percent out of full tuition fee

 How many BA overseas (OS) students study in the UK?

A) 156,000
B) 210,725
C) 236,700
D) 301,000
E) 339,750
F) 342,500
G) 571,975
H) 721,000
I) 874,000
J) 1,021,200

The correct answer is (H). 

The table is plentiful with different types of data; however, the only information that is relevant for answering the question is the number of students studying for a BA in each department (2nd column from the left) and the percentage of OS students out of it (6th column from the left).

To answer the question, you need to calculate the number of OS students for each department. For instance, in the History department there are 250 thousand BA students, of which 10% are OS students. So, the number of OS students in the History department is: 250,000 x 10% = 250,000 x 0.1 = 25,000 (for simplicity, you can omit the thousands throughout the calculation and add it in the end). In a similar way, you can calculate the number of BA OS students in each of the departments:

revelian test

Finally, sum up all the departments to get the total number of OS students (remember to add the thousands):
(25 + 135 + 354 + 17 + 124 + 63 + 3) x 1,000 = 721,000

Thus, the correct answer is 721,000.

 

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experts tips  Expert Tip: As a result of the great number of answer choices, it is not recommended to solve the questions using the method of estimation.


How Are Talent-Q Tests Scored?

Your raw score in the Talent Q Elements test is based on all the correct answers you have accumulated, while taking the difficulty level of each question into account. Your score is then compared to an appropriate comparison group of your would be employer's choosing and your score will be placed in a percentile.

The score percentile is the percent of test takers in that answered as well as you and below. Your score is compared to the scores of thousands of people who took this test in the past, usually called a "norm group". The fact you'll be compared against a norm group means that you will not only need to reach a certain number of correct answers, but also surpass your competitors' scores in order to get the job. Click the link to read more about Talent-Q test test results and score report


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Talent Q Aspects: for entry-level jobs

The Talent Q Aspects test made up of three sections. Remember you will have very little time in each section. Thus, to ensure that you can to utilise every second, it is important to try the sample questions and practise as much as you can.  You can find many test simulations with explanations, experts tips, and study guides in our full tailored PrepPack™.

Let’s go through each of the three sections to better familiarise you with the structure:

✔ Verbal section
Assess your ability to interpret verbal information, draw conclusions and inferences, and generally comprehend written material.

✔ Numerical section
Assess your ability to understand and analyze numerical data presented in tables.

✔ Checking section
Measures your attention to detail by having you compare detailed numbers and codes and determine whether they are identical.

 

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Sample Questions

Talent Q Aspects Verbal Test - Sample Question

 

Secure Password Selection
The importance of picking a good, secure password cannot be emphasised enough.
The main reason people gain unauthorised access to a password-protected system is that they manage to guess the password.
Once someone else has obtained your passwords, they may use your accounts to see your private data, alter or destroy personal files or even perform illegal activities in your name.

The following guidelines will protect you from someone finding out your password and using your account illegally:
1. Make your password long as possible. Always use at least 6 characters, at least two of which are numeric.
2. The use of personal information (i.e. name, phone number and address) in your password should be avoided.
3. Do not use words or names that are listed in standard dictionaries.
4. Do not use passwords that are easy to detect while typing them in. Passwords such as ‘12345’ should be avoided.

Which of these words mean the same as ’detect’ in the fourth clause?
A) locate
B) point
C) notice
D) create

The meaning of the word ’detect’ in the context of the passage is: ’notice’.

 

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Talent Q Aspects Numerical Test - Sample Question

 

Talent Q Aspects Numerical Test - Sample Question

If every meeting is also attended by the CEO and his secretary, what is the maximum number of people attending one meeting?

A) 9
B) 14
C) 11
D) 13
E) 15
F) 7

The maximum number of people who attended a meeting, according to the table, is: 9.

The CEO and his secretary equal 2 extra people attending each meeting.

Therefore, 9+2= 11 people.

Talent Q Aspects Error Checking Test - Sample Question

 

In the table below, are the two highlighted sets of information the same? 

Talent Q Aspects Error Checking Test - Sample Question

Yes, All items are identical.

  

 

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FAQs

Yes, they are considered to be more difficult than most other pre-employment assessment tests.

They are considered so for 3 main reasons:

1) Talent-Q tests present you with many options from which to choose your answer (sometimes up to 30 options)

2) These test provide a very limited time frame to complete each questions.

3) These tests are adaptive - meaning they become more difficult with every correct answer.

There are 2 more reasons these tests are harder than many others:

1) They offer a lot of data to be processed (whether in tables, graphs, long text sections or noisy matrices).

2) Some questions require 2 right answers instead of 1, which means that you'll have to give extra attention to the instructions given in each question.

In adaptive tests every question may have a different level of difficulty.

The level of difficulty you will encounter will be determined by the answer you gave to the previous question.

If you answer correctly, the test will automatically increase the difficulty level. If you answer incorrectly, the test will decrease the difficulty.

This means that no two people will likely take the exact same test.

It also means that you can answer fewer questions than someone else and still get a better score, since you answered more of yours correctly.

Talent-Q test are built so that it would be very difficult to answer all questions in time.

Yes. With proper practise and resources, you can enhance your logical and analytical skills in order to locate the underlying pattern in each sequence of cells within the given period of time.

Korn Ferry, the company that administers the Talent-Q tests say as much on their website:

"Putting time into practising the kinds of questions you may face in ability tests is the best way of maximising your performance and boosting your confidence."

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You will most likely not get a chance to ask questions during the actual test.

When you are invited to take the test, you will have an opportunity to ask questions about it before your testing day.

Most tests do not allow breaks during the exam. Take care of everything you need before you begin.  

Usually, no. If you are applying for a specific role, you will only have one chance to take the tests during the hiring process.

You will either be required to take the exam on-site at the company’s location or online while sitting in a quiet area.

There are a variety of employers who use these tests as part of their recruitment process to choose which candidate to hire. 

Several well-known companies who use this test include: SAB Investments, Frontline and Alinta.

 

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