There are types of aptitude tests. Learn more about each type of aptitude test below, and get all the information you need about the aptitude tests used in selection processes and assessment centres.
Verbal Reasoning: A verbal reasoning test is an aptitude test that measures the ability to comprehend complex written materials and deduct relevant information and conclusions. Verbal reasoning tests also include spelling, grammar, logic, and vocabulary tests. Different aptitude tests are administered to candidates in different professions.
Numerical Reasoning: A numerical reasoning test includes a wide range of aptitude tests, varying from basic arithmetic tests to "estimation tests" and advanced numerical reasoning tests. "Estimation tests" measure a candidate's speed in making educated mathematical estimations, while advanced numerical reasoning tests measure a candidate's ability to interpret complex data presented in various graphic forms and to deduce information and conclusions.
Logical Reasoning: These aptitude tests measure logical reasoning and perceptual reasoning skills. They do not rely on acquired linguistic or numeric abilities, but on innate abilities. They are often called non-verbal reasoning tests. Other popular tests in this category include abstract reasoning, inductive reasoning, deductive reasoning, and the Watson-Glaser.
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There is not a single common aptitude test structure; the format and the content of aptitude tests can vary greatly between one test provider and another, and even between different job levels and positions from within the same company.
However, the typical structure of an aptitude test is usually comprised of 3 - 5 test sections (verbal section, numerical section, etc.). Each section includes 10 - 30 questions, depending on the complexity of each question (the more complex the test, fewer questions will be asked) and the knowledge level required of the candidate for that specific skill (the higher the job level, the more questions that will be asked).
Completing a series of aptitude tests normally take at least an hour of the candidates' time, but usually no more than 3 hours (there might be breaks in between sections).
Certain sectors and positions require an aptitude test that measures specific skills. There are many such niche aptitude tests, all of which can be practised here:
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It is crucial to practise aptitude tests in advance. Preparing in advance substantially reduces anxiety because you know exactly what to expect on test day.
JobTestPrep offers practice materials for various kinds of aptitude tests. Aside from the tests that you see on this page, there are many different test providers and your test can come from any one of these. Below, you will see some different testing company names you may recognise. To learn about them and practise our tests that are styled on them click on the links below.
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