Psychometric Tests for Engineers, Personality Test and Assessment Centre Preparation

Have you been invited to take an engineering psychometric test, for example numerical, mechanical or spatial reasoning? Learn more about engineering psychometric tests and how we can help you prepare for them.
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Many engineering employers will ask you to undertake a set of assessments during your recruitment process. As well as aptitude tests, you may be expected to take a personality test, or give a presentation, or a case study or written exercise. The assessments you can expect will depend on the type of engineering you are engaged in, and the employer you are applying to.

Engineering Sectors

There are any number of engineering sectors, each of which contains a range of different jobs. Our table lists just some of the engineering groups you could belong to.

Biomedical engineersChemical engineersCivil engineers
Computer hardware engineerElectrical engineerMechanical engineer
Software engineerSystems engineersTelecommunications engineer
Aeronautical engineerAutomotive engineerNuclear engineers

Engineering Psychometric Tests

Psychometric tests for engineers include a wide range of exercises all aimed at assessing your work styles and in-work decision making. Some psychometric tests will be online tests, others will take place at your engineering assessment centre.

Examples of psychometric tests you may encounter as part of your engineering recruitment process include:

Personality test - this test assesses the match up between your personality and work styles and the job description and company values.

Situational judgement test - an SJT looks at how you respond in certain work situations. You are given a written scenario based on a situation you can expect to experience in this job, and asked to choose the best course of action based on a list of options.

Case study exercise - in a case study you are usually given a set of documents as background. You are then generally asked to prepare either a written or verbal brief (presentation) on the information you have just read. The case study is based on a piece of work you may need to do in your job. This exercise may require you to make maths calculations, use your technical knowledge, write or present key points using English skills, and analyse the material to create your argument.

Role play exercises - role play exercises ask you to act out your response to a work scenario that you could expect in your job. The aim of a role play is for you to slip into work mode, and use your judgement to present your solution to the scenario.

Prepare For Your Psychometric Tests

Preparation is key for any psychometric test. By preparing you will be able to put yourself into the work persona of the role you are applying to. This in turn will help you improve the impression that you present to the assessors. Find out more about preparing for these assessments with JobTestPrep.

Many engineering recruitment process also include engineering aptitude tests at some point in the recruitment. Find out more about these tests, and how to prepare for them on our engineering aptitude test page.

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