Graduate numerical reasoning tests are amongst the most common graduate aptitude tests employers use to weed out prospective job candidates. But what if you took hardly any maths courses in university? What if maths problems take you a long time to perform? Don't worry; JobTestPrep has created an exclusive practice hub to help you pass the test and get the graduate job or scheme you want.
JobTestPrep offers an A to Z preparation hub for graduate numerical tests. Our PrepPack™ features the largest pool of online practice questions, including over 1,500 questions with full answer explanations. Completing our comprehensive practice experience are study guides and instructional video tutorials.
Our PrepPack™ allows you to advance at your own pace from basic concepts to advanced graph and table questions. You can also review and practise financial concepts that are relevant for many graduate jobs.
The pack is specially tailored for graduates and will help you prepare for various numerical reasoning exams, such as the CEB SHL, Talent Q, Kenexa, Cubiks, Saville, Criterion Partnership, Hadson, cut-e, Pearson, and RANRA tests.
There are many assessment companies that deliver numerical reasoning tests for graduates. Each provides a different test with its own unique characteristics, and it’s important to get to know them in order to pass the test. The following are the main numerical tests a graduate can expect to take, all of which are covered in our PrepPack™:
Graduate numerical reasoning tests usually assess the ability to read, interpret, and analyse numerical data and perform calculations typically involving percentages, ratios, and currency conversions, amongst other operations.
Graduate scheme numerical tests are most common in the financial sector, but just about any employer can use them in the graduate recruitment process. Tests can be given online as a pre-test or as part of the assessment centre. Many large consulting and finance companies include numerical reasoning tests in their recruitment process, such as the Macquarie psychometric assessment. These tests will vary slightly in format and content depending on the test provider; JobTestPrep offers preparation that mimics the style of different providers, for example, our Cubiks online assessment preparation.
The following is a classic example of a numerical reasoning problem for the graduate level. Try to solve it before reading the explanation below:
Which company had the lowest absolute percentage change in share price from opening to closing?
The correct answer is (D). While it is possible to calculate the change in percentage of the stock price for each company, another option is to simply search through the table for a possible solution.
Note that Baegon’s difference is the smallest, while it also has the second highest opening stock price of all the companies. Therefore, an educated guess without any calculations would be that Baegon's had the lowest percentage change.
The full calculation is as follows:
Percentage change = (close price − open price)/open price
Pinks: (1.41 − 1.32)/1.32 = 0.0681 = 6.81% increase
Calico: (2.93 − 3.27)/3.27 = -0.104 = 10.4% decrease
Treiley: (1.79 − 1.63)/1.63 = 0.0982 = 9.82% increase
Baegon: (2.51 − 2.45)/2.45 = 0.0245 = 2.45% increase
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