PI LI Test - Advice and Practice Resources (formerly known as PLI)

Are you expecting to take the PI Learning Indicator (Predictive Index Learning Indicator) as part of your job application process? Here at JobTestPrep we have prepared a complete package for you enabling you to take the test in complete confidence with the understanding of every aspect of this test.
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In this article we will go through the different parts of this test and how you can succeed when you come to take it as part of your job application.

Are the PLI and PI LI the Same Test?

Yes. The PLI is the same test as the PI LI. The only thing that changed was the name of the exam.

On the PI LI test you are given 50 questions to answer in a 12 minute time frame. There are three different types of questions to answer and they are spread evenly throughout the test. On the PI LI test system you have to work your way through 10 pages with each page containing five questions. The five questions are a mixture of three different subjects.

The Subjects

There are four subject matters in the PI LI test and they measure your cognitive ability on a variety of different learning levels. These include:

  1. Learning ability
  2. The ability to adjust to different situations
  3. Problem solving skills
  4. Understanding and acting upon specific instructions

These abilities and skills are assessed and validated during this test with three different question types which will be explained below:

  1. Numerical Reasoning
  2. Verbal/Logical Reasoning
  3. Spatial Reasoning
  4. Abstract Reasoning

Sample question types on PI LI

Visual Analogies

In this section of the test you will be presented with various shapes that have some kind of relationship to each other. For example, you will be presented with one large and one small triangle with the relationship from one to the other being large and small. After this you will see a further shape and you have to choose the next shape of five. For example:

PLI Sample question

Number Series

The questions in this section of the test examine your ability to accurately determine the next number in a sequence. Following is an example question:

1 | 3 | 4 | 6 | 7 | 9 | ?

In the above example, you are asked to calculate the last item in the sequence. You have to select the correct choice from the answer possibilities on the right. There are a number of different types of numerical sequences that you can face during this test and they can include the following functions which you have to perform in order to work out the correct answer. Some of these patterns include:

  • Addition and subtraction: The sequence either increases or decreases. This can be done in a simple way where each number of the sequence has a fixed amount added or subtracted from it or complex way where multiple additions with different numbers are used.
  • Multiplication: Every subsequent number in the series is multiplied by either a fixed number or a variable of it, e.g. every number is multiplied by the previous number in the sequence.

In Summary

This test is designed to assess if you have the potential to be an asset to the company you are applying for. As such, they want to ascertain if you have the skills required to be able to succeed in the job you are applying for. There are two main difficulties in taking this test. Firstly there is actual content which can be confusing to the untrained eye and cause you to make mistakes.

For this reason we have developed a practice pack that comprises all three aspects of this test so you will be able to practise every type of question you will face when taking the PLI. We hope you have enjoyed this article and look forward to helping you succeed in your job application. Start practising now.

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