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This page walks you through the different sections of the test and gives you tips to successfully complete it.


Are the PLI and PI LI the Same Test?

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

The PI LI test consists of 50 questions to be answered in 12 minutes. There are three different types of questions on this test, and they are spread evenly throughout. The PI LI test system makes you work your way through 10 pages, each containing five questions. These questions are a mixture of four different subjects.


The Subjects

There are four subject covered on the PI LI test, and they measure your cognitive ability at a variety of different learning levels:

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

The following abilities and skills are assessed and validated throughout the PI LI test:

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

Sample Question Types on the PI LI

Visual Analogies

This section of the test consists of questions featuring various shapes that have some kind of relationship to each other. For example, you may be presented with one large and one small triangle whose relationship is that one is large and the other is small. You are then presented with another shape and asked to choose from a list of five options its matching shape. For example:

Number Series

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

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

In the above example, you are asked to determine the last item in the sequence. You have to select the correct choice from the answer possibilities on the right. There are a few different types of numerical sequences you may encounter on this test. To determine the number missing from these sequences, there are several different kinds of mathematic functions you have to perform:

  • Addition and subtraction: The sequence either increases or decreases. This can occur simply in which each number of the sequence has a fixed amount added or subtracted from it, or it can be more complex in which 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. For example, every number is multiplied by the previous number in the sequence.

Prepare for Success

This test is designed to determine if you have the potential to be an asset to the company you are applying to. The company wishes to ascertain if you have the skills required for job you are applying for. There are two main difficulties in taking this test. Firstly, the questions are confusing to the untrained eye, which may cause you to make mistakes. Secondly, the test includes numerous questions that must be solved in a very short amount of time, making it extremely time pressured.

JobTestPrep has created a comprehensive practice pack to help you prepare for all aspects of the PI LI test. Our pack includes full-length, timed practice tests. These enable you to get a feel for the actual test and thus reduce anxiety. Practise different types of questions, improve your skills, and gain confidence with JobTestPrep's help. 


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