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  • 3 Talent Q–style verbal reasoning tests + 7 additional practice tests 
  • 3 Talent Q-style Numerical Reasoning Tests + 14 Extra Practice Tests 
  • 4 Talent Q-style Logical Reasoning Tests + Extra Practice Drills 
  • Personality Test + Customised Reports + a Detailed Guide 
  • 22 Video Tutorials and Study Guides 
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About

Qantas Group (including Qantas, QantasLink, Network Aviation, Jetconnect, and Jetstar) selects its pilots for their experience, talent, and ability to handle any situation. 

Qantas seeks applications from suitably qualified pilots, instructors, trainee pilots, and cadet pilot applicants.  

 

Qantas Recruitment Process 

The recruitment process for the company usually involves a number of stages, such as: 

  • Initial application 
  • Psychometric Testing 
  • Online/telephone interview 
  • Assessment centre 
  • Medical assessments 
  • Simulator assessments 
  • Qantas Psychometric Testing  

About the Qantas Psychometric Testing

To become a pilot at Qantas, you must successfully pass several psychometric tests in the early stages of the recruitment process. The psychometric tests are provided by Talent Q and measure your ability to perform different tasks.  


Talent-Q Tests

Talent Q’s tests are a series of psychometric exams which are used during the hiring process for selection and talent management. Talent Q offers adaptive tests, which assess your cognitive capabilities by adjusting the difficulty level of the questions as you progress through the test.  

Additionally, Talent Q’s Elements tests are known to be challenging because each question includes many answer choices to choose from, making guessing ineffective. If you pass the initial entrance exams, you may be asked to sit a shorter version of these tests later in the recruitment centre to verify your results. 


 

 

 Talent-Q Verbal Test

  • Number of questions: 15
  • Time allocated: 75 seconds for the first question on each text, 60 seconds for each of the remaining questions
  • Question types: statements on a passage of text

Sample Question & Detailed Solution

Europe has long benefited from a dense railway network and is the world leader in the supply of railway systems. Employing 1 million people in rail operations and another 250,000 in manufacturing, the European railway sector has a 60% share of the world market and an annual turnover of €95 billion.

Rail transport offers a viable and competitive means of shifting more cargo traffic away from the continent’s crowded roads, thus improving traffic circulation and cutting vehicle-emitted pollution. The EU places particular emphasis on stimulating new investment in trans-European transport infrastructure such as rail, and supports research efforts to create new methods of interoperability, higher safety standards and the reduction of rail-related noise levels.

One of the main advances in the EU's railway system is the recently launched MODTRAIN project. The project brings together, for the first time, all the main European rail system manufacturers, sub-system suppliers and rail operators. Working towards interoperability of national rolling-stock systems, MODTRAIN offers a radical approach to rolling-stock construction. Its goal of reducing the number of single components in a railway carriage from 1,200 to 120 parts and cutting construction time by more than 50% should give a huge boost to the sector’s competitiveness.

(Adapted from europa.eu)

Which one of the following is NOT a feature of the railway system?

  1. Reduces vehicle-emitted pollution
  2. Provides large-scale employment
  3. Reduces traffic from roads
  4. Creates competition
  5. Stimulates new investments
  6. Generates high revenue

This sample question asks which of the answers is NOT mentioned in the text as a feature of the railway system. This negative phrasing means that instead of looking for information mentioned in the passage, we should determine which piece of information is missing from it.

How should you solve this type of question? Here, we will start with the answer choices instead of the paragraph and try to eliminate them one by one until we are left with just one answer we cannot eliminate. But we’ve got very little time to eliminate five answer choices. One great tip is to avoid reading the entire text and scan for keywords instead.

For example, take a look at the first answer choice: the main word here is 'pollution'. Briefly, scan through the passage and search for this word or other closely related words. This way, you can locate the information relatively quickly: the first sentence of the second paragraph says 'Rail transport offers […] thus improving traffic circulation and cutting vehicle-emitted pollution.' This confirms the first answer choice. Since you are looking for something we cannot confirm based on the text, you can now eliminate the first answer choice and move on to the next one. The same can be done for the second answer choice: scan for the word 'employment'. You’ll find this word on the first paragraph – 'Employing 1 million people'. So this answer choice can be eliminated as well. Repeat this process until you are left with the one answer choice that isn’t mentioned in the text – answer choice 4.

  • Pay attention to the instructions. As seen above, some questions only ask for one answer while others ask for two. Don’t waste your time searching for two answers when only one is correct, and don’t be surprised when you suddenly need to look for another answer when you’ve only been looking for one.
  • Don’t approach each question in the set as if it were the first. Remember, the questions in the test come in sets of three, that is, three questions per passage. The second and third questions in each set should be easier, or at least, take you less time than the first. Use your increasing familiarity with the passage; read the question first, then find the answer in the passage.
  • You cannot go back to previous questions. Do not skip questions thinking you will get back to them if you have the time, because that is impossible in this test. If you think a question is taking you too long, take your best guess and move on.
  • Don’t underestimate verbal reasoning tests. While people often find numerical reasoning tests unjustifiably intimidating, some have the opposite approach towards verbal reasoning tests, which is equally unjustifiable. Verbal reasoning tests are not easy, and the Talent Q Elements test especially so. Make sure you familiarize yourself with it, and practice as much as you can before you take the test.

Talent Q's Elements Verbal test evaluates your understanding of written information and your ability of drawing conclusions based on this information. You will be presented with a short piece of text followed by six statements based on the text. 

For each question you are presented with a range of possible answers from which to choose. Sometimes you have to choose two answers and sometimes only one; in some cases you have to decide which one of the arguments are definitely true/ false based on your understanding of the text.

To read more about the verbal test click here

 


Talent-Q Numerical Test

  • Number of questions: 12
  • Time allocated: 90 seconds for the first question on each data set, 75 seconds for each of the remaining questions

Sample Question & Detailed Solution

Which group of graduates (Private university or State university) had the highest unemployment rate?
 




 

 

The correct answer is 2000, state.

The unemployment rate for each category is measured by calculating the proportion of unemployed students from the total number of students in each category. The greater the proportion, the higher the unemployment rate.

1990, Private 155(155+1,475)×100%=0.095×100%=9.5%

1990, State 125(125+1,610)×100%=0.072×100%=7.2%

2000, Private 125(125+1,350)×100%=0.085×100%=8.5%

2000, State 150(150+1,250)×100%=0.107×100%=10.7%

Therefore, the proportion of unemployed students from state universities in 2000 is the highest. 

You cannot go back to previous questions. Do not skip questions thinking you will get back to them if you have the time, because that is impossible in this test. If you think a question is taking you too long, take your best guess and move on.
Don’t approach each question in the set as if it were the first. Remember, the questions in the test come in sets of three, that is, three questions per table. The second and third questions in each set should be easier, or at least, take you less time than the first. Use your increasing familiarity with the table; read the question first, then go straight to where the information is in the table.

The Talent Q numerical reasoning test, also known as the Elements numerical, is a graph and table interpretation test, examining the same skills as most other numerical reasoning tests you will come across.

The content of the tests is similar to many other numerical reasoning tests found in the assessment market today, however, there are also some significant differences in this assessment, which are set out below. Our tailored Talent Q Elements numerical practice pack includes most of these differences.

To read more about the numerical test click here


Talent-Q Logical Test

Number of questions: 12

Time allocated: 75 seconds for each question

Sample Question & Detailed Solution

 

The correct answer is alternative #9.

The pop-up: In each row, one of the cells contains three different symbols and the other cells consist of a tripling of its left/right symbol. Thus, the correct answer is alternative #9.

The complete logic: In each row, the symbols in one of the cells are a combination of the symbols from the other cells so that:

  1. The left symbol in the “combination cell” is identical to the three symbols in the left most cell (out of the cells containing two symbols).
  2. The right symbol in the “combination cell” is identical to the three symbols in the right most cell (out of the cells containing two symbols).
  3. The middle symbol in the “combination cell” is different from the other symbols in the row.

According to this logic, the symbols in the missing cell must be three ‘☺’, which is alternative #9.

  • Use your time. While this test does not allow you much time to answer each question, answering easy questions quickly will not give you more time to answer the next question. Therefore, you should use your entire 75 seconds to make sure you definitely have the correct answer.
  • Don’t forget to look at the answers: If you think you partially recognize a pattern, but it seems there are more than one possible answer, take a look at the answer choices. It is possible that only one option actually appears as an answer choice, which means you don’t have to refine the logic.
  • Arrows questions: In questions that include arrows, first examine their directions and quantity (how many total arrows in a row/column/cell, and to which direction is each of them pointing). In easier question, this might be enough to find the pattern. In more difficult questions, the order of the arrows may be significant too.
  • Sequence questions: some questions may appear as though their symbols are random, and there is no relation between the cells. In these cases, it is possible whether the pattern is actually a consecutive sequence of symbols that continues throughout the cells.
  • Construct questions: in some questions, the symbols in one of the columns/rows are constructed from the symbols in the other two columns/rows.
  • Order: If there is more than one symbol in a cell, their order inside the cell might matter, and it might not. Be sure to take both possibilities into account.

This test is a non-verbal test. It assesses your analytical and logical skills using symbols rather than words or numbers.

What Is the Style Of the Test?
 You are given an incomplete matrix filled with shapes and asked to identify the pattern linking them together in order to choose the missing shape. The shapes are held together by a logic from both left to right and top to bottom.

To read more about the logical test click here


Personality Test

The personality test includes the following sections:

  • Full Personality Test
  • Motivation and Culture Fit Tests Guide
  • Personality Test - Theory
  • Professional Profile Guide

Sample Question

qantas-personality


 

Talent-Q Test Scoring Method 

The Talent Q psychometric assessments are not scored as a pass or fail. There is a possibility that Qantas requests a benchmark score that needs to be reached in order to be considered a worthy candidate. It is important to keep in mind that you will be scored based on how well you analyse the given data and make accurate conclusions within the allotted period of time.   

 

 

 

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