Doing some research about the tests that you need to take is the most important step in preparation for any aptitude test. If you know what to expect you will increase your chances of performing well due to the fact that you’re familiar with the formats. Also, by practicing aptitude tests you will reveal your own strengths and weaknesses that you can work on in preparation for the actual assessment.
Therefore, we advise you to find out the test publisher and exact name of the tests that your are about to take. We offer practice packages for the major test publishers.
These effective test-taking strategy tips and ticks are well worth remembering before you take the actual numerical reasoning tests:
Practice, practice and practice some more to ace your assessment and aptitude tests!
Read the question and instructions properly. Even though this seems logical, often candidates miss out very important information. Multiple-choice tests use so called ‘distractors’ as answer possibilities. These distractors are answers options which are deliberately similar to the right answer; in other words, the answer possibilities are designed to test if you read the question and provided information property.
Therefore, take your time to carefully read the information provided.
Be prepared with a pen and a piece of paper when doing the online test.
Don’t cheat. This is an important one. Many employers use verification tests to validate your previous results, to see if you have collaborated on your test. Large test publishers often use software that compares your response patterns and performance between the online test and the follow-up supervised test.
The most common operations you can expect during a numerical test are: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages, ratios, currency conversions.
Find out if you are allowed to use a calculator during the test at the assessment centre. If so, make sure you learn how to use a calculator properly and wisely. Effective use of a calculator can help you save precious time and energy during the test.