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, and then search Assessment-Training.com or contact us to get more details about this test.
These effective test-taking strategy tips and ticks are well worth remembering before you take the actual critical thinking 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. Also, only use the information contained in the test and not your general knowledge. Critical thinking tests are designed to test ‘how you think’, not what you know. You are not required to use any prior knowledge when answering a question. It can also occur that the right answer contradicts what you know to be true or what your general knowledge instinct tells you, but is true in the context of the passage.
- Critical thinking tests are timed and often have time limits. However, because of the complex nature of these tests, there will often be a generous time limit to finish the test. Therefore, take your time and use this to your advantage. Mistakes are easily made when critical thinking tests are approached in the same way as short-timed tests such as inductive and numerical reasoning. Don't rush through the test as you might miss key information, and answering incorrectly as a result
- 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.