Psychometric Tests

psychometric test examples

Psychometric Tests

What are psychometric tests?

Psychometric tests are used to measure an individual's’ mental capabilities and behaviour. They are designed to show your overall suitability for a particular role based on how you perform. They show your personality characteristics and aptitude/cognitive ability.

They are becoming commonplace as a part of the interview process and are nearly always used for graduate schemes.


Psychometric test examples

There are many different types of psychometric tests that may be used. Many fall into verbal and numerical reasoning categories. If you know you have to sit psychometric tests, find out what types of test they are. Find Psychometric test examples online and practice the tests.

Practice as much as possible as it will help a lot. The more familiar you are with psychometric tests, the easier they will become to answer correctly.

Key considerations

There are key things to consider that will help improve your ability with psychometric tests. Firstly, make sure you read the question correctly. Have you interpreted it in the right way so you are answering the right question. This sounds simple, however, many people fall at the first hurdle. Secondly, it is so important to structure your time correctly. Understand at the start of the test how long it will last for and plan your time accordingly. Set milestones and check on your time as you go through the test. Before the test starts, check if you are allowed any tools, like a calculator.

If the test is in English and you are not a native speaker, try and practice your vocabulary using psychometric test examples in the run up to the test. Work out what score you need to achieve to pass the test.

You can easily become accustomed to learning how to view the questions and how best to answer them. Take your time during a test, don’t panic. Make sure you go in to the test and feel adequately prepared.

Our specialist mentors can work through psychometric test examples with you as part of our careers advice and support service. If you would like to find out more please contact us to speak to one of our advisers.