Aptitude tests are timed tests which are designed to assess either your verbal reasoning ability, numerical reasoning ability or abstract reasoning. In some cases a single test may be used to assess all three areas.
If you’re unsure what the test will involve, it’s best to ask so that you can practice in advance and ensure you’re prepared. Verbal reasoning tests are designed to assess your spelling, grammar and ability to understand and act on written instructions. Numerical reasoning tests usually require you to use arithmetic and maths as well as interpreting data from charts or diagrams. Abstract reasoning tests are designed to gauge your ability to solve problems logically. You will often need to identify and explain patterns in data then find a solution to a problem based on this knowledge. Questions in these tests are nearly always multiple choice and unlike psychometric tests there are right and wrong answers.
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