Anxiety about the testing and assessment process, rather than lack of ability, causes more performance issues than anything else. Many candidates perform well below their true level of ability because they are nervous and unfamiliar with the testing process.
Understanding the purpose of personality and psychometric tests, how they are administered and how they are measured combined with deliberate practice is the key to putting yourself at ease and improving your test performance.
Personality tests are a form of behavioural testing and are intended to highlight specific traits that could indicate suitability for specific roles. They can come in the form of personality questionnaires, motivation tests and situational judgement tests.
Aptitude tests are concerned with assessing various cognitive abilities from numeracy, literacy, verbal and reasoning skills to spatial awareness and more. Psychometric tests are usually delivered in formal 'examination-type' circumstances and under strictly timed conditions.
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Doing something for the first time or something you haven’t done in a while can be stressful, especially when there is a lot at stake. When you don’t feel confident you can limit how well you do in the test. When you practise the questions and master test taking strategies you ensure that you are calm, confident and at your best on test day. Practise online now with a pre-employment personality test.
Don't worry if you can't answer all the questions
It is also important to remember that psychological tests of ability often seem to be a lot ‘harder’ than the tests of knowledge people are used to in school. Typically, if you had done your homework, you would expect to get 80 or 90 per cent of the questions right in a school knowledge test. Psychological tests are designed so that on average, people in the group they are intended for would get about 50% right so don't worry if you find you can't answer some questions, or think you have got a lot of them wrong.
Measure your ability to identify patterns and extract meaning from a mass of seemingly random or very complex information.
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