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Home » Thinking » Real Practice Corner » Reasoning Practice
This section gives you a chance to practice tests that parallel those often used by employers when selecting people for jobs. You will be presented with the test (Verbal, Numerical or Abstract Reasoning), be asked to read the instructions, complete a few short practice examples and then start the test which is timed. When your time is up you submit your answers and receive a pdf report showing how well you did compared to the reference group of University Undergraduates. These results are more accurate than the Tutorial tests since they simulate the real experience including the time pressure of real recruitment situations.
Suggestion: use these tests to experience the pressure of a timed selection procedure but also consider completing some of the warm up tests available elsewhere on this site
These tests require you to read passages of text and to decide whether certain statements follow logically from the information in the passage i.e. True, False or Can’t Tell. The test is timed to reflect how an employer would ask you to complete it and to give you a realistic score for comparison.
This questionnaire is not available free of charge.
Please contact Team Focus to discuss how you might access or use it firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01628 637338.
These tests require you to analyse numerical information presented as graphs, tables and other forms of chart. The questions will require that you identify the right numerical information and produce a solution using basic numerical skills (such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, ratios etc.). The test is timed to reflect how an employer would ask you to complete it and to give you a realistic score for comparison.
These tests require you to detect patterns amongst groups of pictures or shapes. You will be presented with six images (the A pattern) all of which have something in common – there is a rule that makes them similar. Another 6 images (the B pattern) will use a different rule. You will need to decide whether a further image fits the A or B pattern or neither. The test is timed to reflect how an employer would ask you to complete it and to give you a realistic score for comparison.
This test is designed to measure areas of cognitive functioning that are important in today’s information rich world. It simulates both complexity and ambiguity by presenting a table of codes which, when combined, could be interpreted in a number of different ways. The test requires that the ‘best’ interpretation is chosen but also that there is some awareness of the degree of ambiguity it contains. This is measured by rating the confidence a person has in the answer they have given. In real life people who recognise the complexity and ambiguity in the information available to them can use approriate strategies to reduce the risk of poor decisions such as seeking further clarification or even delaying a decision.
This test requires you to read certain rules and apply them to successive panels that contain shapes of different colours in various positions. The challenge is to remember the rules and to apply them quickly and accurately. As you go through the panels the number of rules increases and they get increasingly complex. It produces an overall score summarising speed and accuracy together with 4 further scores giving further information about how information is being processed. The test is in two parts and it takes aprroximately 30 minutes which includes the time to read the instructions and complete the practice examples .
Not sure? Please contact Team Focus to discuss how you might access or use it email@example.com or call 01628 637338.
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