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Home » Thinking » Tutorial Corner » Reasoning Tutorials
The section gives you a chance to practice tests that are similar to those used by employers when selecting people for jobs – and the most commonly used are Verbal, Numerical and Abstract Reasoning. Not only can you can practice these as if they were the real test but when you receive your results you will be able to see which ones you got right, which ones you got wrong and you will be given the rationale for the right answer. This is why they are called ‘Tutorials’.
Reasoning and IQ: these tests are much closer to the traditional concept of IQ and they are sometimes used in combination to provide some overall index of IQ
Suggestion: use these tests to become familiar with what these tests require as the first part of your preparation for selection procedures that use such psychometrics. The second part would be to complete a full simulation which you can find where it says Reasoning Practice. Before doing any of these you can try 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 untimed although you may like to see if you can finish it in under 10 minutes.
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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 untimed although you may like to see if you can finish it in under 12 minutes.
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 decide whether a further image fits the A or B pattern or neither. The test is untimed although you may like to see if you can finish it in under 8 minutes.
This test gives practice in an area 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.
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