Assessment Centres and Psychometric Tests
What is an Assessment Centre?
When applying for a job an Assessment Centre is a section of the application process where you will face presentations, group work exercises and psychometric tests. They're designed to challenge your skills, and enables employers to find out more about your personality.
Written tests are used by employers to assess whether candidates have the necessary levels of ability for the job and to gather information about their skills and sometimes personal attributes. There are two main types of test:
Aptitude tests: Measure verbal reasoning, numerical reasoning and/or diagrammatic reasoning.
Personality questionnaires: Help individuals identify their strengths and weaknesses to build an overall profile of personality traits.
Need some practice?
Have at look at these other websites that offer practice tests:
- Assessment Day
- Practice Psychometric tests
- Practice aptitude tests
- The Online Test Centre
Assessment Centres information booklet
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