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Overview

Employers use psychometric tests to collect evidence of essential skills and qualities required for a particular job. They are normally used in conjunction with other recruitment activities such as interviews or assessment centres.

Aptitude Tests are designed to measure your numerical verbal and logical reasoning abilities.

Personality Tests ask questions about how you think you would behave in certain situations. The employer is ascertaining your preferred behavioural style to verify this won't conflict with the requirements of the job. Although there are no right or wrong answers you should answer the questions honestly to give a true representation of yourself. These tests have check questions designed to recognise users who try to choose only socially acceptable answers rather than being honest.

Practice tests

A number of companies provide access to practise psychometric tests.

JobTestPrep  offers a full range of free practise tests.

JobTestPrep also provides practise tests tailored by Employer and Profession/Sector and a full suite of resources aimed at improving your chances of success at Assessment Centres. These are available to Queen’s students and Graduates (with a Queen's email account) at a special discounted annual fee of £24.50 (rather than the usual £49 per month).

Ideally suited to those who are actively searching for graduate opportunities.

This discounted rate can be accessed by signing in to www.qub.ac.uk/myfuture and going to Practice Psychometric or Aptitude Tests in the MyFuture Shortcuts.

Additional Support

The LDS can offer both numeric and verbal reasoning test from the following links: