Why do Employers use Aptitude Tests?

Employer selecting the right candidate with aptitude test

Aptitude tests are gaining in popularity, as employers try to differentiate between candidates with similar education levels, workplace experiences, and skill sets. According to the Harvard Business Review, approximately 76% of companies with over 100 employees use aptitude tests as part of their recruitment procedure, making preparing for an aptitude test a crucial part of any job-seekers interview preparation.

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How to Prepare for a Job Interview

If you’ve applied for a job recently and have just heard you’ve passed the screening stage, then you may be asked to present in person for a job interview. Job interviews often make candidates nervous, but with adequate preparation, you should be able to come out the other end with a brand new employment contract in your hands. Here is everything you need to know to prepare for a job interview.

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What is an Aptitude Test?

Congratulations, you’ve finally found the job advertisement of your dreams. If you’ve read through the step by step application process and discovered that aptitude testing is included in the list of recruitment steps, don’t panic. Regardless of your previous aptitude test results, you too can achieve a great score that will help you win that dream employment contract.

To help you on your way, we’re going to discuss what an aptitude test is and how you can prepare to excel in your upcoming exam.

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Major Website Upgrade and Redesign

We are happy to announce that we have made a comprehensive website redesign and software update.

The most important changes are:

  • New and better HTML5-based testing software
  • All our tests and test preparation software are now accessible on all devices, including iOS and Android.
  • All advertising has been removed. No more ads anywhere!
  • Important question category changes, read more here.
  • Website redesign. We hope you like the new look.
  • New News & Articles section
  • Most of our webpage content has been improved.

We wish you the best of luck with your test preparation and assessment testing!

Tips: During your Aptitude Test

Here is a list of tips for during your aptitude test:

Morning of the test:
If the test is in the morning or before noon it is very important to get a proper breakfast. Get up early so that you do not have to rush through having breakfast and getting ready.

Food, drinks, and snacks:
If the test is of longer duration you may wish to bring drinks, snacks or food. We suggest healthy drinks and foods:
Drinks: Avoid drinks with high sugar content, such as soda and chocolate drinks.
Snacks: Eat fruits and/or vegetables rather than candy and chips. Dark chocolate is a good alternative to candy, make sure the cacao content is at least 70%.

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Important Category Changes

With the new software and new website design, we have made some important question category changes. Most of these changes have been made in order to align the category names with the names used by the largest assessment test providers.

These changes only apply to the new software, the old software will still have the old categories.

New Categories

Verbal Coherence and Cohesion
21 new questions in this new category

Code Breaking
21 new questions in this new category

Category Changes

Category name before change: Numerical Reasoning
Numerical reasoning has been split into three different categories. Most questions have gone into the new Numerical Word Problems category. Some has gone into the new “Basic Arithmetic” category. A few has gone into the existing “Mathematical Knowledge” category.

Category name before change: Data Interpretation
Data Interpretation has changed name to Numerical Reasoning.

Category name before change: Verbal Logic
Verbal Logic has changed name to Letter Sequence

Category name before change: Verbal Reasoning
Verbal Reasoning has changed name to Verbal Logic. A few of the questions in this category has been moved to other categories.

Category name before change: Verbal Comprehension
Verbal Comprehension has been split into two categories: Verbal Reasoning and Reading Comprehension.

Category name before change: Word Relations
Word Relations has changed name to Word Analogy

Category name before change: Synonyms & Antonyms
Questions previously in this category are now all in the Vocabulary category.

Category name before change: Word Meanings
Word Meanings has changed name to Word Relationships

Category name before change: Non-verbal Reasoning
Questions previously in this category are now all in the Abstract Reasoning category.