Professional preparation for your aptitude, personality and psychometric tests
Improve your aptitude, personality and psychometric test scores by using our online courses and practice tests that have been designed by British psychologists. Just like your tests at school or university, practice leads to improved performance (read the evidence). Even just one day is plenty of time to help you to excel in your test, impress your prospective employers, and land your dream job!
The Institute of Psychometric Coaching UK is a world leader in preparing job seekers for the aptitude tests, personality test and assessment centre. Some of the organisations we are preparing you for include:
Aptitude Tests – Measuring your ability to quickly analyse data and apply solutions
One of the most popular methods used by employers to measure your ability to use perception, judgment and reasoning skills to process information quickly. Therefore Aptitude tests are always timed providing a reflection of your ability to work quickly and accurately under pressure. There is only one correct answer and aptitude tests are designed so that only 5% of the population can answer all the questions in the given time frame. The aptitude test helps employers measure your intelligence; your ability to effectively solve problems; and your ability to think strategically and quickly draw accurate conclusions. Employers will look at your aptitude test results to determine your ability to handle work-related challenges.
Psychometric Tests – Measuring your suitability for a job
Employers make use of psychometric tests to assist in deciding whether candidates are suitable for specific job roles. Psychometric tests are designed to provide additional job-relevant information about you which cannot be gathered in an interview. This typically includes a combination of online aptitude and personality tests to measure your job-relevant cognitive abilities and personality. The requirements of the job you have applied for will determine the combination of psychometric tests you are required to complete. Our extensive experience has shown us that as a result of pressure, unfamiliarity and so a high level of stress, candidates often underperform in their psychometric tests. Equally there is evidence that through practice and increased familiarity test scores can be improved. Preparation is important to ensure that you pass your psychometric testing with flying colours.
Personality Tests – Measuring your behavioural style at work
Personality tests provide employers with information regarding your personality and behavioural style in relation to the job you have applied for. For example, a test can be designed to provide information about your ability to work under pressure, work with others, manage tasks and take personal responsibility. The context of the work required by the job you have applied for will determine the type of personality test and the way the test results are interpreted. Our online practice tests and personality test courses are designed to give you practice and develop familiarity with the tests allowing you to demonstrate your full potential to your prospective employer.
Practice Psychometric Test – Ensuring that you demonstrate your full potential
Practice and familiarity with psychometric tests has been proven to improve your test score.
Our online practice psychometric tests and hands-on courses are designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge to enable you to successfully complete an actual psychometric test. If you use the practice tests under the same conditions, including any time constraints, as you will experience when taking the actual test your chances of succeeding when taking the test as part of the recruitment process will be increased. We provide feedback with in-depth explanations and recommendations based on your practice psychometric test results to help improve your scores and ensure that you demonstrate your full potential in your real psychometric test.
Prepare for your psychometric test - news & trends:
How to prepare for Diagrammatic reasoning tests
The Diagrammatic reasoning test despite its name is identical to the abstract reasoning test. As in the abstract reasoning test, the diagrammatic reasoning tests present questions in the form of diagrams where a number of logical rules apply. Your task is to select the missing shape from the options provided by identifying and applying the underlying patterns and rules. The key to preparing for the Diagrammatic reasoning test is to learn the common logical rules so that your mind can quickly recognise them in a test question. Read more…
How to prepare for Inductive reasoning tests
Employers use Inductive reasoning tests to identify your ability to solve problems. Inductive tests are a part of the abstract reasoning tests. As in Diagrammatic reasoning tests, Abstract reasoning tests and Logical reasoning tests, by identifying underlying logical rules of patterns and using this information you select the missing shape from a number of options presented. By taking IPC's online abstract reasoning test course and abstract reasoning practice tests you will be able to learn the most common patterns and logical rules and then effectively apply them in your Inductive reasoning test. Read more…
How to prepare for Numerical reasoning tests
Numerical reasoning tests are not designed to measure your mathematical skill but your ability to utilise information provided in tables, charts and figures, in order to make a business related decision. Each numerical test question includes a table or chart/graph and you will be asked to use this information to work out the correct answer. To prepare for the numerical reasoning test firstly familiarise yourself with basic mathematics such as arithmetic, percentages, ratios and fractions, to find out more see IPC's online Numerical reasoning test course. Having done this further improves your success by taking IPC's numerical reasoning practice tests. Upon completing a practice test you immediately receive a report including your total score, a list of your correct and incorrect answers, detailed answer explanations and worked solutions to all questions to help you identify and strengthen areas in your numerical reasoning skills. You can access these reports online at any time and track your outcome as you improve. Read more…
How to prepare for Verbal reasoning tests
Verbal Reasoning Tests are designed to measure your ability to respond to questions about information provided in a passage of text. The passage's topics are not necessarily work-related but based on general knowledge. In the test you will be presented with a passage of text and a number of statements relating to the passage. You have to decide whether each statement is true, false, or cannot be determined, given the information contained in the passage. Ensuring you are familiar with what is expected from you in this test and getting your mind thinking in the correct way is the first step in preparing for the Verbal Reasoning Tests. IPC’s online Verbal reasoning test course is a good way to assist you with this step. The next step would be to take our online verbal reasoning practice tests which will enable you to improve your verbal reasoning skills and be relaxed when taking your verbal reasoning test. Read more…
Practice psychometric tests - online versus paper versions
Given that psychometric tests are increasingly being conducted online, rather than the traditional paper-and-pencil format, research in psychometrics has looked at measuring the differences between these two modes of psychometric tests on candidates' performance. Psychometric test developers attempt to ensure that these different modes of delivering psychometric tests produce the same results. However, there are inevitable differences in these modes that can lead to differences in the results of candidates' psychometric tests. Read more…
Practising for CAT based psychometric tests
Evolving computer technologies, which have led online psychometric tests to become common practice in employee recruitment today, have now enabled the usage of computerised adaptive testing (CAT) methods in administering psychometric tests. Psychometric tests which are based on CAT include aptitude tests such as abstract reasoning tests, verbal reasoning tests and numerical reasoning tests. Recently, the CAT method has also changed the way personality tests are offered to candidates. CAT-based psychometric tests include test questions which are very similar to those in traditional tests. Nonetheless, the important differences are in the length of tests and the uniqueness of test questions. Read more…
Practice leads to improved performance on your psychometric test
Psychometric test developers have claimed that there is no use preparing for the psychometric test, as it doesn't measure acquired knowledge but only intellectual and natural intelligence.
These claims have been proven wrong. Researchers have found that success in the psychometric test is not only dependent on applicants' natural intelligence but also on their studies and their past experience in completing psychometric tests. Preparing for the psychometric test has been proven to improve applicants' results by removing elements such as pressure, stress and ambiguity of tasks which hinder test outcomes. Read more…
A person's age impacts his/her performance on a psychometric test
It has been well documented that there is a general decline in psychometric test performance as a person advances in age. For example, a particular study by Samuel Granick titled 'The Effect of Education on the Decline of Psychometric Test Performance with Age' back in 1967 showed that this was more significant in psychometric tests relating to cognition, attention, perception and visual-motor coordination. While this can be fairly alarming to candidates who have finished school or university a while ago, the good news is that there is a large amount of research which shows that older candidates can significantly improve their performance on their psychometric test through good old-fashioned practice. Read more…
Job specific psychometric tests
Whilst there are many different types of psychometric test, the most important thing to realise as a job applicant is that psychometric tests are highly job specific. What this means is that employers use tailored psychometric tests which assess job applicants' attributes that are relevant to the job you are applying for. Therefore, when preparing for the psychometric test, it is important that you practice job specific psychometric tests online. In contrast, general psychometric tests, offered by the majority of other websites and organisations offering online practice psychometric tests, are not tailored to the job you are applying for and are unlikely to mimic the real psychometric test. Practicing job specific psychometric tests provides preparation on answering questions designed to measure the knowledge, skills and abilities required by the job you are applying for. You will therefore be able to prepare for the psychometric test more effectively than you would by practicing with the general, non job-specific psychometric test offered by most sites. Read more…
How to cope with psychometric test anxiety
Many job applicants find the psychometric testing situation extremely stressful. If you are feeling stressed, and are anxious and worrying about the prospect of sitting psychometric tests, it is important that you understand the effect that these feelings can have on your psychometric test results. A major focus in psychometric test anxiety research is how to cope with this anxiety and uncertainty. The aim is to have test takers control and eliminate the negative emotions in order to strengthen and promote adaptive, positive thoughts and emotions, and thus encourage successful psychometric test performance. Findings in this area of research have revealed that proactive coping methods, such as preparation and practicing online psychometric tests, are significantly related to psychometric test taking anxiety and psychometric test performance. That is, practicing online psychometric tests has been shown to decrease test anxiety and improve test results. Read more…