These FAQs are designed to provide a better understanding of our preparation services for the psychometric test and assessment centre. They provide basic information, sometimes about fairly complex topics. If you have any questions about our preparation services that are not covered here or elsewhere on our website, please email info@psychometricinstitute.co.uk

Why preparing for your Psychometric test works:

Why should I prepare for a psychometric test or assessment centre?

The preparation will improve your scores in a psychometric test and help you to pass the assessment centre. Think of it as being similar to the effort you put into resume preparation, it’s an investment in your career. 

If I only have one or two days before taking the psychometric test or assessment centre, will the training help? 
Yes, if you are a quick learner one day of training should be sufficient. However having more practice time is a good idea. So if you are invited to take a psychometric test and have only one day to prepare, you may wish to check out the option of postponing the testing. In general, employers don’t view postponement negatively.

Shouldn’t the employer see me for who I am?  

The training we offer doesn’t change your personality or your characteristics. Our training will help you to emphasise your strengths and reduce the chance that facing an unfamiliar psychometric test or assessment centre will impair your ability to demonstrate your true capabilities. 

About IPC’s preparation products for the Psychometric test:

Can I take the practice tests more than once?

Yes, you can take the test as many times as you need to practice, gain confidence and improve your results. Each time you take an aptitude test (abstract, verbal or numerical) you will get a different test.

How quickly can I begin my preparation?

You will have immediate access to your preparation products as soon as your payment has been confirmed.

How to view a product list and purchase your prep services?

Select your classification/industry and job level (based on the job you are applying for) then press ‘start preparing’ to view the prep services relevant for you.

Once you tick the required products and press ‘checkout’ you will be asked to register and pay by credit card.

On payment confirmation you will have immediate access to your purchased preparation products/solutions.

What’s the difference between just taking a psychometric test and what the Institute of Psychometric Coaching (IPC) offers?

Our four main differences are:

We provide a full preparation service for your psychometric test – we offer online courses, online practice tests and coaching with one of our occupational psychologists who can provide guidance on how to emphasise your strengths in your real psychometric test.

We provide customised tests for each profession, and personalised reports highlighting strengths and weaknesses. These reports also include practical recommendations to help you maximise your potential in your real psychometric test
We don’t just offer you a list of right and wrong answers! We provide detailed answer explanations for each test question. Reading these explanations is a critical component of your preparation. It will allow you to quickly and effectively approach similar questions in your real test.
We also offer one-on-one coaching with our experienced occupational psychologists. In a coaching session the psychologist will work with you on the key criteria used to assess your suitability for the role you are applying for, interpret how employers are likely to asses your suitability (based on the practice tests you have completed) and guide you on how to ensure you demonstrate your full potential in your real psychometric test.

Will I understand what is written in your reports?

All our test reports and guides are written in simple, straightforward language, so you will understand your test results, their implications, and what you should work on improving.

Would my employer know about my training with IPC?

IPC is an independent company complying with the strict ethical code of the British Psychological Society (BPS). All your information is confidential and will not be passed on to any third party (recruiter or employer).

Is your training suitable to the specific job I am applying for?

IPC offers specific preparation solutions for more than 90 jobs. We cover a broad range of industries and job levels.

Look for the job you are applying for in the information and examples offered for each position or classification. If you cannot find it listed, email us and one of our consultants will be glad to assist you.

Are your practice tests and assessment centre exercises similar to those I’ll receive in the real thing?

Our practice tests are based on leading popular psychometric tests used in the market. Our assessment centre exercises are based on real group and individual simulations used by companies worldwide. They are the closest you can get to the real thing.

How can I contact you?

We have offices in London and Edinburgh. You can drop us an email to info@psychometricinstitute.co.uk  or ring us 020 7193 3195 to speak with one of our occupational psychologists.

My internet connection and computer set up:

I have a slow Internet connection (dial-up). Can I take your online training?

Our online psychometric testing training is designed to suit both high- and slow-speed Internet connections, so, you will not be disadvantaged by having a slow Internet connection.

Do I need to apply special settings on my computer to view and use your products?

Every computer and screen size can be used to access and use IPC’s preparation services for your psychometric test. If you are experiencing some issues seeing the ‘Continue’ and ‘Back’ buttons at the bottom of your screen then please press the ‘Ctrl’ & ‘ – ‘ buttons to adjust your screen dimensions.


Will my credit card details be secure?

Our online payment option uses Secure Pay which is recognised worldwide for its highly secure and easy payment process. It uses the same level of security as the banking industry – i.e. HSBC, Barclays Bank.

I prefer not to provide my credit card details online. What can I do?

Our online payment option uses Secure Pay which is recognised worldwide for its highly secure and easy payment process. If you still feel uncomfortable, you can contact one of our consultants to arrange for a bank transfer.