How to Prepare for your Psychometric Tests

Stick to question practice. Reading worked examples is not an effective way to prepare. Human beings learn by doing and psychometric test preparation is no different. Practice as many questions as possible prior to sitting your assessment.   Get used to working under timed conditions. Working under timed conditions is stressful, additional stress can impact performance and the best way to condition yourself is by practicing under timed conditions. This is the best was to improve your confidence and speed when working under time...

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Avoid These Common Psychometric Test Mistakes

It's easy to get overwhelmed by psychometric tests. Here's how to avoid the most common mistakes and stand out from the crowd! Don't skimp on practice Question practice has been shown to be a highly effective way to improve psychometric test performance. Candidates who do little or no question practice prior to sitting their psychometric tests are often shocked by how difficult it is to work quickly and carefully while under significant time pressure. Adequate question practice is essential to a strong psychometric test...

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PWC Announces Radical Change to Candidate Selection Process

PWC has recently announced that they will no longer be focusing on A level grades when selecting candidates for their highly competitive graduate scheme placements. This is because they believe a strong correlation exists between social class and school academic performance and they don’t want to preclude talented individuals from less affluent backgrounds. PWC is one of the largest graduate employers in the UK with each place that it offers typically around 17 applicants per place. Now that PWC are taking the innovative and modern step...

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How to Pass your Numerical Reasoning Test

1) Ensure you read every instruction prior to sitting your psychometric test assessment. The instructions will contain key information and typically include example questions. The most important piece of information to digest is the amount of time you have to sit the assessment and how many questions you will be required to answer in that time. Make sure you calculate how many minutes per question you have prior to beginning your assessment. Sticking to timings and not spending too long on any individual question is very important. 2) Stick...

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Numerical Reasoning – 6 Essential Preparation Tips

Using your preparation time effectively is essential if you want to pass your numerical reasoning test assessment. We’ve complied 6 essential tips for success. 1) Question practice is of paramount importance. If you take nothing else from this article remember that question practice is key if you want to improve your numerical reasoning test performance. There is no substitute for question practice and if your time is limited ensure you invest plenty of time in practicing questions. Question practice has been shown to improve your...

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