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Public Sector Tests

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public sector tests

Practice Aptitude Tests have created practice test packages for positions within the Public Sector. Below we have provided information about the types of roles available within the sector, along with the skills and qualifications required in order to be successful.

Public Sector Psychometric Tests

The Public Sector is a group of organisations operated by the UK Government who provide services to UK citizens. These types of establishments are not set out to make a profit but simply reinvest revenue back into the business objectives. They are split into two different establishments:

Public service – these are services provided by government to people living within its jurisdiction. Public Enterprise – these are businesses that a fully or part-owned by the country and controlled through a public authority.

In the UK there are more than 5.4 million people employed by the Public Sector. There are a range of opportunities within this sector, especially for the younger generation as there are over 4,000 positions each year for graduates.

Below we have highlighted some of the key qualities that are required in the Public Sector:

Strong Communication Skills; this is essential for building relationships and trust with individuals and co-workers. Most roles within this sector are highly regulated and as such you will be required to write reports, which will require strong writing skills.

Patience and resilience; it is likely that you will be working with vulnerable individuals. With this in mind you will need to be patient with them in order to get them to cooperate.

Leadership; managerial level roles will require you to influence individuals without being overbearing or aggressive. You will need to inspire people in order to bring the best out of them.

Public Sector Critical Thinking Tests

These tests evaluate your ability to analyse and make a decision. They focus primarily on your ability to draw conclusions based on limited information. These tests are an opportunity for you to show creative flare and ‘outside the box’ thinking.

You can use our suite of practice aptitude tests to help prepare you for a role within the Private Sector. We have created an extensive selection of tests that are relevant to a range of roles and provide video tutorials to help improve your score.

Public Sector Numerical Reasoning Tests

The numerical reasoning test assesses your ability to evaluate, analyze, and interpret numerical information that will be provided to you in charts, graphs, and tables. It’s particularly to practice numerical reasoning tests before you take the exams to improve your accuracy and the speed you can answer the questions.

Public Sector Verbal Reasoning Tests

Verbal reasoning tests assess your understanding and comprehension skills. In the verbal reasoning test you will be presented with a short passage of text which you’ll be required to interpret before answering questions on. These are typically in the ‘True, False, Cannot Say’ multiple choice format, although there are a range of alternatives too.

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Public Sector Situational Judgement Tests

The situational judgment test is a set of questions assessing how you might react to hypothetical events and situations that are encountered in the workplace. Based on how you answer the situational judgement test, the company will get an understanding of whether you’re a good fit for them.

Public Sector Diagrammatic Reasoning Test

Diagrammatic reasoning tests will assess your sequence and pattern identification skills, logical thinking and ability to approach a problem and how good you are at solving it. Diagrammatic reasoning tests are used by recruiters to assess your ability to think logically and solve complex problems.

Public Sector Assessment Centre

If the firm you’re applying for has an Assessment Centre, it may involve psychometric tests, interviews, group exercises, case studies and presentations. Read our Assessment Centre Guide to make sure you’re fully prepared and ready to show yourself in the best possible light.

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