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Public Sector Tests

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  • 198 questions
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.

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Sample Public Sector Tests question Test your knowledge!

A workflow diagram of a public service process has the following steps in sequence: Application, Assessment, Approval, Implementation. Which step is most likely to follow these given the need for quality control?

  • Review and Evaluation.
  • Documentation.
  • Public Announcement.
  • Conclusion.

During a fiscal year, a department has a budget allocation of $400,000. In the first quarter, they spent 20% of the budget, in the second quarter they spent 35% of the remaining budget, and in the third quarter, they spent 25% of what was left after the second quarter. How much of the initial budget remains for the fourth quarter?

  • $210,000
  • $154,000
  • $246,000
  • $180,000

After reading an official report, it was found that certain statements seemingly contradicted each other. What is the most effective approach to ensure the report maintains its integrity and consistency?

  • Requesting an urgent review from the original author to reconcile the discrepancies.
  • Ignore the inconsistencies and approve the report for publication.
  • Removing any contradictory statements without verifying the facts.
  • Publishing an addendum to address the contradictions separately.

A city council is evaluating the effectiveness of public transportation improvements. The initiatives included adding bike lanes, increasing bus frequency, and subsidizing taxi fares in underserved areas. Which outcome would indicate a successful strategy?

  • Reduction in private car usage during peak hours.
  • An increase in the city's overall population.
  • A surge in the revenues of local car dealerships.
  • A decline in public interest in city council meetings.

When examining social services budget reports, what pattern might indicate a need for adjusting funding allocations?

  • Consistent underutilization of allocated funds in certain programs.
  • A brief period of increased spending during holiday seasons.
  • Variability in spending due to natural disaster responses.
  • Annual increases in funding in line with inflation.

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Public Sector Tests Tips

1Understand the Format

Familiarizing yourself with the structure of Public Sector exams sets the stage for success. Get to know the types of questions and the format in advance to avoid any surprises on test day.

2Keep an Eye on the Clock

Time management is key in these exams. Work on pacing yourself through practice sessions to ensure you’re able to answer all questions within the time limits.

3Zero in on Weak Areas

After a few practice rounds, you’ll notice certain areas that might need more work. Focus your study on these to shore up any weaknesses.

4Simulate the Test Environment

Practice under conditions that mimic the actual test as closely as possible. This includes timing yourself, working in a quiet space, and using the same materials you’ll have during the real thing.

5Stay Calm and Confident

A clear, focused mind will serve you better than anything. Practice relaxation and breathing techniques to stay calm and collected during the actual exam.

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  • 30 Verbal reasoning tests
  • 30 Diagrammatic reasoning tests
  • 30 Situational judgement tests
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Public Sector Tests FAQs

What are covered on Public Sector tests?

Public Sector tests are designed to measure abilities pertinent to government roles, such as numerical and verbal reasoning, situational judgement, and logical thinking. Specific skills assessed are based on the job’s requirements.

How do I prepare for Public Sector tests?

To prepare, familiarize yourself with the exam content through consistent practice, study guides, and understanding the skills each test assesses. Regular practice with Practice Aptitude Tests can build confidence and proficiency.

How difficult are Public Sector tests?

The difficulty of Public Sector tests can vary based on your personal aptitudes and experience. Regular preparation and exercise with practice tests can help simplify the complexity and improve your performance.

What types of tests are included in the Public Sector tests?

The Public Sector tests suite includes various exams tailored to assess skills needed in government jobs. These can range from cognitive abilities to scenario-based judgements, reflecting the diverse aspects of such roles.

Where can I practice free Public Sector test questions?

Practicing and taking practice tests is the best strategy to prepare for Public Sector exams. Practice Aptitude Tests offers many practice test questions to help you refine the skills needed for these government job assessments.

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What our customers say about our Public Sector tests

  • Uganda

    May 15, 2023

    You should have a calculator on hand before you start

    Pretty good, but needs a rough paper and a calculator for those whose fields are not purely maths based.

  • Uganda

    May 09, 2023

    It's important to estimate or approximate figures for questions

    I liked the clear charts graphs and tables.

  • Uganda

    March 10, 2022

    How interpret the information

    I would like to have more questions from different fields which can expose me to different questions

  • Uganda

    November 19, 2021

    Mental work

    I liked the logic, mental work and numerical figures in the test, though the decimals in the tables are so confusing to compute mentally.

  • Uganda

    May 18, 2021

    These are my thoughts

    I liked the structure of the questions but the time was limited.

  • Nigeria

    May 07, 2021

    It is quite challenging

    Most of the questions dwell more on other jurisdictions.

  • Uganda

    April 22, 2021

    Very complex questions

    I didn't like the complexity of the questions

  • Canada

    March 25, 2021

    Too much math

    I am in customer service, we are actually forbidden to make calculations for callers

  • United States of America

    March 21, 2021

    Perfectly Challenging

    I feel prepared for my government test now!

  • Uganda

    February 20, 2021


    It's very interesting and poses a good challenge.