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How to pass psychometric tests

Psychometric tests provide an employer with a measure of an individual’s suitability for the job or vacancy. The real aim of taking this test is to filter out candidates which are relatively less competing for a particular appointment.

Step 1: Know the type of test you need to take

Different psychometric tests are conducted for different purposes. There can be similarity in the different psychometric tests due to similar job demands like pressure handling, temperament, communications skills, personality, etc. However, you can quickly point out the reflection of the job in the test. For instance, a banker will be asked to take a psychometric test which checks public dealing, numbers handling, differentiating, etc. Whereas, a candidate for a police department job will be tested for reflexes, verbal and written communication, decision making, etc.

Step 2: Practice and practice!

Practice makes a man perfect! You can practice various aptitude tests in different ways. Start training openly and give due time to every question. Get an understanding of the test and then introduce a time limit and attempt to solve most of the questions. Amalgamate different types of questions so that similar questions don’t appear in series. With every practice attempt, you will step forward to your success on D-Day.

Step 3: Focus on your weak areas

Know the areas where you lag by checking the answers of example questions. After knowing your weaknesses, pay attention to them and try to work harder on them.

Step 4: Make a progress chart

Make a progress char for yourself so that you know about your performance and can prepare yourself accordingly. When you perform good, appreciate yourself and stay motivated.

Step 5: Get enough sleep a night before test

Having enough sleep before the day of test is very important. it can greatly affect your performance on real day.

Step 6: More Questions, Less Time?

Although for psychometric tests, the number of questions you attempt in a specified time counts but is not the basis of your score. It helps the employer to know your picking power, which can or cannot be essential for that job. Thus, in most of the psychometric test attempting all the questions within time is not expected. However, the more questions you try, the more accurate is the measure of your qualities.

Keep a balance between speed and accuracy. Skip the questions which are taking too much time to understand. Bear in mind that you want to project an accurate picture of your qualities and capabilities to the employer and attempt as many questions as you can.

Step 7: Improve for next time

After you are done with test, wait for the results. If you see that you haven’t done good, don’t worry! You can improve next time by following these steps and come up with excellent results in future.