The best way to pass your aptitude tests is to get started. Here’s our super quick cheat sheet to help get you started so you can start passing the aptitude tests you face and get the jobs you want.

10 quick tips for passing your aptitude tests

  1. Practice aptitude tests online as much as possible their format is repetitive and the more you practice the better your score will be. There are loads of tests available with worked through solutions on

  2. Don’t rush, you’re better off spending slightly longer on each question and getting it right rather than guessing and scoring a lower average mark.

  3. Get plenty of sleep the night before your test, being fresh will improve your performance.

  4. Make sure you’re not disturbed while you’re taking your test. Being interrupted could be the difference between passing and failing.

  5. Get comfortable with calculating percentage increase, decrease and ratios for the numerical reasoning tests.

  6. Get used to reading the types of short passages tested in verbal reasoning tests; again practicing them online will make passing them easy.

  7. Manage your time. If you get stuck on a question, move on. It may be the case that you get the hardest questions in the test first. Don’t worry just move on and do the questions you can do.

  8. Don’t panic. If you get stuck don’t worry just move on, you can always come back to questions later.

  9. Make sure you have a spare calculator.

  10. Read the instructions carefully. Ensure you know how long you have to do the test before you start.