Passing psychometric tests is no easy gig. For many of you, psychometric tests will not be something you’ve encountered before. Even if you have, we’ve provided some top tips for passing your psychometric tests to help you improve your scores.

Top tips for passing psychometric tests

  • Practice as many aptitude tests you can, the more you practice the better you will get at them. Practice is the key to passing.

  • Practice online aptitude tests, most aptitude tests you’re likely to sit will be online so get used to the format, timer etc rather than working on paper or with a book.

  • Keep to time, if you get stuck, move on. You’ll pick up more marks on the questions you can do more easily. Remember the easier questions are not necessarily at the start of the test.

  • Review the answers carefully and identify your weak areas and focus on them. Use the answers provided on to develop your methodologies. Also remember to read our essential tips on the numerical reasoning page to learn some quick ways of improving your performance.

  • Practice the aptitude tests you find the hardest. If you find the numerical reasoning tests easy and struggle with the verbal reasoning tests then make sure you focus on improving your verbal reasoning skills and any other weak areas.

  • Don’t be complacent; most people think they’ll be able to pass their aptitude tests with little practice. The wider variety of example questions you’ve practice the better you will perform on the day of your assessment. It’s essential to perform as well as you possibly can on your aptitude test assessments to distinguish yourself from your competitors.

  • Focus on your weakest area. Generally candidates struggle most with the numerical reasoning assessments so make sure you get sufficient practice in before your assessment.

  • Make sure you’re not disturbed during your practice and ensure you practice your psychometric tests to time. It’s essential to practice aptitude tests under time conditions so when you’re under time pressure during your real assessment it isn’t a shock.

  • Make sure you read the question carefully; numerical reasoning tests are designed to be deceptive so make sure you spend enough time reading the question carefully.

  • Re-do questions you previously got wrong. Re-visit questions that you struggled with during your online practice.

  • Don’t panic during your real assessment. Practice enough to boost your confidence and get used to the type of questions you’re likely to be asked. So for example with numerical reasoning get used to answering questions on percentage increase, decrease, ratio, currency conversions and general data interpretation questions.