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Thomas International Assessments

    • 20 tests |
    • 243 questions

Thomas International is a globally recognised assessment publisher that has been in the industry for over 30 years. It provides assessments in 56 languages and over 60 countries worldwide. Its clients are from a variety of industries and it is partnered with over 32,000 companies.

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How to prepare for Thomas International tests

First, make sure you read your test invitation thoroughly so you’re clear on which test(s) you’ll be taking.

At this point it’s also a good idea to do some background research on the company you’re applying to and the role. This can help you get a better understanding of what they’re likely to be looking for in a candidate.

Whether it’s the PPA or the GIA, it’s important to put your skills to the test before the big day by taking some practice tests. Not only will this help you to familiarise yourself with the test format and questions, it will help build your confidence for when you have to take the test for real.

After completing a mock test, it’s essential to go back over your score and your answers to see if there are areas you need to work on improving. If it’s a personality test, you’ll want to see what traits you’ve exhibited and whether you think you’ll be a good fit for the role you’re applying for.

Tips on how to pass Thomas International tests

Prepare thoroughly. Ensure you go into whichever Thomas International tests you’re taking with as much knowledge you can on the role and company you’re applying for. You’ll be surprised at how well it will serve you in the test.

Practice hard. We always repeat this point as it’s the most important. Practising really is the best way to see results when it comes to any type of psychometric test. So whether it’s the GIA or the PPA you’re taking, make sure you’ve familiarised yourself with it beforehand.

Think logically. If you’re unsure what a question is asking of you, try to think logically. What skills might an employer want to see? Why might this question be important? If you’ve prepared beforehand, this information might just help you to answer those tricker questions.

Be fast, but don’t rush. In Thomas International tests speed is as important as accuracy, but rushing won’t help. Ensure you’ve understood a question before answering, and don’t underestimate the importance of taking deep breaths and going over something again if you’re not sure.

Honesty is crucial. This is especially pertinent for the personality tests. As much as this is about impressing a future employer, it’s also about ensuring the job is right for you and your skill set. Lying will make you look inconsistent, and it might also end up placing you in a job that you won’t be suited to or happy in.

For further information, read our article on 15 tips for passing aptitude tests.

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Sample Thomas International Tests question Test your knowledge!

Based on the sequence established in the preceding steps, what is the likely number of squares that the next pattern will have?

Step 1 starts with a single square. In step 2, two additional squares are added to the previous step, which results in three squares. Step 3 adds three squares to the previous step, making a total of six squares. This process continues consecutively with each step.

  • 10 squares
  • 8 squares
  • 11 squares
  • 9 squares

If the sale price of an item is $420 after a 30% discount, what was its original price?

  • $560
  • $600
  • $630
  • $660

A project manager estimates that a project will take 11 months to complete with a team of 5 developers. If he can only have a team of 4 developers, how many months will the project likely take to complete?

  • 13.5
  • 13.75
  • 14
  • 14.5

After reading the passage, what can be inferred about the company's strategy?

Step 1 starts with a single square. In step 2, two additional squares are added to the previous step, which results in three squares. Step 3 adds three squares to the previous step, making a total of six squares. This process continues consecutively with each step.

  • The company is switching to a cloud-based platform to reduce costs.
  • The company aims to use new technologies to enhance customer interaction and operational efficiency.
  • The company is expected to reduce its workforce due to digitization.
  • The company's primary goal is to be the first to market with new technology.

What is the main point made by the author in the passage?

Step 1 starts with a single square. In step 2, two additional squares are added to the previous step, which results in three squares. Step 3 adds three squares to the previous step, making a total of six squares. This process continues consecutively with each step.

  • Students with more resources at home tend to perform better academically.
  • Parental involvement is proven to have no effect on a child's education.
  • The passage suggests that the education system itself is solely responsible for student outcomes.
  • The author argues that socio-economic factors are less important than a child's individual effort.

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Thomas International Tests Tips

1Familiarize Yourself with the Formats

Before you jump into taking the tests, it’s key to understand the layout and structure of Thomas International test suites. Since they’ve been shaping the hiring processes for over three decades, they feature a variety of question types across different examinations. At Practice Aptitude Tests, we provide a close look into common formats so you’re not caught off guard on test day.

2Get Comfortable with Timed Scenarios

Thomas International’s assessments often come with a ticking clock. It’s not just about getting the right answers, but also about managing your time effectively. By practicing timed tests here on our site, you’ll develop your ability to maintain quality while under pressure.

3Work on Your Test-taking Strategies

It’s not always about knowing the content inside out. Sometimes, it’s about approaching the test smartly. For instance, learning to identify and skip questions that are too time-consuming can save precious minutes. On Practice Aptitude Tests, we’ll equip you with strategies to make intelligent guesses when necessary and to approach each section with a plan.

4Dive into Diverse Industry Questions

Thomas International serves a swath of industries, meaning their tests probe a range of skills. From logical reasoning to personality assessments, you need to be prepped for diversity. We’ve curated a library of practice questions that mirror this variance, giving you a well-rounded preparation for whichever industry you’re aiming to join.

5Boost Your Confidence Through Repetition

The more you practice, the more comfortable you’ll be when facing the real deal. Consistent practice on Practice Aptitude Tests can build up your confidence, ensuring that you walk into the test center feeling self-assured and ready to tackle the assessment ahead of you with a clear mind.

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Thomas International Tests FAQs

How are Thomas International tests scored?

A profile is built of your general intelligence, working style and personality traits, depending on which Thomas International tests you take. It’s important to remember that Thomas International tests value speed as much as accuracy, so answering quickly and confidently is important.

Are Thomas International tests difficult?

As with any test, you can expect to be challenged. But it’s important to remember these tests are there to help an employer understand you better. So as long as you prepare beforehand and are honest on the day, you’ll have done all you possibly can to succeed.

How long is a Thomas International test?

It depends on which test you’re taking, and you can find more information under each test heading. However none of the Thomas International tests are particularly long. They’re designed to be short, sharp assessments that can be completed in an efficient manner.

Where can you practice Thomas International tests?

You can start here: with helpful hints and tips, as well as dashboard performance tracking, it’s an excellent way to prepare for the test that really matters.

Reviews of our Thomas International tests

What our customers say about our Thomas International tests

  • Taiwan

    July 20, 2023

    Need a paper to write down each compute process.

    The test is interesting. And need to calculate for a while. I use the iPhone as my calculator and result well.

  • Australia

    June 18, 2023

    More challenging than expected

    The test was more time-consuming than I expected. I'm happy I did this practice test before attempting the real one.

  • Australia

    March 04, 2023


    I didn't know if I was able to use a calculator and it saved me a lot of time at the end. I would like to try again and start blanco

  • Mexico

    January 08, 2023

    It's easy but you need practice

    You need to have pen, paper and a calculator in hand in order to be as effective as possible during the test.

  • India

    November 04, 2022

    Analysis of summary

    Absolutely fine and difficult sometimes while trying to attempt answers. Overall very exciting and interesting .

  • Ireland

    September 06, 2022


    The questions although you would believe tricky are straightforward if you think logically and do not rush.

  • Australia

    June 20, 2022

    The structure of the test

    I like that it can test out the knowledge of mathematics, but around 1 min average for each question is not quite enough.

  • United States of America

    June 07, 2022

    Math Centric

    Not sure why this test was so math-based, as that is a very low percentage of a real IQ test. I do not think this was an indicative sample for the true test.

  • Australia

    June 02, 2022

    Test that requires critical thinking and a good background in mathematics

    I would like to have had extra time to do this test as it would have been great to go back to previous questions for a second try. Other than that it has some elements similar to university questions.

  • Egypt

    May 29, 2022

    It is a challenging test

    Perfect test to measure your numerical thinking in a fast-paced environment. The limited time constrains you from focusing and you should be prepared and organized to avoid frustration of time ticking.