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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.
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.
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Reviews of our Thomas International tests
What our customers say about our Thomas International tests
July 14, 2021
More challenging than expected
More challenging than expected, a lot of questions felt like they were not explained as well as they could be
June 30, 2021
Have a calculator handy...
Good set of questions. Would like to check some of the answers...I hope I have it correct while the answer set listed is incorrect!
June 07, 2021
Was trying to calculate and give the answer to these questions for my best knowledge and experience. Thanks!
May 29, 2021
There was some parts of the population study test that did not exactly read clearly, a lack of information was presented However the rest of the test proved clear and aptly readable.
May 27, 2021
Interesting for a newbie, a bit stresful
Some questions lacked information, unless it was designed that way, i.e: on of the questions about population births, the data table did not provide unit for population size (which was likely supposed to be in millions?)
May 24, 2021
Speed vs accuracy
It was challenging - and enjoyable. I wish I had more time
May 18, 2021
Needed a calculator
Overall good to know as to what to expect.
May 16, 2021
I like the Mathematics part, but I was hoping to cover the full Thomas International Aptitude Test.
May 15, 2021
Have a calculator and pen and paper ready
I didn't know what to expect, so would have appreciated knowing in advance that a calculator and pen and paper could be handy.
May 14, 2021
The overall score
It tested speed and logic, quite challenging