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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
May 13, 2022
Read the rules first!!
Read the rules - assumed after it started that a calculator was permitted? Also the population question didn't state a year in the information table, so all related questions were ambiguous.
April 28, 2022
More explanation of solutions needed
Stated why the correct answer is correct – however, that matched other choices in the question. More specific detail is required therefore on why that was the correct answer.
April 01, 2022
A bit stressful
It appears to be easy but it requires you to think very carefully. It is stressful because I am mindful of time and constantly checking time.
March 24, 2022
I liked the challenge but the accuracy of the way some questions were structured is something that should be looked into.
February 02, 2022
My accuracy and speed to answer questions.
The test is friendly to use, but using numbers and computation for the answers made me delay in answering.
January 05, 2022
Go fast, as time creeps up on you
A lot of questions are not technically answerable, like the population one - it implies the numbers are in millions but does not actually say that (could be thousands or hundreds...) and you spend a while trying to figure it out.
Alicia Isata Sesay
November 02, 2021
Well it's my first time trying and hoping for the best
I like everything about it because I like challenges and always like righting my every wrong. I'm happy taking this exam and am not ashamed of failure because it helps me to right my mistakes.
October 29, 2021
Accuracy & speed
Some of the questions referenced a particular year (2018) but nowhere was this year indicated in the data. Therefore I wasn't sure if this was a trick question.
United States of America
October 02, 2021
Need Calculator, pen and paper for this test
Test is OK, would have liked to know that a calculator, pen and paper was needed. This costed some time to get after test start
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