TK Maxx Assessments
This usually comprises of 20 questions to be answered in 20 minutes. They relate to graphs, percentages and tables whereby you will be asked to analyse data and choose from a set of multiple choice answers. These are designed to test your numerical abilities. It is advisable to practice these before taking the tests in order to get the timing correct.
You will be presented with a series of paragraphs which you will be required to read and then answer questions. Your options will be True, False or Cannot Tell. This test will be assessing your analytical skills as well as your comprehension and grammar. Again, it is advisable to practice as you need to be able to read all of the information without rushing but with enough time to answer all questions.
Diagrammatic / Logical Reasoning
You may be asked to take this type of test, depending on the role that you are applying for. This test comprises of questions relating to sequences of shapes and patterns. In each question there will be a missing step and you will be provided with a number of answers to choose from. These are designed to test your logical reasoning as well analytical and problem-solving skills. Again these will be timed and so practice is advisable.
This will involve analysing material. You will be given time to read a given text and will be then expected to analyse the information and potentially give a presentation. You will be assessed on how you deal with the information provided and how you analyse literature.
The group exercise demonstrates how you work and perform in a team. The group will be presented with information, including a number of issues and you will need to produce solutions. Ensure to find a balance between speaking up and making your point but without dominating the group. You must show the assessor that you can work well in any situation, especially within a team as that is something that will be expected of you at the company.
You’ll be given your topic ahead of the assessment centre or you will resent your findings from the individual exercise. You will then be required to answer questions in order to demonstrate both your knowledge of the company and how you would work under pressure. You will also be assessed on your presenting skills as well as your language and overall delivery.