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 chose 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.
Case Study Presentation
You will be expected to give a short presentation on a subject provided prior to the assessment day which will relate to the role that you are applying for. This will be assessing your public speaking and presenting skills as well as how you perform under pressure during questions following your presentation. This may also be in the form of a case study. Ensure you have researched the company prior to the assessment centre.
This will be based on a scenario you could experience in the job and you will be assessed on your behaviour, your knowledge and the way you handle certain scenarios. Ensure you have a good background knowledge of the company and its values.
You will be given a group task, usually involving a meeting or business scenario that you will be expected to provide solutions for within the team. You’ll be assessed on how you perform within the group, whether you show strong leadership skills or better support skills. You must be careful to strike a balance between dominating the group and being too passive.