Verbal Reasoning Tests
Verbal reasoning tests are used to assess a person's ability to understand, analyse and interpret written information. They can also be used to test a candidate's spelling, grammar and understanding of analogies.
Numerical Reasoning Tests
Numerical reasoning tests typically assess a person's understanding of basic arithmetic, number sequences and simple mathematics. In more advanced tests, candidates may be shown charts or graphs and asked to interpret the results.
Abstract Reasoning Tests
Abstract reasoning tests assess a person's general intellect and ability to work out new concepts and abstract ideas. They determine a person's ability to see the underlying logic in a pattern of symbols or shapes.
Abstract reasoning ability is believed to be a good indicator of a person's fluid intelligence, or their ability to learn things quickly. They are especially useful for roles that require a high level of problem solving and initiative.
Mechanical Reasoning Tests
A mechanical reasoning, or mechanical comprehension test, is designed to assess a person's applied knowledge of common physical and mechanical principles.
These are typically used for technical and engineering roles, as they are a good indicator of person's current understanding and potential to do well in the role.
Fault Diagnosis Tests
Fault diagnosis tests are more specific to a role and are designed to assess a person's ability to identify and correctly select the appropriate repair in electronic and mechanical systems.
Data Checking Tests
Data checking tests are used primarily for administrative and data input roles, data checking tests measures how quickly and accurately errors can be detected in example data by the candidate.