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 Post subject: The Aptitude Test
PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 6:37 pm 
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Just a few question about it:
How many questions?
Is it anything like in the example sheet they give you?
What topics are in the test?

Thanks.
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 Post subject: Re: The Aptitude Test
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There are probably more than you can answer, don't worry about it.
It's nothing like the example sheet, they are trying to trick you... :roll:
Did you read the example sheet? It's like that.


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1. Quite alot, but to my understanding its not about getting to the finish more answering them correctly- of course try and get to the end, but just do it as efficiently as possible just like any other test. Going out on a limb and thinking that different Q's have different values so if you get all the easy ones right woop dee doo but if you take some time to answer the hard ones correctly (rather than freak out and move on) and miss out on the easy ones its probably better. I dunno, i just did it in a linear order from the beginning and worked out for me.

2. The example sheet is an example sheet.

3. Have a look at the example sheet.


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There are 70 question in the first section, and 25 maths questions in the second. There are time limits but I've forgotten them. And you might not get to the end of the first section. I know I didn't, i got to about 60, but i finished the maths.


The example sheet shows all types of questions they ask, there are no tricks or wild cards.


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If you want to get a bit of preparation under your belt have a look around for some IQ tests on the net. They all ask the same types of questions, so if you can get your head around a few of them you should be set.


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I wouldn’t worry about how many questions there are, it doesn’t matter if you don’t answer everything (you can still receive a "perfect" result).

From memory it was two tests, the first being a general IQ/Aptitude test, and the second being a maths test. The aptitude test covers many things from English to problem solving, there’s a lot of "pattern spotting" type questions to see if you're a lateral thinker.
If you want to get a good result then id suggest studying (especially for the maths), you'd hate to get in there and not be able to answer simple questions because you've forgotten basic maths formulas.

There’s many different websites you can use to study. Get your brain ready, do as many practise tests as you can, refresh your memory and don’t sell yourself short by not preparing.


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You should definitely brush up on some basic maths formulas. I seriously bombed out on the maths test because of that.

And don't worry about finishing all the questions. Just do the easy ones first and come back to the hard ones. I left more than ten questions unanswered.


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Show up half pissed, close your eyes and pick whatever as fast as you can, seems like thats what most people are doing these days and still getting through recruiting considering some of the reo's ive been seeing lately.

Seriously if you have half a brain about you its a peice of piss, but if your still nervous do some IQ quizzes or testing, etc.


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The test focuses on both speed and accuracy. It can and has been finished.

If you look hard enough you can find some very helpful resources to help you with the initial testing.

Good luck.


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What job are you looking for?


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