Numerical reasoning test guide

The numerical reasoning test measures your ability to interpret, analyse and draw logical conclusions based on numerical data presented in graphs and tables. It is important to note that this numerical reasoning test (contrary to easier numerical reasoning tests) is not designed to measure your mathematical ability but your ability to use numerical data as a tool to make reasoned decisions and solve problems.

What do employers seek to learn from your numerical test score?

Numerical data generated by organisational systems or communicated by key stakeholders are a crucial information source to drive results, monitor progress and achieve business goals. Hence, employers expect you to be capable of effectively collecting, interpreting, analysing and presenting numerical data.

Employers use the result of your numerical reasoning test to learn the extent to which you are:

  • capable of efficiently and effectively identifying critical business-related issues and logically drawing conclusions from numerical data such as performance figures, financial results and analysis reports
  • capable of efficiently monitoring performance and progress based on numerical metrics such as charts and tables
  • capable of clearly presenting and conveying business-related issues in forms of charts and tables to key stakeholders.

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