Preparing for Australian Defence Force's (ADF) Aptitude Tests - full practice tests, example test questions and test tips (YOU session)

The Institute of Psychometric Coaching will ensure you are well prepared for your aptitude tests and your 4-hour psychological assessment session with the Australian Defence Force (ADF) - YOU session

What the ADF psychological testing process includes:

  • a timed General Ability Test
  • a timed Mathematical Ability Test

The aim of psychological testing is to determine what skills and abilities candidates have and then to match the ADF jobs that require these same sets of skills and abilities.

What to expect in your ADF’s Aptitude Testing process:

  • You will be asked to sit ADF’s aptitude tests online from a room at the recruitment centre.
  • You are not allowed to use a calculator or a dictionary of any kind during any of your aptitude tests.
  • During the test session, you will be provided with pencils, eraser and writing paper.

Why preparation is crucial for your aptitude testing with the ADF:

The outcome of your aptitude testing provides ADF recruiters with a good understanding of your aptitudes, abilities and underlying knowledge. With this information, they can assist you in identifying an occupation for which you are best suited.

Typically, you only have two chances at ADF’s aptitude testing. Failure to reach the thresholds in these tests twice in a row would make it almost impossible for you to have a career with the ADF.

How we prepare you for ADF’s aptitude testing:

The ADF’s General Ability Test:

This test measures your cognitive ability in three key areas using 3 sub tests:

1. Verbal test

This test measures your verbal analytical skills. Test questions in this section include word analogy, word meanings, synonyms and antonyms, etc. For example, Car is to Road as Boat is to?

2. Numerical test

This test measures your numerical analytical skills. Test questions in this section include: number series, work problems, simple maths, etc. For example, 1, 3, 9, 27, ?

3. Abstract test

This test measures your abstract analytical skills. Test questions in this section include: Which figure is next? Which figure is the odd one out? What is the missing figure?

For example, which figure is next in this series?

IPC’s preparation solutions for your ADF aptitude test:

The Institute’s specialists have prepared several full preparation solutions for this test. They include:

Test courses online

  1. Short and practical online courses for the verbal test,
  2. Short and practical online course for the numerical test
  3. Short and practical online course for the abstract test

Practice tests online with full test reports

  1. A large pool of practice test questions for the verbal test with full test reports, including detailed answer explanations.
  2. A large pool of practice test questions for the numerical test with full test reports, including detailed answer explanations.
  3. A large pool of practice test questions for the abstract test with full test reports, including detailed answer explanations.

One on one coaching with a Psychometric test trainer

How to access your preparation solutions?

  1. Go to our home page
  2. Select ‘Emergency Services’ as your classification
  3. Select ‘Professional’ as your job level
  4. Click on ‘Start Preparing’
  5. Select from a list of tailored prep solutions

 

The ADF’s Mathematical Ability Test:

This test measures your capability to use basic mathematical formulae.

Test questions in this section include: multiplying numbers; working with fractions; subtracting and adding numbers.

For example, what is the value of 0.02 x 0.40?

IPC’s preparation for your mathematical ability test with the ADF:

To help you, the Institute’s specialists have full preparation solutions for this test. They include:

  1. A short and practical online numerical test with the required formulae.
  2. A large pool of practice test questions with full test reports, including detailed answer explanations.
  3. One-on-one sessions with our specialist psychometric test trainers.

How to access your preparation solutions?

  1. Go to our home page
  2. Select ‘Emergency Services’ as your classification
  3. Select ‘Professional’ as your job level
  4. Click on ‘Start Preparing’
  5. Select from a list of tailored prep solutions 

 

The ADF's Personality Test:

In phase 2 of your selection (after successfully passing the ability and mathematical tests - your YOU session), you will be asked to come in for an interview conducted by an ADF psychologist and to undertake a personality test. The personality test is designed to identify personality impediments that will prevent you from successfully performing your role with the ADF.

IPC’s preparation for your Personality test with the ADF:

To help you, the Institute’s specialists have full preparation solutions for the personality test. They include:

  1. A tailored practice personality test with a full test report.
  2. A tailored personality test course online.
  3. One-on-one sessions with our specialist psychometric test trainers.

How to access your preparation solutions?

  1. Go to our home page
  2. Select ‘Emergency Services’ as your classification
  3. Select ‘Professional’ as your job level
  4. Click on ‘Start Preparing’
  5. Select from a list of tailored prep solutions 

 

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