The comprehensive practice Psychometric tests guide - preparation for Aptitude, Reasoning, Cognitive, Emotional & Personality tests

As psychometric test experts, we have developed a comprehensive Psychometric test guide that offers practical facts, example test questions and valuable tips about your Aptitude tests, Cognitive tests, Reasoning tests, Personality tests, Work Safety tests, Emotional Intelligence tests & more.

Cognitive, aptitude & reasoning tests preparation

Personality tests preparation

Emotional Intelligence tests preparation

Work Safety tests preparation

Situational Judgment tests preparation

Assessment Centre preparation

Pre-employment tests preparation

Psychometric developers test preparation

Special jobs test preparation

 

Your musts when preparing for your psychometric tests:

1. Only use a credible test preparation 

10 most important rules to select the right psychometric test preparation.

2. Practice for cognitive and reasoning tests that fit your job

Comprehensive guide to practice Aptitude, Cognitive & Reasoning tests:

The first and most common measurement of your suitability for the job you applied for is the use of a combination of aptitude, cognitive & reasoning tests. These tests measure job-specific aspects of your intelligence. It is very important to consider that the style of test questions in each of these tests is job-specific. This means that different jobs would have different styles of test questions. You can read more about these tests in our guides:

Job specific cognitive and aptitude practice tests example questions

How to prepare for specific cognitive and aptitude tests:

Aptitude & reasoning tests guide & examples

Abstract & Inductive reasoning tests guide & examples (Abstract tests are also known as Logical or Inductive reasoning tests)

Logical reasoning tests guide & examples

Verbal & Deductive reasoning tests guide & examples

Numerical reasoning tests guide & examples

Mechanical reasoning tests guide & examples

Cognify test and examples

Aptitude & reasoning tests' tips

Top 10 tips to prepare for an Aptitude, Reasoning & Cognitive tests

 

3. Practice for personality tests that fit your job

The second and also very common measurement of your suitability for the job you applied is the use a combination of personality tests. These tests measure job-specific personality scales. 

The most common mistakes about the personality tests are: you can’t prepare for these tests or that these tests are less important to employers. The truth is that you can and should prepare for your personality tests and that they are very critical to you landing the job you applied for.

The second most common mistake is that you think that preparing for one personality test is the same as preparing for another. It is a big NO, as each personality test measures different personality traits and is likely to use a different style of test questions to do so.

Therefore, you must prepare for the personality test that you will get instead of wasting your time on other tests.

How to prepare for personality tests:

Full Personality tests preparation guide & examples

 

4 Practice for emotional intelligence tests that fit your job

Another very common measurement of your suitability for the job you applied is the use of an emotional intelligence test. These tests measure your ability to identify emotions, manage relationships and predict people’s emotional response. 

Same as with the personality tests, the most common mistakes about the emotional intelligence tests are: they are so simple that I do not need to prepare for them or that these tests are less important to employers. The truth is that you can and should prepare for your emotional intelligence tests and that they are very critical to you landing the job you applied for.

How to prepare for emotional intelligence tests:

Emotional Intelligence tests preparation guide & examples

MSCEIT emotional intelligence test preparation guide and example test questions

Emotify emotional intelligence test preparation guide & example test questions

 

4. Practice for work-safety tests that fit your job

The forth and also very common measurement of your suitability for job that have a focus on work safety such as train drivers, engineers, manufacturing and mining. These tests measure job-specific work safety personality scales such as safety awareness. 

How to prepare for work safety tests:

Work Safety tests preparation guide & examples

 

5. Practice for situational judgment tests

The fifth component are situational judgement tests. While these are not psychometric tests, they are sometimes added to the psychometric tests. They include scenarios and focus on understanding how you are likely to respond to work-related scenarios. You can read more about these tests in our guides:

Situational Judgement tests preparation guide

 

6. Prepare for your Assessment Centre

The sixth component that employers sometimes use to measure your suitability for the job is an assessment centre.

How to prepare for assessment centres:

Assessment Centre preparation guide & examples

Preparation for group and individual test activities in Assessment Centres

E-trays exercises in Assessment Centres

Preparation for group discussions in Assessment Centres

 

6. Prepare for your pre-employment tests

Practice Pre-Employment tests guide:

In some cases, employers might use pre-employment tests to assess your suitability for the job you applied. You can read more about pre-employment tests in our guide:

Pre-employment tests preparation guide & example test questions

 

7. Prepare by psychometric test developers

Another option to prepare for your psychometric test is by preparing for the type and style of test questions used by the psychometric test developer that your employer chose to use. The challenge here is that most psychometric test developers offer several styles of test question. The right style of test questions will be mainly based on the type of the job you are applying for.

How to prepare for cognitive, personality  and emotional intelligence tests from a test developer:

ACER tests preparation guide & example test questions

Chandler Mcleod tests preparation guide

Hogan Assessments tests preparation guide & example test questions

Revelian tests preparation guide & example test questions

Saville tests preparation guide & example test questions

Sova Assessment tests preparation guide & example test questions

SHL tests preparation guide & example test questions

TalentQ tests preparation guide & example test questions

 

8. Prepare for your Psychometric tests - special jobs:

Practice for YOU Session practice tests (JAO) with ADF:

Aptitude tests (JAO) preparation for ADF's YOU session practice tests & example questions

Your ADF Assessment Day preparation guide.

 

Practice for Federal & State Police practice tests:

Police Reasoning, Personality & Emotional Intelligence practice tests guide 2022

Federal Police tests preparation guide & practice test questions 2022

Victoria Police tests preparation guide & practice test questions 2022

NSW Police tests preparation guide & practice test questions 2022

QLD Police tests preparation guide & practice test questions 2022

SA Police tests guide & practice test questions 2022

 

Practice for firefighter tests:

FRV firefighter tests preparation guide & practice test questions 2022

NSW Fire & Rescue firefighter tests preparation guide & practice test questions 2022

QFES tests preparation guide & practice test questions 2022

 

Practice for Ambulance / Paramedic tests:

Ambulance Victoria tests - Emotional Intelligence and Clinical personality test

NSW Ambulance tests - Emotional Intelligence test

 

Practice for Train Drivers psychometric tests:

Train driver psychometric tests preparation guide 2022

 

Practice for banking psychometric tests:

NAB's psychometric tests preparation guide

Macquarie's psychometric tests preparation guide 

 

Practice for Bond medical school's psychometric tests & interviews:

Preparation for psychometric tests & interviews for medicine at Bond University 2022

 

Read our Institute's Psychometric tests preparation articles

Aptitude, Reasoning & Personality test preparation articles

 

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