Preparing for your online aptitude testing for ADF's YOU Session (OAT test) & interview - including full practice aptitude tests, example test questions, 1-on-1 tutoring & test tips

The Institute of Psychometric Coaching will ensure you are well prepared for your ADF YOU Session online aptitude testing (OAT) and your 4-hour psychological assessment session.

  • Online practice aptitude testing for ADF's YOU Session with step by step answer explanations.

  • Practice aptitude tests for ADF's YOU Session are timed as in your real test.

  • Developed by expert Australian Psychometricians

  • Online course for your aptitude testing for ADF's YOU Session.

  • 1-on-1 tutoring delivered by experienced Australian Psychometric test trainers in our offices or Skype live.

What the online aptitude testing (OAT) for ADF's YOU Session includes:

a timed Online Ability Test (OAT)

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 online aptitude testing (OAT) for ADF’s YOU Session:

You will be sent a link that you need to click to sit your ADF’s YOU Session online aptitude tests.

You are not allowed to use a calculator or a dictionary of any kind during any of your aptitude tests.

Why is your preparation for aptitude testing for ADF's YOU Session so crucial:

The outcome of your online aptitude testing for ADF provides the special 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 your aptitude testing for ADF's YOU Session:

ADF's YOU Session Online Ability Test (OAT):

This test has 51 test questions and you only have 20 minutes to complete it. This is a very difficult task to complete in such a short time.

The test measures your cognitive ability in three key areas using 3 types of test questions:

1. Verbal test questions in the online aptitude testing for ADF:

This type of questions in your OAT test measures your verbal reasoning and deductive reasoning skills. Test questions in this section include several styles.

These test questions are designed to measure your ability to identify words that do not belong to a group or find word associations or logical thinking.

Let's check the following verbal test questions examples in the online aptitude testing for ADF:

Example verbal question 1 in OAT:

Which two statemenets together prove that Tim has a red car?

A. Gil likes Tim's car colour

B. Tim likes fast cars

C. Gil has a fast car

D. Gil likes only red cars

E. Tim's car is not silver

The correct answer is A and D, as if Gill likes only red cars and Gill likes Tim's car colour then Tim's car must be red.

Example verbal question 2 in OAT:

Which are the two odd-ones out?

A. Borrow

B. Trade

C. Sell

D. Rent

E. Loan

F. Lease

2. Numerical test questions in your online aptitude testing for ADF:

These test questions include traditional number series, 3 by 3 type of number series and time, speed, distance type of test questions.

Let's check the following numerical test questions examples in OAT:

Example numerical question 1:

Tom has been flying his small jet for 30 minutes and has travelled 200 km. What has been his average speed in Kilometres per hour?

This is a time, speed, distance type of test question. To solve this question you must use the formula time x speed = distance. Based on the question time = 0.5 of an hour and distance = 200 km, Therefore, the speed is 200/0.5 = 400 km/hr

Example numerical question 2:

Steve has to figure out the number of animals to be placed in each of the small zoo's cages. He decided that the number of animals to be placed in each of the 6 cages will depend on the size of the cage in comparison to the other cages. One cage is four times the size of two of the zoo's cages and equal to the three other cages. What is the minimum number of animals in each cage?

This is a question that that requires you to represent verbal information in numerical format. Based on the information in the question, if X represents the number of animals in a small cage then 2X represents the number of animals in the bigger cage. Based on the information in the question, we can conclude that there are 4 big cages and 2 small ones. To find the smallest number of animals in each cage is 1 in the small cage and 2 in the bigger cage. The smallest number of animals in all 6 cages is 2+2+2+2+1+1= 10. 

Example numerical question 3:

1, 4, 9, 16, 25, 36, ?

What's the next number in this series?

This number series is based on the following sequence of numbers 1 squared, 2 squared, 3 squared, 4 squared, 5 squared, 6 squared. The next number is 7 squared (i.e. 49).

Example numerical question 4:

What is the missing number that should replace the question mark?

In the horizontal rows, the pattern is for the numbers to increase by 2 going left to right. Therefore, the missing number to replace the question mark is: 17 – 2 = 15. Alternatively, you can look at the pattern in the vertical columns. Here, the numbers increase by 6 going top to bottom. Therefore, the missing number to replace question mark is: 9 + 6 = 15.

3. Abstract test questions in your online aptitude testing for ADF:

This type of test questions measures your abstract analytical skills. Test questions in this section include a group od shapes either as a matrix of 3 by 3 or just a list of horizontal shapes. Each group of shapes has one or more patterns or logical rules that determin the specific position and what each shape contains. The typical questions for a group of shapes are: Which figure is next? Which figure is the odd one out? What is the missing figure?

Let's review the following example, here we can see a list of 3 shapes presented horizontaly. The question is what is the next shape in this series?

To answer this question we need to find the patterns or logical rules that make up this list of shapes going from left to right. When reviewing the three shapes we can identify the following patterns:

1. The X moves from left to right every step.

2. The circle rotates clockwise every step.

3. The external lines and one line inside the square rotate anticlockwise every step.

As the next shape must incorporate all three patterns, the X must be on the right side, circle on the left side and lines on the bottom and two sides.

Let's review an example for a 3 by 3 matrix abstract question. In this question there are 8 shapes in a 3 by 3 table. The 9th shape is missing and your task is to find what it is based on the other shapes.


To solve this question, we need to find the logical rules that apply to the shapes going from left to right or top to bottom. We can see that in each cell in each row contains a black rectangle or box. The last cell in each row is a combination of the first two boxes of the first and second cells. So, if we look at our top row, the first two black boxes in first and middle cells are combined in the last cell to create a vertical black rectangle. Therefore, the missing shape is a full black box which is a combination of the two horizontal black rectangles.

 

ADF's YOU Session Psychological Interview:

The last component of your YOU Session is going to be a Psychological Interview. The interview is designed as a Behavioural Descriptive Interview in which the interviewer checks how  you behaved  in various competency related situations in the past such as at school or with friends. It’s a well structure interview where questions are designed according to skills and competencies required for the ADF . Your response determines how well you fit specific jobs that the ADF has to offer you. It is the approach of BDI which differentiates it from other interview techniques.  Unlike situational interview, where interviewees are given a situation and their ability is analysed based on their response, BDI asks you to narrate a situation or incidences from your past experience which demonstrates a particular skill or ability.

IPC’s preparation for your aptitude testing for ADF's YOU Session & Interview:

Our expert psychometric test trainers and mentors prepared for you several efective preparation solutions for you. They include:

Our practice online aptitude testing for ADF's YOU Session (OAT):

As each of the abilities (verbal, numerical and abstract) requires a different set of skills, our expert psychometric test trainers designed special preparations for each of the 3 components of your ADF's Online Aptitude Test (OAT):

A large pool of practice aptitude verbal tests with question styles tailored to the one in your online aptitude testing for ADF (OAT). Taking these practice aptitude tests will get you ready for the verbal component of your aptitude testing for ADF's General Ability Test. Each practice aptitude test includes a timer to mimic the stress in your real test and step by step answer explanations after completing each test.

A large pool of practice aptitude numerical tests with question styles tailored to your online aptitude testing for ADF's OAT. Taking these practice aptitude tests will get you ready for the numerical test component of your online aptitude testing (OAT). Same as with the practice verbal aptitude tests, each practice aptitude numerical test includes a timer to mimic the stress in your real test and step by step answer explanations after completing each test.

A large pool of practice aptitude abstract tests with question styles tailored to your online aptitude testing for ADF's OAT. Taking these practice aptitude tests will get you ready for the abstract test component of our online aptitude testing for ADF. Same as before, each practice aptitude abstract test includes a timer to mimic the stress in your real test and step by step answer explanations after completing each test.

Our test courses for your online aptitude testing for ADF's OAT:

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

Our 1-on-1 tutoring sessions for your online aptitude testing for ADF's OAT Test & Interview:

  • Delivered by our expert psychometric test trainers.
  • Our experts will work with you on strategies and practical techniques to quickly solve ADF's online aptitude test (OAT) questions.
  • We will use examples to ensure that you apply this knowledge into practice.
  • We will also work with you to ensure that you demonstrate your strong points in your interview.

 

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