Preparing for Australian Defence Force's (ADF) YOU Session 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 ADF YOU Session aptitude tests and your 4-hour psychological assessment session.

  • We offer online Practice aptitude tests for your YOU Session with step by step answer explanations.

  • All practice aptitude tests for your YOU Session are timed as in your real test.

  • Practice tests for your YOU Session developed by Experienced Australian Psychometricians

  • We offer YOU Session online courses for your Aptitude Test

  • We also offer Personal tutoring delivered by experienced Australian Psychologists.

What the ADF YOU Session 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 YOU Session Aptitude Testing process:

  • You will be asked to sit ADF’s YOU Session 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 ADF YOU Session aptitude testing:

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 YOU Session aptitude testing:

The ADF YOU Session 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 YOU Session aptitude test:

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

Our YOU Session Aptitude 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

Our YOU Session Practice Aptitude Tests online with Step by Step Answer Explanations

A large pool of practice verbal test questions preparing you for the verbal test component of your aptitude test. Each test includes step by step answer explanations.

A large pool of practice numerical test questions preparing you for the numerical test component of your aptitude test. Each test includes detailed answer explanations.

A large pool of practice abstract test questions preparing you for the abstract test component of your aptitude test. Each test includes step by step detailed answer explanations.

Our Face to Face Tutoring Session for ADF's YOU Session

One of our experienced Psychologists will work with you on how to improve your aptitude test skills

How to access your preparation solutions for ADF's YOU Session tests?

  1. Go to our home page
  2. Select ADF’ as your classification
  3. SelectProfessional’ as your job level
  4. Click on ‘Start Preparing Now’
  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 ADF YOU Session mathematical ability test:

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 tutoring sessions with our specialist psychometric test trainers.

How to access your preparation solutions?

  1. Go to our home page
  2. Select ‘ADF’ 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 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 ADF YOU Session Psychological Interview:

To help you, the Institute’s specialists have full preparation solutions for your YOU Session Psychological Interview. They include:

We offer an Interview Preparation Course online developed by our Psychologists

The online course includes topics such as how to use body language to your advantage, how to start and end a successful BDI interview, what to ask and what not to ask in a BDI Interview.

We also offer Personal Tutoring sessions for the Psychological Interview. 

One of our experienced Psychologists will work with you on how to improve your aptitude test skills

 

The ADF's YOU Session 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 ADF YOU Session Personality test:

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 Tutoring sessions with our specialist psychometric test trainers.

How to access your preparation solutions for ADF's YOU Session?

  1. Go to our home page
  2. Select ‘ADF’ 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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