Psychometric Tests are a great way to measure the psychological traits of a person. In recent years, these tests are often used by recruiters assess intelligence, skills, and personality of the applicants.
The tests measure your abstract, verbal and numerical reasoning skills. Structures of these tests almost accurately measure candidates’ capacity to work within a team, process instructions and manage the job stress.
They provide a reliable indication of the performance of a candidate in the future. Employers use the information collected from the psychometric test to identify the hidden aspects of candidates that are difficult to extract from a face-to-face interview.
Psychometric tests are by design objective and impersonal, which ensures that there is no discrepancy between candidates. These tests usually comprise of multiple-choice questions and a specified time frame in which to complete them.
Depending on organizational requirements, there can be different types of psychometric tests.
Preparing for Psychometric Tests:
The answer to this question is quite simple. All you must do is practice and prepare.
Practicing tests can be helpful, to familiarize yourself with the types of questions as well as reviewing your performance on the test.
You should find out the type of psychometric test to be conducted to avoid last minute surprises. Often, recruiters provide the necessary details in the job advertisement. Otherwise, you can call the concerned person to find out more about the tests.
Practicing test questions and training the brain to identify frameworks for solving problems will significantly improve your results.
You can practice on the sample tests available online. Time-Management is the key to succeed in psychometric tests and thus focusing on problem areas will help.
Candidates who score well in the psychometric test almost always perform well in the overall selection process of the recruiter. With its many advantages, the practice of conducting the psychometric test for recruitment is here to stay.
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