Psychometric Testing

Psychometric tests can be a daunting prospect. It is unlikely that you will have come across this style of test outside of an interview or assessment centre situation, so the format of the test can be more off-putting than the actual questions.

There are two main ways in which you can get some practice at these tests and thus ensure that you are well prepared for being tested at an assessment centre.

The first is to attend practice testing sessions at your university careers service, if it offers them. These are administered by careers advisers who have attended training schools provided by the test publishers. This ensures that the experience of taking the practice test is exactly the same as that of taking the test for real. There may be a charge for materials.

The second option is to make use of websites. The two sites listed above belong to test publishers. Saville & Holdsworth's tests are widely used throughout graduate recruitment, so, unless the company you applied to makes its own tests, you are likely to be taking a Saville & Holdsworth test.  The second website belongs to Morrisby. The Morrisby tests have several different types that you might like to have a look at. Both sites will allow you to practice answering test questions and will tell you whether or not you have answered correctly. If you register with Saville & Holdsworth, you will be able to access timed tests which give detailed results on completion.