Many employers use psychometric tests as part of the selection and recruitment process, to measure specific abilities, such as verbal, numerical and abstract reasoning skills. Some employers also use personality exercises to determine your typical reaction in given situations.
While you can't revise for these tests, you can practise examples to help you prepare. Download the information sheet, Aptitude tests (PDF , 351kb). This gives advice on how to prepare and lists a range of online practice tests.
Available in Careers for reference or to borrow from the University library
- How to pass graduate psychometric tests, Mike Bryon
- Psychometric tests for graduates, Andrea Shavick
- How to pass verbal reasoning tests, Harry Tolley & Ken Thomas
- How to pass advanced numeracy tests, Harry Tolley & Ken Thomas.
The selection process
Find out more about the other recruitment process stages: