Before starting the assessment/s, you will be asked to provide some basic details about yourself (such as age, educational achievement, etc) so that we can provide a result which is benchmarked against a comparison of your choice, if this is available.
If you require further information regarding psychometric testing, including more details regarding specific areas of assessment (eg. verbal, numerical, and personality preferences etc) offered commercially by Psych Press, please contact our consultants / psychologists
Although you can never be 100% about what tests you may be given. it is highly likely that you will be given a combination of ability tests complimented by at least one or two personality tests.
In terms of ability tests (as outlined in "What is Psychometric Testing?") the best technique is to practice answering questions before starting the assessment process. Taking sample tests such as those offered by our website is a great way of gaining experience about what may be expected on the day. Ability/cognitive tests usually have a time limit and are often too difficult for most people to finish. Before each test you will commonly be given a series of examples. Take these slowly and learn from your mistakes.
Personality tests are much harder to prepare for as they commonly assess relatively stable behavioural tendencies. The best technique is to be completely honest. Don't over deliberate about any one particular question. With that said, we suggest that your first response is your best response.
Lastly, preparing for psychometric testing is a combination of a good nights sleep and eating well. A little bit of adrenalin is OK but don't become overstressed. If you feel overwhelmed, breath slowly and most importantly, maintain a positive attitude throughout the process. It's not the end of the world if you're finding a test difficult. Remember it is only one section of the entire assessment process and a decision is never made on solely one assessment criteria.