Numerical reasoning tests

#1

Hey. I’m having a real problem with these damnable numerical reasoning tests. I’m finding it frustrating because generally the questions are so involved and complicated it takes me more than a minute to understand what’s being asked, let alone work out the answer! Most of the tests have such tight time limits I can only get about halfway through.

Is it expected that you are able to answer all questions within the time limit? I have to say this is making me feel like a moron because I’m not daft, I’m educated to PhD. level and the questions are straightforward without time pressure, but I’m just finding the time limit far too short for me.

#2

P.S. - my apologies, I just realised there is a separate section for discussion of the aptitude tests, d’oh :smiley:

#3

The more questions you answer the better you do… some tests are harder than others and you will find that most candidates are unable to finish every test… I recommend practice. The more tests you do, the quicker you will get. Have you seen the WikiJob tests? - [[Aptitude Tests]].

#4

Hey, thanks for the reply.

If most people are struggling to finish them then that’s good enough for me. They are a very frustrating test, I find. Nothing worse than watching the clock in the corner tick down! More practice it is then… :smiley:

#5

Accuracy over quantity, shl online ones are quite basic and with practice you get alot quicker plus the same q’s come up after a while, practice how to increase/decrease percentages and able spot what info u must extract from the tables, working this out quickly is key. Also aim for about 60% correct so 12/13 out of 20 and u should be fine.