This is a description of ONE of our aptitude batteries. Suitable for technicians, quality analysts and clerical staff in industry.
A set of suitable tests can be put together from our available instruments and performance standards established for a specific situation. In some cases we construct a psychometric test from scratch for special circumstances.
Aptitude Test Briefing
- Description of tests Used
- Number Test- Level B
- Word Test – Level B
- Checking/Symbol Perception Test
- Spatial Reasoning
1. Number Test- Level B:
This is a test of decimal number skills and decision – making. It covers the basic arithmetic operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. It also assesses accuracy, speed, and ability to concentrate and to work under pressure.
Applicants are scored on an accuracy basis, that is, how many they got right in relation to how many they attempted. A high score on this test indicates the ability to calculate using decimals and make decisions, quickly and accurately.
2. Word Test – Level B:
This is a test of error checking and learned literacy skills, assessing an individual’s reading ability, as well as accuracy, speed and ability to concentrate. This ability is important for any job involving reading, following instructions and concentrating on details.
This is a test of an individual’s ability to reason in an analytical manner, understand the content of a passage and make inferences based on this information. Having read a short passage the candidate is required to evaluate the truth – value of a number of statements.
4. Checking/Symbol Perception Test:
This is a test of applicants’ ability to concentrate and remain focused on a task that requires attention to fine detail. A high score on this test indicates that the individual has the potential to work on tasks that involve focused attention. A high score on this test indicates good working memory and ability to focus attention for a period of time.
5. Spatial Reasoning Test (Non-Verbal Reasoning):
This is a test of logical deduction and observation. The test consists of a model object and four alternative matches. After carefully determining the characteristics of the model, the candidate has to decide which of the four matches is most similar to the model in terms of its characteristics. A high score on this test indicates an ability to deal with a number of concepts at the same time in a decision-making process.
Normative data is collected in companies and becomes the Normative data for that company or for that type of job category. After use in a particular setting, the “in- house” norms are established and a specific profile is developed for the specific company.