How to pass an aptitude test?

  • Lots of practice - the test will probably be online so get used to working on a screen. As well as giving you a feel for the questions, practicing will also highlight any gaps in your knowledge.
  • Have the right equipment - you should take a few pens, rough paper, a calculator (you won’t be able to use your phone in most cases), a watch and a dictionary. The employer may insist that you use their equipment but it’s better to arrive prepared. Make sure you’ve practiced with these tools, as the more familiar you are the quicker you’ll start working and the more you’ll get done.
  • Read the instructions - before you start make sure you understand what you’re being asked to do and how long you’ve got to do it. Double check any graphs, tables or images to ensure that you haven’t missed anything and know what they’re showing.
  • Be aware of the time - make sure you know how long you’ve got for the overall test and each question. If you get stuck on a question just move on and come back as some questions can take longer than others.