What are Psychometric Tests?
Psychometrics tests are sophisticated tools designed to measure individual difference in a number of areas such as:
1. Intelligence/Ability – Learned and non learned and two types – verbal reasoning and numerical reasoning.
2. Personality a) Measures an individual’s character trait b) Predict how they might behave in certain circumstances c) How he/she works d) What type of work they will excel in e) How they associate with their peers and manage their team
3. Motivation a) Provide information about the type of environment, tasks, and activities that an individual will be motivated to do b) Motivation matches individuals to roles that will not clash with their work attitudes c) Motivation quickly addresses simple but very important issues such as: How he/she likes to work? What motivates him/her to work? What types of goals/challenges does he/she like?
When used in combination with other information sources such as interviews, psychometric tests provide an insight into why people make the decisions they make, and why they behave in the way they do. Psychometrics also help predict a person’s future behaviour and performance.
I have never sat a psychometric (aptitude/ability) test. What does this entail?
A high number of candidates have no idea what ability and aptitude tests entail so don’t worry, you are not alone. There are many students and graduates in your boat but as the saying goes, practice makes perfect.
We would encourage you to read these tips since it is in your best interest that you achieve a high a score as possible on any of these tests since failure means the end of your application progress.
Competition for jobs is currently very fierce. The number of applicants chasing each job is so high that a large number of companies are insisting on a second-class (upper division) i.e. GPA 3.5, as a minimum requirement. Therefore, a high psychometric test score may increase your chances of your being noticed by managers who are using these as one short-listing (search) criterion.
Does ATB have accreditation to run and administer psychometric tests?
Yes, we do. Our Managing Director has UK (Level A accreditation) to run and administer Psychometric tests which includes the ATB Entrance Test. This Level A accreditation enables us to purchase psychometric tests from leading UK suppliers.