5. Recruitment: Stage 2: Online Ability Tests

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Numerical Tests

Numerical tests are designed to assess your understanding of mathematical equations and your ability to solve problems.

You’ll be presented with some numerical data such as percentages, tables and ratios. You’ll have to fully analyse the information and then answer the multiple choice questions.

You’ll also be working against the clock so you should work as quickly and accurately as you can.

You might not have time to check your answers so aim to get it right first time and then move on to the next question.

Verbal Reasoning Tests

Verbal reasoning tests are designed to measure your ability to understand written information and to evaluate arguments about this information.

Normally they involve reading passages of text and then answering multiple choice questions about what you’ve read.

Like the numerical reasoning test, you’ll be working against the clock so working quickly is important.

Hints And Tips

  •   The online ability tests are timed so you should work as quickly and accurately through the questions as you can
  •   Ensure you read each question carefully and that you understand what’s required before committing yourself to an answer, especially where multiple choice answers appear similar
  •   Do your best to answer all the questions but don’t panic if you don’t have enough time. Try to get as many questions right as you can
  •   Make sure you’re sitting comfortably and your PC is set up properly before you start the tests. You should also try to ensure you won’t be disturbed or interrupted while doing the tests
  •   Make sure that you do the tests without help from anyone else. You may be invited to attend the Parliament and to complete the tests again as part of the next stages of the recruitment process

If you do well on the Online Ability Tests, you’ll qualify for the next stage of the recruitment process – the Assessment Day.