Numerical Analysis Test
What do Numerical Analysis Tests assess?
Numerical Analysis Tests are designed to measure the ability to understand and evaluate numerical data. Candidates are presented with information in the form of charts, tables and graphs, followed by 4 related questions. Numerical Analysis Tests are particularly useful in jobs that require good numerical or basic financial skills.
Typical roles that would use our numerical analysis test:
- - Apprentices
- - School Leavers
- - Operational Roles
Overview of the Numerical Analysis Test
Our numerical analysis test consists of a total of 32 items to answer in 30 minutes. There are 8 unique question sets and each comprise 4 individual questions.
All questions in the numerical analysis test are multiple choice. In each question candidates are provided with 3, 4 or 6 options to choose from. Only 1 of the options is correct in each case. The goal is to examine the chart or graph, perform a calculation (if necessary), and pick the correct answer from the selection.
Questions may take the form of the following:
- - Addition/Subtraction: You are required to examine a pie chart and determine the sum of, or difference between, two or more amounts
- - Multiplication/Division: You are required to use the product or quotient of available information in a pie chart to determine an unspecified amount
- - Identification: You are required to pick out the information on the pie chart that meets a given criteria
- - Conditional Calculation: You are given a new piece of information, and must combine this with information from a table or bar chart to calculate an answer
- - Ratios: You are given a new piece of information, and must determine the correct ratio between two values from the table or bar chart
- - Truth Statements: You are provided with a statement and must use information from the pie, table or bar chart to determine if the statement is “True” or “False”, or if you “Cannot Tell”.
Example of a Numerical Analysis Question
How to do well in your Numerical Analysis Test
To do well in a numerical analysis test, it is good to implement the following tips:
1. Look at the graph: Make sure you fully understand what the graph is telling you prior to trying to answer the questions. This will save you time as each question set will be asking questions on the same graph.
2. Try not to over-complicate: These questions are not designed to be too challenging, so if you find yourself devising a complicated way of working out the answer, you are probably not using your time well. A single calculation should suffice for answering most questions.
3. Do not be afraid to skip a question: This test is timed, so you may find that spending too long on a question you find tricky will significantly lower your eventual score. Feel free to skip ahead to questions you find easier and return to the challenging question at the end.
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