Numerical Reasoning Test
What do Numerical Reasoning Tests assess?
Numerical Reasoning Tests are one of the most common aptitude tests that come up during a job application. Our numerical reasoning test is a psychometric assessment that provides you or your organisation with information about a candidate’s numerical reasoning skills.
Numerical reasoning tests are designed to assess a candidate’s ability to understand and evaluate numbers and numerical graphs, as well as basic arithmetic. Candidates are presented with information in the form of charts, tables, and graphs, followed by 4 related questions. The test is particularly useful in jobs that require good numerical or basic financial skills.
Typical roles that would use our Numerical Reasoning Test:
- - Graduates
- - Managers
- - Professionals
Overview of the Numerical Reasoning test
Our numerical reasoning test consists of a total of 28 items to answer in 30 minutes. There are 7 unique question sets and each comprise 4 individual statements.
All questions in the numerical reasoning test are multiple choice. 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 Reasoning Question
How to do well in your Numerical Reasoning test
To do well in a numerical reasoning 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.