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Aptitude Test

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by Peter, Oct 29, 2005.

  1. Peter

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    Hi Guy's, I am going for a Job interview on Tues and I am going to get an aptitude test, does anyone know any good sites that are free and up to date, so that I can practice.:D
     
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  2. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    When you say Aptitude Test what do you mean?

    Is it going to be a technical test to see how well you could do the job, or a general knowledge test?
     
  3. Peter

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    This is all I know,

    Aptitude Test



    This will be a single 30 minute test. It is designed to help inform us of your aptitude with respect to working within Information Technology.
     
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  4. JonnyMX

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    Aptitude tests can cover a lot of things.
    Like what he said, they could be technical tests to see if you know your stuff, or they could be more of a general test to see what basic level of intellignce you've got.
    Often they test basic language skills and your ability do do fairly simple maths without a calculator.
    Some psychometric tests can reveal a lot about your character by asking scenario based questions etc.
     
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  5. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Not very specific then!

    It could cover anything then from how to un jam a Printer, to troubleshoting an installation.

    Try and keep all of your bases covered, i.e. make sure that you can corectly format a word document, right the way through to resloving HW confilcts.

    I'm sure that you will have nothing to worry about.

    Good Luck! :thumbleft
     
  6. ffreeloader

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    You can't practice for an aptitude test. A person either has aptitiude for something or they don't. It's something you're born with. There's just no way around an aptitude test because there are no "right" answers. It's just a reflection of who you are.
     
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  7. Peter

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    Ok thanks for your help on this, cheers,:D
     
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  8. Pete01

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    I just had one today. The agent emailed me a link with a candidate number to put into the website, this is the site if anyone is interested:

    http://www.proveit.com

    I was expecting an 'across the board' technical profiency test, the test I got was Windows XP.

    I must have guessed half the answers, they were asking questions about which hexidecimal values meant what in BSoD errors and other stuff like that. Some things I had never seen or heard of, let alone used in all the time I've worked with XP.

    A lot of questions looked like they'd belong in an MS exam. I haven't taken the XP exam, haven't read any XP exam books for that matter, half of the stuff I could answer because of my working knowledge but the rest of it totally blindsided me.

    Shame I was hoping to get an interview for that job but after that test I don't think I'll stand a chance..

    I don't remember claiming to have an MCP in XP on my CV, I do state that my working knowledge is pretty good though....
     
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  10. wagnerk
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    There's also Brainbench :)

    -Ken

    Wow, just saw when this post as posted :EEK
     
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