Practice tests and questionnaires
Use these links to access practice aptitude tests and personality questionnaires.
MyCareerHub has a number of practice aptitude tests and career assessments. These have been devised by AssessmentDay and include:
- verbal reasoning
- numerical reasoning
- inductive reasoning
- diagrammatic reasoning
- logical reasoning
- situational judgement
- critical thinking
- error checking
Find all these in the Assessment Tests section of the Resources tab in MyCareerHub.
SHL - widely used by UK graduate employers. Includes background information on tests and testing procedure, and sample questions for both personality and ability tests. You will need to register (free) to then access longer practice questions.
Careers Report - by TargetJobs offers the chance to practice short tests covering numerical, verbal, inductive and deductive reasoning, as part of the wider self-assessment package. Free to use, but requires registration.
Cubiks online assessment - links to sample verbal and numerical practice tests for both graduate and managerial level.
EY have a couple of example strengths assessment questions available on their website which gives a helpful insight into situational judgement tests.
Fast Stream - The Civil Service Fast Stream application process includes a Situational Judgement test. A practice version of this can be found via their website. Simply expand the 'What do I need to know about online tests?' box to find the link.
Grad Diary - provide six free practice numerical reasoning tests which allow you to see your score and the answers to the questions on completion.
Graduates First - enables you to practice a free verbal, numerical or logical reasoning test and receive feedback. You will need to sign up initially for access to these tests. The website also has useful explanations of the different types of tests employers use and YouTube videos working through percentages and ratios.
Hogan Lovells - includes practice questions based on the Watson Glaser Critical Thinking Test, which is designed to find out how well people can reason analytically and logically.
Job Test Prep - has free practice tests including verbal, numerical, inductive and situational judgment.
Kenexa - you can practise verbal, numerical and logical reasoning practice tests.
Linklaters - provide a practice critical thinking test based on the Watson Glaser model.
Morrisby Organisation - information about how to prepare for tests, and sample abstract, verbal and mechanical reasoning tests. The frequently asked questions section is worth reading.
Practice Aptitude Tests - a collection of verbal, numerical and diagrammatic reasoning tests that you can practice under timed conditions, for free. Solutions and explanations are provided too.
Procter & Gamble - have a reasoning test (available in a variety of languages) which includes numerical, verbal and diagrammatic reasoning.
Psychometric Success - has sixteen free practice tests that you can download as PDFs, including numerical, verbal and abstract reasoning tests.
Psychometrics Inc - details of the Berger Aptitude for Programming Test (B-APT), a work sample test commonly used for IT programming aptitude.
PwC Psychometric e-Learn - online module which has been designed to give an insight into psychometric testing, explains how these tests are scored and gives suggestions of how students can prepare for different types of tests. Includes practice numerical, verbal and inductive reasoning tests with answers.
Quant puzzles - these puzzles (with worked answers) are not specifically put together for preparing for tests but they are useful for anyone looking to work on using numerical ability and logic to solve problems.
Saville Consulting - provides advice and also includes a range of downloadable preparation aptitude test guides with practice questions.
Pearson TalentLens are developing new tests of numerical reasoning and critical thinking and are offering the opportunity to try these tests and receive free personalised feedback. Each test takes around 45 minutes to complete. If you enter your email address you will receive feedback on your test performance.
Talent Q - has verbal, numerical and logical practice tests. Free to use but registration is required.
UKCAT Official Guide - provides information on the format of the UKCAT test and includes practice questions on verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, abstract reasoning, decision analysis and situational judgement.
Keirsey Temperament Tests - allows you to take a free online personality questionnaire and provides feedback based on the Keirsey Temperament categories.