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Graduate Employers Still Love Numerical Reasoning Tests

Probably the most popular form of online testing is the numerical reasoning format. It tests candidates ability to consume, digest, and manipulate numbers quickly.

The maths involved in numerical reasoning is usually constrained to a select few:

  • Addition

  • Subtraction

  • Multiplication

  • Division

  • Percentages

  • Ratios

All of which can be mastered by themselves with practice but numerical reasoning places as much importance on being able to extract the right information as being able to use it to find the right answer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As can be seen from the example above there is a variety of information provided and the complexity of the maths required coupled with the allowance of a calculator (usually) means that the variance in performance between candidates on the calculations is minimal. The area where you can significantly improve performance is the understanding of the question as well as the reading and identifying of the relevant information. 

There are a variety of numerical test providers used by employers and the more questions you have practised the better your brain is likely to be at consuming and digesting the information presented. In the case of numerical reasoning tests, practice really does make perfect.

Tip: Most online tests are negatively marked. It is better to not answer than to guess!

For those wanting to give themselves an edge over other applicants vying for the same position you can practise with our numerical reasoning questions available for free download.