Quick Tips To Prepare to Ace a Psychometric Test:
Ask Ahead of Time What Type of Test It Is – You can find out from previous people who got hired there, through Glassdoor.com, or by asking Human Resources (if they’ve scheduled a test in-house for another day). Knowing the type of test and who created it can give you a big advantage and help you score better.
Research Tests and Take Similar Sample Tests – You can typically find example tests online that will at least prepare you for the type of questions you might face when you arrive to take the test. Try to find examples from the same provider being used by your prospective employer, as they will follow a similar format. Research the types of questions and do any relevant readings that will help you do better on the type of test you are going to encounter in your job search.
Practice Working Under Pressure – Some tests are time-limited, so you won’t have all day to figure out one question. Practice the type of test you will be taking and time yourself. Make sure to answer the questions as best as possible, but if you don’t complete the test, it’s better than answering questions in a way that knocks you out of the running.
Evaluate Your Practice Test Results – Figure out what a good score is for a particular test and try to find out where you missed the mark. Gain feedback from people who have taken these types of tests and done well on them, don’t just go by the book. This can help raise your confidence level.