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Why you need a Numeracy Test

If you’re hiring for a position requiring the ability to perform mathematical calculations accurately, then our specific Numeracy Test is exactly what you need to ensure your job applicants have what it takes before you hire them.  It’s fast, efficient and will give you confidence to make a smarter hiring decision. Or maybe you want to re-train your existing employees? Develop them with the relevant numeracy skills they need to improve their day-to-day work.

Download the Numeracy Test FactFile for further information.

Overview of Test

Designed to test a candidate’s ability to determine the answer to numeracy scenarios with the aid of a calculator. Candidates are presented with a variety of question styles including true or false statements and multiple choice questions. All of the Numeracy Test levels contain questions relating to: averages, conversions, costings, decimals, fractions, percentages, ratios and time.

Recommended Applications

Persons who need to determine the answer to numerical scenarios with the aid of a calculator.

Complementary Tests

As well as our online Numeracy Test, there are several complementary tests fall under the wider Numeracy Skills Tests module, including:

Difficulty Levels Available:

Fundamental test level

Required to read a short paragraph of text & perform a simple calculation or conversion with common (1-100) whole numbers. A candidate taking the Fundamental level of a test is expected to have subject knowledge aligned to a foundation level GCSE graduate.

Core test level

Required to read a short paragraph of text & perform a multiple stage calculation with uncommon (101+) numbers, decimals and fractions. A candidate taking the Core level of a test is expected to have subject knowledge aligned to a higher level GCSE graduate.

Professional test level

Required to read a paragraph of text & perform a multiple stage calculation with complex numbers, decimals & fractions. This test builds on Core by increasing the quantity of calculations required to reach the answer & the quantity of data for interpretation. A candidate taking the Professional level of a test is expected to have subject knowledge aligned to an A-Level graduate.


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Numeracy Test FactFile


Key Skills Measured:
  • Application of Mathematical Models
  • Calculating Costing Data
  • Numerical Skills
  • Reasoning
Test Detail:
  • 12 Questions presented
  • 15 Minutes to allowed to complete
  • 10 Minutes average completion time
  • Practice test available
  • Randomised presentation and delivery

Complementary tests:

Numeracy Test Sample Question

A new computer costs 816 and includes VAT/GST set at 20%.

What is the cost exclusive of VAT/GST?

[type your answer/additional comments here]

Numeracy Test sample question
sample report- Numeracy test

Sample Numeracy Test (Core) report

Sample Numeracy Test (core) report to get a feel for the type of analysis you can receive from a candidate taking this test.

Report clearly shows the candidate’s percentage score, as well as giving them a percentile score against others in your organisation and worldwide.

Require bespoke adjustments to these tests?

All assessments can be adjusted to meet your specific needs. Bespoke activities often include the addition of organisation specific questions relating to specific software, company policies and procedures as well as the removal of questions if required.

To find out more about our bespoke assessments, click here.

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