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Why you need a Numerical Comprehension Test

If you’re hiring for a position requiring specific numeric and logic skills, then our specific Numerical Comprehension 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 do you want to re-train your existing employees? Develop them with the relevant skills they need to improve their day-to-day work.

Download our Numerical Comprehension Test FactFile for further information.

Overview of Test

Designed to test an individual’s ability to recognise and extract key numerical information and data trends from charts and tables and make inferences and mathematical calculations using a calculator. At all levels candidates are required to review data and make a prediction or perform mathematical calculations from the data presented. At Core and Professional levels the complexity of the data is increased, along with attention to detail becoming critical to calculations. Candidates are presented with a variety of question styles including true or false statements and multiple choice questions.

Recommended Applications:

Persons who need to be able to extract key numerical information and data trends from charts and tables.

Complementary Tests:

As well as our online Numerical Comprehension Skills Test, there are several complementary tests that comprise the Numeracy Skills Tests module:

Difficulty Levels Available:

Fundamental test level

Required to interpret a chart or table & perform a simple calculation based on data which can be directly referenced. 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 review & interpret charts/tables & perform a multiple stage calculation or short term forecast on data spread across a chart(s) or table(s). 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 interpret data gathered from multiple charts/tables & combine information to perform a multiple stage calculation or long term forecast on data spread across chart(s) or table(s). This test builds on Core by increasing the quantity of data for interpretation & the complexity of the data presented. 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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Numerical Comprehension Test FactFile


Key Skills Measured:
  • Use of Mathematical Devices
  • Forecasting Data
  • Identifying Key Information
  • Numerical Skills
Test Detail:
  • 15 Questions presented
  • 15 Minutes to allowed to complete
  • 12 Minutes average completion time
  • Practice test available
  • Randomised presentation and delivery

Complementary Tests:

Sample Question

Please read the following diagram & answer the question below. Answer the question according to the information shown.

The following statement is correct. “54% of the graduate employees are female.”

() True

() False

() Insufficient information

Numerical Comprehension Test sample question
sample report- Numerical Comprehension test

Sample Numerical Comprehension (Core) report

Sample Numerical Comprehension Test 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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