What is the Numerical Reasoning Test?
The Numerical Reasoning Test is widely used at the pre-employment stage to assess the numerical skills of candidates. This is a psychometric test created to identify an individual’s arithmetic skills, numerical mental ability, logic, Numerical knowledge, and Numerical reasoning skills.
This Numerical reasoning test has been designed to assess an individual’s ability to utilise a wide range of reasoning skills. Candidates will be required to answer questions on the following areas: Number series, balancing equations, Lateral thinking dilemmas and numerical comprehension calculations.
The Numerical reasoning test is often used alongside verbal reasoning tests and other psychometric tests by employers as a situational judgement test to see whether individuals can practice mathematics and apply calculations they have learned to daily decision-making.
During this aptitude test, test-takers will have to collect information from graphs and use different types of data interpretation to show numerical reasoning. The questions are presented in a variety of formats including manual answer boxes and multiple-choice questions. As each candidate progresses through the test the difficulty will increase, using tougher number sequences and larger percentages.
Candidates are presented with a total of 30 questions to complete within 30 minutes. The first 10 questions of the numerical reasoning test will be at a Fundamental Level, the following questions (11-20) will be at a Core Level and the final 10 questions will be at a Professional Level. The candidates’ responses are automatically marked, and a point is awarded for each correctly answered question. Any skipped questions or those answered incorrectly will result in no points being added.