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Paper Aptitude Tests
As well as being asked to take online or computerised aptitude tests (which anyone interested can read up on here), the other form that aptitude assessments come in is paper tests. It is not always feasible for companies to provide their aptitude or psychometric assessments to candidates over the Internet or on a computer and this is an alternative means of providing the testing. Paper aptitude tests are normally used as part of an interview, or as a stage of an assessment day or an assessment centre.
Differences Between Online Aptitude Tests & Paper Aptitude Tests
If taking a standard style of aptitude test, such as an SHL numerical reasoning or verbal reasoning test, the question content is very likely to be exactly the same, regardless of the means of taking the test.
One difference between the means of taking the tests is that if a candidate is taking a paper numerical reasoning assessment at an interview or assessment day they may not be allowed a calculator, whereas if the assessment is being sat at home or elsewhere answering the questions online a candidate could use a calculator. Candidates are sometimes allowed the use of calculators, it is down to company preference.
Companies Using Paper Aptitude Tests
As PracticeSHLTests.com assembles information on this topic a list of companies will appear here.
Practising for Paper Aptitude Tests
Candidates should practise for a paper aptitude test in exactly the same manner they would for an online assessment. The only real difference in preparation may be in the fact that if the testing is occuring at an interview or assessment day it may be at a further stage of the recruitment process, placing greater importance on the candidates performance in the assessment. With this in mind candidates should conduct any practise tests they may take under time pressured conditions to try and replicate conditions as realistically as possible.
For further information about aptitude tests, candidates may wish to read the following pages:
Where to get Practice Aptitude or Psychometric Reasoning Tests
PracticeSHLTests.com is very happy to offer users of the website a free sample of verbal reasoning questions (to access those please use this link to give candidates a taster of the kind of verbal reasoning questions they may face on an SHL, Kenexa, Saville Consulting or similar style verbal reasoning assessment.
For full practice numerical, verbal and abstract / diagrammatic reasoning tests, the best place to go is the Assessment Day website. Online test practice will help to give candidates the confidence to do well in the more high pressured paper aptitude and psychometric assessments.