Numerical Reasoning Tests

Numerical reasoning tests are aimed at measuring a candidate’s’ ability to analyse and comprehend numerical data and perform calculations where appropriate. Numerical reasoning tests are one of the most common types of aptitude test used by employers in their selection process. These tests are often considered one of the more difficult kinds of aptitude tests.

However, whilst numerical reasoning tests can be challenging, they still only require the use of six basic maths skills: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages and ratios. Candidates undertaking numerical reasoning tests can be expected to analyse and study information containing numerical data such as tables, charts and graphs. You will then have to use your interpretation of the information to answer questions on the data and tackle questions that may have several steps.


Usually Multiple Choice

Numerical reasoning tests usually involve multiple choice questions.

Strict Time Limits

Numerical tests are generally very time sensitive and there are strict time limits. A common format for numerical reasoning tests involves answering around 20 questions in 24 minutes.

This varies with each job and each test publisher but it gives you an idea of how quickly you will have to work. Candidates are generally not expected to be able to complete all the questions in the time limit so don’t panic if you don’t get all the questions answered. The important thing is to work quickly, but also accurately.

Calculations you are likely to be expected to perform

• Addition
• Multiplication
• Percentages
• Fractions
• Ratios

Tips for taking Numerical Reasoning Tests

Manage your time

Two things are being measured during your numerical reasoning test. One; how many questions you get right. Two; how long you take to answer the questions. So, if you are spending too long on a question or you can’t answer a question, move on.

Read the questions carefully

As there can be a lot of information and data in each question it is easy to lose focus and get distracted by the information. It can be easy to focus on information in the question that is irrelevant to the answer and you could also accidentally make assumptions about implied meaning. It is important to read the information carefully and focus on the question before attempting the question.

Double check

It is always worthwhile taking a few seconds to ensure you re-read the question after answering it to ensure you have read it properly and answered what has been asked.

Practice, practice, practice

This is what separates successful candidates from unsuccessful ones. Getting familiar with the types of question you’ll face, and the different layouts takes time. Practising these types of tests not only increases your confidence but it lowers stress and anxiety levels. Like anything the more you practise the more you improve. This way you can ensure that you perform at your best and maximise your  performance and scores.

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