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Psychometric tests

We have listed a number of resources that hold sample psychometric tests to help you practise. Be aware though that some will ask you to pay. You should also make use of our website Psychometric tests which will provide tips for success.

Useful websites for further information
Assessment Day
Offers a range of practice tests that employers use and sample assessment centre exercises.
Cubiks online practice tests
Verbal and numerical reasoning tests, and sample diagrammatic reasoning questions.
Grad Diary
Graduate careers website offering 6 practice numeracy tests. You will need to register on the website to access these tests but registration is free.
Graduate Benchmark - for Engineering students
Numerical, verbal and inductive reasoning tests. Students can compare and rank their scores against the national average set by their peers, rather than giving a single score of their own ability.
Graduates First
Provides Sheffield University students and graduates with practice verbal, numerical and logical ability tests, plus a workplace personality questionnaire and practice situational judgement test. There are also four assessment centre exercises, a video interview and more. Recent graduates from the University of Sheffield (within 3 years) can register on the website. Simply register with your old University email address and then email us at to ask us to activate your account.
How to pass advanced aptitude tests
An online resource available from the library, to read online or download.
How to Succeed at: Interviews
Our short Careers Service MOOC will provide the tools you need to succeed at interviews and assessment centres and land your dream job or course place.
Interview tests and exercises (Prospects)
Tips on interviews and sample psychometric tests.
Job Test Prep
Range of priced and free practice tests with tips, including psychometric tests, aptitude tests and UKCAT.
Jobseeker's Guide to Aptitude Tests
An infographic describing the different types of aptitude tests and how they work.
Keirsey temperament sorter
Career planning and personal development tools for students.
Medicine and dentistry - admissions tests  
Careers Service tips on how to pass admissions tests.
Publisher of games-based assessments. Although aimed at employers, the site lets you have a go at a number of games, enabling you to familiarise yourself with ones that some recruiters use to assess applicants.
Practice Aptitude Tests
Range of priced and free practice tests with tips and video tutrials, including numerical reasoning, verbal reasoning, diagrammatic reasoning, situational judgement tests and e-tray exercises.
Practice Psychometric Tests
Use the 'Candidate Preparation' link for examples of psychometric tests.
Professional skills tests for trainee teachers - Get into teaching
Information and guidance on the professional skills tests for trainee teachers in literacy and numeracy. Includes practice tests, FAQs and further resources.
A wide range of games-based assessments similar to those used by many employers to assess cognitive and personality traits of applicants. Create an account via the 'Sign in' link to familiarise yourself with typical types of games used. Complete a minimum number of games to generate your own cognitive and personality traits profile.
SHL Direct
Assessments, feedback and practice tests. Although the practice tests are free, you need to register with SHL via this webpage.