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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 to 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.
Graduates First - verbal, numerical and logical ability tests
The package provides Sheffield University students and graduates with free access to 21 different verbal, numerical and logical ability tests, each with individual feedback reports. The package also includes a workplace personality questionnaire, practice situational judgement test and four assessment centre exercises, plus online tutorials. Read the instructions for students. Recent graduates from the University of Sheffield (within 3 years) can email to gain access.
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.
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.
SHL Direct
Assessments, feedback and practice tests. Although the practice tests are free, you need to register with SHL via this webpage.