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## Numerical Reasoning Test

### Characteristics the Test:

To succeed in passing the test it is helpful first to understand its unique features.

Skills: Numerical Reasoning tests generally focus on a number numerical skills which have day to day use in virtually every office place across every field, including; addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, averages, percentages, and Ratios. Furthermore, these simple skills are pre-requisites for answering the questions on the test itself.

Formatting: The formatting of the questions will be varied to see how you use and crunch numbers in a variety of ways. Questions will be presented within graphs, tables, long numbers, and equations.  The numerical reasoning test should not be confused with a standard math test because it focuses on your ability to understand and work with numerical information, as they apply in day to day financial-oriented scenarios.

Big Data: Can you identify trends, make future predictions, and make informative deductions based on a mix of data sources? The ability to look at a range of data and use it to make businesses decisions not only indicates how you work with numbers, but more importantly how your mind works.

### Question Structure:

Now that we have established the general characteristics of the test, it is time to get into the specifics of what a question will look like.

Question Arrangement: Primarily, questions will include data within graphs and table, however, word problems may be included as well. More often than not, each graph or table will be followed by more than one question, and at times, one question can relate to both a graph and table simultaneously. Question found in most numerical reasoning exams will be in multiple choice format.

What to look out for: It is important to note that the multiple choice question may have distractors or alternative answer, which are still incorrect.

## Verbal Reasoning Test

### Characteristics of the Test:

Understanding the skills and overall formatting of the test is a good starting point for your preparation.

Skills: Some erroneously believe that the verbal reasoning test examines your English spelling and grammar, but is really looking at your deductive and reasoning skills. Even candidates who are bookish by nature, often have difficulty with this test, so it is essential to familiarize yourself with the test materials.

Formatting: While there are similarities between exams offered by the various test providers, there are some formatting differences which you should look out for. For instance, text questions can range from a sentence to several paragraphs, topics from business to history, and the objectives from basic reading comprehension to determining the authenticity of claims.

### Question Structure:

The questions on the test will be varied, so it is vital to gain prior insight before taking the test.

Question Arrangement: The questions will generally come in multiple-choice – true, false, or cannot say. However, it is important to note that some answers are implicit, while others explicit in nature. An implicit answer will require of you to look for hints and subtleties within the text.

What to look out for: While the Talent Q’s (Korn Ferry) Aspects test; Saville’s Comprehension test; and Cubiks Logiks Advanced test keep similar styles,cut-e is unique in that it requires you to toggle between 6 passages within 6 different tags to find the right answer. This is more time consuming, and thus, you must be on the ball.

## Abstract Reasoning Test

### Characteristics of the Test:

The abstract reasoning test is conceptual in nature and seeks to uncover how you use creative thinking and devise new solutions to new problems. Here is what you have to know.

Skills: This exam is more about soft skills, which aim to assess your logic, analytic ability, and performance under pressure.  How you view and recognize visual patterns and discern relationships between shapes and figures.

Formatting: There are many different styles of abstract tests, so it’s crucial to know who your provider is like Talent Q, SHL, cut-e, Revelian, Saville, etc. Questions can come in a wide range of formats including varying; shapes, colors, locations, directions, rotations, movements, and order of patterns.

### Question Structure:

Let’s take a look at a few of the most popular questions formats.

Question Arrangement: Questions can come in the form of analogies, matrices, off one/two out, and next in the series. While the exam will be in multiple choice format, there could be any number of possible answers to each question.

What to look out for: The level of difficulty of the questions will vary from question to question. Moreover, you will have to prepare for taking the exam within a very rigid timeframe and know that most people do not finish their exams within the delineated timeframe.

## Mechanical Ap Test

### Characteristics of the Test:

Every exam has its specific characteristics and demands, and before beginning your prep, it's important to get an inside look.

Skills:  There are two primary types of mechanical tests, one is theoretic physics and electricity and the second is the basic practical mechanics exam. The latter deals with practical and day to day issues like electrical safety and home appliances, while the prior is more unusual scenarios including electric circuits and fluids or levers and pullies.

### Question Structure:

Now that we have covered the framework for the test, let's get into specifics.

Question Arrangement: The questions on the test will generally be vague, usually include a picture and be qualitative in nature. I fact, those questions, which use, pictures are even more ambiguous, so it's important to come prepared. This means that you will need a strong understanding of the underlying principles of the mechanics.

What to look out for: Mechanical reasoning tests may include virtually infinite variations of questions, and the probability that the test presents a question that you have already encountered before is very slim. By coming fully prepared for the test, you will gain a grasp of the principles behind the questions, which will make answer the varying questions that much more feasible.

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