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Psychometric tests

Many organisations use aptitude and personality tests as part of their recruitment process.  As well as our Kenexa online practice test (with automatic feedback), there are a range of downloadable guides and reference books (some available for short-term loan from the UCL Careers Service) detailed below.

Online Practice Test
We now have a subscription to Kenexa so that you can take a full length, online, timed numeracy and verbal reasoning test similar to those used by a wide range of graduate recruiters and receive immediate feedback on your performance. To receive log-in details for this test please email us (careers@ucl.ac.uk) from your UCL email account including your full name and student ID (UPI) number which can be found on your ID card. UCL GradClub members can register using a personal email address but must have a validated GradClub membership card and include the number that's on this. Alternatively, you can drop in to the Careers Service with a current UCL ID.

Online resources available to download
A list of practice online psychometric test sites is available to download

Many help sheets are available as downloadable resources, including

  • Psychometric Tests  
  • Written and E-Tray Exercises

Careers Tagged
Our staff and other Career Professionals from across our parent body, The Careers Group, University of London, have provided reviews and descriptions of a wide range of other websites and online resources on our online careers resource library - Careers Tagged. Use tags such as "Aptitude Tests" etc. and/or tags for the sector you've applied to to link to a huge range of online resources which can help you prepare for your assessment.

Careers Tagged Logo - click image to link to website


Reference books available from the careers library
We have a range of books with tips on preparing for different types of tests and sample questions.  Books can be used at the Careers Service or are available for loan for up to 3 working days for a returnable £10 cash deposit.

  • Professional Level Psychometric Tests
  • Practice Psychometric Tests
  • The Civil Service Qualifying Tests
  • How to Pass Numerical Reasoning Tests
  • How to Pass Advanced / Intermediate Numeracy Tests
  • How to Pass Advanced / Intermediate Verbal Reasoning Tests

Page last modified on 04 jul 12 14:43 by David Carter


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