Job Aptitude Test Preparation- 6 Tested Tips

Aptitude tests are personal ability tests designed to assess candidates for their career, job selection, and development purposes. With a constant increase in the competitive nature of the job market, everyone wants to be ahead of the others.
Job Aptitude tests are conducted for two reasons. Firstly, it is used for the initial job recruitment process. The second reason being that if the company want to assess the candidate at a later stage after being recruited.

Now, what is an aptitude test?

Well, an aptitude test is a systematic means of testing a candidate’s ability to perform in a particular field or specific tasks or field of knowledge by laying out a series of basic maths and reasoning questions. There is a time limit to these aptitude tests and one has to complete it in the allotted time frame. To clear the aptitude tests one has to try and answer as many questions as possible correctly.

In this article, We are listing down 8 tested tips that will help you ace the aptitude exam.

” Practice makes a man perfect “, we have heard this a lot many times and this is what will get you through these Aptitude test questions successfully. Practicing the questions or similar questions, again and again, will also boost your solving speed in the real test. You can go on the internet and find Placement and Aptitude Questions and Answers for the same and practice it.

One needs to be focused while answering these aptitude tests. Once you have a focussed mind you will be able to understand the question more clearly and solve the logical reasoning questions more quickly. Also having a presence of mind will help you to understand the question. So relax and be calm when you answer the exam.

If it is a company recruitment aptitude tests then contact the company and find out in what format they conduct the aptitude test and prepare accordingly. As most of the companies use computers to conduct these tests, it is important that you practice aptitude test questions in this format thoroughly.

We tend to forget to apply logic while answering the questions. With the formulas in hand, we directly start solving the problems and could be wasting the time. Sometimes the questions are tricky and require logical application. So first try to solve the aptitude question with logic and then use the necessary formula if required.

See the number of aptitude question laid down for you and the allotted time.  Then plan accordingly as to which questions or segment of questions would require more time. Also giving too much time to solve a particular question will be a waste of time while you could be answering other questions more quickly.
Remember, time management is the most crucial factor in the aptitude tests.

Avoid panicking while solving the aptitude test questions. It is the most important thing to keep in mind while answering an aptitude test. The difficulty level of each question is different, so do not panic if you don’t know the answers to certain questions. You can always skip those for later and attempt the easier one first. This will give you a boost to solve the left out questions properly.

After clearing the aptitude tests, one might have to answer practical tests according to what sector of the industry he or she has applied for.

At Alpha Mindz, we provide career counselling and aptitude test coaching. Our experts for the past 7 years have been successful in guiding and providing career counselling to more than 3000 students in Goa.

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Manu Anand Alumni of IIM Ahmedabad -Mechanical Engineer having +25 years of working experience in the industry. Had been the Country Head for an American MNC and as a General Manager of Reputed manufacturing sectors for 10 years. Guest Faculty for the Leading institutes over the years. Principal consultant for LEAN , TPM , 5S and Best manufacturing practices Was among the top 10 young managers nominated by CII in 2001 . A change agent who drives strategy to the shop floor with simple visual management . Principal faculty for leadership and Mentoring programs in Corporates Principal Coach and Practitioner - Career mapping for Professionals & students at school and college levels Writes on Career Counselling Every Friday in Navhind Times Motivational trainer and Life Coach A Rotarian With Rotary Club of Panaji Midtown

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