How to Pass Numeracy Tests: Test Your Knowledge of Number Problems, Data Interpretation Tests and Number Sequences

Overview

Candidates are increasingly likely to face psychometric tests as part of selection and assessment procedures. Numerical tests are amongst the most common forms of assessment, and many people find them a real challenge.

How to Pass Numeracy Tests provides practical advice and plenty of new practice questions to help candidates gain the skills and confidence needed to succeed. It deals with the three most common types of intermediate level ...

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Overview

Candidates are increasingly likely to face psychometric tests as part of selection and assessment procedures. Numerical tests are amongst the most common forms of assessment, and many people find them a real challenge.

How to Pass Numeracy Tests provides practical advice and plenty of new practice questions to help candidates gain the skills and confidence needed to succeed. It deals with the three most common types of intermediate level numerical test: data interpretation; number problems; number sequences.

This book helps job seekers become familiar with the types of test used, learn to work under the pressure of time and improve test technique so that grades are not lost through simple errors.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780749467913
  • Publisher: Kogan Page, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 5/28/2013
  • Edition description: Fourth Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 216
  • Sales rank: 1,443,943
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Harry Tolley was a Special Professor in the School of Education at the University of Nottingham as well as a researcher, author and freelance consultant. He is the co-author of many best-selling titles, such as How to Pass Verbal Reasoning Tests, How to Pass the Police Selection System and How to Succeed at an Assessment Centre (all published by Kogan Page).

Dr. Ken Thomas is the Managing Director of Nottingham Education and Training Services Ltd. He was formerly a Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of Nottingham. He is the co-author of How to Pass Verbal Reasoning Tests (also published by Kogan Page).

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Table of Contents

Introduction

1 A brief guide to selection tests
Why do employers and others use selection tests?; What selection tests?; What is the difference between fair and unfair selection decisions?; How is fairness achieved in test construction and administration?; How are tests marked?; What types of selection test might you be required to take?

2 How to prepare for taking selection tests
Can practice make a difference?; How to perform to the best of your ability on tests; How to use the practice tests; What do your practice test scores mean?; How to make the best use of feedback from practice tests; Other things you can do to improve your numeracy skills; Basic numeracy checklist; Multiplication matrix; Mental arithmetic starter exercises

3 Taking real tests
What to do when taking real tests; How to record your answers; Taking tests online

4 Number problem tests
Reviewing your basic numeracy skills; Number problem practice tests

5 Data interpretation tests (1)
Data interpretation practice tests

6 Data interpretation tests (2)
Data interpretation tests 

7 Number sequence tests
Worked examples of common number sequence problems; Number sequence practice tests

8 Answers and explanations

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