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Test me if you can!
by Aptitude Tests on 18 Jun 2013 permalink
Have you ever been angry at yourself for flunking a test you know was well within your grasp?
What happened? Did you get thrown out by the effect of surprise? Did you have a memory lapse? Did you drink alcohol or smoked pot the night before?
Knowledge appraisals are to the mind what aerobics are to the body. But unlike physical exercise you never know when aptitude tests are going to be sprung on you in the workplace or some other selection process. Even to get your driving licence you now have to undergo a knowledge test.
Remember the saying: "practice makes perfect"? Well practice then. What a better place to do that than this website.
How can you prepare for tests? Is it as stupid as some contest TV show where participants have to cram their head with useless information about movie stars or sporting athletes in order to come up with the right name or the right date to some unexpected question? (Ah, what people would be prepared to do to win some extra cash, and furthermore what a gullible audience would put up with - just to dream about a quick breakthrough in their lives. Maybe watching more TV will just be the ticket to be clued-up in all that razzamatazz!)
Some recruitment agency may send you a link to take an online test in the privacy of your own home. Thought that was cool? Wait, there is more! What you didn't know was that there is a countdown in the corner of the page. With limited time available to answer all questions, you won't have the luxury of googling up the answers across the net.
Thought you might guess your way through multiple choice questions? They get you by asking the same question again and again couched in slightly different words. Random answers are exposed and you quickly run out of luck.
Besides sheer knowledge of a subject some tests try to evaluate your integrity and see how you would solve problem in the workplace, whether or not you would cut corners to get by under pressure, whether or not you would manage your anger...
Well if a computer administered test could really appraise that it would be worth a lot of money - still some venders keep trying and the amazing thing is that they do get clients prepared to give it a go. As a candidate you have no choice but to go with the flow, hoping that others will do worse than you did so can you can get the nod for the job.
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