Psychometric test is the most popular selection tool used to hire people in both private and public sectors. They are being considered as the most effective methods to judge the person’s ability and intelligence and the requirements in terms of job requirements. People believe that there is no use of preparing for such tests as they only judge the intelligence which is quite natural and on the spot based.
But such viewpoints were claimed wrong as researchers have found that people perform well in such tests because of their experiences in giving such tests long with the intelligence factor.
There are various components that are based on the intelligence factor of the employees and as per this people who have received the best education are ones who are going to succeed in such tests.
Also the people who are new to profession and are recent passed outs perform well in such tests as they have the concepts in their minds as they have complete education recently.
Some of them even find it difficult as there are no schools or colleges who provide practice in such fields which is a huge drawback of the education system also there is a point of experience in the success of the tests.
During education years there are numerous exams based on the study material they teach but none of them is based on the employment factors and this neither makes the students employable.
Psychometric test is also based on such things. They include the basic concepts of maths and English and even science based on the field in which one is going to apply. So it is highly advisable to the students to be focused in the initial years of the education in order to build successful careers.
One must have a strong command over the mathematical problems and even the vocabulary based terminologies. This will improve the performance in the test while seeking jobs.
Another important factor is to gain real experience of the test. One must practice the questions in a real manner which is time based manner. One must be able to cope up with the pressures of time and learn proper and due time management. Also there must be proper regard to practices that encourage the efficiency during the exams.
An effective test will improve the efficiency and reduce the anxiety and pressure on people so that one can demonstrate the real capabilities of oneself. The preparation helps to add in the IQ levels of the applicants so that one may perform better.
According to study 6 hours of training can improve the IQ levels by 9 points and this is not worth the time allocated to the tasks and even such practices are not considered good enough.
Also people who have already appeared for some competitive exams perform well in such tests as it has helped to have proper experience along with the dealing of time pressures.
This helps them to improve the verbal and numerical abilities. So, one must take proper training before appearing in the test in order to succeed.
Ways to improve achievements and skills in psychometric tests:
- Those have never completed such tests: in case one has never completed a psychometric test so it will be easy for them to learn and to have a better understanding of the test. One must learn the pattern and the types of questions one will get so that one can answer them efficiently and effectively. One will be able to learn with time and practice and there is no short cut to this thing. Further one has to match the real testing with the abilities required by the jobs in order to be effective and efficient. The result report will help to find out the shortcomings which can be improved in future and proper care can be taken of them while performing the job. This will help to suggest the areas in which improvements are to be made and how they are to be made.
- Those have completed tests in past: those people have experience of such tests they can well know what is expected by the tests. In case one has secured a job that does not mean that one will always be successful by such tests. One may ahs to apply for another job that may require different kinds of skills and attitudes in comparison to the previous job’s skills and requirements. The preparation requires more experiences as compared to the practices. One can improve by learning the type and pattern of the questions which will be asked in the exam. In case one does not get a job then one may feel de-motivated which is not the solution. One must not panic and cheer up again and prepare well this time in order to secure the job and score good marks in the test. One can learn about the different components of the tests and then practice accordingly which means that one can learn the pattern behind the logical reasoning programs and even learn the mind-sets behind the reasoning questions.
- Those who feel to improve specific areas: mostly people are good at some areas and not at all of them which means that one must have to practice the weak areas in order to succeed. So if one is weak at maths then proper practice is required in order to overcome this fear of mathematics. The main aim of the test is to design a focus on areas that are weak so that proper improvements can be done and goals can be achieved. One can even ask for the feedback from near and dear ones so that timely feedback can help them to improve further.
- Those who are afraid of exams: some people feel anxiety in the exams and they get afraid of them. Such feelings can impact the career and later stages of life in an adverse manner. So one must remain positive in life.
The preparation must be done with confidence and effective strategies must be devised in order to secure the job and achieve the goals.