Knowing a Psychometric Test When You See One
If you’ve never taken a psychometric test before, you may be wondering what they are, what they’re for and what they can do. A psychometric test
Can be a complex, time-consuming, and expensive tool to develop, with each individual question often tested on several thousand trial subjects.
Is constructed according to researched psychological theory about how people function.
Is developed using a strict set of statistical rules and quality controls.
Is used to compare the characteristics of different people against each other.
Is often used in development and training, as well as in recruitment.
Is often strictly timed, and has a detailed set of administration instructions.
Is subject to strict security controls.
Compares your score to those of comparison or norm groups to put your ability or personality in context.
Is fair and accurate when properly developed and administered by qualified users.
Requires high-quality training for administrators to use and interpret correctly.
Can provide you with some powerful insights into your own abilities and character.