Understanding What Psychometric Tests Measure - dummies

Understanding What Psychometric Tests Measure

By Liam Healy

Part of Psychometric Tests For Dummies Cheat Sheet (UK Edition)

Psychometric tests come in a variety of different forms, and they have a variety of purposes. Different psychometric tests are designed to measure the following:

  • Verbal ability: Spelling, grammar, comprehension, and critical thinking.

  • Numerical ability: Basic numerical ability and higher-level numerical reasoning.

  • Abstract reasoning ability: Creative and strategic thinking.

  • Technical ability: Mechanical ability, spatial ability, and detail/accuracy tests.

  • Personality: How you prefer to behave.