Psychometric Tests


aptitude or your personality Used as part of the recruitment or selection process Provides employers with a method of selecting the most suitable job applicants or candidates for promotion Used by 80% of Fortune 500 and 75% of Times Top 100 companies .Aim to measure aspects of your mental ability.

What do psychometric tests measure? .

preferences and abilities • Analyze your emotional or psychological stability • Best match of individual to occupation and working environment .• How well you work with other people • How well you handle stress • Whether you will be able to cope with the intellectual demands of the job • Your personality.

What are the different types of tests? .


A) very strongly disagree B) strongly disagrees C) disagree D) neutral E) agree F)strongly agree G) very strongly agree • . I prefer to avoid conflict. depending on the duration of the test. Work is the most important thing in my life.Personality Tests You will be presented with statements describing various ways of feeling or acting and asked to answer each one on a 2 point. A) strongly disagree B) disagree C) neutrals D) agree E) strongly agree 3. The number of questions you are expected to answer varies from about 50 to 200. 5 point or 7 point scale. 1. I enjoy parties and other social occasions. A) True B) False 2.

Types of aptitude and ability tests .

Some of the popular psychometric tests are: 16 PF MBTI OPQ32 Thomas Personal Profiling System Gordon’s Personal Profile Inventory Rorschach Ink-Blot Test FIRO-B Picture Frustration Test Thematic Apperception Tests (TAT) .

Basis of these tests: Five personality traits: • Openness • Conscientiousness • Extraversion • Agreeableness • Neuroticism .

Five Factor Scoring: -ve Extraversion Agreeableness Conscientiousn ess Neuroticism Openness to experience +ve .

16 Personality Factor model (16PF) Developed in the 1940s and refined in the 60s Attempts to define the basic underlying personality Questionnaire based Analysis using 16 personality factors .

Factor Descriptors A Warmth Reserved Outgoing B Reasoning Less Intelligent More Intelligent C Emotional Stability Affected by feelings E Dominance F Liveliness G Rule Consciousness H Social Boldness Humble Sober Expedient Shy Emotionally stable Assertive Happy-go-lucky Conscientious Venturesome I Sensitivity Toughminded Tender-minded L Vigilance Trusting Suspicious M Abstractedness Practical Imaginative N Privateness Straightforwa rd Shrewd O Apprehension Self-Assured Apprehensive Q1 Openness to Change Conservative Experimenting Q2 Self-Reliance Groupdependent Q3 Perfectionism Self-conflict Q4 Tension Relaxed Self-sufficient Self-control Tense The 16 factors with their word descriptors of each scale .

Colour Test • • • • • • • Select one colour Pink Blue Red Yellow Green Black .

They use their minds to achieve their goals and as a result. capable of giving a good speech. • Red. abundance and youth. • Green – People who choose green are capable of creating a balance between positive and negative emotions. They are capable of seeing both sides of an issue. • Black -People who like black hold things inside and do not want to be touched. have a strong moral sense of right and wrong. They tenaciously love to find the mistakes and faults of others like detectives or puzzle fans. • Yellow -People who choose yellow are very business minded and like to be thought of as educated. they are hard-working fixers who zero in on the essence of any problem. love games and are particularly good at chess.A person who prefers red is one who enjoys life to the fullest. health. They are good orators. They avoid boring people and always try to experience the maximum fun and excitement from any endeavor.People who choose pink have the gentle side of human nature. • Blue -People who prefer blue usually dislike confrontations and play the role of the diplomat in order to avoid continued conflict.• Pink . . and tend to be idealistic. These individuals usually live according to their own rules and often do not follow the traditional norms.