You can find information at Sam Al-Jajjoka (Kogan Page 2001) has a chapter called "Psychometric Tests for IT Recruitment" with an example assembly language test.
Ask at Careers reception to use our reference copy. Very difficult test which tests your suitability for Information Systems roles by probing your logical thinking and a disciplined approach to complex problems Don't need computing knowledge or strong mathematical ability just ability to work through complex problems.
They ask about your preferences and try to identify how well you get on with others, your normal reaction to stressful situations or your feelings about the kind of people you like to work with. They help the selector find out your style and way of doing things.
Sensible organisations will use the questionnaire in conjunction with your application form, interview and other information to make decisions rather than in isolation.
SJTs also give candidates clear understanding of the role and kind of work situations they may encounter. A typical question may ask "If you saw your line manager stealing at work, what would you do?
" and then there would be three options to choose from.
Employers will use them alongside interviews, application forms, references, academic results and other selection methods, so test results won't usually be the only information looked at.
No test is perfect, and some candidates such as those with disabilities, may be at a disadvantage when taking this type of test.
You are given five increasingly complex problems to do over a day.
The test does not have a time limit, but you need to record the time the test takes you.