Management Aptitude Tests - Free eBook in PDF Format

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Book Description - ISBN 978-1-62620-781-1 (39 Pages)
This eBook describes management aptitude tests including: numerical, verbal, abstract, and spatial reasoning tests. These tests often form part of the job selection process and are designed to assess your ability to communicate and solve numerical and logical problems.

Chapter 1 - Management Aptitude Tests
Organizations use various tests and exercises as part of the management selection process. Aptitude tests are used to test your logical reasoning and thinking abilities, and usually contain between 30-50 multiple-choice questions that are strictly timed.

Chapter 2 - Verbal Ability and Reasoning Tests
Verbal ability questions involve spelling, grammar, sentence completion, analogies, and comprehension. Management-level tests tend to focus on higher-level skills like critical reasoning and analogies. If you are expecting a test of this type then it is a good idea to download some free practice tests and work through them systematically.

Chapter 3 - Numerical Ability and Reasoning Tests
Management-level numerical tests usually focus on higher-level skills like data interpretation and mathematical relationships. If you feel as though your basic math skills are rusty then spend some time going over the basics of fractions, percentages, etc.

Chapter 4 - Abstract Reasoning Tests
Abstract reasoning tests assess how well you can establish logical relationships. They are well suited to management selection because management roles often involve problem solving at a conceptual level. Another reason for their popularity is that they do not discriminate against candidates who do not have English as their first language.

Chapter 5 - Spatial Ability Tests
Spatial ability questions evaluate how well you can visually manipulate and assemble two-dimensional and three-dimensional shapes. They are usually restricted to scientific or engineering management selection.

Chapter 6 - Scoring and Ranking Results
Whichever type of test you are given, the questions are almost always presented in multiple-choice format and have definite correct and incorrect answers. As you proceed through the test, the questions may become more difficult and you will usually find that there are more questions than you can comfortably complete in the time allowed. Very few people manage to finish these tests and the object is simply to give as many correct answers as you can.

You will learn:
  • How and why organizations incorporate aptitude tests into their management selection processes.
  • Why even a small improvement in your score can result in you being perceived as a much more capable candidate.
  • What types of questions you will be expected to answer in each test.
  • Where to find free practice questions that will allow you to get all the practice you need to succeed at these types of test.


Preparing for a Competency Based Interview - Most competency-based or behavioral interviews will be between one-two hours long. The length of the interview will usually reflect the seniority of the post you are being interviewed for. The amount of industry or market knowledge you are expected to know will have a direct correlation to the level of position you are applying for. This includes your awareness of the organization's main competitors as well as any regulatory body or legislation that it must operate within. When you answer questions you will be expected to illustrate your answer with an example that shows how you displayed the required competency.

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