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Numerical reasoning test

Time

30 min

Questions

30

Level

Intermediate

Language

English

Type

Cognitive

Suitable for

Office, Management

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Test Summary

Numerical reasoning is about people’s ability to interpret, analyse, and draw conclusions from data sets. It’s about how people analyse and draw conclusions from the data, which may be presented in the form of numerical values, tables, or graphs. The current test is designed to assess a candidate's numerical reasoning skills by asking questions involving general arithmetic operations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages, ratios, or averages.

The test is timed and in a multiple-choice format.

Test Outcomes

This test could help identify candidates who may be able to:

  • Use numerical data as a tool to make reasoned decisions and solve problems.
  • Interpret and analyse numerical data, and draw accurate conclusions at speed from data sets.
  • Apply numerical understanding in a realistic context like drawing conclusions from performance figures, financial results, or analysis reports.
  • Clearly present business-related issues in forms of charts and tables to key stakeholders.
  • Monitor performance and progress based on numerical metrics such as charts and tables.

Test Measurement Areas

Calculate Values

The capacity to analyse and interpret basic numerical information, calculate mathematical values using basic arithmetic operators, and draw logical conclusions from the data provided.

Tables and Numbers

The capacity to analyse and interpret basic numerical information given in a table or individually, calculate mathematical values using basic arithmetic operators, and draw logical conclusions from the data provided.

Comparisons

The capacity to analyse and interpret basic numerical information, calculate mathematical values using basic arithmetic operators, make comparisons between two or more values, and draw logical conclusions from the data provided.

Graphs

The capacity to analyse and interpret numerical information presented in a graph or chart, calculate mathematical values using basic arithmetic operators, and draw logical conclusions from the data provided.

Percentages

The capacity to analyse and interpret numerical information presented as percentages, calculate mathematical values using basic arithmetic operators, and draw logical conclusions from the data provided.

Why Measure Numerical Reasoning?

In a professional work environment, critical decisions are frequently made based on past year's statistics, figures, and trends. These decisions may involve tracking the progress of a business strategy, analysing the results of a business model, or identifying components that may have helped the company in meeting prior business objectives. As a result, many interpretations and analyses will need to be performed effectively as part of the job role.

Potential employers may use numerical reasoning tests to screen candidates that may be a good fit for roles that require them to understand, analyse, draw conclusions from data sets, and swiftly and logically apply numerical understanding in a realistic work context in order to make better and more informed decisions.

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