They provide a potential employer with an insight into how well a candidate can work with other people, how well he/she can handle stress and whether he/she will be able to cope with the intellectual demands of the job.
These tests quantify personality characteristics like enthusiasm, motivation attitude and general work style and job fit.
Aptitude and ability tests and achievement tests:
These are designed to assess intellectual performance
Aptitude and ability tests Verbal reasoning Mechanical reasoning
Numeric reasoning Data checking
Abstract reasoning Work sampling
Depending on job requirement, higher or lower proportion of the above is administered.
E.g. For jobs that require handling figures, numeric reasoning will have a higher proportion, where as information technology jobs will have a higher proportion for ‘abstract reasoning’.
Aptitude / Career search
Learning disability screening instrument
Adaptive behavior scale