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# Logic tests watch

1. I've been going through a lot of graduate recruitment selection processes and virtually all the tests up until now have been verbal reasoning and numerical reasoning tests: this has been the case for Merrill Lynch, BT, JPMorgan, Civil Service, Orange...

Verbal reasoning test: 40 questions in about 20 minutes. You read short articles (paragraph) and have to answer the questions relying ONLY on information in the text: no deductions or assumptions.

Numerical reasoning test: graphs, statistics and figures which you have to observe in order to answer questions, usually regarding growth rates and percentages.

and all of a sudden I got a logic test at this assessment centre abroad. I totally froze up (the fact I had one of the worst headaches I've ever had didn't help either) as I've never seen one. It's hard to discover a new kind of test when you're in such a stressful environment: it involved mostly series of numbers and letters with no explanation.

Like:
1)

AC
Z

BD
X

CE
U

DF
Q

Choose between:
a)
EG
F

b)
EG
L

c)
EG
P

2)

A X E ? I P M
Z C V ? R K N

Choose between:
a)
G
D

b)
T
G

c)
B
H

Ok those two examples are fairly straightforward
The two following ones are a bit tougher (at least to me)

3)

A43 - C52 - E61 - G8?

Is the ? to be replaced with

a) 5 or b) 1 or c) 6

4)

108 C

648 S

325 T

214 ?

a) A

b) D

c) X

Those still remain rather simple examples (I chose some which are easy to transcribe here) compared to the **** I got at the assessment centre (40 questions, 20 mins, in a stressful environment)

Anyway the actual question I wanted to ask, when starting this thread was: which companies in the UK use logic tests (most use verbal and numerical reasoning tests in my experience)? Who has had similar tests with similar questions?

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