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    I suck at them...I found this one excercise that ask 24 questions..If I do it over and over again..will i get better?
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    Practice makes perfect, especially with maths. I came from a history background and passed the numerical tests for finance positions through practice.
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    What sites do you use to practise?
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    (Original post by matt1001)
    What sites do you use to practise?
    Well there is this one on kent uni thats preety good

    Google numerical reasoning and kent?
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    (Original post by da_comeback)
    Well there is this one on kent uni thats preety good

    Google numerical reasoning and kent?
    It's good so long as you're not applying for:

    centrica
    civil service fast stream
    big 4 accountancy firms

    Kent does have a superb website for careers. I'm frankly shocked they leave it open for all to read.
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    (Original post by Llamageddon)
    It's good so long as you're not applying for:

    centrica
    Just how difficult is the Centrica one? I've heard many people say it's a complete nightmare... it's kinda putting me off completing my application.

    I also did a numerical test for BG Group last year and it was much harder than the one on Kent uni's website.
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    (Original post by Smack)
    Just how difficult is the Centrica one? I've heard many people say it's a complete nightmare... it's kinda putting me off completing my application.

    I also did a numerical test for BG Group last year and it was much harder than the one on Kent uni's website.
    Oh jesus that sounds bad
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    (Original post by Smack)
    Just how difficult is the Centrica one? I've heard many people say it's a complete nightmare... it's kinda putting me off completing my application.

    I also did a numerical test for BG Group last year and it was much harder than the one on Kent uni's website.
    It is very hard but I wouldn't let that put you off. You're not competing against a computer but rather human beings who also find the test hard. The questions themselves aren't difficult it's more the time and you aren't expected to get 100%.
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    (Original post by Llamageddon)
    It's good so long as you're not applying for:

    centrica
    civil service fast stream
    big 4 accountancy firms

    Kent does have a superb website for careers. I'm frankly shocked they leave it open for all to read.
    What about Network Rail?
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    (Original post by da_comeback)
    What about Network Rail?
    I've never tried. I only had a fleeting flirtation with the idea of accountancy and the network rail finance scheme looked pretty bad.
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    (Original post by Llamageddon)
    It is very hard but I wouldn't let that put you off. You're not competing against a computer but rather human beings who also find the test hard. The questions themselves aren't difficult it's more the time and you aren't expected to get 100%.
    Okay, thanks. Do they actually use the test results so select who to interview? I thought they only use them as a pass/fail type test where those who get below a certain score will not be interviewed.
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    (Original post by Smack)
    Okay, thanks. Do they actually use the test results so select who to interview? I thought they only use them as a pass/fail type test where those who get below a certain score will not be interviewed.
    the pass/ fail score is defined by predictions of how many people are going to reach it though. What I am trying to say is that what matters is where you fall on the bell curve rather than how hard the test is. Being in the top 20% in an easier exam against the same applicants is just as hard as being in the top 20% in a harder exam, if that makes any sense?
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    (Original post by Llamageddon)
    the pass/ fail score is defined by predictions of how many people are going to reach it though. What I am trying to say is that what matters is where you fall on the bell curve rather than how hard the test is. Being in the top 20% in an easier exam against the same applicants is just as hard as being in the top 20% in a harder exam, if that makes any sense?
    It makes perfect sense, thanks.
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    I also find these a nightmare. The Kent uni website is really good, and for other things like personality tests. I am just practising as much as possible to try and get my speed up, it takes me so long to work out one question. This is what comes of an arts degree...
 
 
 
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