(Original post by Adarah)
I've looked up the numerical reasoning tests and the verbal reasoning tests online and think I have an idea of what they are now.
For anyone applying this year - its worth stating that the verbal and numerical reasoning tests are not designed to be difficult and I would say they are certainly no harder than GCSE level (in fact they are probably easier)
You just need to keep one eye on the time..
However, when you apply to the Fast Stream you are given two 'optional' chances to take practice tests(+ a week to do each one in) and I suggest everyone does this. They are at the same level and format of the real tests.
Ignore the feedback, if it says you didn't do well and do the real test as well - just practising the test formats/time limits will increase your performance..
If anyone wants to practice further, I found reading lots helped with the verbal reasoning test and things like Sudoku can improve performance on the numerical reasoning tests (as well as knowing your percentages, ratios and when to divide/multiply)
Thanks for the bit about disabilties!
But I've never asked anyone to take the fact that I'm slightly dislexic into account and I won't start now. That would mean getting diagnose and for every being labled dislexic for every job I apply for.
I'm not dyslexic but if you might be dyslexic, I would get tested - if you are you would get extra time in the tests. This is worth having as several of the exercises in the Fast Stream selection process are very 'tight' on time and the extra time would come in very useful..
There is also be no need to declare being dyslexic (if you are) for every job etc, if you don't want too..