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Hi Mark,

The team are usually great at responding so I'm sure if you had a tech error then they will reset the test for you. I've heard of it happening before (not to me) and it was sorted for the candidate.

All the best with your application.
Hello,

I received a response earlier today stating that my Numerical Reasoning Test had been reset, so I'm going to do it again tonight.

I was very worried that there was no hope, but very grateful to the recruitment team for resolving it.
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Hello,

I received a response earlier today stating that my Numerical Reasoning Test had been reset, so I'm going to do it again tonight.

I was very worried that there was no hope, but very grateful to the recruitment team for resolving it.
That's great news! I checked mine and unfortunately it wasn't a glitch, my scores were just crap but would still encourage anyone who does doubt their score to get in touch with recruitment as some of my colleagues have also had technical issues with online tests and have managed to get them reset.
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Just completed the verbal reasoning, felt like almost all were 'cannot say' and I only was given less than 10 questions to answer!? Anyone have a similar experience?
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Just completed the verbal reasoning, felt like almost all were 'cannot say' and I only was given less than 10 questions to answer!? Anyone have a similar experience?
I had a lot of questions where the answers were cannot say, (but I also felt like it gave me a lot of questions in total)
I guess in general the more questions you are asked the better you have done as it's trying to establish exactly how good you are? I'm not sure exactly how it works but it asked me a lot and this was the test I did the best in (95%)

You should be able to see your feedback once you've done the numerical and SJT anyway, good luck
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I had a lot of questions where the answers were cannot say, (but I also felt like it gave me a lot of questions in total)
I guess in general the more questions you are asked the better you have done as it's trying to establish exactly how good you are? I'm not sure exactly how it works but it asked me a lot and this was the test I did the best in (95%)

You should be able to see your feedback once you've done the numerical and SJT anyway, good luck
Oh dear, I only had 9 questions so I guess I can kiss good bye to the next round.
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Oh dear, I only had 9 questions so I guess I can kiss good bye to the next round.
Be positive, I might not be correct, or even if I am not you could still get a decent score which is enough to get you through
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Good luck to everyone else. I received 97 for Numerical and then 58 for both Verbal and SJT so will definitely not be continuing. Around the 65 mark will be the benchmark I think. Disappointing but can't say I'm surprised, especially on SJT.
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Could someone please tell me if the verbal, numerical and situational judgements tests each have a time limit or are time recorded?
I applied to the HMRC TSP 2020 and it says each of the three tests do not have a time limit. Is this true??
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Could someone please tell me if the verbal, numerical and situational judgements tests each have a time limit or are time recorded?
I applied to the HMRC TSP 2020 and it says each of the three tests do not have a time limit. Is this true??
Do you think they're lying to you? And if so, why?

Sometimes you have to take things at face value
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Could someone please tell me if the verbal, numerical and situational judgements tests each have a time limit or are time recorded?
I applied to the HMRC TSP 2020 and it says each of the three tests do not have a time limit. Is this true??
There’s definitely no time limit, you’re tested on how well you answer the questions, not how fast.
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There’s definitely no time limit, you’re tested on how well you answer the questions, not how fast.
Thanks for that, Steven.

Also, is the numerical test difficult in terms of the prerequisite maths knowledge needed or is it standard like other numerical tests elsewhere i.e. ratios, percentages, proportion etc
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Thanks for that, Steven.

Also, is the numerical test difficult in terms of the prerequisite maths knowledge needed or is it standard like other numerical tests elsewhere i.e. ratios, percentages, proportion etc
Yeah you won’t need any advanced maths knowledge. Like you say it’s just how to work those things out from graphs and tables.
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Will the following scores be enough to get me through to the video interview stage:
Numerical: 82%
Verbal: 45% (terrible I know)
SJT: 66%
Overall: 66%
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Will the following scores be enough to get me through to the video interview stage:
Numerical: 82%
Verbal: 45% (terrible I know)
SJT: 66%
Overall: 66%
I think it will, if the 45% counts as a pass which I think it does. All that matters is SJT (which I find very odd as someone could have 100 in both verbal and numerical but then miss out due to SJT score being slightly lower than required. Appears the SJT is all that matters really.
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Just done the tests:
90% Numerical
68% Verbal
66% Judgement
Average = 75%

Hoping its enough!
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I think it will, if the 45% counts as a pass which I think it does. All that matters is SJT (which I find very odd as someone could have 100 in both verbal and numerical but then miss out due to SJT score being slightly lower than required. Appears the SJT is all that matters really.
It’s not so much that the judgement test is all that matters, it’s just that you have to pass all 3 or you don’t get to the next stage.
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Where can you see your results? Have you received an email with the results? I have completed the Judgement test last night but nothing is showing under my current applications to check for results or received an email. Thank you in advance.
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It’s not so much that the judgement test is all that matters, it’s just that you have to pass all 3 or you don’t get to the next stage.
Yes appreciate you must pass all of them... but in terms of the overall score. That's what I'm referring to. I.e my 97% in numerical had no influence on overall score. That was simply taken from the SJT score.
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Yes appreciate you must pass all of them... but in terms of the overall score. That's what I'm referring to. I.e my 97% in numerical had no influence on overall score. That was simply taken from the SJT score.
It’s not taken as an average across the 3 though, it’s never been like that. If you get the best score in numerical and verbal that can’t compensate for a low score in the SJT, it has it has its own pass mark.
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I did 😊 I was an internal candidate and started the TSP earlier this month. Happy to answer any questions that I can!
Hi Steven,

Sorry if this is a silly question but would there be much point in applying without an A Level in Maths or a degree related to maths/accounting?
I’m worried my application would be a waste of time as my degree has nothing to do with maths and at a later stage they’ll ask for A Level maths or high GCSE maths grade. Would that be the case?
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