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I found these practise tests on the civil service website. The numerical reasoning is quite tough and much worse than the ones I've been practising on Practise Aptitude Tests, I'm hoping the actual one isn't as hard.

Numerical Reasoning: https://2x-dc2.kenexa.com/2xAssess/u...b989065c1c0a69


Verbal Reasoning: https://2x-dc2.kenexa.com/2xAssess/u...70620f6c8cc78c

Found them on this website: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/preparin...easoning-tests
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anyone know what the online numerical test and verbal test suppliers are e.g. SHL etc ???????
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If you’ve done numerical/verbal tests for other civil service positions - how do these ones compare? Are they similar?
i have no idea unfortunately
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I hate to sound paranoid, but how long did you guys spend on the verbal reasoning? 😊
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I got 8 questions for numerical reasoning. Did anyone get any more than that? Just panicked a bit because it says it’s adaptive and worried I got the last one wrong and it’s locked me out of the rest of it... last year there were 12.
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I got 8 questions for numerical reasoning. Did anyone get any more than that? Just panicked a bit because it says it’s adaptive and worried I got the last one wrong and it’s locked me out of the rest of it... last year there were 12.
i hvent done the test but i assume that the less questions the better? because unless you got every single one wrong, they're probably already hit the pass mark! were the questions hard/quick? ive been practicing the 'big 4' ones and they're actually impossible-are these ones this hard?
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Hi so I know the tests aren't timed but are the tests recorded? On the civil service website it doesn't say anything about the tests being recorded and that we can 'take as long as we want' but I'm not sure if this applies to the Treasury role or not :s I remember people saying they took a long time... but agh it's annoying because I don't want to take my time IF the test is recorded, but at the same time there's no point rushing if its not.
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Hi so I know the tests aren't timed but are the tests recorded? On the civil service website it doesn't say anything about the tests being recorded and that we can 'take as long as we want' but I'm not sure if this applies to the Treasury role or not :s I remember people saying they took a long time... but agh it's annoying because I don't want to take my time IF the test is recorded, but at the same time there's no point rushing if its not.
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I'm doing my Numerical and Verbal tests tomorrow, done a few practice ones and feel okayish about them - anyone have any advice for the numerical one? Maths isn't my strongest point...
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Good luck! Could you tell us how many questions you get...
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I'm doing my Numerical and Verbal tests tomorrow, done a few practice ones and feel okayish about them - anyone have any advice for the numerical one? Maths isn't my strongest point...
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In my case they kept getting harder which I guess is a good sign... but I think I got the last one wrong. So I don’t know if 8 is the total number or whether I fluffed the last one and it’s now locked me out?
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i hvent done the test but i assume that the less questions the better? because unless you got every single one wrong, they're probably already hit the pass mark! were the questions hard/quick? ive been practicing the 'big 4' ones and they're actually impossible-are these ones this hard?
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I’ve just done my tests. They aren’t hard, but go slow and read everything carefully. Keep paper and a calculator with you for the numerical test. Some of the numerical questions seem difficult when you first read but they really aren’t, it’s just applying logical thinking so don’t worry if your actual maths skills are rusty. It’s almost 8 years since I last did any maths, I wasn’t amazing at it then, and I got through this fine.
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I’ve just done my tests. They aren’t hard, but go slow and read everything carefully. Keep paper and a calculator with you for the numerical test. Some of the numerical questions seem difficult when you first read but they really aren’t, it’s just applying logical thinking so don’t worry if your actual maths skills are rusty. It’s almost 8 years since I last did any maths, I wasn’t amazing at it then, and I got through this fine.
Thank you for this, it’s really useful! Good luck
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(Original post by msmiawallace)
I’ve just done my tests. They aren’t hard, but go slow and read everything carefully. Keep paper and a calculator with you for the numerical test. Some of the numerical questions seem difficult when you first read but they really aren’t, it’s just applying logical thinking so don’t worry if your actual maths skills are rusty. It’s almost 8 years since I last did any maths, I wasn’t amazing at it then, and I got through this fine.
Thank you Mia! I’m probably going to do it tomorrow and a little nervous for the Numerical Reasoning. I’ve been doing some practise tests so I’m hoping this will be enough! Do you remember how many questions you did for it, or around how long it took? Just want to know how much time to put aside.
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(Original post by msmiawallace)
I’ve just done my tests. They aren’t hard, but go slow and read everything carefully. Keep paper and a calculator with you for the numerical test. Some of the numerical questions seem difficult when you first read but they really aren’t, it’s just applying logical thinking so don’t worry if your actual maths skills are rusty. It’s almost 8 years since I last did any maths, I wasn’t amazing at it then, and I got through this fine.
Hi i know there isn’t a time limit, but do they record your time taken? Or can you spend as long as you want on the questions?
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In my case they kept getting harder which I guess is a good sign... but I think I got the last one wrong. So I don’t know if 8 is the total number or whether I fluffed the last one and it’s now locked me out?
If you only got one question wrong I think you’ve done very well so try not to stress! I haven’t done my numerical test yet but I will let you know how many questions when I do! Did you take as long as you need on the questions or worked quickly because they kept time recorded?
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I'm doing my Numerical and Verbal tests tomorrow, done a few practice ones and feel okayish about them - anyone have any advice for the numerical one? Maths isn't my strongest point...
I haven’t actually done the test yet but it sounds very similar to the HMRC TSP one. Take your time and read the question again before you move on to the next one. It’s easy to miss a key word which would change your answer completely.
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Just completed the tests, I think I got around 7 or 8 questions, and I took 20 minutes I don't know how well i did because in my opinion they didn't go from easy to progressively hard. it was like easy, hard, easy, hard, easy, hard.. Not sure if I did too well on the numerical but I tried my best.
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Thank you Mia! I’m probably going to do it tomorrow and a little nervous for the Numerical Reasoning. I’ve been doing some practise tests so I’m hoping this will be enough! Do you remember how many questions you did for it, or around how long it took? Just want to know how much time to put aside.
I think there were about 8 questions for each, verbal took me 7 minutes (I’m better with verbal reasoning) and numerical took me 15 - I had to pause to work a couple of them out on paper.
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I think there were about 8 questions for each, verbal took me 7 minutes (I’m better with verbal reasoning) and numerical took me 15 - I had to pause to work a couple of them out on paper.
Thank you - much appreciated!
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