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What is a Psychometric Test?

Graduate psychometric tests help to identify a candidate’s skills, knowledge and personality. They’re often used during the preliminary screening stage, or as part of an assessment centre. They’re objective, convenient and strong indicators of job performance, making them very popular with large graduate recruiters. Read more at:


Aptitude Tests

There are various types of tests which you may be asked to complete: numerical, verbal, perceptual ability; situational judgement, personality tests, in-tray / e-tray exercises, role play, group discussion.

All students with an Sunderland University email address can access a wide range of practice test and advice on how to approach them from Graduates First. Click on the link below to register:


Other practice tests can be found at: https://www.practiceaptitudetests.com/

Thomas Education Psychometric Test 

This test takes only 8 minutes to complete. You are then provided with a profile detailing:

  • strengths and limitations
  • communication style
  • value to the business
  • what motivates you
  • basic fears
  • how you behave under pressure.

If you would like to take this test, please contact the Careers Office on the fourth floor.

Personality Tests 

The following test is based on the work of psychologist Carl Jung and subsequent research of Myers-Briggs. At the heart of this theory is the view that our behavior is not unique and random but rather adheres to certain models and preferences. The result of this research is 16 distinct personality types which are a result of the different interactions between the four principle psychological functions.