Numerical Reasoning – Practical Test 1
Information is provided that requires you to interpret it and then apply the appropriate logic to answer the questions. In other words, you need to work out how to get the answer rather than what calculations to apply. Sometimes the questions are designed to approximate the type of reasoning required in the workplace.
The questions will often use number series questions which represent the most popular type of numerical reasoning questions. Numerical reasoning questions are very commonly used in graduate and managerial selection.
Numerical reasoning is an increasingly popular way of assessing candidates during the job selection process. Many people who have been out of the education system for a while or who don’t use maths on a day-to-day basis feel intimidated by these types of test. The important thing to remember is that you don’t need to have studied mathematics to a high level to do well in these tests. They are primarily tests of reasoning ability and the math needed is invariably straightforward. Although you may need to get back up to speed with percentages, ratios, proportions, fractions and decimals.
You will usually be allowed to use a calculator for these types of question and investing in one which can handle fractions and percentages is a good idea.
Test 1—15 Questions Instructions: Answer as many questions as you can in 10 minutes. Select the letter which corresponds to the correct answer. You can use a calculator.