I have applied for a job, and while I already have good experience, I have messed up the pre-interview technical test. This is the first job I have applied for that gave a technical test, so I might have been a bit nervous, so that led to me forgetting simple things that usually I don't while already working.
Are these tests usually a deciding factor, so that if you mess it up you usually don't get to the interview? It could be that they are done as an early indicator, but I am not completely sure about it.
I'm not asking about that specific company, but I want to know more about the likely interpretations of technical test results.