As part of a selection before an interview for a position in a bank, I need to undergo a psychometric test.
Of course, the aim of the company is to select a single candidate which will fit the best the position : so the aim isn’t to succeed at the test but to get the highest score among all others.
The test is to be completed remotely (I mean from home) on a website. One of the requirement is you have 6 minutes to complete it and there’s so much question that you should answer 2 questions per second in order to finish the test… At that speed, you have course no time to think at which is the correct answer if the result isn’t clear immediately.
One of the characteristics of the test is the time limit is clearly performed on the client side (and that on server side they have just the number of questions answered). Of course, I already know that cheating is bad and that lying at telling it’s the exact thing I want to do (whereas it barely satisfies what I need for my apprenticeship) is bad.
Nothing is spoken or captured through video. It’s only about reading and writing.
But as this is for a computing position in a deprived job market, should I instead expect that almost everyone will perform the trick which allows to slow down the counter and thus multiply the allowed time to complete by 20× since a second as measured on the computer would take 20 seconds in reality ?
After this selection step, I have good reasons to think with my experience I would succeed at the interview (which is the last step as selection).