I just got an invitation to participate in an online psychometric test (the first step of the recruitment process in the company where I applied).

I'm worried. I feel nervous and am scared that I will go blank when I'm doing the online test.

What's an effective way to make sure I'm prepared so that I can stop being worried and do well on the test?

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    What is the nature of the test? Video interview? Written? Multiple choice? Nov 22, 2019 at 4:38
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    What post/designation you had applied for? What discipline/topic the test will be on?
    – JPI
    Nov 22, 2019 at 4:49
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    ... with as few specifics as you've given, there's not much more we can tell you than any advice you could get from googling 'How to do well on a test'.
    – Kevin
    Nov 22, 2019 at 5:05
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    Questions require a goal that we can address. Rather than explaining the difficulties of your situation, explain what you want to do to make it better. For more information, see this meta post. Nov 22, 2019 at 6:03
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    Can they tell you the purpose of that test? For instance, is it going to be a personality test? A math test? a technical test? Also, can they tell you the platform it's going to be on? Maybe, you could practice in advance to get used to the platform. Nov 22, 2019 at 8:59

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any tips on doing the online test? so im not nervous or get blank when i do it the test

Find out ahead of time what service is used for the online test. Many sites offer free trials and/or practice tests - not the actual questions you will face, but a way to get familiar with the interface, the timing, etc.

From your comments, it appears the company is AssessmentDay. They have a 24-hour free trial at https://www.assessmentday.co.uk/member/signup/free-trial

Give that a try, and be as prepared as you can with the job-related material that will likely be part of the questions. Do a bit of reading and cramming.


It is a norm these days to conduct online tests as one of the filtering criteria.

Going blank could happen while attempting for the first time. Be prepared for it and take a bold step. It could be possible that the questions could be something you are able to answer. If you cannot, then take it as a learning. This experience would definitely come handy for your next stint.

As far as tips are concerned, there are a few websites that conduct such mock tests. Try those; they are quite helpful.

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