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? – Matthew Gaiser Nov 22 '19 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 '19 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 '19 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. – Sourav Ghosh Nov 22 '19 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. – Stephan Branczyk Nov 22 '19 at 8:59

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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