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Aptitude tests (能力傾向測試) are now widely used by many large employers as part of their recruitment process to evaluate candidates' skills and potential for success, such as the HKSAR Government’s Civil Service Recruitment, Big4 recruitment (KPMG, Deloitte, PwC, EY), or other large corporations.

Wonder how to prepare and succeed through the recruitment and job assessment process?

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Graduates First is an online aptitude test platform offering a variety of over 150+ unique tests for you to practice and many resources to support your preparation, including

  • 10 Verbal reasoning tests
  • 15 Numerical reasoning tests
  • 15 Logical reasoning tests
  • 3 Abstract reasoning tests
  • 4 Diagrammatic reasoning tests
  • 3 Spatial reasoning tests
  • 16 Coding Tests (Python, C Sharp, JavaScript and General Ability)
  • 10 Assessment centre exercises
  • 8 Game-based assessments
  • 59 Pre-made Video Interviews
  • 100+ Career Resource Videos

And many more…

Which employers use aptitude tests?

Here is a list of top industries and employers that commonly use aptitude tests during their hiring processes:

Industry / SectorNames of Employers & PositionsTypes of Aptitude TestsReference
Public / Civil Service

1.       HKSAR Government Civil Service Recruitment (政府公務員職位):

Administrative Officer (政務主任), Executive Officer (行政主任) Housing Officer (房屋主任),

Transport Officer (運輸主任), Trade Officer (貿易主任), Labour Officer (勞工主任) etc.

2.       Customs and Excise Department (香港海關): Inspector (督察)

Common Recruitment Examinations (CRE)

  • Verbal reasoning (Chinese & English)
  • Numerical reasoning
  • Data sufficiency tests
  • Interpretation of tables & graphs

HKSAR Civil Service Bureau

Fire Services Department (香港消防處):  

  • Ambulanceman / Ambulancewoman (救護員) & Ambulance Officer (救謢主任)
  • Fireman / Firewoman (消防員) and Station Officer (消防隊長)
  • Senior Fireman / Firewoman (Control) (消防隊目(控制)
  • Verbal reasoning
  • Numerical reasoning
  • Mechanical reasoning
  • Spatial reasoning
Fire Services Department
Recruitment tips
Independent Commission Against Corruption (廉政公署):
Investigator (調查主任) / Assistant Investigator (助理調查主任)
  • Psychometric tests
  • Assessment Centre
Recruitment Process
ConsultancyKPMG, Accenture, EY and PwC
  • Situational judgement
  • Verbal reasoning
  • Numerical reasoning
  • Logical reasoning
  • Video interviews
  • Assessment Centre
FinanceGoldman Sachs, Deloitte, JP Morgan 

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  1. Go to Graduates First:
  2. Register for an account with your HKMU email.
  3. Upon successful registration, an account activation email will be sent to your HKMU email automatically. Make sure to check your junk / spam folder of your email in case you couldn’t receive the account activation email. Please follow the instructions to activate your account.
  4. You’re all set and can start your FREE practices right away!
  5. You are highly encouraged to watch the introduction video to understand the features and types of tests available on the platform.
  1. Numerical Reasoning Test  This test assesses the candidate's ability to make the correct calculations using a set of numerical data such as charts and tables.
  2. Verbal Reasoning Test – Verbal reasoning assessments measure the candidate's ability to interpret and draw conclusions from a written passage of text.
  3. Logical Reasoning Tests– In this test, the candidate's problem-solving, pattern-identifying, and reasoning abilities are evaluated using a sequence of diagrams and shapes.
  4. Diagrammatic Reasoning Tests– These assessments require candidates to use logical reasoning skills to interpret the patterns in a sequence to solve problems.
  5. Abstract Reasoning Tests – These assessments assess the candidate's abstract reasoning ability using a sequence of diagrams, shapes, numbers or patterns.
  6. Spatial Reasoning Tests – These assessments measure the candidate's ability to compare and analyse various 2D and 3D shapes to solve problems.
  7. Numerical Estimation Tests – These measure a candidate's ability to work with numbers quickly and effectively to make mathematical calculations without the use of a calculator.
  8. Critical Reasoning Tests – In this assessment, the candidate's ability to critically reason is measured using a variety of statements and questions around the information provided.
  9. Personality Questionnaire – Personality assessments or questionnaires aim to understand the candidate's workplace preferences through a series of questions or statements.
  10. Situational Judgement Tests – In this assessment, candidates are provided with likely scenarios and will be required to choose the best (and worst) decision options.

1. Quality Over Quantity

    • It's best to practice few tests in depth. Complete each question and fully understand the solutions provided, rather than attempting many tests as fast as possible.
    • For example, if you are practicing Verbal Reasoning, try focussing only on 3 tests until you are comfortable with the styles of question asked.
    • This will help you identify areas of weakness and improve. From this you will gain more confidence with this assessment type in the future.

 2. Utilise the Test Reports Available

    • After you have completed a test, visit your reports page to identify where you excelled, and where you struggled.
    • For example, once you have completed a Numerical Reasoning Test, you should look at the solutions and identify topics that the report suggests you need to focus on.
    • All GF tests provide clear solutions to questions where necessary to help you understand how employers score real job assessments.

3. Learn About Yourself

    • Use GF Assessments to identify the skills and competencies you need for the role you are applying for, and those that you already possess.
    • For example, you can use the Personality Questionnaire to identify the traits employers are looking for, and whether you possess these.
    • Or use Video Interviews or Situational Judgment tests to discover the behavioural competencies employers commonly seek in applicants.

Expert Tips to Ace Your Aptitude Tests for Recruitment Assessments

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  1. What are Aptitude Tests?
  2. What are common types of aptitude tests used in recruitment assessments by employers?
  3. What are the useful tips on how to prepare for the common aptitude tests?
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