Types of Tests

Tests are of twelve types. These tests are conducted by many organizations. It does not mean that every organization conducts all of these tests. Some organizations may not conduct a few tests. However, brief descriptions of these tests are mentioned below:

1. Written tests: Written tests historically have served as significant input into the selection decisions. There has been renewed interest in written tests, since those that have been validated can aid significantly in the acquisition of efficient and effective workers.

2. Achievement tests: To verify how he can achieve the target. Past experience can help the employees to satisfy the recruiters.

3. Intelligent tests: The employee’s intelligent level is determined here.

4. Performance tests: Whether the employees perform well or not.

5. Honesty or polygraph (lie detector) tests: The use of lie detector for verifying information on the application form can only be used for specific jobs, such as police officer, finance managers etc.

6. Aptitude tests: Whether the employee is interested in the job or not can be determined by this test.

7. Psychological tests: The psychology of the employee is determined. The employees who are psychologically strong and do not get nervous do well.

8. Graphology (Handwriting analysis) tests: It has been said that an individual’s handwriting can suggest the degree of energy, inhibitions, and spontaneity to be found in the writer, disclosing idiosyncrasies and elements of balance and control from which many personality- characteristics can be inferred.

9. Physical tests: To examine whether the candidate is physically fit for the job.

10. 1G. personality tests: Through these tests a mental and behavioral quality i.e. personality level is measures.

11. Trainability Tests: For jobs in which training is necessary due to the skill level of the job applicants or the changing nature of the job, trainability tests are useful. Essentially, the goal is to determine the trainability of the candidate.

12. Work Sample: Work Sample tests measure the ability to do something rather than the ability to know something. These tests may measure motor skills or verbal skills, Motor skills include physically manipulating various job related equipment and verbal skills include problem solving and language skills.

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