A numerical aptitude test determines the ability of an individual to understand and complete calculations of numbers in different manners.

A numerical aptitude test determines the ability of an individual to understand and complete calculations of numbers in different manners.

Companies may use numerical aptitude tests to ensure candidates are able to understand basic numerical concepts used in their work and/or to complete mathematical calculations. Some examples might include understanding and drawing information from charts, doing calculations for expenses, deciphering time estimates including situations where time zones are a factor, basic statistical analyses, and using basic mathematical reasoning and skill to solve problems.

Most numerical aptitude tests including this one are structured as multiple-choice questions. The test taker is presented with a problem and four possible solutions with the task to select the answer that best answers the problem.

The numerical aptitude test is administered in a web-based format. The test taker is able to navigate the online platform to view the test questions and provide answers.

Skills to practice to succeed on a numerical aptitude test are basic math skills of all types including basic math reasoning, algebra, geometry and statistics.

Candidates should prepare for a numerical aptitude test to become comfortable with the concepts included in the test. While most candidates will have learned the concepts through completing high school or equivalent schooling, it may be the case that some of the concepts or calculations have not been used regularly and may not be fresh in their memory. Preparation can sharpen skills not used for a long period of time.

Candidates prepare by reviewing basic skills in algebra, geometry and statistics as well as practice reviewing business-oriented charts, graphs, financial and other numerical oriented statements.

If a candidate feels stuck on a particular problem, a good strategy is to consider what you know and if you have the resources and knowledge available to deduce what the answer may be. Remember that an unanswered question is an incorrect question, so narrowing down the choices and making a guess will mean a greater chance of a correct answer than leaving the item blank. If you have time at the end of the test, review questions where you had difficulty.

This is a general numerical aptitude test that assesses basic math knowledge and skills. This can be used for candidate assessment in any field or profession that doesnâ€™t require specific advanced math skills. Some common examples might include leadership roles, sales roles, and other professional roles that require employees to make decisions or inferences based on numerical data.