How to give a best shot in written test

tips to crack written test


Written Test Tips

As the first part of the Campus Placement Process, a number of companies conduct written tests in order to know the knowledge level of candidates. Written tests are conducted to eliminate the candidates that do not match the requirements of the company. As we have seen across numerous campuses in the country, the number of job seekers is generally greater than the number of openings in various companies and this is leading to use these tests as a method of eliminating students.

Written test consist of three areas:
    • 1. Aptitude Tests

Aptitude Tests are designed to test a candidate on a specific set of skills like analytical and decision -making skills. They ask basic mathematical questions, which show your way of approach to complex situations.

    • 2. Technical Tests 

If you are applying for a non-programming job (Core job) then you will have questions on particular areas of your specialization such as electronics, mechanical and civil etc. If you are applying for software jobs the questions will be on basics of programming languages to test your programming skills.

    • 3. Psychometric tests

Companies are conducting Psychometric tests to assess your ability in specific skills (eg, verbal, numerical and diagrammatical reasoning) or to find out about your personal qualities by using personality questions. The only thing you have to follow is answering honestly.

Few tips to crack written test:

  • You should concentrate on both aptitude and Technical knowledge to crack the written exam.

  • Go through the question paper first and mark answers to questions which do not require any calculation. Then attempt those which require a little work and finally those which seem difficult.

  • Do not attempt the difficult ones at the beginning and if you are not getting answers, let go of it and move on to next question.

  • If it is an online test, the same principle applies if you can go back and forth the test. If not, you have no other option but to attempt the questions as they appear on the screen.

Here are few sample questions asked in aptitude test
  1. 2,4,10, x, 84,244. Answer the missing # between 10 and 84?

  2. If a person walks at 14 km/hr instead of 10 km/hr, he would have walked 20 km more. The actual distance traveled by him is:

  3. An airplane covers a certain distance at a speed of 240 km in 5 hours. To cover the same distance in 5/3 hours, it must travel at a speed of:

  4. Today is Monday. After 61 days, it will be:

  5. A is two years older than B who is twice as old as C. If the total of the ages of A, B, and C be 27, the how old is B?

  6. Find the odd man out in this Number Series..396, 462, 572, 427, 671, 264?

  7. Look at this series: 3, 4, 7, 8, 11, 12, … What number should come next?

  8. January 1, 2008, is Tuesday. What day of the week lies on Jan 1, 2009?

  9. The largest 4 digit number exactly divisible by 88 is:

  10. A man is 24 years older than his son. In two years, his age will be twice the age of his son. The present age of his son is: