Aptitude Test and Interview Questions For Freshers
Examination that attempts to determine and measure
a person’s ability to acquire, through future training,
some specific set of skills (intellectual, motor, and so on).
The tests assume that people differ in their special abilities
and that these differences can be useful in predicting future
General, or multiple, aptitude tests are similar
to intelligence tests in that they measure a broad spectrum of
abilities (e.g., verbal comprehension, general reasoning, numerical
operations, perceptual speed, or mechanical knowledge). The Scholastic
Assessment Test (SAT) and the American College Testing Exam (ACT)
are examples of group tests commonly used in the United States
to gauge general academic ability; in France the International
Baccalaureate exam (le bac) is taken by secondary-school students.
Such tests yield a profile of scores rather than a single IQ and
are widely used in educational and vocational counseling. Aptitude
tests also have been developed to measure professional potential
(e.g., legal or medical) and special abilities (e.g., clerical
or mechanical). The Differential Aptitude Test (DAT) measures
specific abilities such as clerical speed and mechanical reasoning
as well as general academic ability.