The format of Picked's numerical reasoning test
Picked's platform lets you send candidate tests once they've applied for a role. They will then have 2–3 days to complete them.
Once complete, you will be notified and receive their raw score: that is, the number of correct answers, which will then be measured against a benchmark score. This benchmark score will either be based on the performance of other candidates for the role, or the historical scores of employees in a similar position of the comparative level.
Picked will then automatically rank your top performers ready for shortlisting.
Candidates will be required to answer 20 questions in 20 minutes. They are presented in a multiple-choice format and you can expect a range of questions that test various aspects of their numerical understanding.
There is typically one correct answer and three distractors – a distractor being answer options purposefully similar to the correct answer but incorrect. There is no negative scoring in a numerical reasoning test. Candidates get one point for every correct response and will not be marked down for any incorrect answers.
Common questions include currency conversion, estimations (usually through graphs) and data interpretation, where you might be required to make an inference based on the information available.