A Psychometric test is a common method used everywhere today, by many employers and organizations to determine a person’s psychological traits. The test not only looks into the skills and knowledge but also in attitude, abilities, and personality traits. The main aim of such a type of test is to find the best-suited person for the job among the many applications. The Defence forces, mainly in special task force, Air Force, Naval commandos, and Marines use Psychometric tests as part of recruitment procedure. These tests can prove the candidates potential to behave in adverse conditions and their ability to control aggressive or urging emotions to the best possible outcome.
Psychometric test is unlike any regular MCQ tests. Here, the candidates won’t be having an option of yes/no or has the changes to pick the correct option.
Candidates are not allowed to skip a question in this type of exam.
The candidate who is undergoing the test will be will be given a question and a few options per question to pick from, as that candidate’s most preferred answer.
Unlike other MCQ based tests, in Psychometric Tests, there are no correct or incorrect answers in specific, but the candidate has to pick the best suitable option to bring the finest possible outcome.
Common MCQ exams contain 4-5 options per question in ABCDE format. if we consider A as the right answer we will have B,C,D,E as the incorrect answers. Similarly if both A and B is correct, the other three options namely, C, D, E should be incorrect.
But in case of psychometric tests if you are given four options namely A,B,C,D; all the four options may or may not be correct.
Here, marks will be allotted for each of the answer choices, like A=10, B=2, C=5 and D=0. The final score will be based on the answers chosen by the candidates. These marks will add to your Psychometric evaluation score.