GTIOS Psychometric Test

The GTI Online Solutions (GTIOS) psychometric test is used in the online application process of a large number of city firms. The tests deployed are a product of specialist companies including SHL and Kenexa amongst others.

Firms that are known to use it include:

  • Deloitte
  • KPMG
  • Ernst & Young
  • Lehman Brothers
  • Grant Thornton
  • Barclays Capital (BarCap)

The test is comprised of two parts:

You will be given some practice questions at the beginning so you can familiarise yourself with the style of the test. The test is timed so you must correctly apportion the right amount of time to each question.

Numerical Reasoning

This will test your basic math skills. Specifically, it will test:

  • Basic arithmetic and understanding of numbers
  • Fractions
  • Ratios
  • Percentages
  • Averages
  • Ability to interpret tables of data
  • Ability to interpret charts & graphs
  • Compound interest

It does not require an ability above GCSE. You will require a calculator, and may require some paper to work on. The questions are multiple choice, however, all the wrong choices have been created in such a way as to mislead you.

It is especially important, if you do not understand a question, to move on once your time has expired. You can return to the question before the end of the test.

Verbal Reasoning & Comprehension

This requires you to read short passages on business related topics and then select from a multiple choice the appropriate answer. The correct answer is the most literal one. Do not select any answers which require you to infer something, assume something, or use information not contained in the passage, as these are intentional red herrings.

Test Results

The test result is generated immediately and forwarded to the firm to which you are applying. Generally speaking, firms will consider the psychometric test in conjunction with your application. Everybody is different and not everybody is good at psychometric tests, and firms are fully aware of this.

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