Frequently Asked Questions

We have provided some answers to Frequently Asked Questions below. If there are any questions not covered here, please feel free to email us.

Our tests have been developed by the same Psychologists and Psychometricians who have previously developed tests for SHL and Kenexa. Some of these tests are in use today by 1000s of large employers. As such, you can rest assured that the experience you will have with practicing our tests will be extremely close to the real thing.
Yes absolutely. Our tests are developed in line with the assessments used by the Big 4 and also thousands of other graduate employers across the globe. Our tests will give you first-hand experience of the real thing.
Yes – we provide answers and worked solutions for any questions you get wrong.
You have unlimited use of our tests and you have access to these for 15 months.
Yes – when registering, our system will allow you the opportunity to choose whether you consider yourself to have a disability such as dyslexia. In line with the requirements set by Educational Psychologists, your time per test will be extended by 25%.
We request a 24 hour response time, however our typical response time is under 1 hour. You will see from the feedback testimonials both on our site and on our Facebook page reflect this.
Emails are automatically sent immediately after registration. If you have not received this, then it has most likely ended up in your junk/spam folder. If you have already checked this folder, please send us an email at
Yes, we offer 3 ability tests. Numerical, Verbal and Logical Reasoning. Please click here to take these.
As soon as you have registered, or purchased some tests, your access will be instant.
Yes, our tests are fully compatible with all browsers and it is very rare that someone experiences an issue. If you find you experience a problem, this is most likely due to an update. Please update your browser to the latest version, or try using a different browser. Either way, please feel free to email us and we can help you solve any issues.
Our tests are actually written and developed by the same Psychologists and Psychometricians who have previously been employed by SHL and Kenexa to develop their tests which are now used by 1000s of employers worldwide. Graduates First was set up and is run by Chartered Psychologists and Psychometricians with a significant amount of experience in just this. We believe this is the closest experience you will have of the real thing.
You do not need to have a large variety of tests to improve – focussing on a handful of tests repeatedly will encourage deeper learning and understanding, which is better than spreading yourself thinly across say 15 Numerical Reasoning tests. This is the rationale behind developing 7 tests per area – our research showed that any more than these were not used much, and in fact proved stressful for users as there was just too much to do and get through.
Graduates First was set up by experts who are Psychologists and Psychometricians who previously developed tests for both SHL and Kenexa, the biggest test publishers. They currently have around 8,000 clients worldwide and these tests are used by the majority of them.

Unlike other sites, to the best of our knowledge, only Graduates First have in-house Psychologists previously from SHL and Kenexa. Graduates First was set up and is run by these exact Psychologists. We do not outsource our work.

We offer a money back guarantee, unlimited use for 15 months, and we also offer a Personality Questionnaire not available on other sites. Over 50 UK universities use our tests for their students. Just take a look at our testimonials and reviews and decide for yourself. We are confident you will not be disappointed.

If your question has not been answered above, please feel free to email us at Our response time is typically less than one hour.