Depending on the position you apply to, aptitude tests may include M&S’s:
A. Marks and Spencer Numerical Reasoning Test
Since working at Marks and Spencer might require you to use numerical skills and ability to interpret data from tables and charts, the M&S Numerical Reasoning Test will examine your ability to understand a previously unseen passage – as well as its data. You will be required to perform basic GCSE Maths calculations.
Do not worry if you have not done Maths in a while! The complexity of this does not lie in the knowledge tested but in the time pressure and stress involved. When taking your Numerical Reasoning Test, you will have less than a minute to read the question, analyse data provided and perform the necessary calculations.
Tip: The only way to succeed is to take practice tests beforehand. This way you familiarise yourself with the types of questions and become more confident. Learn how to manage your stress in a safe environment and you will not have to face rejection – just because you were unfamiliar with the process.
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Marks-and-Spencer-style Numerical Reasoning Test Example
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B. Marks and Spencer Verbal Reasoning Test
Marks & Spencer’s Verbal Reasoning Test strives to identify whether a candidate can accurately extract the relevant information from a previously unseen passage of text to analyse whether subsequent statements are true, false, or impossible to say based on the information contained in the passage of text.
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Marks and Spencer’s Verbal Reasoning Test may be more difficult for non-native English speakers. However, by practicing Verbal Reasoning Test questions beforehand, you can begin to understand the specific way in which texts are built, and questions asked.
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Remember, you will have around 45 seconds to answer questions like the following
Marks-and-Spencer-style Verbal Reasoning Test Example
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C. Marks and Spencer Situational Judgement Test
Marks and Spencer’s Situational Judgement Test strives to assess your ability to deal with unfamiliar work-related situations that you are likely to encounter when working at M&S. This test will determine whether your values and decision-making reflect what M&S search for in their candidates.
There is no right or wrong answer, and a lot will depend on what M&S key values are. Remember that there are certain skills which are always sought after regardless of positions, such as: determination, integrity, passion and interest, and ability to work in a team – but also to take initiative and lead.
Tip: In this exercise, often all answers seem like appropriate options. They will all have some good qualities – in the end you need to use your own judgement. If something feels right to you, then this is the answer you should go for. This test is designed in such a way that if you manipulate answers and cheat, your responses will be flagged up – so remain honest with your responding!
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Check out the M&S-style Situational Judgement exercise question below.
Marks-and-Spencer-style Situational Judgement Test Example
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D. Marks and Spencer Personality Test
This is another type of a psychometric test that examines your ability to fit into the specific role you applied to, as well as the work culture at Marks and Spencer. You will be presented with a number of statements, such as “I make new contacts easily” or “I am great at problem solving”, and will be required to choose the ones that describe you best. The trick is, that in all cases you will face a trade-off between many of the desirable qualities. You will not be able to state that you make new friends easily, like to learn languages, are determined and hard-working, and enjoy solving complex problems.
Tip: Do not manipulate your responses as these tests are designed to flag up any inconsistencies. Be honest with your answers, but remember that some of your qualities or skills might be more desirable than others for this specific position at M&S.
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These occupational personality tests vary in their structure and design, but most of them will follow the format presented below.
Marks-and-Spencer-style Occupational Personality Test Example
GF offers a test similar to M&S’s Personality Test. We call it the Work Personality Questionnaire. You can check it out here.