Depending on the position you applied to, you may be asked to complete a series of RBS online assessments, including:
A. RBS Numerical Reasoning Test
The first thing to remember is that the RBS numerical reasoning test does not test you on difficult math problems, but on how you can reason with the information presented in an array of different forms (graphs, tables, etc.) under the time pressure. Time pressure is a very important factor here.
You will have around 45 seconds to answer each question so you need to be confident performing quick calculations. Like at school, there is no other way to achieve a level of proficiency and speed required other than practicing many numerical reasoning test questions, and improving your tactics and time control. Different people work out individual tactics. Practicing aptitude tests is a KING.
This way you can become confident and familiar with the material tested and reduce the anxiety involved. Through practicing you want to eliminate any noise that can prevent from from tapping into your full ability.
Tip: Practice, practice, practice thoroughly and track your progress. You need to learn to manage your stress, and the best way to achieve this is by practicing psychometric tests in a safe environment before your actual test. You do not want your actual job or internship test to become a battleground, as you have already passed the screening phase and potentially more.
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GF offers a comprehensive description of numerical reasoning tests, how to pass them and what is of key importance.
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RBS-style Numerical Reasoning Test Example
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B. RBS Logical Reasoning Test
RBS’ logical reasoning test does not examine any particular area of knowledge, but rather presents a candidate with 5 diagrams with varying shapes and spatial arrangements, and then asks them to identify the right pattern and decide what comes next in the sequence.
The main difficulty is that there is no limit to how abstract these patterns and trends can be, and two- and three-dimensional shapes are likely to differ on: size, arrangement, movements and colours.
Seems difficult, right? Actually – it is not as complex as you would think. The key to improve your scores is by practicing specific RBS-style logical reasoning tests – such as the ones offered by GF.
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Learn more about what logical reasoning tests are and how to pass them.
RBS-style Logical Reasoning Test Example
In the example above, you will have ONLY around 45 seconds to notice that:
- the arrow moves around the diagram
- shapes change from triangle to circle to square and
- the long line is either horizontal or vertical, and then to find the right answer!
There is a lot of time pressure which often leaves candidates anxious and harms their performance.
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