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Welcome to Durham University’s Online Assessments Portal

Use your Durham University log-in details to access free assessments.

If you’re a Durham graduate, you can still access Graduates First. Contact us at careers@durham.ac.uk to request access. Include your full name, email address, degree title and if you require additional time for the tests and we will aim to register you within 3 working days.

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Welcome to Graduates First, our online resource to help you prepare for the different stages you might find in the recruitment process for internships, placement years and graduate jobs.  

With Graduates First you can access a wide range of practice tests, digital assessments, and recruitment resources: 

  • Aptitude tests including numerical, verbal, logical, personality and situational judgement
  • Video interviews
  • Assessment centre exercises
  • Employer job application guides for over 100 employers

For more information on preparing for assessment tests, interviews, and assessment centres see our DU Career Help Sheets which you can find on our e-learning platform – https://durham.careercentre.me/

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Our Tests

Numerical Reasoning

Numerical reasoning tests are designed to identify an individual’s level of ability to reason with information provided in tables, charts and figures, in order to obtain a correct answer. A test taker is advised to look at each chart or table provided for each question, and use the information in these to work out the correct answer.

Verbal Reasoning

Verbal Reasoning Tests are designed to identify an individual’s level of ability to understand and respond to questions about information provided in a passage of text. A test taker is advised to read a given passage of text and then consider the questions which are presented as statements corresponding to the passage.

Logical Reasoning

These tests are designed to assess your logical reasoning ability using the information provided in sequences of diagrams containing various shapes. The test taker is required to look at the diagrams and identify underlying rules and patterns in the sequence, in order to identify the correct diagram that should come next in the sequence from the options that are provided.

Situational Judgement Tests

Situational Judgement Tests (SJTs), also known as Situational Judgement Questionnaires, are a type of psychometric test which assesses an individual’s competence. The test presents a candidate with a relevant work-related scenario and they are required to choose the best course of action from a number of options that are provided.