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Aptitude tests for jobs

Aptitude tests are tests of general intelligence that rate one's cognitive abilities. They comprise of various subtests that measure one's logical ability, numerical ability and attention to detail. They may also contain tests of multiple intelligences such as spatial reasoning and motor skills. A lot of aptitude tests these days also include language proficiency tests such as those of spoken and written English. These tests measure the ability of a person to learn new concepts, succeed in educational programs and do well in certain tasks. They are extensively used in entrance exams to offer admission to capable candidates in educational programs and also as hiring tests for jobs. For example, an aptitude test can help to determine whether a person could learn programming easily or do well at a banking job.

HISTORY

A need to implement standardized aptitude tests was realized in the early year of 605 AD when a nationwide standardized test was first conducted in ancient China to select able candidates for specific governmental positions. Later, England adopted this examination system to select specific candidates for Civil Services. Subsequently, this examination system started to influence other parts of the world as it became a prominent standard of delivering standardized tests. One such test, Mensa, was founded in England in 1946. The idea was to form a society of people whose IQ was in the top 2% of the population. Such tests thus ensured that the examination system was devoid of any biases and selection of candidates was entirely meritocratic.

EVOLUTION

Over the years, standardized aptitude tests have been introduced in the recruitment space too and are playing an extensive role in maintaining meritocracy in the labor market. Currently, in the job market, there are hundreds of applicants for every job opening. While a high number of applicants means more competition for a job seeker, it is an equally daunting situation for an employer to identify talented candidates merely by referring to a college scoresheet or a resume. Aptitude tests thus play a crucial part in helping employers recognize able candidates and are equally helpful to job seekers as they are able to demonstrate their skills to employers. As more and more employers are now using aptitude tests to distinguish between applicants, a score on a quantitative or logical ability aptitude test could be the difference between getting an interview or not. Aptitude tests have become of paramount importance to job seekers in today's competitive job market and it has thus become imperative not to neglect their importance when preparing and seeking for jobs. With every organization conducting their own aptitude tests as a part of their hiring process, it becomes a tedious task for job seekers to sit through multiple tests. AMCAT solves this problem in a quick and efficient manner. The AMCAT is an online test which evaluates job applicants on critical areas like communication skills, logical reasoning, quantitative ability and other job specific domain skills and helps recruiters to identify the suitability of a candidate for a particular job. While most aptitude tests only measure a test taker's verbal comprehension and reasoning abilities, the AMCAT additionally evaluates personality traits and domain skills, thus becoming an ideal test to match jobs to candidates. A candidate can apply to jobs in premium companies listed on the AMCAT portal. Being a standardized test, taken by millions of candidates, AMCAT scores can be quickly compared across candidates allowing employers to quickly generate a shortlist of suitable candidates. Therefore, by performing well in the AMCAT, a good candidate can stand out amongst its peers. The AMCAT is fast emerging as an industry benchmark with 700+ companies using it as a compulsory testing mechanism for entry level roles. Our client list covers multiple industries like IT Services, Banking & Financial Services, Automobiles, Telecom etc. with leading names like Accenture, Snapdeal, Axis Bank, Tata Motors, ITC and many more. Since inception, more than 3 million candidates have successfully taken the AMCAT. Every month, more than 1.5 lakh interview calls are generated based on a candidate's AMCAT scores. AMCAT's comprehensive feedback report helps job seekers to identify their strong and weak areas so that they can work to improve in highlighted areas or apply for specific industries/jobs where their strengths are better suited.

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