Aptitude tests are often used to assess academic potential or career suitability and may be used to assess either mental or physical talent in a variety of domains.

An aptitude test is designed to assess what a person is capable of doing or to predict what a person is able to learn or do given the right education and instruction.

It represents a person’s level of competency to perform a certain type of task.

Aptitude Testing

What are aptitude tests?

People encounter a variety of aptitude tests throughout their personal and professional lives, often starting while they are children going to school.

Here are a few examples of common aptitude tests:

  • An aptitude test is given to high school students to determine which type of careers they might be good at
  • A test assessing an individual’s aptitude to become a fighter pilot
  • A career test evaluating a person’s capability to work as an air traffic controller
  • A computer programming test to determine how a job candidate might solve different hypothetical problems 
  • A test designed to test a person’s physical abilities needed for a particular job such as a police officer or firefighter

Which aptitude tests do you provide?

Following is an outline of validated aptitude tests provided by Life Psychologists: