Achievement or Performance test: - These tests measure the applicants’ ability to do the work.
Applicants is simply asked to demonstrate his
ability like typing test for the job of typist
of making Programme in particular computer
language for the job of software development.
Intelligence test/ Aptitude test: - This test tries to measure the intelligence of the applicant.
It includes verbal comprehension, reasoning
memory test, visualization word fluency etc.
These tests are designed for the different age
groups. Organization tries to select intelligent
people so that they can learn easily during
training and learning process.
- these tests are used to find the fundamental
aspects of the applicants such as self
confidence leadership ability patience etc.
personality test is essentially a projective
test because it projects the personality of
individual required for the success of job and
may employed for the organization
- Interest tests are designed to discover a
person’s area of interest and identifying the
jobs that will satisfy him. It generally
measures interest in outdoor activities
mechanical computational artistic musical
Advantages of selection tests:
1. Selection test can be used to weed out the large number of
candidates who may not be considered for the
employment. Normally organization receives a
large number of applications so these tests help
to find out the suitable candidates having
required characteristics for the position.
Selection test will provide cut off point above
which candidates may be called for the
2. Selection test can provide the information about the qualities and
potential of the prospective employees which can
not be known through other methods including
personal interviews. These tests also help for
the promotion of the potential candidates.
3. Selection tests are standardized and unbiased method of selecting
the candidate. Thus a person who is not selected
on the basis of test can not argue for the
partiality in selection process. Impartiality is
very important for organizations like public