SOLUTIONS ADVANCED - Practice Psychometric Tests



"I was offered the job today after 3 hours of interviews and tests. Your tests were invaluable and very close to what I was tested on....... Cheers. " 

Employers now expect candidates to demonstrate not only that they have intellectual ability but that they can also apply it in real life situations.

SOLUTIONS ADVANCED (MANAGERIAL) is a software based suite of psychometric tests designed to give people the chance to familiarise themselves with the psychometric testing process and gain experience of dealing with more senior/managerial  level psychometric assessment.

Designed by our expert team of Chartered Occupational Psychologists over a two year period, SOLUTIONS ADVANCED will help people who are applying for graduate/managerial level positions and who expect to have to deal with a business case study, business simulation exercise, in-tray/in-basket exercise or senior level critical thinking psychometric test.




SOLUTIONS ADVANCED (MANAGERIAL) contains 100 individual test questions across 5 detailed high level business/management simulations to allow you to practice your ability to deal with complex information under pressure.

  • Helps you improve your skills in applying your abilities to real life business management scenarios.
  • Provides experience of the latest in psychometric test developments.
  • Download your own personal copy- no need be on line to practice, pay for postage or wait for CD's to arrive by mail.
  • Unlimited use - no time or usage restrictions.
  • After sales customer support.
  • Product lifetime upgrades and 100% secure ordering

Your results are presented in the form of a report detailing your overall score; your answer to each question and whether it was correct or not, and what the correct answer actually was as well as why it was the correct answer.

You can examine your performance in detail, see exactly where you went wrong and improve your score. These are the 5 scenarios :

1. Sourcing the Training Provider

You work for a Multi-media company. Your new European IT Director has commissioned a complete Training Needs Analysis of the people working in the IT department. He was very surprised that a significant number of staff did not reach the level of IT literacy required in their jobs. He has asked you to source a training provider who is able to provide the necessary training for his IT staff.

You have all the research and cost information - can you work out the best deal ?

2. The Loss Making Acquisition

You are a manager in an up-market supermarket company. You have a number of regional stores in large cities across the UK and Europe. You are the largest specialty foods retailer in Europe and have a very loyal client base. You are reviewing the end of year financial statements for each of your 6 stores. A division of your company in Oxford is making a loss.

Can you rescue the situation ? Your options include closing down the store, downsizing the business, or centralizing management functions.

3. Producing the Marketing Plan

You work for an Internet Book retailer  with an annual turnover of £3.6 Million per year and have been asked to review the current marketing plan and to make recommendations for a Marketing Strategy Meeting. You have your objectives, your resources, your time scale.

Can you make sense of the details of the marketing plan ?

4. Organising the Client Conference

The company you work for provides printing services to industry. You have been placed in charge of organising a conference for your clients. The conference is to be held at a prestigious local hotel.

Can you work out how to deliver a conference on time and make a profit ?

5. Losing the Big Account

The company you work for makes bulk copies of music and software CD and DVD discs. Your biggest customer is threatening to take their business.

Can you use the contract you signed to keep their business ?


Quick and Simple to Download and Use

Once you have placed your order on line you will be emailed with instructions on how to download and activate the software for use on your own computer.  


Why Choose Our Practice Tests?

There are a plethora of practice psychometric/ability tests on the market. We should know - we were one of the first to offer practice tests via the internet way back in 1995!

We only attracted between 10 and 25 visitors a day back then, a lot has changed since and we really do want you choose the best solution for you, whether from us or from another provider.

When choosing where to obtain your practice tests please consider these issues :

1. Have the tests been developed to an industry standard level of quality?

It is a simple enough task write a 'test' that looks like a test - to the untrained eye it may look plausible enough. However, the quality of a test is determined by it's psychometric and scaling properties, and not what the test items look like. Our practice tests have been developed according to the guidelines laid down by Kline (1995) and other respected experts in the test development field.

2. Do the tests prepare you for the 'whole' testing process?

Simply trying a list of questions will not prepare you very well for a test session. From our experience with candidates we know that it's anxiety about the psychometric testing process, rather than lack of familiarity with the test questions, which causes poorer performance on tests. Many candidates perform well below their true level of ability because they are nervous - it is as simple as that, but not surprising given the very real consequences of poor performance on a test.

As a result, our tests are not simply lists of test questions, but have been designed to simulate the actual testing session/process, which can often last for an hour or more, from dealing with the instructions through to external time control, whole test scoring (with explanations) and detailed feedback. The tests have been developed as coherent, stand-alone tools in their own right which are designed to help you prepare for the whole experience - they are not just unstructured lists of example questions.

3. Who actually developed the test?

There are no legal or statutory controls over who can publish a test.

Our team of developers are fully qualified, BPS registered Chartered Occupational Psychologists. Our lead developer, Liam Healy is also a member of the BPS Board of Assessors in Occupational Psychology and an experienced test developer, having worked on test development projects for both central government and a range of commercial and not-for-profit organisations.  Liam is also the author of More How To Win at Aptitude Tests, Harper Collins, 2001; and Psychometric Testing for Dummies, John Wiley, 2008;  and has been lead test developer for most of our own in-house psychometric tests.

Psychometric tests are not like school exams. Test scores are usually interpreted in relation to the scores obtained by a group of known ability e.g. graduates, the general population etc. So, there is no such thing as a pass mark. Incidentally, this is also why test development is such an expensive process.

Whilst 'cut-off' points are sometimes used, these are dependent upon  selection ratios and  base rates (in simple terms, the number of candidates an employer has to choose from, and the natural ability level within that group). Be wary of anything that offers you the chance to 'Pass' psychometric tests - it may betray a lack of understanding as to what the testing process is about.

4. How up to date are the tests?

Unless the test developers are delivering psychometric assessment projects in the real world on a regular basis, they may not be up to date with the latest developments in both testing practice and what employing organisations are looking for.

Our psychologists are all experienced business consultants in their own right, and our practice tests reflect the very latest in thinking on test use in selection and recruitment. We keep one eye on the academic world, but we earn our livings in the real one.

5. How much do the tests cost?

You get what you pay for! You might ask the question - how much technical care and expertise went into developing any test which is given away for free?

Over the years we have tested thousands of candidates - we know what candidates need from a set of practice tests, and our practice test development was driven by a desire to satisfy that very real candidate need.

Over 90% of our commercial clients are HR managers or Directors, so we understand the other side of the testing equation. We have spent, and do spend a lot of time developing our practice products, and have invested a lot of our own expertise into them.

6. Tied to the Internet? or the Postman?

Our tests are downloadable, stand-alone software packages. You can for instance transfer them to a laptop for practising when on the move, once you have downloaded them you do not need to be on line again to use them.

Furthermore, because you can download them, you can get going as soon as you have received your password (which happens automatically as soon as you order). You do not need to wait for the postman to arrive with a CD Rom to begin.


How To Order

  1. Go the order page.
  2. Complete your order online using our secure server.
  3. You will then be sent an email with your download instructions and password to fully enable the software.

Buy SOLUTIONS ADVANCED on line now for just £6.95





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