Information Online tests

An online test can consist of different types of tests. The most important types of tests are explained below.

Cognitive Ability Test

A cognitive ability test can measure certain cognitive capacities or skills. A cognitive ability tests usually consists of different tests. These tests measure different skills, such as spatial awareness, arithmetical skills, language understanding and speed. Based on the test it is possible to say something about whether a person can follow an course of a certain level, or carry out a certain job.

Practice

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Personality test

A personality test tries to measure your natural way of responding in certain situations. People have different characteristics which makes them different, and makes them respond different, than others.

Recent scientific developments within psychology have shown that personality can be best described by dividing it into six independent dimensions.

The dimensions are:

  • Friendliness
  • Being precise and abiding by rules
  • Focus on other people (be it introvert or extrovert)
  • Being open for new things
  • Being emotionally stable
  • Being honest

These characteristics are measured during the personality test by asking people if they agree or disagree with certain phrases.

Question examples:

 

completely disagree

disagree

neither agree or disagree

agree

completely agree

I keep everything tidy

O

O

O

O

O

I can easily speak to others

O

O

O

O

O

I quickly feel anxious

O

O

O

O

O


Based on all the answers to these types of questions, a score is calculated and that score is compared to how a large group of other people score. In this way you can say whether someone is, for example, friendlier than most other people.

Interest test

An interest test looks at what you enjoy or what you think is fun to do. For example, some people like helping others, others enjoy solving technical problems and others enjoy thinking up new ideas.

Within an interest test you often find different types of work, activities and job sectors.

You are asked about what you think is fun.

Practice questions:

 

Not fun

A little fun

Fun

Advising customers about taking out loans or insurance policies.

O

O

O

Organising events or a congress

O

O

O

Finding criminal networks on the internet

O

O

O

Based on all the answers to these types of questions, a score is calculated and that score is compared to how a large group of other people score. In this way you can say whether someone is more interested in the economy sector than most other people.

Via Studiekeuze123 you can take an interest test developed by NOA (for a fee): https://www.noa-online.net/sk123/SK123interessetest

Competency test

A competency test concerns your skills and competentie. What are you good in and what are you less good in? In concerns your behaviour, how you approach things, how you work with others, how often you do something etc.

You can differentiate many competencies, but often certain competencies are chosen depending on the goal for which you have to take the test for

Practice questions:

 

(almost) never

sometimes

regularly

often

(almost) always

I first look at how something works before I start

O

O

O

O

I help people I work with as much as possible

O

O

O

O

O

I analyze the advantages and disadvantages of a certain approach

O

O

O

O

O

Based on all the answers to these types of questions, a score is calculated and that score is compared to how a large group of other people score. This way you can say whether someone works with others better than most other people, for example.

Good luck with the tests!