aptitude test

a measure of a person’s natural ability or potential to learn a skill or set of skills. Abilities that are typically measured by aptitude tests include abstract, verbal, and numerical reasoning, because these give a rounded view of a person’s general ability in relation to the workplace. Aptitude tests are a form of psychometric test and are administered by trained users.

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  • aptitude test — ➔ test1 * * * aptitude test UK US noun [C] HR ► a test to find out whether someone has a natural ability for a particular type of work: »Some companies conduct aptitude tests to detect the best job candidates …   Financial and business terms

  • aptitude test — aptitude tests N COUNT An aptitude test is a test that is specially designed to find out how easily and how well you can do something …   English dictionary

  • aptitude test — n a standardized test designed to predict an individual s ability to learn certain skills compare INTELLIGENCE TEST …   Medical dictionary

  • aptitude test — ☆ aptitude test n. a test for determining the probability of a person s success in some activity in which he is not yet trained …   English World dictionary

  • Aptitude Test — An exam used to determine an individual s propensity to succeed in a given activity. Aptitude tests assume that individuals have inherent strengths and weaknesses, and are naturally inclined toward success or failure in certain areas based on… …   Investment dictionary

  • aptitude test — any of various tests given to measure abilities, as manual dexterity, visual acuity, reasoning, or verbal comprehension, and used to assist in the selection of a career. [1920 25] * * * ▪ psychology       examination that attempts to determine… …   Universalium

  • aptitude test — profesinio tinkamumo testas statusas Aprobuotas sritis žmogiškųjų išteklių plėtra apibrėžtis Lietuvos Respublikos kompetentingų institucijų atliekamas asmens profesinių žinių patikrinimas, siekiant įvertinti jo gebėjimą dirbti pagal… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • aptitude test — A type of selection test intended to assess a candidate s promise, trainability, and potential rather than testing previously acquired competence. An intelligence test is often used as a measure of aptitude …   Big dictionary of business and management

  • aptitude test — Synonyms and related words: Bernreuter personality inventory, Binet Simon test, Brown personality inventory, Goldstein Sheerer test, IQ, IQ test, Kent mental test, Minnesota preschool scale, Oseretsky test, Rorschach test, Stanford revision,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • aptitude test — /ˈæptətʃud tɛst/ (say aptuhchoohd test) noun a test for special fitness; a test given to find out what sort of work a person has the ability to learn, such as clerical work, mechanical work, etc …   Australian English dictionary

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