The most basic type of numeracy tips relate to the four basic mathematical operators. 

Numeracy Test Tips

  1. Start by calculating the difference between the first andsecond, and the second and third numbers. Can you see a pattern? If so it is likely to be a pattern based upon addition or subtraction. For example:
  • Is the sequence based upon adding the same number each time ?(e.g. adding 2 to the number each time)
  • Is the sequence based upon adding two numbers together each time? (e.g. adding the previous two numbers together each time)
  • Is the sequence based upon subtracting the same number each time? (e.g. subtracting 2 from the number each time)
  1. If the series does not appear to be based upon addition or subtraction then the next option to consider is that it is based upon multiplication – for example multiplying by the same number each time.
  2. If this doesn’t provide a solution then consider whether it looks like two different series of numbers – rather than the more commonly found single series.
  3. Now you need to start thinking outside of the box. Try not to think in terms of the traditional counting system 1, 2, 3.

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All my practice aptitude test books are available on my Author’s Amazon page, including my latest numerical reasoning test practice book and verbal reasoning test practice book. This also includes some numeracy test practice questions. My latest two practice testing books are in the popular Brilliant series of guides.

These books not only provide you with many practical practice questions. It also gives you an overview of what you can expect on the day, how to prepare for it mentally and what you can expect after.

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Verbal Reasoning Test Practice book

The book contains hundreds of practise questions.

Free practice tests associated with this book are available on the publisher’s website:

CONTENTS

part 1 Getting to grips with your test

  1. Getting started
  2. Practice makes perfect
  3. Mastering reading comprehension
  4. Sharpen your critical reasoning skills
  5. succeed on test day

part 2 Time to practice

  1. Warm up tests
  2. Reading comprehension tests
  3. Verbal reasoning tests
  4. Critical reasoning tests

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Brilliant Passing Numerical Reasoning Tests

Numerical Reasoning Test Practice book

The book contains hundreds of practise questions.

Free practice tests associated with this book are available on the publisher’s website:

CONTENTS

part 1 Getting to grips with your test

  1. First, Getting started
  2. Second, Practice makes perfect
  3. Third, Brush up your maths skills
  4. Fourth, Succeed on test day

part 2 Time to practice

  1. First, Basic numerical reasoning tests
  2. Second, Numerical comprehension tests
  3. Third, Warm-up numerical reasoning tests
  4. Fourth, Numerical critical reasoning tests
  5. Fifth, Numerical data interpretation tests
  6. Sixth, Advanced numerical data interpretation

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