Army Entrance Test Practice

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Army Aptitude Testing

The British Army use a wide range of psychometric tests for both Army Officer Selection Board (the AOSB) and for Soldier Selection.

Soldier Aptitude Testing Introduction

  • The British Army Recruit Battery test (the BARB) is used as the first part of the selection process. Plus, several physical fitness tests.
  • Your BARB score determines which soldier roles you are suitable for. This is on the basis of cut-off scores. Plus, the known score ranges (for each soldier role) equate to your level of reasoning abilities. There are 5 Army soldier aptitude sub-tests.
  • Reasoning test / logical reasoning ability test.
  • Letter checking.
  • Number distance.
  • Odd one out word test.
  • Symbol rotation test.

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Army Aptitude Test Design

Rob Williams Assessment has worked extensively with the British Army. We developed numerical reasoning test designs for trainee soldiers and for trainee Officers in the Army. This large project involved:

  • Designing over 20 SJTs.
  • 2 realistic job previews.
  • 2 ability tests (numerical reasoning, verbal reasoning and abstract reasoning).
  • Personality questionnaires and
  • Career guidance tests.

The three primary abilities were key when training to be a British Army Soldier were as follows:

  • Numerical ability – the ability to solve mathematical problems and to analyse numerical information.
  • Verbal ability – the ability to understand and work with written information.
  • Spatial ability – the ability to identify patterns and relationships between shapes.

Army Officer Aptitude Test Design

In 2013/14 , for Army Officers a bespoke situational judgement test and a realistic job preview was designed. Additional Army Officer tests were created at the same time:

  • Army Officer verbal reasoning and numerical reasoning tests were created.
  • A bespoke Army Officer personality questionnaire for use at the ADSC selection centre at Sandhurst.
  • A decision-making test was also created for Army Officers.

Army Soldier Practice Test Design

A situational judgement test and a realistic job preview was designed for Army soldiers. These assessed their suitability for passing their Stage 1 training.

The following cognitive tests were reviewed and the trial results analysed:

  • Army soldier numeracy skills;
  • Soldier literacy skills; and
  • Spatial reasoning skills.

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