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Our Army practice tests

Most of our aptitude test practice resources are offered free of charge, including most of our Our Army Practice tests.

How to apply to the British Army 

Practice tests, assessment advice and application tips are available here:

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And finally, Navy test practice.  * * *

Soldier Aptitude Test Introduction

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

The British Army Recruit Battery test (the BARB) is used as the first part. Plus, several physical fitness tests.

Your BARB score determines your suitable soldier roles. This is on the basis of cut-off scores. These are the five Army soldier aptitude sub-tests:

  1. Reasoning test / logical reasoning ability test.
  2. Letter checking.
  3. Number distance.
  4. Odd one out word test.
  5. Symbol rotation test.

Army Officer selection day

  • This involves a number of dimensions, leadership ability, team working, decision making.
  • A range of assessment techniques: interviews, psychometric tests, individual and group exercises.
  • A number of high ranking Army Officer assessors to make the selection process is as fair as possible. The overall decision to hire is made by consensus.
  • Several Army Officer candidates are observed together. 

* * * Firstly, our popular RAF test practice.

Then next our Army test practice.

And finally, Navy test practice.  * * *

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Army Officer Aptitude Tests Intro

  • The Army Oficer Aptitude tests assess your numerical, verbal and spatial reasoning skills.
  • Each test is presented under exam conditions with a strict time limit.

Army Officer Aptitude Tests Tips

  • There are a specific number of multiple choice questions, and you must answer as many as possible in the time allowed.
  • Your score will be compared with those of the Army Officer applicant ‘norm’ group, based upon previous years’ Army Officer applicants.

Personality Test for Army Officers Intro

This profiles your personality. The personality test is used as part of the interviewing process. Specifically, to flag where interview questions should probe further.

Our top personality test tips

Here are some useful tips for the Army Officer personality test:

  1. Obtain practice material from the AOSC (Army Officer Selection Centre).
  2. Remember that are not expected to answer all the questions.
  3. But you must be as accurate as possible since marks are deducted for wrong answers.
  4. You haven’t got time to check each of your answers thoroughly so don’t!

* * * Firstly, our popular RAF test practice.

Then next our Army test practice.

And finally, Navy test practice.  * * *

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* * * Firstly, our popular RAF test practice.

Then next our Army test practice.

And finally, Navy test practice.  * * *

Army Officer Competencies

Officer Discipline

  • The need to recognise and respond to the requirements and expectations of military discipline.
  • Plus also having the Army Officer discipline to follow orders.

Army Officers’ military awareness

  • To understand how military expectations differ from civilian ones.
  • Also, to emphasise the appropriateness of certain types of behaviours over others at a general level.

Commitment Army Officer competency

  • To the Army life.
  • And commitment to your fellow Officers and Soldiers.
  • To fulfil all the requirements and demands that Army duties place on individuals.

Sociability Army Officer competency

  • The importance and strength gained through connection with others.
  • In particular during Army training.
  • Plus the early adaptation period to Army life. 

Resilience Army Officer competency

  • The importance of being able to deal with challenges and adversity.
  • As well as, being able as an Army Officer to recover resiliently from setbacks.
  • Plus, to remain focused.

Army Officer Competency-based Design

The intention was to provide a framework for creating SJT scenarios. Item writers were also well informed about the Army values. The Army’s description of its values provided a second framework structure for item writing management.

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Army psychometric test designs

Welcome to our Army psychometric test designs from our work with Officer Selction team at AOSB.

We developed numerical reasoning test designs for trainee soldiers and for trainee Officers in the Army.

In our opinion this is one of the largest test development projects of its kind. It involved many strands of Army test design. Firstly, designing over 20 SJTs. Then, two realistic job previews.

Also, we designed three ability tests. Plus, personality questionnaires. Finally, career guidance tests.

Army tests were created by Rob Williams Assessment Ltd. Plus, we designed, several Officer-based situational judgement tests. And a ‘Soldier’ situational judgment test. Plus, Verbal reasoning and numerical reasoning tests for use at ADSC.

Also, we designed a bespoke personality questionnaire for Army Officer ADSC selection centre at Sandhurst.

Predictive Validity of Personality Measures

Guion & Gottier (1965), “its difficult… to advocate … the use of personality measures in most situations as a basis for making employment decisions“. Still, personality measures are widely used in personnel selection. The continuing use reflect the view held by personnel practitioners that personality partly predicts behaviour.

One of the reasons for the low personality – job performance correlations is the lack of conceptual link between traits and work performance. Thus, it is unreasonable to expect personality measures to generalise across jobs.

An attempt to correlate a battery of personality traits with job performance regardless the nature of the job, would result in weak coefficients.

* * * Firstly, our popular RAF test practice.

Then next our Army test practice.

And finally, Navy test practice.  * * *

Popular STEM military career opportunities

Five increasingly popular jobs after working for the military are:

  1. Business and Finance
  2. Social Work
  3. Engineering
  4. Cybersecurity
  5. STEM

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) offers fast-growing opportunities. In particular, these STEM roles:

  • Cyber security.
  • Information Security Analyst.
  • Computer Network Architects.
  • Civil Engineering.
  • Environmental Engineering.
  • Medical Scientists (clinical).
  • Medical Scientists (lab).

Cyber security career options

This information technology security / cyber security uses technology to monitor, mitigate and prevent online threats.

Secondly, cyber security work is interesting and thirdly, there are plenty of job opportunities. In our opinion and most importantly, the pay is pretty good too!

Armed services jobs that transition well are:

  • Army Cyber Operations Specialists.
  • RAF Cyber Security Specialists.
  • Navy Cyber Security Engineers (Officer), Cryptologic and Info Systems Technicians.
  • Army Information Assurance Technicians.
  • Info Systems Technicians.

* * * Firstly, our popular RAF test practice.

Then next our Army test practice.

And finally, Navy test practice.  * * *

Other Armed Services Practice Tests

Here is our How to Pass Army Tests ; and then next our Our Army aptitude test design process; plus also there is our  Army situational judgement test design; And finally our Army Practice Test.

Then next is our Navy Aptitude Test Practice and also there is our RAF Aptitude Test Practice.

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Our Armed Services Practice Tests

We offer free Army test practice, Navy test practice and RAF test practice. In our opinion, these are a good place to start your practice.

Our free practice tests

Our Army practice tests and also our free Navy practice aptitude tests.

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Army Careers Guidance

A career in the armed forces provides opportunities to individuals interested in becoming defenders of the free. The three branches of armed forces that graduates can join in the UK are the Army Officer training, RAF and the Royal Navy Office training.

Graduates can apply for a broad range of specialisation, including engineering, logistics, and medical support. Interested individuals need to meet strict qualifications before entry into various positions in the armed forces.

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Army Officer Graduate Entrance – Key Points

The army offers a vast range of jobs for graduates. It covers areas like HR, logistics, engineering, education, and medicine.

Entry in the army requires interested candidates to undertake the army test practice. Notably. psychometric tests are useful in assessing intelligence, personality, and skills of individuals.

Army Careers Guidance

Communication troop officers coordinate with soldiers on the battlefield; they are responsible for communication using equipment like satellite systems

Aviation support officers are responsible for managing soldiers who maintain and refuel helicopters for various tasks. Medical support officers direct and lead medical teams that frontline casualties rely on for treatment. Design engineer team officers in the army need to have an accredited engineering degree to reach chartered status. The position of learning development officer provides an individual with the opportunity to gain PGCE (teaching) and TEFL qualifications.

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ASVAB Practice Test One

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New Army Test Design

We developed numerical reasoning test designs for trainee soldiers and for trainee Officers in the Army.

In our opinion this is one of the largest test development projects of its kind. It involved many strands of Army test design. Firstly, designing over 20 SJTs. Then, two realistic job previews.https://www.youtube.com/embed/rSkvAO102h0?feature=oembed

Also, we designed three ability tests. Plus, personality questionnaires. Finally, career guidance tests.

Army tests were created by Rob Williams Assessment Ltd. Plus, we designed, several Officer-based situational judgement tests. And a ‘Soldier’ situational judgment test. Plus, Verbal reasoning and numerical reasoning tests for use at ADSC.

Also, we designed a bespoke personality questionnaire for Army Officer ADSC selection centre at Sandhurst.

New Army Officer Test Designs

We worked with the Officer Selection group at AOSB to design three ability tests. Plus, personality questionnaires.

Here are the main points in the Army tests design brief.

  • Firstly, focus group research, job analysis and a research literature review. Also, to include substantial input from Army SMEs at key points.
  • Secondly, to be administered and completed online.
  • Thirdly, to be face valid and engaging for candidates (with scenarios based upon realistic Officer training incidents).
  • Fourthly to provide a Recruiter report
  • Also, to provide a Candidate Report for potential candidates.
  • Finally, to improve potential candidates’ understanding of the demands and ‘key tipping points’ which they would encounter during Sandhurst training.

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Army test – situational judgement brief

  • Firstly, the target completion time of 20-25 minutes.
  • Secondly, to have approximately 20 items.  
  • Thirdly, to be administered online. Also, to guide candidates, through the provision of feedback, about their likely suitability for Army training / early career stages. Thus prompting consideration of their fit and hence assisting self-selection.
  • Fourthly, to adopt a research-based approach with SMEs to elicit if five distinct instruments were necessary by asking the SMEs to rate how appropriate each scenario was for each Officer entry route.
  • Also, create a core set of common Mainstream Officer scenarios, with specific questions for particular Officer entry routes.

* * * Firstly, our popular RAF test practice.

Then next our Army test practice.

And finally, Navy test practice.  * * *

Officer verbal reasoning test design

The Army Officer verbal reasoning tests format:

  • Similar formats to those off-the-shelf tests with good psychometric properties.
  • Same format as the MAPP tests at AOSB meaning there is item invariance between the verbal Officer Cognitive Screener tests and MAPP.

The format:

  • Accessible to a wide range of ability levels and age ranges
  • Simulates ‘officer/management level’ decision-making.
  • The response options (true, false, cannot tell) assess the ability to comprehend the written information and then determine whether further statements logically follow from this information or not (true or false options) or whether there is insufficient information in the passage to determine whether a statement follows or not (cannot tell).

Numerical reasoning test rationale

The Army Officer numerical reasoning tests format:

  • Firstly, is the same as the MAPP tests at AOSB. So, there is item invariance between the numerical Officer Cognitive Screener tests and MAPP.
  • Secondly, is accessible to a wide range of ability levels and age ranges.
  • Thirdly, simulates ‘officer/management level’ numerical requirements.
  • Questions require the application of basic mathematical concepts to answer them and ‘problem-solving’ rather than computational ability, so ensuring validity with the kinds of numerical tasks officers need to perform.

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Soldier Practice Test Design

We designed the following Army tests.

First of all, a situational judgement test. Second,  a realistic job preview for Army soldiers, by keeping the most effective questions based on the trial results analysis. So, to summarise, two tests were created. An Army soldier numeracy skills. Plus, a Soldier literacy skills test. We recommend our Passing Verbal Reasoning Tests book. It contains several Armed Services tests. Firstly, Army practice literacy tests; secondly, Navy practice literacy tests; and thirdly, RAF practice verbal reasoning tests.

Army Officer Graduate Entrance – Key Points

  • Many graduates join the Army as trainee officers.
  • Entry in the army requires interested candidates to undertake the army test practice.
  • A full range of psychometric tests are used to assess intelligence, personality, and aptitude skill levels.

The different Army Officer jobs

  • Applicants for an Army Officer role complete several additional stages. These include pre-training medical, eye and fitness tests.
  • There’s a vast range of Army Officer jobs, including:
    • HR.
    • Logistics.
    • Engineering.
    • Education.
    • Medicine.
    • Communication troop officers coordinate with soldiers on the battlefield; they are responsible for communication using equipment like satellite systems.
    • Aviation support officers are responsible for managing soldiers who maintain and refuel helicopters for various tasks.
    • Medical support officers direct and lead medical teams that frontline casualties rely on for treatment.
    • Design engineer team officers in the army need to have an accredited engineering degree to reach chartered status.

Army test practice

  • The position of learning development officer provides an individual with the opportunity to gain PGCE (teaching) and TEFL qualifications.

Army Officer selection day

It is like an assessment centre. Not really a place; rather it is a lengthy process for selecting
people for jobs.

• Army Officer assessment on a number of dimensions – for example, leadership ability,
team working, decision making.
• A range of Army Officer assessment techniques – for example, interviews, psychometric
tests, individual and group exercises.
• A number of high ranking Army Officer assessors to make the selection process is as fair as possible. The decision to hire is made by consensus.
• Several Army Officer candidates being observed together. This makes the selection
process more meaningful. Since you can be assessed both individually and as part of
a team.

Army Practice Test. Soldier with gun over his shoulder in field

Army Officer Aptitude Tests Intro

  • These assess your numerical, verbal and diagrammatic or spatial reasoning skills.
  • Since these Army Oficer Aptitude tests are presented to you as part of an assessment centre, it is unlikely to be on a pass/fail basis.
  • Each test is presented under exam conditions with a strict time limit.

Army test practice

Popular STEM military career opportunities

Five increasingly popular jobs after working for the military are:

  1. Business and Finance
  2. Social Work
  3. Engineering
  4. Cybersecurity
  5. STEM

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) offers fast-growing opportunities. In particular, these STEM roles:

  • Cyber security.
  • Information Security Analyst.
  • Computer Network Architects.
  • Civil Engineering.
  • Environmental Engineering.
  • Medical Scientists (clinical).
  • Medical Scientists (lab).

Post Armed Services Careers

Cyber security career options

This information technology security / cyber security uses technology to monitor, mitigate and prevent online threats.

Secondly, cyber security work is interesting and thirdly, there are plenty of job opportunities. In our opinion and most importantly, the pay is pretty good too!

Armed services jobs that transition well are:

  • Army Cyber Operations Specialists.
  • RAF Cyber Security Specialists.
  • Navy Cyber Security Engineers (Officer), Cryptologic and Info Systems Technicians.
  • Army Information Assurance Technicians.
  • Info Systems Technicians.

In 2013/14 , Rob Williams Assessment designed the following Army tests.

Soldier Practice Test Design

First of all, a situational judgement test. Second,  a realistic job preview for Army soldiers, by keeping the most effective questions based on the trial results analysis. So, to summarise, two tests were created. An Army soldier numeracy skills. Plus, a Soldier literacy skills test. We recommend our Passing Verbal Reasoning Tests book. It contains several Armed Services tests. Firstly, Army practice literacy tests; secondly, Navy practice literacy tests; and thirdly, RAF practice verbal reasoning tests.

Army Officer Graduate Entrance – Key Points

  • Many graduates join the Army as trainee officers.
  • Entry in the army requires interested candidates to undertake the army test practice.
  • A full range of psychometric tests are used to assess intelligence, personality, and aptitude skill levels.

The different Army Officer jobs

  • Applicants for an Army Officer role complete several additional stages. These include pre-training medical, eye and fitness tests.
  • There’s a vast range of Army Officer jobs, including:
    • HR.
    • Logistics.
    • Engineering.
    • Education.
    • Medicine.
    • Communication troop officers coordinate with soldiers on the battlefield; they are responsible for communication using equipment like satellite systems.
    • Aviation support officers are responsible for managing soldiers who maintain and refuel helicopters for various tasks.
    • Medical support officers direct and lead medical teams that frontline casualties rely on for treatment.
    • Design engineer team officers in the army need to have an accredited engineering degree to reach chartered status.

Army Officer jobs 

  • The position of learning development officer provides an individual with the opportunity to gain PGCE (teaching) and TEFL qualifications.

Army Officer selection day

It is like an assessment centre. Not really a place; rather it is a lengthy process for selecting
people for jobs.

• Army Officer assessment on a number of dimensions – for example, leadership ability,
team working, decision making.
• A range of Army Officer assessment techniques – for example, interviews, psychometric
tests, individual and group exercises.
• A number of high ranking Army Officer assessors to make the selection process is as fair as possible. The decision to hire is made by consensus.
• Several Army Officer candidates being observed together. This makes the selection
process more meaningful. Since you can be assessed both individually and as part of
a team.

Army Practice Test. Soldier with gun over his shoulder in field

Army Aptitude Test Design

Rob Williams Assessment has worked extensively with the British Army. We developed numerical reasoning test designs for trainee soldiers. Also, 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 are key to Army training:

  • Firstly, Numerical ability.
  • Secondly, Verbal ability.
  • Thirdly, Spatial ability.

Army SJTs

To provide potential candidates with realistic (face valid) situations they are likely to encounter, and feedback on their responses. Such highly informative feedback aims to improve candidates’ understanding of the demands of Army life.

Thus, better able to make informed judgements about their own suitability. As such, the SJTs are an important early selection filter, both for a candidate’s self-selection and as part of the advice given by Recruiting Officers.

More specifically, the “formative” aims of the SJTs from a candidate’s perspective are to:

  • firstly, identify likely suitability for undergoing and successfully completing Army training; and
  • Secondly, to broaden their understanding of the different demands of Army training (and future Army life).

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Army situational judgement item writing design

From the start of the item-writing project phase, We emphasised the following points to its item writing teams:

  • A training focus and the assessment of behaviours related to early stages of a person’s Army career; i.e. so-called ‘stick and fit’, or how likely a potential candidate is to successfully complete their training and how well they are likely to adapt to the very early stages of their Army career.
  • In comparison with the optional ALP, the SJT is less transparent, reflecting its higher stakes design application, although the test results may be considered in conjunction when recruiting decisions are made.

Through feedback to both potential applicants and Recruiting Officers, SJTs will provide valuable information that will help Capita manage the risk associated primarily with training, but also with the very early stages of a person’s Army career. the purposes of the SJTs for Westbury’s recruiters are to improve Sandhurst’s training outcomes and the Army’s overall training selection efficiency. Specifically to:

Army Situational Judgement Test Design

Given the SJT’s military context, the test design’s aims were to:

After consideration of the target audience, it was decided   that, Officer candidates would use a response format utilising ‘best’ and ‘worst’ response options. From the four options presented, candidates would be asked to indicate which option is the ‘best’ and which option is the ‘worst’ in relation to the scenario.

A significant advantage of this approach is that it offers a greater potential range of scores to be obtained from the same number of items than if only the ‘right’ or ‘best’ answer were used (Hauenstein et al, 2010). An increased range of scores will aid the statistical analysis of items during the development stage of the SJTs and the eventual reliability of the assessment, as this is linked to the spread of scores obtained from a test.

The use of an ‘effectiveness scale’ was also debated, as this has been shown to    positively affect validity (Scott and Creighton, 2006). With this approach, each response option is individually rated in terms of its potential effectiveness for      successfully addressing the situation.

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Army Situational Judgement Test Validity

SJTs have higher validity if respondents are asked what they ‘would do’ as opposed to what they ‘should do’ (Ployhart and Ehrhart, 2003). ‘Would do’ prompts were therefore used because they are more likely      to elicit responses that reflect respondents’ behavioural preferences, rather than their rating of what they consider would be the most appropriate thing to do (regardless of whether they would do this, or act otherwise).

Varying schools of thought exist with regard to response format. Whilst some authors argue that having ‘right’ as well as ‘wrong’ responses can make SJTs too obvious (Hauenstein et al, 2010), only scoring right options truncates the information available for scoring. Thus, we took the a priori decision to score both right and wrong options.

Army Situational Judgement Design

Our situational judgement design requirements were as follows:

Before you begin, remember:

  • The answer options for each situation are all different, so read them through carefully.
  • For each question, to indicate which action you consider would be best and worst.
  • To be honest about what you think you would do in each situation.
  • That you don’t need any Army experience to answer the questions, and:
  • The SJT is not timed, but most people take about 30 minutes to complete it.

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Other Armed Services Practice Tests

Here is our How to Pass Army Tests ; and then next our Our Army aptitude test design process; plus also there is our  Army situational judgement test design; And finally our Army Practice Test.

Then next is our Navy Aptitude Test Practice and also there is our RAF Aptitude Test Practice.

Our other psychometric test practice at this Armed Services level

Here is our Practice Literacy Test and practice Numeracy Test.