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on 7 May 2013
This book is useless if you're a graduate seeking a challenge. This book will NOT prepare you for any psychometric tests from SHL or from any other employer. I have passed these and am currently on a graduate scheme this book did NOT help at all. A waste of time and money. There were also many errors in the book!?!

An example question:

15 x _ = 45

This is a true example, this book is wholly inadequate for any graduate let alone a primary school child.
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on 2 August 2008
This book is not only laden with mistakes in the answers section, but it has fundamental drawing errors which mean that questions relying on pictures are incorrect or make no sense. The advice it offers is sometimes very poor and sets up rounding errors. The non-verbal reasoning section is misleading and the sequence patterns that it uses are unintelligent and thus unlike any decent IQ or psychometric tests. In summary it is a very badly made psychometric test book.
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on 27 November 2007
I agree with one of the other reviewers that there are quite a lot of mistakes in the answers. This is very frustrating when you are self-testing.
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on 6 January 2011
The tests are not nearly difficult enough for most of the top grad schemes out there today, e.g. NHS, Civil Service, P&G etc.

The author does actually admit that the tests are of an 'intermediate level' early on in the book, and that you should buy a more advanced book for more advanced grad schemes, but I would have preferred to know this before buying it!
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on 9 January 2012
This book is useless. There are multiple basic errors in the answers. The greatest use of this book is having to double check the answers using another source, and thus having more exposure to the question. AVOID THIS BOOK AT ALL COST so that you do not end up thinking that the errors are the correct answers. It is surprising that this even got published
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on 10 May 2015
Approx. half of the book is pointless reading about strategy and the science behind it all; I really didn't get this book to write a thesis on the nonsense of psychometric testing! It would have been a much better value book if it was full of examples/questions as this is the only way to get to grips/improve on such testing.
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on 19 October 2014
The answer section is full of errors and the questions used are not nearly hard enough to prepare you for the realities of the tests used by top recruiters. While it can be used as a warm up for those who haven't used their maths skills in a long time, I would strongly advise against basing your preparation around this book.
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on 10 May 2006
Although this book offers plenty of practise on the different types of question, I came accross several definite errors in the answer section (I got out my calculator and checked to be sure). There are few things more annoying than errors in books that are supposed to test you, and that was discouraging. Otherwise a good all-round introduction
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on 2 March 2009
Useful book as a starting point. Bought it for graduate assessment days. Though tests vary from company to company, the book only helps to get into the swing of answering questions. It's handy to have a book which is comprehensive in covering the main types of questions.
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on 20 August 2013
I am currently enjoying working through this psychometric test book to practice for the Royal Navy psychometric recruitment and is like other psychometric I have seen other employers use.
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