Public Service Entrance Exam - Test of Reasoning Unsupervised Internet Test 372

Use

The purpose of the Public Service Entrance Exam - Test of Reasoning Unsupervised Internet Test 372 (TOR UIT 372) is to assess an individual’s reasoning skills for officer-level positions in the federal public service. Hiring managers may use it as the first step in a two-step assessment process to complement a similar test administered in a supervised setting (e.g., TOR 373).

This test is an Unsupervised Internet Test (UIT) that is administered over the Internet in an unsupervised environment. It is accessible anywhere the test-taker has access to a computer and an Internet connection. Consult the Understanding the Public Service Entrance Exam Suite of Products Web page to learn more about the suite of related products.

Description

The TOR UIT 372 is designed to assess reasoning and problem-solving ability and consists of 26 multiple choice questions. Of the 26 questions, 25 count towards the final score. One question is a pilot question that does not count. There are four types of questions:

  • Arithmetic reasoning;
  • Logical reasoning;
  • Analytical reasoning; and
  • Number or letter series.

The time limit is 90 minutes to complete this test.

Pass mark

Applicants must place in the top 90% (10th percentile or better) of a large volume of previous test-takers (normative sample) for the test.

At the hiring manager's discretion, the pass mark may be set as high as the 50th percentile. In other words, to pass the test, an applicant would have to place in the top 50% of the normative sample.

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