Numerical Reasoning Tests(in conjunction with the Careers Service)

Image of multiple choice questionsMany jobs require applicants to undertake numerical reasoning tests as part of the application process. We are developing a set of resources to help you tackle these. It will include an online resource to help you understand what is involved, worksheets of example questions and practice questions for a variety of question types and at different levels.

If you would like to discuss numerical reasoning tests with one of our advisors, why not book a 1-1 session where you can explore the question types and focus on particular areas that may need attention. We're here to help.

In addition, if you are feeling anxious about doing maths and undertaking a numerical reasoning test, why not have a look at our Maths Anxiety page or work through our online maths anxiety resource. It's designed to help participants understand their maths anxiety and develop strategies to deal with it.


Will you be taking a numerical reasoning test as part of the recruitment process for a job post-university? These two complementary workshops are designed to help you prepare for these type of tests. The workshops will highlight typical question types and features of these tests and give you a chance to look at test questions with others. There will also be opportunities to get help and advice and work through different practice tests.


Here are some resources that we've gathered together for you to help you tackle numerical reasoning tests when applying for jobs.

Numerical reasoning interactive digital resource

An interactive guide containing lots of tips and tricks to get you started on preparing for your numerical reasoning test.

Graduates First

This is the University of Sheffield's Aptitude Tests portal and here you will find not only information on Numerical Reasoning tests, but also lots of other tests you you may encounter when applying for jobs

Psychometric tests

Here you will find a number of general resources compiled by the Careers Service on sample psychometric tests to help you practise.

Multiple choice exams

Numerical reasoning tests usually have multiple choice questions. Here you will find advice on how to tackle multiple choice questions.

Practice maths test

If you have not studied mathematics for a while, you may find it helpful to try our online self-diagnostic test. You can have as many attempts as you want and try to improve your score