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Online IT Aptitude Test for Hiring Great Tech Talent

An IT aptitude test is a pre-employment assessment used to determine an individual's propensity or skill to excel or succeed in IT. The test will help IT/software companies find and hire top talent by accurately assessing the cognitive ability required of IT professionals.

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Inside This IT Aptitude Test

Employees in IT/ITeS companies are expected to have clarity of thought, a steep learning curve and strong logical reasoning skills. Aptitude tests help employers assess the natural ability of candidates to perform a specific task efficiently in the given time. The IT aptitude Test is designed to determine the level of reasoning, verbal, and quantitative aptitude a software developer/software professional would possess according to industry standards. These tests can be benchmarked for specific job roles with a vast array of clients in the IT/ITeS sector.

IT aptitude tests are an excellent way for employers to gauge a candidate’s cognitive ability through thoughtfully curated questions. These questions aim to assess candidates on sub-competencies such as reasoning ability, abstract reasoning, numerical ability, data analysis, verbal ability, and attention to detail. These aptitude tests can help recruiting teams in many ways, including finding a suitable candidate hassle-free and making unbiased hiring decisions. Designed by subject matter experts, this test contains 50 questions to be completed in 60 minutes.

Most importantly, organizations can administer and deliver these tests in a secure, controlled environment through a feature-rich online assessment platform with webcam proctoring, limited system access, and window violation.


Organizations focus on onboarding skilled, competent tech talent to remain competitive in an increasingly aggressive business environment. As a result, recruiting top talent is a pressing priority, but finding candidates with excellent IT skills is arduous. The intricacies and complexities involved in assessing the candidate's capabilities for IT domains are well-evident, which explains why recruiters often rely on assessing job seekers' abilities through aptitude tests for IT companies. Therefore, the talent assessment processes now comprise data-driven IT aptitude tests administered through online assessment software.

In this day and age, businesses cannot think of operating without software and technology. Organizations would be inept at running their day-to-day operations if not for skilled IT professionals. Some of the most sought-after skills of talented IT professionals are programming knowledge, problem-solving skills, critical thinking, and creativity. Tech recruiters regard these attributes as benchmarks while recruiting candidates for IT profiles. To that end, aptitude tests for IT jobs can assess all these qualities objectively and efficiently. 

Identify the best candidates using the aptitude test for IT jobs

Many organizations invest time and resources to build a skilled workforce but often grapple with finding the expected results with existing processes. The act of mishiring can also take a toll on organizational resources because hiring incompatible talent can be correlated with unfocused, disinterested employees who deliver low-quality work and are not aligned with the organization's objectives.

Various available online assessment platforms can help administer information technology aptitude tests. For example, Mercer|Mettl's talent assessment platform is an integrated system that can handle numerous candidates at once, offers easy exam evaluation, assists in screening out undesirable applicants, and eliminates the hassles of conducting center-based physical tests.

Online aptitude test for IT companies: Prescreening candidates has never been easier!  

Often, recruiters miss out on the minute details that may be critical for ascertaining a candidate's job suitability when evaluating candidates. Even though the different levels of the hiring funnels are typically aimed at filtering out unsuitable candidates, something essential might be excluded or missed out. For example, an online coding test may quickly gauge a person's programming prowess. However, how that person may respond to a completely unfamiliar work-related situation cannot be assessed that easily. Hence, hiring managers and recruiters find IT aptitude tests incredibly effective for evaluating underlying traits essential for ideal work performance.

Aptitude tests for IT companies are not only designed for identifying new hires but also work wonders for understanding the underlying potential of existing employees whose competencies may need to be reevaluated every so often. Existing employees may feel directionless and stuck in a role if they do not find new opportunities to achieve self-growth. Developing employee skill development programs based on the insights received from the aptitude test outcomes can provide employees with a promising chance to excel and succeed in the rapidly changing technological landscape. Therefore, organizations that focus on employee training and development are highly sought after by potential candidates.


This IT Aptitude Test is a part of following Skills Libraries

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Reasoning Ability

The following subskills are assessed – Series, Coding Decoding, Directions, Blood Relations, Linear Arrangement, Mirror Images, Ranking Arrangement, and Pattern.

Abstract Reasoning

This test evaluates the abstract reasoning abilities of candidates through abstract reasoning questions.

Attention to Detail (ATD)

The following subskills are assessed - Image-based and String-based questions.

Numerical Ability

The following subskills are assessed in numerical ability - Ratio and Proportion, Time and Work, SI and CI, Mixture and Alligation, Profit and Loss, Averages, and Percentage.

Data Analysis

The test aims to assess these data analysis skills - Tables and graphs.

Verbal Ability

The following subskills are assessed in verbal ability - Para Jumbles, Sentence Correction, Sentence Completion, Spot the Error, Fill in the Blanks, and Reading Comprehension.

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Almost all leading technology companies conduct IT aptitude tests to recruit the best talent. An IT aptitude test is broadly classified into four categories:  

  • Logical reasoning- assesses a candidate's ability to understand and analyze logic to solve complex problems.  
  • Quantitative aptitude- assesses an individual's ability to solve numerical problems.
  • Verbal ability- evaluates a person's knowledge of the English language.
  • Email writing- assesses a candidate's email writing skills.

To pass the test, one must practice all the sections as some organizations will keep sectional cut-offs, so one must perform well in all areas to ace the assessment.

Here are some tips that will come in handy during the preparation:  

  • Refer to practice tests that are available online and based on the actual format  
  • Focus on areas that need improvement  
  • Practice using specialized practice assessments  
  • Attempt as many practice exams as feasible  
  • Take proper rest before the assessment day  
  • Don't lose track of time during the test  
  • Avoid distractions  
  • Don't invest too much time on a complex problem; move on to the next one  
  • Read the questions carefully  
  • Pay attention to the feedback you get throughout the preparation  

Listed below is an example of the topics that are generally included in the test subsections:  

Quantitative aptitude: The section may consist of a variety of topics as given below:-  

  • Height and Distance  
  • Simple Interest & Compound Interest  
  • Profit and Loss  
  • Percentage  
  • Problems on Trains  
  • Average  
  • Volume and Surface Area  
  • Calendar  
  • Numbers  
  • Time and Distance  
  • Time and Work  
  • Permutation and Combination  
  • Probability

Logical Reasoning: The section may include a wide range of topics as listed below:-  

  • Analogies  
  • Verbal Classification  
  • Number Series  
  • Statement and Assumption  
  • Logical Deduction  
  • Verbal Reasoning  
  • Matching Definitions  
  • Statement and Conclusion  
  • Analyzing Arguments  
  • Logical Games  
  • Making Judgments 

Verbal Ability: The section may include an array of topics as mentioned below:-  

  • Synonyms  
  • Spotting Errors  
  • Ordering of Words  
  • Ordering of Sentences  
  • Antonyms  
  • Verbal Analogies  
  • Sentence Formation  
  • Change of Voice  
  • One Word Substitution  
  • Closet Test  
  • Comprehension  
  • Change of Speech 

Email writing: The section may include topics to assess email writing skills, such as:   

  • Punctuations
  • Grammar
  • Spellings
  • Paragraphing

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