6 Categories of Applicant Screening Tests & Methods


#1 Cognitive ability Test

Measure intelligence -The most common types, IQ tests, measure general mental ability.


#2 Physical ability tests

Measures strength, endurance and muscular movement, to understand overall fitness


#3 Aptitude tests

To measure an applicant's ability to learn a new skill


#4 Personality tests

To measure characteristics such as attitudes, emotional adjustment, interests, interpersonal relations and motivation


#5 Situational judgment tests

They’re designed to assess how well candidates prioritize, follow the instructions, and handle stressful situations in the workplace.


#6 Medical examinations

Determines whether a candidate can perform the essential duties of a specific position

Employment tests usually are standardized devices designed to measure skills, intellect, personality or other characteristics, and they yield a score, rating, description or category.