What sort of tests will you have to do?
The Psychological tests have been designed for various categories of job in critical safety categories, viz., Assistant Station Master, Assistant Drivers and Motorman. You will be given the test battery prescribed for the job you have applied for .
How can they help us?
We get the right sort of people to do the job.
People who do well on the test usually do well in the job itself.
Tests give us real measures of your strengths and limitations.
Why do we use tests?
Tests are often used by employers when people apply for jobs.
The test help the employer decide if someone has the abilities and personality traits needed to do the job.
This Site is designed to help you prepare to for the tests that we use.
How can tests help you?
They will help you to show where your strengths lie.
They have been chosen because the skills they involve are used in the job.
The tests are carefully designed so that they are fair to all applicants.
Taking tests will help you in adjusting on the job.
CATEGORIES FOR WHICH PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS ARE PRESCRIBED
At present Psychological Tests are applicable at the time of Direct Recruitment to following three categories –
Assistant Station Master
Assistant Loco Pilot
Generally the tests are administered in small groups where candidates have to write answers to questions given in test booklets on Optical Mark Reader Answer Sheets. However, in some cases equipment based test can also be used.
THE TYPES OF TESTS USED ON INDIAN RAILWAYS
Note: The examples of the tests shown here are only indicative. These may changed any time without any prior notice
Test for measuring your Intelligence
In this test each problem consists of five figures, four of which are similar in a certain way. You are required to find out the one which is different from other four.
In the example given above you will note that figure No.4 is different from the other figures as the 2 circles do not touch each other.
Test for measuring your Depth Perception
In this test you will see a pile of bricks with some bricks numbered A, B, C, etc. Your task is to count the number of bricks that are touching bricks of the pile that has a letter on it. All bricks are of same size and shape.
For example, in the pile above the brick with an ‘A’ on it touches two other bricks, viz., ‘D’ and E. Brick B, C and D touch 3, 3 and 4 bricks respectively.
THE TYPES OF TESTS USED ON INDIAN RAILWAYS
Test for measuring your Concentration
This is a test to find out how quickly you can compare two numbers and decide whether or not they are the same. If the numbers are the same, darken the circle ‘Y’ otherwise darken ‘N’ on your answer sheet. Do not make any marks on the booklet. Try to solve following practice problems.
1. 589 = 589
2. 2768 = 2786
3. 36463 = 36462
4. 712963 = 712963
5. 487562 = 487652
The answer for above questions are ‘Y’, ‘N’, ‘N’, ‘Y’ and ‘N’ respectively.
Test for measuring your Perceptual Speed
This is a test of how rapidly and accurately you can see objects in order to match them. Look at the first radio at the left. Which one of the five at the right is most nearly like it? Radio ‘B’ is the one.
Look at the second radio at the left. Which radio at the right is most nearly like it? Radio ‘C’ is the correct answer.
Now find the radios most nearly matching the third and fourth ones at the left. You will find that the correct answer of radio No.3 is ‘A’ and that fourth is ‘D’.
Test for measuring your Personality
1. I prefer people who are
B) in between
C) make friends quickly
HOW TO RECORD YOUR ANSWER
Most paper-pencil tests require you to record your answers on a separate answer sheet so that they can be scored quickly. A sample of the Answer sheet used on Indian Railways may be seen here. The answers are marked on the Answer sheet by fully darkening the circles which go with your answers. Use blue ball point pen. Remember you are not permitted to change your answers.
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO GET HIGHER SCORES?
Before the Session
Don’t stay up all night. Make sure you get a good night’s sleep.
Give yourself plenty of time to get to the session so you don’t have to rush.
If you wear glasses or a hearing aid, be sure to take them with you.
At the Session
Listen carefully to the instructions.
Do exactly as you are told.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions.
Think about each question before answering.
Work quickly and accurately, as most test have short time limits.
Don’t waste time on difficult questions.
Try as hard as you can. The more questions you get right, the higher your score will be.
Do not try to copy the answers of your neighbor as his question booklet may be different from you.