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PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS FOR SELECTION ON INDIAN RAILWAYS
What sort of tests you will have to undergo?
The Psychological tests have been designed for different 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
How can they help us?
We get the right people suitable for a particular kind of job.
People who perform well in the tests usually also do well on the job.
Tests are designed in such a way that they 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 help you to understand where your strengths lie.
They have been chosen on the basis of the skills desired for the job.
The tests are carefully designed and are fair to all the applicants.
Taking tests will help you to adjust to the requirement of job.
CATEGORIES FOR WHICH PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS ARE PRESCRIBED
For direct recruitment, the Psychological Tests are applicable to the
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
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
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.