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    Resources for Employers' Numeracy Tests

    Many employers now use numeracy tests as part of their application process, even when the job itself may not require you to work with numbers.

    You should ensure that your numeracy skills are up to speed before you start applying for jobs as you may not get much notice that you need to do a test.

    Some tests allow you to use a calculator and some do not. Often there is no ‘pass mark’ but your score will be compared with that of other applicants.

    If you are asked to do a numeracy test try to find out as much about it as you can from the employer beforehand. You can also contact us or speak to MDXWorks for advice.

    Most numeracy tests will ask you to interpret data from tables or graphs and calculate percentages. They might also include questions on fractions, ratios, averages or currency conversions.

    Practice Quizzes:

    The two quizzes below are designed for you to check up on your current skill level. Unlike an actual test, there is no time limit, you can attempt the questions as many times as you wish and can check your answers as you go along. You can of course decide to set a time limit for yourself. They also contain links to further sources of help and advice.

    • Quiz 1 - Numeracy Questions without a Calculator
    • Quiz 2 - Numerical Reasoning with a Calculator

    LET Maths, Stats & Numeracy Support:

    If you would like to practise answering questions under test conditions please contact us at You can also see us in person – see the details below.


    These links will take you to some materials to help you revise different topics.

    Please see our Percentages page for more resources.

    Practice Tests:

    Several web sites offer free practice tests. (Most will also give you the option of paying for more tests.) We recommend that you work through one or two of these to see what is involved and then revise any topics you are unsure about. You might then like to try some more under test conditions.

    • This MDXWorks page contains some free online tests. You will be able to see worked answers once you have finished.
    • Job-Test Prep offer some free 10-minute tests (The most appropriate is likely to be the graduate test.) You can check your answers afterwards.
    • Assessment day offer some free tests (with answers) which you can try online or print off. The site also has some information on the kinds of tests that employers use.
    • The University of Kent offers two timed tests (one where you are expected to use a calculator and one not) and provides worked answers.  (Note that some of the related links will only work for Kent students.)
    • If you have not done any maths for a while you might like to sign up for the National Numeracy Challenge
    • Click here to download a practice test that you can print off.


    • Tolley, H. (2010) How to Pass Numeracy Tests, Kogan Page
    • Carter, P. (2011) IQ and Aptitude Tests, Kogan Page

    We will also be happy to help you in person. To see us, please book a one-to-one appointment.

    If you need further help or information please contact the Maths, Stats and Numeracy Support team on:

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