Tag: What is Psychometric tests



Psychometric tests are the scientific and standard methods that are used to calculate an individual’s mental status and behavioral status. Let’s know what is mental status-in this the examination is done to evaluate the general appearance, perceptions, behavior, and unusual perceptions such as delusions, hallucinations and all the aspects of cognition like orientation, attention, and memory are recognized. The behavioral status includes the evaluation of the person’s behavior which includes the behavior of the person- how the person reacts and behaves along with that it also includes how the person may respond to external as well as internal stimuli. Now let’s discuss below some more about psychometric tests and for what purpose it is done and how ayurveda helps in improving it.   

Psychometric Tests


Psychometric tests include scientific as well as standard methods that will be done to evaluate both the mental and behavioral status. These tests are done to identify to which extent the personality and cognitive power match that is enough required for performing the role. It is even used to calculate the hidden feature of a candidate that is difficult to take out from a face-to-face interview. After the interview is done for hiring a particular, a letter is forwarded to the person with some instructions for reviewing the psychometric test. The Vedic tradition made psychometric tests too easy. Further, let’s know how ayurveda helps in making psychometric tests easy.     


Psychometric tests are done for hiring procedure and developmental procedure and it often helps the hiring manager to analyze what job the candidate fits the most. Mostly nowadays these tests are done online, and occasionally the paper format is followed especially in developmental centers. There are multiple sittings for psychometric tests but sometimes it is just for the time being. These are used at the different stages in the hiring process:

  1. In the early stage of selection for screening of candidates that are likely to be inappropriate for the job.
  2. Before the interview is done the faculty team discusses the candidate’s profile 
  3. In the later stage when a second interview is done the reassessment of a candidate is done to confirm the early assessment of the particular candidate.        


These assessments are used for different outcomes and purposes and it includes various categories that are specific for specific types of organization. There are four main categories of psychometric tests that we will discuss below in detail:

1. Aptitude Testing

These tests are used for measuring the cognitive abilities of a candidate. These types of psychometric tests are aids in determining the intelligence score to a limited extent. Let’s know about different aptitude tests below:

  • Numerical: This type of aptitude test is done to evaluate how a candidate is quick to work with numbers.    
  • Verbal: Verbal one explores a particular with the written extract and comprehension skills that are usually done with the MCQs (multiple choice questions).
  • Inductive: The inductive type of psychometric tests helps in measuring the ability of the candidate that how the particular person thinks methodically with the help of graphic sequences.
  • Diagrammatic: These tests are done to know the problem-solving capability of the candidate. The candidate gets 1 minute to answer each of the questions. 
  •  Logical: To evaluate the person’s ability to think logically these tests are done. These are just like diagrammatic tests but the difference is just between the diagrams.
  • Error checking: This is to evaluate how perfect the candidate to evaluate the errors in the given information is.

2. Behaviour Testing

These tests are done to evaluate the behavioral status of the candidate through which we can explore how the candidate communicates, the way to handle the setbacks and how they speak to and manage their team. So generally these tests are done to evaluate how much an individual fits in the organisation. Here we will discuss with one example of the behavioural tests that is Thomas personal profile analysis and it is used to evaluate four main factors- influence, compliance, steadiness and dominance.

3. Personality Test

Personality tests are used to measure how much the person is capable of a particular job by evaluating values, interests and behaviours. 

4. Emotional Intelligence Testing

If someone is emotionally intelligent then that person is perfect for communicating with the other people in the workplace. The one who is there for evaluating emotional intelligence should be emotionally intelligent as well.  

So all these tests are done to evaluate the candidate’s mental and behavioural status for measuring if the person is suitable for that particular job or not. Now let’s discuss how ayurveda helps in improving these psychometric tests.                               


As we read earlier the psychometric tests help in evaluating if the person is fit for a particular job or not. So if someone is not fit for that particular job then don’t worry we are here for you to be the best fit for the particular job. Before going for the interview you must keep some points in mind such as:

  1. Must review job description  
  2. Make sure you are eligible for that particular job 
  3. Must learn about your workplace
  4. Dress up properly

So these are some points that one should keep in the mind before going for the interview. Ayurveda is there for you to help out for making you perfect for your interview, let’s discuss how. Ayurveda mentions Achara rasayana that is important to practise in your day to day life for improving the quality of life to keep your mind calm, concentrated and composed as well. This is one of the effective ayurvedic concepts that has been used since ancient times for mind rejuvenation. It is known as rejuvenating behavioural therapy as per ayurveda which provides us various benefits:

  1. Positive thinking 
  2. Relieves physical strain and mental stress
  3. Improving tolerance and patience capacity 
  4. Maintaining better social and family relationships
  5. Personality development 
  6. Acts as a stimulant for rejuvenating medicine

Alongside Achara Rasayana Ayurveda provides you with Medhya Rasayana which includes four miraculous herbs that help in rejuvenating the mind, let’s discuss some common points about Medhya Rasayana. Mandukaparni (Centella asiatica), Yashtimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia) and Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis ) are the four Medhya Rasayana. These herbs help in improving the intelligence power, keeping mind calm, controlling the anger issues, and maintaining the concentration power. So for improving yourself for an interview you must follow the above tips.   

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Psychometric tests include the scientific as well as standard methods that will be done to evaluate both the mental and behavioural status. These tests are done to identify upto which extent the personality and cognitive power matches that is enough required for a particular job. In the above article we mentioned all about the psychometric tests and more further we explain how Ayurveda helps a particular person suitable for the particular job. We explain Achara Rasayana and Medhya Rasayana for rejuvenating behavioural therapy. So it’s very effective if you opt Ayurveda as your day to day life partner for improving your mind to be fitted for your family and society. Hope you all like the information and if you are having any queries you can share your query on www.PlanetAyurveda.com.   

What are Psychometric tests ? Why are they done ? And how can Ayurveda help in improving it?


The world is full of tests and from every incidence in our lives some of our abilities are definitely tested or reflected or challenged. Every human being responds differently to different tasks assigned or to different situations. There is a possibility that for some a particular situation is worth dying and for someone else it’s just a phase of life. So, we can say it’s about mindset as well. Nowadays such tests are also performed while selecting or hiring a candidate. You know every company wants a  serious and flexible employee and for that certain tests are generally done. This article is about one such testing technique and it is called a psychometric test. The article also has information about some ways or techniques to improve these test results through Ayurvedic ways.



Psychometric tests are certain scientific methods used to measure individuals’ mental capabilities and behavioural styles. These tests are designed so as to measure a candidate’s suitability for a role based on the required personality characteristics along with aptitude or cognitive abilities.  Basically these tests are used to identify whether a candidate’s personality and cognitive abilities or aptitude matches the requirement or not. Employers use these psychometric tests so as to collect information  or certain hidden aspects of the candidates which they generally are not able to extract from face to face interviews. Though some job applicants believe that psychometric tests are not a good measure to assess their real abilities, personality traits and suitability for the job.

Moving further let’s understand more about psychometric tests

Why are Psychometric Tests done?

  • As mentioned before they are done for assessing the abilities of a job candidate and are done by the employer.
  • Some candidates are in favour of these tests but others are biassed.
  • These tests are done by using standard methods of assessment and everyone is presented with the same questions and instructions for completing them.
  • Psychometric tests are very reliable as they help in predicting candidate performance and in most cases these test help in the accurate evaluation of applicants.

The next question that arises in many minds is that what are these psychometric tests? So, let’s enlighten ourselves with the relevant information.

Types of Psychometric Testing

There are mainly two types: Personality and Test Aptitude Test.

1. Personality Test

The purpose of the personality test is to explore your area of interest, analysis, values, motivations and also about how your character is best for the required role. Generally your emotions, behaviours and relationships are analysed in various situations.

On the other hand the aptitude test holds some other purpose.

2. Aptitude Test

This is done to assess your cognitive ability and analyse whether you got the right skills or not. Under the examination conditions you will be given one minute for each multiple choice question. Your intelligence levels are compared to a standard meaning by the certain score you achieve and the score required to pass the examination. The most common tests included under aptitude testing are as follows:

  1. Diagrammatic Reasoning
  2. Error Checking
  3. Numerical Reasoning
  4. Spatial Reasoning
  5. Verbal Reasoning

Every type of aptitude test has its own importance. So, let’s discuss every test in detail.

1. Diagrammatic Reasoning

Diagrammatic reasoning tests are commonly used aptitude tests which are used by recruiters so as to assess a candidate’s ability. Here, ability is referred to as logical thinking and solving complex problems. The diagrammatic reasoning is a test for checking high level problem solving abilities and logical reasoning as well. Mostly done  when the candidate is applying for management consulting, engineering and finance. The skills and abilities mostly assessed during diagrammatic reasoning tests are as follows:

  • Analytical ability
  • Decision Making
  • Logical and abstract reasoning
  • Critical thinking ability
  • Problem solving ability

 2. Error Checking

Error checking includes data checking tests which measures how quickly and accurately one can detect errors. These are common for data and clerical vacancies. Error checking also includes fault diagnosis tests as well which is generally done to rule out the approach of the candidate towards various problems logically.

3. Numerical Reasoning

These tests are done to assess your interpretation of charts, graphs, data and statistics along with investigating your abilities to deal with numbers quickly and accurately. Numerical reasoning tests may also challenge knowledge rates, trends, ratios, currency conversions and percentages.

4. Spatial Reasoning

Spatial reasoning is the ability to think and manipulate objects present in three dimensions. These skills are necessary parts of art, physical education along with maths and science.

5. Verbal Reasoning

Verbal reasoning includes understanding written information along with evaluation of arguments and communication of concepts is also tested here. This is done to test your ability to think constructively. Some tests also access your spelling and grammar.

As now we know all about psychometric tests. Then the major question arises: how can Ayurveda help? Moving further let’s understand this.

Enhancing your Psychometric test results with Ayurveda

The psychometric skills can be enhanced well by focus. For reaching such focus one can try focused meditation. Focused meditation is one of the types of meditation. Let’s understand more about it.

Focused Meditation

Focused meditation style allows you to focus your attention on an object, sound or sensation rather than trying to achieve a clear mind without a specific focal point. In focused meditation you try to focus on something as a way of staying in the present moment and slowing down the inner dialogue. The classic meditation is where you focus on nothing but in focused meditation you focus on one thing but still remain in the present.

How does it benefit you?

Focused meditation is known to give you many benefits.

First thing the top most of them is enhancing your learning skills, learning concentration and increasing focus. This type of meditation also helps in reducing stress, and anxiety. It also helps in improving memory and span of giving attention to things. It builds a stronger immune system and greater physical and psychological resilience as well. This helps in sleeping better too.

Second thing that can help in focusing, enhancing intelligence or improving all over cognitive abilities is swaran prashan. It is something that helps in building a strong immune system of a child as well as has its greater impact on the child’s brain as well. The swaran prashan is done with gold cax or swarna bhasma mixed with honey and cow’s ghee. This also contains herbal extract of vacha (Acorus calamus), brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), shankhpushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis) and many others.

Gold is one of the seven metals which are recognised as pure metals and are mainly used in preventive and curative purposes. The benefits it provides to children that consume swarna prashana are as follows:

  • It improves their intellectual abilities
  • Has effect on digestion and metabolism
  • Enhances Physical strength and immunity
  • It is also having an impact on fertility and life span as well.

Now thirdly, if you are not a child anymore and want help to improve your cognitive abilities then Ayurvedic herbs can totally help you. Ayurvedic Herbs like brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), yashtimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra), mandukaparni (Centella asiatica) and shankhpushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis).  These four herbs are kept under the category of medhya rasayana and give great results by enhancing all types of cognitive abilities.


There are many things in our day to life which are correlated to our cognitive abilities. But we don’t know how to enhance our abilities either on a regular basis or especially for enhancing the psychometric test results. Everyone wants a great job but sometimes you have to go through this long chain of tests and you know that you won’t get the job of your dreams if you don’t work hard for it. So the above mentioned ways can help you and are even useful to make your child so good that he or she will not have to struggle to enhance their learning abilities.  In case of any queries kindly visit https://www.planetayurveda.com/