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Pearson owns the TalentLens platform, which provides a range of aptitude tests used by many aviation industry employers. These tests include DAT Next Generation and Bennett Mechanical Comprehension Test (BMCT-ll), Watson Glaser and SOSIE 2nd Generation. All of these tests help employers to find the best talent possible when recruiting. Here are the tests Pearson produces:

Watson Glaser

The Watson Glaser test presents you with limited information in order to evaluate how you process information and make decisions. The test also offers an opportunity to show your ability to think outside the box, which is why it is most commonly used by law firms and other professional practices.


A RANRA (rust advanced numerical reasoning appraisal) most often accompanies the Watson Glaser test when employers are recruiting for a more senior or managerial role. Similar to the Watson Glaser test, it assesses critical thinking but uses numerical reasoning to do so.

Iris situational judgement

Designed for graduates, this test lays out common workplace scenarios and asks the challenging questions that require you to make decisions.

Pearson numerical reasoning assessment

A new addition to the Pearson TalentLens portal, this test is based on a numerical reasoning assessment. But it introduces some new concepts that you might not have seen before.


SOSIE is designed to measure a candidate’s personal values and personality traits. Tests like these help employers to determine whether you’re a good fit for the role and company you’re applying for.

Raven progressive matrices

Raven’s progressive matrices is a non-verbal aptitude test is designed to measure your lateral thinking and problem solving skills.

Sample Pearson Tests question Test your knowledge!

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During a discussion, a coworker asserts that a new policy will likely reduce efficiency by 15%. Based on your understanding of the policy, you disagree. Which of these statements best reflects an inference you can draw from your comprehension of the policy?

  • The policy will have no effect on efficiency.
  • The policy will improve efficiency by streamlining communication.
  • The coworker has misunderstood the policy's objectives.
  • Reducing efficiency by 15% is necessary for long-term gains.

Which conclusion follows if the first two statements are true? 1. No managers are executives. 2. All directors are managers.

  • Some managers are directors.
  • No directors are executives.
  • Some executives are directors.
  • No managers are directors.

A project schedule is compressed due to unexpected delays. If Task 1 and Task 3 can start simultaneously, but Task 3 must be completed before Task 2 can begin, which task sequence adheres to these constraints?

  • Task 1, Task 2, Task 3
  • Task 2, Task 3, Task 1
  • Task 1, Task 3, Task 2
  • Task 3, Task 1, Task 2

If a lever increases input force by a factor of 4 when the output distance is one-fourth of the input distance, what will happen when both the input and output distances are halved?

  • The force will stay the same.
  • The force will be doubled.
  • The force will be halved.
  • The force will be quadrupled.

After evaluating a spreadsheet with quarterly revenue data, you detect a consistent increase of 10% each quarter. If the revenue in the first quarter was $1,000, what would you expect the revenue to be in the fourth quarter?

  • $1,331
  • $1,300
  • $1,100
  • $4,000

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Pearson Tests Tips

Familiarize Yourself with Pearson TalentLens

Before you dive into the nitty-gritty of preparing for your aviation sector job exams, it's crucial to get to know the Pearson TalentLens tests. Careerroo offers a comprehensive overview of these tests, so take advantage of our resources to understand the format, types of questions, and time constraints. Knowing what to expect can ease your anxiety and give you a strategic edge.

Create a Study Plan

Organization is key when it comes to studying for these specialized exams. Don't leave it till the last minute! Set up a study schedule that allocates time to each section of the test. With Careerroo, you can access practice exams that mimic the real deal, allowing you to focus on your weak spots systematically.

Practice Under Real Conditions

Simulating the exam environment can greatly enhance your preparation. Use Careerroo to take timed practice tests, which will help you get comfortable with the pressure of the ticking clock. This not only improves your time management skills but also prepares you mentally for the actual exam day.

Review and Learn from Mistakes

Nobody's perfect, and it's normal to make mistakes during practice. What's essential is learning from these errors. Careerroo provides detailed explanations for each question, allowing you to understand why you got a question wrong and how to get it right next time.

Stay Calm and Positive

It's easy to be overwhelmed by the prospect of job exams, but staying positive is half the battle won. Keep your stress levels in check by taking regular breaks during study sessions and engaging in activities that relax you. Remember that preparation is a marathon, not a sprint, so pace yourself and maintain a positive mindset.

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Pearson Tests FAQs

Where can I practice Pearson test questions for free?

You can practice free Pearson questions using our online test platform which provides you access to example test questions.

Are Pearson tests hard to pass?

Pearson tests can be demanding for some individuals, as they evaluate a range of academic and cognitive skills under a time limit - adding additional pressure. Although there is no pass or fail mark your test score will be compared to other candidates and only the top performers will be considered for shortlisting.

How long will it take to complete the Pearson publisher test?

Pearson assessments are made up of individual tests which usually take between 20-60 minutes to complete, depending on the test type.

What is a good pass mark?

Surpassing the top 25% percentile is deemed an impressive performance for the Pearson assessment.