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Numerical Reasoning Test

The pre-employment numerical reasoning test assesses a candidate's ability to work with numbers. The scenario based questions in this test require them to understand numerical data in the form of numbers, tables or graphs, interpret the numbers and underlying relationships and make calculations to solve problems.

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  • 15 Numerical Reasoning MCQs
Covered skills:
Number Series
Tables & Graphs
Currency & Units
Compound interest
Data Visualization
Profit & Loss
Work & Time
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The Numerical Reasoning Test helps recruiters and hiring managers identify qualified candidates from a pool of resumes, and helps in taking objective hiring decisions. It reduces the administrative overhead of interviewing too many candidates and saves time by filtering out unqualified candidates at the first step of the hiring process.

The test screens for the following skills that hiring managers look for in candidates:

  • Ability to analyze and interpret numerical data accurately
  • Strong understanding of ratios and their applications
  • Ability to identify number patterns and solve number series
  • Proficiency in interpreting tables and graphs to draw conclusions
  • Understanding of currency and units conversion
  • Knowledge of calculating percentages and their applications
  • Familiarity with compound interest calculations
  • Ability to visualize data and draw insights from data visualizations
  • Competence in solving profit and loss problems
  • Capability to solve work and time-related questions with efficiency
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Increasing monthly gross profit
Percentage Calculations
The CEO of Snipr. Inc wants to grow monthly gross profit by 4%. If costs stay the same, what does the sales turnover need to be in February to achieve this goal?


Magic bag
Arithmetic Sequences
Alexโ€™s uncle is a magician who gave them a magic bag in which coins get doubled each time you put those coins into it. Initially, Alex had few coins with them. So, Alex put all the coins, and the coins got doubled. Alex took out all the coins and gave a few to their friend and then again put the remaining coins back in the bag. The coins doubled again; Alex took out all the coins again and gave a few coins to their second friend. Alex then put the remaining coins in the bag and the coins doubled again. Alex took out all the coins and gave a few coins to their third friend. 
There were no coins left with Alex when Alex gave coins to the third friend and Alex gave an equal number of coins to each friend. What is the minimum number of coins Alex had initially and how much did Alex give to each friend?
A: Started with 3 coins
B: Started with 5 coins
C: Started with 6 coins
D: Started with 7 coins
E: Started with 9 coins
F: Gave 3 coins in every turn
G: Gave 4 coins in every turn
H: Gave 5 coins in every turn
I: Gave 7 coins in every turn
J: Gave 8 coins in every turn
K: Gave 9 coins in every turn


Three Clocks
Time Calculations
In my house, there are three clocks of different shapes โ€“ a round clock, a square clock, and a rhombus clock. The rhombus clock is always accurate whereas the round clock gains 2 minutes every day and the square clock loses 2 minutes every day. I checked the clocks on July 22nd, 2007 at 10 PM, and they were showing different times.
Two hours later, when I checked, the clocks were showing the same time, then on which date will all three clocks show the same time again?
A: 17 July 2008 
B: 23 Sep 2007
C: 25 July 2009
D: 19 Aug 2008
E: 26 July 2008
F: 28 Nov 2007
G: 11 June 2008
H: 15 Aug 2007
๐Ÿง Question๐Ÿ”ง Skill


Increasing monthly gross profit
Percentage Calculations

2 mins

Numerical Reasoning


Magic bag
Arithmetic Sequences

3 mins

Numerical Reasoning


Three Clocks
Time Calculations

3 mins

Numerical Reasoning
๐Ÿง Question๐Ÿ”ง Skill๐Ÿ’ช DifficultyโŒ› Time
Increasing monthly gross profit
Percentage Calculations
Numerical Reasoning
Medium2 mins
Magic bag
Arithmetic Sequences
Numerical Reasoning
Hard3 mins
Three Clocks
Time Calculations
Numerical Reasoning
Medium3 mins

Test candidates on core Numerical Reasoning Hiring Test topics

Ratios: Ratios refer to the quantitative relationship between two or more values. Measuring this skill helps assess a candidate's ability to comprehend and manipulate numerical relationships, which is vital in many business and financial roles.

Number Series: The skill of number series involves identifying patterns or rules within a sequence of numbers. This skill is important to assess as it demonstrates a candidate's logical and analytical thinking abilities, which are crucial in problem-solving and decision-making tasks.

Tables & Graphs: Tables and graphs are visual representations of data that provide insights and facilitate analysis. Testing this skill allows recruiters to evaluate a candidate's proficiency in interpreting and drawing conclusions from different types of data presentations, an essential competence in data-driven decision-making roles.

Currency & Units Conversion: Currency and units conversion entails converting values from one monetary unit or unit of measurement to another. Measuring this skill is important as it indicates a candidate's aptitude for handling global business transactions and their ability to work with diverse units and currencies.

Percentages: Percentages represent parts of a whole expressed as a fraction of 100. Assessing this skill enables recruiters to gauge a candidate's capability to understand and manipulate percentages, which is essential in financial analysis, data interpretation, and forecasting.

Compound Interest: Compound interest is the interest calculated on both the initial principal and the accumulated interest. Testing this skill helps evaluate a candidate's knowledge and comprehension of financial concepts and their ability to analyze the long-term impact of interest on investments or loans.

Data Visualization: Data visualization involves presenting complex data in a visual format to facilitate understanding and analysis. This skill is measured to assess a candidate's proficiency in creating visually compelling and informative representations of data, which aids in effective communication and decision-making.

Profit & Loss: Profit and loss refers to the financial gains and losses resulting from business transactions. Evaluating this skill provides recruiters with insights into a candidate's ability to analyze financial statements, calculate profit margins, and make informed business decisions based on financial data.

Work & Time: Work and time problems involve calculating the time required to complete a task based on the work rate or the work completed in a given time. Measuring this skill enables recruiters to assess a candidate's ability to solve time-sensitive problems and manage project deadlines efficiently.

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