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3 CHAPTER 1 Aims of the book any companies and organisations use tests for selection pur- poses and for many people these tests represent a significant obstacle to obtaining the job or career of their choice. The aim of this book is to inform readers about these tests and provide exercises so that they can practise before sitting a test. over half the book comprises exercises that are relevant to some of the most common types of selection test currently in use. Practice can result in significant improvements in performance in most sorts of test. It also boosts confidence and helps individuals to cope with nervousness. It makes individuals less prone to mistakes and ensures that the test is approached proficiently. Information is provided about the history and nature of tests, and explanations are offered about why companies use tests and what they believe can be concluded from the results. Advice is also given about what to do if you fail. M