FAQ : ASM Psychological Tests for RRB, Indian Railways Exams

Railways Recruitment Board: Psychological Tests For ASM and Other Indian Railways Exams

Psychological Tests For Selection on Indian Railways

Q.1 What sort of tests you will have to undergo?

The Psychological tests have been designed for different categories of job in critical safety categories, viz., Assistant Station Master, Assistant Drivers and Motorman. You will be given the test battery prescribed for the job you have applied for.

Q.2 How can they help us?

We get the right people suitable for a particular kind of job.

People who perform well in the tests usually also do well on the job.

Tests are designed in such a way that they give us real measures of your strengths and limitations.

Q.3 Why do we use tests?

Tests are often used by employers when people apply for jobs.

The test help the employer decide if someone has the abilities and personality traits needed to do the job.

This Site is designed to help you prepare to for the tests that we use.

Q.4 How can tests help you?

They help you to understand where your strengths lie.

They have been chosen on the basis of the skills desired for the job.

The tests are carefully designed and are fair to all the applicants.

Taking tests will help you to adjust to the requirement of job.

Categories For Which Psychological Tests are Prescribed

The Psychological Tests are applicable to the following three categories —

  1. Assistant Station Master
  2. Assistant Loco Pilot
  3. Motorman

The Types of Tests Used on Indian Railways

The examples of the tests shown here are only indicative. These may changed any time without any prior notice

Test for measuring your Intelligence

In this test each problem consists of five figures, four of which are similar in a certain way. You are required to find out the one which is different from other four.

In the example given above you will note that figure No.4 is different from the other figures as the 2 circles do not touch each other.

Test for measuring your Depth Perception

In this test you will see a pile of bricks with some bricks numbered A, B, C, etc. Your task is to count the number of bricks that are touching bricks of the pile that has a letter on it. All bricks are of same size and shape.

Answer:
A 2(D, E)
B 3(C, D, E)
C 3(B, D, E)
D 4(C, B, A, E)

For example, in the pile above the brick with an ‘A’ on it touches two other bricks, viz., ‘D’ and E. Brick B, C and D touch 3, 3 and 4 bricks respectively.

Test for measuring your Concentration

This is a test to find out how quickly you can compare two numbers and decide whether or not they are the same. If the numbers are the same, darken the circle ‘Y’ otherwise darken ‘N’ on your answer sheet. Do not make any marks on the booklet. Try to solve following practice problems.

1. 589 = 589
2. 2768 = 2786
3. 36463 = 36462
4. 712963 = 712963
5. 487562 = 487652

The answer for above questions are ‘Y’, ‘N’, ‘N’, ‘Y’ and ‘N’ respectively.

Test for measuring your Perceptual Speed

This is a test of how rapidly and accurately you can see objects in order to match them. Look at the first radio at the left. Which one of the five at the right is most nearly like it? Radio ‘B’ is the one. Look at the second radio at the left. Which radio at the right is most nearly like it? Radio ‘C’ is the correct answer. 

Now find the radios most nearly matching the third and fourth ones at the left. You will find that the correct answer of radio No.3 is ‘A’ and that fourth is ‘D’.

Test for measuring your Personality

1. I prefer people who are

A) reserved

B) in between

C) make friends quickly

How To Record Your Answer

Most paper-pencil tests require you to record your answers on a separate answer sheet so that they can be scored quickly. A sample of the Answer sheet used on Indian Railways may be seen here. The answers are marked on the Answer sheet by fully darkening the circles which go with your answers. Use blue ball point pen. Remember you are not permitted to change your answers.

Courtesy : IRPTD


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