The type of test depends on the employer, and what they want to find out. Common types of test include:
These test whether you have the practical skills for the job. For example, you might have to work with a mock customer to show your communication and service skills. Or, you could be asked to demonstrate your technical skills by using equipment or software you’ll need to use on the job.
These test your ability to deal with numbers. Questions could be about percentages, graphs, currency or arithmetic.
These test whether you can understand and interpret information. You might have to read a paragraph and answer a question about it.
Non-verbal reasoning or diagrammatic
Instead of written information, you're asked questions about a series of images. This tests your understanding and problem solving skills.
These give an employer an idea of whether you'd suit the job and their workplace. For example, questions about what you like to do.
This tests how you’d approach different scenarios which might take place at work. The questions will be about issues and how you'd resolve them.