Passing the Garda Sergeant Numerical Reasoning test, like any other aptitude test, requires preparation, practice, and a strategic approach. These tests assess your ability to work with numbers, make logical deductions, and solve problems quickly and accurately.
Here are my tips to help you prepare effectively:
Understand the Test Format
Start by familiarizing yourself with the format and structure of the Garda Sergeant Numerical Reasoning test. The PAS will issue you a Familiarisation Pack after you apply. Understand the types of questions you will encounter, such as data interpretation and calculation problems.
Review your Basic Maths Skills
Brush up on your fundamental maths skills, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages, ratios, and proportions. These skills form the basis of many numerical reasoning questions. Naturally, I cover these in in great detail in my Explainers in the Garda Sergeant Stage 1 Course.
Learn Data Interpretation:
Understand how to interpret tables, graphs, charts, and numerical data. Pay attention to trends, patterns, and relationships within the data.
Practice Sample Questions:
Obtain practice materials or sample questions specific to the Garda Sergeant Numerical Reasoning tests. At GardaIP, we’ve got you covered here. We have 280 practice questions with detailed answers in our Garda to Sergeant Stage 1 Online course. In fact, the feedback we received about our online course from those that sat the Numerical Reasoning Test in 2021 was exceptional. Out Tests mirror the real thing.
Numerical Reasoning tests are often time-limited. Practice answering questions under timed conditions to improve your time management skills. Allocate a specific amount of time to each question and move on if you get stuck. Again we’ve got you covered here – all our practice tests are timed.
If possible, get feedback on your practice tests from someone experienced in numerical reasoning or test preparation. We can go one better! All our Tests include real-time feedback. You can access detailed solutions immediately after taking one of our numerous Garda Sergeant Numerical Reasoning Practice Tests.
Did you know that our Stage 1 Garda to Sergeant Online Course also includes an 80 minute dedicated Numerical Reasoning Webinar? The tutor is Brendan Guildea, Ireland’s most renowned Maths teacher and author!
Remember that improvement comes with practice and persistence. Dedicate time to regular practice, and don’t get discouraged by initial difficulties. With consistent effort and the right techniques, you will improve your Numerical Reasoning skills and perform well in this part of your Stage 1 Garda to Sergeant assessment.
Don’t leave your preparation to chance. You can purchase our Stage 1 Garda to Sergeant Online Tutorial here.