Work Sample Tests

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Definition: Work Sample Tests

Work Sample Tests are the methods which are used for the purpose of judging a person’s ability to do an assigned job and evaluating them based on their performance in the particular job. The context and content may vary but the ultimate aim remains the same.

A typical example of work sample test is when in any interview a prospective employee is asked short and simple question like how will you react to a particular situation or he may be given a scenario and asked to analyze the same. These tests are used as an indicator of employees’ future behavior as they judge him under real life situations or real life tasks.

Categories of Work Sample Tests:

(a) Tests of Trainability

(b) Simulation based

(c) In Basket Exercises

(d) Low Fidelity Simulations

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