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How Does an Antonyms test work?

Does your job application require you to pass a antonyms test? Don’t worry we’ve got you covered! Assessment-Training.com offers realistic test simulations developed by psychologists with years of experience designing tests for large publishers such as CEB/Gartner, Talent Q, Saville Assessment, Kenexa (IBM) and Thomas International.

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What does an Antonyms test assess?

Ability tests are a typical part of the selection process, or for development within the workplace. Antonym tests are standardized psychometric assessment tests that provide the employing organization with information about a candidate’s knowledge of the English language. An antonym is a word which is of contrary meaning to another - buy is an antonym of sell. In antonyms test, candidates have to choose the correct opposite word (antonym) from a list of possible answers.

What you should know about Antonym Tests

Employers choose to use psychometric testing during their recruitment process to help give a better overall evaluation of candidate’s and their suitability for the job that they’re applying for. Psychometric testing could help to gauge the future performance of candidate's and also improve employee retention by making successful hiring decisions.

The most common way for employers to use aptitude tests such as an antonyms test is online. Traditionally, aptitude tests have taken the form of pen and paper, but due to benefits such as saving valuable time and money, online testing is used more and more frequently. Undertaking aptitude tests are usually the follow-up action after an employer has accepted your CV or initial job application form. 

If you pass the online test in some cases you are invited to an assessment centre, which is usually done by larger employers. The term assessment centre is used because employers conduct these extended assessments in a single centre, either an office of the employers themselves or at a third-party venue. The assessment centre is often (but not always) a day that constitutes the final stage of the application process. At the assessment centre they will ask you to sit a repeat test at the assessment centre to verify your earlier test scores, therefore don’t get your friends or family to help you out during the online test! 

Preparing for an assessment centre or an online aptitude test can be stressful because you don’t know what to expect. The best way to familiarize yourself is with practice aptitude tests that mimic the tests used by employers and recruiters. Assessment-Training.com has prepared thousands of candidates for their assessments and aptitude tests by offering realistic test simulations with fully worked solutions. 

By practising antonym tests you can improve your performance during the real test by familiarizing yourself with the format and time-pressure. 

Questions of antonyms consist of a stem word and four or five answer option words. Candidates are expected to choose the word from the options which is farthest in meaning to the given word. You don’t have to find a perfect opposite for the given stem word but the best opposite from the given set of answer possibilities. 

There are different categories of antonyms that are used in antonym tests, such as:

  • Gradable antonyms (large : small, hot : cold): Gradable antonyms are typically pairs of adjectives that can be qualified by adverbs such as very, quite, extremely etc. For example, we can say ‘the teacher is friendly or the teacher is unfriendly’. However, as friendly and unfriendly are gradable antonyms, we can also qualify how friendly or unfriendly the teacher is: The teacher was surprisingly unfriendly/friendly. The teacher was very unfriendly/friendly etc. Other examples include: heavy : light, fat : skinny, dark : light, young : old, early : late, empty : full. 

  • Complementary antonyms (black : white, boy : girl): Complementary antonyms are pairs of words that are opposite in meaning, cannot be graded and are mutually exclusive. That is, they can exist independently of each other. Examples for complementary antonyms include push : pull, right : wrong, yes : no, exit : entrance, lift : drop.

  • Relational antonyms: A relational antonym is one of a pair of words with opposite meanings, where opposite makes sense only in the context of the relationship between the two meanings. For instance, the relation antonym predator : prey. There is no lexical opposite of predator, but predator and prey are opposite within the context of their relationship. Other examples include: husband : wife, doctor : patient, teach : learn, parent : child.

Tips and tricks to ace your Antonyms Test

Doing some research about the tests that you need to take is the most important step in preparation for any aptitude test. If you know what to expect you will increase your chances of performing well due to the fact that you’re familiar with the formats. Also, by practicing aptitude tests you will reveal your own strengths and weaknesses that you can work on in preparation for the actual assessment. 

Therefore, we advise you to find out the test publisher and exact name of the tests that you are about to take, and then search Assessment-Training.com or contact us to get more details about this test. 

These effective test-taking strategy tips and tricks are well worth remembering before you take the actual antonyms tests:

  • Practice, practice and practice some more to ace your assessment and aptitude tests!

  • Read the question and instructions properly. Even though this seems logical, often candidates miss out very important information. Multiple-choice tests use so called ‘distractors’ as answer possibilities. These distractors are answers options which are deliberately similar to the right answer; in other words, the answer possibilities are designed to test if you read the question and provided information property. 

  • Therefore, take your time to carefully read the information provided.

  • Be prepared with a pen and a piece of paper when doing the online test.

  • Don’t cheat. This is an important one. Many employers use verification tests to validate your previous results, to see if you have collaborated on your test. Large test publishers often use software that compares your response patterns and performance between the online test and the follow-up supervised test.

Possessing a good vocabulary can help you identify antonyms of words given. The following list includes approaches and strategies used to find the right answer in antonym tests:

  • Think of a context for the stem word (the word given); try to use the stem word in an example sentence in this context.

  • Before you have a look at the answer possibilities, try to think of antonyms for the given stem word. Also, consider secondary meanings of the stem word.

  • Read all the answer options before you decide the word farthest in meaning to the stem word.

  • Break down unfamiliar words into recognizable parts - prefix, suffix and root word.

Antonyms examples and free tests

Antonyms are words that have opposite meanings. Examples of antonyms include: awful/wonderful, good/bad, hot/cold, and sick/healthy. Antonym questions on an assessment may ask you which word has the opposite meaning or requires a term with an opposite meaning from another given term.

For more antonym examples you can check our free antonyms tests. Our tests will provide many opportunities to build your skills in this area! Good luck preparing for your upcoming assessments!

We hope these learning materials can be of assistance to you as they were intended by our psychologists here at Assessment-Training.com!

What are Antonyms Tests?

An antonym is a word which is of contrary meaning to another - buy is an antonym of sell. In an Antonyms test, candidates have to choose the correct opposite word (antonym) from a list of possible answers. Antonym Tests are standardized psychometric assessment tests that provide the employing organization with information about a candidate’s knowledge of the English language. 

The Antonym Test Package helps you ace your actual assessment. All of our practice tests come with extensive explanations and a description of how the questions can be solved. Furthermore, our Personal Progression System will help you track your progress and give a detailed view of your performances. This system will help you identify your stronger and weaker points and provides insight into your areas of development. The progression tool keeps track of your scores, test times and overall progress.

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Antonyms Test Example question

Example of Antonyms Test question. Click here for a free test.

In this Antonyms question, you must choose the correct opposite for the given word “Withdraw”.  The meaning of "withdraw" is “to pull back, move away or backward”. Thus, from the given options, the word with a contrary meaning is “Advance” which means “to move forward”.  

What does the Antonym Package offer you?

The Antonyms Test Package offers you:

  • 5 tests with 15 questions each, this is 75 questions in total! All questions are provided with detailed explanations of the solutions.
  • Our unique Personal Progression Tracking System that will allow you to track your progression in real time, receive instant insight into your results and test statistics, and let you compare to your norm group.
    This feedback will let you know how much you need to practice so you can distinguish yourself from other candidates!
  • 24 hours, 7 days a week online customer service to help you with possible and doubts and inquiries you may have.
  • 30 days access to the tests when buying the Antonyms Test Pack or All Tests Pack.
  • By practising with our tests, you will identify the skills you need to practice more, improve your score and confidence, and have a solid performance in the real tests.

In most cases, you will get more than just one test during your assessment. For just £29.95 you will get access to all our 18 different psychometric test categories, so you save more than £135. Prepare yourself for every test you can encounter during your assessment. 

 

Why practice?

Practice makes perfect! You will see that through practice your performance will improve. Familiarising yourself with psychometric tests is the first step to success. Through training, you will get a clear picture of what these tests are, what they look like, what they measure, and what the testing conditions will be.

Assessment-Training.com is the go-to platform for certification practice, assessment/aptitude test training, and job application preparation. We offer tailor-made preparation packages with tests in the same style as the actual Antonyms Tests.

In addition to the fact that all our practice tests come with worked solutions and an explanation on how to get to the right answer, we offer you a unique Personal Progression Tracking System.

This progression system will help you track your progress and give a detailed view of your performances. It will help you identify your stronger and weaker points and provides insight into your areas of development. The progression tool keeps track of your scores, test times and overall progression.

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In this test, you must choose the correct opposite word (antonym) out of a list of possible answers (i.e. 'full' is an antonym of 'empty').
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