Group Tasks and Exercises

Group tasks and exercises are a common assessment center activity. It helps recruiters assess how you would perform at the job position you’re applying for. You need to show communication and problem-solving skills in action and work effectively within a team.

Candidates are usually assessed in groups of 8 to 16 persons and provided with a problem or scenario. The entire team needs to work together to solve the issue. Typical factors assessed in a group exercise include team working ability, leadership potential and influence, social skills and interpersonal skills.

Tips for group tasks or exercises

- Use logical arguments and show strong communication skills.

- You are working in a group, so act as a team.

- Show confidence and commercial awareness.

- Don’t overbear and don’t interrupt others.

- Include your team members and make sure everybody has equal opportunity to speak.

- Make sure the group reaches a conclusion in the time allocated.

Examples of Psychometric test exercises:

- Numerical Reasoning

- Diagrammatic Reasoning

- Number Sequences

- Antonyms

- E-Tray Exercise

- Verbal Analogies

- Verbal Reasoning

- Mental Arithmetic test

- Spatial Reasoning

- Logical Reasoning

- Inductive Reasoning

- Error Checking test

Situational Judgement test (SJT)