Speed and power – not a sports car, but two alternatives in testing

Most tests of ability and aptitude are designed and normed to be completed in a set time. These are speed tests and the time available will be indicated to you as a candidate at the outset. Others are tests of power and are designed to see how far you can go in handling reasoning ability. Both fit in with the description ‘tests of maximum performance’, but in one case it is maximum performance against the clock and in the other a sort of overall maximum. But the distinction is not complete and there are a few tests with timed and untimed norms, so they work as tests of speed ...

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