Hi all, this is a question about technique/approach relating to a psychometric test for a job application. Getting this job would be life-changing for me and I’m at the final stage so I would be delighted with any advice
The test is very time pressured. I will have 10 minutes to learn and memorise information presented on 2 sides of A4 paper, mostly based around a fictional travel company. I am allowed to take notes. After 10 minutes the text and any notes are taken away and I have another 10 minutes to answer 30 multiple-choice questions from memory. The pass mark is secret but I know it is lower for my position than for some other roles.
To get an idea of the kind of information you can download a sample test here. The real test on the day will be about 6 times longer: https://www.theopc.co.uk/practicetests/info/memory-for-safety-practice-test/
As you can see it’s a real mix of abstract/numerical, and not so abstract information. There’s also a lot of information with several components (the shop is open at 8am on Monday but not Saturday)
I am aware of the memory palace and major system but are these techniques useful given the timescale of the test and the nature of the information? How would you approach it? I feel like 10 minutes is really tough to read and memorise this type of stuff, and I dread turning up and not reaching my potential because I panic and approach it haphazardly. I would love to at least have a method so that I could feel I did my best, whatever the outcome.
Thanks in advance for any advice!