# My first Account Assistant interview.

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Hi, I've got an interview tomorrow for the role of Account Assistant. On the interview confirmation letter it says that there'll be a test to follow the interview. The problem is that there isn't any indication of what to expect for the test. Has anyone been asked to take a test in an interview before? If so, any ideas on what might test this would be? Thanks

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From my experience it's usually designed to test your ability with numbers rather than your knowledge; for example, one I had was a variety of scenarios using numbers you would normally use a calculator for (decimals or large figures), and rather than giving an exact answer there was a choice of 5 answers, each of which was a range rather than an exact figure, the idea being that you quickly estimated an approximate answer that would enable you to pick the right range. Quick fire, say 10 minutes for 20 questions.

A simple example:

A bus averages 19mpg. On Monday it travels 167 miles, on Tuesday it does 124, and on Wednesday it does 112. How much fuel will it need in it's tank to complete the 3 days work without filling up?
A.12-15 gallons
B.15-18 gallons
C.18-21 gallons
D.21-24 gallons

A quick estimate would be 170+120+110 = 400 / 20 = 20 gallons, so your answer would be C.

I've also seen variations on psychometric tests, usually of the numbers variety. This website has some free examples: