Electrical Engineer Test

When looking to fill an electrical engineer position, it's important to make sure that the candidate has the skills necessary to do the job. An electrical engineer skills test can help ensure that the candidate is a good fit for the position.

  • What is an Electrical Engineer skills test?

    The electrical engineer test evaluates individuals on the necessary skills and abilities required to be an effective electrical engineer, such as time management, analytical thinking, and problem-solving.

    Using an electrical engineer test enables employers to identify and shortlist only those candidates within their candidate pool that demonstrate these essential skills and aptitudes, leading to successful hires. The test is usually a timed assessment comprising multiple choice questions or case studies.

    Most electrical engineering tests are administered online, meaning that it is an objective and cost-effective way for employers to shortlist applicants based on the abilities and knowledge needed for the job.

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Our pre-employment tests let you drill down to the best candidates at the click of a button.

  • Find those candidates who will excel in the role.

    Select the assessments that match the skills or behaviours for the position. You can test for software or coding competency, soft skills like teamwork, or personality traits, to be sure those who pass have high potential.

  • Reduce costs and time.

    No more laborious sifting of resumes or cover letters. Pick your ideal assessment mix, invite your applicants to take them, see the results in your dashboard. Get to the interview stage fast.

  • Eliminate bias.

    All your candidates take the assessments on a level playing field. Only their results determine whether they get shortlisted.

  • What are the benefits of using the electrical engineer skills test for pre-screening?

    Electrical engineers work on electrical systems testing, monitoring, designing, and developing systems to achieve optimal efficiency.

    They draw on several skills and abilities when performing their role, including:

    The electrical engineer test is formed of questions designed to assess key skills and attributes. Questions may be multiple choice, statements, or diagrams, depending on the test's ability. Candidates need to determine the correct answer from the list, ensuring that they complete as many of the questions possible within the allotted test time limit.

    Recruiters typically use the electrical engineer test in the early stages of the recruitment process. When faced with many applications, shortlisting candidates based on the essential criteria for the role is often challenging.

    Using an electrical engineering test enables recruiters to narrow their applicant pool, shortlisting only those candidates that demonstrate the skills, abilities, and practical working knowledge required for their roles.

    Those candidates that score highly on the test are likely to have what it takes to succeed as an electrical engineer and can then be progressed to the later stages of the recruitment process. Those that do not score highly are eliminated from the recruitment process.

    As the test is administered online, it's a convenient and cost-effective way of identifying the best candidates. The test is used to recruit individuals for electrical engineering roles but can also be used in the recruitment process for:

How our test measures electrical engineer skills

Test questions are designed to assess industry-specific technical skills, soft skills, aptitude and suitable personality dimensions. Our data-driven approach provides results that enable you to determine how suited is a candidate for the role.

Depending on the type of question, the format of the test may vary. Multiple-choice questions are used to measure aptitude, technical skills and soft skills, while agreement on a Likert scale assesses suitable personality dimensions. Skills tests ensure that candidates are being evaluated in a precise and impartial manner, their results demonstrating the true knowledge and potential of each test taker.

The characteristics required to become an electrical engineer were determined by looking at the skills and abilities listed in the US Department of Labor’s O*NET database, which collects data from professionals in various fields.

O*NET is the largest database of its kind, providing detailed information about occupations and the requirements for each role.

Our team of I/O psychologists and psychometrics worked closely with subject-matter experts to create an extensive question bank that can be used to test multiple candidates. We also conducted rigorous field testing with a representative sample of candidates to ensure that the questions were reliable and valid.

Test scores are averaged together to give an overall score. The average score is compared to other candidates' scores to ensure there is no bias toward certain candidates.

Our electrical engineer test is constantly updated and optimized to ensure the best experience and results.


Predictor of job success

Picked provides evidence-based recommendations for tests to use for over 750 jobs. Our recommendation engine leverages data from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) developed by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).
  • Assessments

    A full suite of assessments

    Our platform comes with 12 tests across both foundation and advanced levels so they’re suitable for everyone. Including aptitude, behavioural and personality tests, you’ll have a full range of tests to help you find the candidates you’re seeking.

  • Analytics

    An array of candidate metrics

    For each of your candidates, you’ll be given a comprehensive report. Included will be all the metrics you need to build a detailed picture of each candidate and ensure you’re making the right hiring decisions.

“The platform is so simple to use. I had used competitor providers for over six years and will never go back. Fast, efficient and friendly!”
Greg Chambers, HR Business Partner, Littlefish Ltd
Greg Chambers, HR Business Partner, Littlefish Ltd

Electrical Engineer Test FAQs

How does an electrical engineer need to be at maths?

Electrical engineers must be numerate and have the ability to work with numerical data to solve problems. Numerical aptitude is an ability that electrical engineers use daily. This involves using basic mathematical principles such as ratios or equations, for example, when calculating voltage or designing systems or circuits.

What qualifications are required for electrical engineers?

Many electrical engineers have gained a degree in electronic or electrical engineering. Others may have studied related engineering subjects or achieved an HND or foundation level qualification in electrical engineering. Some employers may also offer apprenticeship-level opportunities for those that have not attained the above qualifications.

Can I see what the test is like?

Yes, of course. You can try the test for free by signing up for a free trial.

Are these tests available in my plan?

We have a range of plans available. The difference between the plans is the number of test attempts permitted, not the type of tests. All our plans include our full test suite comprising all tests and all levels.

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