Definition of aptitude test in US English:

aptitude test


  • A test designed to determine a person's ability in a particular skill or field of knowledge.

    • ‘Moreover, the Army has recruited 667 soldiers this year who are deemed Category 4, those who scored less than 30 points on the military aptitude test.’
    • ‘First was an aptitude test, one that a mildly stupid chimp could have passed if you'd have offered him a grape or two.’
    • ‘A lawyer who has ‘effectively and regularly’ practised as a lawyer in Ireland for at least three years may become a barrister or solicitor without having to undergo an aptitude test.’
    • ‘Shortly after graduation, the U.S. Army called him for duty, and his unusually high score on the aptitude test afforded him the opportunity to name his own assignment.’
    • ‘Overall, boys continue to do better on standardized tests such as the scholastic aptitude test, though more low-income girls than low-income boys take it, thus depressing girls' scores.’
    • ‘It is likely that at least 100 of the additional places would be set aside for degree holders, but it remains uncertain whether they and school-leaving applicants would have to sit an aptitude test.’
    • ‘And this, I swear, is the aptitude test in its verbatim entirety.’
    • ‘I've had my aptitude test, now I'm just waiting to hear if I've got the job.’
    • ‘Half way through their first year the students undergo an aptitude test.’
    • ‘The programme will be of five rounds, consisting of a general aptitude test, just-a-minute competition, mock interview, group discussion and talent scan.’
    • ‘I even saw a few questions reappear from the aptitude test I sat just before Christmas.’
    • ‘That number was further reduced to 34 who were selected after passing a grueling aptitude test involving a 5km marathon which included crawling through a 20 metre dark tunnel.’
    • ‘Those reaching a specified minimum points standard would sit an aptitude test in order to determine suitability to become a doctor.’
    • ‘And up to 2 percent of recruits can be enlisted even if they scored in the lowest acceptable range on a service aptitude test, compared with 1.5 percent last year.’
    • ‘He did so with the aid of nepotistic influence, jumping a long line, despite a 25 percent score on his pilot aptitude test - and despite a series of driving convictions that should have required a special waiver.’
    • ‘Even when the test was changed to an aptitude test in the 1930s, the intentions were to increase access to college.’
    • ‘They argue it is unfair to assign places based on how graduates perform in the aptitude test, and that individual schools should be given the power to decide on the language of instruction.’
    • ‘They have to pass an aptitude test and a stringent interview.’
    • ‘I just took a military aptitude test and absolutely aced it.’
    • ‘The workshops will mainly involve an aptitude test and look at grooming the personality of children through interactive drama and games among other things.’


aptitude test

/ˈaptəˌt(y)o͞od test/