How to Deal Intelligence Tests

The mode of intelligence tests for the selection of suitable officers for the Defense Forces of Pakistan at the ISSB is rather simple. The candidate is required to make use of his acquired knowledge and his own inborn intelligence to solve problems. The questions set in these tests do not require long answers but they are require to reply in yes or no or put a tic around the correct answers or to write the serial number of the correct answers out of a few suggested answers of the given sheet of paper. Which usually begin from easy to lengthy questions .Although questions set in these tests are not so difficult but the time of answering these questions is very short. The candidate has to make up his high speed in answering these numerous questions.

Answer Sheet

Answers are to be given on the answer sheet against the corresponding question number in case you miss the correct serial number or sequence of the questions you are on the path of writing all your answers in the wrong columns which will results into a total fai1ure It is a very common mistake committed by the candidates try to avoid it. Be Attentive, a slight mistake may ruin your career.

Very little time is given for each question. So be quick in solving them. But remember, at the same time, you should be accurate also, only quickness won’t pay. If you are confused over certain question, leave it, don’t waste your time over it, and proceed further without any hesitation.


If you have any doubt about the instructions or do not clearly follow any of the instructions YOU should immediately refer to the psychologist. Once the word START is announced, you will be given no aid under any circumstances.

Practice is very Helpful

The candidates of ISSB, Federal Public Service Commission or other civil and military tests must make practice in solving intelligence tests. The candidates must familiarize themselves with the different kinds of tests that may be put to them at these tests. Practice will help candidates in solving various types of tests and it will also put them in a position to grasp requirements of the tests more quickly and easily.

Instructions for solving Intelligence Tests

The testing Officer, before putting the candidates to a test imparts instructions to the candidates as to how they have to answer the questions. He gives them instructions regarding the requirements of the tests how and where they have to write the answers and time limit etc. The candidates must listen to those instructions carefully and try to grasp every detail. If a candidate finds even a slightest doubt about a question etc he should have it clarified there and then. But as soon as the candidates are ordered to begin solving the questions thy are not allowed to ask anything from any one. The times of tests are very short. A candidate usually gets only 30 seconds for one question. Hence he must work quickly. If the candidate fails to concentrate on solving the question and is entangled in thinking then he is sure to lag behind. There may be some questions the answers of which are not readily known to the candidates. In such situations the candidates must leave them and pass on to answering the next questions. On reaching the end the candidates can find time and refer back to such unattempted questions and can answer these. The candidates should not put any mark on the booklets which contain questions. They should not tear any page out of it. These booklets are to be returned to the testing officer intact. Along with the question booklets, the candidates are given answer sheet. The candidates should be very careful in filling the personal particulars on top of his sheet .Before starting writing answers to the questions the candidates must fill in these particulars. Usually in the first column of this answer sheet serial number of the question contained in the booklet are supplied. The candidates should starts giving answers in the second column.

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