Monthly Archives: January 2011


IPATO – (Information Processing Aptitude Test Online by IBM)

Interesting little aptitude test lasting about half an hour.
It’s main purpose is to get an idea of how fast your mind can handle things.
It included three main sections, matrix manipulation, numerical reasoning, and number series.

  • Matrix manipulation isn’t exactly matrix manipulation… it was more-so of a test of how fast you can follow their simple manipulation instructions.
  • Numerical Reasoning included standard testing questions. (Most questions easier than others). To prepare yourself for this section, go study for the GRE or something similar.
  • Finally number series. This is something either you get right away or you don’t. This is the one that has the highest time constraint, and people will either do very well on it (and finish with a few seconds left), or simply not finish at all.

You are timed. Which naturally adds pressure.

Prepare yourself with some empty matrix boxes for the matrices section.
Study numerical reasoning sections similar to the GRE.
Take it when you’re relaxed and ‘in the zone’.