What is Bond Psychometric Test and How to Prepare for it?
- Personality Testing
- Emotional Intelligence (EQ) Testing
- In depth Bond-centric Psychometric Tuition
Bond University Psychometric Test Preparation
National Institute of Education (NIE) offers ‘Deep Psychometrics Training’, as an inclusive part of our AMIET (Advanced Medical Interview Entry Training) Package or as a stand-alone unit called ‘Bond Psychometrics Training’. Although our world-famous, psychologically-sound Bond MMI Tuition for Medical Entry is often booked out as interview dates draw near, we do keep a waiting list, and our Psychometric Training is still a great step in the right direction. Book now to avoid missing out. We have also kept some booking availabilities aside for completion of our new Bond AMIET (Advanced Medical Interview Entry Training) Package for those dedicated students interested in both Psychometrics and MMI Training together, which is fully inclusive of the above psychometrics training described above.
Our main aim is to serve our clients better and more intimately than any other training program in Australia and New Zealand, and this is how we continue to achieve the best medical entry success scores in Australia across 18 university medical programs. Please contact our friendly NIE staff to discuss your trajectory for success in becoming a doctor, and to see how we can be of service to you and your family.
About Bond Psychometric Test Training we offer...
Three hours of intensive training with our senior and leading Psychometrics Teacher. This unit is completed online using Skype or Zoom. The session involves an in-depth exploration about what can be expected during the Bond Uni Psychometric Test, and also how to improve one’s scores. Sample testing items in Emotional Intelligence and Personality are covered in detail and explored both strategically and in the university admissions context.
Emotional Intelligence testing is difficult to master without specialist support. Whilst these tests are a popular and important part of admitting the most emotionally capable people into a University Medical Program, they are also tests that lend themselves well to practice effects (an increase in overall scores experienced from exposure to test items) – if an applicant is exposed to the right sorts of testing items. Be wary! Exposure to the incorrect testing items has been shown to not only fail in increasing overall scores but also to actively reduce average scores across key areas - namely in one’s ability to:
- Perceive accurate emotions – by paying attention to the decoding of emotional signals across facial features, artistic works and in appraising emotionally-coded items;
- Facilitating emotionally-influenced thought – by using cognitive strategies to problem-solve or employ reasoning on topics and tasks that show emotional intelligence capabilities, especially in matters of prioritisation;
- Understanding effective emotions – by comprehending how they interact with each other to lead to critical emotional journeys over time and between differing parties;
- Managing emotional information – by remaining rational and appropriate despite being in situations where varieties and consistencies in emotional data change or influence states.
Psychometric Training Content
During training, students can expect one-on-one exclusive access to information touching on:
- What Bond is looking for via their psychometrics
- The differences between the EQ (Emotional Intelligence) and Personality parts of the test
- The factors that are being measured
- Traits vs states – and how to know which characteristics you are presenting
- How to read the ‘real’ questions that you are being asked, surface question aside
- How to be in the correct frame of mind when answering
- Priming for success
- When overthinking is good – and when overthinking is catastrophic
- How to avoid bad practice (and how to recognise when terms such as ‘extraversion’ are referring to scientific extraversion or social extraversion, and why this distinction is so significant)
- Why vocabulary matters – including access to the main terms one needs to study that are used exclusively for measuring personality during test construction
- The changes to be expected in the 2019 test, and the associated presumptions that underlie these types of psychometrics
Access to Psychometric Test Items
Students have the opportunity to answer test questions that cover:
- General emotional intelligence
- Situational Judgement
- Likert Scales and Multiple Choice (with an exploration of the main ‘trap’ in Likert scales that see applicants fail)
- Facial reading (including the in-depth exploration of muscle groups, facial features, hints and tricks that broach the 6 types of facial expressions that people get wrong again and again)
- Artistic expressions and the four areas to concentrate on
- Time and emotion
- Personality constructs and measurements
- Response items that test for if you are cheating and lying
- Set exercises that improve scores – in the areas that you personally need the most
Our Unique Approach to Higher Psychometric Scores
When it comes to psychometric training, there is no replacement for high quality, personalised tuition – as these tests are exact measures of quality and personalised attributes. As easy as it would be, there are no “out of the box” solutions or short cuts to acing psychometric tests such as these, and true practice and hard work need to be applied to improve scores. We assist you in guiding that hard work in an intensive 3-hour psychometric coaching session.
Prior to improvement, an applicant needs to first understand what and how they are to improve regarding that aspect, or they will find that improvements in one area penalise them in another. Psychometrics are difficult, but not impossible to master!
The Australian medical entry industry is advanced in its testing capabilities, and these tests involve a high calibre of competition that each student faces. The tests that are used on your big day are prepared by registered psychologists, with measures guided by medical entry specialists, and are processed using advanced technologies and data management techniques that ensure there are no short cuts to step around what the university is trying to determine. The best and cleanest way to improve your psychometric scores is to genuinely improve yourself as a psychometric candidate, and that can be only be done with a knowledgeable application, exposure to correct test items, and guided mentoring about how and why your psychological profile effects various data sets in specific ways.
High Quality and Honest Training
At NIE, we retain our premier place as Australian’s highest quality provider because our Psychometrics Training programs are run by psychologically qualified specialists, the same who have been employed by some of Australia’s leading companies. Our staff have contributed to the ongoing operations of organisations such as the Seven Network, Lend Lease, and government institutions such as Gold Coast City Council. We have been working in the field of specialist university medical admissions for 20 years, and have specialised in Bond University for the past decade, specifically in MMI Training and now, in Psychometrics. Many other psychometrics training programs are alternatively produced by those who have no psychological training, or who are not familiar with medical entry, with unwitting applicants not realising that the types of Emotional Intelligence and Personality Tests issued by Bond University require familiarity with graduate outcomes, program outcomes and industry outcomes. Sitting a generic Personality Test online and forming your future actions off those results is not only useless but detrimental.
Beware of any psychometric trainers or scams claiming that their programs are supported by any Australian university. Psychometric training is obviously never recommended or advised by universities themselves, as the aim of these tests is to measure your natural state. Training will also only improve your scores when it is provided by a trustworthy institute that aligns itself with the authentic aims of each university. This requires time, research, genuine affiliations with the universities and their programs, and a thorough understanding of integrity issues that continue to affect the university entry training industry year after year.
We have been endorsed as an ‘Accredited Tutor’, and we are also a verified member of ATA, the Australian Tutoring Association. We are recommended by numerous high school careers counsellors throughout the country because of our authentic approach to improving psychometric scores and interview results, and we are contributors to the development of the Child Safe Standards in tutoring that effect the legislations that took effect in 2017. We are the providers of industry-leading manuals on Improving Interview Techniques, and we regularly provide the industry-standard information that guides nationwide career expos and industry guidelines throughout Australasia.
When aspiring medical applicants meet online with one of our psychological specialists, they gain three hours’ exclusive access to an international leader in the medical entry industry, a chance that they may not have again until they are fully qualified doctors. Our specialists are patient and friendly, however, they also encourage intense preparation and laser-like focus through the intensive training period in order for applicants to be able to access their full potential.
Bond University Psychometric Tests Frequently Asked Questions
How many students will receive an invitation to sit the Bond University Psychometric Test?
Approximately 50% of applicants will be offered the opportunity to complete an online psychometric test based on their academic achievement. Bond psychometric test is an emotional intelligence test which has been designed to choose applicants with character traits important for a successful career as a doctor, for example, resilience, logical reasoning and empathy. Moreover, the test is designed to “rule out” personality traits such as narcissism, which have been recognised as a common cause of rogue (dishonest and unprincipled) medical practitioners.
When is Bond Psychometric Test held?
Bond Psychometric Test will be conducted on-line over a two day period, from 12th of February (9.00am ) until 13th of February (9.00pm) QLD time.
Who will receive an invitation for the Bond University Medical Interview?
Those students who will achieve a desirable result in the Psychometric Test will receive an invitation to attend Bond University Medical Interview.
How long will the Psychometric Test take?
Please allow a maximum of one and a half hours to complete the test. Both assessments are untimed but should take approximately 40 minutes and 30 minutes respectively.
Can I get a copy of the Psychometric Test results for myself?
Due to the interpretation and training requirements of the assessments selected, Bond University has opted not to provide individual reports at this stage.
Are the test results available to Bond?
No. Bond will only receive a list of applicants to be interviewed from the testing body.
Is the test fully online?
Yes, both assessments are available online. Please note that the tests are not compatible with mobile or tablet devices.
What do I need to do the test, other than a computer, a credit card and internet connection?
In addition to a computer with a mouse, credit card and internet connection, we recommend you are free from distraction and in a comfortable environment.
How long is the test valid for?
Twelve (12) months.
Can I choose to re-sit the tests even if it is current or valid?
No, you will not be able to elect to re-sit the assessment until the twelve (12) months have elapsed.