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The APTITUDE TEST FORMAT.

HALLIBURTON is made up of different Departments (Product Service Lines) which are somehow independent of each other. This particular advert is from SPERRYSUN DRILLING PSL (DIRECTIONAL DRILLERS), In this particular aptitude test, about 3 different PSL advertised together ( CEMENTING, PRODUCTION ENHANCEMENT AND COMPLETION which is my own PSL). Because of the combined nature of the test, unconfirmed hint suggests that the setting of the questions will be handled directly by HR. In some other instances the question may be set from the PSL involved. Anyway the test was in 3 sections, maths, logic and English. The questions in this post actually came out last year For the mathematics section there are 35 questions in all. The questions are just like the GRE/GMAT mathematics format, The questions are multiple choice questions and are attached to this post In the Logic section there were both verbal and mathematical logical questions. Q which one is the odd one out in the following sequence 361, 800, 900, 1600? A 800 simply because all others are complete squares i.e 19, 30 and 40 respectively You could also be given a sequence of 3 or 4numbers and be asked to select next 2 numbers of the sequence among the given options.

I also remember a particular question where a square was divided into 16 equal parts having given numbers and (3 or 4) different unknown symbols representing different numbers. You will be given a formula for the sum of each ROW and COLUM and be told to find the numbers the symbols represent. These are just the few of the questions there are other similar logical questions that came out. sample questions are are also attached to this post The high point of the logic section is actually the verbal section which is in the format below: Q 24 H _, _, D A 24 HOURS IN A DAY Q 26 L _, _, A A 26 LETTERS OF THE ALPHABET

Q 7 D _, _, W A 7 DAYS OF THE WEEK A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A 7 WONDERS OF THE WORLD 12 SIGNS OF THE ZODIAC 66 BOOKS OF THE BIBLE 52 CARDS IN A PACK (WITHOUT JOKERS) 13 STRIPES IN THE UNITED STATE FLAG 18 HOLES ON A GOLF COURSE 39 BOOKS OF THE OLD TESTAMENT 5 TOES ON A FOOT 90 DEGREES IN A RIGHT ANGLE TRIANGLE 3 BLIND MICE (SEE HOW THEY RUN) 32 IS THE TEMPERATURE IN DEGREES FAHRENHEIT AT WHICH WATER FREEZE 15 PLAYERS IN A RUGBY TEAM 3 WHEELS ON A TRICYLE 100 CENTS IN A RAND 11 PLAYERS IN A FOOTBALL (SOCCER) TEAM 12 MONTHS IN A YEAR 13 IS UNLUCKY FOR SOME 8 TENTACLES ON AN OCTOPUS 29 DAYS IN FEBRUARY IN A LEAP YEAR 27 BOOKS IN THE NEW TESTAMENT 365 DAYS IN A YEAR 13 LOAVES IN A BAKERS DOZEN 52 WEEKS IN A YEAR 9 LIVES OF A CAT 60 MINUTES IN A HOUR 23 PAIRS OF CHROMOSOMES IN THE HUMAN BODY 64 SQUARES ON A CHESS BOARD 9 PROVINCES IN SOUTH AFRICA 6 BALLS TO AN OVER IN CRICKET 1000 YEARS IN A MILLENIUM 15 MEN ON A DEAD MANS CHEST 8 BITS MAKE A BYTE

The questions are about 35 in number. Although not all the questions typed above came out but quite a handful of these questions came out while some question that came out are not in the pool of questions typed above. I guess what happened is that after the test a group of guys working together in the same company put their

heads together and came out with this package. These questions according to the test makers separated THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES FROM THE REST. I quite agree with them as by my own assessment this is the most difficult part of the exercise cause it is pretty difficult trying to fathom out the answers to this puzzles under an ideal test situation. The last section is the English section. It was made up of 10 questions. 5 were fill in the gap questions while the other five were sentence correction just like the maths they are not difficult questions and the time was quite sufficient. Like I said earlier, the stuffs above came out in the last test, no one can tell exactly the format in which this coming test will follow. Prior to taking the test last year we anticipated MATHEMATIC, ENGLISH AND ADVANCE LEVEL PHYSICS questions which used to be the HES format in the past. In view of this, I will suggest in addition to the information above we should all PREPARE WIDE. I will also like to warn that NEGATIVE MARKING was equally used as a criteria in marking down candidates during the last test as such I will advice all not to engage in WIDE GUESSES but rather make only EDUCATED GUESSES (i.e screen out as many wrong options as possible before making a guess) when it is extremely necessary.

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