THIS is apropos an omission during the psychometric test for the ministry of defence conducted by the National Testing Service (NTS) at the Islamabad Model College for Boys, G-9/4, on Jan 24 at 8:30am.
Part one of the psychometric test comprised 100 multiple choice questions (related to IQ) to be completed in 30 minutes.
Part two (personality-related questions) had 25 minutes. Owing to the nature of the questions in part two, it was completed within 15 minutes, and the remaining 10 minutes were used by many candidates in completing the remaining questions of the part one.
Another issue was that the booklet had a mistake. There were two questions related to personality description (part three); write your positive qualities according to your friends; write your positive qualities according to your enemies. At other centres, ‘negative qualities’ were asked to be written in the second question.
I request the authorities concerned to look into the matter as it violates the rules of merit and fair play.
Published in Dawn, February 12th, 2016