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Complete and updated past questions compilation of PHEDC Aptitude test.  To perform your best, a crucial part of your preparation tactics, is to practice previous years’ papers. Solving these will help you understand the exam pattern, know the level of difficulty and ultimately, and help you create your best preparation strategy. *2023 PHEDC Aptitude Test is happening soon. Get started with preparation today!

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PHEDC Aptitude Test Past Questions and Answer – 2024 Updated

This PHEDC Aptitude Test Past Questions 2023- PDF Download study pack, helps you to prepare for PHEDC graduate trainee assessments. It helps you familiarize with the kind of questions you will face in the test using actual questions from previous exams.

PHEDC uses aptitude assessments as part of their multi-stage assessment procedures for the selection and development of staff. Research has shown that they are powerful predictors of performance at work. The test is usually conducted by the in-house recruitment department or out-sourced to recruitment companies like solidhire, mettl or workforce group.

General format for PHEDC Aptitude Test:

The first stage of the test is conducted online, and covers areas like

  1. Math/problem solving, 20 questions
  2. English/Verbal reasoning – 20 questions
  3. Skill Based (General) knowledge. 10 questions

The timing is subject to change every year.

This study pack helps you find out more about your strengths and areas you need to improve on.

Sample PHEDC Aptitude Test Past Questions

There are 20 questions in this section of your assessment, you are to provide the correct
answers in 20 minutes. Your answer should be based on information provided only.
Calculators are not allowed in this test. Click the start button to begin the test.

  1. Directions (1-5): In the following number series one number is wrong. Find out the wrong
    39, 42, 48, 59, 84, 132
  2. 11, 18, 30, 40, 59, 86
  3. 5, 30, 59, 119, 209, 335
  4. 353, 385, 316, 441, 225, 568
  5. 21, 29, 84, 756, 12096, 302400
    6 Each Student of a class collected some money for the trip. The total money collected by
    each student was equal to the cube of the total number of students.
    If the total amount collected was ₦29,791. Find the total number of students.
    A. 31
    B. 30
    C. 28
    D. 37
    E. 39
  6. A dealer buys an article marked ₦50,000 at 25% and 10% successive discount. He spends
    ₦5,000 on its repair and sells it for ₦50,000. What is his loss or gain percentage?
    A. 33.63% loss
    B. 26.43% gain
    C. 1.25% gain
    D. 29.03%
    E. 27.13% loss
  7. The average age of four boys, five years ago was 9. One of the boys is now 17. If the other
    boys’ ages are one year apart from youngest to the oldest, The present age of the youngest
    A. 10 years
    B. 15 years
    C. 14 years
    D. 13 years
    E. 12 years
  8. Bolanle wants to purchase a GSM handset. The shopkeepers told her to pay 30% tax if
    she asked for the actual sale price (without tax) of the mobile and paid to the shopkeeper
    N16,150. In doing so, she managed to avoid to pay the 30%tax. What is the amount of
    discount that she received on the selling price (inclusive of tax)?
    A. ₦ 5,495
    B. ₦ 5,850
    C. ₦ 5950
    D. ₦ 5685
    E. ₦ 5975
  9. P, Q and R can do a piece of work in 18, 24 and 36 days on the second day and P on the
    third day, again R on the fourth day and so on. Then in how, many days will the work be
    Direction: Study the table carefully and answer the questions given below:
    Details of employees deployed at different levels by EKZ Power Holding company in
    different departments.
    Manager Officer
    Department Number M : F Number M : F
    Operations 2200 7 : 4 2800 6 : 8
    Public relation 1800 5 : 4 2500 9 : 11
    Finance 2500 14 : 11 3200 17 : 15
    Advertising 2900 12 : 17 1600 9 : 7
    Sales 2400 9 : 7 2600 8 : 5
    Procurement 2700 5 : 4 2200 9 : 13
    11 The total number of female employees (Managers and Officers) in Procurement
    department is approximately by what per cent more than their male counterparts?

Instruction (1-4)
Some proverbs/idioms are given below together with their meanings. Choose the correct
meaning of the proverb/idiom.

  1. To leave someone in the lurch is to _?
    A. come to compromise with someone
    B. constant source of annoyance to someone
    C. put someone at ease
    D. desert someone in time of difficulty
  2. To hit the nail right on the head is to _?
    A. be exactly correct
    B. destroy one’s reputation
    C. announce one’s fixed views
    D. teach someone a lesson
  3. A shot in the dark is to __?
    A. The job of the injured person
    B. The job of the person dealing with the incident
    C. Details of First Aid given
    D. The name of the person dealing with the incident
  4. To drive home a point is to __?
    A. find one’s roots
    B. return to place of rest
    C. be back to original position
    D. emphasize
    Instruction (5-6)
    In each question below, there is a sentence of which some parts have been jumbled up.
    Rearrange these parts which are labelled P, Q, R and S to produce the correct sentence.
    Choose the proper sequence.
  5. It was to be
    P : before their school examination
    Q : which was due to start
    R : the last expedition
    S : in a month’s
    The proper sequence should be __?
    A. SRQP
    B. RQSP
    C. RPQS
    D. SPRQ
  6. This time
    P : exactly what he had been told
    Q : the young man did?
    R : beyond his dreams
    S : and the plan succeeded
    The proper sequence should be __?
    A. QPRS
    B. QPSR
    C. PQSR
    D. QSRP
  7. 80 is to octogenarian as 90 is to_______?
    A. nonagenarian
    B. novagenarian
    C. novascotian
    D. nanogenarian
    8 Statements: Some papers are pens. All the pencils are pens.
    Conclusions: Some pens are pencils.
    Some pens are papers.
    A. Only (1) conclusion follows
    B. Only (2) conclusion follows
    C. Either (1) or (2) follows
    D. Both (1) and (2) follow
  8. Egg, __, pupa, butterfly.
    A. tadpole
    B. larva
    C. spawn
    D. cocoon
  9. Which of the following word is the opposite of “Probity”?
    A. Turpitude
    B. Veracious
    C. Devotion
    D. Dignity
  10. Which is the odd one out?
    A. Pool
    B. Lake
    C. Water
    D. Pond
  11. Which vowel comes midway between J and T?
    A. A
    B. E
    C. I
    D. O
  12. Pedro goes either hunting or fishing every day. If it is snowing & windy then Pedro goes
    hunting. If it is sunny and not windy then Pedro goes fishing. Sometimes it can be snowing
    and sunny.
    QUESTION: Which of the following statements must be true:
    A. If it is not sunny and it is snowing then Pedro goes hunting.
    B. If it is windy and Pedro does not go hunting then it is not snowing.
    C. If it is windy and not sunny then Pedro goes hunting.
    D. If it is windy and sunny then Pedro goes hunting.
  13. Pear is to Apple as Potato is to__________?.
    A. banana
    B. radish
    C. strawberry
    D. peach
  14. Which is the odd one out?
    A. Carbon
    B. Aluminium
    C. Copper
    D. Iron

Some Frequently Asked Questions About PHEDC Aptitude Test 2024

Q: Can I take the test on my phone?
A: We strongly advise against using your phone for the test. Using your phone can result in your test
being terminated when calls or SMS come in during the test as this can be considered suspicious
activities (see the question on suspicious activities for more details).

Q: Can I take the test more than once?
A: You are only allowed to take the test only once. If you take the test more than once, it is only your
score from the first attempt that will be recorded.

Q: Is the test timed?
A: Yes. All tests have a time duration in which they must be completed. Once the duration is
reached, the test will be terminated, and your score recorded and submitted.


Q: What if I mistakenly end the test before I am done?
A: Once a test is submitted or closed, it will be assumed that the test has been completed and


Q: Would I be allowed to retake the test if my test automatically ended because of network or
internet issues?
A: No, you would not be allowed to retake the test. You are advised to make sure you have quality
internet service to avoid this.


Q: Would I be allowed to use the calculator on my system for the test for mathematical questions?
A: Opening another app on your device while taking the test is considered an unusual behaviour so
we advise you have a physical calculator for the test.


Q: My test just ended. I don’t know what happened. What should I do?
A: Your test can be terminated for several reasons – internet connection, suspicious behaviour, or test
time elapsed.
Please ensure you have good and reliable internet before starting the examination to prevent
termination due to poor internet connection.
If you perform five (5) suspicious activities, your test will be terminated. Every time a suspicious
activity is noticed, you will get a warning. By the fifth (5th) warning, your test will be terminated.


Q: What are suspicious activities?
A: Your test will be terminated if you perform five (5) suspicious activities. The following activities are
considered suspicious activities /unusual behaviour:
˗ Minimizing the browser.
˗ Resizing the browser.
˗ Opening a new tab.
˗ Opening a new program.
˗ Take a screenshot. (Desktop)
˗ Pressing Ctrl + C.
˗ Pressing Ctrl + V.
˗ Pressing Print Screen.
˗ Pressing F12.

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