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As part of the train driver selection process you will be required to pass a number of different psychometric tests including, a Group-Bourdon concentration test, a Trainability for Rules and Procedures test, a fast-reaction test and a mechanical comprehension test. We will provide you with 100′s of sample test questions!



Train Driver tests form an integral part of the selection process and are normally split over four different areas. The majority of Train Operating Companies will employ a specialist independent company to conduct the assessments on their behalf.

  • There are currently only a few Assessment Centres that have the capability of carrying out such assessments and these are based at Doncaster, Crewe and London.
  • Before you commence each of the tests you will have the opportunity to carry out a range of practice sample questions.
  • Obviously the best way to prepare is to carry out lots of practice tests well in advance of your assessment day.
  • You should start the practice questions at least two weeks before your assessment date so that your mind gets used to working under pressurised conditions.
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Mechanical Comprehension Test – not used by all TOC’s

At the start of the Fast Reaction and Coordination test the candidate will be handed a set of headphones and foot pedals which will be used in conjunction with a computer keyboard and a standard computer screen like the one below:

  • Mechanical Comprehension Tests are designed to assess a candidate’s ability to interpret basic mechanical principles.
  • Trainee Train Drivers receive a level of traction training during their initial training programme and the Mechanical Comprehension Test is designed to assess your ability in this area.
  • Research has shown that candidates who perform well during Mechanical Comprehension Tests are more likely to perform better in the role of a Train Driver.

The Group Bourdon Test

  • This test is quite difficult and requires a high level of concentration.
  • This is the area that the majority of candidates fail on.
  • The reason why the TOC assess you in this particular area is due to the fact that you need a high degree of vigilance and concentration whilst carrying out the role of a Train Driver.

At the start of the Fast Reaction and Coordination test the candidate will be handed a set of headphones and foot pedals which will be used in conjunction with a computer keyboard and a standard computer screen like the one below:

  • Basically, you will be presented with five screens/sheets of paper that have rows of dots grouped together in boxes.
  • The dots will be in clusters of 3, 4, 5 and 6, and it is your task to work through each page and cross out each group of 4 dots.
  • You only have two minutes in which to complete each page.
  • The adjudicator will tell you to ‘change’ pages or screens every two minutes, so you have to work fast in order to score well.
  • The problem with this test is you will lose marks for incorrect answers.

100s of Online Test Questions for the Train Driver Selection Process

When you purchase the online ‘Train Driver Testing Suite’ you will get INSTANT access to 100s of different test questions that will go a long way to helping you PASS the real tests. We frequently add new test questions to keep you fresh and challenged.


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TD – Concentration Test 01 (Group-Bourdon Prep)

TD – Concentration Test 02 (Group-Bourdon Prep)

TD – Concentration Test 03 (Group-Bourdon Prep)

TD – Analysis Test (Concentration)

TD – Group-Bourdon Concentration Test 01

TD – Group-Bourdon Concentration Test 02

TD – Group-Bourdon Concentration Test 03

TD – Group-Bourdon Concentration Test 04

TD – Group-Bourdon Concentration Test 05

TD – Mechanical Comprehension Test 01

TD – Mechanical Comprehension Test 02

TD – Spatial Reasoning Test 01

TD – Spatial Reasoning Test 02

TD – Spatial Reasoning Test 03

TD – Spatial Reasoning Test 04

TD – Spatial Reasoning Test 05

TD – Spatial Reasoning Test 06

Understanding Information Test 01

Understanding Information Test 02

Understanding Information Test 03

Understanding Information Test 04

Understanding Information Test 05

Understanding Information Test 06

Understanding Information Test 07

Understanding Information Test 08

Work Rate Test 01

Numerical Reasoning Test 01

Numerical Reasoning Test 02

Numerical Reasoning Test 03

Numerical Reasoning Test 04

Numerical Reasoning Test 05

Numerical Reasoning Test 06

Numerical Reasoning Test 07

Numerical Reasoning Test 08

Numerical Reasoning Test 09

Observational Ability Test 01

Observational Ability Test 02

Attention & Awareness Tes 01

Attention & Awareness Tes 02

Attention & Awareness Tes 03

Attention & Awareness Tes 04

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