Selections tests are conducted to measure certain characteristics like intelligence, personality and skills of an employee.
It is a popular technique of measuring the skills of employees.
Tests offer the following benefits in employee selection:
(i) Tests provide a good basis for measuring a candidate's suitability for the job.
(ii) Tests are useful in checking and verifying the , claims made by the candidate about his qualifications and experience.
Tests suffer from the following limitations:
(i) Tests are not always the reliable indicators of knowledge and skills of a candidate.
(ii) Tests may be unfair to candidates belonging to economically and socially backward sections of society.
Sometimes tests may lead to discrimination between one candidate and another.