This information applies to U.S. opportunities only.
Texas Instruments has designed a thorough selection process that assesses the skills needed to be a successful Operator. The information below briefly describes one of the first steps in the selection process, the completion of the Operator Pre-Employment Assessment. This assessment is comprised of the following four areas: Applied Reading, Arithmetic Computation, Perceptual Speed and Accuracy, and Background Information.
The purpose of this information is to give you an opportunity to look over sample questions that are similar to those you will find in your test battery. Please read the descriptions and practice questions carefully, as they should help you feel more comfortable and familiar with the types of questions you can expect on each test.
If you do not achieve a passing score on an assessment, you may be allowed to retake the assessment three months after the last attempt.
Operator Pre-employment Assessment
This assessment has four areas:
- Applied Reading
- Arithmetic Computation
- Perceptual Speed and Accuracy
- Background Information
You will be asked to complete as many questions as possible in the time allotted. There is only one correct answer for each question. Scores will be based on the number of questions answered correctly. There are a total of 20 questions, and 30 minutes have been allotted to complete this test.
Below are some sample questions that are similar to those you will find in your test. Please read the descriptions and practice questions carefully. They should help you feel more comfortable and familiar with the types of questions you can expect on each test.
This test will assess your reading comprehension and ability to reason and apply rules when faced with practical situations. You will be presented with seven different passages and asked which of several decisions is correct given the information presented.
All of the information needed to answer the questions is presented in the passage. You will be instructed to base your answers on the information presented in the passage and asked not to draw on knowledge and information gained from other jobs or experience.
The following is an example passage and question.
According to company policy, all individuals on company premises must be identified by an appropriate badge, which is issued in the main reception area. Badges are issued according to the individual’s status as an employee, contractor, or visitor. Employees are responsible for ensuring that appropriate badges are worn by both themselves and their guests. Badges are issued as follows:
Employee Badge: all permanent employees should be issued a photo ID.
Temporary Badge: non-employees who will be on the company premises for more than 1 day, but less than 5 days should be issued a temporary badge.
Contractor Badge: non-employees who will be on company premises for 5 days or more should be issued a contractor pass.
Visitor Badge: non-employees who will be on the company premises for no more than 1 day.
Arrangements have been made for a consultant to work with an employee’s team for 5 days. What type of badge should the consultant be issued?
- A. Employee Badge
- B. Temporary Badge
- C. Contractor Badge
- D. Visitor Badge
The correct answer to the example question is C (Contractor Badge) because the individual is not an employee and will be working on company premises for 5 days. According to the policy, non-employees who will be on company premises for 5 business days or more should be issued a Contractor Badge.
This is a test of your ability to solve basic arithmetic problems. The questions require you to calculate the correct answer. Scratch paper will be provided for calculations. You will be asked to complete as many questions as possible in the time allotted. There is only one correct answer for each question. Scores will be based on the number of questions answered correctly. There are a total of 16 questions, and 15 minutes have been allotted to complete this test.
60 x 4 = ?
- A. 210
- B. 220
- C. 230
- D. 240
The correct answer is D. The question asks you to multiply 60 and 4. Multiplying 60 times 4 equals 240. This answer can double checked by summing 60, 60, 60, and 60. This addition of these numbers equals 240.
Perceptual Speed and Accuracy
This test is designed to measure your ability to verify information in text, tables, forms and lists for accuracy and completeness. This includes the ability to make quick and accurate comparisons of information to detect flaws and imperfections. The test contains four sections.
You will be asked to complete as many questions as possible in the time allotted. There is only one correct answer for each question. Scores will be based on the number of questions answered correctly. There are a total of 27 questions, and 12 minutes have been allotted to complete this test.
Compare the "Original" information with the "Copy" information and determine the number of errors, if any, present in the "Copy".
- A. 1 error
- B. 2 errors
- C. 3 errors
- D. 4 errors
The correct answer is D:
- The number 6 should be a 9 and the number 9 should be a 6; these switched numbers equal 2 errors.
- The decimal point is moved from the front of the number 3 to the back of the number 3, which is the 3rd error.
- The P is in the place of the R, which is the 4th error.
This section includes questions about your experiences, interests and preferences. Each question provides a list of options from which to choose. You should select the option that is most true for you. There are a total of 79 questions and you will have as much time as necessary to complete this section.
In current or previous job(s), education, or other similar experiences, what was usually done when a difficult work assignment needed to be solved?
- A. Usually sat down and, after carefully thinking about the problem, solved it.
- B. Usually talked it over with coworkers, classmates, or friends to help solve the problem.
- C. Usually talked it over with their supervisor, teacher, or other advisor to help solve the problem.
- D. Usually did not think about the problem for a couple of days so that they were able to tackle it with a fresh outlook.
- E. Has never encountered a difficult work assignment.
You should choose the option that is most true for you. If, for example, you have never encountered a difficult work assignment, you should select option E. Some of the questions may not apply exactly and you will be instructed to consider the general sense of the question and pick the choice that comes closest to describing your situation. You will be reminded to respond accurately and honestly to every question since the answers chosen are subject to verification.