Minimum B.A. (Psychology)

Minimum 0-2years of experience in a relevant field

The tasks a Psychometrist is expected to perform include:

Interpreting intelligence, aptitude, achievement and other psychological tests

Acquiring the necessary psychological tests and keeping them under personal custody

Administrating psychological tests to individuals, as required by the situation, under standard conditions

Timing tests and recording results

Interpreting test results in light of standard norms and limitations of the test in terms of variability and reliability

Engaging in the construction and standardization of psychological tests

Knowledge of human behaviour and performance

Knowledge of individual differences in ability, personality and interests

Knowledge of the assessment and treatment of behavioural and affective disorders

Familiar with the level of examination to be prepared for different patients

Knowledge of scientific research principles, practices and protocols

Ability to maintain confidentiality of records and information

Knowledge of different psychology tests

Skilled in the interpretation of psychological tests

Not applicable

Analytical bend of mind




Attention to detail

It is a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Companies usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

One may develop occupational hazards such as eye stress, mental and physical strain, joint pain, etc. if not taken care of

For freshers - INR 12,500 to INR 20,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

The Market Trend of Education, Training & Research in India

According to IBEF, India is an important educational centre in the global education industry. India has more than 1.4 million schools and more than 35,000 higher education institutes. India has one of the largest higher education systems in the world and there is still a lot of potential for further development in the education system. India's online education market size is expected to touch US$ 40 billion by 2017. The RNCOS report titled, Booming Distance Education Market Outlook 2018 expects the distance education market in India to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of around 34 per cent from 2013-14 to 2017-18.

Employment opportunities are estimated to grow between 10 and 20%, which is faster than the average for all occupations. Opportunities are especially on the rise for those with a graduate/masters degree. The increased demand for psychological services in hospitals, schools, social service agencies, mental health centres, substance abuse treatment clinics and private companies is expected to drive the need for more trained psychologists. The growing awareness among parents and schools about how students' mental health and behavioural problems such as bullying, attention deficit disorders etc. can affect learning has increased the demand for psychologists in past decade. A plethora of job opportunities are available in the public as well asprivate sector. Therefore, the career of a Psychometrist has a bright future in India and opportunities are only going to rise in the coming years.


Rehabilitation centres

Social welfare organizations

Cities and towns across India