The VST has traditionally been a pen-and-paper test in a multiple-choice format with machine-scanned answer sheets. It can now be made available as a multiple-choice online assessment. The online format provides a faster turnaround time with automatic marking and candidate login details that can be created on the spot.
The time allowed for each test is as follows:
|Core VST Quantitative, Verbal and Abstract Reasoning||Online: 2 hours||Pen-and-paper: 2 hours and 10 minutes|
|VST - Mechanical Reasoning Assessment||Online: 20 mins||Pen-and-paper: 30 minutes|
|VST - Interpersonal Understandings Assessment||Not yet available||Pen-and-paper: 40 minutes|