Cognitive Skills Test
Test your candidate’s reasoning, grammar and math skills with this comprehensive aptitude battery.
Purpose/About the test: The Cognitive Skills Test screens for problem-solving, basic math and writing skills and is appropriate to use for a wide variety of job titles and work settings.
This test should be used when employees need to effectively problem-solve, multi-task and handle complex information; provide error-free written communications, such as business emails, letters, memos, or web content; and perform math calculations like inventory tracking, simple spreadsheets, billing tasks or sales transactions.
Recommended for: We recommend using this test for office administration and office managers, customer service and sales support, field technicians and representatives, and a variety of entry level professional to supervisory positions.
Higher scorers: People scoring in the higher ranges on the three sections of this test should perform the cognitive (problem-solving, math and writing) aspects of their job more quickly with a minimum of mistakes and without the need for constant supervision.
Low scorers: People scoring low on the sections of this test may have trouble learning and problem-solving, or may lack the ability to effectively execute basic math or writing/proofreading tasks. Low scorers will likely make more mistakes than high scorers or need regular assistance and closer supervision.
Number of items: 50 questions timed; 69 questions untimed
Time limits: 6 minute math test; the cognitive aptitude and grammar & spelling tests are untimed
- RA’s Cognitive Aptitude Test (general mental ability) was found to be significantly related to: general professional jobs (r=.28**); managers (r=.42**) and sales positions (r=.38**), among others. The test correlates highly with the Wonderlic Personnel Test (r=.74**) and with the Otis Lennon Intelligence Test (r=.70**).
- The Numerical Computation Test was significantly related to: composite job performance ratings (r=.30**); productivity (r=.22*); new learning (r=.28*); quality (r=.37**); and with overall job performance ratings (r=.29**).
- The Grammar and Spelling is scored as a percent correct.
What the Report Gives You: A graphical display of scores and an explanation of results.
Testing Process: Online personality testing can be done from any device with a reliable internet connection. The use of mobile phones is discouraged. Test results are provided immediately.
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