General Cognitive Aptitude Test

Use this general cognitive test to identify candidates that have useful abilities, such as picking up new information quickly, and being alert to new ideas that might be applied to their jobs.

Pre-Employment Test

Purpose: The General Cognitive Aptitude Test provides a fairly quick, highly-reliable, easy-to-administer test of general mental ability. Like most general mental ability tests, it taps verbal, numerical, and general abstract reasoning. This cognitive test is often used as an additional component to our other tests when an untimed measure of cognitive aptitude is needed. This test can be used with any kind of candidate.

About the Test: An untimed test of general cognitive aptitude (includes verbal, numerical, and abstract reasoning.)

High Scorers: These candidates are quick to pick up new information, are alert to new ideas that might be applied to their jobs, are capable of grasping difficult concepts on their own, handle a large fund of information, deal with various forms of complexity in a job with ease, and are able assess relevant factors in ambiguous situations to come up with logical, insightful decisions.

Low Scorers: Low scorers need structured learning experiences to consume new information. They need rules and procedures to guide their decision making on the job. Preferring jobs with narrow assignments and responsibilities, low scorers do not cope well with complexity or volume of information.

What the General Cognitive Aptitude Test Report Gives You: A graphical display of scores and interpretive information.

Testing Process: Online aptitude testing will result in immediate reporting to your email after a candidate has completed a test. Proctoring is desirable but not required.

Sample Questions for General Cognitive Aptitude Test

Sample verbal reasoning item: House is to dwelling as car is to ____________.

(A) transportation
(B) traveling
(C) speed
(D) automobile
(E) mechanical

Sample numerical reasoning item: Which number comes next in this series? 3 6 9 19 22 25

(A) 32
(B) 35
(C) 52
(D) 15
(E) 28

Sample abstract reasoning item: Which figure would come next in the series?

(Sample questions differ from actual test appearance and do not contain real test content.)

Select Validity Information: In various validation studies, this test is correlated with: overall job performance for engineers (r=.42**); banking professionals (r=.31**); managers (r=.42**); store managers (r=.39**); technical support (r=.32**); customer service (r=.27**); MIS professionals (r=.35**); general professional jobs (r=.28**); and (r=.38**) with sales positions. The test correlates highly (r=.74**) with Wonderlic Personnel Test, and (r=.76**) with MAB-Full Scale; (r=.70**) with the Otis Lennon Intelligence Test and (r=.72**) with the Resource Associates General Reasoning Test.


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