Ability Tests


Lots of companies use Ability Tests during their recruitment process, particularly for managerial and graduate roles. Essentially, Ability Tests measure your abilities or skills to perform effectively in specific roles. With a greater understanding of how Ability Tests work, you are likely to put your best foot forward when you are invited to take one whilst applying for a new job.

Our Ability Test range is designed to reflect the different skills and demands of various types and levels of roles:

1. Reasoning Tests: aimed at managers & graduates

2. Analysis Tests: aimed at apprentices & higher education

3. Comprehension Tests: aimed at operational & customer service roles

The tests assess a range of different skills from verbal and numerical to error checking and mechanical comprehension.

Our Ability Tests provide valuable insight into the abilities of individuals. With our careful consideration of aesthetics and precision in assessment design, we have created Ability Tests that both engage candidates and accurately assess their abilities. We also create bespoke Ability Tests to assess specific abilities or skills that organisations want to measure in candidates.

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Take a free Spatial Ability Test and download your results on completion. We won't ask you for an email address of any other contact information. It's just a link to your confidential report.

Spatial Reasoning Test

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Verbal Reasoning Test

Consists of 10 unique passages, with four individual statements. The task is to read the passage and decide if each statement is ‘true’, ‘false’ or you ‘cannot tell’.

Verbal Reasoning Test Report
Verbal Analysis Test

Consists of 12 unique passages, with four individual statements. The task is to read the passage and decide if each statement is ‘true’, ‘false’ or you ‘cannot tell’.

Verbal Analysis Test Report
Verbal Comprehension Test

Candidates are presented with series of text passages, each followed by 4 questions. The task is to choose the best answer to each question from the options given, based only on the information provided in the passage.

Verbal Comprehension Test
Numerical Reasoning Test

Consists of information in the form of charts, tables and graphs, followed by four related questions. The task is to use the data to calculate the correct answer to 28 questions in 30 minutes.

Numerical Reasoning Test Report
Numerical Analysis Test

Consists of information in the form of charts, tables and graphs, followed by four related questions. The task is to use the data to calculate the correct answer to 32 questions in 30 minutes.

Numerical Analysis Test Report
Inductive Reasoning Test

Consists of images in a nine-box matrix, followed by six individual images. In each case one image from the nine-box matrix is missing. The task is to identify the missing image from the six presented.

Inductive Reasoning Test Report
Error Checking Test

Consists of a total of 50 questions that must be completed in 10 minutes. There are 10 unique question sets and each comprises of five individual questions. 

Error Checking Test Report
Fault Finding Test

Assesses an ability to diagnose faults in electrical and mechanical systems. There are 25 questions to complete in 20 minutes.

Fault Finding Test Report
Mechanical Comprehension Test

Assesses knowledge of physical and mechanical principles, such as pulleys, levers, cogs, springs etc. There are 28 questions to complete in 20 minutes.

Mechanical Comprehension Test Report
Spatial Reasoning Test

Our spatial reasoning test consists of a total of 40 items to answer in 20 minutes. There are 4 unique question sets, based on different spatial concepts, and each comprise 10 individual questions.

Spatial Reasoning Test Report

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