Identify high potential based on problem solving and decision-making abilities with Cognitive Abilities Test

Used for:

Identifying the high potential: Problem solving and critical thinking are "must have" skills for certain roles, involving strategic thinking and decision making. By using the norm group (on request), (e.g., Manager or Individual Contributor), you'll see the individual's percentile score as well as probable on-the-job behaviors related to judgment and decision making.

Hiring and Succession Planning: To hire and promote the best, you need a consistent process to identify the best candidates. Use Mettl Cognitive Abilities Assessment- Interview Guide to conduct a structured behavioral interview that probes for cognitive abilities strengths and weaknesses.

Training and Development: For employees to improve their decision making and strategic thinking ability, Training & development managers use the Development Report to help executives, managers and team members learn to apply and develop their critical thinking and abstract reasoning skills to be more effective and productive in their jobs.

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Key profiles the test is useful for:

  • Management/Graduates/Undergraduate trainees
  • Experienced professionals across industries
  • Roles for which "strategic thinking" and "decision making" are "must have" traits


Test Details:

Duration 40 minutes
Sections Abstract Reasoning, Critical Thinking
Reliability Score Cronbach's alpha .84 (abstract reasoning), Cronbach's alpha .825 (critical thinking)
Validity The test has high content validity, construct validity and concurrent validity. This ranges from .78 to .86 for different norm groups
Language English, Spanish, and Arabic (contact if required in other languages)


Test Description:

The test consists of 43 items measuring through :

Abstract Reasoning Test

A non-verbal test of strategic thinking and observation skills, based on the item response theory, this test measures a person's capability to strategically derive a solution to a problem by logically evaluating it. It has 25 non-verbal multiple choice items, adaptive in nature, with varying difficulty levels. It measures the capacity to adapt to and learn from novel situations and experiences.

Critical Thinking Test

Measures a person's capability to analyze any given situation and derive a logical conclusion out of it, over 3 dimensions- recognition of assumptions, evaluation of arguments, and drawing conclusions; each dimension being measured through 6 items. It predicts judgment, problem-solving and decision-making ability.

Answer to common queries:

Can I get benchmark scores for the candidates who take this assessment for hiring decisions?

Yes, we can do so selectively. Please write to us for such a request and we would be glad to assist.

Can I get customized reports for the candidates who take this assessment, for example, to highlight the most important competency?

Yes, we can do so selectively. Please write to us for such a request and we would be glad to work out a solution for you.

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