In order to measure intelligence, we need to identify the cluster of abilities or skills, in the form of which intelligence manifests itself. These skills and abilities cluster is called a ‘competency’. We have identified the key competencies that help in accurate measurement of our fluid intelligence, crystallized intelligence and core cognitive brain functions.
Competencies refer to job-relevant behavior, motivation and technical knowledge required to be successful on-the-job. Aligning HR processes to competencies helps evaluate performance, set clear job expectations and growth plans.EXPLORE OUR COMPETENCY LIBRARY
In business aspect, attention to detail definition includes the ability to concentrate on every minute detail of a task. It is very critical for organizations to recruit resources with good attention to detail ability, especially for profiles that require one to work on huge data maintaining concentration level, and sustain focus in order to ensure quality work without any errors.
Comparison based questions on texts, number, images and visuals.
Memory tests measure how strong our short term and long term memory is by making us observe a variety of objects, texts, shapes and other objects and then assessing how much of that information were we able to accurately retain and recall later.
Processing speed is defined as the time it takes an individual to complete a mental task. It is linked to the speed at which an individual can understand and react to the information they receive, whether it be auditory (language), visual (letters and numbers) or motor (movement). In simple words, processing speed is the time taken to receive and respond to a stimulus.
Classic Conners (CPT) test and the direct and indirect digits test from the Weschler Memory Scale (WMS)
Abstract Reasoning evaluates lateral thinking skills or fluid intelligence of a candidate’s to swiftly identify logical rules, patterns and trends to formulate meaningful information for solving problems. Candidates with strong Abstract Reasoning ability are likely to be creative while solving novel problems. They are likely to be capable of integrating data logically to arrive at decisions.
It assesses an individual’s capability to reason logically and identify patterns and similarities between shapes, figures and data.
The Raven’s Progressive Matrices
Spatial Reasoning is the ability of a candidate to visualize and manipulate two-dimensional and three-dimensional shapes or patterns or designs. Candidates with strong spatial reasoning abilities are able to quickly analyze and work on complex setups in designs and spatial elements in jobs.
Spatial Reasoning involves creating a mental image of an object in order to reach a certain conclusion.
Mirror and Water Image questions
Creativity tests measure specific cognitive processes such as thinking divergently, making associations, constructing and combining broad categories, or working on many ideas simultaneously. However, they are best thought of as measures of creative potential because creative achievement depends on additional factors not measured by creativity tests, such as technical skill, knowledge of a field, mental health, or even opportunity.
Guilford’s test of Divergent Thinking – Alternative Uses Task, Remote Associates
Torrance Test of Creative Thinking – Incomplete Figures, Artistic-Assessment Tests, Self-Assessment Tests
Numerical Ability refers to a candidate’s speed and accuracy while solving simple arithmetic problems that involve the use of operations like addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
Averages, BODMAS, Percentage
Verbal Ability assesses a person’s capability to understand verbal and written communication. This includes being able to understand words. This essentially means not only knowing what words mean in general but what their contextual meanings are. Verbal Ability also includes using correct grammar and punctuation while writing anything from emails to reports. Being able to process large amounts of information by possessing good reading skills is also an essential part of Verbal Aptitude.
Sentence Correction, Sentence Completion, audio questions, Essay Writing, Precis Writing, Email Writing, Reading Comprehension, Para Jumbles, Antonyms & Synonyms, Idioms and Phrases
Data Analysis refers to the ability to structure observations that are obtained from different data sources. This skill checks whether a candidate is able to interpret a large amount of data and whether is able to draw logical conclusions from that. This skill is required to analyze data to identify trends, which can be used to take future courses of action. A candidate who is good at Data Analysis is able to logically think and identify the market demand, identify the problems that may be plaguing the organization by noticing upward and downward trends of product sales etc.
Graphs, Charts, Tables
Critical Thinking and Logical Reasoning refers to the ability to analyze a situation in order to form a judgement. It is based on logical reasoning and evidence. A candidate’s ability to think out-of-the-box to arrive at innovative solutions to a problem. The sub-skills required for critical thinking include the ability to evaluate arguments, draw inferences, interpret information, recognize assumptions etc.
Watson Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal, Critical Reasoning
Decision Making refers to the ability of the person to take right decisions. It identifies the ability of a candidate to choose between a given set of alternatives. It tests whether a candidate can take the most rational decision when faced with difficult choices. The sub-skills include identifying the cause and effect, drawing conclusions and identifying the best course of action.
Statement Conclusion, Statement- Course of Action
Problem Solving refers to a person’s ability to reason and provide systematic solutions to a given problem. Effective problem solving involves four basic steps: Identifying the problem, Looking for suitable replacements, substitutes or solutions, Evaluating and finalizing solutions and Executing the best solution.
Arrangements (Ranking, Circular, Linear), Analogies (Verbal, Semantic, Number and Letter)