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Generic Tests>Cognitive>Critical Thinking>Mettl Test for Critical Thinking

Critical thinking test that helps measure problem-solving and decision-making skills

Critical thinking test helps assess the candidate's ability to think critically, solve complex problems and make appropriate decisions. Critical reasoning test enables you to select candidates who can recognize problems and solve them efficiently by critically analyzing the given information.

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Critical thinking is defined as the ability of an individual to achieve the desired outcome by thinking rationally and critically. It requires a candidate to collect the necessary information needed from relevant and diverse sources, render accurate judgment based on the evidence, identify the assumptions made and draw conclusions to reach a decision. Critical thinking is an essential competency in a world full of ambiguity and change. Good critical thinking skills help in interpreting complex information, which then facilitates decision-making. Mercer| Mettl's critical thinking test is specially designed to test the critical thinking ability of a candidate.

This critical thinking assessment measures the test takers' ability across various critical roles at all job levels, individual contributors to mid and senior management roles across industries. This critical reasoning test is suitable to be used in both recruitment and learning and development settings. The test assesses candidates in three areas: recognizing assumptions, evaluating arguments, and drawing valid conclusions. The candidates are given different situations and statements to evaluate them on the skills mentioned above.

This critical thinking assessment consists of a situation outlining the question's premise, followed by four statements on either assumptions, arguments or conclusions. A candidate must identify which of the statements following the premise are assumptions made, which of the arguments are strong or weak and which conclusions are valid.

Designed by subject matter experts,  Mercer| Mettl's critical thinking test contains 21 questions to be completed in 30 minutes. Moreover, the skills of the candidate are evaluated on three levels - easy, medium and difficult. 

The test is developed as per the guidelines prescribed by Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing developed jointly by the American Educational Research Association, American Psychological Association, and National Council on Measurement in Education (1999), EFPA test review model, Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures (EEOC, 1978), the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology's Principles for the Validation and Use of Personnel Selection Procedures (SIOP, 2003).

You can use this test for:

  • Recruitment: Identify the suitable hires for your organization by using this test.
  • Learning and Development: Understand the current proficiency level of an employee; train and develop employees effectively.
  • Identification of High Potential: Have a healthy pipeline of future leaders.
  • Succession Planning: Fast-track high potential to retain them.

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Candidates with strong analytical thinking possess many desirable qualities that make them highly sought-after. The critical thinking skills assessment evaluates the ability to think critically to solve intricate problems and make rational judgments.

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Critical Thinking Test

Competencies:

Critical Thinking

This critical thinking test has been designed to assess the candidate's skills in critical thinking through questions that assess candidates in these areas - recognizing assumptions, evaluating arguments, and drawing conclusions.

Verbal Ability

Reading Comprehension Para Jumbles Sentence Formation Sentence Completion Sentence Correction Sentence Equivalence

Data Interpretation

Mercer| Mettl's business analyst aptitude test helps hire candidates who can analyze a large amount of numeric data and structure it comprehensively to find patterns and trends to support decision making.

Domain Ability

This business aptitude test is a structured way to assess MS Excel skills, such as analyzing data using different excel formulas and functions like sum, average, if, VLOOKUP, SUMIF, etc., to use it for business decision making.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Critical Thinking is said to be one of the key skills of the future. It helps candidates think critically and solve complex problems and take appropriate decisions. It helps candidates make clear and rational judgements by evaluating and synthesizing information.

Thought-provoking questions that focus a candidate to critically think about problems or aspects of decision making can be used. Offering the candidates with riddles also help in testing Critical Thinking skills during interviews. Please write to us for such a request and we would be glad to work out a solution for you.

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