Logical Reasoning Ability Tests - Competency Screening Test For Hiring

Mettl Test for Logical Reasoning has been designed to assess a candidate’s/ test taker’s ability to think logically, analyze the problem and derive logical conclusions. Logical Reasoning is defined as the ability of a candidate to analyse the given information from different perspectives by breaking it down into simple components and by structuring the information in a logical order to arrive at a solution.

The MTLR measures the logical reasoning ability of the test takers across various roles at all job levels, individual contributor to mid and senior management roles across industries. This test is suitable to be used in both recruitment and development settings. It is used to assess candidates on their ability to examine a piece of information rationally and draw logical conclusions. It is also to assess the ability to separate futile information and identify the relevant set of information points.

The Mettl Test for Logical Reasoning consists of questions across various skills like Puzzles, Arrangements, Deductions among others. The MTLR consists of a piece of text outlining the premise of the question, followed by three or four answer options. An individual must identify which answer option is correct out of the given answer options.

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).

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  • Recruitment: Identify the right 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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NOTE: If required, the test can be provided in other languages as well. Please write to us for any such requirement.


Rigour of the Tool:

Reliability (Cronbach alpha)

0.74 to 0.78

Construct Validity

As per the Confirmatory Factor Analysis model, the fit indices were as per the norms (IFI = 0.833 to 0.883; RMSEA = 0.04 to 0.043; CFI = 0.829 to 0.879 and TLI = 0.809 to 0.851).

Criterion Validity

The MTLR score was shown to be positively correlated with Fluid Intelligence (r = .505, p <.01) Analytical Ability (r = .47, p <.01), Critical Thinking (r = .411, p <.05) and High Potential (r = .44, p <.01).

Norming and Standardization

Normed on a sample of 2000+ respondents across the globe

Adverse Impact

The MTLR is free from age, gender, ethnicity and language bias and appropriate for use as a global and culture agnostic tool.

Answer to common queries:

What is the use of Logical Reasoning?

Logical Reasoning is used to assess candidates' ability to use a steady and rational approach to arrive at a conclusion. A high score on the MTLR indicates that candidate/test taker can use clear and logical steps to understand a given piece of information and is able to infer what could be true or must be true from the given facts and rules. It also indicates that candidate/test taker is good at structuring problems, situations and facts in order to formulate a solution.

What is tested in a Logical Reasoning Test?

In a logical reasoning test, the item bank consists of the arrangement, comparison, puzzles, coding-decoding, binary logic and data arrangement items. Please write to us for such a request and we would be glad to work out a solution for you.

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Relevant for Industries

  • IT
  • Banking & finance
  • Insurance
  • FMCG
  • Retail
  • Manufacturing
  • Healthcare