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Abstract reasoning test to assess the candidate's abstract logical abilities

Abstract reasoning test enables you to test the candidate's aptitude to understand abstract logical concepts and the ability to develop new ideas and translate them into real-world solutions. Recruiters who use abstract reasoning aptitude tests can make well-informed hiring decisions.

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Abstract reasoning is the ability to think laterally, examine problems in unique and unusual ways and make logical connections between different concepts. Candidates with strong abstract reasoning abilities are likely to be creative while solving novel problems. Moreover, they are likely to learn new skills quickly and can process ambiguous information efficiently.

Mercer|Mettl's abstract reasoning test is a nonverbal test that evaluates the abstract reasoning ability of the test takers working in a variety of individual contributor or managerial roles. This test is suitable to be used in both recruitment and development settings. In addition, recruiters can use this test for a global audience across the industries for various job roles, more preferably for entry-level or experienced level positions.

Test takers are presented with a three by three (9 cells) matrix that consists of eight cells containing geometric shapes and one empty/blank cell/cell with a question mark. They are asked to find the logical rule(s) that govern how the sequence progresses horizontally or vertically and identify the shape that should fill the blank space.

Mercer|Mettl's abstract thinking test has been developed in line with the 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), EFPA Test Review Model and the 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).

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  • 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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Abstract Reasoning

This abstract reasoning test can help assess the candidate's ability to apply learnings to solve novel problems by connecting different information points to grasp the bigger picture, detecting patterns and relationships, and solving complex problems by coming up with innovative solutions.

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The Abstract Reasoning Test is designed to measure an individual’s fluid intelligence; their ability to make meaning out of ambiguity and manage new information and solve novel problems. Please write to us for such a request and we would be glad to work out a solution for you.

Abstract Reasoning measures candidates' fluid intelligence which is the ability to quickly reason with information to solve new, unfamiliar problems, independent of any prior knowledge. Abstract Reasoning is important in most workplaces as thinking on one's feet, rapidly learning new information, acquiring new skills, forming new strategies, and solving new problems on a regular basis are required.

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