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Mental speed test assesses candidates based on their cognitive ability

Mental speed test is an excellent way to assess your prospective hires. You can use this test to assess an individual's general intelligence, processing speed and attention. The brain speed test measures candidates' spatial reasoning, verbal ability, and math & logic skills.

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General Intelligence/ Cognitive ability is essential to perform well in any job role. It requires one to comprehend and interpret verbal information, perceive and process numbers, think laterally, and make new connections between concepts; Mercer |Mettl's cognitive speed test assesses candidates on these crucial skills. It is a pre-employment assessment that measures an individual's general intelligence. 

This cognitive speed test is designed to evaluate how quickly a candidate can sift through information to identify differences, absorb information and apply it successfully to solve problems. Moreover, Mercer| Mettl's cognitive speed test will help employers assess a candidate’s suitability to perform a specific task logically and rationally when there is a time crunch. This assessment has been designed so that it will help companies get an overall glance at their candidate’s cognitive ability. This 18-minutes short test will help companies recruit the right pool of candidates who can quickly analyze information, process it to solve problems and make quick, effective decisions with accuracy in a limited amount of time. 

Mercer| Mettl's cognitive speed test has been designed to assess if a candidate:

  • Can logically analyze and structure information to reach solutions
  • Can quickly process the information and make effective decisions based upon that information
  • Can follow the right approach to problem-solving and is efficient in completing a task

Competency Details:

This cognitive speed test can help assess these critical competencies:

Spatial Reasoning
The ability of an individual to visualize a mental image of an object and reason spatially to reach a particular conclusion

Verbal Ability
The ability to understand word meanings, word relationships and also interpret detailed information

Math & Logic 
The ability to perceive and process numbers and apply logic to solve problems and arrive at suitable solutions

Note: If required, the test will be available in other languages as well. You can please write to us for any such requirement.


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Cognitive Abilities

This cognitive speed test can help assess the candidate's ability to comprehend and interpret verbal information, perceive and process numbers, think laterally, and make new connections between different concepts.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Cognitive skills are the core skills used by the brain to perform daily tasks. These skills include, thinking, learning, memorizing, paying attention, visualizing and perceptions. Together these skills form crystallized and fluid intelligence in a person, which in turn together represents cognitive ability of a person.

The Mettl Cognitive Speed Test can be used for recruitment to identify the right candidate for your organization. Please write to us for such a request and we would be glad to work out a solution for you. 

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