Numerical ability test measures how well someone can understand, analyse and perform calculations on numerical information.
For roles where candidates will need to be comfortable with numbers, mathematical functions and interpreting data. Candidates use number-based reference material to answer multiple choice questions involving basic arithmetic, averages, percentages and ratios. Tests are timed and candidates are able to use a calculator throughout (one of their own, not built into test).
Expert - Utopia : This suite contains high level reasoning tests for top level managers, professionals or graduates. This level contains 16 questions to be completed in 20 min.
Enhanced - B2C: Our most widely used suite of assessments, applicable for entry and mid-level roles. For example, customer service and administration.This level contains 16 questions to be completed in 18 min.
Essential – Criterion Workforce Series: This suite includes assessments closer to basic comprehension tests. Designed for industry or manufacturing roles. This level contains 16 questions to be completed in 15 min.
Recruitment Industry Numerical Assessment is also available with 8 questions to be completed in 10 min.
ABOUT THE CRITERION COGNITIVE ABILITY TESTS
Cognitive ability or aptitude tests are an objective way of measuring an individual’s performance on different work related tasks or situations. They tap into reasoning skills and are therefore a measure of potential, rather than academic performance or stored knowledge.
They provide employers with an indication of how people will perform in a work setting and so are frequently used to decide whether a candidate has the baseline cognitive ‘firepower’ necessary to be successful in the role.
We provide the following coginitive ability tests:
When used alongside other psychometrics, such as personality questionnaires or scenario based tests, employers are able to build up a holistic picture of how the individual would behave in the role.
|Difficulty Level||Easy, Hard, Medium|
We will use the online portal Psycruit for administering the personality profile. The portal meets Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG.
In terms of reasonable adjustments the platform has the below measures in place to increase accessibility:
- All fonts are resizeable
Should your candidates need any other reasonable adjustments, please contact Talent Grader or Psycruit.
Psycruit will remove your candidates’ personal data after 6 months and but their anonymised scores are kept for norm groups. The data is held in the UK for 6 months.
Expert (high) level reliability scales range between 0.80 – 0.86 (Cronbach’s alpha).
Enhanced (mid) level reliability scales for composite group of applicatants from administrative positions - 0.79
Blue collar -workforce series (essential) level reliability scales range between 0.86 – 0.91 (Cronbach’s alpha).
Available on request
|Comparison groups available for your candidate scores||
Expert level: Norm groups are available for the following positions: managers, non--managerial professionals, traders (global markets), financial sector graduate trainees, hospitality/ leisure industry graduate trainees, graduate trainee solicitors, investment banking graduate trainees, mail service graduate trainees, and non--graduate managerial professionals.
Enhanced level: Administrative
Essential level: Norm groups are available for the following positions: manufacturing, production and engineering roles
|Title of the Report||Feedback report for cognitive ability tests||Cost (exc. vat)||$0.00|
|Training required to use this report?||No||Sample Report|
Our cognitive ability test report gives recruiters a comprehensive overview of a candidate’s performance on one or more of our ability assessments. The report provides an overview of assessments taken, including what they assess, how candidates score and guidelines on getting the most out of the report.
Assessment results can then be explored in more detail allowing recruiters to see how effectively a candidate deals with the demands of the role in question.
Our personality assessment is based on six major dimensions of personality i.e. HEXACO model. The factors that make up the HEXACo model:
Openness to Experience
We provide three different types of reports which can be used by interviewers. Please refer to the reports section for further information. We provide lots of support to help our clients use our tailored assessments, including full debrief sessions before interviews commence to answer any questions arising and to do a deeper dive into the candidates’ personality, ability, and derailment reports.
Note: The SOVA Cognitive ability tests (verbal, numerical, and logical) are timed tests although the time is not present on screen. Therefore, we ask candidates to work as accurately and as quickly as they can – remember, ability tests measure maximum performance.