Abstract Reasoning Ability Test

Abstract Reasoning Ability Test

The Abstract Reasoning Ability Test measures a candidate's ability to analyze information and solve problems on a complex, thought-based level.

The test items are based on problems of non-verbal nature, which means they have not text beyond the instructions and therefore are useful for preventing cultural and language factors from biasing the test scores.

Test properties

Type of test: Ability test

Useful for: Predicting job performance in jobs comprised of complex tasks

Time limit: 40 minutes

Number of test items: 40

Item response form: Multiple choice

Languages: English

Mode of Administration: Online

What the items measure

Non-verbal matrix problem solving:
The ability to solve problems expressed through figural matrices.

Inductive and deductive reasoning:
The ability to generate problem-solving rules and apply those rules to new situations.

Detailed Test Report

For every candidate completing the Abstract Reasoning Ability Test, you will be able to download or print a detailed test report. The first page of the test report grants a quick overview of the candidate's overall performance on the test. The results of the candidate are compared to a norm group in order to get the percentile population score. For example, If a candidate has a score of 70, he/she scored as well or better than 70 percent of the 3,000 people who were part of our 2014 test norming study.

Click here to view a sample test report.

Abstract Reasoning Ability Test Report

Evidence of Validity

An exploratory factor analysis was conducted on a validation study dataset. Results are interpreted through a scree plot below, which indicates that the best factorial structure for the test is that of only one factor. This is consistent with the unidimensional nature of matrix reasoning tests. Therefore, the predictive validity of this construct can be generalized to the test scores.

Evidence of Reliability

The Abstract Reasoning Ability Test has an appropriate level of internal consistency reliability, indicated by the following coefficients:

Cronbach's α: 0.73
McDonald's ω: 0.75

Abstract Reasoning Ability Test Scree Plot


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