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The pre-employment Abstract Reasoning test is a non-verbal ability test used to measure abstract reasoning and fluid intelligence. Candidates are presented with questions in the form of a matrix with a missing element which they need to determine. This is a completely non-linguistic test so it is fair across cultures, making it a popular choice for recruiters.
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The Abstract Reasoning Test helps recruiters and hiring managers identify qualified candidates from a pool of resumes, and helps in taking objective hiring decisions. It reduces the administrative overhead of interviewing too many candidates and saves time by filtering out unqualified candidates at the first step of the hiring process.
The test screens for the following skills that hiring managers look for in candidates:
Traditional assessment tools use trick questions and puzzles for the screening, which creates a lot of frustration among candidates about having to go through irrelevant screening assessments.
The main reason we started Adaface is that traditional pre-employment assessment platforms are not a fair way for companies to evaluate candidates. At Adaface, our mission is to help companies find great candidates by assessing on-the-job skills required for a role.Why we started Adaface
We have a very high focus on the quality of questions that test for on-the-job skills. Every question is non-googleable and we have a very high bar for the level of subject matter experts we onboard to create these questions. We have crawlers to check if any of the questions are leaked online. If/ when a question gets leaked, we get an alert. We change the question for you & let you know.How we design questions
These are just a small sample from our library of 10,000+ questions. The actual questions on this Abstract Reasoning Test will be non-googleable.
With Adaface, we were able to optimise our initial screening process by upwards of 75%, freeing up precious time for both hiring managers and our talent acquisition team alike!
Brandon Lee, Head of People, Love, Bonito
The most important thing while implementing the pre-employment Abstract Reasoning Test in your hiring process is that it is an elimination tool, not a selection tool. In other words: you want to use the test to eliminate the candidates who do poorly on the test, not to select the candidates who come out at the top. While they are super valuable, pre-employment tests do not paint the entire picture of a candidate’s abilities, knowledge, and motivations. Multiple easy questions are more predictive of a candidate's ability than fewer hard questions. Harder questions are often "trick" based questions, which do not provide any meaningful signal about the candidate's skillset.Science behind Adaface tests
Email invites: You can send candidates an email invite to the Abstract Reasoning Test from your dashboard by entering their email address.
Public link: You can create a public link for each test that you can share with candidates.
API or integrations: You can invite candidates directly from your ATS by using our pre-built integrations with popular ATS systems or building a custom integration with your in-house ATS.
Adaface tests are conversational, low-stress, and take just 25-40 mins to complete.
This is why Adaface has the highest test-completion rate (86%), which is more than 2x better than traditional assessments.
The Abstract Reasoning Test makes use of scenario-based questions to test for on-the-job skills as opposed to theoretical knowledge, ensuring that candidates who do well on this screening test have the relavant skills. The questions are designed to covered following on-the-job aspects:
Once the test is sent to a candidate, the candidate receives a link in email to take the test. For each candidate, you will receive a detailed report with skills breakdown and benchmarks to shortlist the top candidates from your pool.
Pattern recognition refers to the ability to identify and analyze patterns within data or information. It involves the cognitive process of recognizing recurring patterns and using them to make predictions or solve problems. This skill is measured in the test to assess an individual's ability to quickly identify and understand patterns, which is important in a wide range of fields, including problem-solving, data analysis, and decision-making.
Logical reasoning involves the ability to use rational thinking and systematic processes to arrive at a conclusion or solve a problem. It entails analyzing and evaluating information, making logical deductions, and recognizing logical relationships between different elements. This skill is measured in the test to assess an individual's ability to think critically, evaluate arguments, and make sound decisions based on logical principles.
Visual perception refers to the cognitive process of interpreting and making sense of visual stimuli. It involves the ability to recognize and differentiate shapes, colors, patterns, and objects, and to understand spatial relationships. This skill is measured in the test to assess an individual's visual acuity, attention to detail, and ability to comprehend and interpret visual information accurately.
Problem-solving is the process of finding solutions to complex or ambiguous problems. It encompasses identifying the problem, generating and evaluating potential solutions, and implementing the most effective one. This skill is measured in the test to assess an individual's ability to analyze problems, think creatively, and apply logical reasoning to reach optimal solutions, which is crucial in various contexts, such as decision-making, innovation, and troubleshooting.
Critical thinking involves actively and objectively analyzing and evaluating information to form an informed judgment or decision. It requires the ability to evaluate arguments, identify biases, and separate fact from opinion. This skill is measured in the test to assess an individual's ability to think independently, analyze complex information, and make sound, evidence-based decisions, which is essential for problem-solving, decision-making, and effective communication.
The actual topics of the questions in the final test will depend on your job description and requirements. However, here's a list of topics you can expect the questions for Abstract Reasoning Test to be based on.
For intermediate/ experienced candidates, we customize the assessment questions to include advanced topics and increase the difficulty level of the questions. This might include adding questions on topics like
The Abstract Reasoning Test is a non-verbal test used to measure fluid intelligence. The questions are in the form of a 3*3 matrix with a missing element which they need to determine from the given options. It is a reliable and valid test for measuring general intelligence.
The Abstract Reasoning is a non-verbal measure of fluid intelligence. Fluid intelligence is the type of intelligence that allows us to solve everyday problems. The main reasons recruiters prefer the Raven's Progressive Matrices test for screening candidates are how quickly the test provides valid information about a candidate's cognitive ability & how it is culture-fair since it is non-verbal.
Yes, absolutely. Custom assessments are set up based on your job description, and will include questions on all must-have skills you specify. Here's a quick guide on how you can request a custom test.
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The primary thing to keep in mind is that an assessment is an elimination tool, not a selection tool. A skills assessment is optimized to help you eliminate candidates who are not technically qualified for the role, it is not optimized to help you find the best candidate for the role. So the ideal way to use an assessment is to decide a threshold score (typically 55%, we help you benchmark) and invite all candidates who score above the threshold for the next rounds of interview.
Each Adaface assessment is customized to your job description/ ideal candidate persona (our subject matter experts will pick the right questions for your assessment from our library of 10000+ questions). This assessment can be customized for any experience level.
Yes, it makes it much easier for you to compare candidates. Options for MCQ questions and the order of questions are randomized. We have anti-cheating/ proctoring features in place. In our enterprise plan, we also have the option to create multiple versions of the same assessment with questions of similar difficulty levels.
No. Unfortunately, we do not support practice tests at the moment. However, you can use our sample questions for practice.
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Here is a quick guide on how to request a custom assessment on Adaface.