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Analytical Skills Test

The Analytical Skills Test evaluates a candidate's ability to comprehend scenarios, identify key information, apply logic, find patterns and draw conclusions.

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Test duration:  35 mins
Difficulty level:  Moderate
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Questions:
  • 5 Numerical Reasoning MCQs
  • 5 Logical Reasoning MCQs
  • 5 Spatial Reasoning MCQs
  • 5 Data Interpretation MCQs
Covered skills:
Logical Reasoning
Data Visualization
Data Sufficiency
Verbal Reasoning
Numerical Reasoning
Critical Thinking
Problem Solving
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The test screens for the following skills that hiring managers look for in candidates:

  • Analyzing complex numerical data and identifying patterns
  • Applying logical reasoning to solve problems
  • Visualizing data and representing it effectively
  • Determining the sufficiency or insufficiency of data to draw conclusions
  • Understanding written information and extracting relevant details
  • Performing calculations and interpreting numerical data accurately
  • Evaluating arguments and reasoning critically
  • Applying structured thinking to find solutions
  • Analyzing and interpreting graphical representations of data
  • Identifying relationships between different data points
  • Solving problems by using a systematic approach
  • Recognizing and applying relevant mathematical concepts
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Medium

Increasing monthly gross profit
Percentage Calculations
Solve
The CEO of Snipr. Inc wants to grow monthly gross profit by 4%. If costs stay the same, what does the sales turnover need to be in February to achieve this goal?
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Hard

Magic bag
Arithmetic Sequences
Solve
Alexโ€™s uncle is a magician who gave them a magic bag in which coins get doubled each time you put those coins into it. Initially, Alex had few coins with them. So, Alex put all the coins, and the coins got doubled. Alex took out all the coins and gave a few to their friend and then again put the remaining coins back in the bag. The coins doubled again; Alex took out all the coins again and gave a few coins to their second friend. Alex then put the remaining coins in the bag and the coins doubled again. Alex took out all the coins and gave a few coins to their third friend. 
There were no coins left with Alex when Alex gave coins to the third friend and Alex gave an equal number of coins to each friend. What is the minimum number of coins Alex had initially and how much did Alex give to each friend?
A: Started with 3 coins
B: Started with 5 coins
C: Started with 6 coins
D: Started with 7 coins
E: Started with 9 coins
F: Gave 3 coins in every turn
G: Gave 4 coins in every turn
H: Gave 5 coins in every turn
I: Gave 7 coins in every turn
J: Gave 8 coins in every turn
K: Gave 9 coins in every turn

Medium

Three Clocks
Time Calculations
Solve
In my house, there are three clocks of different shapes โ€“ a round clock, a square clock, and a rhombus clock. The rhombus clock is always accurate whereas the round clock gains 2 minutes every day and the square clock loses 2 minutes every day. I checked the clocks on July 22nd, 2007 at 10 PM, and they were showing different times.
Two hours later, when I checked, the clocks were showing the same time, then on which date will all three clocks show the same time again?
A: 17 July 2008 
B: 23 Sep 2007
C: 25 July 2009
D: 19 Aug 2008
E: 26 July 2008
F: 28 Nov 2007
G: 11 June 2008
H: 15 Aug 2007

Medium

Tennis Players
Solve
A tennis coach was trying to put together a team of 4 players for a tennis championship out of 7 players. R, S, T are the male players, and W, X, Y, Z are the female players. Note that all players have equal ability, and the team needs to have atleast 2 male players. While selecting the team we need to keep in mind that all 4 players should be able to play with each other. 
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We also need to keep the following restrictions in mind:
- R cannot play with Y
- S cannot play with W
- T cannot play with Z
Which of the following are true:

A: S and Z cannot be in the team together.
B: T and Y cannot be in the team together.
C: T and X cannot be in the team together.

Hard

CID Agent
Logical Deduction
Pattern Recognition
Solve
A code ("EIG AUC REO RAI COG") was sent to the criminal office by a CID agent named Batra.  However, four of the five words are fake, with only one containing the information. They also included a clue in the form of a sentence: "If I tell you any character of the code word, you will be able to tell how many vowels there are in the code word." Are you able to figure out what the code word is?
A: RAI 
B: EIG
C: AUC
D: REO
E: COG
F: None

Medium

Positive correlation
Correlation vs. Causation
Solve
Myra is working on her thesis for which she created a scatter plot of the number of teachers and the number of college graduates for cities in Australia. She noticed a positive correlation. Which of these do you think is the probable explanation for this correlation?
A: Teachers encourage people to go to college, so an increase in the number of teachers leads to an increase in the number of college graduates. 

B: Some college graduates choose teaching as a profession after graduating, so an increase in the number of college graduates also leads to an increase in the number of teachers.

C: There are more college graduates and teachers in higher income cities, so income is a confounding variable here, make it difficult to prove causation between number of teachers and number of college graduates. 

D: Cities with a higher population have more teachers and more college graduates, so the correlation is due to a third variable (population of city).

E: The provided data is insufficient, so it is extremely difficult to establish the reason for the correlation.

F: Most college students choose non-teaching professions after graduating, which explains the correlation. 

G: In Australia, college students are encouraged by their teachers to choose teaching as a profession after graduating.

Easy

Assemble Triangle
Visual assembly
Geometric Reasoning
Solve
Which of the following set of shapes can be assembled to create the shape displayed:
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Easy

Odd One Out
Pattern recognition
Solve
Shown below is a group of 4 objects, which might be rotated in different directions. One of the 4 objects is different from the other 3 in some way. Can you figure out which one?
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Medium

Four Blocks
Direction sense
Logical movement
Solve
The city has been divided into 4 blocks. Block 1 in the north and Block 4 in the east of the city.
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A postman, who delivers the letter in the city is standing at the intersection of the two lines. The postman travels the city in the following order:

1. North-West 20 steps
2. South-West 30 steps
3. South-East 40 steps
4. North-East 50 steps
5. North-West 15 steps 
Now, find the location where the postman is standing?
A: Block 3
B: Block 2
C: Block 4
D: Block 1
E: On the line intersecting Block 1 and Block 4
F: On the line intersecting Block 3 and Block 4

Medium

Dividends
Financial Analysis
Percentage and Average Calculations
Solve
Consider the following line chart which shows the money invested by a company in production each year and the sales made by the company each year. If the pie chart shows the shareholding pattern of the company and the company gives 10% of the profit as dividends to its share holders then what is the average dividend received by retail investors from 2000 to 2004?
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Medium

Laptop Brands
Proportions and Percentages
Financial Reasoning
Solve
Given below is the list of laptop brands and their details in which some data is missing. If the cost price of Dell is 3/5 of the cost price of Lenovo, then what will be the %profit of Dell?
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Hard

Median
Trend Analysis
Statistical Reasoning
Solve
 Consider the following line chart which shows the sales of five different companies from 2000 to 2009. Which of the following companies has the maximum percentage increase in the median from 2000 to 2004 and 2005 to 2009.
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๐Ÿง Question๐Ÿ”ง Skill

Medium

Increasing monthly gross profit
Percentage Calculations

2 mins

Numerical Reasoning
Solve

Hard

Magic bag
Arithmetic Sequences

3 mins

Numerical Reasoning
Solve

Medium

Three Clocks
Time Calculations

3 mins

Numerical Reasoning
Solve

Medium

Tennis Players

3 mins

Logical Reasoning
Solve

Hard

CID Agent
Logical Deduction
Pattern Recognition

3 mins

Logical Reasoning
Solve

Medium

Positive correlation
Correlation vs. Causation

2 mins

Logical Reasoning
Solve

Easy

Assemble Triangle
Visual assembly
Geometric Reasoning

2 mins

Spatial Reasoning
Solve

Easy

Odd One Out
Pattern recognition

2 mins

Spatial Reasoning
Solve

Medium

Four Blocks
Direction sense
Logical movement

2 mins

Spatial Reasoning
Solve

Medium

Dividends
Financial Analysis
Percentage and Average Calculations

3 mins

Data Interpretation
Solve

Medium

Laptop Brands
Proportions and Percentages
Financial Reasoning

2 mins

Data Interpretation
Solve

Hard

Median
Trend Analysis
Statistical Reasoning

3 mins

Data Interpretation
Solve
๐Ÿง Question๐Ÿ”ง Skill๐Ÿ’ช DifficultyโŒ› Time
Increasing monthly gross profit
Percentage Calculations
Numerical Reasoning
Medium2 mins
Solve
Magic bag
Arithmetic Sequences
Numerical Reasoning
Hard3 mins
Solve
Three Clocks
Time Calculations
Numerical Reasoning
Medium3 mins
Solve
Tennis Players
Logical Reasoning
Medium3 mins
Solve
CID Agent
Logical Deduction
Pattern Recognition
Logical Reasoning
Hard3 mins
Solve
Positive correlation
Correlation vs. Causation
Logical Reasoning
Medium2 mins
Solve
Assemble Triangle
Visual assembly
Geometric Reasoning
Spatial Reasoning
Easy2 mins
Solve
Odd One Out
Pattern recognition
Spatial Reasoning
Easy2 mins
Solve
Four Blocks
Direction sense
Logical movement
Spatial Reasoning
Medium2 mins
Solve
Dividends
Financial Analysis
Percentage and Average Calculations
Data Interpretation
Medium3 mins
Solve
Laptop Brands
Proportions and Percentages
Financial Reasoning
Data Interpretation
Medium2 mins
Solve
Median
Trend Analysis
Statistical Reasoning
Data Interpretation
Hard3 mins
Solve

Test candidates on core Analytical Skills Hiring Test topics

Logical Reasoning: Logical reasoning assesses the ability to analyze and evaluate arguments based on logic and evidence. It involves identifying the underlying assumptions, deductions, and conclusions in a given statement or set of statements. This skill is essential to measure in the test to gauge a candidate's ability to think critically, solve complex problems, and make rational decisions.

Data Visualization: Data visualization evaluates an individual's capability to represent and communicate data visually through charts, graphs, and diagrams. It encompasses organizing and presenting information in a visually appealing and easily understandable format. This skill is important to measure as it indicates an individual's proficiency in interpreting data, identifying patterns, and drawing meaningful insights.

Data Sufficiency: Data sufficiency measures the ability to determine if the available information is adequate to solve a problem or answer a question. It involves analyzing the given data, identifying what additional information is required, and evaluating if the provided data is sufficient to reach a valid conclusion. Assessing this skill helps in understanding a candidate's analytical thinking, resourcefulness, and sound decision-making abilities.

Verbal Reasoning: Verbal reasoning assesses the ability to understand, interpret, and analyze written information. It includes evaluating the logical consistency and coherence of statements, drawing inferences, and deducing conclusions from textual content. Measuring this skill is crucial to evaluate a candidate's reading comprehension, critical thinking, and communication skills.

Numerical Reasoning: Numerical reasoning evaluates a candidate's aptitude to work with numbers, understand and interpret numerical data, and solve mathematical problems. It involves analyzing numerical patterns, performing calculations, and demonstrating numerical problem-solving abilities. Assessing this skill helps in determining a candidate's quantitative abilities, logical thinking, and attention to detail.

Critical Thinking: Critical thinking refers to the ability to objectively analyze and evaluate information, arguments, and situations. It involves logical reasoning, sound judgment, and maintaining an unbiased perspective while making decisions or solving problems. Measuring this skill is essential to assess an individual's ability to think independently, evaluate different perspectives, and arrive at well-informed, logical conclusions.

Problem Solving: Problem-solving skill examines an individual's capacity to identify, analyze, and resolve complex problems efficiently and effectively. It requires logical thinking, creativity, and systematic approach for finding solutions. Measuring this skill is crucial to evaluate a candidate's ability to handle challenges, adapt to changing situations, and make informed decisions in a professional environment.

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Here are few roles for which we recommend this test:

  • Business Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Financial Analyst
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Fresh Graduates
  • Entry Level Roles
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