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Critical Thinking Online Test

The critical thinking test assesses a candidate's ability to recognize assumptions, identify inconsistencies in reasoning, evaluate arguments, predict possible outcomes of a decision and make an objective decision. This pre-employment test is used by recruiters to screen candidates for roles that require strong decision making abilities.

Customized Based On:

  • Experience/ difficulty level
  • Multiple skills in 1 assessment
  • Job description/ role requirements

Covered Topics:

Critical Thinking
Aptitude
Logical Reasoning
Lateral Thinking
Puzzles
Assumptions
Problem-solving
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Sample Critical Thinking Test Questions

These are just a small sample from our library of 10,000+ questions. The actual questions on this Critical Thinking Test will be non-googleable.

🧐 Question🔧 Skill💪 Difficulty⌛ Time
Emma's cafe business
Emma's cafe has been operating successfully for the last 6 years. Profits have been growing every year, with this year (2020) being their best year so far. As a thank you, Emma treated her staff to a meal at a Michelin star restaurant. Below are 3 statements about Emma, her staff and her cafe. Can you help us decide whether the 3 statements are "True", "Probably True", "Insufficient Data to Say True or False", "Probably False", or "False".
1. Emma's staff members are happy.
2. Emma's cafe did well in 2016.
3. Emma is rich.

A: True
B: False
C: Probably True
D: Probably False
E: Insufficient Data

Options:

  • 1-E, 2-A, 3-C
  • 1-E, 2-A, 3-A
  • 1-A, 2-A, 3-A
  • 1-C, 2-A, 3-C
  • 1-C, 2-A, 3-B
  • 1-E, 2-C, 3-A
  • 1-D, 2-C, 3-A
Critical ThinkingMedium2 min
Ivory's new startup
Statement: Ivory started a new startup. We know for a fact that almost all startups fail within the first 2 years. 
Conclusion: Ivory's startup will fail.
Does the conclusion follow from the statement?

Options:

  • Conclusion follows
  • Conclusion does not follow
  • Cannot be sure
  • It depends on Ivory's experience and ability
Critical ThinkingEasy2 min

How to use the Adaface Critical Thinking Test

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Customize the Adaface Critical Thinking Test according to your job description

1. Get a custom assessment from our library of 500+ skills within 48 hours

2. Start inviting candidates to complete the assesment

3. Receive real time notifications and shortlist the best candidates

Adaface Critical Thinking Test is trusted by enterprises worldwide

amazon
PayPal
Morgan Stanley
Adidas
SG Government
Neilsen
UCLA
Ernst and Young
Microsoft
WeWork
Bosch
Optimum Solutions
SAP
Doubtnut
Deloitte
HCL
FusionCharts
United Nations
Sokrati
Love Bonito
ZiMetrics
MTM

About the Adaface Critical Thinking Assessment Test

Evaluate critical thinking skills with Adaface skills assessment platform powered by an intelligent chatbot

Topics:

Ability to solve different types of problems

Problem Solving

Ability to notice and retain all the intricate details

Observation

Ability to draw sound conclusions from the given information

Inference Assessment
Interpretation

Ability to determine whether the logic of the argument is sound or not

Evaluation of Arguments

Ability to determine whether the assumptions are correct or not

Recognizing Assumptions

Ability to draw insight from the given data

Deduction
Statements & Conclusion
Data Interpretation
Critical Thinking
Aptitude
Logical Reasoning

Lateral thinking is a manner of solving problems using an indirect and creative approach via reasoning that is not immediately obvious.

Lateral Thinking

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Why You Should Use This Critical Thinking Test

The Critical thinking 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 crucial time by filtering out unqualified candidates.

Psychological research has found critical thinking tests to be highly valid predictors of future performance in work and education. Critical-thinking skills allow people to evaluate situations through reasoning to reach logical decisions.

Companies benefit from employees who think critically (as opposed to mechanically performing tasks) because these individuals use an independent mindset to seek ways to improve processes. Critical Thinking Tests are a widely used aptitude test for selecting candidates for graduate, professional, and managerial levels.

The test screens candidates for the following skills:

  • Make correct inferences
  • Recognize assumptions
  • Make deductions
  • Come to conclusions based on given data
  • Interpret and evaluate arguments

The insights generated from this assessment can be used by recruiters and hiring managers to identify the best candidates for the role. Anti-cheating features enable you to be comfortable with conducting assessments online. The critical thinking test is ideal for helping recruiters identify which candidates have the technical skills to do well on the job.

Distribution Of Test Scores

The actual score distribution will vary based on your candidate pipeline quality, but you should typically expect ~20% of the candidates to do well on Adaface assessments.

The score distribution for our assessments follow the normal curve. This is a good sign- standardized tests like SAT and GRE follow the normal distribution (bell curve).

Status quo assessments typically have the exact opposite of the bell curve (too many candidates getting close to 0, too many candidates getting close to 100 and too few candidates in the middle). This is typically because they focus on theoretical questions or trick questions, which are very binary in nature- either you know the trick/ theory or you don’t.

How Adaface Is Different

Adaface conversational assessments are reflective of on-the-job skills and see an 86% completion rate as compared to ~50% for traditional assessment platforms.

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FAQs

What type of questions will the Critical Thinking Online Test include?

The test is designed to enable recruiters and hiring managers to quickly identify qualified candidates from the candidate funnel. This test will assess candidates on their fundamentals and depth of Critical Thinking ability with questions on:

  • Ability to derive logical inferences from observed facts and available evidence
  • Ability to reach a conclusion based on the patterns one sees in specific events
  • Problem-solving & decision-making skills of the candidate
  • Ability to gather data, arguments, and opinions to further evaluate the logical outlook

The questions are designed to test for on-the-job critical thinking skills as opposed to just theoretical concepts.

What is a custom assessment?

Every role is different and requires a custom assessment to identify top candidates efficiently. Adaface subject matter experts understand your job description/ role requirements and pick the most relevant questions from our library of 10000+ questions to create a technical assessment that helps you find the qualified candidates in your candidate pipeline quickly. All custom assessments are set up based on the job description, role requirements, must-have skills, experience level and salary range within a maximum of 48 hours and you will get an email notification once it goes live.

Check out a sample assessment here (no credit card required).

Can I combine multiple skills into one custom assessment?

Yes, absolutely. Custom assessments are set up based on your job description, and will include questions on all must-have skills you specify.

How is Adaface different from other assessment tools?

We believe that status quo tech assessment platforms are not a fair way for companies to evaluate engineers because they focus on trick questions/ puzzles/ niche algorithms. We started Adaface to help companies find great engineers by assessing on-the-job skills required for a role. Read more about why we started Adaface.

Here's what's different with Adaface:

  • High quality non-googleable questions that test for on-the-job skills as opposed to theoretical knowledge.
  • A friendly conversational assessment with a chatbot, instead of sending a "test" to a candidate. This translates to a higher completion rate. Adaface assessments (86% candidate completion rate), as opposed to traditional tests (40-50% candidate completion rate)
  • Customized assessments for 700+ skills at different experience levels.

Do you have any anti-cheating or proctoring features in place?

We have the following anti-cheating features in place:

  • Web proctoring
  • Webcam proctoring
  • Plagairism detection
  • Non-googleable questions
  • Secure browser

Read more about the proctoring features.

How do I interpret test scores?

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.

What experience level can I use this test for?

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.

Does every candidate get the same questions?

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.

I'm a candidate. Can I try a practice test?

No. Unfortunately, we do not support practice tests at the moment. However, you can use our sample questions for practice.

What is the cost of using this test?

You can check out our pricing plans.

Can I get a free trial?

The platform is completely self-serve, so here's one way to proceed:

  • You can sign up for free to get a feel for how it works.
  • The free trial includes one sample assessment (Java/ JavaScript) that you will find in your dashboard when you sign up. You can use it to review the quality of questions, and the candidate experience of a conversational test on Adaface.
  • To review the quality of questions, you can also review our public questions for 50+ skills here.
  • Once you're convinced that you want to try it out with real assessments and candidates, you can pick a plan according to your requirements.

I just moved to a paid plan. How can I request a custom assessment?

Here is a quick guide on how to request a custom assessment on Adaface.

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!


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