Critical Thinking Test

Pre-employment skills assessment test powered by AI chatbot

Adaface Critical Thinking Test will be customized to accurately evaluate on-the-job skills required for your role. This assessment test is useful when you are hiring candidates for roles like - Analyst, Business Analyst, Data Analyst, Graduate, Intern and can test candidate skills on topics like critical thinking, aptitude, logical reasoning, etc.

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  • singapore-government
  • niyo
  • optimum
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Average test taking rate of 86% as compared to an industry standard of 50%. Read more about candidate friendly features here.

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"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 hiring managers felt that through the technical questions that they asked during the panel interviews, they were able to tell which candidates had better scores, and differentiated with those who did not score as well. They are highly satisfied with the quality of candidates shortlisted with the Adaface screening."


- Human Resources Manager, Singapore Government

Why You Should Use This Test

The Critical thinking test helps recruiters and hiring managers to 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 expensive engineering 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 level. 

The test is designed to filter out candidates for roles like:

  • Data Analyst
  • Product Manager
  • Product Analyst
  • Program Manager
  • Financial Analyst
  • Customer facing roles

The test screens candidates for the following skills:

  • 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

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.

About This Test

The critical thinking test will consist of ~25 MCQ/ scenario based questions crafted by experts and will cover a broad spectrum of topics within critical thinking. Use this critical thinking online quiz to streamline your hiring process. This test measures the ability to conceptualise, apply, analyse and evaluate information in order to reach a meaningful conclusion.

Critical thinking is a form of reflective reasoning that evaluates information and arguments by applying a range of intellectual skills to reach clear, logical and coherent judgements within a given context. The critical thinking test helps you screen candidates. Interview only candidates with proven critical thinking skills.

Here is a list of topics (only for reference, actual topics and questions for your custom assessment will be chosen by our subject matter experts based on your job description/ ideal engineer persona).

Assumptions Analysis of Arguments Deduction Interpretation

This test is based on the Watson and Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal model, which contains five sections specially designed to find out how good a candidate is at reasoning analytically and logically. With over 85 years' worth of development, the Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal is the most popular measure of critical thinking ability.

The Watson-Glaser Thinking Appraisal (W-GCTA) is one of the main evaluating tools for cognitive abilities in professionals, since it measures critical thinking. It is seen as a successful tool to predict job success, as well as being used to select good managers and finding possible future leaders.

The test measure's a candidate's ability to:

  1. Make correct inferences
  2. Recognise assumptions
  3. Make deductions
  4. Come to conclusions
  5. Interpret and evaluate arguments
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Sections In This Test:

There are five sections:

  1. Assumptions: In these questions a statement will be presented and the candidate will have to decide if an assumption has been made in making the statement. People make many assumptions which may not necessarily be correct; being able to identify these is a key aspect of critical reasoning.
  2. Arguments: Candidates will be provided with a given scenario. They are subsequently provided with a list of arguments for or against the scenario presented. The candidate will need to assess if an argument is strong or weak, based on how relevant it is and how well it addresses the question.
  3. Deductions: Candidates will be provided with a passage of information and they will need to evaluate a list of deductions made based on that passage. If one cannot deduce a particular statement from the passage, then that deduction does not follow, and the candidate must select which of the given deductions follow and which do not follow.
  4. Inferences: Inference is a conclusion drawn from supposed or observed facts. It is information that does not appear directly in the given information, but is drawn from it. If, for instance, we go to a public restroom and find the door locked, we will assume/make the inference that it is occupied.
  5. Interpretation: In these questions you are given a passage of information followed by a proposed conclusion. You are to regard the information you are given as true and decide whether the proposed conclusion logically and beyond doubt follows.

What Are Conversational Assessments

Conversational assessments are the most candidate friendly way to get insights into a candidate's on-the-job skills and suitability for a role, while providing for a delightful candidate experience.

Candidates love conversational assessments because they are fast, intuitive and feel like an interview rather than a test.

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Score Distribution

You should 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- tandardized 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.

FAQs

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 5000+ 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 what we do differently at Adaface here.

Do you have any anti-cheating features in place?

We have the following anti-cheating features in place:

  1. Web proctoring
  2. Webcam proctoring
  3. Plagairism detection
  4. Non-googleable questions
  5. Secure browser

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. As in an assessment is optimizing to help you eliminate candidates who are not technically qualified for the role, it is not optimized to help you find the best developer for the role. So the ideal way to use an assessment is to decide a threshold score (typically 60%, 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 developer persona (our subject matter experts will pick the right questions for your assessment from our library of 5000+ questions). This assessment can be customized for Java developer roles for any experience level (unless the role is primarily a leadership/ non-programming role, we do not recommend you a use any automated assessments in that case).

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 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 an engineer. Can I try a practice test?

No. Unfortunately, we do not support practice tests at the moment.

What is the cost for using the Critical Thinking Test?

Please get in touch, we'll create a custom plan for you based on the number of assessments you need.

Can I get a free trial?

You can sign up for free and check out the platform here. The dashboard has a sample assessment for you to review the quality of questions and check out the candidate experience of a chat based assessment. Since our questions are premium, we are unable to share sample questions for a particular skill/ technology.

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

Check out our quick guide on requesting a custom assessment here.

How do I use this?

Step 1

You request a custom assessment via the dashboard.

Step 2

Our subject matter experts review your assessment request and select the right questions to evaluate candidates for that role from our library of 5000+ questions.

Step 3

You get an email when the assessment is ready for use (within a maximum 48 hours of creating the request).

Step 4

Voila! You can start inviting candidates. You can read more about custom assessments here.

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