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About the test:

The Inductive Reasoning test evaluates a candidate’s ability to solve problems through a logical and methodical approach. You can use this test to find candidates who have the analytical mindset to solve novel and unfamiliar problems.

Covered skills:

  • Analytical Thinking
  • Abstract Reasoning
  • Problem Solving
  • Conceptual Thinking
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9 reasons why
9 reasons why

Adaface Inductive Reasoning Test is the most accurate way to shortlist Analysts

Reason #1

Tests for on-the-job skills

The Inductive Reasoning Test helps recruiters identify which of their candidates have a logical problem solving ability out of a pool of resumes. It is a skill-set that most hiring managers look for in a candidate. An employee with the ability to think in abstract ways can be highly effective when it comes to solving on-the-job problems.

The Adaface Inductive Reasoning test screens candidates for the typical skills recruiters look for:

  • Ability to think outside the box
  • Ability to strategize and solve problems effectively
  • Experience in dealing with complex and urgent problems that need to be solved efficiently
  • Ability to think abstractly and come up with innovative solutions to problems

The anti-cheating features enable you to be comfortable with conducting assessments online. The insights from the Inductive Reasoning test are ideal for understanding which of your candidates have the abstract and cognitive capabilities to succeed on the job.

Reason #2

No trick questions

no trick questions

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 ->
Reason #3

Non-googleable questions

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.

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

🧐 Question


Odd one out
From the shapes given below select the odd one out.


Sequence Completion
Pattern Recognition
Complete the following sequence.
🧐 Question🔧 Skill


Odd one out
2 mins
Inductive Reasoning


Sequence Completion
Pattern Recognition
2 mins
Inductive Reasoning
🧐 Question🔧 Skill💪 Difficulty⌛ Time
Odd one out
Inductive Reasoning
Easy2 mins
Sequence Completion
Pattern Recognition
Inductive Reasoning
Easy2 mins
Reason #4

1200+ customers in 75 countries

customers in 75 countries

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

Reason #5

Designed for elimination, not selection

The most important thing while implementing the pre-employment Inductive 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.

Reason #6

1 click candidate invites

Email invites: You can send candidates an email invite to the Inductive 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.

invite candidates
Reason #7

Detailed scorecards & comparative results

Reason #8

High completion rate

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.

test completion rate
Reason #9

Advanced Proctoring

What roles can I use the Inductive Reasoning Test for?

  • Analyst
  • Software Engineer
  • Data Analyst
  • Product Manager
  • UI/UX Designer
  • Intern
  • Graduate
  • Business Analyst

What topics are covered in the Inductive Reasoning Test?


Analytical Thinking
Problem Solving
Abstract Reasoning
Conceptual Thinking
Pattern Recognition
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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.

reduction in screening time


What is an Inductive Reasoning Test?

An Inductive Reasoning test evaluates a candidate's ability to solve problems logically and methodically. A pre-employment assessment that analyses a candidate's analytical thinking mindset, such as the Adaface Inductive Reasoning Test, can assist you in recruiting the right candidate for your organization.

What questions will the Inductive Reasoning Test include?

The Adaface Inductive Reasoning Test includes questions where the candidate is required to spot patterns in a series of graphics and solve different types of problems such as:

  • Predict the next image in the series
  • Pick the odd one out
  • Find the missing image of the series

What skills does this Inductive Reasoning Test assess?

  • Ability to think conceptually and analytically
  • Ability to think quickly on your feet and apply logic in the problem-solving approach
  • Ability to work with unfamiliar information and think in abstract terms to find solutions

How do I use the Inductive Reasoning Test in our hiring process?

Once all the candidates have been given the inductive reasoning test, a detailed scorecard for each candidate is provided to help you understand the extent to which each candidate has the inductive reasoning ability. You can shortlist candidates by eliminating ones who score below a certain threshold.

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.

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

We have the following anti-cheating features in place:

  • Non-googleable questions
  • IP proctoring
  • Web proctoring
  • Webcam proctoring
  • Plagiarism detection
  • 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?

Yes, you can sign up for free and preview this test.

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.

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