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About the test:

The pre-employment numerical reasoning test assesses a candidate's ability to work with numbers. The scenario based questions in this test require them to understand numerical data in the form of numbers, tables or graphs, interpret the numbers and underlying relationships and make calculations to solve problems.

Covered skills:

  • Ratios
  • Tables & Graphs
  • Conversion
  • Compound interest
  • Profit & Loss
  • Number Series
  • Currency & Units
  • Percentages
  • Data Visualization
  • Work & Time

9 reasons why
9 reasons why

Adaface Numerical Reasoning Assessment Test is the most accurate way to shortlist Data Analysts

Reason #1

Tests for on-the-job skills

The Numerical 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:

  • Ability to analyze and interpret numerical data accurately
  • Strong understanding of ratios and their applications
  • Ability to identify number patterns and solve number series
  • Proficiency in interpreting tables and graphs to draw conclusions
  • Understanding of currency and units conversion
  • Knowledge of calculating percentages and their applications
  • Familiarity with compound interest calculations
  • Ability to visualize data and draw insights from data visualizations
  • Competence in solving profit and loss problems
  • Capability to solve work and time-related questions with efficiency
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.

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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.

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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.

How we design questions

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

🧐 Question


Increasing monthly gross profit
Percentage Calculations
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?


Magic bag
Arithmetic Sequences
Alex’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


Three Clocks
Time Calculations
In my house, there are three clocks of different shapes – 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
🧐 Question🔧 Skill


Increasing monthly gross profit
Percentage Calculations

2 mins

Numerical Reasoning


Magic bag
Arithmetic Sequences

3 mins

Numerical Reasoning


Three Clocks
Time Calculations

3 mins

Numerical Reasoning
🧐 Question🔧 Skill💪 Difficulty⌛ Time
Increasing monthly gross profit
Percentage Calculations
Numerical Reasoning
Medium2 mins
Magic bag
Arithmetic Sequences
Numerical Reasoning
Hard3 mins
Three Clocks
Time Calculations
Numerical Reasoning
Medium3 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 Numerical 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
Reason #6

1 click candidate invites

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

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Reason #7

Detailed scorecards & benchmarks

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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

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About the Numerical Reasoning Online Test

Why you should use Pre-employment Numerical Reasoning Test?

The Numerical 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:

  • Applying ratios to solve numerical problems
  • Identifying number patterns in series
  • Analyzing and interpreting tables and graphs
  • Performing currency and units conversions accurately
  • Calculating percentages in various contexts
  • Understanding the concept of compound interest
  • Visualizing data through charts and diagrams
  • Applying profit and loss calculations to real-world scenarios
  • Solving work and time related problems efficiently
  • Applying numerical reasoning skills to solve complex problems

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.

What topics are covered in the Numerical Reasoning Test?

  • Ratios

    Ratios refer to the quantitative relationship between two or more values. Measuring this skill helps assess a candidate's ability to comprehend and manipulate numerical relationships, which is vital in many business and financial roles.

  • Number Series

    The skill of number series involves identifying patterns or rules within a sequence of numbers. This skill is important to assess as it demonstrates a candidate's logical and analytical thinking abilities, which are crucial in problem-solving and decision-making tasks.

  • Tables & Graphs

    Tables and graphs are visual representations of data that provide insights and facilitate analysis. Testing this skill allows recruiters to evaluate a candidate's proficiency in interpreting and drawing conclusions from different types of data presentations, an essential competence in data-driven decision-making roles.

  • Currency & Units Conversion

    Currency and units conversion entails converting values from one monetary unit or unit of measurement to another. Measuring this skill is important as it indicates a candidate's aptitude for handling global business transactions and their ability to work with diverse units and currencies.

  • Percentages

    Percentages represent parts of a whole expressed as a fraction of 100. Assessing this skill enables recruiters to gauge a candidate's capability to understand and manipulate percentages, which is essential in financial analysis, data interpretation, and forecasting.

  • Compound Interest

    Compound interest is the interest calculated on both the initial principal and the accumulated interest. Testing this skill helps evaluate a candidate's knowledge and comprehension of financial concepts and their ability to analyze the long-term impact of interest on investments or loans.

  • Data Visualization

    Data visualization involves presenting complex data in a visual format to facilitate understanding and analysis. This skill is measured to assess a candidate's proficiency in creating visually compelling and informative representations of data, which aids in effective communication and decision-making.

  • Profit & Loss

    Profit and loss refers to the financial gains and losses resulting from business transactions. Evaluating this skill provides recruiters with insights into a candidate's ability to analyze financial statements, calculate profit margins, and make informed business decisions based on financial data.

  • Work & Time

    Work and time problems involve calculating the time required to complete a task based on the work rate or the work completed in a given time. Measuring this skill enables recruiters to assess a candidate's ability to solve time-sensitive problems and manage project deadlines efficiently.

  • Full list of covered topics

    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 Numerical Reasoning Test to be based on.

    Comparison of quantities
    Arithmetic progressions
    Geometric progressions
    Number patterns
    Missing numbers
    Data interpretation from tables
    Data interpretation from line graphs
    Data interpretation from bar graphs
    Data interpretation from pie charts
    Currency conversion
    Unit conversion
    Calculating percentages
    Applications of percentages
    Simple interest
    Compound interest
    Data visualization techniques
    Reading and interpreting line plots
    Reading and interpreting scatter plots
    Reading and interpreting histograms
    Calculating profit and loss
    Efficiency calculations
    Work rate
    Time calculations
    Break-even analysis
    Cost analysis

What roles can I use the Numerical Reasoning Test for?

  • Data Analyst
  • Graduates
  • Freshers
  • Managers
  • System Admin
  • Front-office roles

How is the Numerical Reasoning Test customized for senior candidates?

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

  • Utilizing ratios and proportions for data analysis
  • Identifying number series and predicting the next values
  • Analyzing and interpreting data presented in tables and graphs
  • Converting between different currencies and units
  • Calculating percentages for comparison and analysis
  • Applying compound interest formulas for financial calculations
  • Creating visual representations of data using graphs and charts
  • Analyzing profit and loss statements for business decision-making
  • Solving time-based problems involving work rates and scheduling
  • Utilizing advanced numerical reasoning techniques for data analysis
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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.

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Numerical Reasoning Hiring Test FAQs

What is a numerical reasoning test?

A numerical reasoning test measures a candidate's ability to understand, analyze and draw conclusions from data presented in the form of text, charts, tables or graphs.

For what type of roles should you use a numerical reasoning test?

It makes sense to use a numerical reasoning test for roles that require a high aptitude for numbers. For roles that require working with financials (budgets, projections), business analysis, sales & working with spreadsheets, using a numerical reasoning test can be critical to avoid a bad hire.

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. Here's a quick guide on how you can request a custom test.

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
  • Screen proctoring
  • Web proctoring
  • Webcam proctoring
  • Plagiarism detection
  • Secure browser
  • Copy paste protection

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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