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The spatial reasoning test is a non-verbal test used by recruiters to evaluate a candidate's ability to visualize 2D and 3D objects in different dimensions, identify patterns between shapes, track rotations & movements, understand how objects are related to each other and draw conclusions.

Covered skills:

  • Folding Cubes
  • Estimating lengths
  • Mirror images
  • Rotating shapes mentally
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9 reasons why
9 reasons why

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

Reason #1

Tests for on-the-job skills

The spatial reasoning test is a type of cognitive test that measures an individual's ability to think in three dimensions and to visualize how objects fit together.

Spatial Reasoning Tests are meant to assess a candidate's ability to manipulate 2D and 3D objects, visualise movements and changes between forms, and find patterns between those shapes. Spatial reasoning is utilized every day when we interact with items in our daily lives, and most individuals are familiar with the broad premise underlying spatial reasoning issues.

Many employers use spatial reasoning tests as part of their recruitment process. This is because spatial ability is linked to success in many occupations, such as engineering, architecture, and construction. Spatial reasoning tests can help employers to identify candidates who have the potential to excel in these roles. This test helps 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.

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 Spatial Reasoning Test will be non-googleable.

🧐 Question


Assemble Triangle
Which of the following set of shapes can be assembled to create the shape displayed:


Odd One Out
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?


Four Blocks
The city has been divided into 4 blocks. Block 1 in the north and Block 4 in the east of the city.
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
🧐 Question🔧 Skill


Assemble Triangle
2 mins
Spatial Reasoning


Odd One Out
2 mins
Spatial Reasoning


Four Blocks
2 mins
Spatial Reasoning
🧐 Question🔧 Skill💪 Difficulty⌛ Time
Assemble Triangle
Spatial Reasoning
Easy2 mins
Odd One Out
Spatial Reasoning
Easy2 mins
Four Blocks
Spatial Reasoning
Medium2 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 Spatial 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 Spatial 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 & benchmarks

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 type of questions are included in the Spatial Reasoning Test

Spatial reasoning tests are usually presented in a multiple-choice format. The candidate is presented with a range of images and is required to select the correct answer from a number of options.

There are a variety of question types on a spatial reasoning test:

  • Visualize how an object would look if it were rotated
  • Identify the hidden pattern in a figure
  • Select the next piece in a jigsaw puzzle
  • Interpret a two-dimensional drawing of a three-dimensional object
  • Find the shortest route between two points

What roles can I use the Spatial Reasoning Test for?

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

What topics are covered in the Spatial Reasoning Test?

Shape Matching – Two Dimensional
Visual Comparison – Two Dimensional
Group Rotation – Two Dimensional
Combining Two–Dimensional Shapes
Cube Views in Three Dimensions
Cubes in Two and Three Dimensions
Other Solids in Two and Three Dimensions
Two-Dimensional Maps
Block Counting in Three Dimensions
Two-Dimensional Mirror Reflections
Spatial Awareness
2D and 3D Cubes
Mental Rotations
Mirror Images
Shadow Projection
Joining or Adding Shapes Together
Rotated Shapes
Transforming 2D Nets
Rotations and Reflections
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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 a spatial aptitude test?

A spatial aptitude test is used to assess a candidate's ability to visualize 2D and 3D objects in different dimensions, track movements and draw conclusions.

What is spatial reasoning used for?

Spatial reasoning is a one of the basic reasoning abilities and is highly-correlated with general mental ability. Cognitive aptitude is one of the best predictors of job performance, and employers use the spatial reasoning test to quickly filter candidates for general intelligence. The spatial reasoning test is preferred by recruiters since it is a non-verbal test and helps eliminate bias from the hiring process.

Is it recommended to use the spatial reasoning test to filter candidates?

Yes, the spatial reasoning test is a valid and reliable tool that can be used to predict success in many occupations.

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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