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About the test:

The Visual Reasoning Test uses scenario-based multiple choice questions to evaluate candidates on their ability to interpret and reason about visual information. The test may include a variety of visual stimuli, such as images, diagrams, charts, and graphs, and may require candidates to make inferences, identify relationships, complete patterns, and solve problems based on the given visual information. The test aims to determine candidates' ability to analyze and understand complex visual data and communicate insights effectively to stakeholders.

Covered skills:

  • Visual perception
  • Spatial awareness
  • Memory recall
  • Cognitive flexibility
  • Pattern recognition
  • Analytical thinking
  • Information processing

9 reasons why
9 reasons why

Adaface Visual Reasoning Assessment Test is the most accurate way to shortlist Graphic Designers

Reason #1

Tests for on-the-job skills

The Visual 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:

  • Able to visually recognize patterns and shapes
  • Skilled in spatial awareness and object manipulation
  • Capable of analytical reasoning and problem-solving
  • Demonstrates strong memory recall and information processing abilities
  • Flexible cognitive thinking and adaptive learning
  • Proficient in visual perception and attention to detail
  • Adept at recognizing and interpreting visual data
  • Ability to identify relationships and connections between visual elements
  • Excellent pattern recognition and matching skills
  • Skilled in identifying similarities and differences in visual stimuli
  • Strong ability to rotate and mentally manipulate 2D and 3D objects
  • Efficient at analyzing and interpreting visual data
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.

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.

How we design questions

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

🧐 Question


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


Odd One Out
Pattern recognition
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
Direction sense
Logical movement
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


Missing element
Which of the following figures do you think would complete the pattern shown below?


Missing element
Which of the following figures do you think would complete the pattern shown below?
🧐 Question🔧 Skill


Assemble Triangle
Visual assembly
Geometric Reasoning

2 mins

Spatial Reasoning


Odd One Out
Pattern recognition

2 mins

Spatial Reasoning


Four Blocks
Direction sense
Logical movement

2 mins

Spatial Reasoning


Missing element

2 mins

Abstract Reasoning


Missing element

2 mins

Abstract Reasoning
🧐 Question🔧 Skill💪 Difficulty⌛ Time
Assemble Triangle
Visual assembly
Geometric Reasoning
Spatial Reasoning
Easy2 mins
Odd One Out
Pattern recognition
Spatial Reasoning
Easy2 mins
Four Blocks
Direction sense
Logical movement
Spatial Reasoning
Medium2 mins
Missing element
Abstract Reasoning
Medium2 mins
Missing element
Abstract 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 Visual 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 Visual 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

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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 Visual Reasoning Online Test

Why you should use Pre-employment Visual Reasoning Test?

The Visual 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:

  • Spatial Reasoning: Ability to mentally manipulate and understand spatial relationships.
  • Abstract Reasoning: Capacity to analyze and solve problems through logical thinking.
  • Visual Perception: Skill to interpret and make sense of visual information.
  • Pattern Recognition: Proficiency in identifying and understanding recurring patterns.
  • Spatial Awareness: Ability to perceive and navigate three-dimensional space.
  • Analytical Thinking: Aptitude to break down complex problems into manageable components.
  • Memory Recall: Capability to retrieve and remember information accurately.
  • Information Processing: Proficiency in efficiently assimilating and processing data.
  • Cognitive Flexibility: Capacity to adapt thinking strategies and approaches to new situations.

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 Visual Reasoning Test?

  • Visual Perception

    Visual perception refers to the ability to interpret and understand visual information, such as shapes, colors, and spatial relationships. This skill is important to measure in the test as it allows recruiters to assess a candidate's ability to accurately perceive and interpret visual stimuli, which is vital in tasks that require visual analysis and problem-solving.

  • Pattern Recognition

    Pattern recognition is the aptitude to identify recurring structures or sequences in visual stimuli. Measuring this skill in the test enables recruiters to evaluate a candidate's ability to recognize patterns, which is beneficial in tasks that involve identifying trends, anomalies, and correlations.

  • Spatial Awareness

    Spatial awareness encompasses an individual's perception and understanding of the arrangement and orientation of objects in physical space. Measuring this skill provides recruiters with insight into a candidate's capability to mentally manipulate and navigate spatial relationships, which is significant in tasks that involve spatial reasoning and problem-solving.

  • Analytical Thinking

    Analytical thinking involves the ability to deconstruct complex problems, evaluate information systematically, and derive logical conclusions. Assessing this skill allows recruiters to gauge a candidate's capacity to analyze visual data, identify crucial information, and formulate effective strategies, which is valuable in decision-making and problem-solving roles.

  • Memory Recall

    Memory recall refers to an individual's ability to retrieve previously acquired information from memory. Measuring this skill in the test enables recruiters to assess a candidate's capacity to recall visual details accurately, which is essential in tasks that require remembering and applying information from visual stimuli.

  • Information Processing

    Information processing involves the cognitive processes required to encode, store, retrieve, and manipulate information. Measuring this skill provides recruiters with insights into a candidate's ability to efficiently process and organize visual information, which is essential in tasks that involve multitasking, decision-making, and managing complex visual data.

  • Cognitive Flexibility

    Cognitive flexibility refers to the ability to adapt and switch between different cognitive tasks, perspectives, or mental strategies. Assessing this skill allows recruiters to evaluate a candidate's capacity to quickly adjust their thinking and approach to visual challenges, which is beneficial in roles that require adaptability, creativity, and problem-solving under changing circumstances.

  • 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 Visual Reasoning Test to be based on.

    Spatial Understanding
    Pattern Completion
    Figure Classification
    Spatial Visualization
    Visual Analogies
    Pattern Recognition
    Shape Manipulation
    Sequence Analysis
    Matrix Reasoning
    Logical Deduction
    Visual Memory
    Image Analysis
    Symmetry Recognition
    Analogical Reasoning
    Visual Puzzles
    Pattern Prediction
    Rotation and Reflection
    Visual Attention
    Visual Perception
    Visual Tracking
    Information Processing Speed
    Encoding and Decoding
    Visual Decision Making
    Mental Imagery
    Perceptual Organization
    Spatial Orientation
    Memory Recall
    Rule Identification
    Visual-Spatial Integration
    Cognitive Flexibility
    Visual Problem-Solving
    Abstract Reasoning
    Visual Data Interpretation
    Visual Sequencing
    Analytical Thinking
    Object Recognition

What roles can I use the Visual Reasoning Test for?

  • Graphic Designer
  • Data Scientist
  • User Experience Designer
  • Game Developer
  • Architect
  • Business Analyst
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Product Designer
  • Artificial Intelligence Engineer
  • UI/UX Developer

How is the Visual 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

  • Visual-Spatial Sketchpad: Skill to mentally visualize and manipulate visual information.
  • Decision Making: Aptitude to evaluate options and make informed decisions based on available information.
  • Experience with Visual Design Principles: Proficiency in applying principles of visual design to enhance user experience.
  • Knowledge of Gestalt Principles: Understanding of visual perception principles that govern how we perceive and interpret visual information.
  • Attention to Color and Contrast: Skill to effectively use color and contrast to enhance visibility and communication.
  • Ability to Interpret Graphs and Charts: Capacity to analyze and interpret data presented in visual formats such as graphs and charts.
  • Attention to Typography: Aptitude to select and use appropriate typography to convey meaning and enhance readability.
  • Visual Working Memory: Ability to store and manipulate visual information in working memory.
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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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Visual Reasoning Hiring Test FAQs

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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