The Critical thinking 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 crucial 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 levels.
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
- Problem-solving & decision-making skills of the candidate
- Ability to gather data, arguments, and opinions to further evaluate the logical outlook
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.
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 possible future leaders.