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Critical Thinking Online Assessment Test

🕒 Allotted Time: approx 45 mins

🧐 Questions:

  • Approx 15 MCQs

⚙️ Customized Based On:

  • Experience/ difficulty level
  • Multiple skills in 1 assessment
  • Job description/ role requirements

🧪 Test Options:

  • Preset test: Not available
  • Customized test: < 48 hour setup time

📝 Topics:

Ability to solve different types of problems

Problem Solving

Ability to communicate all the details about a specific

Communication

Ability to notice and retain all the intricate details

Observation

Ability to draw sound conclusions from the given information

Inference Assessment
Interpretation

Ability to determine whether the logic of the argument is sound or not

Evaluation of Arguments

Ability to determine whether the assumptions are correct or not

Recognizing Assumptions

Ability to draw insight from the given data

Deduction
Statements & Conclusion
Data Interpretation

Sample Adaface Critical Thinking Questions

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

🧐 Question 🔧 Skill 💪 Difficulty 🕒 Time
Emma's cafe business - Emma's cafe has been operat...
Critical Thinking Medium 2 min
Ivory's new startup - Statement: Ivory started a ...
Critical Thinking Easy 2 min

How to use the Adaface Critical Thinking test

Start screening candidates within minutes with the Adaface Critical Thinking ready-to-go test

1. Choose the most appropriate test for your role

2. Start inviting candidates to complete the assessment

3. Receive real time notifications and shortlist the best candidates

Customize the Adaface Critical Thinking Test according to your job description

1. Get a custom assessment from our library of 700+ skills within 48 hours

2. Start inviting candidates to complete the assesment

3. Receive real time notifications and shortlist the best candidates

Adaface Critical Thinking test is trusted by enterprises worldwide

amazon
PayPal
Morgan Stanley
Adidas
SG Government
Neilsen
UCLA
Ernst and Young
Microsoft
WeWork
Bosch
Optimum Solutions
SAP
Doubtnut
Deloitte
HCL
FusionCharts
United Nations
Love Bonito
ZiMetrics
MTM

About the Adaface Critical Thinking Test

Evaluate aptitude, technical and coding skills with Adaface skills assessment platform powered with an intelligent chatbot

Topics:

Ability to solve different types of problems

Problem Solving

Ability to communicate all the details about a specific

Communication

Ability to notice and retain all the intricate details

Observation

Ability to draw sound conclusions from the given information

Inference Assessment
Interpretation

Ability to determine whether the logic of the argument is sound or not

Evaluation of Arguments

Ability to determine whether the assumptions are correct or not

Recognizing Assumptions

Ability to draw insight from the given data

Deduction
Statements & Conclusion
Data Interpretation

Recommended Roles:

Graphic Designer
Project Manager
Software Developer
Software Tester
Analyst
Business Analyst
Data Analyst
Graduate
Intern
Sales Representatives
Chief Executives
Treasurers and Controllers

About Critical Thinking

Why is Critical Thinking so popular

Critical thinking is a domain-general thinking skill

The ability to think rationally and clearly is important in whatever we choose to do. If you work in finance, management, education, research, or the legal profession, then critical thinking is definitely important. Critical thinking skills are not restricted to a particular subject area. Being able to think well and solve problems systematically is an asset for any career.

Critical thinking promotes creativity

To come up with a creative solution to a problem involves not just having new ideas, but must also make sure that the new ideas being generated are relevant and useful to the task at hand. Critical thinking plays a crucial role in evaluating new ideas, selecting the best ones, and modifying them as necessary.

Critical thinking is very important in the new knowledge economy

The global knowledge economy is driven by information and technology. One has to be able to deal with changes quickly and effectively. The new economy places increasing demands on the ability to analyze information, flexible intellectual skills, and integrate diverse sources of knowledge in problem-solving. Great critical thinking promotes such type of thinking skills and is very important in the ever-changing workplace.

Why You Should Use This Critical Thinking Test

The Critical thinking test helps recruiters and hiring managers to 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 expensive engineering 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 finding possible future leaders.

About Critical Thinking Job Roles

A candidate's ability to solve problems and understand situations is influenced by their ability to think critically. In this digital age, with information changing rapidly, the capacity to navigate unfamiliar territories is a valuable skill for nearly every job. Assessing critical thinking in an interview is equally important whether you're hiring a new sales representative or someone in a managerial position.

The test measure's a candidate's ability to:

  • Make correct inferences
  • Recognize assumptions
  • Make deductions
  • Come to conclusions
  • Interpret and evaluate arguments

The test is designed to filter out candidates for roles like:

  • Data Analyst
  • Business Analyst
  • Product Manager
  • Criminologist
  • Product Analyst
  • Accountant
  • Program Manager
  • Logistics Manager
  • Financial Analyst
  • Legal Secretary
  • Customer-facing roles
  • Sales professionals
  • Medical professions

Distribution Of Test Scores

The actual score distributon will vary based on your candidate pipeline quality, but you should typically expect ~20% of the candidates to do well on Adaface assessments.

The score distribution for our assessments follow the normal curve. This is a good sign- standardized tests like SAT and GRE follow the normal distribution (bell curve).

Status quo assessments typically have the exact opposite of the bell curve (too many candidates getting close to 0, too many candidates getting close to 100 and too few candidates in the middle). This is typically because they focus on theoretical questions or trick questions, which are very binary in nature- either you know the trick/ theory or you don’t.

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FAQs

What is Critical Thinking?

Critical thinking is the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully analyzing, synthesizing, conceptualizing, applying, and/ or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, reflection, reasoning, observation, experience, or communication, as a guide to belief and action.

What type of questions will the Critical Thinking Online Test include?

The test is designed to enable recruiters and hiring managers to quickly identify which candidates should be invited to an interview.

This test will assess candidates on their fundamentals and depth of Critical Thinking ability with questions on:

  • 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 questions are designed to test for on-the-job Critical Thinking skills as opposed to just theoretical concepts. Test the situational and problem-solving ability of your candidates.

What skills are required for a Critical Thinking role?

Depending on the role and industry, a Critical Thinking expert might require these skills:

  • Make correct inferences
  • Recognize assumptions
  • Make deductions
  • Come to conclusions
  • Interpret and evaluate arguments
What is a custom assessment?

Every role is different and requires a custom assessment to identify top candidates efficiently. Adaface subject matter experts understand your job description/ role requirements and pick the most relevant questions from our library of 10000+ questions to create a technical assessment that helps you find the qualified candidates in your candidate pipeline quickly. All custom assessments are set up based on the job description, role requirements, must-have skills, experience level and salary range within a maximum of 48 hours and you will get an email notification once it goes live.

Check out a sample assessment here (no credit card required).

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.

How is Adaface different from other assessment tools?

We believe that status quo tech assessment platforms are not a fair way for companies to evaluate engineers because they focus on trick questions/ puzzles/ niche algorithms. We started Adaface to help companies find great engineers by assessing on-the-job skills required for a role. Read more about why we started Adaface.

Here's what's different with Adaface:

  • High quality non-googleable questions that test for on-the-job skills as opposed to theoretical knowledge.
  • A friendly conversational assessment with a chatbot, instead of sending a "test" to a candidate. This translates to a higher completion rate. Adaface assessments (86% candidate completion rate), as opposed to traditional tests (40-50% candidate completion rate)
  • Customized assessments for 700+ skills at different experience levels.
Do you have any anti-cheating or proctoring features in place?

We have the following anti-cheating features in place:

  • Web proctoring
  • Webcam proctoring
  • Plagairism detection
  • Non-googleable questions
  • Secure browser

Read more 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. As in an assessment is optimizing 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 60%, 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?

The platform is completely self-serve, so here's one way to proceed:

  • You can sign up for free to get a feel for how it works.
  • The free trial includes one sample assessment (Java/ JavaScript) that you will find in your dashboard when you sign up. You can use it to review the quality of questions, and the candidate experience of a conversational test on Adaface.
  • To review the quality of questions, you can also review our public questions for 50+ skills here.
  • Once you're convinced that you want to try it out with real assessments and candidates, you can pick a plan according to your requirements.
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.

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!


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