Abstract reasoning tests are often diagrammatic in natureAbstract reasoning psychometric tests are designed to measure an individual’s ability to work flexibly with unfamiliar information and solve problems. 

Abstract reasoning ability can give an indication of how well an individual will think conceptually and analytically.

Some Abstract reasoning tests are also IQ tests and there is certainly some cross over between these two types of tests.

Some of the abstract reasoning tests we have need to be administered supervised and others can be administered online unsupervised.

Supervised Abstract Reasoning Tests

EAS10 – Symbolic Reasoning Ability Test

  • 20 mins, timed.
  • 40 test items.
  • Administration needs to be supervised.
  • Online version only.
  • This ability test measures the ability to manipulate abstract symbols mentally and to make judgements and decisions that are logically valid.
  • Each ability test item contains a statement and a conclusion. The examinee indicates whether the conclusion is true, false, or impossible to determine.

Raven Standard Progressive Matrices

  • Can be administered untimed or timed - 20 minutes in length.
  • Administration needs to be supervised.
  • 60 test items.
  • Paper based version of the test.
  • Been in use and researched for over 40 years.
  • Good measure of fluid intelligence and abstract reasoning ability.
  • Items are all diagrammatic problems, where non-verbal reasoning skills are only being assessed.
  • This test is particularly useful in assessing the ability to perceive, understand and grasp complex relationships in confusing situations.
  • Niche Consulting has developed a NZ business norm for this tests, in addition to the test publishers norms.

Unsupervised Abstract Reasoning Ability Tests

Verify Inductive Reasoning Test

  • The inductive reasoning test is designed to test a candidate’s ability to draw inferences and understand the relationships between various concepts independent of acquired knowledge.
  • This test is particularly relevant for roles where critical components of the role include dealing with new concepts and approaches, building strategies, and resolving complex, ambiguous and novel problems.
  • 25 minutes in length, verify test 7 minutes in length.
  • A rotating bank of test items is used.
  • Unsupervised administration online.
  • Suitable for managerial roles.

We have other ability tests in the following categories: