EAS ability testsThe Employee Aptitude Survey (EAS) ability tests are suitable for many roles and often these tests can be used together or in combination with others psychometric tests, depending on the need.

The basic concept that guided the development of the EAS tests was maximum validity per minute testing. 

The theory being the most efficient way to maximise validity is through the use of combinations of short tests, each of which measures a unique and important factors.

Below are some suggested test batteries of EAS tests for different levels of roles, many of which we would also recommend an IQ test (such as the Wonderlic) is added to:

 

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A detailed description of each test is supplied below:

EAS1 – Verbal Comprehension Ability Test

  • 5 minutes in length.
  • 30 test items.
  • Administration needs to be supervised.
  • Online and paper based versions of the test.
  • This verbal comprehension ability test measures the ability to understand written words and the meaning associated with them.
  • For each item, the examinee selects the synonym for a designated word from the four possibilities presented.
  • This ability test determines how broad a vocabulary a person has for both written and oral communication.
  • This test is relevant to all roles where a strong grasp of the English language is required.
  • Niche Consulting has developed extensive NZ business norms for this test, in addition to the test publishers norms.

 

EAS2 – Numerical Ability

  • 10 minutes in length.
  • 74 test items.
  • Administration needs to be supervised.
  • Online and paper based versions of the test.
  • Measures the ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide.
  • The ability test has three parts.
  • Part I measures facility in working with integers.
  • Part II measures facility with decimals
  • Part III measures facility with common fractions.

 

EAS3 - Visual Pursuit Ability

  • 5 mins, timed.
  • 30 test items.
  • Administration needs to be supervised.
  • Online and paper based versions.
  • This ability test measures the ability to make rapid, accurate scanning movements with the eyes.
  • For each ability test item, the examinee visually traces lines through an entangled network resembling a schematic diagram.
  • Useful for production roles or semi skilled workers who need to install equipment according to schematic diagrams.

 

EAS4 - Visual Speed and Accuracy Ability Test

  • 5 mins, timed.
  • 150 test items.
  • Administration needs to be supervised.
  • Online and paper based versions.
  • This ability test measures the ability to compare numbers or patterns quickly and accurately.
  • Each ability test item consists of two alpha-numeric strings of characters.
  • The examinee compares the two strings and indicates whether they are the same or different.
  • This test is useful for assessing people who need to have a high level of accuracy when checking information, such as clerical roles.

 

EAS5 – Space Visualisation

  • 5 mins, timed.
  • 50 test items.
  • Administration needs to be supervised.
  • Online and paper based versions.
  • This ability test measures the ability to visualise forms in space and to manipulate objects mentally.
  • This ability test consists of pictures of piles of blocks. The examinee determines how many other blocks in the pile touch a specific block.
  • Space Visualisation is a strong component of “mechanical aptitude”. 

 

EAS6 – Numerical Reasoning Ability Test

  • 5 minutes in length.
  • 20 test items.
  • Administration needs to be supervised.
  • Online and paper based versions of the test.
  • Measures the ability to analyse logical numerical relationships and to discover underlying principles.
  • Each item consists of a series of numbers, the task is to select the next number in the series from 5 alternatives.
  • Helpful in understanding comfort level with numbers, even in roles where there is not a higher level of numerical ability needed.
  • Niche Consulting has developed extensive NZ business norms for this test, in addition to the test publishers norms.

 

EAS7 – Verbal Reasoning Ability Test

  • 5 minutes in length.
  • 30 test items.
  • Administration needs to be supervised.
  • Online and paper based versions of the test.
  • This verbal reasoning ability test measures the ability to combine separate pieces of information and to form conclusions on the basis of that information.
  • A series of facts is presented for the examinee to review. Five conclusions follow each series. Based upon the facts given, the examinee indicates whether each conclusion is true, false, or uncertain.
  • This ability test looks at logical thinking and reasoning skills when dealing with written and verbal information.
  • Clarifies whether an individual will make sound logical decisions by seeing the wider consequences as opposed to becoming too narrowly focused.
  • Niche Consulting has developed extensive NZ business norms for this test, in addition to the test publishers norms.

 

EAS8 – Word Fluency Test

  • 12 minutes in length.
  • 36 test items.
  • Administration needs to be supervised.
  • Paper based administration only.
  • This ability test measures flexibility and ease in verbal communication.
  • The examinee writes as many words as possible beginning with a designated letter.

 

EAS9 – Manual Speed and Accuracy

  • 5 mins, timed.
  • 750 test items.
  • Administration needs to be supervised.
  • Paper based version only.
  • This ability test measures the ability to make repetitive, five finger movements rapidly and accurately.
  • The examinee places pencil marks within as many “O’s” as possible in 5 minutes.
  • Measures manual dexterity.

 

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.

We have other ability tests in the following categories:

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