Visual speed and accuracy is all about checking and getting the detail correctVisual speed and accuracy psychological tests come in varying forms, but all are assessing a person’s ability to quickly and accurately do tasks that require some form of visual checking of data.

These tests are relevant in occupations where accuracy in checking documents and files is important to success in the role.

These visual tests may vary from following visual schemas to checking verbal, numerical and / or technical information for errors.

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”.  

MOST - Verbal Checking

  • 8 mins, timed.
  • 42 errors to find.
  • Administration needs to be supervised.
  • Paper based version only.
  • This ability test measures the ability to detect (quickly and accurately) errors in text of various sorts.
  • Relevant for any occupation where it is important for documents to be checked before being sent out.
  • This includes PAs, secretaries, typists, clerks, data inputters, assistants, proofreaders, etc.

MOST - Numerical Checking

  • 8 mins, timed.
  • 52 errors to find.
  • Administration needs to be supervised.
  • Paper based version only.
  • This ability test measures the ability to quickly and accurately detect errors in various sorts of numerical data.
  • The task does not require any numerical ability, only the ability to scan arrays of numbers and being precise in detecting errors.
  • Relevant for any occupation where care needs to be taken to ensure that the numerical content of documents or files is correct.
  • This includes data processors, clerks, typists, clerks, data inputters, research assistants, proofreaders, etc.

MOST - Technical Checking

  • 12 mins, timed.
  • 28 errors to find.
  • Administration needs to be supervised.
  • Paper based version only.
  • This ability test measures the ability to detect errors when the information has been changed from one form (eg: numerical) into another (eg: verbal).
  • Although the checking is done against a correct copy, subjects must be able to translate information in one form into another.
  • It is applicable in any occupation where it is necessary to ensure the consistency of information presented in different forms.  This includes bank clerks, research assistants, proofreaders of technical reports etc.

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