Logical Reasoning Tests

Logical reasoning tests are also known as diagrammatic, abstract or inductive reasoning tests.

  • What are logical reasoning tests?

    Logical reasoning tests assess how well a candidate is able to analyse a variety of logical information and use this information to establish missing concepts within a pattern or sequence. The images and symbols vary across questions and there are a variety of different activities that the candidate has been asked to undertake, but the underlying construct measured relates to logical reasoning and problem solving.

    Developed by chartered occupational psychologists, our logical reasoning tests assess key deduction skills which are essential to the everyday working environment.

  • Why do employers use logical reasoning tests?

    Employers use logical reasoning tests as they reveal a candidate's deduction and problem solving skills. Since the ability to solve problems effectively is a universal skill, it's no surprise these are used by employers hiring for a wide range of roles.

  • What is the logical reasoning test format?

    Logical reasoning tests include a sequence of shapes and a series of multiple choice questions. Tests are timed to ensure candidates are judged both for quality and speed.

    The number of questions and the amount of allotted time vary from test to test, but typically candidates will be given about one minute per question.

  • What skills does logical reasoning test?

    Logical reasoning tests a candidate's ability to reason logically. Typically, logical reasoning tests measure non-verbal abilities and require candidates to find solutions by abstracting rules, structures and analogies.


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    How difficult are the tests?

    We have two levels of logical reasoning tests so they can be used for all levels within a company. The foundation level is typically given to more vocational roles, while the advanced level is used more senior and management positions.

    How long do the tests last?

    The allotted time for the logical reasoning tests vary, but they're typically 15 - 20 minutes long. Likewise, the number of questions will be dependent on the complexity, but as a guide, candidates will be given about one minute per question.

    Are these tests available in my plan?

    We have a range of plans available. The difference between the plans is the number of test attempts permitted, not the type of tests. All our plans include our full test suite comprising all tests and all levels.

    Can I see what the test is like?

    The most important skills it tests are a candidate's deduction and problem solving. On top of these, logical reasoning tests will reveal a candidates ability to focus on key information, to handle pressure and work under time constraints.

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