What is abstract reasoning? Abstract reasoning refers to your lateral thinking skills or fluid intelligence.
This is the ability to ‘think on your feet’, to quickly identify patterns, perceive logical rules and trends in new data, accimilate information, and apply it to solving problems.
Abstract reasoning tests are designed to assess your ability to identify and interpret patterns, extract rules and structures. Questions will typically display a series of shapes, patterns or objects. You are required to select the correct answer from a set of possible options.
In many roles, having the ability to quickly identify relationships, patterns and trends in organisational data, such as customers’ purchasing behaviour or market research, is vital to thinking strategically and solving problems quickly.
Nearly all employees should have at least a reasonable level of abstract reasoning capabilities.
The results from an abstract reasoning test offer a good indication of a candidate's ability to:
This 16-minute aptitude test measures abstract critical reasoning. It is designed for universal use across all roles.
Time: 16 minutes
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