Cognitive Ability Assessments

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Swift Executive Aptitude (SEA)

This assessment is a combination of three sub-tests to assess an individual’s critical thinking in terms of verbal, numerical and abstract reasoning.

Administration type: Online
Test duration: 18 minutes (timed)
Ideal for: Selection for recruitment, talent identification or succession planning for roles that requires strategic thinking

This assessment is a combination of three sub-tests to assess an individual’s critical thinking in terms of verbal, numerical and abstract reasoning. Balancing technology and strong validity, this test is used as a predictor of workplace performance and the individual’s learning agility. It assesses the following aptitude areas:

  • Verbal (working with words)
  • Abstract (working with logic)
  • Numerical (working with numbers)

*Single tests for the above aptitude areas are also available


MindmetriQ™ Gamified Aptitude Assessments

This is a set of gamified aptitude assessments to assess general cognitive ability (defined by Spearman as “g”), which is a component that is widely accepted as the best predictor of job performance.

Administration type: Online
Test duration: 3 – 7 minutes per assessment area (timed)
Ideal for: Selection for recruitment, talent identification or succession planning for roles that requires strategic thinking

MindmetriQ™ is a set of gamified aptitude assessments to assess general cognitive ability (defined by Spearman as “g”), which is a component that is widely accepted as the best predictor of job performance. Using established research and cutting-edge technology, MindmetriQ™ has the validity and reliability properties equivalent to a traditional aptitude tests (i.e. numerical reasoning test, verbal reasoning test etc.). It assesses the following aptitude areas:

  • Verbal
  • Numerical
  • Logical

*Single tests for the above aptitude areas are also available


Swift Analysis Aptitude (SAA)

This assessment is a combination of three sub-tests to assess an individual’s critical thinking in terms of verbal, numerical and diagrammatic reasoning.

Administration type: Online
Test duration: 18 minutes (timed)
Ideal for: Selection for recruitment, talent identification or succession planning for roles that do not require strategic thinking

This assessment is a combination of three sub-tests to assess an individual’s critical thinking in terms of verbal, numerical and diagrammatic reasoning. Balancing technology and strong validity, this test is used as a predictor of workplace performance and the individual’s learning agility. It assesses the following aptitude areas:

  • Diagrammatic (working with systems)
  • Numerical (working with numbers)
  • Verbal (working with words)

*Single tests for the above aptitude areas are also available


Swift Comprehension Aptitude (SCA)

This assessment measures critical reasoning in terms of verbal and numerical reasoning, as well as error checking.

Administration type: Online
Test duration: 9.5 minutes (timed)
Ideal for: Selection or screening for operational, commercial, customer and administrative staff at apprentice or entry-level.

This test measures critical reasoning through short verbal, numerical and checking sub-tests. Balancing technology and strong validity, this test is used as a predictor of workplace performance and the individual’s learning agility. It assesses the following aptitude areas:

  • Numerical (working with numbers)
  • Error Checking (working with details)
  • Verbal (working with words)

*Single tests for the above aptitude areas are also available


Saville Swift Technical Aptitude (STA)

This assessment measures practical reasoning through short spatial, mechanical and diagrammatic sub-tests.

Administration type: Online
Test duration: 10 minutes (timed)
Ideal for: Selection or screening for technical roles, e.g. production workers, apprentices, engineers, designers and scientists

This test measures practical reasoning through short spatial, mechanical and diagrammatic sub-tests. Balancing technology and strong validity, this test is used as a predictor of workplace performance and the individual’s learning agility. It assesses the following aptitude areas:

  • Mechanical (working with equipment)
  • Diagrammatic (working with systems)
  • Spatial (working with designs)

*Single tests for the above aptitude areas are also available


Swift Apprentice Aptitude

This assessment measures both technical and comprehension reasoning through short verbal, numerical, checking, spatial, mechanical and diagrammatic sub-tests.

Administration type: Online
Test duration: 19.5 minutes (timed)
Ideal for: Selection or screening of all types of staff at apprentice or entry-level roles.

This test measures both technical and comprehension reasoning through short verbal, numerical, checking, spatial, mechanical and diagrammatic sub-tests. Balancing technology and strong validity, this test is used as a predictor of workplace performance and the individual’s learning agility. It assesses the following aptitude areas:

  • Numerical (working with numbers)
  • Mechanical (working with equipment)
  • Diagrammatic (working with systems)*
  • Error Checking (working with details)
  • Spatial (working with designs)
  • Verbal (working with words)

*Single test for the above aptitude area is also available


Bennett Mechanical Comprehension Test® (BMTC-II)

This assessment measures mechanical aptitude, such as spatial perception/visualisation, mechanical comprehension.

Administration type: Online
Test duration: 30 minutes (timed)
Ideal for: Selection or screening for electrical, engineering and mechanical roles as well as equipment operators in mining, manufacturing and utilities companies

BMTC-II is an assessment designed to assess mechanical aptitude. It helps to identify candidates with good spatial perception and mechanical reasoning abilities, as well as those with an aptitude for learning mechanical processes and tasks. It measures the following abilities:

  • Mechanical comprehension
  • Spatial Visualisation
  • Knowledge of basic physical and mechanical laws
  • Deduction of how machinery works

Differential Aptitude Tests™ Next Generation (DAT™ NG)

This assessment is a battery of tests designed to assess a number of cognitive abilities such as verbal, numerical and abstract reasoning.

Administration type: Online
Test duration: 15 minutes per test (untimed)
Ideal for: Pre-hire process, internal selection/talent identification, career guidance, recruitment to higher education courses and training

DAT™ NG is a battery of tests designed to assess the levels of a number of cognitive abilities and aptitude that are important predictors of job performance and training success. Leveraging on Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT), the difficulty of items presented to each test-taker is tailored to their level of ability. It has the following sub-tests:

  • Verbal Analogies
  • Numerical Calculations
  • Numerical Sequences
  • Abstract Reasoning
  • Space Relations

Watson-Glaser II Critical Thinking Appraisal (WG-II)

This is a verbal ability test designed to assess critical thinking ability, of which an individual is required to look at a situation and clearly understand it from multiple perspectives while separating facts from opinions and assumptions.

Administration type: Online
Test duration: 40 minutes (timed)
Ideal for: Recruitment, training and development

This is a verbal ability test designed to assess critical thinking ability, of which an individual is required to look at a situation and clearly understand it from multiple perspectives while separating facts from opinions and assumptions. It is designed especially for roles such as lawyers, insurance analysts, police officers, airline pilots or IT professionals. The individual is to analyse and reach logical conclusions from written information, to discern between facts and assumptions and to draw correct inferences. It powers the following reports:

  • Profile Report
  • Interview Report
  • Development Report

RAVEN’S Advanced Progressive Matrices (APM-III)

This is a non-verbal assessment designed to measure an individual’s level of cognitive ability.

Administration type: Online
Test duration: 40 minutes (timed)
Ideal for: Recruitment of high level technical or professional positions

This is a non-verbal assessment designed to measure an individual’s level of cognitive ability. It helps organisations to identify individuals with advanced observation and clear thinking skills, who have the ability to handle the complexity and ambiguity of the modern workplace. This assessment offers information about one’s capacity for analysing and solving problems, abstract reasoning as well as their learning potential. It powers the following report:

  • Profile Report

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