General mental ability influences how quickly somebody can learn, how readily they can adapt, how easily they can understand, and how adeptly they can solve novel problems.

For organisations, it is well established that cognitive ability predicts occupational success, and is an important ingredient of future potential. However, the use of tests of general reasoning is not without controversy, which is why it is important for organisations to select tests that are fair, reliable, and valid.

OUR GENERAL REASONING ASSESSMENT

GCAT is a general mental ability test that measures verbal, numerical, and abstract reasoning ability.

It is suitable to assess all levels of staff for selection purposes, identify high-potential workers, or assess whether applicants have the minimum ability level needed for a particular job.

Explore GCAT

GCAT is a general mental ability test that measures verbal, numerical, and abstract reasoning ability.

It is suitable to assess all levels of staff for selection purposes, identify high-potential workers, or assess whether applicants have the minimum ability level needed for a particular job.

THE ASSESSMENT

GCAT provides a measure of general mental ability and is comprised of 60 items under verbal, numerical, and abstract reasoning categories.

It is an untimed assessment that is typically completed in about 30 minutes. A timed variant of GCAT is available for selection into roles where complex decision-making under time pressure is a feature of the role, or when necessary for operational reasons.

OVERVIEW

  • Provides a comprehensive assessment of mental ability in verbal, numerical, and abstract reasoning.
  • Strong overall internal consistency reliability in excess of 0.85 across subsamples, e.g. gender, ethnicity.
  • Flexible administration with either supervised or unsupervised options.
  • Reduces pressure on participants by adopting untimed testing.
  • While the GCAT is untimed, the test is quick to administer with an average completion time of 30 minutes. This is comparable to similar timed tests.