Abstract Reasoning Test

Fluid Intelligence – Ability To Respond To Novel Situations
Use for
The assessment of fluid mental ability
Qualification
EFPA Level 1, BPS Certificate of Competence in Occupational Testing Level A, or equivalent.
Use with
Graduate and managerial calibre adults

ART assesses ‘Fluid Intelligence’. This is considered to be the purest form of general mental ability and has consistently been shown to be an excellent predictor of work and academic achievement.

What ART measures

ART measures the capacity to adapt to and learn from novel situations and experiences. The respondent is required to think holistically and analyse complex patterns across two dimensions. As such this is considered to be a core ability for strategic thinking.

Advantages

ART has excellent levels of reliability and validity, yet can be completed in 20 minutes. Not relying on the use of words or numbers, it has been designed to assess ability across culture and language groups. As there is no need to use different language versions of the test, it is particularly useful for global recruiters. ART is available in paper and pencil format, or online and offline using the GeneSys platform.

ART has been completed by scores of people worldwide from a variety of occupations and cultural backgrounds. As a result, an extensive range of norms exist enabling respondents’ results to be compared to those obtained by a wide range of professional groups.

ART Reports

Decision-maker and candidate feedback reports are available for ART. They present a detailed breakdown of the respondent’s performance using profile charts and narrative. The group report option provides decision-makers with a summary of the results from a number of respondents ranked according to performance.