General Reasoning Test

Comprehensive and in-depth measure of mental agility
Use for
The assessment of general reasoning ability
Qualification
EFPA Level 1, BPS Certificate of Competence in Occupational Testing Level A, or equivalent.
Use with
Adults of a wide range of ability & young people over 15

A comprehensive and in-depth measure of mental agility, GRT2 has been designed to assess general reasoning ability. Suitable for non-graduate level applicants, it consists of three sections which can be administered individually or together, measuring Verbal (VR2), Numerical (NR2) and Abstract (AR2) reasoning ability.

What GRT2 measures

Verbal Reasoning (VR2) measures basic vocabulary, verbal fluency and the ability to reason using words. This test is appropriate for all jobs which require a general level of verbal ability (e.g. junior sales and administrative positions, clerical jobs).

Numerical Reasoning (NR2) measures the ability to use numbers in a logical, efficient way. This test is appropriate for all jobs which require a general level of numerical ability (e.g. accounts clerks and technical roles).

Abstract Reasoning (AR2) measures the ability to understand abstract logical problems and use new information outside the range of previous experience. This is the purest form of mental ability and is least affected by previous education and achievement. It is therefore ideally suited to assess individuals of various educational backgrounds and cultural groups.

Advantages

GRT2 provides a comprehensive assessment of mental ability. It is quick to complete, taking 28 minutes plus administration time. As mental ability has been consistently found to be the best single predictor of job performance, the GRT2 is an essential tool for cost-effective selection and assessment across a wide range of roles. It is available in paper and pencil format, or online and offline using the GeneSys platform.

GRT2 has been completed by thousands 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 vocational groups.

GRT2 can identify people who:

  • Reason logically
  • Perform numerical computations
  • Quickly grasp abstract concepts
  • Have a good vocabulary
  • Are quick thinking
  • Understand words and their meanings
  • Are effective problems solvers
  • Benefit from training
  • Comprehend numerical problems
  • Take poorly reasoned decisions
  • Make numerical errors
  • Fail to grasp abstract ideas
  • Have a poor vocabulary
  • Are slow to understand issues
  • Misuse words
  • Fail to find solutions to problems
  • Are slow to benefit from training
  • Are confused by numbers

GRT2 Reports

Decision-maker and candidate feedback reports are available for GRT2. They present a detailed breakdown of the respondent’s performance across the sub-scales 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.