Graduate Reasoning Test

High-Level Reasoning Ability
Use for
The assessment of high level general reasoning ability
Qualification
EFPA LEvel 1, BPS Certificate of Competence in Occupational Testing Level A, or equivalent.
Use with
Graduate & management calibre adults

A comprehensive and in-depth measure of mental ability, GRT1 has been designed to assess high level reasoning ability. Suitable for management and graduate calibre staff, it consists of three sections which can be administered individually or together, measuring Verbal (VR1), Numerical (NR1) and Abstract (AR1) reasoning ability.

What GRT1 measures

Verbal Reasoning (VR1) measures verbal fluency, vocabulary and the ability to understand and reason using words. This test is appropriate for all jobs which require a high level of verbal ability (e.g. managerial, senior sales and administrative positions, system analysts, marketing and advertising executives).

Numerical Reasoning (NR1) measures the ability to use and understand numerical concepts, to reason using numbers and perceive logical relationships between them. This test is appropriate for all jobs which require a high level of numerical ability (e.g. accountants and others in the financial services sector and for all senior positions which require dealing with financial and technical data).

Abstract Reasoning (AR1) 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 influenced by previous education and achievement. It is appropriate for all jobs which require bringing logical analysis to bear in novel, intellectually demanding situations (e.g. senior management positions, technical and scientific posts).

Advantages

GRT1 provides a comprehensive assessment of high level 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 GRT1 is an essential tool for cost-effective graduate selection and assessment. It is available in paper and pencil format, or online and offline using the GeneSys platform. GRT1 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 professional groups.

GRT1 can identify people who

  • Reason logically
  • Perform complex numerical computations
  • Quickly grasp highly abstract concepts
  • Have an extensive vocabulary
  • Are quick thinking
  • Understand words and their meanings
  • Are effective problems solvers
  • Quickly benefit from training
  • Understand 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 solve problems
  • Are slow to benefit from training
  • Are confused by numerical problems

GRT1 Reports

Decision-maker and candidate feedback reports are available for GRT1. 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.