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Test of Abstract Reasoning

Determine if job candidates can think clearly, analyze information, solve problems and make rational decisions.

The Test of Abstract Reasoning (TAR) is typically used as a measure of general ability for selection into occupations which involve a moderate to high level of demand on reasoning ability and for other purposes where the ability to think clearly, analyze information, solve problems and make rational decisions are important.

The TAR measures the extent to which a person can discover principles and rules, and apply them to solve problems using abstract visual patterns rather than numbers and words. The TAR is nearly language free and so may avoid problems associated with the use of verbal reasoning tests in some contexts where candidates’ written English skills are not well developed.

Examples of selection criteria linked to measures of abstract reasoning are:

  • Planning and coordinating
  • Creating innovative solutions to problems
  • Making decisions in a rational manner
  • Learning new material quickly
  • Collecting and analyzing information

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Online Reports

TEST OF ABSTRACT REASONING PROFILE – SHORT FORM
(45 QUESTIONS) 1 PAGE
The Test of Abstract Reasoning Profile Report – short form provides a picture of a candidates ability to discover principles and rules and apply them to solve problems using abstract visual patterns. It shows a candidates ability to think clearly and solve problems. The short form shows the raw scores from 45 questions and the candidate’s percentile rank.
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TEST OF ABSTRACT REASONING PROFILE – LONG FORM
(60 QUESTIONS) 1 PAGE
The Test of Abstract Reasoning Profile Report – long form provides a picture of a candidates ability to discover principles and rules and apply them to solve problems using abstract visual patterns. It shows a candidates ability to think clearly and solve problems. The long form shows the raw scores from 60 questions and the candidate’s percentile rank.
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Use for

  • Employee Selection

Administration

Time: 20-25 minutes
Items: Short Form – 45 items
Long Form – 60 items
Scoring: www.CareerID.com (online)

 


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