What is a cognitive ability test?

2024-04-21 2024-04-21T11:57:11Z
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Weather of Arabia - Cognitive abilities testing is a scientific methodology used to evaluate the level of capabilities of job applicants by employers. This is done through a variety of test forms, as the test aims to measure a person’s ability to perform the tasks assigned to him and deal with a variety of situations that may He encounters her at work.

The cognitive abilities test includes multiple skills such as problem solving, prioritization, and numerical skills, among others. Tests are usually multiple choice questions, with only one correct answer, and applicants' scores are tabulated and compared to those of other applicants who have taken the same test.

Some tests are offered online for free to familiarize candidates with the types of questions they might expect to face on the actual test.

The importance of measuring employees' cognitive ability

Scientists believe that cognitive abilities represent an individual's means of learning and acquiring knowledge, as well as the ability to use them to solve problems, control the surrounding environment, and adapt to different circumstances and conditions. Therefore, conducting cognitive ability tests becomes important before assuming any position or job.

Purpose of cognitive ability testing

The purpose of this test is to predict the success rate of job applicants in performing the job tasks assigned to them, regardless of the nature of the job. The test evaluates the applicant’s general cognitive skills and general abilities. Therefore, this test is conducted in addition to other foundations and tools used by the Ministry of Civil Service to evaluate government jobs. Except for health and educational jobs.

Content of the cognitive ability test

The test components were selected and defined in relation to a new scientific theory called "Carol Horne Cattell" to differentiate between mental abilities. The test consists of four main capabilities:

  1. Numerical cognitive ability: The test measures the ability to think numerically and process, analyze and understand numerical data.
  2. Verbal Cognitive Ability: Assesses the ability to reason verbally, analyze and understand written questions.
  3. Abstract cognitive ability: Measures a person's general intelligence and ability to think about abstract concepts or ideas.
  4. Cognitive induction ability: Measures the ability to pay attention to detail and detect errors quickly and accurately under specified conditions.

The cognitive ability test questions are based on five multiple options, and require candidates to accurately identify errors and pieces of knowledge. The cognitive ability test allows for the recruitment of employees; It measures the applicant's ability to think quickly and accurately and detect errors in written information under specified circumstances in a timely manner.

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