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Reasoning Test

The fast and easy way to test candidates' inductive reasoning ability. Fair and accurate online assessments for every role.

  • 15 mins
  • 15 questions
  • Fair and valid science
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Insights™ Inductive reasoning test

Show which candidates can work with abstract information and logic problems.

  • Rapid 15 minutes assessment
  • 15 inductive questions
  • All levels covered: apprentice to CEO
  • PC, Mac, Laptop, Tablet, Mobile
  • Automatic cheat-protection systems
  • Accessible and unbiased by design
  • Predicts workplace performance
  • CSV upload and ATS integration
  • Use your logo and branding

Our Insights™ Inductive Reasoning Test makes it easy to evaluate candidates' ability to solve abstract problems, understand logical patterns, and identify outside the box solutions at any level.

Developed by qualified business psychologists in line with the rigorous guidelines published by the European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations (EFPA), this is a test you can trust.

Using adaptive test technology, this inductive test has built-in levels for all roles from apprentice to CEO.

Choose from our pre-built norm groups to easily compare your candidates against global benchmarks, or create your benchmarks.

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Join a community of over 6,000 global companies using Test Partnership assessments to help them hire the best people quickly, easily, and fairly.

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Inductive testing for every role and every level

Objectively measure candidates' ability to work with inductive data across all levels including apprentice, graduate, managers, and CEO.

You can be confident in the results knowing our inductive reasoning test automatically adapts to each candidate's ability, which means every candidate gets a great, personalised, assessment experience.

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Boost candidate experience

Showcase your brand by adding your colours and your logo to our assessments.

You can build assessments tailored to your role by choosing from our library of pre-built valid assessments. Choose from our pre-built norm-groups to easily rank and compare your candidates' scores.

Assessments led by science

Proven and trusted online assessments to quickly identify potential. All our assessments use robust science backed up by research and development according to EFPA standards.

Developed by experts

Our qualified in-house business psychologists have been developing psychometric tests for over 10 years. They push for innovation and are regular lecturers at Birkbeck, University of London. Our psychologists have developed advanced expertise in the latest psychometric methods including item response theory including the Rash model. Our expertise means we are often used by other psychometric test publishers to help them build or improve their psychometric assessments. By working with Test Partnership you get industry-recognised expertise from qualified business psychologists.

Industry-leading accuracy

Our psychologists use the latest psychometric test models including item response theory (IRT) to ensure accurate test scores. Our assessments have industry-leading reliability and validity properties, so you can have confidence in the outcomes. The results you get from our assessments have been demonstrated through research to be highly accurate which means you get actionable insights into your candidates' performance. By working with Test Partnership you get confidence in your data.

Reduce bias

All our assessments have robust evidence to prove they do not adversely affect protected groups. Our test development process includes trialling our questions on tens of thousands of participants from mixed backgrounds, and our research shows 'Cohens d' effect sizes better than industry best-practice. You can use our assessments safe in the knowledge that they are fair and inclusive.

The strongest predictor of success

Research, including large meta studies, has repeatedly shown that cognitive ability is the strongest predictor of workplace performance (Schmidt & Hunter, 1998). To find the best employees you need to assess for cognitive ability, and Test Partnership assessments accurately measure cognitive ability at every level. Cognitive ability correlates with job performance better than any other indicator including interviews, past experience, and degree classification. By using our ability tests, you can confidently identify the best candidates and predict future success.

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Reduce bias

All our tests exceed current psychometric standards and have been shown to be fair and unbiased towards protected groups.

Performance data

Calibrated by tens of thousands of results correlated with job performance predictors.

Cheat protection

Rigorous protection against candidate cheating including: item banking; digital copy protection; and atypical behaviour detection.

Candidate experience

Modern user interface and graphics library for easy administration, shorter test times, and adaptive tests to enhance candidate experience.


Our tests and platform are fully compatible across PC, Mac, tablet, and smartphone, so everyone has access even on-the-go.

Inductive reasoning tests backed by decades of science

Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT) is the new industry-standard in candidate assessment technology, and we are at the forefront.

Using the most respected occupational psychology theory in the industry, our assessments predict the best performing candidates in less time, with more accuracy. Our adaptive algorithm makes sure each candidate sees only questions uniquely matched to their ability for a positive candidate experience.

Hiring the right people is the most important thing your organisation can do.

Inductive Reasoning FAQs

What roles should you use inductive tests for?

An inductive test is perfect for any roles where the employee is required to identify patterns and when applicant pools may come from diverse linguistic backgrounds. These may include roles such as accountants, data scientists, consultants, and positions involving data analysis or budget management.

What skills are covered in an inductive test?

Inductive tests assess skills including shape recognition, pattern identification, extrapolation of sequences, and problem-solving with abstract visual non-verbal information. These tests gauge a candidate's ability to think logically and apply rules and patterns.

Why should you include inductive tests in your hiring process?

Inductive tests in the hiring process assess candidates' quantitative skills, predict job performance, and ensure objectivity, saving time and resources while enhancing the quality of hires and reducing potential risks. Inductive reasoning is a major facet of general cognitive ability, the strongest overall predictor of job performance. As a result, inductive reasoning tests are powerful predictors of performance at work, especially in combination with other aptitude tests.

Who are these inductive tests suitable for?

Our tests use adaptive test technology which allows our inductive test to be suitable for all levels (from school leavers to senior executives). The difficulty level of the question asked will depend upon the performance of the candidate, allowing maximum precision in assessing their ability in the minimum amount of time.

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