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Insights™ Inductive Reasoning Test

Assess your candidates’ ability to solve abstract problems, understand logical patterns, and identify outside the box solutions.

Insights™ inductive reasoning technical details

  • grey information icon Measures inductive reasoning ability.
  • grey list icon 15 questions
  • grey clock icon 15 minutes
  • grey anonymous profile icon Apprentices, graduates, professionals, managers, senior executives
  • grey 4 point zig-zag chart with trend going up icon Computer adaptive test
  • grey man with arms outstretched and raised icon Reduce adverse impact
  • grey eye icon Supervised or unsupervised
  • grey spanner icon Customisable
  • grey briefcase icon Designed for all sectors
  • grey folder sharing icon High-volume testing, early-stage screening, routine selection
  • grey sim card with exclamation mark icon Cheat protection
  • grey laptop and phone icon PC, Mac, Desktop, Laptop, Tablet, Mobile

This inductive reasoning test is suitable for:

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High-volume testing

With each test only taking around 12 minutes on average to complete, the Insights suite is the ideal high volume recruitment tool.

Using Insights for high volume screening helps lower costs, save time and reduce the administrative burden on your HR team.

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Early-stage screening

The Insights suite measures the essential cognitive abilities which underpin high performance in the workplace.

By using insights at the early stages of recruitment, you ensure a minimum standard of ability for all candidates, and therefore all future employees moving forward.

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Routine selection

Ability tests are a quick and effective way to identify high performers for routine recruitment processes (i.e. graduate and apprentice schemes).

Using Insights for routine recruitment ensures only high calibre candidates are invited to interview, streamlining routine recruitment campaigns.

Key features

  • Adaptive Algorithm
  • Fully Customisable
  • Secure
  • Norms & Benchmarks
  • Candidate Experience
  • Mobile Responsive
  • Fair & Inclusive
  • Professionally Validated

Introducing the Insights Inductive Reasoning Test

Inductive reasoning ability is essential to performance in any role that requires logical thinking. In these roles, inductive reasoning tests represent some of the strongest predictors of future performance known, making them invaluable selection tools.

Insights Inductive is a next-generation online inductive reasoning test, designed to predict performance quickly, accurately and fairly, all while providing an exceptional candidate experience.

Modern adaptive tests for the digital age

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

Test Partnership applies cutting-edge predictive data science to hiring, and allows you to benefit from decades of research through our psychometric test tools.

Bring your selection process into the digital age with our fully mobile-responsive tests.

Fair and inclusive selection

For improved diversity and inclusion, Test Partnership has optimised all our tests to achieve industry-beating low adverse impact.

All our tests are designed to identify high-performance whilst minimising adverse impact. We achieve this by trialling and re-trialling against tens of thousands of participants from all backgrounds.

Who uses our tests

  • Kaplan
  • Allianz
  • Roche
  • Unilever
  • Save The Children
  • Clear Score
  • Deloitte
  • AIG
  • Prudential
  • Opus Energy
  • Glencore
  • Marsh
  • Anglia Ruskin University
  • Schneider Electric
  • Talk talk
  • Land Securities
  • Fujifilm
  • Baker Tilly

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About Inductive Reasoning

Inductive reasoning is the ability to think logically and solve abstract problems. 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.

Insights suite of ability tests

The insights suite of ability tests employs the latest developments in aptitude testing technology. Insights uses computer adaptive technology to increase accuracy, reduce administration time and improve candidate experience. Insights computer adaptive technology tailors question difficulty to the candidate's performance, honing in on the candidate's level of ability. Candidates are never bored by easy questions, or discouraged by excessively difficult questions. Instead, every candidate's test is challenging and engaging, but not overwhelming.


Commonly asked questions.

  • How much does it cost?

    We charge on a per-candidate basis, not on a per-assessment basis. Please visit our pricing page for more information.

  • What level are these tests designed for?

    This is one of the advantages of our adaptive test technology; this inductive test is suitable for all levels. This includes: school leavers; administrative; graduates; managers; professionals; and senior executive. Every level is covered.

  • How do you protect candidate data?

    We're glad you asked! This is something Test Partnership are quite passionate about and we have implemented privacy by design principles throughout our organisation. We have a whole host of safeguards including: access control; encryption; firewalls; retention policies; and anonymisation. To see all the steps we take please see our GDPR page.

Candidate tips

Inductive reasoning tests assess your ability to think logically and apply rules and patterns. This is a form of psychometric test designed by professional occupational psychologists and the results predict how well you will perform in the workplace. This is the key difference with other tests or exams you may have taken before. Psychometric tests are not like exams. Exams test your ability to remember learned skills whilst psychometric tests assess your innate mental horsepower.

Always refer back to the images presented to avoid making silly mistakes. Some of the differences between possible responses may be slight, so do your best to pay attention to the details.

You are not likely to require prior knowledge when completing inductive reasoning tests and they are largely considered "language free". This is so that everyone has the same chance regardless of education.

Make sure you not only read the instructions but you understand them. Take a moment to familiarise yourself with the images displayed and try to identify underlying patterns or rules, before jumping straight in.

Check you have everything you might need: your glasses, pens, pencils and rough paper. The time per question will be displayed on-screen however try not to let the timer distract you. If you lose internet connection during the test, don't worry, simply log back in and continue from where you were.


Cross-platform compatibility and robust digital infrastructure ensure full, secure assessment delivery to every candidate.

Maximum compatibility and maximum candidate engagement with minimum drop-out rates.

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How Pricing works

Test Partnership offers two pricing options: 1) pay-as-you-go, or 2) unlimited use subscriptions. On our pay-as-you-go pricing, candidates can complete any combination of assessments for the same cost, as we charge on a per-candidate basis not a per-assessment basis. On our unlimited usage subscriptions, you can test an unlimited number of candidates, using any combination of assessments for a fixed monthly or annual cost.

You can see a full list of our prices on our pricing page.

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