What are 'legacy' tests?

Legacy aptitude tests

On 18th February 2015 we launched our new and improved adaptive aptitude tests. Adaptive tests have considerable advantages over our old 'legacy' tests. Clients should only use our legacy tests where continuity is is important, for example in older projects which are still running. For all new projects, we recommend our adaptive range of tests. To learn more about adaptive testing, please click here

Aptitude tests vs personality questionnaires

Aptitude tests measure a person’s cognitive ability, whereas personality questionnaires measure a person’s character. Aptitude tests and personality questionnaires measure very different aspects of a person, and both provide insights into a person’s potential in the workplace.


Numerical Reasoning (18 questions, 18 minutes): Numerical reasoning tests evaluate a candidate’s ability to work with, understand and draw logical conclusions from numerical data. Candidates are presented with graphs, tables and other datasets containing commercially relevant numerical information, along with corresponding questions. This test is particularly well suited to roles with a numerical, mathematical or quantitative component.

Verbal Reasoning (15 questions, 18 minutes): Verbal reasoning test evaluate a candidate's ability to understand, interpret and draw logical conclusions from written information. Candidates are presented with passages of written information and required to answer questions based on their understanding of those passages. This test is particularly well suited to roles that involve writing or interpreting written information.

Inductive Reasoning (20 questions, 13 minutes): Inductive reasoning tests evaluate a candidate’s ability to solve problems, find solutions and identify patterns. Candidates are presented with a set of shapes which change based on underlying rules. Candidates are required identify these rules and logically infer the next set of shapes in the series. This test is particularly well suited to roles requiring problem solving and logical thinking.


If you would like our advice as to which test, or combination of tests, would be most suitable to your requirements, feel free to email us at or call us on 020-3290-0972.


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