Inductive Reasoning Test

Inductive reasoning test measures the ability to find out the general rules from specific observations and applying them to solve problems and find solutions. Also known as abstract reasoning or logical reasoning, inductive reasoning is one of the two basic reasoning abilities which form the foundation of all thinking and rationality. Inductive reasoning can also be regarded as a substitute for general mental ability and therefore this test can also be used as culture fair intelligence test. 

This test is being used by hundreds of business organizations in India, Europe and Middle East to identify and select the best talent and we would be happy to help you with your talent acquisition challanges.


Quick facts

Here is a quick fact sheet about the test. To get detailed information on reliability, validity and utility of Inductive Reasoning Test, please contact us.

Psychometric properties
Sample size of normative group ~11500
Reliability estimates Alpha (0.92) , Test-Retest (0.90)
Predictive validity coefficients from 0.55 to 0.61
Other details
Number of questions  20
 Question format  MCQ, Fill in the blank
Time required  20 minutes
 Report Availability  Instant, Online in PDF 
Qualification required to administer and interpret the test IIBP-Level-1 or EFPA-level-1 or equaivalent

Sample question

Look at the question image and then select the image from the option images (A,B,C,D or E) which follows the pattern of the question image:


Look at the question image and then select the image from the option images (A,B,C or D) which follows the pattern of the question image:


Use cases and benefits

Inductive Reasoning Test is a very useful screening and selection tool for pre-employment assessment. Our clients use this test to create a pool of qualified candidates to select from and it forms an integral part of their selection process. It brings following benefits when used in volume recruitment, campus hiring or lateral hiring:

  1. Reduced time to hire per position as it reduces the interview to selection ratio.
  2. Lower cost of hiring as the most expensive step in selection process, interview, is reduced by more than half.
  3. Better quality hire which leads to significant savings on training and getting ready-to-work human capital.
  4. Scientifically accurate and legally justifiable selection process.
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