HR Glossary / Ability Test

An ability test, or aptitude test, is a standardized method for assessing the performance of a person in work-related tasks or situations.


What Are Examples of Ability Tests?

Ability tests are often used by recruiters as part of the recruitment process. Common ability tests include:

  • Communication tests;
  • Problem-solving tests;
  • Manual dexterity tests;
  • Critical thinking tests;
  • Verbal reasoning tests.

What Are the Different Types of Ability Tests?

Types of ability tests include:

  • Psychometric tests;
  • Logical reasoning tests;
  • General aptitude tests;
  • Verbal reasoning tests;
  • Reading comprehension tests;
  • Spatial reasoning tests;
  • Decision-making tests.

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