Capp Assessment: Free Sample Questions & Test Prep

This PrepPack™ covers a variety of different subjects. Each of these will be covered below in more detail but in broad strokes, you will gain access to Capp-style critical thinking, numerical thinking, verbal thinking, and situational strengths practice tests.

On top of this, you will gain access to plenty of additional exercises so that you will fully aware of the skills you need to put into action when you come to take the test for real.

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What are the Different Capp Tests?

There are a number of different Capp tests that you can possibly take, and we will go through them below.

Capp Numerical Reasoning Test

In the Capp numerical reasoning test, you are presented with numerical data and you have to answer the related questions.

The answer format changes with some questions being of a multiple-choice style and others may require you to input information. Bear in mind that in the Capp numerical reasoning test you are not given a time limit.

Instead, your time taken is recorded on the screen. Whilst you may think that there is no time limit, to say that it isn’t taken into account is a misnomer.

You still need to work as quickly as you can, it is just that the focus is different. Whereas some testing companies put a big emphasis on completing everything by a specific time, making time a crucial element of the test, Capp numerical reasoning puts the emphasis on getting the answers correct.

Capp Verbal Reasoning Test

Like the numerical reasoning test, the Capp verbal reasoning test does not have a time limit. You are presented with questions based on a passage and either pick the most appropriate missing words to fill in the gaps in the passage, or else rank a series of follow-up sentences, depending on how well they summarise the information in the original passage.

An Example Question

You read an interesting article you would like to share on Twitter. Please read the text and follow the instruction below:

Experts agree that arts and culture are an important part of the economy, but the precise relationship is complicated. The main question is does investment in the arts stimulate growth, or are the arts the product of economic development? It would seem that the case for continued arts funding is clear-cut—enjoying the arts (visiting art galleries and theatres) boosts the economy. Yet some argue that the link between arts investment and economic output is tenuous. Researchers today are exploring a different angle of this relationship. They are trying to understand how the subjective value of the arts—the 'happiness factor'—may translate into economic benefits. According to the "happiness factor" hypothesis, when a place develops a critical mass of arts and vibrancy it tends to attract talented people which, in turn, tends to raise income. 

Based on the information you have been provided with, please RANK the following five statements in terms of how well they summarise the text, from MOST well to LEAST well.

Option A: The relationship between the arts and the economy is not as straightforward as previously thought.

Option B: The 'happiness factor' mediates the relationship between the arts and economic growth.

Option C: The arts contribute to economic growth, not the other way around.

Option D: Arts can boost the economy and vice versa.

Option E: The 'happiness factor' shows that income can rise as a result of talented people being attracted to artistic and vibrant environments.

Capp Critical Reasoning Test

There are several different sections in the Capp critical thinking test. They include the ability to judge arguments, evaluate evidence, draw logical conclusions, identify assumptions, and deducing conclusions.

As with the other Capp tests, there is no strict time limit to this test and you can spend as much time on it as you wish.

However, remember that you are going to be pitted against other candidates and if they have the same answers as you but have completed the test in a shorter amount of time, you will be looked over in place of them.

Example Question

After decades of research, effective drugs have been developed that treat over 60% of patients with depression. Individuals that suffer from common depression often respond better to the drug therapy than the minority group who suffer from ‘reversed symptom’ depression. Experimental research indicates 12 weeks of drug therapy significantly reduces several symptoms, including loss of appetite, sadness, lack of energy, anxiety, and feelings of guilt.

People who suffer from moderate depression respond better to drug therapy.

  • Conclusion follows
  • Conclusion doesn’t follow

Capp Situational Strengths Tests (SST)

The Capp Situational Strengths Test assesses you against a set of strengths that your employer is looking for in employees.

As such, no two Capp SST’s are the same as each employer has its own set that they want to find out if you possess them. However, in general, these strengths can be learned and developed for you to do well in this test.

Capp SST Practice Question

You have recently joined a big accountancy firm as an accounts trainee. You have been assigned several tasks, including vendor invoices, paying bills, and creating invoices for numerous clients. You are therefore committed to several deadlines. An experienced partner in your team, with whom you usually have lunch, approaches you. He asks you to join him at a conference next week as a representative of the company, presenting detailed information regarding the exclusive services your firm has to offer. This would be a great learning opportunity for you, but it will keep you out of the office for two whole days.

What would you do in this situation?

Please rank the responses below on a scale of 1 to 5 with 1 being what you are most likely to do and 5 being what you are least likely to do. 

  • Skip the opportunity, as you must meet your deadlines and feel that, as a trainee, you are not yet qualified to represent the company in such a situation. Make a note to yourself to be more prepared for such an opportunity in the future.
  • Thank your partner and agree immediately to go, as this is a great opportunity. Try to move some of your deadlines and ask your fellow trainees to help you prepare for the conference.
  • Agree to go. Work extra hard during the weekend to meet all your deadlines and put in a few extra hours to prepare yourself adequately for the conference.
  • Thank your partner for his offer and try to find out more about your expected role in the conference. Then, figure out if you can meet your deadlines before the conference, and if you can, notify the partner you will join him.
  • Thank your partner and agree to go. Delegate your tasks equally among your fellow team members so you won't overload one individual person with all your tasks and ensure these will be completed in time.


Companies Using Capp Assessment

Below is a partial list of companies used Capp tests as part of their application process

Aviva Barclays
Boehringer Ingleheim (BI)

Buzzacott Accountants

BDO Civil Service UK
Deloitte Domestic & General
Ernst & Young - EY Hampshire Fire & Rescue
KPMG Lloyds Banking Group
M&G Mazars
Microsoft Nestle
Severn Trent Sky
Standard Chartered Stonegate
Transport for London  

Why Practise for the Capp Assessment?

This is a very popular question. Yet the answer is simple. You will only be able to perform at your very best if you are fully prepared. This PrepPack™ aims to cover the subjects you are going to face and will give you the skills you need to really do well in the test. You may be able to do well without preparation but why should you risk it. It is your future at stake and you must give yourself the best chance of success. Therefore, preparation is the key. We look forward to having you on board.

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