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The Criteria Cognitive Aptitude Test (CCAT) is a general pre-employment assessment test measuring your aptitude, problem-solving abilities, skill learning capabilities, and critical thinking. On the page below, you will find a free version of our CCAT-style test. This free sample test includes 17 questions that you will need to answer in a 5-minute timeframe. Once you have completed the free practice test on this page, we recommend using our in-depth CCAT-style PrepPack™ for more comprehensive practice. Sign up today to access exclusive practice tests, study guides, video tutorials and more.


Free CCAT Practice Questions

Below you will find several examples of questions you are likely to encounter while taking the CCAT. Try answering each one before checking the provided answers to gain a better understanding of your strengths and weaknesses.


CCAT Question Example 1


The correct answer is:



'Decrease' and 'increase' are verbs that are opposites. 'Beauty' and 'ugliness' are nouns that are opposite. However, these are the only pairs of opposites because sitting is not the opposite of walking.

The answer is 'beauty' : 'ugliness'

CCAT Question Example 2


The correct answer is:




Another way of solving the question is looking at the differences between every two adjacent numbers in the series. This requires checking both the series numbers and the distractors:


108 - 75 = 33 = 3 X 11
75 - 48 = 27 = 3 X 9
48 - 27 = 21 = 3 X 7
27 - 12 = 15 = 3 X 5

As can be seen, one multiplier is constant (3), while the other grows by two as the series progresses.

There may be other possible rules defining the series, by which its missing numbers can be found.

CCAT Question Example 3

Select the correct missing symbol in the series below:


The correct answer is:


Rows: the symbol in the middle cell is a combination of the symbols from the left and right (i.e. outer) cells so that:
The middle symbol consists solely of the outer symbols.
All the overlapping parts of the outer symbols (e.g. the vertical lines in the top row) merge together in the middle symbol.
All the non-overlapping parts are preserved in the middle symbol.

According to this logic, the missing symbol must consist of two horizontal lines (the overlapping parts of the outer symbols) and one long vertical line to their right (made of combining the vertical lines from the outer cells). The only alternative that follows this logic is alternative #2.


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CCAT Questions and Answers

The types of questions that you will encounter during the Criteria Cognitive Aptitude Test include those for math and logic, verbal ability, and spatial reasoning. Our unique CCAT-style PrepPack™ was created to give you the most comprehensive practice available online. The pack includes five CCAT-style practice tests complete with full answer explanations and solving tips to help stimulate your learning process.

Why Do Employers Use the CCAT?

The purpose of the CCAT like many other pre-employment psychometric tests is to determine whether a candidate possesses the necessary skills to carry out a specific role. The Criteria Cognitive Aptitude Test (CCAT) is a general pre-employment assessment test measuring your aptitude, problem-solving abilities, skill learning capabilities, and critical thinking. The CCAT is a timed test which is composed of 50 questions to be answered in a 15-minute period. It is essential to practise for this or any aptitude test as it will help to increase your speed and accuracy. This will, in turn, ensure your ability to pass the test and ultimately receive a job offer.

Tips for Passing the CCAT

Below you will find several tips for passing the Criteria Cognitive Ability Test. These tips include:

  • Practise beforehand. The best advice for taking this or any test will be to study and practise for it prior to test day. Our CCAT-style preparation materials were designed to give you 24/7 access and can be used on a variety of platforms, including your mobile device. Boost your confidence by practising for this or any test using our exclusive practice materials.
  • Manage your time. As the CCAT is a timed test, it is crucial that you give yourself enough time to answer each of the questions you are presented. The most surefire way of increasing your answering speed and accuracy on this or any test will be to practise beforehand.
  • Relax. Practising prior to taking the CCAT will help to boost your test-taking confidence, ultimately allowing you to relax during the testing process.


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