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All You Need to Know about Kenexa Assessments

Kenexa is a major assessment provider, developing aptitude tests and other screening tools for employers' recruitment needs. There are many assessments that Kenexa uses to evaluate candidates with a number of different skills. Learn about their three main groups of assessments below. 


The Kenexa Infinity Series

There are two different types of tests in the Infinity series:

Numerical reasoning – This Kenexa test is created from a bank of 174 numerical reasoning items that are defined using the three-parameter Item Response Theory model. The numerical reasoning test is 20 minutes in length and contains 20 different questions. It assesses a candidate’s ability to interpret and analyse numerical data, work out percentages, and understand profit margins. Read more about Kenexa numerical reasoning tests

Verbal reasoning This 20-minute test is comprised of 24 questions. Candidates are given a paragraph of information followed by a statement. This statement is either true, false, or unable to be determined based on the information contained in the paragraph. The verbal reasoning test assesses if an applicant is able to communicate well with team members and customers. Read more about the Kenexa VRT, or start practising for a Kenexa test here.


Kenexa CAT

Kenexa has recently launched a new system called Computer Adaptive Tests, CAT for short. These are a series of different assessments that increase in difficulty as the test taker progresses. CAT is comprised of three different test types: the Kenexa verbal reasoning test, the Kenexa numerical reasoning test, and the Kenexa logical reasoning test.


The Kenexa Logical Reasoning Test

Test takers are presented with a series of different shapes. They must then select the missing pattern in the sequence. The Kenexa logical reasoning test asseses a candidate's ability to make correct conclusions and assumptions using the information provided in the sequence. Also commonly known as an abstract reasoning test, the logical reasoning test is becoming more popular in the job application process. For more information about logical reasoning tests, as well to view a sample question, click here.


The Prove It Series

This series of assessments is much more specific than Kenexa's general tests. Whereas the numerical and verbal tests can be used for general gathering of information on candidates, the Prove It series tests assess personal abilities in many different areas. Whilst they do reveal personality traits, they do so in a different way than other tests. For example, this series includes a typing skills assessment that is used for secretarial work. If there are any specific tasks expected of a candidate once they receive their desired job, such as computer literacy of a Microsoft product, there are tests available to facilitate this. The Prove It series is a web-based portal where candidates can log in and select the Kenexa test they need to complete. With over 1000 different tests, Kenexa provides employers with a complete testing service.


The Kenexa BMQ

Unlike the Infinity series, the Kenexa BMQ is expressly used for managers in the retail, leisure, and hospitality fields. In this series, the numerical and verbal reasoning tests are 15 minutes in length and are similar to those described above. However, because the Kenexa BMQ is geared specifically to management roles, passages and questions will relate more closely to the tasks and challenges managers face daily.

In addition, accompanying the reasoning tests is a 20-minute personality questionnaire with seven different key values at its core:

  • Achievement
  • Orientation
  • Calmness
  • Empathy
  • Influence
  • Rule orientation
  • Structure
  • Social desirability

Prepare for Success

A company using a test series from Kenexa has various means of assessing its applicants. It is important to bear in mind that these tests are nothing like what you may have experienced in a typical university course. In fact, without proper guidance and practice, even the brightest of minds will struggle to do well on these tests. JobTestPrep, however, has all the tools you need to excel on your Kenexa assessment test. Featuring dozens of timed practice tests, as well as detailed answer explanations, our practice packs are sure to help you succeed. Get answers to free, online Kenexa tests here.


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