What Is the McQuaig Mental Agility Test?

The McQuaig Mental Agility Test (MMAT) is a timed, 15-minute cognitive ability test, which assesses general intelligence, also commonly referred to as "G." "G" demonstrates a candidate's ability to understand and process information, which is critical to learning, problem solving, and decision-making, as well as to communicating information efficiently and effectively. That is why "G" tests are incorporated into the hiring process all over the world.

Format of the McQuaig Mental Agility Test

  • 50 multiple-choice questions
  • Comprised of different types of questions:

– Verbal comprehension: understanding language

– Mathematical ability: processing numerical information

– Reasoning: using a deductive or inductive process

  • Scoring out of 50 points – percentile bell curve

– The difference between an average score and a great score may be measured by only a few points.

– For example, five points between candidates—one who scores 37 is in the 70th percentile, while one who scores 42 is in the 87th percentile—is a huge difference when choosing whom to hire.

In addition, please see our McQuaig Word Survey personality test.

What Are the Challenges to Passing?

The McQuaig Mental Agility Test is designed in a way that test takers should not expect to finish all 50 questions. In fact, very few people are able to finish them. However, candidates are advised to answer the questions as quickly as possible. That is why it is necessary to practise taking the tests using our samples.

McQuaig Mental Agility Test Sample Questions

The following are some sample questions, but additional questions, practice tests, and study resources are available within the McQuaig Mental Agility Test PrepPack™. The answers to these sample questions are filled in for you.

Verbal Comprehension


a. acknowledge, b. overrule, c. compromise, d. extend, e. none of these

The correct answer is (B). The word "repudiate" means "to reject or overrule."

What is the opposite of ADEQUATE?

a. intelligent, b. humourous, c. poor, d. moderate, e. intolerable

The correct answer is (C). The word "adequate" means "good enough." Therefore, the opposite of "adequate" is "poor."

Mathematical Ability

Which number comes next in the following series?

121  132  127  138  133  144  139  ……

The correct answer is (A). The pattern of the series is:

(121) + 11 – 5 + 11 – 5 + 11 – 5. Therefore, the next logical number in the series is 139 + 11, which is 150.

What number can replace both question marks?


The correct answer is 10 or 10. All of the following fractions can be reduced to both 1/5 and 1/5: 2/10, 2/10, 10/50, 10/50.


Wrench is to tool as toaster is to

a. appliance, b. burn, c. aroma, d. coffee

The correct answer is (A). A wrench is a type of tool, and a toaster is a type of appliance.

Prepare for the McQuaig Mental Agility Test

Practising in advance for the McQuaig Mental Agility Test is essential to being ready for the test and achieving good results. Scoring high will give you a competitive edge and increase your chances of being hired. JobTestPrep provides PrepPacks™ complete with study guides, practice tests, and comprehensive explanations to help you succeed.

JobTestPrep is currently developing a complete McQuaig Mental Agility Test PrepPack™.

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