About

The Revelian Cognitive Ability Test (formerly Onetest), also known as the RCAT, is a 51-question, 20-minute exam that consists of three types of questions: verbal, numerical, and logical/abstract reasoning. The questions on the test increase in difficulty as the test taker progresses. There is a broad range of question types and difficulty levels, meaning that this test is used to assess applicants for a wide variety of positions. Please bear in mind that this product refers to the Cognitive Ability Test, not Revelian's game-based test and cognify series. 


Verbal Questions on the Revelian Cognitive Ability Test

Verbal reasoning tests assess your ability to understand, analyse, and interpret information presented to you in the form of a written text. The questions on this test are grounded in your basic language skills. See an example question below:

Are the following two words similar or opposite?

Sprint

Jog

You must select the correct answer. The questions do, however, increase in difficulty level throughout the test, so be prepared. Even if the test seems easy at first, it may not stay this way the more you progress. Your goal on this test is to demonstrate the ability to make sensible, logical decisions using your language skills. Moreover, doing well on the verbal section will prove to an employer that you are able to understand the written information you must deal with on a day-to-day basis.


Numerical Questions

Numerical tests assess your ability to work with numbers in a detailed way. The numerical questions on this test are based on the four basic numerical functions: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. The question are quite varied, with some looking like Sudoku puzzles (even if they are not at all based on the same rules), and others being presented in sentence form. Whilst the actual skills needed to answer remain fairly constant, the way the questions are presented and how you approach them varies greatly. An example of a numerical reasoning question can be seen below.

In this matrix, identify the missing number as shown by the question mark.

 


Abstract Reasoning Questions

Abstract reasoning tests assess your ability to think in a more lateral way. These questions present you with a number of different shapes with a logic pattern running through them, generally from left to right. After you have deduced this pattern, you must use it to decide either the missing or next picture or the odd one out. An example of an abstract reasoning question can be seen below. 

Three of the shapes below follow the same pattern. Which two are different?


What Does It Take to Ace Revelian's Cognitive Ability Test?

The test measures three areas of candidates' cognitive ability, covering most question types used in the world of pre-employment testing: numerical reasoning, verbal reasoning, and non-verbal reasoning. Within each area, multiple question types are found, such as numerical series, word analogies, deductive reasoning, and more. This test also checks English proficiency and vocabulary, deductive reasoning skills, and the ability to identify rules and patterns in visual data. The candidate's ability to work under stress is also assessed by providing very little time to complete the test (51 questions in 20 minutes).

Why Should You Practise for Revelian Tests?

  • Practising switching quickly and repeatedly between question types and thinking styles is proven to improve response times, which helps reach full potential.
  • The test allows only 23 seconds per question on average! To an untrained eye this might be translated into confusion and frustration.
  • Your score is evaluated against other candidates who are aiming for the same type of jobs and positions. You can gain a relative advantage over other candidates by practising in advance.
  • According to the official Revelian website, 98% of candidates do not even get close to completing all test items within the time allotted. However, there are still 2% who do, which implies that there is place for improvement for any candidate.

Who Uses Revelian Tests?

Below is a table of the most popular companies, organisations, and job positions that require candidates to successfully pass Revelian tests. Outscore the competition with JobTestPrep's PrepPacks™ and ensure your success today.

Company & Profession  Position(s)
NSW Firefighter, paramedic, police officer 
KPMG  Graduate and vacation scheme, consultant, economist
AFP Officer, special agent, graduate scheme 
APRA Analyst, manager, graduate scheme
Shell IT manager, vacation & graduate scheme
PwC  Accountant 
Vodafone Graduate program 
IBM Software developer & quality manager 
Chevron  Graduate program
Deloitte Finance manager & advisor
Telstra Product manager, executive, IT
BHP Billiton Product manager
Australian Government Graduate program, service officer
Education Director, analyst, media manager

It's important to note that while these companies are known to use Revelian tests, they may also require candidates to take other assessments, sit for interviews, or participate in group exercises.


Prepare for Revelian

JobTestPrep has created a comprehensive practice pack to aid in your preparation for the Revelian Cognitive Ability Test. Featuring four full-length practice tests, as well as hundreds of additional practice questions, this pack offers you the full preparation and skills necessary to succeed on test day.


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What's Included

  • Four full-length RCAT-style practice tests
  • Four extra practice verbal analogy tests
  • 14 extra practice basic numerical tests
  • Six basic numerical video tutorials
  • Comprehensive explanations and scores
  • Questions styles, required skills & time frames simulating the real test
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