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 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?
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 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 questions 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 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?
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 test questions, 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).
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|
|IBM||Software developer & quality manager|
|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.
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