The TestGorilla Assessment – A Comprehensive Guide

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In recent years, the TestGorilla Assessment has gone from relative obscurity to being the preferred psychometric testing platform for major employers like Bain & Co, Revolut, and others.

Being new in recruitment testing, it is often met with suspicion from candidates. However, TestGorilla is a rigorous and trustworthy platform. The unique structure of the TestGorilla Assessments, as well as the harsh time constraint, pose new challenges for test-takers.

We currently offer the most comprehensive practice course for TestGorilla career tests. It covers the company's most common assessments, including Problem-Solving, Critical Thinking, Attention to Detail (textual and visual), Abstract Reasoning, Numerical Reasoning, Spatial Reasoning, Communication, and Reading Comprehension.

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What Is the TestGorilla Assessment?

TestGorilla is an interactive psychometric test platform, aimed at helping companies assess prospective hires. Each Company’s TestGorilla Assessment is unique, containing both custom questions written by the company, and ready-made tests created by TestGorilla.

We offer a Preparation Package containing prep for nine of TG's most common exams. If there is an exam that is not in the pack but you believe it should be, please contact us!

The exact tests featured on your TestGorilla assessment are not revealed until the assessment itself, making preparation difficult. Hence, this page aims to direct candidates to strategies they might find helpful. You can also learn about our TestGorilla practice simulations which cover the most commonly used assessments.

We will go into detail about the makeup and content of TestGorilla tests. First, however, we will discuss the basic rules of the assessment. At the end of the page, we will discuss what makes TestGorilla Assessments unique.

How do TestGorilla Assessments Work?

TestGorilla Assessment Length:

TestGorilla allows its client companies to use as few as one test and one custom question, and as many as 5 tests and 20 custom questions. Thus, the duration of the assessment can vary significantly.

However, TestGorilla advise their clients to keep assessments under an hour in order to maintain a positive candidate experience. The exception is software development assessments, which include coding tests. These will often surpass the 60 minutes mark.

Timer Time Constraint:

Every test is timed, such that you will receive 1 minute per question on average. The timer is situated at the top of the screen.

Because these tests are often about an hour long (longer for coding tests) and the clock is constantly visible, you will likely be under constant time pressure while taking the assessment.

Chess Skipping and Taking a Break

You can technically skip questions on the TestGorilla Assessment, but you will not be given a chance to go back and see a skipped question. Therefore, if you find yourself struggling, it is wiser to make an educated guess.

You cannot pause a test, but you can take as long as you want in between tests.

Are you looking for ways to prepare for an upcoming TestGorilla Assessment, but you are not sure how?

JobTestPrep's TestGorilla Practice Pack has got you covered! It features accurate prep and interactive tutorials for nine of the most common TestGorilla exams: 

  • Problem-solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail (Visual)
  • Attention to Detail (Textual)
  • Spatial Reasoning
  • Abstract Reasoning
  • Numerical Reasoning
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Communication (Situational Judgment)

With this pack, you get full-length simulations that get graded by our system, full solutions and explanations, and interactive guides that explain how to solve each question type.

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The TestGorilla Tests

TestGorilla uses multiple choice and true/false questions on all their tests.

All TestGorilla tests begin by presenting you with 4 practice questions, to ensure you understand the instructions. You will have 5 minutes to complete these questions, after which the test will commence:

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In addition to all the above, TestGorilla also offers typing speed tests, as well as language proficiency tests for English, Japanese, Russian, Arabic, Mandarin, Swedish, Norwegian, Spanish, Polish, French, and German.

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TestGorilla Custom Questions

In addition to official TestGorilla Assessment tests, each client company is given the option of including 1-20 custom questions. TestGorilla custom questions come in five different question types, listed here:

Video Questions

Pre-recorded interview questions ask you to use your webcam to film yourself responding to a prompt provided by your recruiters. This is what it looks like:

TestGorilla Video Question


The company will write a prompt and ask you to draft a short essay in response. The essay could be about you, and why you believe you match the role, or it could be a case study.

File Upload

This type of question asks you to upload an external file for your recruiters to see when they go over your application. This might be a CV or a cover letter (although typically companies employ TestGorilla specifically to avoid these), or a take-home assessment.

Multiple Choice

These will simply be interview-type questions to which you will have to select an answer from a few options. Companies will commonly use this to see if you agree with the company values and standards.

Custom Coding Assessment

TestGorilla offer companies a chance to include their own, custom-made coding assessment.

Get accurate and detailed practice simulations for the nine most common TG tests by accessing the TestGorilla Preparation Course. It includes:

  • Full-length simulations of nine subjects: problem-solving, critical thinking, abstract reasoning, numerical reasoning, spatial reasoning, communication, and attention to detail (both textual and visual).
  • Questions covering a wide range of skills and competencies.
  • An evaluation at the end of every practice test.
  • Full solutions and explanations.

What Makes TestGorilla Different from Other Recruitment Testing Platforms?

TestGorilla is to aptitude tests as Ford was to automobile manufacturing; the simple user interface and affordable pricing give TestGorilla Assessments a certain mass-produced feel. That is why they are being used by small-budget and large companies alike.

Rest assured, they are no less evidence-based and thorough than other, traditional platforms. If you trust the company that sent you the invitation, you will be fine.

There are two main differences between the TestGorilla Assessment and other pre-employment exams:


The Tests Are Not Revealed Until the Assessment

When you follow the link to your TestGorilla Assessment, (after a few quick questions about yourself), you will be presented with a welcome screen detailing the number of tests included in the assessment and their overall estimated duration.

However, you will not be told which specific tests are featured. By the time you begin a test, the timer will have started. To prevent cheating, TestGorilla has programmed its timer to continue running even if you close the window or disconnect the internet.

This makes preparation difficult. However, you can read about the different TestGorilla tests on this page (or the TestGorilla library), and reason which of them are likely to be part of the application process for your desired role. You can also try our TestGorilla PrepPack, which prepares you for the nine most common tests on the platform.


TestGorilla’s Anti-Cheating Measures

TestGorilla has incorporated several measures to prevent cheating. Many candidates are put off by one particular measure: you are required to give the platform access to your webcam, so it can take periodical pictures of you.

If this is a red line for you, you do not have to move forward with the assessment. However, TestGorilla is GDPR compliant, and you will be able to read their privacy policy at the start of the assessment.

Other anti-cheating measures may also be included, if the issuing company has chosen to enable them, such as permanent full screen (making it impossible to leave the assessment window), screenshots being taken every fixed amount of time, and disabled copy and paste.

These two points are the major hallmarks of TestGorilla’s testing method, and the ones that most affect candidates preparing to take their assessments. 



TestGorilla Assessments are as long as the hiring company wants them to be. TestGorilla’s recommendation to hiring companies is not to go over 60 minutes to ensure a positive experience for candidates. However, a company can choose to ignore this.

Coding tests will typically be longer than 60 minutes.

In case your assessment includes numerical reasoning tests, it is wise to keep a calculator, scrap paper, and writing utensils on hand.

Additionally, if your test includes a pre-recorded video question, you will want to be dressed in business smart attire to make a good impression.

Most importantly, make sure your internet connection is stable, as the TestGorilla timer never stops counting down, even if you disconnect.

TestGorilla will not provide you with the results of your assessment. The company issuing the test can choose to do so, but it is up to them.

If you are interested in seeing your results, contact the company you took the assessment for.

Yes. All TestGorilla tests feature a stringent time limit, and the time crunch is one of the defining features of the assessment.

There are two reasons:

First, TestGorilla takes pictures of you every 30 seconds as an anti-cheating measure.

Second, some TestGorilla Assessments may include pre-recorded video questions that require you to record your response.

There is no barrier to stop you from taking the assessment on a mobile device, but it is strongly recommended to use a desktop or laptop computer. 

For TestGorilla coding assessments, the platform will inform you that it is highly discouraged to use a mobile or tablet device, because coding typically requires a computer.

The link you receive will expire once you complete your TestGorilla assessment. TestGorilla have measures in place to detect the same user taking the assessment from different devices, so while you could try this option in theory, honesty is the best policy.

TestGorilla make a big deal out of equal opportunity on their assessments. In fact, their stated mission is to increase diversity by annihilating the biases involved in CV based hiring process. 

Your potential employer is thus given the choice to include accommodation options for your TestGorilla assessment. If they choose yes, you will see a screen soliciting which condition you have that warrants the accommodation – and whether you want your employer to be notified of the fact that the accommodation has been given.